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Claire (#46935342)
 member for 8 years, 10 months, 21 days
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Bio Photo Genealogy is one of my passions. I have been helped by countless volunteers and am always looking for ways to repay that generosity. Findagrave is a perfect outlet for that. Thank you, to all my fellow F.A.G. contributors, for making this site what it is :)

This is my volunteer profile. The overwhelming majority of the memorials that I manage through the profile you are reading right now, are not my family. If you are related to anyone among my managed memorials, and wish to manage the memorial yourself, please send me a SAC request (last option listed) or post a message to this page, and I will most likely transfer. For my own family, I have created a seperate profile (Bartran-Lee Family, #48769236) for the sole purpose of managing the memorials of my direct ancestors.

I live within walking distance from Bellerive Cemetery (fka Hiram Cemetery), and walking up and down the rows is where most of my memorials and photographs come from. Most of the grave markers in Bellerive are flat, so it's great exercise to search for someone's marker, which allows my genealogy obsession to have multiple benefits. I do avoid contact with the cemetery office as I know other F.A.G. volunteers have been charged $10 per look-up when asking for a burial location. I also try my best to respect the privacy of others I encounter there.

I want every memorial I have added to contain the most complete and accurate information available. I also strive to protect the privacy of the living. If there is not a death date apparent on a grave marker, and the individual would be younger than 110 years, I will NOT add a memorial for that person, unless I am able to locate an obituary or other documented proof that the person is deceased. Bellerive Cemetery does have a number of pre-need markers placed. If a marker contains at least one person's information with a death date, I will add a memorial for only the deceased. I will not edit the photograph to remove any living person's information.

Have fun, and be safe out there!
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Diana (Fick) Travis
RE: Calverts in Bellerive Cemetery
For some reason I am just now seeing a lot of messages posted for me. Yes - I would appreciate it if you would transfer Helen to me also. Thank you!
Added by Diana (Fick) Travis on Jun 07, 2016 6:47 PM
RE: Lester Studt Obituary
I would be happy to take him. Have done extensive research and have lots and lots of newspaper articles, death certificates, obituaries, and pictures on the Studt's, all descendants of Jacob Studt (1833-1903)who died and is buried in Chesterfield, St. Louis County, Missouri. I am hoping to add as much information as possible, but unfortunately since others manage most of the graves, I don't know how successful I will be.

I have been trying to get his descendants linked on Find A Grave (boy there are lots of them), but unfortunately, many contributors are not responsive and many errors go uncorrected (even though I have documented proof (genealogy standards). And I guess because of the unresponsiveness many are unwilling to transfer even though they aren't related. So, I want you to know I appreciate your offer to transfer Lester Studt to me and will gladly manage him. I do have other information I can add on him, so the transfer will certainly make that easier on both of us. Many Many Thanks!!
Added by dbraun on Jun 06, 2016 3:01 PM
My Family Circle
RE: Lisa Alsop
Thank you Claire.
Added by My Family Circle on May 27, 2016 7:31 AM
RE: Cletus Mueller
Thank you for your kindness.
Added by Jewell on May 23, 2016 4:14 PM
C. Ann Carruthers
Monte and Dorothy Shomaker
Thank you so very much for the headstone photo. I really appreciate your work in finding it.
Added by C. Ann Carruthers on May 21, 2016 11:41 AM
Fred Smith
Paul Beling
Thank you so much for the really nice picture. I added his birthday to the memorial. That date I didn't have before. Thanks again.
Added by Fred Smith on May 21, 2016 8:26 AM
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Lisa Alsop
Her stone should be placed within a month. Can you add marker to her memorial. Thank you.
Added by My Family Circle on May 17, 2016 6:40 AM
Augusta Rothschild
Thank you so much for the photo of Aunt Gustie's grave. Am I correct in that there is no headstone?
Added by Dreamtime on May 15, 2016 9:10 PM
Diane Hurst
RE: Laurie Pfeifer
Thank you so much for looking for Laurie's marker. I was hoping enough time had passed for it to be there. I appreciate your efforts!
Added by Diane Hurst on May 15, 2016 12:06 PM
Diane Hurst
Laurie Pfeifer, Bellerive
Hi Claire,

I've added the grave location for Laurie Pfeiffer at Bellerive (Garden of Eternity, lot 112, space 2). Thank you for all you do!

Added by Diane Hurst on Dec 22, 2015 10:02 AM
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