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M W Bencal (#47746036)
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Bio Photo ***** If you have emailed me and have not heard back, please email me again. I never thought this would happen, but I am getting swamped with emails from FAG and ancestry.com, and I may have mistakenly missed a few emails. *****

I will gladly transfer memorials to family, no matter the lineage, as well as to friends. :-) Any photo I take is yours. :-)

I have always been drawn to old cemeteries where I read and touch headstones as my way of remembering those who have passed on.

I am forever grateful to the following FAG members:

Janie #47619161, who located numerous documents for me about my great grandmother who died in 1912 and started my family tree on ancestry.com, giving me an incredible jump start on my ancestral research.

Clint Black #47536687, who was instrumental in helping me learn about my Wyoming ancestors from back when Cheyenne was still a territory.

Van Bender #47533106, who brilliantly took photos of all the damaged crypts at Saint Bernard Memorial Gardens after Hurricane Katrina. Without him I would have never known where my dear friend Dianne Agnes Bird May lays peacefully after a horrific death.

Dee #48005787, who went to an incredible amount of work to locate the gravesite of Hung Anh Truong #96905085 in order to be able to photograph his headstone. Hung, a Vietnamese teenager, is considered to be one of the first hate-crime victims in Houston, TX.

Judy H #46977685 who has filled over 30 of my photo requests in Milwaukee, and has even created memorials with photos of my family that I did not realize were buried in Milwaukee, and then transferred the memorials to me. Judy's work provided me with many dates of birth and death I was not able to find on my own.

And those who have transferred memorials of my ancestors to me, filled photo requests for me, and have taken their time to help me along the way.

I have had the privilege of documenting an old forgotten Jewish cemetery in Hallettsville, Texas, that is in deplorable condition, and over 150 graves in a Historic Black cemetery in Colorado County, Texas.

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Jim Craig
RE: Hortance Felsenthal #162313920
Don't apologize - it's my pleasure. Glad I am able to help!
Added by Jim Craig on Jun 27, 2016 5:30 PM
Grave Recorder
RE: Sylvan S. Kahn #115964405
You're welcome. :-) I'm happy that I've been some help to you.
Added by Grave Recorder on Jun 21, 2016 9:47 PM
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Felsenthal girls
I have made the transfers and I am happy that they are with you.
Added by Grave Recorder on Jun 18, 2016 8:44 PM
Grave Recorder
RE: Gertrude Hertz Felsenthal #123575049
You have his wife there with a memorial and I added a photo to hers and connected them but you didn't have Isaac there. I have transferred that memorial to you. There were a total of 6 that didn't have a memorial for that family. I have 5 more that may be your family as well. Please let me know if they are: Benjamin and his wife Rose, Arthur, Freda, and Lellia Felsenthal.
Added by Grave Recorder on Jun 17, 2016 7:39 AM
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RE: Edith Kaufmann Burton # 116321765
Oh and yes by all means use my photos for your family tree and history. You have my full permission.
Added by Grave Recorder on Jun 15, 2016 9:33 PM
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RE: Edith Kaufmann Burton # 116321765
You are so very welcome. I'm happy that the death notice was helpful to you. I didn't find any for the others though. I will continue to watch for more of your family members as I walk the sections. I will for sure check out your book to learn about your fascinating family. :-)
Added by Grave Recorder on Jun 15, 2016 8:48 PM
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Lena Kaufmann #95064750, Edith and Samuel Burton
Whoops Moses Kaufmann
Added by Grave Recorder on Jun 15, 2016 7:53 AM
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Lena Kaufmann #95064750, Edith and Samuel Burton
Oh and I did add the full family plot photo to Moses Burton's memorial as well for you.
Added by Grave Recorder on Jun 15, 2016 7:53 AM
Grave Recorder
RE: Lena Kaufmann #95064750, Edith and Samuel Burton
You are very welcome. I am happy that I was able to help you out.
Added by Grave Recorder on Jun 15, 2016 7:49 AM
Denmother
RE: Nancy Sue Brumback Korinek #145414107
You're very welcome! It's nice to see relatives managing memorials.

-Laurie (Denmother)
Added by Denmother on May 09, 2016 8:08 AM
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