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PhotographicMemory (#46548971)
 member for 12 years, 9 months, 10 days
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Bio Photo Most of my memorials are for patients of the South Carolina State Hospital. I created these memorials based on data available on the Richland County Public Library's website as I do not want these people to be forgotten. However, I have too many to maintain by myself, so edits and transfers are welcomed, even if you are not related to the deceased.

My primary goal is to take volunteer photos. If I take one for you, please post a note on my page. It helps keep me motivated to take more.

I release to the public domain all photos I have taken and posted to Find A Grave. This means that you may copy them and repost them as you please without crediting the photo to me (unless it will be on the cover of National Geographic!)

Sideways photos: I have learned the hard way that photos taken with an iPhone or iPad may display sideways on Find A Grave when viewed on a PC. Apparently, the iPhone and iPad automatically correct the view, but do not actually change the photos' orientation, so you cannot tell that they are sideways when viewed on those devices! The phone app for Find A Grave will correct the orientation if the photo is posted using the app. I've had to delete and repost about 100 of my photos using the app.
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 • 9,845 Memorials Added
 • 9,856 Memorials Managed
 • 15 Memorials/Week
 • 3,066 Photos
 • 35 Photo Requests
 • 217 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 118 Virtual Flowers
 • 3 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 25 Fame Ratings
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Joseph R. Gainey
Thank you for photos
Thank you for the photos! It was most kind of you!
Added by Joseph R. Gainey on Apr 27, 2015 6:19 AM
James & Helen Cloninger
Thanks so much for the photos! I really appreciate your efforts!
Added by Candy on Apr 25, 2015 3:25 PM
Whispers In The Wind
Thomas Wilson
Thank you SO much for your time & effort to find my family member's grave! You are so appreciated!
Added by Whispers In The Wind on Apr 22, 2015 6:18 PM
Joseph R. Gainey
RE: Hardshell Cemetery
I understand. Thank you for your efforts on my behalf! Kind people like yourself are what make Find A Grave work.
Joseph Gainey
Cowpens, SC
Added by Joseph R. Gainey on Apr 22, 2015 4:53 AM
Karla Buchholz Archer
Adam Hawthorne
Thank you for all your efforts. Karla
Added by Karla Buchholz Archer on Apr 19, 2015 7:37 PM
Matthews-Crump Family
Thank you!!! (Ethel Dansby Gray)
Thank you for finding and photographing the grave marker of my grandmother!!!
Added by Matthews-Crump Family on Apr 19, 2015 8:21 AM
Thank you for searching for me. It is something I couldn't do without you. Jody N
Added by J.A.N. on Apr 12, 2015 6:15 AM
Abner Porter
Thank you very much for trying to take the photo of his grave.

Added by GBK on Apr 11, 2015 11:47 AM
Joseph R. Gainey
RE: Thank you for photos
A transfer of Nan Jackson Boheler would be most appreciated. Alsom, I saw your list on Richland County's website and I have a number of relatives who vanished into the bowels of the mental health system never to return, so, I may indeed find some answers due to your hard work--for which I am VERY grateful for!!!!
Added by Joseph R. Gainey on Apr 05, 2015 8:19 AM
Joseph R. Gainey
Thank you for photos
Thank you for the photos and catching my duplicate. If there are any graves there I missed (which is likely as I am working from old notes 20+ years old), please feel free to make memorials for them and I will request photographs.
Joseph Gainey
Added by Joseph R. Gainey on Apr 04, 2015 6:26 PM
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