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Norman Dagen (#47284640)
 member for 5 years, 4 months, 29 days
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Bio Photo I am not here to make you angry, please believe that.

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 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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Cynthia Utic
Photo at fag #63985091
Norman a cousin & I came across Sarah M Converse Putney's find a grave. My cousin Peggy is a descendant of Jennie Bell Putney; the older child in the picture. I am a Putney descendant from Hannah Putney a sibling of Amos Putney & an aunt to Ira Putney the man in the photo. I was hoping that if we live near enough to one another that I could scan the picture if you still have it?? Cousin Peggy & I are working on a Putney family ancestry project to join the Oceana county Putney's with the Benzie county Putney's. We are trying hard to find & scan photos of our family members.
Added by Cynthia Utic on Sep 26, 2015 2:18 PM
Memorial 19457335 photo
Greetings! It seems like a thousand years ago ;-) that we fixed the problem with the photo being attached to the wrong Samuel Rhodes. The photo did get attached to the correct one, but I had not noticed that, somehow, it's still? on my gg-grandfather's memorial. Would this be an instance of mistaken identity due to "military profiling" LOL Thanks for deleting...
Added by Cherie_in_OC on Sep 11, 2015 1:54 PM
Pat Sory
RE: Richard Reid photo
Find A Grave Memorial# 112082956

ANy info would be helpful.

Added by Pat Sory on Aug 15, 2015 12:44 AM
Pat Sory
Richard Reid photo

I was interested to see the photo you have attached to Richard Reid, Calvary Cemetery, Nashville. He is my 2d Great Grandfather.

I have a photo of him in later life, in police uniform. You can see it here:

I hope you can, anyway.
Do you have any further info on your photo? Do you think they are the same person? I am not sure.

Also, the birth year on the grave stone is incorrect. His correct birth year is 1844. His wife's correct birth year is 1848.

Pat Sory
Added by Pat Sory on Aug 05, 2015 10:25 AM
Leah Gloudemans
Agnes Horen Russell
If you would like me to transfer her to you please let me know.
Added by Leah Gloudemans on Jul 27, 2015 8:28 PM
Leah Gloudemans
RE: Agnes Bernice Horen Russell
I am sorry that I cannot help you. My grandfather was a Russell and I tried to put any Russell I found into Findagrave so it would help others. She is fortunately not related.
Added by Leah Gloudemans on Jul 27, 2015 8:27 PM
Don Andrews
Earl E Andrews Mem# 94190881
Sir: In March of this year I ask you to remove the Photo and Information you placed on my Grandfather's memorial. The Photo and information are FALSE. This man can not be my grandfather as my Earl was living in Denver and was married to my grandmother. My father and uncle were born during the time you say he was living on the east coast, and they were born in Colorado. I am asking you again to remove the photo and the information you have falsely placed on my memorial, and WITHOUT my permission
Added by Don Andrews on Jul 22, 2015 8:04 PM
Sandra Boudrou
Judge Thomas M Cooley
Delighted to see the picture you posted of him at a younger age then I had seen him before. Keep up the good work! A great service for sure!

sandy in WA state
Added by Sandra Boudrou on Jun 15, 2015 11:36 AM
April Coggins
Picture of William H. Twiss
Hi Norman,
I believe your picture of William H. Twiss (Find A Grave memorial #22841031) is correct. In my family's photo's we have a positively identified picture of his son, Samuel and the resemblance is strong.
May I make a copy of this picture and use it on my Ancestry tree? Thank you for posting it and giving me William's middle name!

April Coggins
Added by April Coggins on Jun 14, 2015 7:04 AM
Sandy Vandertol
RE: Found the page for your photo!
Thanks so much Norm! You ROCK!
Added by Sandy Vandertol on Jun 10, 2015 6:56 PM
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