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novakpack (#48340686)
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Bio Photo This summer has been a very interesting one for me while working with getting photos to be able to add to memorials on here. I have a little over 6, 000 photos that I have taken since I started in the beginning of this summer. I have not added all of them as I figure I can do some of that this winter when the weather will not allow me to get out and take a photo.

My Projects:

Gate to Heaven, St Onge, completely photographed.

Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, Section J completely photographed. Some other photos but not complete sections done. (There has been more burials in here that I don't have.)

I am also going from the national grave locator vs what is on find a grave right now in this cemetery. I have found where there are mistakes on not only the contributors behalf, but also on the national grave locator. Once I get through all of the information, I will be meeting with one of the office personnel in Black Hills National Cemetery's office and working with them to make sure that some of the people that are not showing on the national grave locator can be placed on there. It will take me going out and finding the photos of the headstones and providing them with that information so they can add it to the register. This may not happen until next summer with the weather right now but I will hopefully be able to help not only Find a Grave but the national grave locator on having a complete list of all persons that are laid to rest there.

Bear Butte Cemetery, Sturgis, over 1/2 photographed. I am hoping to finish it up before the weather gets to where I can't take them here.

Some photos for Oakridge Cemetery, Deadwood, I have some photos done here and am hoping to get up there and get it completely photographed before the weather gets bad. There are way more people in this cemetery than what is showing on the site.

Mountain Lawn-Holy Cross, Lead, I have quite a few photos for these. It looks like it is one cemetery however it is two of them combined. I am hoping to be able to finish getting photos for there done also. Good thing the weather is holding up this year so far.

Whitewood Cemetery, Whitewood, I have about 1/2 photographed. This project is also going to include updating the information in the city book that has not been kept up as they do have an outside person that keeps track of the cemetery.

Hope Cemetery, Newell, I have some photos from here, hoping to get out there and get it completed soon.

Please if any of you have photos you are needing for these places let me know. If I have them I will gladly add them for you and if I don't have them yet then I will get out there and get them for you.

Please feel free to use the photos for your records, I do not require you to ask permission to use them. I do, however, hope to see them being used properly. If I do see them attatched to the wrong person or improperly I will contact you and ask for the photo to be removed.

Happy Hunting for your ancestors. If there is anything I can do to help your research please let me know.
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Arlene Reeves
find a grave memorial 142716738
I am interested in contacting the family of Forrest VanOrman as I believe we are related. If you can give the "genealogist" of the family my contact information it would be great.

Arlene VanNorman Reeves
Added by Arlene Reeves on Aug 21, 2016 5:35 AM
Barry Brown
Henry R Pittenger
Thank you for the picture of my grandfather's grave site at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Some day I'll make it up to South Dakota and this will help me locate his grave site.
Added by Barry Brown on Jun 22, 2016 6:49 PM
Melody OC
RE: Theodore Ochsner
You are very welcome! I only want to keep MY own family, so I transfer whenever I can!
Added by Melody OC on Apr 17, 2016 10:09 PM
RE: Are you ready
Just checking w/ya is all.It was in the 70's up here today & was absolutely beautiful to say the least.I'm doing okay my sweet friend as I had Brody here w/me for a couple of days & he'll be back tomorrow & will be going home on Monday.

I'll call you tomorrow,okay ?

~ Beth ~
Added by Beth.Bailey on Apr 09, 2016 8:35 PM
Are you ready
to go cemetery hopping as I have a lot of the section that you "thought" you had done @ BHNC

~ Beth ~
Added by Beth.Bailey on Apr 08, 2016 6:33 PM
RE: Ruth VanVickle
You're welcome. Please feel free to use the photo.
Added by Sandy on Mar 18, 2016 7:55 PM
Lillie Hardesty

Yes it is 4m and 24 days and I changed the age in the bio section..

Added by DSON1492 on Mar 01, 2016 5:03 AM
Judith Mihok
Charles Samuel Miller
Thank you so much for the picture of this headstone. It is greatly appreciated.
Added by Judith Mihok on Feb 24, 2016 11:51 AM
Ellen Bishop
RE: I simplychanged
Added by Ellen Bishop on Feb 11, 2016 7:58 PM
Ellen Bishop
I simplychanged
it to Dixie Flack is that alright or was there something else you wanted me to do?
Added by Ellen Bishop on Feb 11, 2016 4:39 PM
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