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About me
Hi there! For more than a decade, I've researched my ancestors in Upstate NY; my career is data engineer; I'm obsessive but not compulsive. The convergence of these things is awesome for researching my family and finding data to share with you.

My photos all have GPS meta-data embedded; Find-A-Grave adds the lat/long to memorials. Simply clicking "view map" will reveal the approximate location of your ancestor. GPS coordinates are an approximation and you'll likely need to look around, but your person will be close by.

→ it's never cool to abbreviate Find-A-Grave!
→ please volunteer some time to Find-A-Grave, don't just take...give!
→ ownership of memorials on Find-A-Grave is just an illusion; you can add/manage a memorial but your loved ones' burial place is the true memorial—and you don't own it...what will happen when Find-A-Grave disappears one day? Find-A-Grave is a research tool, not a substitute for visiting your loved ones' grave-site.
→ time is always of the essence for genealogists: do not wait to document and digitize information, pictures, anecdotes or your family tree—information evaporates when people forget or when they expire.
→ I receive lots of messages from the Find-A-Grave Community and I enjoy 99% of them. However, when sending me (or anyone else) messages, please be considerate. I am always willing to help people and I volunteer a lot of time doing so.

I reluctantly claim authorship, ownership and copyrights—and whatever other legal rights and privileges thereto appertaining—of each and every photo that I upload. Yes, these stones were designed and paid for by those that came before us...unfortunately at-least one member of our Find-A-Grave community had non-community minded intentions in using a photo I offered for transcription. If you'd like to manage a memorial, please ask.

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