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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. 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

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: Mitchell's @ Mt Leb
Thanks Katie! Because of your pictures and your creation of the memorial for Gladys C. Leffert Mitchell, I was able to locate and confirm more information on her, which led to a trip down a rabbit trail. Gladys is the sister-in-law of my sister's late father-in-law. I discovered that her grandmother is most likely related to my own husband through marriage many generations ago. It was a fun little journey. I am glad to see her reconnected to her family.
Added by Rogers on Jul 27, 2016 9:19 PM
Nina Barker 155256229
Thank you for posting the image of her grave site.
Added by THR on Jul 27, 2016 12:32 PM
Deb S
Marguerite Berg
Thanks again for taking these photos. You are doing an amazing job in the Find A Grave community.
Added by Deb S on Jul 27, 2016 7:11 AM
Deb S
Ed Berg
Thank you so much for getting the picture for me. I appreciate your time and talents.

Added by Deb S on Jul 27, 2016 7:07 AM
61307965 Mary Woener
Hi Kathie,

Thanks for the pics, and thanks for trying to see if there was an actual headstone. I was hoping. Have an awesome day!!
Added by Kimmie on Jul 27, 2016 3:43 AM
Thanks very much for fulfilling this photo request.
Added by YellowRoseTX on Jul 26, 2016 7:34 PM
Kathryn Benson
Thank you for making the picture of the Holtzman monument. I may have gotten the notification in error as I cannot find that name on my family tree. I appreciate everyone who is willing to go out and make pictures of monuments.

Kathryn Benson
Added by Kathryn Benson on Jul 26, 2016 5:53 PM
Linda Davis
RE: Thanks for the photo
I wanted to "finish" her Famous Memorial with the grave marker photo as I wrote her bio and submitted her as a candidate for Famous...she was accepted. She died at 80 with no living family. Sad.
Added by Linda Davis on Jul 26, 2016 5:06 PM
Laverne Blattner
Mem. #151360729(Mabel L. Blum
Hi Kathie,

Thank you so very much for taking the photo
of my mother's grave.

It is folks like you that are a huge and
wonderful help in my searching the history of
my family.

Thanks again.

Laverne Blattner
Added by Laverne Blattner on Jul 26, 2016 2:39 PM
Anne Shurtleff Stevens
RE: Chipman @ mt Leb
Thank you ever so much. The flower comment was to remind me why I asked for the photo. I will let him know there is no stone. He is the sexton of a nearby cemetery. Thank you, so very much.
Added by Anne Shurtleff Stevens on Jul 26, 2016 2:32 PM
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