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Jeff Schneider (#47477175)
 member for 6 years, 6 months, 18 days
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   The photos and information I've found here helped me add over 100 names to my family tree. I hope to make similar contributions which may help others in their own quests, as so many others have helped me.

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Mount Olivet Cemetery - Hanover, PA:
  This cemetery is nowhere near 90+% photographed, there are still about 20,000 interments in Mt. Olivet not yet recorded on findagrave.
  I've given up on transcribing every stone in the cemetery. I've already spent a ridiculous amount of time cleaning up after other F-A-G members who have half-assed this cemetery for years, and any future time spent continuing this endeavor would be wasted.
  The memorial collectors have breezed through with their cameras, rushing home to create thousands of junk "memorials" with no burial location information, no family links, and no additional information of any kind even when it's carved into the stone, all while ignoring any graves with a stone that can't be read from the low quality photos they were in such a rush to take, not to mention completely missing all of the flat stones covered with snow, because a snow covered cemetery is the best kind to photograph. Duh.

  If an existing photo is of poor quality (even one of my own) and you'd like a better one leave me a message and I'll see what I can do. There are many factors influencing the quality of a grave marker photo, some are tough to get around.

My memorials:
   I do not scour the internet for obituaries 24/7 nor do I pore over historical records looking for names to add to my "collection". Quality trumps quantity.
   The overwhelming majority of my memorials are created from information I interpret to the best of my ability from grave markers. Yes, I visit the grave site, in person. I usually spend time researching how people in the same plot were related. However, I will err, if you spot an error let me know the what and why so I can correct it.

A word about photos:
   I require the simple courtesy of attribution. "Photo by Jeff Schneider" and a link to the findagrave memorial page works just fine. I do send DMCA takedown orders forcing sites to remove unattributed photos. Attribute it or lose it.
  Posting someone else's photo with the appearance that it's yours is a jerk move, and should anyone ever have a question about the grave, the plot, or the cemetery, you'd have no answer and they'd have no idea where to look for someone who did.
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Contributions to
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 • 1,147 Memorials Added
 • 1,156 Memorials Managed
 • 3 Memorials/Week
 • 3,127 Photos
 • 5 Photo Requests
 • 366 Volunteer Photos Taken
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Harry Senft
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You Rock! :-)
Just wanted to say THANKS for the transfer of my ancestor Mary even though it is out of the transfer guidelines.. VERY appreciated!! It really means a lot to me!! Have a great day :-)
Added by NicoleLynn73 on Aug 07, 2017 7:41 AM
My pleasure!
If there are any other Dill's you need info for it just might be listed in the book, don't hesitate to ask. If you look around I've been trying to link all the Dill families (so many branches!) I read your page bio and bravo! I agree with you 100% about the "memorial warriors". It's sad they only care about their "numbers" and don't take the time to link the families!! Then they don't respond to edits for months either and not willing to transfer. Makes no sense. Again, I thank you for your fast edit.
Added by NicoleLynn73 on Jul 30, 2017 10:01 AM
Mary Dill McCalaster
Thanks for the speedy edit! Very appreciated:-)
I have found loads of information in the book Matthew Dill Genealogy 1934-35 by Rosalie Jones Dill- many dates and relation info I did not previously find anywhere online! Amazing!
Added by NicoleLynn73 on Jul 29, 2017 8:41 PM
Memorial# 121855382 - Catharine Utz Overdeer
Thank you Jeff Schneider, for your attempt for fulfilling my photo request.
I was sorry to hear that the cemetery no longer exists.
I truly appreciate your efforts & the time you put into helping me & others.

With sincere thanks,

Added by AncestryClimber on Apr 24, 2017 12:44 PM
Laura Kessler Hershey
RE: Amanda Reed Brilhart Edit
You are very welcome! I'm so glad I could help!! I know I enjoy being able to link eveyone together! Have a great day!! Take Care, Laura
Added by Laura Kessler Hershey on Nov 27, 2016 8:55 AM
Chris Finch
Thanks for the photo for Curvin Anthony Hockensmith at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, on a rainy day no less! I'm slowly catching up on family history and appreciate your time to do this. C. Finch
Added by Chris Finch on Sep 28, 2016 3:31 PM
Sarah J B F
Roger Baile Headstone
Thank you for the photo!
Added by Sarah J B F on Sep 26, 2016 4:09 PM
Dennis Brandt
Albert Mathias photo
Thank you!
Added by Dennis Brandt on Sep 25, 2016 1:20 PM
Dennis Brandt
Hezekiah Rickrod photo
Thank you!
Added by Dennis Brandt on Sep 14, 2016 4:59 AM
RFB Jenkins
BIO section
It seems to be happening all over the place.

Added by RFB Jenkins on Sep 12, 2016 2:03 PM
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