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Bigg Jim Jones (#47687871)
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Bio Photo I am a law enforcement officer in Baltimore County, Maryland. I have been involved in documenting historic and abandoned cemeteries, with hopes to bring awareness to the plight that many of these sacred grounds are in danger of vandalism and destruction. I a working on my family tree, and have utilized the wording on many headstones tom add to my database.

I am an independent videographer, and hope to make a documentary of Maryland's disappearing family cemeteries. I hope to network with others to help preserve these hallowed grounds.
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John Latchford Beck
Westview Park Cemetery
Hi Jim,
I have been contacted by someone who has a photo request for a marker in Westview Park. Do you know if records for the cemetery are kept by a church or another organization?
I've been to the cemetery a few years ago and wandered around randomly and photographed various markers, but haven't been back since.
Any idea who to contact?
Thanks for all your work,
John Beck
Ellicott City
Added by John Latchford Beck on Sep 01, 2016 7:09 AM
Debbie & Cathy
Spring Grove State Hospital Cemetery
Hi, Jim,

Thank you very much for your research regarding the Spring Grove Cemetery. My sister and I live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and we also are members of Find a Grave. We have been searching for our great grandfather's sister, Elizabeth Croissant, born circa 1848 in Germany, and found one listed as an inmate in the 1880 census at Spring Grove Hospital. We do know she died sometime before June, 1900. Would you know if there are any admission or death records available and who to contact so we can either claim her as our ancestor or discount her? We have already contacted the Maryland Historical Society and the Spring Grove Hospital, but they could not offer any assistance. Since we live out of state any help you can give us in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Hope to hear from you soon,

Debbie & Cathy
Added by Debbie & Cathy on May 27, 2016 2:08 PM
Steven Keller
Greetings and God bless you!
Hi Jim,

I am working with several groups of Sisters cataloging the whereabouts of graves of their members. Please see my RSCJ virtual cemeteries, et al. Currently, I am working on the cloistered Dominican Nuns in the U.S. I thank you for all of the work you have put into preserving the Catonsville, MD, cemetery. Please don't think that I am trying to be smart with you -- I am not; but, it is important for family and friends to find these Sisters, so a religious name and a family name in the memorials is imperative and must be able to be searched. I noticed at the Catonsville cemetery that the Sisters' religious names are listed first, then their family names (e.g., Sister Mary Catherine, religious name, Mary May, family name). May needs to appear as the surname so that it can be searched.

I am adding your memorials to my virtual cemetery for the OPs. Thank you again for your hard work and God bless you for memorializing these Sisters. Remember, they are powerful advocates.

Thank you,

Steve
Added by Steven Keller on Oct 26, 2015 12:00 PM
Marcia Evans
James Underwood
James is my 2nd Gr-Grandfather. I am from Princeton, WV and began working on my ancestry a few years ago. I recently found that he was buried in Oakwood but when I visited Princeton a few weeks ago, couldn't locate him. You picture will certainly help.

Marcia E
Added by Marcia Evans on Sep 24, 2015 5:54 PM
msb
Coursey / Rosa Bonheur Cem.
2 items =

1) went to Coursey family cem.w/D.Cosgrove and he's doing a film abt. Lansdowne history. Perhaps you could team up w/him with your research/photos? It would be great if you joined up with us in this ongoing project. So far, we are also speaking at Lansdowne Inn 2nd Thurs. of every month. You'd be a welcome speaker.
2) Rosa Bonheur Cem. needs documentation. Honored police dogs & other famous animals, along w/people, are buried there and the whole place is under developer's threat. I don't know the whole story and where it stands on that issue right now, because last heard is waiting for HoCoGov on zoning issues / where & when developer is going to change it, but it could use your help in telling a story to survive, and you can walk the grounds off Rte 1 (opp. Meadowridge Cem.). Some of the animals are listed in Findagrave.

Please contact me directly for more info. Networking we could be a historical service outlet for you too. Please consider these ideas. Thank you.

mary.bahr@peoplepc.com
Added by msb on May 09, 2015 7:35 AM
Tina McKee
Ogle family cemetery
Hello. There are family plots at Loudon Park Cemetery from the Ogle family (my ancestors) that say moved from Ogle family Cemetery on the stones.
In Atkin Smith Ogles obit the farm he owned was called "the wildnerness" in Baltimore County.
Do you have any idea who may hold the records for this cemetery as many relatives are still unaccounted for?
Thanks so much,
Tina Mckee
Added by Tina McKee on Apr 23, 2015 3:57 PM
Tom Cook
RE: Irene Carper Cook.
Sorry, I have no Carper family info.
Added by Tom Cook on Jan 08, 2014 2:30 PM
Michelle
RE: Gorsuch Family Cemetery.
39.562919,-76.645383
This is private property.
Good Luck
Added by Michelle on Dec 28, 2013 5:29 AM
Scott Hutchison
Jesse Underwood
There are 2 mwn of this name at Elmira-one in 42nd Va.,the other in 60th Va. Someone else posted the one in 60th Va.
Added by Scott Hutchison on Aug 30, 2013 8:47 AM
Mary
Westview Memorial Park
I have recently viewed your videos of this cemetery and would like to chat with you. I have an Uncle who is buried there and am interested in finding his grave. I would also like to do what I can to see if we can get this cemetery cleaned up by the state. I do not live in Maryland and only recently found out my Uncle's life history. Please let me know how I can contact you personally.
Mary
Added by Mary on Jul 14, 2013 11:52 AM
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