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Har37x (#47671892)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my family history since 1973. Find A Grave is a great resource. Surnames important to me: Harp, Hoagey, Swavely, Krause, Sheafer, Kline, Keeney, Irvin. Most of our family was in Pennsylvania.

Oakland Cemetery has over 15,000 known interments. The Bureau County Genealogical Society has maps and caretaker records for this cemetery. The BCGS has very good information on all the cemeteries in the county.

I enjoy the search and challenge of finding the graves. Photo requests get my highest priority. When I go out to fulfill a photo request, I photograph all the markers in the family plot. The rules I follow; "Photograph the grave/gravesite "in-situ", or as it appears in that moment in time. The purpose is to show the grave as it is, be it dirty, cluttered, broken, or pristine. It is not your job to clean it, clear it, fix it, or decorate it. The graves are not yours to do as you please. Remember, one person's "good deed" just might be another person's vandalism. Go take lots of photos...but do it like an anthropologist and do not disturb the grave site. -AJ" Mar. 10, 2013

When time permits, if a memorial does not exist I create one. I also search for some records to tie the people together and add a bio. I have a backlog of photos to create memorials. Each trip involves multiple cememteries and normally 300 to 500 photos.

If you would like to use my photos, please ask. I have recently experienced some issues with my photos being used inappropriately. I want to share, but I want to know who, what, where, how? the photos will be used. Transfers and edits, please use the EDIT tab.
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Russell Alan Babcock
Foster Arthur & Laura E. (nee) KNIGHT
Many thanks for finding the headstone for Foster and his bride Laura and taking the photograph and then placing it onto his memorial. Also thank you for creating the memorial for Laura E. (nee) Knight.
Added by Russell Alan Babcock on May 21, 2016 4:10 PM
Russell Alan Babcock
Emaline "Emily" (ADAMSON) PYBURN & William PYBURN
Many thanks for finding the headstone for Emily, taking the photograph and placing it onto her memorial. Also thank you for confirming the lack of headstone for her husband William PYBURN and placing a photograph on to his memorial page too.
Added by Russell Alan Babcock on May 21, 2016 3:33 PM
Kimmie
Goldie Idell Jordan
Thank you for taking the time to photograph my grandmother's sister.
Added by Kimmie on May 20, 2016 4:51 PM
Grace
James Ivan and the Winship family gravestones
Thank you so much for volunteering your time to take and to add the Winship grave photos to their memorials. Bless you, Grace
Added by Grace on May 18, 2016 8:37 PM
D Clark
permission request
May I have permission to use your photo of the gravestone of Frederick A Hayes' b. 1842, d. 1928, gravestone for his individual record on my ancestry.com account? I will give you credit as the photographer of course.

Thank you for considering my request.

DClark
Added by D Clark on May 17, 2016 1:40 AM
Illinois Family
RE: Elaine Mosshart Taylor
Hi, that would be wonderful, however, I was surprised to see the name Taylor. I'm still searching for information on them and didn't find anything on ancestry, but sometimes you go back in a day or two and there it is. I sure will send the proper information as I find it. I like to keep thing correct too. Thanks, Jenny
Added by Illinois Family on May 16, 2016 6:14 PM
Illinois Family
Elaine Mosshart Taylor
Just noticed you found her too...great job. Thanks so much. Greatly appreciate all you have done. Jenny
Added by Illinois Family on May 16, 2016 4:26 PM
Illinois Family
Oscar Mosshart
Thanks you so much for taking the time and getting this picture for me. We need more people like you. Jenny
Added by Illinois Family on May 16, 2016 4:19 PM
D Clark
permission request
May I have permission to use your photo of the gravestone of Frances Ann Hayes' b. 1842, d. 1903, gravestone for her individual record on my ancestry.com account? I will give you credit as the photographer of course.

Thank you for considering my request.

DClark
Added by D Clark on May 16, 2016 2:59 PM
D Clark
Frances Hayes photo request
Thank you so very much for taking the time to find and photograph the gravestone. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.

Dale Clark
Added by D Clark on May 16, 2016 2:44 PM
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