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Rich Kreiss (#46796115)
 member for 11 years, 8 months, 14 days
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Bio Photo I am a southern Pennsylvania resident and have been doing genealogy for more than 20 years, primarily on my mother's family. Her maiden name was Comer and she was born in Grayson County, VA. My sister, Linda, and her daughter, Shari, help me by taking many of the photos of the grave markers/stones and adding them to this website. They are a tremendous help to me.

If you would like for me to transfer to you any of your kinfolk that I have entered, please click the "EDIT" tab at the top of the memorial, then click "Suggest a Correction, etc." and, after entering your request, click "SEND". Find-A-Grave will then automatically email me with the memorial number you requested and your contributor number included. It is not necessary for you to type those numbers in if you use the EDIT tab. BTW, I am not too fussy or nitpicky about your relationship to the person you request since it's hard for me to fathom that you would want to manage the memorial of a person who is not related to you. I would like to think that your intentions are good and honest. So, with that said, I would be happy to transfer anyone as long as I am not related to him/her/it also.

Incidentally, please do not send the names of children to be posted to the bio of a memorial. It creates an additional burden that is difficult to keep up with. I will, however, link any family members if I am able to.

Also, most of the memorials I create are from the individual's death certificate. I post only the basic data that I find to include the person's full name, full birth/death dates, where born and where died, the name of the spouse(s) and the cause of death, primarily if it's accidental. I realize the info is not always accurate but at least it's a start. I will not post the death certificate to the memorial since I consider them to be relatively private and personal. Besides, I asked myself if I would want mine posted after my demise and I decided that I would not since I have no control over what goes on it or by whom. There are often words and descriptions on the forms that I'm sure the survivors would not desire to have publicized.

Btw, I have found that the DEATH dates listed on the certificates are generally very accurate and if they're off, it's usually only by a day or two. More often, the grave marker is in error when there is a conflict with the death certificate.

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Carl Catherman
Martha McNeil & Oliver Campbell
Thank you very much for adding the bio notes. I appreciate your quick response.
Added by Carl Catherman on Mar 21, 2017 7:49 AM
Many Thanks For Transfer's
Added by Peabody on Mar 08, 2017 6:06 PM
Carolina Caswell
Added by Carolina Caswell on Mar 07, 2017 5:01 PM
Tamela Ashlock
Lorina Carrier Long

Thank you for all your work on my Great Grandmother's memorial and a special thanks for transferring her memorial to me. She holds a special place in my heart, even though I never met her. She is also the granddaughter of Gunpowder Mary, who made the 500 lbs. of gunpowder that helped the Colonist win the Battle of Kings Mountain in North Carolina and kept the British in the north, a turning point in the Revolutionary War. Thanks again, TJ Ashlock
Added by Tamela Ashlock on Feb 19, 2017 11:39 PM
Carl Catherman
Avery Blevins
Thank you very much for adding the note. I appreciate your quick response.
Added by Carl Catherman on Feb 16, 2017 7:00 AM
LTC Stephen R. Pain
Reference: Transfer of Tillman Haithcock's Memorial
Rich, thank you very much for transferring Uncle Tillman Haithcock's memorial to my care. I have been researching my family history for the past 4 years and trying to reconnect my family together and I want to thank you for your help in this endeavor. Blessings and Peace!

Added by LTC Stephen R. Pain on Feb 11, 2017 6:32 PM
Family Brown
First I would like to thank-you for allowing me
to have my Family Members.
Are Mazie Elizabeth Brown Roten And,
Hattie Beatrice Brown Woodruff related to you
through your Family.
But Again I Thank-You for your Generosity.
Added by Peabody on Feb 11, 2017 5:02 PM
Jesse R. Mitchell
RE: Nancy Caroline Harris Kennedy VS Nannie Bell Kennedy
Thank You.
Added by Jesse R. Mitchell on Feb 08, 2017 4:45 AM
betty reese
Rich, they have laid a new stone on the memorial of Willm James (Willie) Day and the birth dates do not agree with what you have. I thought you might want to correct them. Also there is a duplicate and I notified them it needed to be deleted.

Betty Reese
Added by betty reese on Feb 04, 2017 3:35 PM
Added by Peabody on Feb 04, 2017 12:43 PM
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