After finding this website while doing genealogy on my family, I found it fascinating and rather useful in a number of ways. I requested a headstone picture of a great grandmother back in Brooklyn, NY and got that right way! I thought that was wonderful and that I could do that for others too.
So I joined and have been getting to know my local cemeteries a lot better.
I'm finding that some contributors do not take the care I do when photographing graves. I bring a utility brush to clean the areas off, pull overgrown grass and weeds off the graves and make sure I have a good shot of it. Because I have Photoshop I can also highlight a part of a marker that is worn and not showing as well as other parts. I like to produce the best picture I can for the requests!
P.S. I don't want other contributors to think I'm a request hog, but there seems to be some cemeteries with photo requests that are a week to a month old at times. After some time has passed and I don't see any others taking these, and at times there are up to 5 or 6 for one location, then I just take them all. That way I've given others a chance to claim them all, so then at least they will get done.
PS: I am not possessive of these pictures I take at your request. Download them and use them at any time, for your family records!
And BTW...those mileage estimates, from my home, are way off. The mileage from were I live to Sac.Co. Memorial is almost 14 miles....one way. The info here gives it as 7 miles! HA!
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