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Salvarsan (#47181938)
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Army Blanket, Olive Drab - 1922

When I fulfill requests, (as best I can) I take a photo that includes the entire stone and any accoutrements, then I take a clear close-up photo of the inscriptions. I think it is very important that every bit of information on the stone be passed on to the requester.

This is not a "scavenger hunt", but an important facet of genealogy, not to mention memorials to our loved ones.

You have my expressed permission to use any of my photos (or the following commentary):

Who would hold hostage - under the fictive pretense of copyright - the photo of a grave stone?

The only valuable grave stone photo: Jimmy Hoffa

Sick and obnoxious: creating a memorial page for somebody you know is still alive.


Oft I remember those I have known
In other days, to whom my heart was lead
As by a magnet, and who are not dead,
But absent, and their memories overgrown.

With other thoughts and troubles of my own,
As graves with grasses are, and at their head
The stone with moss and lichens so o'er spread,
Nothing is legible but the name alone.

And is it so with them? After long years.
Do they remember me in the same way,
And is the memory pleasant as to me?

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



King, Wisconsin

As of 15 Jun 2013, I have photographed every visible headstone in this cemetery - all have been posted.

That's over 6,400 headstones.

With that many photographs, they can't all be "great".

If you would like me to take a more thoughtful photograph - better lighting, background, grass trimmed away, etc - feel free to ask.


I have not changed my opinion on copyright, but for those of you who feel strongly about protecting your copyright...

Have you noticed that Ancestry is posting ALL of your copyright-protected photos on their profit-driven website?

Why isn't that a violation of your copyright?
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John Van De Loop
LTC Allan B. Ellis
Hello. I am researching early Wisconsin National Guardsmen and I came across LTC Ellis on this site. Can you tell me from where you got his photo? I am trying to identify an officer from the same time period of whom I have a photo and know his rank and branch, but have no name. Was hoping you could direct me to another source that I may peruse for the gentleman for whom I am searching. Thanks!
Added by John Van De Loop on Dec 10, 2014 2:53 PM
Nadeen Sobottka
Jacob Schwingler
Hi Jim, you'd probably already assumed that I've added the additional information to all the Civil War Vets that you have provided. On this last fella, Jacob, you've made a notation that the 2nd Ind. Batt. should be 3 Ind. Batt. The stones does read 3, it's just difficult to read. Regards, Nadeen
Added by Nadeen Sobottka on Nov 22, 2014 6:50 AM
Johnny James
Vetrans Recognition
First of all thanks for doing a wonderful and long ednurinf=g task of taking that many photos at one cemetery.

I find so many Find A Grave contibuters do not put in the BIO's of people the military experience (even if it is only just WW2, Civil War, etc. - anything else is a plus)or post the photo of military plaque, etc. that sits along side the gravestone.
I feel this a dis-respect to those that served no matter what role they played in the wars - they were there and faced death from direct attack or disease - like so many did in the early wars of this country.

I completely agree - our copyrighted photos are no longer copyrighted as the biggest breaker of the law is - WHO IS IN FOR THE PROFIT.
But I have found others who do it as well as cemetery associations have done such as well whether they hired someone or not, they have them.

Keep up the good work.

Added by Johnny James on Nov 22, 2014 1:41 AM
Nancy Singh (mom
James Warren Crum
Thank you so very much for taking a pic of my great uncle's headstone. I have so many fond memories of him and seeing this photo means so much to me.
Added by Nancy Singh (mom on Nov 12, 2014 8:27 AM
Diane Heim
Ellen Gordon
I hope you don't mind that I connected my great great grandmother, Ellen (Enright) Gordon, to her daughter Huldah (Holdie Annie) Anne Gordon Pike.
Thank you for adding her to Find A Grave and doing all the work you have done. It is much appreciated.
Added by Diane Heim on Nov 11, 2014 9:52 PM
N Lewis
Edwin S Kozelek (42845926)
Could you please transfer Edwin's memorial to me? Thanks, NTHN
Added by N Lewis on Nov 06, 2014 12:04 PM
Starlight Creek Angling Society
Sgt. Charles Dathe
Thank you for the heads up on the correct grave location of Sgt. Charles Dathe of the 6th Wisconsin Infantry.

Added by Starlight Creek Angling S... on Oct 27, 2014 5:26 AM
Grand Army of the Republic
Private Nathan Palmeter

Thank you so much for the additional obit info for Palmeter. I have added it to his memorial. I thoroughly agree with your thoughts concerning copyright of gravestone images. How silly to be so possessive of an image of someone's grave or even their Findagrave memorial.

Best regards,

Added by Grand Army of the Republi... on Oct 24, 2014 8:32 PM
Nadeen Sobottka
Thomas Kinney @ Calvary Cem
Hi Jim, thanks for the notification on the duplicate for Thomas Kinney. The reason it ended up being a duplicate is because the last names were spelled differently. I've deleted mine. Regards, Nadeen
Added by Nadeen Sobottka on Oct 09, 2014 2:57 PM
Caughell, John & Maude
I have posted the marriage information to both John & Maude Caughell.
Thank you.
Added by Ann on Oct 04, 2014 10:53 AM
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