The short version: use our photos with credit, we transfer liberally.
Names we research are at the bottom of the bio.
I'm not going to call cemeteries for locations, most of my photo requests are not pressing matters for me.
If you spot a photo of mine that appears sideways, please let me know. I swear they were all right side up when I uploaded them, lol.
Hello All -
We are James Chandler and Mary (Gatch), lifelong residents of Clermont County, Ohio. James has been sorting out the past for around 40 years now. His main area of focus is Southwest Ohio. You can reach him at the email in the designated spot at the top of this profile. Mary has entered all of the Gatch family into Ancestry.com going back to Godfrey Gatch of Baltimore aided by the extraordinary research of Virginia Markham. Mary can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a Chandler, drop by The Chandler Family Association at their website at http://www.chandlerfamilyassociation.org.
We don't purposely create duplicates, just let us know via the edit tab and we'll delete them if you point out an earlier one.
As long as a person is not in OUR direct line, we will most likely honor all transfer requests. We are not hung-up on the transfer "rules", and are frankly puzzled by those of you who are.
Find-A-Grave now transfers the memorials they maintain with nothing more than a promise from you to transfer to a family member if asked.
You have our permission to use the photos we post in any way you wish but we ask that you credit us, but only so other researchers can find us if they want follow-up information about the photo or where it was taken. "Photo courtesy of 5chandlers (#47512372) at findagrave" will suffice.
If you post photos and don't share them freely, we would urge you to reconsider. This is findagrave, not the Louvre.
If you take photos of old stones and are tired of waiting for the sun to to be "just right" to make the letters "pop", try using a tall mirror perpendicular to the face of the stone to direct the sun across it.
I've also used the flashlight function on a cell phone to do the same thing.
We would like to give a shout out to Clermont County Genealogical Society for their incredible site at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohclecgs/cemeteries.
Use it as an index, but please don't "borrow" their photos, (findagrave and the CCGS frown on that). There are plenty of us willing to go photograph them for you, just put in a request. Many, many thanks to Pamela Smith and the rest of the volunteers for their work on the CCGS site.
I have a new hero as well, Kathy Pfeiffer, the clerk at Greenlawn Cemetery in Milford, Ohio. She has fully embraced Find A Grave and is making it so much easier to find the locations of graves.
Thanks to ALL of you out there searching graveyards and posting photos!
and finally... if you ask me a question via findagrave's message system, but then don't have your findagrave messages enabled and no email address in your bio... well, I'll try ESP, but don't hold your breath.
A very incomplete list of names we research...
AVERY / AWBREY
COVENHOVEN / CONOVER
CRAVER / KREBBER / Gräber
FRYBARGER / FRYBURGER
PARIS / PARISE
RUNYAN / RUNYON
and many, many more
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