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Rich Kreiss (#46796115)
 member for 9 years, 1 month, 21 days
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Bio Photo I am a southern Pennsylvania resident and have been doing genealogy for 20 years, primarily on my mother's family. Her maiden name was Comer and she was born in Grayson County, VA. My sister, Linda, and her daughter, Shari, help me by taking many of the photos of the grave markers/stones and adding them to this website. They are a tremendous help to me.

If you would like for me to transfer to you any of your kinfolk that I have entered, please click the "EDIT" tab at the top of the memorial, then click "Suggest a Correction, etc." and, after entering your request, click "SEND". Find-A-Grave will then automatically email me with the memorial number you requested and your contributor number included. It is not necessary for you to type those numbers in if you use the EDIT tab. BTW, I am not too fussy or nitpicky about your relationship to the person you request since it's hard for me to fathom that you would want to manage the memorial of a person who is not related to you. I would like to think that your intentions are good and honest. So, with that said, I would be happy to transfer anyone as long as I am not related to him/her/it also.

Incidentally, please do not send the names of children to be posted to the bio of a memorial. It creates an additional burden that is difficult to keep up with. I will, however, link any family members if I am able to.

Also, most of the memorials I create are from the individual's death certificate. I post only the basic data that I find to include the person's full name, full birth/death dates, where born and where died, the name of the spouse(s) and the cause of death, primarily if it's accidental. I realize the info is not always accurate but at least it's a start. I will not post the death certificate to the memorial since I consider them to be relatively private and personal. There are often words and descriptions on the forms that I'm sure the survivors would not desire to have publicized.

Btw, I have found that the death dates listed on the certificates are generally very accurate and if they're off, it's usually only by a day or two. More often, the grave marker is in error when there is a conflict with the death certificate.

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Ruth Ann Roberts Coker
RE: Kenneth Padgett
Thanks, Rich! You're the best!
Added by Ruth Ann Roberts Coker on Aug 28, 2014 4:18 PM
Margaret Sopp
Lula Watkins Sprinkle
Thank you for transferring Lula's memorial. I appreciate it.
Added by Margaret Sopp on Aug 25, 2014 12:07 AM
Linda Armes Mott
Renda Spicer
Thanks so much for the help and removing the duplicated memorial! You are always so prompt with your help and it's greatly appreciated!
Added by Linda Armes Mott on Aug 08, 2014 1:01 PM
Lynette Jones
Thank you, Rich, for quickly accepting all the links and other info I've sent to you to be included on the graves I've found doing Spicer genealogy.
---Lynette Jones Spicer
Added by Lynette Jones on Aug 04, 2014 8:50 AM
Eric Crutchfield
Annie Childress
Thanks for the transfer Rich.

Eric Crutchfield
Added by Eric Crutchfield on Jul 15, 2014 11:35 AM
Kathye Snyder-Knight
Frances Melinda Foster Parker
That was quick! Thanks for responding so fast. Looks like we have everyone together now. :)
Added by Kathye Snyder-Knight on Jun 27, 2014 6:56 PM
Barry L. Seitz
RE: Renae McGhee
You're welcome. Thanks for updating so quickly.

Added by Barry L. Seitz on Jun 27, 2014 6:36 PM
Kathy Merris Mills
RE: Robert Glenn Key
Hi Rich, I would have asked them to delete their memorial since it's in the wrong cemetery and you had no way of seeing it. They have not moved theirs yet so I will not be moving my photo until they do.
Added by Kathy Merris Mills on Jun 26, 2014 9:55 AM
Aleta Stafford
Sallie Shell
A huge thanks.

Added by Aleta Stafford on Jun 23, 2014 8:31 PM
D. Greene
Thank you!
Thank you so much for your prompt reply to my transfer request of my Houck family members. I greatly appreciate your work.

Debbie Greene
Added by D. Greene on Jun 12, 2014 5:40 AM
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