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Richard M. Clarke (#47081699)
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Bio Photo I got into genealogy about twelve years ago with my family. I then began with my wifes family, Bostwick, she is descended from the original line that came to New Milford in the 1690's. There is so much here that relates to her family. I branched off to every family that was connected to the Bostwick's. I have some 70 family trees which includes the male and female members.

In photographing the cemetery stones over the years, I began to notice how fast some of them were decaying. I then deceided to document all the stones in and around New Milford. I have some 5,500 now and still adding. Utilizing old , out of print books, I am able to pretty much record the actual inscriptions to go along with the photos. Some stones have been photographed as many as 50 times to get what I consider a perfect photo. Every stone that was originally with a 35mm camera, has been retaken with a digital camera for greater detail. The time of year, time of day, location of the sun all come into play for a good viewable picture.

I cannot travel as much as I would like to due to economics. If I already have requested photos, it is no problem. Traveling is another issue.

Sincerely
Rich Clarke
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Darlene Kerr
Permission o use photo
May I use your photo of the headstone for Lois Mallory on her WikiTree profile? Thank you for your consideration and also for the really nice clear photos.
Darlene Scott Kerr
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Added by Darlene Kerr on Jul 09, 2014 9:10 PM
Friend13
Gravestone photos
Thank you so much for photographing these gravestones.
Added by Friend13 on May 02, 2014 6:56 PM
Jess
RE: Corp. John H. Adams
Richard,

William H. Adams (born 1925) is the son of John Adams (born 1887). Thanks for taking care of this so quickly! If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Jessica
Added by Jess on Mar 28, 2014 2:51 PM
Sandy
RE; FAG#46805396
Ephraim Richmond: I would like permission to use your photo on my Ancestry page. Sandy
Added by Sandy on Nov 29, 2013 6:52 PM
Sheila Peckham
sullivan pics
Thank you so much and so quick!!
Added by Sheila Peckham on Nov 09, 2013 7:27 PM
glenda
Katrina Auchincloss Mygatt
WOW! That was fast - thank you!
Added by glenda on Jun 25, 2013 7:41 AM
J Edwards
thank you for Orinda
Great photo, and very clear. I'm glad you located her and so quickly too. thanks again
Jean (Oregon)
Added by J Edwards on Apr 21, 2013 5:07 PM
Marilyn Weakley
Daniel Fitzsimons
In was wondering if you were related to Daniel Fitzsimons and/or if you have any info on him. I am trying to find out if he had a wife named Bridget and what her maiden name was etc. Also, if they ever lived in Yonkers, NY.
Added by Marilyn Weakley on Feb 27, 2013 2:03 AM
Nancy (Cowley) Weise
Kallenhbach Transfers
Thank you so much. A digital camera works so well. I've taken many photos myself. I feel it's so important to get them NOW as the weather and years sure can beat them up.
Added by Nancy (Cowley) Weise on Feb 23, 2013 6:54 PM
Kari Olson
photo for Welch
Richard, would you like to post your good photo of Jerusha Welch , dau of Paul and Jerusha on this memorial... # 35479307
There is one on it, but I believe your photo is just a bit clearer, easier to read. Thanks.
Added by Kari Olson on Feb 03, 2013 5:45 PM
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