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Roots of Mine (#47358254)
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Bio Photo I enjoy history, photography and genealogy; so exploring the cemetery and taking photos of tombstones pair the three interests very well.

I have been using Find a Grave for three years, and it has helped with my family research immensely. I praise the creators!!!

I am a photo volunteer and I find it quite fascinating. I usually find a lot more than what I go to find, and I so enjoy the excitement of how other's respond to what you find out about their family.

I typically take photos during late spring and the summer months when the weather conditions are good. My cemetery of choice is Oak Woods Cemetery in Chicago. It is an old beautiful cemetery with about 183 acres of grassy land, ponds, large trees and winding roads. I know the layout of the cemetery very well and have good luck finding the locations of graves. The staff are extremely helpful too.

If you know the Section and Lot of the grave you want photographed, I will respond to your request quicker. Although I will do a look-up, but you must have the date or at least the year of death.

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K. Roberts
RE: Oak Woods Cemetery
Added by K. Roberts on Jun 29, 2014 9:27 AM
K. Roberts
Oak Woods Cemetery
Do you known if all the burials are listed? I'm looking for a son of Charles and Oliva MacKimm's, Alexander and wife Rose.
Thank you
Added by K. Roberts on Jun 29, 2014 7:17 AM
Britany Johnson (Alachniewicz)
James Preston Morrison #64861995
Hello, I am a relative of James Morrison and I was wondering if it's okay for me to use the grave stone photos you posted for him on my personal family tree?
Thank you!
Added by Britany Johnson (Alachnie... on Apr 08, 2014 11:13 AM
RE: Alvin McDaniels
Your welcome, glad to help out anytime, I've found and added some more McDaniel family members from the same cemetery by the way.
Added by Dstmnstr on Mar 16, 2014 6:51 AM
Sarah Bitter
Wheeler family at Willow Cemetery
I am getting ready to visit the Oregon, Ohio cemeteries (weather permitting) soon.

I can not find your John Wheeler in the online database.

You may want to check the online database also.

Sarah Bitter
Added by Sarah Bitter on Apr 17, 2013 2:41 PM
Wanda M.
Thank you to a veteran
Thank you for your service and sacrifices and those of your family too. Just happened to read a post that you said you were a veteran.
Blessed Be for all you do for as a contributor also.
Added by Wanda M. on Nov 11, 2012 9:19 AM
Julius Albrecht at Evergreen Cemetery
If you call the cemetery and get the location of the grave I will get the photo for you. If they give you a location by map number, ask them to tell you which actual section it is in.
Added by Roibeard53 on Oct 26, 2012 4:29 AM
Bob R
RE: The Hannaford's
Thanks very much for this photo and the one for John Lubitz, I appreciate your efforts very much! Looks like a beautiful cemetery with lots of color this time of year.

I added a memorial for Harriet Hannaford and made a photo request.

Thanks again.
Added by Bob R on Oct 25, 2012 7:34 AM
Bob R
RE: George W. Hannaford
Thanks very much. If by chance there is no marker for him, could you take a photo of the general area where he is buried? Also I asked about John Lubitz, my other request. They said they have no record of him. I did get the info about him from another source, along with his date of death, so I guess it's possible he is actually in Oak Woods, probably with a military marker. So if you see him in your strolls, that would be great. Thanks again, much appreciated. BobR
Added by Bob R on Sep 27, 2012 8:28 PM
Bob R
George W. Hannaford
I took your advice and called up Oak Wood for his grave location. They were very helpful, and I've modified my photo request. He died on June 2, 1914 and is buried in Section J-1, Lot 8 2South. Thanks very much for any help and assistance, it's very much appreciated!
Added by Bob R on Sep 26, 2012 9:23 AM
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