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Kathie (#46970958)
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If I posted a picture for a photo request, Please check the Caption on the photograph for more information. Especially if, there is a general lot shot from St Louis Calvary.

Don't you ever turn a photo over to see if anything is written on the back?

Please Read the Cemetery Main Page. Maybe they have an online burial search.

I will not add cut and paste Obituary's to anyone's page, see the Find a Graves rules. Be original. But I will posted the Newspaper, Date and page location. Nor will I add surviving family, per FaG guidelines.I am still new to the whole genealogy thing.
I have only been doing for about 15+ years. I am hoping that my children will continue the search. Photography is relaxing for I take photos and add them. There is cemetery that I am working on that across the street from my children's school.

If you want one of my photos, that is fine, but I DO WANT CREDIT. I however would prefer that they are not added to Ancestry. It is more that you might credit me, but the person that acquires it from you might not. I know the rules have changed to allow 'sharing within the Ancestry bubble' but really people, give credit - Site the Source.

Please remember, when you start researching a new geographic area, that those living in the area, probably know more than you, but there are some that don't. Like St. Louis City and St. Louis County are very separate, but very connected. Please look at an actual map that has city and county boarders, that is dated for that era, NOT a current map. For example, much of what is warehouses now by river, used to be housing.

Thank you.
Just another twig in the tree.

Helpful Missouri Websites:
Somehow all my html links have deleted Again... so if you want them you have to copy and paste them, or you can just google for them.
. . . That are Free!
Missouri Death Cert Advance search (had to shorten it) or deathcertificates/advanced.aspx
(but get rid of the space before Deathcertificates...)

St. Louis Genealogical Society
St. Louis County Library Genealogy Dept

St. Louis Archdiocese Burial Search

St. Louis Public Library Obit search for Select Years

Illinois Death Cert

and more Bellefontaine Cemetery

St. Peter's Cemetery Burial Search

Thank you Lynn Vint for the wonderfully simple directions to make the links work with a click of button! I just wish they would leave them in.

General Calvary Map

St. Louis Archdiocese Burial Search

Myself and several others, including Elaine and Sharon, do most of the Photo requests for the St. Louis Calvary Cemetery. We share a google document to do this. We will typically look at every request. Which means - we will check to see if is duplicate, see if they are really buried their (see the archdiocese website) and then enter it onto the spreadsheet. Which is sorted usually by sections. It is a Very large cemetery (470 Acres 400,000 burials, and 27 miles of roads), so we do sometime wait until there are more than one request in that section.

Most, but not all, have already been added into Find a grave by TVFTH. BTW, they are terrible spellers/ transcribers, so be creative. For the most part they are/were added originally, according to how the Archdioceses spelled their name. Death dates that are just Month and year are based off of the persons burial date.--

Sections 5 & 16, and all their lots, do not have maps, so those have to be walked, but they were VERY sparsely marked. And none of us like them because so few are marked, so it actually makes it very difficult.
-Section 10 is done, there are only maybe 20 stones. ---Section 37 are re-internments from Washington Park Cemetery, so all there "death" dates are actually there re-interment dates, as we get photo request we adjust their death dates to their true death dates.

Then we each have our favorite sections to do. If you have any questions about St Louis Calvary I will be happy to try to answer it. If I don't know, I will try to find the answer for you.

Happy Hunting :)
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RE: Helbling @ StL Calvary
Wow Kathie- Great job!! Thank you so much for the information- it helps, and made me teary-eyed to see the headstones of people I loved. Appreciate all your work to bring together families through Find A Grave!
Added by pmm on Jun 29, 2016 7:31 PM
Ann Day
John Goldsmith
Thank you for getting the wonderful photos of John Goldsmith's grave! You are great!
Added by Ann Day on Jun 29, 2016 6:25 PM
148130539 WINNIE FINN
Charles Luk Browning was the first husband of Winnie
Friend. Joseph Henry Finn the second.
Added by SANDRA LEHMAN on Jun 29, 2016 4:21 PM
Dorothy Schwemmer
RE: H Lefever @ Mt Leb
Dear Kathie,
Thank you so much for the photos, they are awesome. Thanks for all you do for the Fond-A-Grave community.
Dottie S.
Added by Dorothy Schwemmer on Jun 28, 2016 11:36 AM
Jo Ann Wright
Thank you so much for all you have done for me:
1) the photographs of the graves of my cousins
2) creating the memorial in the first place
3) transferring their management to me
4) listing the plot number
5) and finally adding the GPS.
Thank you so very, very much. I appreciate your time and thoughtfulness. Jo Ann
Added by Jo Ann Wright on Jun 28, 2016 10:13 AM
Rose Straeter
RE: Canzanella @ StL Calvary
Don't worry. We were there recently with his relative. He got to see the grave site in person
Thank you
Added by Rose Straeter on Jun 27, 2016 8:17 PM
Jetta & Jeff
RE: P Lyons @ StL Calvary
Thank your for checking and the work your did on this.
Added by Jetta & Jeff on Jun 27, 2016 7:41 PM
Jetta & Jeff
RE: P Lyons @ StL Calvary
Thank your for checking and the work your did on this.
Added by Jetta & Jeff on Jun 27, 2016 7:41 PM
James Burke
Thank you for the photos of the resting places for Frank Borowski, Jr. and Anna Borowski. Sad that these little ones don't have markers. We may look into getting a stone placed for them. Your help is greatly appreciated!
Added by James Burke on Jun 25, 2016 8:14 PM
Kathy Marshall
RE: Marshall Part 2
Thanks for all of your efforts on my part. I truly appreciate it!
Added by Kathy Marshall on Jun 25, 2016 9:08 AM
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