|John Shuck (#46798527)|
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I live in the Richmond, Virginia area and have been taking gravestone photos for over 3 years after I discovered what a great tool a digital camera is for that kind of work. I am trying to photograph as many of the cemetries as I can in the area. I also take my camera whenever I travel and and usually end up with photos from some distant cemeteries.|
I am the volunteer coordinator for the clean up of East End Cemetery in Richmond. Please contact me if you are interested in helping with the clean up effort.
The vast majority of the gravestone pictures that I've entered are of people I don't know. I've entered them to help others. If you'd like me to fix, add to, and/or delete any of your family members please email me and I'll make the change as quickly as possible. If you would like a copy of the original picture, let me know and I will be glad to email it to you.
If you would like me to transfer an entry to you, please let me know. I will be glad to do that.
Please request transfers and updates/corrections through the Suggest a Correction function so that I make sure I update the correct entry.
Note that much of the CSA related info for burials at Hollywood Cemetery was provided by Scott Hutchinson.
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|Karen Brewer||RE: FAG Memorial# 26868751|
|Karen Brewer||FAG Memorial# 26868751|
John, I am adding photocopies of obituaries and death notices to my relatives, and people connected to my relatives. If you do not like the photocopies added as pictures, let me know and I will take them down. I can't switch the photo order. If you wouldn't mind switching the photo order to where your headstone photo is first, I'd appreciate it. Thank you for all you have done in your work on Find A Grave and locating my relatives.
|Cheryl Justice||RE: Woodland Cemetery|
Thank you for the transfers of Annie Marie Wade Vincent, and Peleg Vincent. We will take good care of them. Appreicate all your help.
|pjespers||RE: Samuel and Ann Carter|
re: I am curious. Do you know if those burials were moved or if they were always there and the cemetery was built around them? They are part of an small group of older burials in the cemetery. John
Thanks for transferring them.
Forest Lawn used to be the Carter's estate, Myrtle Grove, and the collection of graves there are all family. After civil war, remaining Carters migrated to Florida and the estate became Forest Lawn. Note the names of the roads within the cemetery - Carter La, Myrtle Grove, etc. Pretty cool that the old graves were somewhat preserved as the cemetery was built around them.
Added by pjespers on Nov 26, 2013 10:53 AM
|Bugshagen||RE: Congressional cemetery|
Thanks for the photo info! Corrections made.
|Claire Zahn||Evergreen Cemetery, Richmond|
What a shame about the cemetery. It is so heart breaking to see such devastation to those who have left us behind. My cousin even told me a story about the closed up mausoleum there in the woods and I KNOW I took a photo of Miss Walker's marker, but I can't seem to find it. It is not with the others. I would be livid if the cemetery where my relatives are laid to rest was in such turmoil (which by the way, is Sunny Slope in West point, Virginia).
My dad was born there in Richmond and it just appalls me that the city, county or state would allow such a large cemetery to be overrun like that. Isn't Evergreen the one with Civil War Soldiers buried in it? I saw the photos at the website after I messaged you, of those who I do have, and those I didn't so, seeing the headstones in clear view was very nice!
I have to go through them again and make a list, which I did not do. Most of the markers I have photos for cannot be fully read but at least names can be given! And perhaps someone will somewhere in their stash, have a better photo. When I make my list, most likely tomorrow, I will email you what I can read and you can Memorialize them. If you would like me to add the photos, even if they are covered in tangles, let me know and I will add them with a little note as to why they are the way they are. I feel as though I should write the state about this cemetery even though I know it has already been done and they've not done anything.
God Bless you, and your group, for the work you are doing!
|Carol Mathews||Preserving our History!|
As a genealogist, I started with my own family tree, much passed on to me by my Grandmother and Great Aunt. I have shared, online, the information photos & degrees of ancestors that they gave to me.
I now help others fill their family trees and help teach the importance of giving young people continuity between the past, their present and their family's & community's future.
I have used Find-A-Grave several times lately to find more recently deceased members of families. You have provided quite a few names, photos and other information for me to share.
In this time where people are rushing just to keep up with today, I am very grateful to you for compiling your dossier of cemetery sites and the grave sites and grave marker photos. I know that you are helping so many people connect with family and others they care about - Thank you so much for sharing your time and talents to help others! You are very caring and we appreciate you! You're earning your angel-wing-feathers one at a time! God Bless you!
Carol W. Mathews firstname.lastname@example.org
|Claire Zahn||Evergreen Cemetery|
John, I have some photos I took at Evergreen Cemetery in 2003. I have to say I was unable to get to most of what I saw however, I see you have photos and I would like to know:
1~ If I have something not listed, do you want them since I am in Tennessee and
2~ has anyone done anything to clean the cemetery up and make it look right since I cannot get to that area and can't remember how to even if I were in Richmond?
I love my volunteering and wish to preserve all the old markers I can. I would hope someone finally cared enough to clear it up.... I was horrified and still am that any cemetery can be so overlooked!
Thank you for what you do !!! God Bless,
Claire Zahn 47471543
|Cheryl Justice||RE: George W. Wade|
Thank you so much for the transfer. He is in good hands. I made some more Wade memorials at Oakwood for possibly getting photos of them the next time you are out that way. Appreicate you and all of the other volunteers who have taken the time to get the photos of our loved ones who are no longer with us. God Bless.
|Mike B.||Pvt John Peek|
Thanks for the info. I forgot about his military records and I posted them.
Added by Mike B. on Oct 08, 2013 6:39 PM
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