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Carol Chakurda (#47915541)
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Bio Photo I've been working on my Family history since I was 11 years old. I started this because of a homework assignment and became hooked when Grandpa explained that he was Grandma's third husband. I had no idea!

I've used this site for a long time, gleaning little tidbits of information that I needed. Then it occurred to me that I may have information that someone else needs so I should give back. I signed up as a member and I've been adding my little tidbits as I find them. I hope it helps someone.

If I claim a photo request for an area not local to me (Stafford, VA) don't panic. It means that I was there and already have the picture and I will upload it once I return home from my travels. Along those lines - when I am traveling I may let you know that I have claimed one of your photo requests. If you will go ahead and request the rest of your family in that cemetery it helps because if I am running out of time, memory space in my camera, or battery I will try to concentrate on requests that have been made. :)


I have taken the photos for Rodef Shalom Cemetery in Cardiff, NJ. I will be entering those as I can. There are over 4000 photos so it may take me most of the winter to get them all entered! UPDATE: 20 MAR 2016 - I am down to only 783 more pictures to enter for this cemetery which at my current pace will take about 3 months. Once competed I will start on Mount Calvary, in Pleasantville. COMPLETED! I am now working on Mount Calvary.

I have taken photos of about 1/3 of the Beth Kehillah Cemetery in Cardiff, NJ. I have completed adding the photos that I have until my next trip. (Except for the ones that need translating from Hebrew to English.) COMPLETED!

I have completed taking the pictures in Emeth Shalom Cemetery, Cardiff, NJ. I will hopefully complete entering them into FAG by the end of 2014! COMPLETED!

I have photo documented the Stafford Memorial Gardens, Stafford, VA up through last summer (2012) so now we just need to keep up with the new additions. But there are hundreds of unmarked graves in that cemetery.

I have taken all photos for the AMAA Cemetery in Brooke, Stafford/Fredericksburg, VA. All names and photos have been entered as of June 2013. This cemetery buries people in the order received so it will be easy to keep updated.

Edits and Transfer requests should be made through the edit tab. Thanks.
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David Hunsberger
Falls Church City
Carol, thanks for providing edits to the David Bos memorial. I accepted them, then checked the birth records, and then removed your additions. If you are not from around here you may not realize that Falls Church City is different from the Falls Church neighborhood that lies within Fairfax County. The birth records I found online gave Fairfax County, so I went with that. Anyway, edits are always welcome. -- David
Added by David Hunsberger on Apr 12, 2017 7:28 AM
Carl Catherman
Carolyn Jones
Thank you very much for adding the note.
Added by Carl Catherman on Feb 27, 2017 7:34 AM
David P. Wilson
Transfer thank you
Many thanks for the Mary A. Koch memorial transfer - and for having created her memorial. It's all greatly appreciated!
Added by David P. Wilson on Feb 05, 2017 12:45 AM
Ken Jones
RE: Marshall & Gwen Strickler
b.1920-01-09 d.2007-10-03 Mary Gwendolyn Danner
b.1939-07-21 d.1999-08-08 Mary Gwendolyn Bulko

Danner - Marie's youngest sister
Bulko - daughter died before mother
Added by Ken Jones on Feb 04, 2017 6:40 PM
David P. Wilson
Koch transfer request
Hi, Carol. When you get a chance, if you'll please check for a management transfer request that I submitted, via the Edits tab, the other day, for Mary Anna Koch (died 2004) who's buried in Holy Rosary Cem., Dundalk, MD, I'll be most appreciative. Thank you very much - and thanks for having created Mrs. Koch's memorial and including the obituary text in it!
Added by David P. Wilson on Feb 02, 2017 4:13 PM
Ann Eckard
Hi Carol,

According to the office at Stonewall, Ann's family has not ordered a permanent marker.

Added by Daddys♥Girl on Jan 25, 2017 10:36 AM
Scott A. Steinbrink
Rosena Livsey Thompson
I am the only one who took the pictures at New Bethel AMC Cemetery. So yeah she is there. That cemetery is wrong. And it is NOT in Snellville. I will inform the other person.
Added by Scott A. Steinbrink on Jan 21, 2017 2:32 PM
RE: Davenport transfers
THANKS, Carol---
Added by BigFrench on Jan 17, 2017 5:14 AM
dianne p.
RE: Anna Geba
I searched for Anna's obit and your info is correct. Dianne
Added by dianne p. on Dec 20, 2016 8:04 AM
Robert C. Peurifoy
Col Montague
Thank you for adding the bio for Col. Montague. He was an outstanding example of our military. You have honored him by your work.
Noticed you have worked in several Jewish cemeteries. I was in Baltimore last week taking pictures in four Jewish cemeteries. Some of the graves marker are in Hebrew. Can you read Hebrew. I need some help. A few are completely in Hebrew so I can't enter anything.
Within a six block area of East Baltimore there are at least 7 old Jewish cemeteries. I was there looking for the graves of the parents of Moses Cone, a famous memorial I wrote the bio for. He is buried about 6 miles from where I live, but his family is mostly from Baltimore and Greensboro, NC.
Added by Robert C. Peurifoy on Nov 09, 2016 6:01 PM
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