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Gil Provo (#48024569)
 member for 4 years, 7 months, 9 days
Timothy Ory
Marilyn Steffes
Thank you very much for the grave marker photo.
Tim Ory

Added by Timothy Ory on Jun 11, 2014 9:30 AM

Judy W
Esther Stevens
Thank you for checking for the gravestone for Esther Stevens. I appreciate your time and effort! Blessings, Judy

Added by Judy W on Jun 05, 2014 9:10 AM

Kurt Johnson
RE: Virginia Zeek Morgan
I do have a memorial for Virginia A. (Morgan) Zeek, #63558172. Did I have another one, one that I deleted? I do apologize. I delete memorials if I find that they are duplicates of someone else's work, or if I accidentally created two for the same person. I certainly wouldn't delete a memorial just to spite someone.

Added by Kurt Johnson on Nov 30, 2013 7:55 PM

Marilyn Miller-Saenz
Jeannie Harness
Thank you for taking the photo of her tombstone and posting the photo on find a grave. Since she has a different last name now, I appreciate the extra work of finding her grave and the photo. Marilyn

Added by Marilyn Miller-Saenz on Nov 30, 2013 3:30 PM

Carolyn Walgenbach
Dear Gil,
Thanks for the pic. I now see that she, the daughter, is buried near her parents, Joseph and Mary.

I knew her as a kid. She never married and was close with my Grandmother, her sister.

We were on a farm near Paw Paw, IL.

Regards, Rick Moore

Added by rmoore on Aug 28, 2013 8:50 AM

Pic of Walgenbachs
Dear Gil, Thank you so much! I also had a suspicion that my Great Aunt "Carrie" might also be there, as she never married. I knew her as a kid. Joseph and Mary are my Great Grandparents on my father's mother's side.

Please accept my thanks for your work on behalf of the "" site I've created for my relatives. This side of the family has been a weak branch so far, but your help has filled in a major gap.

Also, the opening up of the Census data for all years has been huge.

Thanks, Rick

Added by rmoore on May 14, 2013 4:08 PM

John Tippet
Thirza M Tooker
Thank you for photographing the tombstones of Amos M and Thirza M Tooker. I created a memorial for Thirza (memorial no 109819034). Would you please upload the photos you took to her memorial as well?

Added by John Tippet on May 01, 2013 7:22 PM

John Tippet
Frederick & Anna Dullam
Thank you for photographing their tombstones. I have one request, however. I created a memorial for Anna. Would you please delete the two photos of her tombstone that you posted on the memorial for Frederick and move them to the memorial I created for Anna?

Added by John Tippet on May 01, 2013 7:12 PM

RE: RE Twin Babys
Thank you for your thoughfulness Gil. I am sure the family is thrilled.

Added by kb1096 on Apr 01, 2013 11:08 AM

Thankyou so much very photographing this head stone for me... Suzy5172

Added by Susy5172 on Mar 20, 2013 9:17 PM

Brian Stavrum
Mary Foote
Thank you for the photo.

Added by Brian Stavrum on Mar 15, 2013 8:49 PM

Ida and Ralph Nash
Thank you so much for trudging thru the snow, if I had thought I would have asked you to wait for spring. I hoe you won't be insulted if I ask for new pics when the snow is all gone... :-)

Added by goldysgal on Mar 02, 2013 2:00 PM

T.Pat Wolfe
Thank's for Looking!

Added by T.Pat Wolfe on Feb 14, 2013 11:17 AM

Fred & Angie Goetler
Gil ~ Great photos, thank you! Appreciate you braving the cold weather! Nikki

Added by NikB on Jan 26, 2013 5:08 PM

Iroquois Theater
Thank you!
The shot you got of the Knopp and McClelland headstone clarified birth dates and name spelling on McClelland. Thanks for braving the cold :)

Added by Iroquois Theater on Jan 26, 2013 4:41 PM

Albert W Young
Thank you so much I did not expect you to get to it until the weather warmed up.

Added by findem on Jan 26, 2013 2:46 PM

RE: plots
Hi Gil ~ phone, email, and when all else fails, go in person. I have yet to run into a single caretaker that wasn't happy to help and most will frequently go the extra mile to assist. NikB

Added by NikB on Jan 18, 2013 4:03 PM

RE: plots
Hi ~ My experience has been talk to the caretaker of the cemetery, or find out the cemetery association that oversees the cemetery. There is usually a map of the cemetery showing the names & burial locations of each grave. When all else fails, and this is the hard one, systematically walk the cemetery, realizing this can be very difficult in bad weather and in the larger cemeteries. I have only run into one cemetery that I couldn't locate a map for, luckily for me that was a very small cemetery (66 burials), although it was also a very sadly neglected and overgrown cemetery. That story has a happy ending, I enlisted my kids to help me and we started in to cleaned brush and debris from around each and every grave. As we were working another family joined in who were also looking for a grave. It resulted in a local Boys Scout troop taking over regular maintenance of the little cemetery.

Be very careful if you find a stone that won't photograph well because it has lichen or moss growing on it. These old stones are very fragile and any kind of vigorous cleaning can damage the stones beyond repair. Most cemeteries frown on you touching or disturbing the stone in any way, even with the best of intentions. You may find it necessary to just photograph what you can and then write down the name and dates to be recorded at a memorial, sometimes it's necessary to use the cemetery records to do that because a stone is completely unreadable.

Good luck with your new hobby. There are thousands of users of Find A Grave that will appreciate beyond belief your time and effort. NikB

Added by NikB on Jan 18, 2013 2:10 PM


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