Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Richard Stauff (#47106193)
 member for 5 years, 10 months, 24 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo Available for you here in Santa Cruz County, California! (I'm in Watsonville, CA area on Wednesdays.) Giving back to other Find A Grave folks for likewise being provided for by others around the USA... Your cross-country trip is my 2-minute drive! Ready to help, back up, or add to other contributors in our team effort searches! Also, all my pics are public domain to be used by anybody freely, permission given, as I am not egocentric or after $$ or personal credit. Add them to matching billiongraves.com profiles if you want to!

I try to go the extra mile when fulfilling a Find A Grave request: I look (and inquire the cemetery office) for nearby same-names that may be previously overlooked or unknown relatives... I clean the marker of dirt and bird droppings (Eww!) and trim the grass around them... I know that these photos are of your relatives, friends and loved ones: They deserve a quality portrait for all to see!

I will offer (to the "Edits" tab suggestions of the memorial manager) the cemetery office's plot coordinates, if the memorial doesn't have them, as well as any other important and appropriate info I find.

IN MY OPINION:
The primary intention of gravestones is to mark the location and provide information of the interred. But they do not last forever. When a gravestone no longer fulfills it's purpose, it should be replaced, especially before the info on the gravestone is lost. That being done, placing the old gravestone inside an onsite cemetery museum out of the elements seems the ideal thing to do!

UPDATE! FIND A GRAVE RAISED THEIR MANDATED PIC SIZE TO 8.0MB MAXIMUM!

(PLEASE: I REQUEST THAT MY PIC REQUESTS BE AT LEAST 2.0MB. ALSO, THAT THEY BE FREE OF OBJECTS OR VEGETATION BLOCKING THE MARKER'S INFO OR TEXT! THANK YOU!)

I'm willing, upon request, to retake my earlier pics that were taken when the mandatory resolution/size was much smaller.

I use my Ancestry.com account's search engine to find facts that requesters may want to add to their Find A Grave memorials.
I also add clipped obits from my newspapers.com account, which are all Public Domain.

I've been told that I've successfully helped many requesters make important discoveries for their genealogical research.

Again, as always, I'm willing and glad to help, as others have helped me in my own family tree research.

 Contact:
or
Leave Public Message
 Website: www.stauffr.com
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 1,534 Memorials Added
 • 1,552 Memorials Managed
 • 5 Memorials/Week
 • 4,172 Photos
 • 85 Photo Requests
 • 754 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 16 Virtual Flowers
 • 1 Virtual Cemetery
 • 2 Fame Ratings
 • 4 Sponsorships
 • 8 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

 
First NameLast Name

Virtual Cemeteries
Stauff Virtual Cemetery (44)
Find A Grave Friends
Bettie Curtis H..., Bill McEvoy, BobBoston, David Goltry, Diana Satterfie..., Jim C., Lesley, William Oliver
Messages left for Richard Stauff (606)[Leave Message]
Carol Hopper Bader
Anna Laura Sibley Tefertiller
Thank you for posting the picture of the headstone for Anna Laura Sibley Tefertiller. Your time and kindness are truly appreciated.
Added by Carol Hopper Bader on Jan 28, 2015 6:40 PM
John Sloan
Clara Bess and Clarissa Fox Bradley Dimock photos
Richard, Thank you for helping by taking and posting the photos for Clara Bess and her mother Clarissa. I am doing extended family history on the descendants of Elder Thomas Dymoke of Barnstable Massachusetts as part of my own family history. Thank you again ever so much.
Regards,

John
Added by John Sloan on Jan 27, 2015 10:03 AM
CindyLee
Photo Request Problem - Olive Coberly
Thank you so much for taking the time to look for these markers. I really do appreciate it. I will make a note on the memorials that the graves appear to be unmarked so that people will know. Yours, CindyLee
Added by CindyLee on Jan 26, 2015 4:31 PM
Momofone
Mary White Howard
Thank you so very much for adding my great grandmothers obit that is awesome definitely will help others confirm her relation to people. she was adopted after her mom ethel died by friends of the family with same last name of white. the people mentioned are her biological siblings and of course her children. harold was my grandfather which is my moms dad :)
anna
Added by Momofone on Jan 25, 2015 9:53 AM
RCoberly
Martinelli
Thank you so much for the photos!
Added by RCoberly on Jan 23, 2015 9:32 PM
Joe O.
Mondo family grave photo
Hi Richard,

Thank you very much for taking the nice photo.

Joe
Added by Joe O. on Jan 23, 2015 1:41 PM
HBE
Alexander
Richard
Thank you very much for taking the picture of James Alexander's grave marker HBE
Added by HBE on Jan 21, 2015 8:49 AM
charles klingel
GILLHAM ROY
Thanks for the photo for Roy.
Added by charles klingel on Jan 18, 2015 1:48 PM
Chad Kendell
Re; Nordmeyer
Thanks for great pictures !!!
Added by Chad Kendell on Jan 14, 2015 8:17 PM
GrammyJan
Dr. Samuel McDowell Hedgpeth
Thank you so much for taking the time to check on the headstone death date. I've made the correct on his memorial. Jan
Added by GrammyJan on Jan 14, 2015 5:17 PM
[View all messages...]
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service