Tom Brocher

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In early 2015, the Golden Gate National Cemetery Photography Project completed its 3-year-long effort. The cemetery, located in San Bruno, California, is now 99% photographed with only recent headstones needing to be photographed.

Since March 2015, I have been photographing the markers in the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, San Mateo County, California. 52% of the 369,200 markers there have been photographed. Thousands of the burials are reinterments from the defunct Calvary Cemetery in San Francisco. After finishing Sections A, C, J, MLS, and W, and nearly finishing the Priest's Plot and Section J, I am currently posting photographs for Section K: 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 cemetery that was vital for the project.

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 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, Groves, Wright, and Wheeler families of western Wisconsin and Vermont.

Finally, I am researching Welch, Belden, Dunbar and Downing families of southeastern Minnesota and Vermont.

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