Prof. M. Klimczak

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The bulk of the memorials I've established were done so with boots on the ground efforts. That is, I took the time to travel to a cemetery, photograph portions (or in some cases, all of it), transcribe and add the photos to this site. I don't sit at home all day entering information from recent obituaries. I'm particularly fond of transcribing cemeteries that are abandoned and helping to clean and repair damaged stones.

TERM GRAVES IN CHICAGO: In Chicago, both St. Adalbert's and Resurrection cemeteries feature graves that are referred to as "term graves". Term graves are spaces that were provided to poor individuals or unclaimed persons. Term graves never had a stone placed on them. Specific sections at St. Adalbert's that had term graves were renamed as new sections (e.g., Section MA is now Section 5) and had new burials placed atop of the old ones. Indeed, this sad practice took place up until the mid-1950s by the Chicago Archdiocese. Therefore, term graves at St. Adalbert's can never be truly located. Any section at St. Adalbert's that starts with a letter (e.g., MA, MG, etc.) are form term grave sections. Most term graves at Resurrection, particularly in Sections H, MM, and NN, can be located by the groundskeepers and are done so by request only. Typically, an orange cone and a stick bearing the name of the decedent will be placed for a couple of weeks before being removed. Term graves at Resurrection can have a stone placed only if they're repurchased for a nominal fee.

PHOTOS: All of the photos I've uploaded to this site can easily be enlarged by double-clicking on them. Credit is appreciated, but I will not lose sleep over not getting any. I have no problem with removing a photo if another is significantly more legible, however, I ask that your request be civil and reasonable. It's important to preserve the historical nature of headstones so family and friends can see how they have changed over time. The orientation of a photo can be adjusted right-side up by any member by simply clicking on the photo and using the arrows.

MILITARY RANKS: I proudly honor all who have served. 10 U.S. Code § 772 (e) A person not on active duty who served honorably in time of war in the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps may bear the title, and, when authorized by regulations prescribed by the President, wear the uniform, of the highest grade held by him during that war.

The bulk of the memorials I've established were done so with boots on the ground efforts. That is, I took the time to travel to a cemetery, photograph portions (or in some cases, all of it), transcribe and add the photos to this site. I don't sit at home all day entering information from recent obituaries. I'm particularly fond of transcribing cemeteries that are abandoned and helping to clean and repair damaged stones.

TERM GRAVES IN CHICAGO: In Chicago, both St. Adalbert's and Resurrection cemeteries feature graves that are referred to as "term graves". Term graves are spaces that were provided to poor individuals or unclaimed persons. Term graves never had a stone placed on them. Specific sections at St. Adalbert's that had term graves were renamed as new sections (e.g., Section MA is now Section 5) and had new burials placed atop of the old ones. Indeed, this sad practice took place up until the mid-1950s by the Chicago Archdiocese. Therefore, term graves at St. Adalbert's can never be truly located. Any section at St. Adalbert's that starts with a letter (e.g., MA, MG, etc.) are form term grave sections. Most term graves at Resurrection, particularly in Sections H, MM, and NN, can be located by the groundskeepers and are done so by request only. Typically, an orange cone and a stick bearing the name of the decedent will be placed for a couple of weeks before being removed. Term graves at Resurrection can have a stone placed only if they're repurchased for a nominal fee.

PHOTOS: All of the photos I've uploaded to this site can easily be enlarged by double-clicking on them. Credit is appreciated, but I will not lose sleep over not getting any. I have no problem with removing a photo if another is significantly more legible, however, I ask that your request be civil and reasonable. It's important to preserve the historical nature of headstones so family and friends can see how they have changed over time. The orientation of a photo can be adjusted right-side up by any member by simply clicking on the photo and using the arrows.

MILITARY RANKS: I proudly honor all who have served. 10 U.S. Code § 772 (e) A person not on active duty who served honorably in time of war in the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps may bear the title, and, when authorized by regulations prescribed by the President, wear the uniform, of the highest grade held by him during that war.

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