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richokeefe (#47101474)
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Bio Photo Digging for ROOTS then exploring the BRANCHES.

I'm a genealogist (researching our family history since 1996). This is an excellent site to be able to pay tribute to a person by providing a photo of the person & their gravestone plus a bio and key parts of their obit and relationship links to parents, spouse(s) and deceased children and it's FREE. It also allows others who have any relevant information to add it to their memorial. REQUEST - If you have a photo of someone that I have posted on F A G, please consider adding the photo to their memorial or send it to me and I will be happy to add it for you.
Since gravestones have such a high degree of accuracy, a photo can confirm or correct birth & death data. I also provide a link for individuals from our family tree on Rootsweb to their FindAGrave record. This is an excellent way for cemeteries to "give up their dead".
My great grandparents surname are O'Keefe/Kearns, Seitz/Gross, Shaughnessy/Collins & Blondin/Richard. My wife's great grandparents are Krapf/Ferbert, McGregor/McCracken, Remaklus/Knieper & Minnich/Lescher. And then for our grandson we added these surnames Leipold/Knauer, Loomis/Freeman, Greer/Nelson, Henry/Hunter, Saunders/Page & Woodworth/Snow.
There are 4132 memorials with photos, 98% headstones, and another 406 memorials that need photos added; who have been found or added from my extended family tree thanks to a great group of volunteers.
Trying to give back to FindAGrave and all who use it for all F A G has provided:
I have worked with my wife's cousin to set up memorials at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Bryant, IN for the 500+ headstone photos she took of headstones in the cemetery;
Set up @ 800 memorials at St. Peter's Cemetery in North Ridgeville, OH from an out of print book of gravestones from the cemetery;
Michelle Davis and I worked from 4,500+ death notices in the Cleveland papers to add memorials for those buried at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon, OH. This was a big job. Michelle volunteered to help me with this project and has made an invaluable contribution towards its completion. Thanks Michelle.
I have added @ 85 memorials for deceased Notre Dame nuns at Resurrection Cemetery on the grounds of the Motherhouse in Chardon.
I have set up many memorials for people not related to me in any way and would be happy to transfer to any relative or friend willing to maintain their memorial.
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tllewis
RE: J Shaughnessy
Thank you. I sent you an email from tllewisgenealogy@gmail. It includes a picture. I look forward to hearing back from you. Tammy
Added by tllewis on Apr 15, 2014 8:56 AM
tllewis
RE: J Shaughnessy
Mr O'Keefe, Thank you for your quick response. If you don't mind, could we continue this conversation in email? If so, is the email address on your profile page a valid email? Sorry for being so vague. It isn't anything bad, I promise! :)

Tammy
Added by tllewis on Apr 14, 2014 5:03 AM
tllewis
J Shaughnessy
Dear Mr O'Keefe, I sure hope I am getting your name right!! If not I sincerely apologize. I came across your bio and noticed you have Shaughnessy's in your lineage. I'd like to ask you if you know of a J. Shaughnessy alive around 1900 that was an artist and did oil paintings on canvas? I would be happy to explain if interested.

Tammy Lewis
Member ID# 46899230
Added by tllewis on Apr 13, 2014 5:12 AM
angel searcher
RE: Gottlieb Goecker
Hi, It does work, Oh I love that!!!
Added by angel searcher on Apr 05, 2014 12:18 PM
angel searcher
RE: Gottlieb Goecker
I know, I did it yesterday, with the ones I had, and it did work, by just hitting accept. I must have misunderstood, what my friend was telling me. On that Petersen or Peterson, I probably didn't type in the right way the name was suppose to be. Thanks for letting me know, now it makes it so much easier!!!! I like Easy!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks again, you are such a nice person to work with!!
Added by angel searcher on Apr 04, 2014 9:21 AM
angel searcher
RE: Gottlieb Goecker
So you didn't have to add the info?? It just did it after you accepted it?
Added by angel searcher on Apr 03, 2014 8:32 AM
angel searcher
St. Peters -Anthony
Hi, Thank you for the connection, I wasn't sure, but you helped me get it right. I put you as a friend, I feel you have been so nice, and patient with me, and I appreciate all you have done to get these headstones correct. Have a great day, and Thank You again!!!
Added by angel searcher on Apr 02, 2014 10:34 AM
angel searcher
RE: question
Okay I just got the answer to the question, yes, you do have to enter the info, then hit accept, and it is done, but you do "have to" enter the info that is there first, it does not do it automatically, I wish it did!!!
Added by angel searcher on Apr 01, 2014 5:55 PM
angel searcher
RE: question
Not that I am aware of, I did send a correction on that Petersen, Peterson, and when it came back it hadn't changed, I have always done them. then I hit accept. I wish it would do it itself, but I don't think it does. Hope that helps, I sent you some others, but I don't remember names now, and I did get back an e-mail they were accepted. Um, I am wondering now!! I deleted all the e-mail things. I know someone to check with, I will e-mail her, and get back to you probably tomorrow.
Added by angel searcher on Apr 01, 2014 5:40 PM
angel searcher
RE: Henry A. Petersen
No problem, again I am glad for you being so nice, and adding and helping me. I appreciate it alot!!
Added by angel searcher on Apr 01, 2014 4:13 PM
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