Rhedegydd Probert

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Genealogy interest began before 1970. I've lost track of the number of cemeteries visited in Wales, England and Canada.

My preference is to provide a few photographs of a grave site from different perspectives, rather than just a tightly-cropped photograph of a headstone. Hopefully, this approach gives an understanding of the grave site in context with its surroundings, reveals (when possible) the nearby presence of headstones for relatives, and provides landmarks to assist with finding the location for future visits.

The sun isn't always cooperative when the camera is aimed and unfortunately travel distances to cemeteries can delay return visits in different lighting conditions for photographs of better quality. Often grave markers have a less-than-great appearance when work was required to remove soil and grass covering them. If there is ever a desire to get a better looking image after a few rainstorms have washed away remaining dirt, please ask and I'll try to revisit when I'm in the area.

Very willing I am to pass along management of memorial pages to relatives of persons whose memorial pages have been started by me.

A special thank-you to all the cemetery office staff that I/we distract from their everyday tasks to search the records and provide specific locations of graves being searched for, especially at large cemeteries. Without their courteous assistance, many of the graves - particularly the unmarked ones - would not be found.

Genealogy interest began before 1970. I've lost track of the number of cemeteries visited in Wales, England and Canada.

My preference is to provide a few photographs of a grave site from different perspectives, rather than just a tightly-cropped photograph of a headstone. Hopefully, this approach gives an understanding of the grave site in context with its surroundings, reveals (when possible) the nearby presence of headstones for relatives, and provides landmarks to assist with finding the location for future visits.

The sun isn't always cooperative when the camera is aimed and unfortunately travel distances to cemeteries can delay return visits in different lighting conditions for photographs of better quality. Often grave markers have a less-than-great appearance when work was required to remove soil and grass covering them. If there is ever a desire to get a better looking image after a few rainstorms have washed away remaining dirt, please ask and I'll try to revisit when I'm in the area.

Very willing I am to pass along management of memorial pages to relatives of persons whose memorial pages have been started by me.

A special thank-you to all the cemetery office staff that I/we distract from their everyday tasks to search the records and provide specific locations of graves being searched for, especially at large cemeteries. Without their courteous assistance, many of the graves - particularly the unmarked ones - would not be found.

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