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Alva Van Houten (#47186828)
 member for 4 years, 9 months, 12 days
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Bio Photo I have been a genealogist for over twenty years. As part of my research, I photographed family gravestones and have posted them (and others) on Findagrave. Anyone wanting these posted photos (for their own family research) is welcome to make copies or to contact me for a copy.
Since I wrote the above, my interest in posting to Findagrave has changed. I started with just my family tree, but I have expanded to doing unrelated gravestones & memorials also. Because of personal issues I will not add genealogical information to memorials that is not on the gravestone, unless I personally do the research. By doing this I avoid the issue of what the sources are. The exception to this is my own family tree which I have deeply researched in primary sources. Regarding the memorials I have added that are not related to me, I will be happy to and would rather transfer them to a relative of any degree or other person with a vested interest. This is because I believe that a related person will do a better job of maintaining and have more information to add to a memorial along with having more motivation to see to the linking of related persons on Findagrave. But PLEASE LET ME KNOW YOUR RELATIONSHIP to the requested memorial as part of your transfer request. If you choose to ignore my relationship information request I will choose to ignore your transfer request. Because of my health issues, in the future any requests for changes to unrelated memorials I have, will result in them being transferred to the person requesting the changes. So I am requesting relationship information the same as a transfer request. I hope this is OK with all. Thank you.
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Bill Krebs
Joseph Ellis.
Thank you for the great pic.
Added by Bill Krebs on Jun 10, 2014 7:07 AM
Thank you!!
Thanks so much for the photo of the Collins' headstone in Green wood Cemetery. I very much appreciate your time, effort and skill in finding and photographing this headstone for me.
Added by JimC on Jun 09, 2014 5:28 PM
Donna J Breuer
Thanks for the photo of Frank Irwin's tombstone we appreciate your help

Donna Breuer
Added by Donna J Breuer on May 19, 2014 1:41 PM
Marsha Mitchell
Charles W. Parker
Thank you very much for the photo of the gravestone of Charles W. Parker. This confirmed the burial location for another soldier who served in the 17th Conn Vol Inf.
Added by Marsha Mitchell on May 16, 2014 8:18 AM
Mikel Beardall
Irma W Rathke Goetz
Thank you for the lovely photo you took of Irma W Rathke Goetz. I appreciate your time and energy on my behalf.
Added by Mikel Beardall on May 09, 2014 10:25 AM
gayle neuhaus
RE: Benjamin Van Houten
You are welcome.
Added by gayle neuhaus on May 08, 2014 9:07 PM
Sandra O'Rorke
Harry and Rebina Blair
Alva, I can't thank you enough for the lovely photos of the Blair headstones. I also appreciate how quickly you claimed and provided these photos.

Many thanks,
Sandy O'Rorke
Added by Sandra O'Rorke on May 08, 2014 4:11 PM
Connie Carl
Russell Houston
Thank you very much for searching for the grave of Russell Houston. I appreciate the effort. Connie
Added by Connie Carl on May 07, 2014 7:57 AM
Dan Wagner
Cora McLaughlin
Thank you very, very much for photographing Cora's grave! This was such a huge help to me and I very much appreciate it!

Added by Dan Wagner on May 06, 2014 6:04 PM
Dan Wagner
Seymour Barker
Alva, thank you very much for your help with Seymour's headstone! I really do appreciate it, and it's such a help with me living in the Cleveland area. Thanks again and have a nice, relaxing Sunday!

Added by Dan Wagner on Apr 27, 2014 2:21 PM
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