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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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Linda Hillary Hannah
Belle Virginia Poston Carpenter
#178631412 has been deleted. I finally figured out what you were saying and remembered that I have to delete mine and ask for management of yours to be put in my name. Thank you for being patient. Yes I DO need a transfer of my Great Grandmother to myself. Thank you again for taking the pictures. I am excited to have them.
Added by Linda Hillary Hannah on Apr 24, 2017 11:46 AM
Linda Hillary Hannah
Reynolds Priestly Carpenter
I guess I didn't understand. Yes, I would like to transfer my Great Grandfather, 114463210 to my management. I do have somethings to add. Thank you,

Linda Hannah

Added by Linda Hillary Hannah on Apr 24, 2017 11:35 AM
Linda Hillary Hannah
Belle Virginia Poston Carpenter
I have deleted the first copy as it has less information. I am the originator of the information. Belle is my Great Grandmother, #178631412,not my husband who is still alive and kicking! I don't think I need a management transfer as I hope to keep going for many years. I hope this is satisfactory. I do need to link her to her husband, however.


Linda Hillary Hannah
Added by Linda Hillary Hannah on Apr 24, 2017 11:27 AM
Thomas Erbes
Christina Faber
Thank you for the photo. The Hetzler Cemetery is difficult terrain. It gets so overgrown, and it is impossible during the late summer.

Thanks again
Tom Erbes
Added by Thomas Erbes on Apr 23, 2017 5:57 PM
Jon Field
Field Photos
I thank you tremendously for taking the 3 photos for me. So excited to get them I hit send before writing the message.
Thanks again,

Jon Field
Added by Jon Field on Apr 23, 2017 3:32 PM
Jon Field
Field photos
Added by Jon Field on Apr 23, 2017 3:30 PM
Obit posted--thank you!
Added by HJ on Apr 23, 2017 2:59 PM
Trevor Baxter
RE: Titanic grave photo.
Thank you, very much appreciated.
Added by Trevor Baxter on Apr 22, 2017 4:17 AM
Linda Hillary Hannah
Reynolds Priestly Carpenter
The above is may Great Grandfather!! Thank you so much for taking the pictures of his grave. May I have permission to repost to his wife, Belle V. Posten Carpenter who I have just added. May I also download to my computer to use in an eventual publications where I will give you credit.

Thank you again,
Linda Hillary Hannah
Avondale, AZ
Added by Linda Hillary Hannah on Apr 21, 2017 7:36 PM
Trevor Baxter
Titanic grave photo.
I am a Titanic researcher,i see on find a grave you have a photo of 1st class passenger Dickson H. Bishop # 6597063, i am looking for your permission to download the photo to help with my research, i live in the UK so it would be hard to visit the cemetery, i am trying to find as many Titanic grave sites that are still surviving to day, i hope you can help.

Regards Trevor
Added by Trevor Baxter on Apr 21, 2017 11:34 AM
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