I retired in 1998 as a CA Parole Unit Supervisor after 36 years in corrections and started a private investigation business. I happened across Findagrave in about 2008 while doing research and I later decided to volunteer. Taking photos and creating memorials has become quite a hobby, - and a hobby I wish I had more time to devote to. Any corrections I suggest are based on cemetery records. The various local cemetery managers continue to be very helpful. Any of my photos can be used for personal, non-commercial use without further permission. Please contact me directly with any special requests or concerns. I get assignments done as quickly as weather, cemetery watering schedules and demands of the job allow.
I am very grateful to you in no small measure in providing me with a photo of my cousin's tombstone. It means the world to me to be able to acknowledge my dad's maternal family who were a very small bunch indeed.
He never really spoke of them (could be due to them being located on the west coast while we happily remained east coast bound) but then I never asked about them either which is one of my biggest regrets.
I didn't start to do family research until after my father's passing which has me living with a regret that I want to make sure no one else in my family will ever have to go through. I've done such extensive research on my family that I started my own business doing what I've done for my crew for others. I love going through archives, church records, libraries, and of course cemeteries. I've been an account for over 26 years and have put my analytical skills to good use.