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Rich Dohm (#47091329)
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Bio Photo I live in the Carytown section of Richmond, Virginia, USA, one time capital of the Confederate States of America. I grave the area of New Jersey to Georgia, looking for family burial sites.

And often while walking those cemeteries I'll see some neglected or damaged or sinking markers, so I tidy them up, take a picture and post it, feeling like I might be their last best chance to be remembered for some future researcher. We all have the same goal, we're working for posterity, and I think this data base has become a number-one stop for any serious family history researcher.

I'm a U.S. Navy veteran, Vietnam era, duty aboard the USS Canopus AS-34. I raised a family, but lost my wife. I made a career in newspaper production, am now retired, and enjoy volunteer gravestone photography.

The best way I've found to get a readable gravestone photo is to redirect sunlight to create shadows in the carved surface.

Anyone who wants to use my photos may do so, without any restriction, so help yourself. They have been posted here for you to use. And if you want a transfer, simply ask for it.
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RE: Westview ~ Robinson l
Thanks for letting me know. I think I can find it again. I claimed them and will get out there next week. Is that okay?
Added by Swangirl on May 14, 2015 10:37 AM
George & Terri Lucero
RE: Elizabeth Thweatt and kids ~ Woodall Cemetery
You are very welcome. There were a few ticks but mostly Yucca Cactus!!!!! Ouch!!!

George & Terri
Added by George & Terri Lucero on May 11, 2015 8:32 PM
Dottie Meadows
Edith M Smoot Snyder
It is commendable of you to take your time to travel to cemeteries and take photos of headstones. And it is also so helpful for those on Find A Grave and Ancestry to have these photos-they make the story of our deceased loved ones and the stories we tell of them more complete. Many thanks!
Added by Dottie Meadows on May 11, 2015 11:29 AM
Dennis Hubscher
George W Todd
I LIKE ... very much! Thank YOU. I've deleted mine and asked Scott to take the reference to the NC Todd (dwarf) off the website.
Best regards, Dennis
Added by Dennis Hubscher on May 10, 2015 10:55 PM
RE: Hoyt Howell ~
Thank you sir. I do Appreciate it. Richard D. Howell
Added by RICHARD HOWELL on May 03, 2015 5:55 PM
Andy Keller
Find A Grave Memorial# 25480432
I went to Forest Lawn today to visit this grave and see if her husband was buried with her but the cemetery could not find a record of it. Do you have any sort of location to help me out.
Added by Andy Keller on Apr 30, 2015 2:52 PM
Dennis Hubscher
RE: Pvt George Washington TODD
The VA is making his headstone right now ... probably 4-5 weeks or so it will be ready for installation.
Added by Dennis Hubscher on Apr 25, 2015 9:25 PM
Jessie Clarkson
Percy and Carrie Joseph Hall
Thank you so much Rich, for the beautiful pictures you added to the memorial pages of Percy Burtell Hall and Carrie Joseph Hall. They are the great grand Aunt and Uncle to my children. I was honored to meet Aunt Carrie before her death. She was a very kind and gracious lady.
Added by Jessie Clarkson on Apr 19, 2015 11:41 PM
RE: Elmwood Cemetery ~ Davis
You're welcome. Had this one day of sunshine in a week filled with rain.
Added by Essex on Apr 15, 2015 3:19 PM
deanna french
FAG Photo
Thanks so much Rich. You are appreciated! Isn't it so sad we have so many unidentified, or unrecorded soldiers?!
Added by deanna french on Apr 15, 2015 7:57 AM
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