Working Peoria County cemeteries. Photographed: Prospect, Chillicothe, Streitmatter, and Saint Joseph Mooney Cemetery.
I am now working the historic Springdale Cemetery, the final resting place of 75,000 souls (give or take). It's beginning to look like 20% of those (15,000) are buried without a marker. To save the volunteer photographers the frustration of looking for a marker, I'm attempting to get those memorials labeled. Having searched only to find no marker is no fun.
Have 100% photographed Division A, The Willows, Forrest Lawn, Woodland Heights, Front Lawn, Chapel View, Mt. Sinai, Mt. Hope, Washington Heights, Resurrection, Masonic Garden, Last Supper, Sermon on the Mount, Gethsemane, Good Shepherd, Valley View, Hillcrest Division, Garden of Memories, Glen Division / Glen Ext., Hickory Slope / Ext., Lawn Division and Fairview Lawn (with embedded Orchard Hill and Summit Range) grave markers in Springdale. Working the Mausoleum, North Division, Old Public Lots, North Center and Edgewood Divisions now.
Many - many thanks to <a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=mr&MRid=47114238">Mel Slane</a> for finding in excess of 4,500 obituaries for Springdale memorials!
Photographer <a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=mr&MRid=49057555">A D Rogers</a> is also working in Springdale and has photographed and uploaded images for all of Sunset Terrace, Middle Valley, Boulder Valley, Valley of Devotion and Rose Hill. He's also photographed all of the Mausoleum and Old Public Lots.
I would like to tip my hat to those intrepid volunteers that take photographs in cemeteries. Getting a good photo is not easy! The angle of the sun, clouds, grass clippings, over grown weeds, etc. If you have a better picture to upload than I've taken, let me know and if I concur, I'll delete mine. If you want to upload a picture to a memorial I've created, let me know and I'll request one! Photographers deserve as much reward as they can get!
Families that I'm researching include Lapham, Wixson, Hillyard-Hyliard, Jesseph, Rappleye, Van Nuys, Cantrell, Gennrich-Genrich, Wilk-Wilkie-Wilczewski, Hoff, and Filipowicz-Phillips. And my wife's family Sawyer, Mumm, Limb, Curry, Barkuloo, Schmidt, and Green.
If you make edit suggestions, I do investigate every suggestion before accepting. I do not accept suggestions, where the only source is an ancestry tree. Documentation is required.
Please do not ask me to link a memorial to burial "unknown", this web site is for the known dispostion of the remains. Let's keep it that way.
A few things I've learned...
Death certificates are good for date and location of death (other info on death certificate is advisory).
Birth certificate is the best source for date of birth, location, and parents.
Info from headstones is also advisory too. Headstones are sometimes put in place decades later by descendants and errors are made.