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Dawn (#47192903)
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Bio Photo I have been researching ever since my Auntie H. gave me the bug after the birth of my daughter. I am now a professional genealogist in New Orleans, and love helping when I can.

I've always found old cemeteries facinating, ever since I stumbled upon one in the woods of Panama City, Florida that was on the verge of being lost to history forever.

I live in the heart of New Orleans, and visit each of the cemeteries here on a rotating basis. I have taken more than 3500 pictures now of various cemeteries. I am and will slowly as time allows upload them to Find A Grave.

If you don't have a problem looking thru so many pictures that may or may not be labled with names, contact me directly and I will provide a link to the Picasa web album where they are located. If anyone has the urge to help upload these photo's and lend a hand, I would welcome you!! ( UPDATE: I would like to Thank Barbara Munson for all her help!!! Her time and generousity in creating the memorials will now allow me to add the photo's)

If you do make a request for a photo, please understand that in the summer, New Orleans is sweltering. It may take a few weeks for me to fulfill due to temps and heat indexes. Also understand if you don't know the plot, while not impossible, in NOLA cemeteries it can take a while to locate due to the huge magnitude of graves in our cemeteries.

My focus is on the older sections currently, as they are in the most danger of being lost due to vandals, floods, age, and lack of care. If anyone finds a family member from my photos, and you see it's been a tad neglected, please consider contacting the church or agency for prepetual care. Don't let our ancestors be lost to our grandchildren and their decendants.
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Matthew Moynan
Thank you for the nice photo from St Roch Cemetery!
Added by Matthew Moynan on Jun 03, 2014 7:19 AM
RE: Melche and Hessel
You're very welcome. Please feel free to use the photo.
Added by Lisa on Nov 11, 2013 12:24 PM
Kerry LaManna
RE: Lawrence McDonough
It was our pleasure! "Our" meaning Girl Scout Troop 609 of Sufolk County Long Island. My daugther took part in the flag placement ceremony today. Our troop happened to get Section 11 I took the pic and she placed the flag! Happy Memorial Day! :)
Added by Kerry LaManna on May 25, 2013 12:03 PM
RE: Collinsburg Cemetery
You are very welcome! I also uploaded a photo for Octavia Britton Holiday whose stone is next to Elznobia's, and I speculate they may be sisters.
Added by KDK on Feb 20, 2013 9:06 AM
Odd Fellows Cemetery - CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
Thank you for your efforts in documenting Odd Fellows Cemetery!
Added by LACemeteries on Dec 10, 2012 10:13 AM
Robin K
RE: Nathan family
Samuel Nathan is my first cousin 5x removed. His grandparents are my 5th great grandparents. I have lots of info on the Nathans and simply want to connect families with whatever additional info I have. I suppose I should use that as my bio info! :)
Added by Robin K on Dec 05, 2012 12:45 PM
Crellin at Odd Fellows
Thanks for trying to find the grave of John James Crellin. I found the information for his burial in an online transcription on the NOLA Gen Web page. I do not know for certain that he is marked.
Added by DJ on Nov 07, 2012 10:26 AM
RE: Dedeshko
Hi Dawn I just sent original photo to your e-mail add.
Added by BillyPhipps on Jun 17, 2012 6:16 AM
Nepotas, etc.
If I go out there again I'll see if your request is still active and take more pictures. Just don't know when I'll get over there again. Best regards,
Added by D C on Jun 12, 2012 1:25 PM
Nepotas & Dedeshko Graves - Linden Hill, Queens, NY
Yes, I can upload the photo of the Di Salvo stone.
I'll add it to the Anne Nepotas memorial and then I think you'll be able to copy it to the Joseph Nepotas and Konstantin Dedeshko graves.
The cemetery phone number is718-821-6480. They have a new website:
fyi: it looks like Linden Hill Cemetery has a duplicate entry - so there's one for Linden Hill United Methodist & Linden Hill Cemetery. I wrote to findagrave to ask them to merge the two. Don't know if this affects any of your entries.
Added by D C on Jun 12, 2012 12:42 PM
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