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Norman Dagen (#47284640)
 member for 7 years, 5 months, 15 days
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Bio Photo Some things must come to an end. Due to all the chronic whining and complaining, I am no longer able to hunt photographs and place them here, for you to discover. I received a notice that some Find A Grave members complained to Find A Grave that I had been sharing these long lost photographs on this site. Mind you, I get no monetary advantage for doing such a thing. I also happen to have enjoyed doing this small token for people that I do not even know. But as they say...there always has to be one who spoils something for everyone. I have had a few people write nasty messages because I made a mistake and placed a photograph on the wrong "William Smith." Chances are that did happen. Turns out I had placed a photograph on William Smith Jr and it should have been Sr. Anyway, as I said, I never intended for anyone to become angry by my "hobby" but they did. I really enjoyed doing this and was always happy when I would get a message from someone even happier, because they "Found" a photograph here of their ancestor. I simply wished to give people an opportunity to acquire these photographs if they could. I discovered once a whole sloo of my family photographs sold on an auction site that I could have recovered had I known.

I am a firm believer that every person, notable or not, should be remembered. I also hope that by posting the photographs, a family member may be able to retrieve their ancestors image. If I actually own the individual photograph, please contact me if you are a family member.

If there is a photo attached to a memorial that I placed there, please read the photo description BEFORE contacting me for more information. If you open the photo completely, you will see in the description everything that I know about the photograph and where I found it. I rarely manipulate the portraits. What you see is the same exact thing I found, but sometimes in order to see the face, an image needs to be lightened or darkened.

I don't upload found photographs to make people angry. If YOU have a problem with a photograph posted, and I do make mistakes, simply message me that you would like the photograph removed.

I search various sites for identified period photographs and frequently, Sometimes even state archive websites. I purchase many. I also spend a lot of time researching identified photographs in order to place them. All too often these photographs are sold and then disappear, where no one will ever see them again. This is simply unfortunate.

I have little patience for Find A Grave collectors. Those members who simply want, numerically, the most memorials. To those people who consistantly wave "the rules," please this isn't life and death, well, yes it is actually, but not in that sense, it's a hobby. Lighten up please.

I have been given permission to post auction photographs from Ebay by a few sellers.

If I currently manage a memorial that belongs in your family, please ask for a transfer. Please include the memorial number and your Find A Grave member number before you send a message. I will transfer memorials, however, if the memorial is a family member of mine, I will have to decline. If you have information to add to a memorial, please use the EDIT tab and do not post a personal message.

I typically manipulate the gravestone photos, that I take. I do this so that the inscription is the best it can be.

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Robyn Morey
Augustus Mackenzie Jr
I would love to purchase that from you as it is an ancestor and I am so pleased to have found another face to my family tree, thank you so much for sharing!!!
Added by Robyn Morey on Oct 22, 2017 5:08 PM
Robyn Morey
Augustus Mackenzie
Hello Norman, my name is Robyn Morey and Augustus Mackenzie Jr is my 1st cousin 3x removed and I visit he and the other family in Moravian cemetery two plots over, which is also another Mackenzie plot (my great grandfather's) . If you don't mind me asking,how did you get that photo you posted of Augustus's two sons? Are you related somehow? I have the photo of their father Augustus A. Mackenzie SR. I would love to know. I look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,
Added by Robyn Morey on Oct 22, 2017 5:05 PM
Ruth Mariah Gleason Stegall
I was wondering where you got her parents names from.

Lewis R Gleason (1799 - 1868)
Mariah Ruth Merriman Gleason (1812 - 1888)

I have been stuck on her for along time. But had her parents as Alonzo M & Mary Eleanor (Baker) Gleason. I would love to know where that came from. I really be happy to know i made a mistake :)
Added by RMDunbar on Oct 19, 2017 10:08 PM
RE: Harrison Balfour 147671925
Thank you so much. The Balfour family seems to have used the same names in several generations. I am not related, but have been photographing that cemetery.
Added by KathyFournierJillson on Oct 14, 2017 3:54 PM
Harrison Balfour 147671925
Please move his burial to Arlington Hill cemetery, Bangor, Van Buren county, Michigan, where I have photographed the Balfour plot. While the stones are difficult to read there because of the passage of so many years, I am certain he rests there. Sincerely, Kathy J.
Added by KathyFournierJillson on Oct 14, 2017 7:28 AM
Young memorial photo
Norman, Would you please contact me about permission to use your memorial photo in my tree. Thank You.'
Added by RMiller on Aug 31, 2017 7:41 PM
Young memorial photo
Thank you so much for the photos of the Young stones in the Maple Grove Cemetery. It is so much appreciated. I had heard they were unusual, so it is very nice to see what is actually there. Thank you again for all you do. Miller
Added by RMiller on Aug 30, 2017 5:12 PM
Red Headed Navy Nurse
Mary Ames #163486566
Thank you for responding so quickly to my request for a photo of her grave. My guess is there wasn't a stone placed. Her widow remarried soon after she died. I vaguely remember going to the cemetery once but don't recall a stone. I'll see what else I can learn.
Added by Red Headed Navy Nurse on Aug 24, 2017 5:26 PM
Karen M.

Thank you for taking a picture of Alberta & John Dorsey's headstone.

Added by Karen M. on Aug 20, 2017 5:42 PM
Theron & Helen Smith
Jacquelyn Amstutz
This memorial was transferred so is no longer ours. I attempted an edit for it and there is a pending edit, not sure what for.

try again after Sept 2 to send an edit for maiden name.

Theron Smith.
Added by Theron & Helen Smith on Aug 13, 2017 6:52 PM
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