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mattcpa

Member for
11 years 9 months 22 days
Find a Grave ID
47370291

Bio

Find A Grave has been a great resource for genealogical research. My thanks to everyone who has contributed to this site. Any grave photo I've added is yours to use with no copyright permission required. The information and photos have been placed there so they can be used by others, and I'm happy to share and contribute what I can.

Also, almost all of the pictures I have taken in recent years have been at a pretty high definition rate. If you click on the picture, and then click again, you can drill down to a picture that shows an amazing amount of detail, including very often adjoining graves. Please feel free to download these at high resolution, and then crop the picture so that you can show graves on other memorials, or even crop the image down to zoom in on the grave I've already posted the image to.

While I'm thinking of it, when you take a volunteer photo for someone, it's a great idea to also take a picture of the adjoining graves and also take an area shot. Post these at the highest resolution rate that find-a-grave will allow. This can often greatly enhance the value for the member who requested the photo.

In older cemeteries, headstones sometimes have photo-ceramics attached. Please take up-close, careful shots of them. Because of vandalism and time, you may very well be the last person to ever see that portrait. Posting a good shot of the photo-ceramic on the memorial helps provide a kind of immortality to the long-ago deceased.

I've always felt that what we do here is to provide a service to others, both now and in the future. We are compiling information so that a user at some point could locate where someone is buried. By posting a photograph, you have the additional benefit of enabling someone to have a "virtual" visit to the cemetery, when it is no longer possible, whether by health or distance, for them to do so.

In the Jewish tradition, what we do here is a something of a "mitzvah." We may never know that what we do was of help to another user. That could happen tomorrow, or 50 years from now, or never. It's a task that we do for others with no expectation of either present or future reward.

Still when I do get a thank you from someone who was able to locate a long lost relative from a memorial I set up (or posted a picture to), well, I get a nice feeling inside. It's good to know that your work has been of use.

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Linking memorials using code: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/##
Replace ## with the memorial id number and Name with person's name.

Find A Grave has been a great resource for genealogical research. My thanks to everyone who has contributed to this site. Any grave photo I've added is yours to use with no copyright permission required. The information and photos have been placed there so they can be used by others, and I'm happy to share and contribute what I can.

Also, almost all of the pictures I have taken in recent years have been at a pretty high definition rate. If you click on the picture, and then click again, you can drill down to a picture that shows an amazing amount of detail, including very often adjoining graves. Please feel free to download these at high resolution, and then crop the picture so that you can show graves on other memorials, or even crop the image down to zoom in on the grave I've already posted the image to.

While I'm thinking of it, when you take a volunteer photo for someone, it's a great idea to also take a picture of the adjoining graves and also take an area shot. Post these at the highest resolution rate that find-a-grave will allow. This can often greatly enhance the value for the member who requested the photo.

In older cemeteries, headstones sometimes have photo-ceramics attached. Please take up-close, careful shots of them. Because of vandalism and time, you may very well be the last person to ever see that portrait. Posting a good shot of the photo-ceramic on the memorial helps provide a kind of immortality to the long-ago deceased.

I've always felt that what we do here is to provide a service to others, both now and in the future. We are compiling information so that a user at some point could locate where someone is buried. By posting a photograph, you have the additional benefit of enabling someone to have a "virtual" visit to the cemetery, when it is no longer possible, whether by health or distance, for them to do so.

In the Jewish tradition, what we do here is a something of a "mitzvah." We may never know that what we do was of help to another user. That could happen tomorrow, or 50 years from now, or never. It's a task that we do for others with no expectation of either present or future reward.

Still when I do get a thank you from someone who was able to locate a long lost relative from a memorial I set up (or posted a picture to), well, I get a nice feeling inside. It's good to know that your work has been of use.

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Linking memorials using code: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/##
Replace ## with the memorial id number and Name with person's name.

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