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Rich Dohm (#47091329)
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Bio Photo I live in the Carytown section of Richmond, Virginia, USA, one time capital of the Confederate States of America. I grave the area of New Jersey to Georgia, mainly looking for family burials.

And often while walking those cemeteries I'll see neglected or damaged or sinking markers, so I tidy them up, take a picture and post it, feeling like I might be their last best chance to be remembered to some future researcher. We all have the same goal, we're working for posterity, and I think this data base has become a number-one stop for researchers.

I'm a U.S. Navy veteran, Vietnam era, duty aboard the USS Canopus AS-34. I raised a family, but lost my wife. I made a career in newspaper production, am now retired, and enjoy volunteer gravestone photography. The best way I've found to get a readable gravestone photo is to redirect sunlight to cast shadows across the carvings.

Anyone who wants to use my photos may do so, without restrictions. It's all for posterity. They have been posted here for you to use. If you want a transfer, simply ask for it.

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Isaiah Theophilus Norwood
Thank you for the additional photo of I. T. Norwood, I really appreciated it. He was the son-in-law of Thomas Graham McIntyre, our GG Grandfather.

Also, while it's on my mind, thank you for your dedicated service to our country. Our Vietnam era veterans didn't get the recognition they deserved.
Added by Judie on Oct 12, 2014 7:04 PM
RE: Guerry lot ~ Elmwood Cemetery
You are most welcome. Thanks for the compliment and tip on using a reflector to redirect light.
Added by sjbates on Sep 22, 2014 8:33 PM
Richmond National Cemetery
Thank you for adding the May grave photos from Richmond National Cemetery. I really appreciate your doing so as well as all the work you do on the other photographs!
Added by Lanie on Sep 21, 2014 5:34 AM
RE: Greenoaks Memorial Park ~ Shingleur
well the marker is most assuredly not in section 1.I walked and searched the whole section, even brought a broom to clean the ones covered with leaves. I also did masonic 1 which is right next to it with no luck. I often take pictures and add them but dont actually verify sections. i will look for it in other sections
Added by Bobby on Jul 29, 2014 7:27 PM
bob grimes
Richard Overton
Thank you so much for locating the gravestone and posting the photo and information. It's so much fun to meet friends and relatives (some of which you may have grown up so close to and never knew were kin). It is especially appreciated for the long trip and number of ticks you incurred all for the sake of prosperity.
Thanks so much!
Brenda Rae Overton Grimes
(sister of Margaret Overton)
Added by bob grimes on Jul 26, 2014 6:38 PM
J.L. Bidwell
RE: Toliver Hanks ~ Cool Spring Cemetery
Dear Rich,
Thanks so much for the great Hanks grave pictures! With your permission, I'd like to include them in a Companion Disk for my cousin's book, "Abraham Lincoln's Hanks Family Genealogy", by Vicky Reany Paulson. I'll give you full credit for the photos.

Jon Bidwell
Added by J.L. Bidwell on Jul 22, 2014 7:12 AM
Bobbi Keefe Rollins Johnson
Richard John Overton
Oh Rich! You made me cry---in a good way!! I knew from a 2nd cousin that his grave was on private property in a very rural area, and that her cousin who lives nearby maintains it. I was intending to get out there one day, but the description she gave of the property was not very encouraging!

Added by Bobbi Keefe Rollins Johns... on Jul 18, 2014 1:29 PM
dennis miller
Elijah Pence
Rick, Thanks so much for uploading a photo of the unknown soldier section for my cousin Elijah Pence's memorial. that is probably right where he is. sad that he doesnt have a name stone but good that his service isnt forgotten. my best always-dennis from toledo
Added by dennis miller on Jul 16, 2014 5:30 PM
Terry Goodwin
Norman L. Moon, Mt. View/Lower
Just realized my mistake on Norman L Moon (2nd). Before week's end, I will get a correct shot and replace the shot of his parents' monument. I note that on the memorial you make a distinction between Lower and Mountain View; part of the easy confusion is that these interchangeable names are the same cemetery located in North Canaan, CT. The Lower you reference a few miles south is, in fact, Lower City (the neighborhood after which the cemetery was named) located in Canaan (alternatively South Canaan). I've lived here my entire life and still get confused when it comes to the Canaan area.
Added by Terry Goodwin on Jul 14, 2014 2:04 PM
RE: Brauss ~ Woodland Cemetery
I have a few elusive relatives that I cannot find.. so I have been reading the OBIT's and posting. I really enjoy going to cemeteries and photographing but I cannot at this time as I have my 97 yr old father with me .... so I am back to reading OBIT's on the sofa. Any other names I can look for as I read?
Added by Cindy on Jul 14, 2014 12:06 PM
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