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Norman Dagen (#47284640)
 member for 6 years, 21 days
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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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Janalynn Martens
Rosehill Cemetery Pictures
Frank S. Berry - Find A Grave #109645433
Wilber Berry - Find A Grave #109645734
Ada Adelia Osborne Post Berry - Find A Grave #109656565

Norman, thank you for taking the pictures. Would it be possible for you to retake Frank and Wilber's grave markers, so they can be read? The light cast their markers in shadow, so they couldn't be read. I appreciate the time you took to capture the pictures. Again, thank you for your time and caring--Janalynn
Added by Janalynn Martens on May 24, 2016 7:14 PM
Ronald Johnson
RE: Lapham family
Thank you for all the information.
I would have to go back and review my tree and see if there is anyone else that is missing.
I hope you have a great weekend
Added by Ronald Johnson on May 21, 2016 5:48 AM
Thank you!
Thank you for the wonderful headstone photo for Mamie (Wells) Garey and a huge thank you for all you do for all of us who are unable to be in Michigan - all the best - Jo
Added by Jo on May 19, 2016 6:15 AM
Ronald Johnson
Thank you so much for looking for these and sending a message to try and locate them.
I really appreciate all your efforts.
I hope to hear back from you with some info in the near future.
I hope you are having an awesome week
Added by Ronald Johnson on May 19, 2016 5:34 AM
Hillman family in Oakwood Muskegon
I have added new memorials and updated photos. If these are your family and you would like a transfer, please let me know. I am glad to share.
Added by butterfly on May 17, 2016 4:05 PM
The auction photos you found
Dear Norman,

I'm sorry to hear about the trouble you had with some of the responses to posting the photos you found.

I'm not from the area but if you ever happen to come accross any old photos from Cass County that appear to be from the 19th century or early 20th century that say Rinehart or Rhinehart I would love to see those.
Added by anonymous on Apr 19, 2016 10:40 PM
Ronald Johnson
RE: Lapham requests
That would be great if you can take a picture. I am positive that the last name is Lapham. It may have been misspelled but that is what it is suppose to be.
Thank you
Added by Ronald Johnson on Apr 17, 2016 6:00 AM
William J. Grattan photo
I just discovered your photo, on the above memorial, Find A Grave # 34683911. He is the husband of my great aunt. In doing research on my family I discovered another William J. Grattan Find a grave # 156465229
from your captions on the photo, I noted the word "page" I believe the photo belongs on the latter memorial. This William J. Grattan was a law clerk, went to Albany law school, and was a former state senator. I would appreciate you posting on his memorial. Thanks it will add greatly to his memorial.

Thank you for looking and posting those photo's. That is really a great thing to do.

Added by Don on Apr 11, 2016 6:05 AM
Lois Emswiler
Minnie Emswiler
The Memorial number is 86851381.
Added by Lois Emswiler on Apr 05, 2016 5:43 PM
Lois Emswiler
Minnie Emswiler
On 10 April 2014 you posted a photo of Minnie Emswiler of Columbus Ohio to Minnie L Emswiler buried in Turley Cemetery, Rockingham County, Virginia. This is not a good match.
I know there is a Minnie Emswiler of Columbus Ohio who married Jacob Ridgeway but I cannot find where they are buried so you can attach the photo to the correct Minnie.
If it is possible I would appreciate you removing Minnie's photo from the Turley Cemetery burial of Minnie L. Emswiler.
Thank You.
Lois Emswiler - Dayton Virginia
Added by Lois Emswiler on Apr 05, 2016 5:42 PM
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