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Rich Dohm (#47091329)
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Bio Photo I live in the Carytown section of Richmond, Virginia, USA, one time capital of the Confederate States of America. I grave the area of New Jersey to Georgia, looking for family burials.

And often while walking those cemeteries I'll see some neglected or damaged or sinking markers, so I tidy them up, take a picture and post it, feeling like I might be their last best chance to be remembered to some future researcher. We all have the same goal, we're working for posterity, and I think this data base has become a number-one stop for any serious family history researcher.

I'm a U.S. Navy veteran, Vietnam era, duty aboard the USS Canopus AS-34. I raised a family, but lost my wife. I made a career in newspaper production, am now retired, and enjoy volunteer gravestone photography.

The best way I've found to get a readable gravestone photo is to redirect sunlight to create shadows in the carved surface.

Anyone who wants to use my photos may do so, without any restriction, so help yourself. They have been posted here for you to use. And if you want a transfer, simply ask for it.

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RE: Elmwood Cemetery ~ Davis
You're welcome. Had this one day of sunshine in a week filled with rain.
Added by Essex on Apr 15, 2015 3:19 PM
deanna french
FAG Photo
Thanks so much Rich. You are appreciated! Isn't it so sad we have so many unidentified, or unrecorded soldiers?!
Added by deanna french on Apr 15, 2015 7:57 AM
Mike B.
Susie Mayo
Thanks Rich for the photo. Finally spring has sprung.
Added by Mike B. on Apr 14, 2015 2:18 PM
michael gavin
David Gilfillan
Thank you for the wonderful photo of my 2nd great grand uncle David Very nice!!!! My father wrote the Regt. History on the 100th PA. Thanks!
Added by michael gavin on Apr 11, 2015 9:56 PM
Diane Blair
RE: H C Long - Virginia
I have been using a mirror, just never thought to support it with plywood. Thanx.
Added by Diane Blair on Apr 10, 2015 1:32 PM
Elmwood photos
May have been a drive by or walk through, don't recall as have done both in those older areas of Elmwood. I believe those photos were taken in either section nine or 12 of the cemetery. I will find and re-photograph them for you next time I'm at Elmwood. Happy to help. If you prefer, please make a photo request and another volunteer may get there even sooner. There are quite a few of us who volunteer to take photos at Elmwood, a massive cemetery of over 100,000 gravesites.
Added by Essex on Apr 08, 2015 3:33 PM
Diane Blair
H C Long - Virginia
Thank you Rich for the photos on this grave entry. I corrected the bio.
Love your idea of reinforcing the mirror and adding what looks like a brace/hinge for easier use. Going to go out and make my own right away. Diane
Added by Diane Blair on Apr 02, 2015 2:23 AM
Dennis Hubscher
Pvt George Washington TODD
Dear Rich:

Well, its been 3 years. Today, I noticed Hollywood Cemetery and changed their records to agree with mine. Wonderful!

Tomorrow in the outgoing mail is a letter to the Cemetery and $100.00 check requesting their assistance in getting a tombstone.

Hope it all goes well.

Best regards,

p.s. Thanks for the photos.
Added by Dennis Hubscher on Mar 23, 2015 7:32 PM
George Seitz
RE: Forest Lawn Cemetery ~
Thanks Rich. I did that. That was very observant and nice of you.

Added by George Seitz on Mar 10, 2015 3:12 PM
Bobbi Keefe Rollins Johnson
Mayo/Sager memorials
Wow, Rich---I had no idea there were so many from these families at Forest Lawn! I found Beth's obit online, but never found one for her husband, Paul, so I had no idea where he was. Beth's father was an Atty/Judge in Richmond for many years. I remember my folks going to visit them at Christmastime when I was young. Daddy always thought a lot of the Sagers. Many thanks for finding them! I'll dig up some info for a bio.
Take care--Bobbi
Added by Bobbi Keefe Rollins Johns... on Feb 06, 2015 10:22 PM
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