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Rich Kreiss (#46796115)
 member for 9 years, 5 months, 20 days
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Bio Photo I am a southern Pennsylvania resident and have been doing genealogy for 20 years, primarily on my mother's family. Her maiden name was Comer and she was born in Grayson County, VA. My sister, Linda, and her daughter, Shari, help me by taking many of the photos of the grave markers/stones and adding them to this website. They are a tremendous help to me.

If you would like for me to transfer to you any of your kinfolk that I have entered, please click the "EDIT" tab at the top of the memorial, then click "Suggest a Correction, etc." and, after entering your request, click "SEND". Find-A-Grave will then automatically email me with the memorial number you requested and your contributor number included. It is not necessary for you to type those numbers in if you use the EDIT tab. BTW, I am not too fussy or nitpicky about your relationship to the person you request since it's hard for me to fathom that you would want to manage the memorial of a person who is not related to you. I would like to think that your intentions are good and honest. So, with that said, I would be happy to transfer anyone as long as I am not related to him/her/it also.

Incidentally, please do not send the names of children to be posted to the bio of a memorial. It creates an additional burden that is difficult to keep up with. I will, however, link any family members if I am able to.

Also, most of the memorials I create are from the individual's death certificate. I post only the basic data that I find to include the person's full name, full birth/death dates, where born and where died, the name of the spouse(s) and the cause of death, primarily if it's accidental. I realize the info is not always accurate but at least it's a start. I will not post the death certificate to the memorial since I consider them to be relatively private and personal. There are often words and descriptions on the forms that I'm sure the survivors would not desire to have publicized.

Btw, I have found that the death dates listed on the certificates are generally very accurate and if they're off, it's usually only by a day or two. More often, the grave marker is in error when there is a conflict with the death certificate.

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Carolyn Whitaker
RE: Edna Ray
sorry meant to say HAVE helped me through the years
Added by Carolyn Whitaker on Dec 23, 2014 2:40 PM
sherri schaefer bagby
Thank you for creating and processing updates for memorials of so many old acquaintances !

Added by sherri schaefer bagby on Dec 23, 2014 8:34 AM
Thanks for the Baxter Sherrill transfer. I appreciate your adding him. Now - if I can just find his parents!! Happy Holidays and thanks again!
Added by Lanie on Dec 17, 2014 2:31 PM
Nancy Coffey
Hi, Just wanted to say, I love the picture you posted to your bio. God Bless, Nancy
Added by Nancy Coffey on Dec 08, 2014 3:03 PM
Barbara Caudy Bennett
Charles and Benjamin
Rich thank you so much for the transfer of Charles and Benjamin Carroll. Keep up all of your good work. Your friend Barbara Caudy Bennett.
Added by Barbara Caudy Bennett on Nov 18, 2014 12:03 PM
Francis Bristow
Thank you Rich for the transfer.
Added by Marilynn on Nov 10, 2014 9:07 PM
Stanley Baker
Thank you for your FAG memorials
Rich, I want to thank you for the Find A Grave memorials that you enter and your Bio that you have no problem with requests for transfer. Your memorial for Francis Marley Fletcher just helped me fill in a blank in my Marley genealogy file. I could not find any information on her death, her burial or information on her husband until you submitted this memorial.
Added by Stanley Baker on Nov 01, 2014 9:57 AM
Carole Lee Alexander
Dora Rice Spaulding
Thank you so much for the transfer of Dora back in August. I really appreciated it. She is now linked with her family. Carole
Added by Carole Lee Alexander on Oct 31, 2014 11:26 PM
Deborah Shelton Wood
Thank you!
For the Martin transfer!

Added by Deborah Shelton Wood on Oct 28, 2014 5:10 PM
Durbin & Keaton Families
Frances Kelley Durbin
Thank you for the transfer. I hope you never give up the work you do for others. Have a blessed life.
Added by Durbin & Keaton Families on Oct 17, 2014 8:59 AM
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