Born in Canonsburg, PA, Raised in North East, PA Worked as a Project Process Control Engineer for PPG Industries in Pittsburgh PA. Retired in 1995. I have become the family tree tender for the Ferko/Furchak/LaRocca/Muscarella families.
I have a son (Cameron) who is close to earning the rank of Eagle Scout. He is looking for an Eagle project that would require significant man-hours, where he could organize, schedule and oversee a group of volunteers that he would personally recruit. He has an interest in genealogy and he wondered if a local cemetery could use help in photographing and entering grave-site information into an existing database. I noticed on the West View Cemetery home page that you were the one who snapped the photo of the cemetery entrance and upon further investigation I see that you have done some work with the grave-sites. Could you use a hand with cataloging more of the grave-sites or perhaps photographing more of them for historical preservation purposes? Do you have contacts at the cemetery who might know of a needed project?
Thank you for taking the time to read this message.
photos Hi Jim, I tried you email, but it didn't work. So, here's my message.
I believe that my great great grandparents are both buried in West View = Cemetery in Pittsburgh. I contacted Temple Rodef Shalom, and, although they located both graves, they were not able to take = pictures. I was hoping you might be able to help me out.
Sigmund Goldstein was born 30 Nov 1835 and died 16 Jan 1907. Caroline Goldstein was born 30 Jul 1844 and died 20 Apr 1916.
There may also be some other family members located near them.
Carrie Goldstein Meth - 12 Aug 1867 to 13 Feb 1940. Louis Meth - 31 Jan 1859 to 15 Jul 1919. Mildred Meth - 27 Aug 1900 to 13 Jan 1912.
Because there names aren't listed, I didn't know how to make a request = through Find a Grave. If you can take those pictures, I'd really appreciate it.
Check out my profile on Find a Grave, and let me know if I can return = the favor.