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kswh (#46633789)
 member for 13 years, 27 days
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Bio Photo I started going to cemeteries in geneology searches. As I went thru the cemeteries I realized how much the stones wear down (and all the other factors - cemeteries not being kept up, vandalism, etc) and that someday you wouldn't be able to read those stones.

I also realized what great things people were doing by taking pics, and volunteering to take pics, for people who were looking for their family and couldn't get to the area.

So...I starting taking pictures myself. Now that we have digital cameras all it costs me is my time. And the results are great...people find family they're looking for and most importantly, those that were buried in the cemetery and the stones were put up for are not forgotten.
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Athena
Carleen Frances Potter

I just wanted to thank you for the precious time you took to help me make Carleen's memorial complete by sending me her obituary. I have given you full credit for it on her memorial.

Thanks again
Athena
Added by Athena on Oct 14, 2017 1:31 AM
squadron a association
Trooper Charles J Rizzo
On behalf of the late Troopers of Squadron A, we THANK YOU for your help and support.

Vince Katinas
Squadron A Association
Added by squadron a association on Oct 13, 2017 7:31 PM
patrick279
St. Patrick's Cemetery
Thank you for adding the photos of William and Edna Ryan's grave markers.

Patrick
Added by patrick279 on Oct 05, 2017 6:34 PM
Greg Hetzler
RE: Memorial# 183860901
"To Be The Bearer Of Good News"

There is a reason we like to feel that what we do is good. These comments are shared with all. I could not receive them without your help. Pass this along if desired.

• “… her obituary said the church she was a member of, seems like the obituary listed the wrong State. Yes, you have the right cemetery now, your work does help others. Thanks. “ …
I felt great, my Mom is buried there also.

• A brand-new member signed up just to place a Flower on a memorial I photographed and added.
I am glad I chose to photograph that whole cemetery.

• A member sent a thank you.” … what a wonderful surprise to find your photo. I shared it and it brought us some tears and smiles. Wonderful.”
That made me feel good, what can I say.

• A misplaced memorial was corrected by searching for the contact of a descendant. One was found and the memorial could be transferred to the proper cemetery. They sent a note, “Thank you so much for reaching out! ... Yes, she was my grandmother … it is very much appreciated!! “
I am glad I did this.

• A member has worked for ten years to see all the cemeteries in his county are being added. My research overflowed into his area. I forwarded all the research I accumulated for in his county area. The response I got back was “… JACKPOT! “.
This was great to learn.

• I had the assistance of Members across four to six States. I could link just as many generations of descendants of town settlers born in 1780 and 1805. Those who helped felt good to link the memorials, some which they had seen unconnected for a long time.
I could make new friends, we all felt good.

Greg Hetzler
#47780555 (FindAGrave.com Contributor)
The original version was Posted to FindAGrave Forums

PS: Personal Note: As tribute to my Mom I entered all the memorials at the Memorial Garden in Sarasota Florida. This was a Tribute to help others. I appreciate it greatly when even one link can be added to any of the parishioners.

Added by Greg Hetzler on Oct 05, 2017 8:30 AM
Deyo Family Association (DFA)
Tracy Deyo
Thank you very much for your help.
At least we know now... Unmarked
Jeff
Added by Deyo Family Association (... on Oct 03, 2017 5:18 PM
Dana Sparks
Mabel Miller
Thank you for finding out that Mabel Miller's grave is unmarked, I've removed my photo request. Have a great day :)
Added by Dana Sparks on Oct 01, 2017 12:25 PM
Greg Hetzler
Memorial# 183860901
Thank you for Clara Alice Petrie Pease Memorial Photo. I need to first reply with an OMG reaction as I had pulled off I-81 Exit 14 Tully Wed. Sept 20th, last week, on a 888 mile drive that day. I told myself, no stopping this day, my first grandchild was being delivered Fri at 7:30AM. So thank you for seeing the Pease family. Eva E Kuhn E Pease, my grandma's sister.
Regards, Greg Hetzler, Weddington, North Carolina.
Added by Greg Hetzler on Sep 30, 2017 3:37 PM
Gary Monigold
Joyce Monigold Photo request
Thank you so much for finding Joyce's marker and posting the photo for me. I appreciate your help and all your work on Find A Grave helping others. Have a great day!
Added by Gary Monigold on Sep 29, 2017 6:24 PM
NYGraveFinders
Photo of memorial
Thank you for the recent photo request you filled for me. It is greatly appreciated.
Added by NYGraveFinders on Sep 25, 2017 7:18 PM
Teresa A B Schopfer
Lewis Eastman
Thank you for sharing the interesting article regarding his odd passing. Appreciate it!
Added by Teresa A B Schopfer on Sep 09, 2017 10:52 AM
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