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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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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
wrong photo on #36695716
The photo that you added on 36695716 is for the infant son (d Mar 2, 1875 and daughter (died Aug 23, 1876) of W. & E. Thurston.
Please remove from 36695716 and add to 108274024 and 108274054. Thanks!

Added by Rita on Aug 20, 2017 4:50 PM
Charlie & Emy Peasha
Of course..but, is there some reason? Are you related to Vince? He was the head of my union, I spoke with him often and I just wanted to honor him. Can you explain to me why people keep insisting we not show cemetery photos? I don't understand what the problem is with showing photos of cemetery structures?
Added by Charlie & Emy Peasha on Aug 19, 2017 8:23 PM
Charlie & Emy Peasha
I would be more than happy to take over the Findagrave page for Mr. Sombrotto. Please advise.
Charlie & Emy Peasha (#48826003)
member for 1 year, 11 months, 28 days
Added by Charlie & Emy Peasha on Aug 19, 2017 7:29 PM
Kim Crawford
Minnie Desmit headstone photo
Thank you so much for the photo. God bless
Added by Kim Crawford on Aug 08, 2017 6:44 PM
Zoey Wolfe
Thank you for this. I have recently found out that Leah jean anthony is my material grandmother thru hr daughter Laura who she has given up for adoption and I am searching for rest of my family since I was also adopted after Laura gave me up for adoption. It's not just me. I also have two twin brother from same bloodline. Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated. Since I am unable to find who Leah was with to create my mom so I would like to find my grandpa if he's still live. Thank you

Added by Zoey Wolfe on Jul 06, 2017 8:13 PM
Thank you for the images!

Added by CMiller on Jun 29, 2017 9:24 AM
Anne Winters
RE: Emeline Dow McKenzie
Added by Anne Winters on Jun 27, 2017 8:13 PM
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