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Rich Kreiss (#46796115)
 member for 11 years, 10 months, 16 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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Benjamin L Manifold
thanks for edit info
Hi Rich.
Thank you so much for your research and the info you have provided for Samuel and many others out of the goodness of your heart. I have not been able to afford subscriptions to Ancestry or other sites, so that information is most appreciated. I will never be able to travel to York County to do research myself, but have received help from good folks as well as York County Archives.
I have missed so much, but still hope to find someday a photo of my great grandfather Dr. William Henry Manifold who had his last medical practice in New Freedom. A cousin provided a photo of his wife Margaret Sheffer of Shrewsbury, but none is to be found of Dr. WHM.
I wish you and your family the very best.
Added by Benjamin L Manifold on May 17, 2017 2:41 PM
Rick Thoman
Pauline Zumbrum.
Hi Rich,

I'll transfer it back to the creators of the memorial and then they can delete this duplicate. Thanks

Added by Rick Thoman on May 10, 2017 9:35 PM
Seaborn Hartsoe
Thanks for connecting Seaborn to his parents. Much appreciated!
Added by MKH on May 05, 2017 7:26 PM
Ginny Becker
Walter Raleigh May
Thank you for your contribution to my Grandfather's page.

Ginny Becker
Birmingham, AL
Added by Ginny Becker on May 04, 2017 8:19 AM
Thanks for the transfer, much appreciated!
Added by SG on May 03, 2017 12:53 PM
Thank you!
Thanks for updating the info for Emma Floyd Schields and Sarah Floyd Williams so quickly
Added by SusieMariacle on Apr 22, 2017 8:56 AM
RE: George Johnson
Ok, that's where my information came from also. Thanks so much for your quick reply.
Added by Neetzy on Apr 20, 2017 7:10 AM
Wilburn Stancil (Bill) Lassiter
TRF of Memorial for Ina Mae Speaks Cook
Thank you so very much! I will always tend to the memorial with the utmost dignity and respect.TAKE CARE! Respectfully,Wilburn Lassiter SCPO/USN/RET
Added by Wilburn Stancil (Bill) La... on Apr 18, 2017 4:53 AM
Linda (Duncan) & Travis
Susan Duncan
Thank you so very much for adding the information to Susan's page. We really appreciate all you do to help families find their loved ones.
Linda (Duncan) and Travis
Added by Linda (Duncan) & Travis on Apr 11, 2017 1:52 PM
Wm C Vannoy 41911181
Thanks for all your transcription work on many of my relatives. I made a correction to Wm's middle name as his DC shows it as Calvin, not Cleveland.
A cousin in Idaho, Lorraine 96428541
Added by Lorraine on Apr 11, 2017 12:59 PM
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