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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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B.J. Waters, clio, GerbLady, Good Oman, HC Hughes, HJ, J.Sullivan, John Krieg, K. Roberts, Lenora C, Lynne S, Terenda Curtis ..., Teresa
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|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.
|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.
|Jon Field||Field photos|
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.
|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
|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.
|Dominique Potier||RE: Richard A Switzer # 128297690|
|Dominique Potier||Richard A Switzer # 128297690|
Thanks Har37x for your picture . I'm pretty certain he was an Airborne during the WW2 ... I have the same name and same death date but need a proof . if one day you find his obit or more info could you contact me ?
|Jacki Klawonn||Medley photo|
Thanks so much for posting the headstone photo for Merle.
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