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Rich Dohm (#47091329)
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Bio Photo I live in the Carytown section of Richmond, Virginia, USA, an urban environment second to none. I grave the area of New Jersey to Georgia, looking for lost or forgotten cemeteries.

And often while walking those cemeteries I'll see some neglected or damaged or sinking markers, so I tidy them up, and sometimes get more involved, then take a picture and post it, feeling like I might be their last best chance to be remembered for some future researcher. We all have the same purpose, we're all working for posterity, and I think this data base has become a number-one stop for any family history researcher.

I'm a U.S. Navy veteran, Vietnam era, duty aboard the USS Canopus AS-34. I raised a family, but lost my wife. I made a career in newspaper production, am now retired, and enjoy volunteer gravestone photography.

The best way I've found to get a readable gravestone photo is to redirect sunlight to create shadows in the carved surface.

One thing, I'd like to ask the community at large, is quit cropping photos... it makes a perfectly normal photo look less attractive to do that. Please post natural photos.

Anyone who wants to use my photos may do so, without any restriction, so help yourself. They have been posted here for you to use. And if you want a transfer, simply ask for it.
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TaxiCab
RE: O'Brien in St Peter Cem-Baltimore
Thanks Rich for your quick reply. That is a great picture! Your photo skills made the stone very readable AND hot dog "from Co. Limerick"
Let me know if I can return the favor here in Baltimore.
Carol
Added by TaxiCab on Feb 25, 2017 9:46 AM
TaxiCab
O'Brien in St Peter Cem-Baltimore
Hi Rich,
Is John O'Brien memorial #48313021 an ancestor of your?
Carol cab1941@msn.com
Added by TaxiCab on Feb 25, 2017 8:19 AM
Steward
RE: Ruth Gildea ~ Chester Rural Cemetery
I deleted my listing for Ruth, very sorry for the confusion.
Added by Steward on Jan 25, 2017 6:08 AM
JDF
Maury Cemetery
Thank you for all those photos, can't believe you found them ALL. I want to put a few more photo requests into that cemetery next week, maybe you have time?
Added by JDF on Nov 03, 2016 8:56 AM
Gracie Ann Matisyn
RE: Kate Patuzzi ~ Mountain Grove
You're very welcome! Glad to help.
Added by Gracie Ann Matisyn on Oct 25, 2016 9:41 AM
pdeneen
RE: Robert Leonard's wife ~
Thanks Rich. I think we got it now.
Appreciate your help.
Added by pdeneen on Sep 27, 2016 1:54 PM
Syd Gardner
No, I'm not related to ~
~ the Provosts buried in Enon Cemetery, Bullock County, Alabama, but was just passing on info that I'd found regarding the wives of William Franklin Provost (1821-1895) - Just my way of paying forward for all the help I'd received over the past decades of seeking help on my own family history research.
Added by Syd Gardner on Aug 29, 2016 6:24 AM
Sandy Guthrey
RE: Double Churches Cemetery ~ Sturkie
Good Evening Rich,

I deleted the extra pictures that I had posted on these two photo requests for the Sturkie's as you asked. Just to let you know there were several other Sturkie's in that area of the cemetery. If you need me to search for any others please let me know.

Thank you,
Sandy Guthrey
Added by Sandy Guthrey on Aug 28, 2016 8:02 PM
John Mallory Land
RE: Linwood Cemetery ~ Judge Williams
Hi, Rich - I hope you're well. As you may be aware, because Wm. F. WILLIAMS' grave is unmarked and he saw service in the CSA, he is eligible to receive a grave marker from the Veterans Administration. I am preparing an application for one, but since I'm not related, I need authorization from someone who has a family connection to him. As you had requested a grave photo, I wondered if you might be kin or know of someone who is and might be willing to authorize me to apply. You probably know that the VA doesn't care how distant or indirect the family connection is and does not require documentation of it but merely a statement as to the relationship. I have successfully applied for and placed about 30 such monuments in the local area over the last few years, and I have everything I need to apply for this one except the family authorization. You can reply by messaging here on FindAGrave or by emailing me at newsompage[AT]yahoo[DOT]com. Thanks - John
Added by John Mallory Land on Aug 21, 2016 4:43 PM
Bill Krebs
Jeremiah Murphy
Thank you for the pic and the great information.
Added by Bill Krebs on Aug 16, 2016 9:36 AM
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