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Tom Brocher (#47674416)
 member for 5 years, 8 months, 7 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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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
Headstone FIGEAC Family
I have prepared a document ( Pdf ) with all the details, and I 'll send it to your @gmail address as I do not know if it is possible to attach documents in this discussion.
Hope you don't mind
Best regards

Yves F.
Added by Yves FIGEAC on Jul 28, 2017 12:54 AM
Kennith E Stoddon
Thank you
Added by alltogethernow on Jul 27, 2017 7:24 PM
RE: Michael Manick
You're welcome!
Added by AnnieBee on Jul 27, 2017 1:23 PM
RE: Headstone GELY Paul & Maria
Dear Paul,
I already answered your message, but I have another question related to the information I would like to have them added on the headstones of my relatives burried in that cemetery.
Should I send the information to the contributor Atanathos ?

Or should I send them to you ?

Thank you in advance for your support

Best regards

Yves F.
Added by Yves FIGEAC on Jul 27, 2017 6:36 AM
Frederick Henry
You posted the wrong headstone for Frederick Henry. You posted Joseph Milton Henry.
Added by Marc&Genia on Jul 23, 2017 6:00 PM
RE: Marie Krivanek
Josef's stone was right where you said it would be! Thanks!
Added by ttaylornorth on Jul 20, 2017 9:19 PM
Edward Crowley 105163575
forward from Athanatos 11 Jun 2017

"pretty sure this name & photo do not go together"
If you click the photo you will see the caption stating that Edward Crowley isn't listed on the plot monument. A lot of people are buried without markers or for some reason, never get noted on the stone.
Added by Familyღ✞ on Jul 18, 2017 9:37 AM
Gerry Jean
RE: Elizabeth Casey #110076151
O.k., Tom, photos deleted!
Added by Gerry Jean on Jul 15, 2017 12:03 AM
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