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Norman Dagen (#47284640)
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Bio Photo 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. I have little patience for Find A Grave collectors. Those members who simply want 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.

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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Rev Charles Pitman Croft #34065937
I am delighted to find that you have posted a
photo of Rev. Croft. I would like your permission to use it as an illustration in the Simsbury Free Library Quarterly (formerly the Simsbury Genealogical and Historical Library (SGHRL) newsletter).

I am also wondering where you found this photo and how you are sure that it is of Rev. Croft. He was a very respected member of my town and I see in the article on him on this site some of the information that I have published about him - with interesting additions.

Mary Jane Springman, Trustee
Simsbury Free Library
Added by SFLhistory on May 20, 2015 12:34 PM
Cathie S
George W Champlin
It was so wonderful to find a picture of George on this website--(he is a distant uncle). I have pictures of his sisters, but very few of the brothers.
It was refreshing to see that others believe that remembering others that have passed before us deserve some type of notoriety, regardless. I have found old pictures of people in antique stores and a sadness passes over me that they are not in the scrapbooks of family members for whatever reason, so it is nice to find that others try to find 'homes' for them.
Anyway, thanks for the special memory !
Added by Cathie S on May 16, 2015 6:17 PM
Robert Mc
photo of Daniel Mcpherson
Thank you for posting the Civil War Photo Of Daniel B McPherson 13263887. He is my 2nd Great GrandFather. This is a photo I have never have seen before.
Added by Robert Mc on Apr 01, 2015 10:23 PM
91873391 Beal H. Bryan
Hi Norman,
Thank you very much for putting his photo on my memorial. This is really a neat thing that you do. The thought never occurred to me to look at auction sites for family photos. It sounds like you don't own this picture, and that you copied it. I sure would love to have it. You posted it more than a year ago, so I assume it must be long gone. Don't suppose you know if you saw it on ebay? Well, I'm thrilled copying the one you posted. Many thanks.
Added by Kathleen on Mar 19, 2015 6:42 PM
Pat Shaul
RE: Catherine (Kate) Shaul
Thank you -- that gives me a starting point to look.
Added by Pat Shaul on Mar 14, 2015 4:13 PM
Pat Shaul
RE: Catherine (Kate) Shaul
Sorry -- I should have included that Memorial# 92034842.
Added by Pat Shaul on Mar 14, 2015 3:52 PM
Pat Shaul
Catherine (Kate) Shaul

Thank you for posting the information with the headstone and cemetery data -- it may lead to a brick wall crumble. I have never seen Kate's husband named as Charles Ellis Shaul -- in all other documentation it has simply been Ellis Shaul. Can you tell me where the Charles came from. Also, I cannot find either Ellis or Kate death records is there a special technique you used?

Kate is my great grandmother.
Added by Pat Shaul on Mar 14, 2015 2:42 PM
Karen Drouant
Norman, I saw the photo that you posted on Find A Grave, for Charles Scott Ware, memorial #83415071. Charles is my 4th cousin, 2X removed. I would like to ask your permission to use the photo in my Ancestry family tree. Thank you for considering my request.
Added by Karen Drouant on Mar 11, 2015 2:19 PM
FAG #21660989
I noticed that you added photos to this grave record. I am in need of more information on this G. L. Monroe and, even more, on his wife, Margaret Burch Monroe.

Do you have further information on this family? Are you related to them?

Thank you. You may contact me at

Added by on Feb 14, 2015 8:19 PM
thora goodnight
RE: Robert Gleason # 8679445
Thank you Norman. I will search out the Pennsylvania records for his parents.
Added by thora goodnight on Feb 12, 2015 1:07 AM
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