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Norman Dagen (#47284640)
 member for 6 years, 7 months
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Bio Photo Some things must come to an end. Due to all the chronic whining and complaining, I am no longer able to hunt photographs and place them here, for you to discover. I received a notice that several small minded Find A Grave-Nazis complained to Find A Grave that I had been sharing these long lost photographs on this site. Mind you, I get no monetary advantage for doing such a thing. I also happen to have enjoyed doing this small token for people that I do not even know. But as they say...there always has to be one who spoils something for everyone. In this case, there must have been several graveclowns, who I believe, are truly the happiest when they are making life difficult for other Find A Grave members. I have had a few people write nasty messages because I made a mistake and placed a photograph on the wrong "William Smith." Chances are that did happen. Anyway, as I said, I never intended for anyone to become angry by my "hobby" but they did. I really enjoyed doing this and was always happy when I would get a message for someone even happier because they "Found" a photograph here of their ancestor. I simply wished to give people an opportunity to acquire these photographs if they could. I was misfortunate to discover a whole sloo of my family photographs sold on an auction site that I could have recovered had I known.

I am a firm believer that every person, notable or not, should be remembered. I also hope that by posting the auction photographs, a family member may be able to retrieve their ancestors image. If I actually own the individual photograph, please contact me if you are a family member.

If there is a photo attached to a memorial that I placed there, please read the photo description BEFORE contacting me for more information. If you open the photo completely, you will see in the description everything that I know about the photograph and where I found it. I rarely manipulate the portraits. What you see is the same exact thing I found, but sometimes in order to see the face, an image needs to be lightened or darkened.

I don't upload found photographs to make people angry. If YOU have a problem with a photograph posted, and I do make mistakes, simply message me that you would like the photograph removed.

I search various auction sites for identified period photographs and frequently, I purchase many. I also spend a lot of time researching identified photographs in order to place them. All too often these photographs are sold and then disappear, where no one will ever see them again. This is simply unfortunate.

I have little patience for Find A Grave Nazi - collectors. Those members who simply want, numerically, the most memorials. Particularly those who can't spend the time connecting family links of their own memorials. I have run into a few of those when asking for a transfer and I have been declined. To those people, NO you cannot use any of my photographs. To those people who consistantly wave "the rules," please this isn't life and death, well, yes it is actually, but not in that sense, it's a hobby. Lighten up and get your panties in order.

I have been given permission to post auction photographs from Ebay by a few sellers.

If I currently manage a memorial that belongs in your family, please ask for a transfer. Please include the memorial number and your Find A Grave member number before you send a message. I will transfer memorials, however, if the memorial is a family member of mine, I will have to decline. If you have information to add to a memorial, please use the EDIT tab and do not post a personal message.

I typically manipulate the gravestone photos, that I take. I do this so that the inscription is the best it can be.

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deanna french
GAG # 34316919 Andrew J. Bates Civil War Veteran
May I use the photo that you contributed to the Find A Grave Memorial for Andrew Bates, to be posted on the Vermont Civil war site? (
He was a Native Son of Vermont, and I would like to see him recognized on the VT site, along with many "Old Comrades.
You will receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration.

Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Nov 19, 2016 1:02 PM
Jennifer Thompson
RE: Find a Grave photos
The photo I need is for Dr. Allen G. Simonton #16597758.
Added by Jennifer Thompson on Nov 02, 2016 8:46 AM
Jennifer Thompson
Find a Grave photos
I am writing a two-volume book on the 8th Indiana. I would like to include photos of the soldiers and their headstones with their biographies. I would like to use some of your photos in the book and will give you credit in the caption for each photo. If you are interested, I can let you know when the book is published.
Jennifer Thompson
Added by Jennifer Thompson on Nov 01, 2016 8:27 AM
James A Winegar #67033967
Is it possible that the death date on this stone is 1893? I have a clipping that shows 1893 as his death date.

No relation. Just doing Civil War Veteran followup.
Added by KatieDee on Oct 15, 2016 10:27 PM
Nazi collectors
Norm, Don't let them get to you! Just ignore them and they will go away. People with that low IQ do not have a lot of patience! I enjoy what you do as I do alot of the same!
Added by KatieDee on Oct 15, 2016 10:21 PM
Kristi Croghan Swift
Capt. William Swift is my husbands great great grandfather, and it is the correct photo with the correct memorial!
I think it is great to find it and I am excited to share with y husband. I'm sure his dad would have gotten some pleasure out of it, too, if he was still alive to enjoy. History buffs live in this family, and it is exciting to com across a previously unseen image depicting a relative. Thank you!
Added by Kristi Croghan Swift on Oct 08, 2016 4:25 PM
Janalynn Martens
Rosehill Cemetery Pictures
Yes, I received them. Thank you for all your time and effort.
Added by Janalynn Martens on Oct 04, 2016 7:57 PM
Anne Walradt
Henry Stoll
Hi, Norman, what wonderful photos you have posted. You are providing such great opportunities for others. When you have time, would you mind posting your photo of Henry Stoll on Find A Grave #127550759? While I don't think I'm family, I do know some family four or five generations down and they might be interested. Thanks so much for reading. Best, Anne Walradt
Added by Anne Walradt on Sep 26, 2016 1:58 PM
Maggie O
YAY- Photos
I think its AWESOME you are posting so many found photos. I feel pretty much as you do as stated in your profile. It gotten ridiculous how rude and nasty many Find A Grave folks are becoming. I am in the process of transferring THOUSANDS of memorials to people and back to Find A Grave :)

I appreciate your photos

Maggie O
Added by Maggie O on Sep 09, 2016 8:45 AM
Memorial# 68848050 Anna Ross Brechbill
I would like your permission to copy photos that you posted on her memorial and others in hopes of matching them to my Ancestry Family Tree.
Thank you, Pioneersearcher # 47016656
Added by Pioneersearcher on Sep 05, 2016 7:36 PM
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