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Har37x (#47671892)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my family history since 1973. Find A Grave is a great resource. Surnames important to me: Harp, Hoagey, Swavely, Krause, Sheafer, Kline, Keeney, Irvin. Most of our family was in Pennsylvania.

Oakland Cemetery has over 15,000 known interments. The Bureau County Genealogical Society has maps and caretaker records for this cemetery. The BCGS has very good information on all the cemeteries in the county.

I enjoy the search and challenge of finding the graves. Photo requests get my highest priority. When I go out to fulfill a photo request, I photograph all the markers in the family plot. The rules I follow; "Photograph the grave/gravesite "in-situ", or as it appears in that moment in time. The purpose is to show the grave as it is, be it dirty, cluttered, broken, or pristine. It is not your job to clean it, clear it, fix it, or decorate it. The graves are not yours to do as you please. Remember, one person's "good deed" just might be another person's vandalism. Go take lots of photos...but do it like an anthropologist and do not disturb the grave site. -AJ" Mar. 10, 2013

When time permits, if a memorial does not exist I create one. I also search for some records to tie the people together and add a bio. I have a backlog of photos to create memorials. Each trip involves multiple cememteries and normally 300 to 500 photos.

If you would like to use my photos, please ask. I have recently experienced some issues with my photos being used inappropriately. I want to share, but I want to know who, what, where, how? the photos will be used. Transfers and edits, please use the EDIT tab.
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Michael Compton
Thank You!
For transferring Lillie Compton. I appreciate it.
Added by Michael Compton on Oct 20, 2017 5:31 PM
Mark Barnett
Jacob Kline
You are correct. I had 5 pictures from Schuylkill Haven at the bottom of over 700 Oheb Zedek pictures. I just kept posting and didn't realize I had the wrong cemetery. I have deleted Jacob's and his wife's, Sarah, that I created. Also moved Israel & Rebecca to Schuylkill Haven.
Added by Mark Barnett on Oct 15, 2017 4:30 PM
Elizabeth Fekete
Ottville Cemetery
Hello. My name is Elizabeth and I am a direct descendant of Thomas Lunn and Charlotte Burchell, both buried in Ottville Cemetery. My sister and I were there yesterday, and sadly we found that a tree (maybe 2) fell on top of the graves of our grandparents and uncles. Were you aware of this? My sister is going to contact the authorities responsible for the cemetery and see if we can't get them to correct this mess. It was very sad. If you are related to the Lunns we would love to exchange info. If not would you be willing to transfer them to me? Thank you for your help. It is greatly appreciated. Elizabeth.
Added by Elizabeth Fekete on Oct 12, 2017 6:24 PM
Jo Ann Kaufman
Hannah (#156339438) and Elsie (#156343644) Anderson
Thank you for memorializing my 2nd great-aunts, sisters of my great-grandfather, Olof Lars Ahlgren, (#43788827) who settled at Summerdale, Chautauqua County, NY. It was a thrill to find them so well cared for in findagrave after the challenge of finding them at all!
All were born at Andrarum, Skånelån or Kristianstad, Sweden, the children of Lars Nilsson Ahlgren 1811-1881, and Britta Andersdotter, 1810-1881.
Hanna / Hannah married Edward Anderson (#156339456) in Sweden and had three children there, Betty, b. May, 1875 but no further information found after the 1900 census; Andrew Edward, 1879-1973 (#156371732) and Nels, 1885-1934 (#156339419)and all are also your hard work.
Else / Elsie followed her older sister to Princeton in 1889 and married Nels Anderson, 1853-1946, there, in 1890; no known children. You already have them linked on findagrave.
Great work! I think Bureau County and that cemetery need a few more Andersons for you to keep straight (not!)
Added by Jo Ann Kaufman on Oct 07, 2017 2:16 PM
Keni Kealiher
Photo Usage
Hi, I would like to ask permission to use your headstone photos in my genealogy and post to my tree. I am currently looking at Sarah Eastlick in the Walnut Cemetery 146589561. She is the first wife to my 3x great grandmother's brother.

Thank you, Keni
Added by Keni Kealiher on Sep 13, 2017 4:08 PM
Sharon Ellis
Catherine Floyd Ruff
Wow! That was fast service! Thank you so much for her marker. Much appreciated. Keep well, Sharon
Added by Sharon Ellis on Sep 11, 2017 3:49 PM
Thank you very much for getting his photo for me and for all you do for Find A Grave!! :):)

Added by melanie on Sep 08, 2017 1:25 PM
Mary Thomas
Please remove the photo of family headstone "Jackson" from Memorial # 36695684. The memorial was recently edited. (It initially had the incorrect last name of Jackson)
Added by Rita on Aug 23, 2017 10:18 AM
Dominique Potier
Alfred H Greiert # 128018055
Thanks for your picture . I can't tell if he was an US Airborne Troop Carrier during the WW2 ... if one day you find his obit or more info could you contact me ?

Added by Dominique Potier on Aug 22, 2017 11:54 PM
Clark and Betty Leadley photos
Thanks SO much for the photos!!

Added by Jeanette on Aug 22, 2017 5:11 PM
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