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Rich Kreiss (#46796115)
 member for 9 years, 7 months, 24 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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Marcia Lynne vonGunden
Hello friend
Late but nor forgotten

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Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on Mar 02, 2015 7:27 PM
RE: Re: Moving info/links
I will do that. Thanks for the suggestion. I won't be adding Ida's parents, however, until I find the cemeteries name where their graves are located. I have searched findagrave in Magoffin County for Ida's parents but have not found a memorial for them. Hopefully I will have that information soon.
Added by ETurnerRoe on Mar 01, 2015 9:48 AM
Shannon Hamm
Ham/Hamm Line
Hello. I see that both of us are researching the Ham line and I just wanted to share that I'm in the Southern Pennsylvania region also. Small world. Please feel free to email me at if you would like to compare genealogical notes.

Shannon Hamm
Added by Shannon Hamm on Mar 01, 2015 9:40 AM
RE: Ida Wilson
Thank you so much for making the cemetery correction!
Added by ETurnerRoe on Mar 01, 2015 8:43 AM
rfb Jenkins
William Alfonzo Westbrook
Hi Rich

Thank you for the transfer, I really appreciate it.

Added by rfb Jenkins on Feb 28, 2015 6:03 PM
Transfer of management
I want to thank you for the transfer of management for the memorial of James Ellis Johnson.

George Parker
Added by TJOTM on Feb 28, 2015 1:33 PM
Jeff Lovelace
RE: Pittman Obit ......
Thanks for adding that obit Rich. It's always a big plus to have them attached to a memorial.
Have a good one!
Added by Jeff Lovelace on Feb 27, 2015 6:15 AM
M M Ingram
Transfer of Memorial
Added by M M Ingram on Feb 22, 2015 2:56 AM
carol griffin
memorial transfers
Rich thank you for transfering my cousins Georgia Sophia and Clara Ellen Melchor. Thanks Carol
Added by carol griffin on Feb 18, 2015 6:48 PM
Spaceman Spiff
Bertha Lee (Gooch) Padgett
Many thanks!
Much appreciated.
Added by Spaceman Spiff on Feb 15, 2015 5:39 PM
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