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Russ Dodge (#309)
 member for 14 years, 8 months
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Bio Photo Senior Find A Grave Curator and Administrator.

Check out my Bio on the Find A Grave Main Page here, under "Who Is Behind Find A Grave".

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Lifelong resident of New Jersey until July 2013.
Now reside outside of Philadelphia, but will always be a "New Jerseyan" for life.
Find A Grave Contributor since 1996
Find A Grave Admin since 2002
Human Being since 1969
"Chuck Taylor's" wearer since 1979.

A majority of my contributions are Civil war-era soldiers. If you find one or any of my interments is an ancestor, I would be happy to transfer them to you.

I get a large amount of e-mails a day pertaining to Findagrave in general and my contributions in particular. If perchance I have failed to respond in a timely manner, please resend your correspondence and I will endeavor to reply.

I am also a volunteer tour guide at Philadelphia's historic Laurel Hill Cemetery, final resting place of the "Victor of Gettysburg" Major General George Gordon Meade, amongst many many others. Come visit sometime and explore some buried history.
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j diehl
my account
Hi. I've been a member for >4yrs and tried to access the forums to see how to submit corrections to cemetery information. Although I've never logged out the forum page required login. I tried to use the credentials I set up initially and they don't work. I tried to use the 'forgot my password' button and message said my email was not in account. My profile page confirms the address I entered. Now what? Would greatly appreciate assistance getting this straightened out. Thanks!
Added by j diehl on Jul 02, 2015 3:06 PM
Mari Mills
Alexandar Bonnyman, Jr
I found this, today. I also noticed that he is "buried" in two other sites. Thanks, Mari
Added by Mari Mills on Jul 02, 2015 2:16 PM
Doug Hooper
South Australia
Three suburbs that are missing from the listing are Daw Park, Parkside and Hawthorn. Can they be added please.

Doug Hooper
Added by Doug Hooper on Jun 30, 2015 2:53 AM
T & R Melton
Don't know where to turn

It is very hard on your site to beable to respond, talk or communicate with anyone to right a wrong.
I received the below automated email:
This is an automated email letting you know that your recent edit for the William Carr McNamara (1900 - 1985) Find A Grave memorial has been declined.
General reason: Not accurate - Their data applies to a different memorial.

The problem is that the info I gave was correct. This is my Gerandfather and Great Grandfather.
# 147965107 WE Whitehead is the father to #132211424 William Carr McNamara my grandfather.Read the obit it mentions a son Willie. He is the biological son of WE Whitehead No to Mr McNamara. Please Correct this.Thank you!!
Added by T & R Melton on Jun 25, 2015 7:36 AM
Sarah Thompson
Captain John A. Harris
Hi. Could you please explain why you are refusing edits which are transcribed directly from the monument and marker for Captain John A. Harris and for which I have provided the photographic evidence? Thanks.
Added by Sarah Thompson on Jun 25, 2015 2:22 AM
Merging of findagrave

Find A Grave Memorial# 40633821

Sometime in the last 18 months you merged my findagrave listing with this one. This is my husbands great grand aunt, my data is partially being used on the new site. But, I have tried to get the person listed to include a different side of Catherine Coman books to no avail. Originally she had her listed as buried elsewhere. I had been requested previous by someone to delete my listing. But we emailed back and forth and she told me to leave mine alone as it was accurate. I tried working with the other person to no avail. I am disappointed and ask findagrave to take this over the handling of the site so other accurate information can be included.
Thank you for your consideration.
Added by Anne1950 on Jun 24, 2015 10:35 PM
Donna Evans
Find A Grave Memorial#147908079
Blessings Russ,

I am inquiring how I can request the management of my Aunts memorial that I would have created after her funeral (she has not had her wake or funeral at this writing June 17 2015) I went to check on another memorial I asked to be transferred and saw that Find A Grave Memorial#147908079 Created by: The Old Genealogist (#46920129)Record added: Jun 15, 2015 had been added and I can not contact this person as their messages are disabled. I had added info on my Uncles memorial Spouse: Callie D. Smith (1922 - 2015)* Find A Grave Memorial# 44640625 and to find that this individual has added the actual memorial is unbelievable. I would like to add my Aunt and manage her memorial. Can you help me to get this rectified.

Thank you for your time and effort to this matter
Donna Evans (#47939167)
Added by Donna Evans on Jun 17, 2015 4:31 PM
Philip Kohler
Cemetery not listed
Russ; Forgive is this is the wrong place to report this, but, there is a city missing on your list. Wheatfield, Niagara County, New York. North Tonawanda, which is the city next door, has "annexed" part of the City of Wheatfield, (not sure if that is the correct word) but North Tonawanda grew and added some parts of Wheatfield. There are several members of my family that lived in "Wheatfield" but died in what became North Tonawanda. Any questions contact me at: God Bless your work! Phil Kohler
Added by Philip Kohler on Jun 16, 2015 3:03 PM
Bob Brown
General Irvines
There were two of them that served during the American Revolution. William served at Fort Pitt. As far as I know, James did not serve there.
Added by Bob Brown on Jun 16, 2015 7:23 AM
I have problem
i created a memorial for Barway Collins on May 2 2015, the day he was buried. i wrote you about it the same day.

Barway Edwin Collins
This little boy is Famous because of his Death. he was murdered
Find A Grave Memorial# 145931354
Added by janey on May 02, 2015 5:30 PM
you wrote me a reply saying that it was not famous.
i recieved email from Red (#47105291) stating that little boy was buried at Glenhaven Memorial Gardens.
Wed, May 6, 2015 at 10:37 PM To:
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Find A Grave contributor Red has made a suggestion to you regarding your Find A Grave memorial for Barway Collins.
Link to memorial:
Link to contributor profile:

Their suggestion:
Barway was buried at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Crystal.
I wrote Red and told him that until i was positive with proof of which cemetery little Barway was buried at i was leaving it blank.

I had remove the cemetery from my memorial as i had heard that the little one was buried at 2 different cemeteries or posssibly cremated.
when i did not put his suggestion in my memorial, he created a duplicate on May 22, 2015. i feel this is wrong. My Memorial was created May 2, 2015. Please can you help to correct the duplicate. i feel mine was created first and should be the only one on F.A.G.

janey (#47766164)
Added by janey on Jun 13, 2015 10:17 PM
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