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Richard Stauff (#47106193)
 member for 5 years, 9 months, 22 days
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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.
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.
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Messages left for Richard Stauff (577)[Leave Message]
Steve Harrison
Willey
Richard, Thanks for your prompt reply to my request. Photographs are very helpful. I'll continue to work on this family tomorrow with the additional information on the family headstone. I appreciate your help. Steve
Added by Steve Harrison on Dec 26, 2014 7:33 PM
Steve Stroud
Ledyard & Elizabeth (Hart) Mann
Thanks for taking the grave marker photos! We really appreciate your help.
Added by Steve Stroud on Dec 22, 2014 5:53 PM
JC
Re: Van Volkinburg
Thank you so much for taking the great photo of the Van Volkinburg graves. I appreciate your time and fast response. Happy holidays.

JC
Added by JC on Dec 18, 2014 3:36 PM
quiltjeanne
Eleanor Hauser
Thank you so very much for taking the time to help me. I appreciate the picture so much. I never thought I'd see it.
Jeanne Unruh
Added by quiltjeanne on Dec 15, 2014 10:13 AM
Rick Weaver
RE: Lemons in Old Saint Joseph Cemetery
You're welcome Richard! I'm very happy I could help. However, please note that the Cemetery information site does not differentiate between the Saint Joseph (Old) Cemetery in Manchester and the Saint Joseph (New) Cemetery in Bedford. They are only about a quarter of a mile apart. Your Lemons are in the Saint Joseph (New) Cemetery in Bedford (Hillsborough County). Please adjust your burial information for them so they can be found in the correct Cemetery.

Very Best Regards,

Rick Weaver
Added by Rick Weaver on Dec 14, 2014 6:54 AM
Northwestgal - Joanie
Roy N. Hauser
Thank you so much. Love your QUICK response. Appreciate you and all of you who take your time to get head stones for us who live far away.
Joanie Anderson
orchidjoanie@aol.com
Added by Northwestgal - Joanie on Dec 13, 2014 4:35 PM
Chad Kendell
Re: Rivett
Thanks for great pictures !!!
Added by Chad Kendell on Dec 10, 2014 12:20 PM
TEwer
Alice (Gilchrist) & John Walter Obits
Thank you so much for adding the obituaries for Alice and John Walter. I was very excited to see them! Thank you, Tricia
Added by TEwer on Dec 06, 2014 10:52 AM
Jauers
Pace Family
Thank you for taking their photos.
Added by Jauers on Dec 03, 2014 7:51 PM
Diane M Brown
RE: William Titus
You are welcome, glad I finally got a clearer picture, I had to wait for the leaves to fall off the tree it is under!
Added by Diane M Brown on Nov 21, 2014 3:35 PM
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