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Tom Brocher (#47674416)
 member for 5 years, 9 months, 17 days
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Bio Photo In early 2015, the Golden Gate National Cemetery Photography Project completed its 3-year-long effort. The cemetery, located in San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, is now 99.96% photographed, with less than 50 inscriptions that need to be photographed.

Since March 2015, I have been photographing the markers in the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, San Mateo County, California. Only 25% of the 355,000 markers there have been photographed. Many of the burials are reinterments from the now defunct Calvary Cemetery in San Francisco. I am currently posting photographs in Sections D and V: For Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery the San Francisco Genealogy website is invaluable:

I add new memorials as need be and add missing information and links.

Please contact me if you have taken a better photograph of a headstone for a memorial (e.g., with better lighting), and I will be happy to remove my photo.


Golden Gate National Cemetery Credits:

FAG members Samme Templin, Theresa Miller, Christine S., and Cindy S. helped post the photos.

FAG contributor Stewart Blandon completed Section 2E. Stewart also created an excel spreadsheet for the burials in the cemetery that has been vital for the project. Stewart and Kathleen Clemence added plot information to memorials.

FAG contributor Kathleen Clemence completed Section R.

FAG contributor Christine and Winmar finished photographing and posting photos from Section MA.

Notes on the Golden Gate National Cemetery:

Section A: Redo north facing markers starting with A-133.

Section E: Contains markers for 45 graves of German and Italian prisoner of war from World War II; there also about 100 graves of servicemen who died between 1865 and 1910.


I am currently interested in the Brocher, Lahey, Williamson, Weber, and Grumann families of eastern Wisconsin, particularly Manitowoc County.

I am also researching Nuzum, Wright, Wheeler families of western Wisconsin.

Finally, I am researching Welch, Belden, Dunbar familiies of southeastern Minnesota.
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Gerry Jean
RE: John Flynn #106645408
Tom, Thx for the find!
Don't know if I'm up to returning to H.C. again. Too many well-meaning volunteers don't follow the Find A Grave protocols. Oh well!!
Glad you've gotten right in the old g'pa groove!
Added by Gerry Jean on Sep 23, 2017 9:49 AM
Gerry Jean
RE: Timothy Foley #105169216
Re T. Foley: O.K.!
Added by Gerry Jean on Sep 21, 2017 11:39 AM
Gerry Jean
RE: Charles F Seifert Holy Cross
Tom ... congratulations on your g'daughter's arrival! Your life ain't gonna' be the same ... great times ahead!
(Deleted Seifert's photos.)
Added by Gerry Jean on Sep 13, 2017 10:31 AM
Gerry Jean
RE: Anna & Clifford Middlemiss Photos
In El Dorado Hills ... 130 miles from here (Pacifica). Great community but way too hot (especially now ... 108-110d. vs 64-67 here!) for us.
Added by Gerry Jean on Aug 29, 2017 10:27 AM
Michelle Kellar-Murtey
Theodore F Kellar
Many thanks for your work at the Veteran's Cemetery in San Bruno!!!
Added by Michelle Kellar-Murtey on Aug 28, 2017 11:41 PM
Gerry Jean
RE: Anna & Clifford Middlemiss Photos
Hi Tom,
A grandchild! ... what a gift!! Mine are 14 (boy) & 12 (girl). We've spoiled them shamelessly over these short years ... love it.
O.k. re the Middlemiss/Moyles headstones ... another good catch!
Added by Gerry Jean on Aug 26, 2017 10:50 AM
Doug Slaunwhite
RE: Note of Thanks!
Thank you for taking the time to reply with your suggestion. I will do that soon. thanks again!
Added by Doug Slaunwhite on Aug 21, 2017 10:49 AM
Doug Slaunwhite
RE: Note of Thanks!
Hi Tom-
On my Nana's 1st husband's Find A Grave and I don't see any request for "transfer of management" on his memorial. I wonder why? I wonder if you have the management for his? Any possibility for u to transfer his memorial to my care? Robert E. Whitbeck -- # 3647662

thank you!
Added by Doug Slaunwhite on Aug 21, 2017 8:02 AM
James Harvey
Transfer of fathers memorial
Can you transfer my fathers memorial to me=. I would like to update it and add some content to it. #139097249

James C. Harvey
Added by James Harvey on Aug 17, 2017 2:20 AM
James Harvey
Tom thanks for work and efforts. You mat never fully know the impact. But you did make one.

James Harvey
Added by James Harvey on Aug 16, 2017 7:39 PM
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