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Bill Bodkin (#47157221)
 member for 7 years, 10 months, 4 days
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I live on the southside of Pittsburgh. I am focused on picturing complete cemeteries. I have almost 300 thousand pictures of 170 cemeteries. I have begun uploading thru the bulk upload beta program. Some of my cemeteries require transcribers with a language proficiency e.g. Yiddish and Serbian, hoping that FAG will add this to their wish list.
My pix are primarily to provide info. I am not embarrassed if you want to submit a request for a better picture; then I will remove my pic.
The Beta program for uploading large files, as most of mine are, has caused a good number of issues. Please contact me with any issues or solutions. Thanks
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Tom Myers
RE: Transcribers
Just needed another project to work on and this seemed worth doing.
Added by Tom Myers on May 17, 2017 10:29 AM
Tom Myers
RE: Bucks county
I undoubtedly have relatives in western PA since there was a Mennonite migration there in the early 1800s.
Added by Tom Myers on May 16, 2017 6:55 PM
Tom Myers
RE: Transcribers
Transcribers are supposed to check for duplicates but they often don't. Because the shooter manages the memorial, they have to take care of duplicates.
Added by Tom Myers on May 16, 2017 6:54 PM
Kathi Lynn King
mongahela/st. mary's
Once again the memorials were made from photos you submitted making the memorials your responsibility. I have done all the work and research for you to be able to correct the mistakes. As manager of the memorials you are responsible for the accuracy of them also. If they are in the wrong cemetery they are not accurate. If you had stopped in the Office and asked Mark for a Map, it clearly defines the 2 cemetery boundaries and you would have known exactly which cemetery you were in when you took your photos.
Added by Kathi Lynn King on Apr 22, 2017 6:09 AM
Kathi Lynn King
Monongahela/St. Mary's
Even though these two cemeteries share boundaries they are completely seperate entities. Monongahela Cemetery has no authority over St. Mary's, it is run by St. Damian of Molecai in Monongahela. The known duplicates need to be deleted a couple of them you might not have seen because there were spelling errors. I have photographed every stone in both of these cemeteries they are completely clear, in focus and legible. It took me 2 years to get these two cemeteries cleaned up after the last time someone dumped memorials in one that belonged in the other. Please go in and delete your duplicates. They are easy to spot.
Added by Kathi Lynn King on Apr 21, 2017 7:14 AM
Patricia Moore
RE: Helen Buck # 86143698
Okay. Shame to lose the picture though. May I inquire as to how you will be getting all of the additional information on the photo/memorial. Might I assume it is a functionality of your camera? Thanks, Pat
Added by Patricia Moore on Mar 26, 2017 12:53 PM
Marianne
Re-Ondovcik
Bill, transfers appreciated but were not necessary,only helping a friend :D
Hope all is well.
Marianne
Added by Marianne on Mar 25, 2017 4:56 AM
Joseph R. Klett
Mary Newbern Hank at Monongahela Cem.
Please accept my belated, but sincere, thanks for the transfer. All the best to you, Bill. -Joe Klett
Added by Joseph R. Klett on Feb 21, 2017 8:14 PM
S. Segall
Re: William Jordan at Valhalla Cemetery
Hi Bill,

My friend (USC Girl) and I have searched the entirety of Valhalla Cemetery 4 times and have not found William Jordan. Would you please call the office and verify he has a headstone and the exact location of his burial? Without this information he may never be found. This is a very poorly maintained cemetery. I had to have a headstone for another requester dug out from under 3" of grass a few days ago.

If he does not have a headstone, but you would like a picture of the area and gps coordinates I'm happy to do that for you.

Warmly,
Sabrina Segall
Added by S. Segall on Jan 30, 2017 1:33 PM
Beth
Bridget O'Malley
Hi
Bridget O'Malley 1880-1955 in Calvary Cemetery:
Her maiden name was Parsons.

Thanks

Beth
Added by Beth on Dec 17, 2016 10:59 PM
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