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TomW (#47850392)
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Bio Photo I am researching the following Families: Bilko, Dyno, Dayton, Gray, Seamans, Sleaszynski, Trella, Wakula, Wallace, and Zybura.

The Wakula's and Zybura's (my Grandparents) are from Poland, living in New Jersey, then moving to Pennsylvania and New York. Sleaszynski (my Maternal Grandfather) is from Russia, Poland immigrating about 1900. The Seamans started in Massachusets, then to New York. Dyno's are from Pennsylvania as well as Trella's. Dayton, Gray, and Wallace are from New York.

Some Cemeteries are very old and no longer active, therefore not maintained which makes locating a grave site all the more difficult. Others are maintained, however many of the stones are worn beyond readability, other grave sites remain unmarked.

October 2, 2012: East Lawn Cemetery, Ithaca, NY has been completely photographed. Send your requests for headstone photos, I will fulfill your request.

Snyder Hill Cemetery, Dryden, NY memorials and photos of headstones has been uploaded and is as complete as I can make it. There are many unmarked graves.

Mount Olive Cemetery located within the city of Ithaca limits on East State Street is photographed as best as possible. It has minimal maintenance. Some headstones are unreadable, others have been knocked down and inscriptions are face down. Many graves are unmarked.

After a trip to Saint John's Cemetery in Richmondale PA where my mother, brother, and grandparents are buried, I photographed the entire cemetery, created memorials and uploaded the photo's. Again, there are many unmarked graves which I will try to find records for and create additional memorials. 9/05/2012. As a young child, I can remember wooden crosses marking some graves, I would assume that those graves are now unmarked.

If I create a memorial for any member of your family, send me a note and I will be glad to transfer it to you.
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TF Lyon
Thanks
Thanks for the pictures of the markers for Alice and Seth Squier from inside the mausoleum at Lakeview Cemetery in Ithaca, NY. I do not live near there and the one time I visited the cemetery the staff was occupied and I was not able to get inside the mausoleum that day. Alice and Seth are my great grandparents.
Tom L
Added by TF Lyon on Jul 27, 2014 12:08 PM
Stephen K Stephenson
Cemetery records to digital...
Tom, thank you very much for working to retrieve and digitize those water soaked records!

Glad to hear the grass has been cut and the cemetery spiffed up.
Added by Stephen K Stephenson on Jul 13, 2014 5:27 AM
Stephen K Stephenson
RE: Thanks for Eaton photo, Tom!
My sister and I visited the cemetery at the beginning of June. No hope of finding the graves we wanted. The cemetery has fallen into disrepair (the locked mausoleum is awful). A caretaker at East Lawn Cemetery said that the caretaker at Lakeview Cemetery had died and no replacement is in the works. (Lakeview is gorgeous)

Tom, it would be a great help to people trying to find family graves if the memorial had the GPS coordinates. I took photos with my iPhone with GPS turned on and was able to extract the GPS info from the EXIF data. I think the new Find A Grave app for iPhone can collect and set the GPS data too.

Thanks again!

-Steve
Added by Stephen K Stephenson on Jul 11, 2014 3:03 PM
Stephen K Stephenson
Thanks for Eaton photo, Tom!
Added by Stephen K Stephenson on Jul 11, 2014 2:28 PM
Roslyn Roisman-Patchi
RE: Lena Landon Miller
That is exactly what I was hoping to hear! Thank you, I will create memorials for them right now.
Added by Roslyn Roisman-Patchi on Jul 06, 2014 3:34 PM
Roslyn Roisman-Patchi
Lena Landon Miller
Thanks so very much for the excellent photo! Did you happen to come across any Landon headstones nearby by any chance? I'm trying to locate Lena's parents plot as well
Added by Roslyn Roisman-Patchi on Jul 05, 2014 5:57 PM
PJ Perry
RE: Wheaton
Thanks so much. Terrible shame that this cemetery has had two bad caretakers.
Added by PJ Perry on Jun 23, 2014 9:25 PM
PJ Perry
Wheaton
Wow, wow, wow. I can't believe the info on the stone you photographed. I am so excited. I didn't know where my great grandparents were buried, nor was I 100% sure of his parents name....the stone confirmed the name and the location of my great and great-great grandparents. Thank you so very much.
Added by PJ Perry on Jun 23, 2014 7:03 PM
DJC
Hopper Photos
Thank you very much for the photos of Arvilla and Andrew Hopper. Thank you for the closeup for the detail of the inscription and then the photo of the entire stone.

DJC
Added by DJC on Jun 21, 2014 1:20 PM
DJC
Arvilla Peckham
Tom,

Thanks for the two great photos of Andrew and Arvilla Peckham.

Thanks for taking a close up and then a photo of the entire headstone.

Debbie
Added by DJC on Jun 18, 2014 2:33 PM
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