|Mike & Bushy Hartman (#47259857)|
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Mike, my husband, is the person who takes the photos and I his lowly assistant, shader, carrier, sweeper,etc. We just enjoy walking the cemeteries doing our part to save a little bit of history, and to help provide an additional genealogical research tool for others. We are presently living in New Orleans, LA.
We want to assure everyone we NEVER clean stones, this can cause permanent damage if using the wrong method or cleaner.
We may move small items like flowers or statues from headstones so the information is visible, we take the utmost care and ALWAYS put them back exactly where we found them after the photo is taken.
We do a "light" sweep to remove leaves and grass so your photo is of family web page quality.
Sadly there are fire ants that we have to contend with in some cemeteries so we try to remove the sand and photograph before the ants come streaming out.
If there is a living birth date on the double stones we blur this information out for the protection of the living.
Later in years, as we progressed in our headstone photography adventures, we learned to shade stones, or use a car windshield reflector (foil type) to add light, if they are in partial shade to give a more even photograph, and other tricks but we do apologize for any substandard photos during the early years when we were still learning. I have added many photos to other people's submissions, particularly where I felt that the stone was in better condition back when we photographed it years ago.
If you see any errors in the information I have posted with the photographs please do not hesitate to contact me. If the photo is on a web page that someone else is maintaining (unless it is a caption under a photograph that I submitted), you have to contact them because I cannot change their information.
If you wish to use any of our photos for your personal web pages or family books you have our permission, if you could site the source that would be appreciated. They may NOT be used to sell or repost to other public web sites without prior permission and providing source.
Bushy & Mike Hartman
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|Vicky||Leon & Bernadette Duthu|
Thank you for the transfer of memorials for Leon & Bernadette Duthu, in Garden of Memories Cemetery. It is greatly appreciated.
Added by Vicky on Dec 10, 2013 6:15 PM
|Angels of History||Jane Hinkle|
Thank you for the transfer
I only wish that others would take the time to make the links as fast as this. Many, many thanks
I appreciate your posting the photos. I have sponsored the memorials to remove the ads.
Added by tlcfl on Dec 07, 2013 4:35 PM
|John Tippet||RE: Judith Becklehimer|
|Barbara Hively||William Scherer|
Thanks so much for taking the time to get the photo of William's grave. I greatly appreciate it!
|John Tippet||RE: Becklehimer|
Thanks for the transfers. Contrary to the confusing instructions on Find A Grave, you can transfer memorials back. What they are trying to say is that once you make a transfer, you can't get it back unless the transferee transfers it back, i.e., you have to trust the transferee to do that. If you want them back, just let me know, but I am happy to maintain their memorials.
|Dwayne Montz||Re: Catoire photo Greenwood|
Thank you for those tomb photos. I've been able to updated the dates on the memorials. Your work is very much appreciated!
|Karen Sanford Ingle||John D Herrington|
Thank you so much for the photo :)
|GMG||A. William & Ethel May Roberts|
Thank you for transferring the memorials of A. William and Ethel May Roberts, who are buried at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Metairie, Louisiana to my care.
Your incredible work here at Find-a-Grave is invaluable to individuals like me doing family research. ~ with appreciation, George Gaston
Added by GMG on Dec 03, 2013 7:29 AM
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