Diane Nichols

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I have been interested in family history and the history of O'Hara Township for many years. I am a stockholder of Greenwood Cemetery, on the Board of Managers, secretary to the Board of Managers and historian for Greenwood Cemetery in O'Hara Township, Allegheny County PA, near Sharpsburg and Pittsburgh.

The main list of facts for all memorials will be the burial permits filled out by the local funeral home and the state of PA death certificates. In some cases, the dates of birth are from the SSDI, Social Security Death Index, however there are inconsistencies within that file which may not agree with state of PA data, so help me with specific dates if you can. These other files may contain dates of birth which need to be confirmed, but were the best information available at the time of death. Like census records, sometimes ages, etc were provided by neighbors instead of family members.

If a memorial states "No Tombstone" please do NOT request a tombstone photo unless you KNOW (as in you paid for)that one has been placed within the last 6 months. ALL existing tombstones in Greenwood have been photographed and posted.

There is another Greenwood Cemetery in the Pittsburgh region, near Lower Burrell. If you have trouble finding a person in our Greenwood, please check the other one too.

Due to some people on the site, I am now restricting information available on the memorials. Information on children will only be available to family members. From 1944 on, no cause of death will be listed. The parents of children will not be named, as it is possible that they are still living. After 1966, no personal info will be posted without a relative's permission, following the rather old-fashioned wait of 70 years for release of data. No dates will be changed on the memorials without official proof that there are documents which show a different date. All info is from the state of PA and the US government after 1906.

Please understand that there are many people out there with the same name as the person you are researching. So don't send info if you have not identified the person extensively with other information.

I have recently had surgery and while I recuperate, I will not be doing any extensive research. I am unable to trapse around the hills looking for stones that are not there. PLEASE read the memorial. If it says "No tombstone" there is no tombstone. I will not take pictures of grass. Every few months I go to the cemetery office to catch up on recent burials. A list of new stones is given to me. That is all I will go to photograph.

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