As a lot of requestors know, the Holy Cross cemetery has their data base containing the location of all of the 350,000 deceased buried there .... this data base is available online to all of us (sfgenealogy.com).
I've sensed that requests stand a quicker chance of being claimed by volunteers if the burial locations are included with the requests. Here are the steps to get those locations (for Holy Cross, Colma):
go to sfgenealogy.com click on "San Mateo County" click on "Cemeteries" click on "Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma" click on "Online data base"
(BTW, the locations available are from 1887 through 2005; the 2006+ sites have not yet been converted.)
==== Recurring questions ==== Why can't some requestors understand that the absence of a name on a headstone does not mean that the person is not interred there!
Do any requestors ever complain about the "volunteers" that claim requests but don't fulfill their commitments within the 14 days that FAG allows to take the photos ... thus sending the requests back to an OPEN status?
RE: Thomas Reed Photo Again, thanks. The wide angle is especially good where there is no stone. Great idea and I'll try to remember it next time I am taking photos. I only found one aunt because I had been looking at a cemetery transcription and remembered the names next to her. Her stone was so degraded that it was very difficult to read. Knowing those next to her really helped.
Burns Monument Thank you so much for the pictures posted to James and Sarah Burns memorials. Much appreciated. Is it possible for you to transcribe what is written on the monument - I cannot read it from the picture. Thanks again, Mary
Thomas Reed Photo Thank you so much for the photo of the place where Thomas is buried and particularly taking the time to take the wider view so that the space is more easily found. I really appreciate this. Hope you had a wonderful day, it looks beautiful.
Estella Williams photo I really appreciate you taking the picture of Estella Williams. I didn't realize that there wasn't a marker. I'm glad you still took the picture, some won't take the picture without the marker but I still like to see the place where the person was buried so I'm glad you still took it and marked it with the flowers. It's really a beautiful area there. I was hoping if there was a marker I could have figured out when she was born but no such luck which might have helped me figure out if she was the mother of Lillie Williams. Thank you very much.