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I have been taking pictures of cemeteries for 30+ years. I love the history and beauty of old cemeteries. It bothers me to see old cemeteries forgotten about and not being taken care of. Any stones I find that I can prop up and clean off, I will do. By "clean off," I am not referring to any type of chemical or abrasive. I have never, and would never, use such a thing. I am simply referring to taking a soft cloth or a stick or my hands to brush off mud, grass, mold if possible, and yes, even cow poop occasionally, in order to make the stone legible in the picture. |
I get a lot of photo requests that I can't fulfill - I wish I had more time - but I prefer to do western Rockingham County, VA/Mathias, West Virginia. I can go as far north as Broadway/Timberville or south to Dayton/Bridgewater. I prefer not to do eastern Rockingham or Augusta County. I have gotten several requests for Pendleton County, West Virginia, which is about 40+ miles from me. I don't know if I can ever get out that way.
Please use the edit link on the upper right corner of a memorial if you would like me to make additions, corrections, or add links, and I will do so. I will be happy to make reasonable transfers. I hope people do the same for me! I have noticed some people are very good about making corrections or adding information right away, and others seem not to do it all.
Any pictures I take of cemeteries and stones, you are welcome to use. ANY FAMILY PICTURES OF GROUPS OR INDIVIDUALS, PLEASE DO NOT USE. THESE ARE MY PERSONAL PICTURES AND I OWN THE ORIGINALS.
Helpful tip if anyone needs lots of pics from around here - I know there is a limit of 20 requests per week, so if you need more than that, please put the extra names in the Note section of your request for each cemetery - this will really help the photo volunteers and decrease the amount of repeat trips out to the same cemetery.
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|Mark||Albert Lawrence DeVier, Jr. memorial #40465154|
Thanks very must for taking the time and effort to locate the place where the above individual was buried and take pictures of the place. Your efforts on the findagrave site is very much appreciated.
Added by Mark on Nov 05, 2013 10:19 AM
|Valerie Neal||Lewis W Rose|
Lewis W Rose Find A Grave Memorial# 15321976. Thanks for reporting the issue./ I informed the creator of the memorial. Thanks for trying!
|Melvin L. Halterman||MEMORIAL TRANSFER|
Thanx ever so much for the recent transfer of the Odessa Lou Smith See memorial.
|Sandra K (English) Bane||Peachey Harrison|
Thanks so much for taking the time to get a clearer photo of his headstone. I really appreciate it.
Could you please edit your photo to add the information on the headstone in the edit caption area? I think it will help people to read it better.
This is what I saw:
To the memory of
who was born April 6
and died April 25
|Dee S.||Thank You!!|
Dear Kimmie925....would just like to thank you for taking the time to photograph the stone of Pvt William Taylor. With your permission I would like to use the photo on my ancestry.com page. I so appreciate folks like you that take time out of their day to snap these pictures so others can benefit. Thank you again. Dee Sharp
Added by Dee S. on Oct 24, 2013 6:13 AM
|Kathy Eckert||RE: David and Daisy Emswiler in Trissels|
Thank you for responding, the mistake that was made on there kinda threw me off, I appreciate you helping me out with that :)
|Melvin L. Halterman||MEMORIAL TRANSFER|
Thanx ever so much for the recent transfer of the Vivian May Lee See Combs memorial.
|catgod||Thank you for the photos|
Your quick response after I saw the old dates on many photo requests and the quality of your photos brought tears. You actually took two on most. THANK YOU!!!
Added by catgod on Oct 02, 2013 6:55 AM
|JD Edwards||Hannah Cromer|
Thanks very much for the headstone picture of Hannah Cromer. I walked Cooks Creek cemetery in August and found how difficult it was to read many of the inscriptions.
|Mark||Emma M Deavers memorial #54290136 and Amanda Deavers memorial #54290079|
Thanks for the very nice photo of the graves. May I copy and use in the family genealogy. Appreciate all the effort you do for the findagrave site.
Added by Mark on Sep 23, 2013 10:11 AM
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