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Deirdre ORourke (#46964600)
 member for 8 years, 6 months, 25 days
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You can use any of the photos I have taken for your own use. I take them for you... not me. You don't need my permission.

I am a hobby level genealogist. I have gone to Salt Lake City to the Family History Library to do research. I have criss-crossed many an old cemetery in search of headstones.

I take photos of gravestones in the local cemeteries: Hills Ferry in Newman, San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery outside of Santa Nella, and Patterson Cemetery between Patterson and Westley, CA.

The gravestones at different cemeteries can be very different looking. Most stones are very traditional, but sometimes the stones are a bit disappointing. In Hills Ferry the stones are sometimes the name and the grave location. In Patterson some stones are very, very small with the name stamped into the cement. I try to take the best photograph I can of those stones, but sometimes they are just stones that are hard to read because of weathering or the way they were made.

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Gary and Carrie Lewis
Linda Berck
Thanks so much for taking the time to take a picture of my Aunt's grave.
Carrie Ann
Added by Gary and Carrie Lewis on Jul 26, 2015 8:25 PM
RE: Belen Sanchez
You are very welcome, I'm glad I could help.

Added by Sidney on Jun 25, 2015 1:53 PM
C. D. Phillips
Thank you so much for taking the headstone pictures of the Dalby's!
Added by C. D. Phillips on Jun 18, 2015 5:19 AM
John Bracchi
Cushmans at Hills Ferry Cemetery
Hi Deirdre,
Thanks so much for the marker photos for John and Mary Cushman at Hills Ferry Cemetery.
I really appreciate them.
Added by John Bracchi on Jun 16, 2015 2:39 PM
Major L. "Trip" Swindell III
Frank Silva
Hi, Deirdre ...

Thanks so very much for the wonderful photo of Frank's marker. I really appreciate you taking the time to do this.

Trip Swindell
Added by Major L. "Trip" Swindell ... on Jun 15, 2015 5:36 AM
Charline Herring Ryan
Mary Campbell photo
Thank you, again, for taking time to get these pictures for us.!! We really appreciate it.
Added by Charline Herring Ryan on Jun 14, 2015 4:10 PM
Charline Herring Ryan
Lishe West photo
Thank you so much for getting this picture for us!!! We really appreciate it.
Added by Charline Herring Ryan on Jun 13, 2015 7:21 PM
RE: Amaral family photos
Thank you so very much for the photos of the Amaral family, Manuel, Mattie and Norman's gravestone. Your time and effort in doing so is greatly appreciated.
Added by mshunter on Jun 12, 2015 9:24 AM
Stephen Macedo
Thank you Mahalo
Thanks for taking the pic of the man who married my grandparents

Added by Stephen Macedo on Jun 12, 2015 1:17 AM
Melvin Fogarty Conner
You have two photos posted on Melvin Fogarty Conner Find A Grave Memorial# 44116936 memorial.
One may have been intended for his spouse's memorial.
Added by Dean on Apr 27, 2013 12:57 AM
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