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Rich Dohm (#47091329)
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Bio Photo I live in the Carytown section of Richmond, Virginia, USA, one time capital of the Confederate States of America. I grave the area of New Jersey to Georgia, looking for family burial sites.

And often while walking those cemeteries I'll see some neglected or damaged or sinking markers, so I tidy them up, take a picture and post it, feeling like I might be their last best chance to be remembered for some future researcher. We all have the same goal, we're working for posterity, and I think this data base has become a number-one stop for any serious family history researcher.

I'm a U.S. Navy veteran, Vietnam era, duty aboard the USS Canopus AS-34. I raised a family, but lost my wife. I made a career in newspaper production, am now retired, and enjoy volunteer gravestone photography.

The best way I've found to get a readable gravestone photo is to redirect sunlight to create shadows in the carved surface.

Anyone who wants to use my photos may do so, without any restriction, so help yourself. They have been posted here for you to use. And if you want a transfer, simply ask for it.
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RE: Hoyt Howell ~
Thank you sir. I do Appreciate it. Richard D. Howell
Added by RICHARD HOWELL on May 03, 2015 5:55 PM
Dennis Hubscher
RE: Pvt George Washington TODD
Say, why don't you just post it yourself, then I'll delete the one the cemetery sent me!

By the way, you'll get a chuckle from what I'm about to tell you. Seems there were two George W. Todd's. According to the lady at the VA, the other George was part of the NC outfit and he was a "dwarf" ... not our tall, handsome George! I can hear you laughing from here!

Added by Dennis Hubscher on Apr 30, 2015 3:06 PM
Andy Keller
Find A Grave Memorial# 25480432
I went to Forest Lawn today to visit this grave and see if her husband was buried with her but the cemetery could not find a record of it. Do you have any sort of location to help me out.
Added by Andy Keller on Apr 30, 2015 2:52 PM
Dennis Hubscher
RE: Pvt George Washington TODD
The VA is making his headstone right now ... probably 4-5 weeks or so it will be ready for installation.
Added by Dennis Hubscher on Apr 25, 2015 9:25 PM
Jessie Clarkson
Percy and Carrie Joseph Hall
Thank you so much Rich, for the beautiful pictures you added to the memorial pages of Percy Burtell Hall and Carrie Joseph Hall. They are the great grand Aunt and Uncle to my children. I was honored to meet Aunt Carrie before her death. She was a very kind and gracious lady.
Added by Jessie Clarkson on Apr 19, 2015 11:41 PM
RE: Elmwood Cemetery ~ Davis
You're welcome. Had this one day of sunshine in a week filled with rain.
Added by Essex on Apr 15, 2015 3:19 PM
deanna french
FAG Photo
Thanks so much Rich. You are appreciated! Isn't it so sad we have so many unidentified, or unrecorded soldiers?!
Added by deanna french on Apr 15, 2015 7:57 AM
Mike B.
Susie Mayo
Thanks Rich for the photo. Finally spring has sprung.
Added by Mike B. on Apr 14, 2015 2:18 PM
michael gavin
David Gilfillan
Thank you for the wonderful photo of my 2nd great grand uncle David Very nice!!!! My father wrote the Regt. History on the 100th PA. Thanks!
Added by michael gavin on Apr 11, 2015 9:56 PM
Diane Blair
RE: H C Long - Virginia
I have been using a mirror, just never thought to support it with plywood. Thanx.
Added by Diane Blair on Apr 10, 2015 1:32 PM
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