|Bill Bates (#47623045)|
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Retired US Army colonel and then college administrator.|
40-year genealogist. Have written 11 family genealogy books.
Travel extensively to attend college sports events and visit cemeteries. In fact, have posted FindAGrave "volunteer photos" from cemeteries in 35 different states, plus DC.
Attempting to list and photograph every grave at Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery and Fort Huachuca Cemetery.
Will gladly transfer a memorial to you unless I'm a closer relative. Just ask.
And feel free to use any of my photos.
A couple of tips if you would like volunteer photographers like me to take cemetery pictures for you. First, if possible, include the grave location -- one way to learn a grave location is to phone the cemetery; if a cemetery with thousands or even tens of thousands of graves has 20 photo requests and the volunteer has only an hour or two to take photographs, we are likely to select first the requests that include the grave location. Second, if you want multiple photographs (e.g., husband and wife), list both/all of them; we volunteers feel we are more helpful the more pictures we take, so we are likely to choose first a pair of requests.
Thanks, and have an awesome day.
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|Derek Pratt||Marjorie D'Andrea|
Bill, thanks for uploading the gravestone picture.
Date of birth is around the correct year, but I was hoping for a reference to her unmarried name.
I'll keep this one in mind.
Again, many thanks.
|Greg Myers||Grave directory and map Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery|
Dear Mr. Bates
I have just completed photographing all 1467 headstones at SAVMC. I created a directory/map booklet which I presented to the officials at the cemetery. The booklet is designed to locate a grave without using the kiosk. In addition, I created a website at http://svmason.webzai.com/savmcmap so that anyone may search the cemetery online and locate the burial site. Also, I have linked all names to either my image storage base or FindaGrave's storage.
I have just began doing the same survey at Ft. Huachuca Cemetery so that a map / directory will be available online and a hardcopy will be completed as well.
All pictures for SAVMC should be complete as of this date at FindAGrave.
|Rhonda Fitch||Charlie Spanyard's page|
Dear Mr. Bates,
I want to Thank you for making Charlie Spanyards page. He is my nephew, whom is dearly missed! You wrote a beautiful page and it is truly appreciated by us all! If you ever need help with his page I am a find a grave contributor for my moms and grandparents pages and I can and will help anytime!
Again Thank you!!
|TT||Ann Veronica Tirgrath|
Thank you so much for the pictures of my mother's grave! I am not able to travel there much so this really means a lot to us.
This site is not only a great idea but a very important community service - we really appreciate it!
Added by TT on Mar 11, 2014 12:38 PM
|clp||Hansen Findagrave picture|
Thank you so much for taking the picture of my father's headstone. I really appreciate it!
Added by clp on Mar 11, 2014 11:30 AM
|PAL||RE: Photo requests|
Thank you for checking .. going to call them tomorrow and see what I can find out.. my internet ( Century Link ) was out all day - took them hours to admit the problem was on their end - needless to say nothing got done.
Added by PAL on Mar 10, 2014 11:31 PM
|Anna C||Clyde Maxey|
Thank you for the great photo of his marker. Your time and efforts are definitely appreciated.
Added by Anna C on Mar 10, 2014 10:31 PM
Thank you for letting me know about the problems on thes two photos.
Added by PAL on Mar 09, 2014 8:56 PM
|Audrey Haverkamp||RE: Mary Haverkamp|
|Cori Hoag||Ernestine McQuary|
Thanks for the transfer. Am in Vancouver this week and then to SLC next week. Getting familiar with my warm clothes.
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