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Russ Dodge (#309)
 member for 13 years, 11 months, 27 days
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Bio Photo Find a Grave Senior Administrator.

Check out my Bio on the Find A Grave Main Page here, under "Who Is Behind Find A Grave".

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Lifelong resident of New Jersey until July 2013.
Now reside outside of Philadelphia, but will always be a "New Jerseyan" for life.
Find A Grave Contributor since 1996
Find A Grave Admin since 2002
Human Being since 1969
"Chuck Taylor's" wearer since 1979.

A majority of my contributions are Civil war-era soldiers. If you find one or any of my interments is an ancestor, I would be happy to transfer them to you.

I get a large amount of e-mails a day pertaining to Findagrave in general and my contributions in particular. If perchance I have failed to respond in a timely manner, please resend your correspondence and I will endeavor to reply.

I am also a volunteer tour guide at Philadelphia's historic Laurel Hill Cemetery, final resting place of the "Victor of Gettysburg" Major General George Gordon Meade, amongst many many others. Come visit sometime and explore some buried history.
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SSGT (USAF) Colleen Jeffries
please read b4 I file a lawsuit
Can you help me understand how all the family links were deleted from everywhere on

Ancestry both the rent it but now they have delete the family links the reason for is what

Added by SSGT (USAF) Colleen Jeffr... on Oct 29, 2014 6:05 PM
Deborah Mansell
Oct 26, 2014: I just got a pop up that this site has malware...better check it out.

Also, I have gone to several people that were entered by Ralph Brown and there is a message that he was removed or something. It is my understanding that he made an error one time and someone complained. Is there no room for human error. He dedicated his life to adding information to this site as well as travelling as far as Canada to get it. I do wish you'd reactivate him.

Thanks for all you do, this site is so great.

Deborah Mansell
Added by Deborah Mansell on Oct 25, 2014 6:42 AM
Brilliant Idea ;)

First, thank you for all you and your team do. It is a wonderful service to many.

I'm kind of new to geneology, so you may have already had this idea, but I was thinking...

Why not do a Facebook/Instagram campaign every Halloween?
You guys work with the spookiest thing there is: Cemeteries.
Why not hype it as something like:

This Halloween, do something really spooky and help people looking for their long-lost ghouls at the same time. Just snap and post the ghosts in the graveyard near you...or are you too scared?

You could have a link to your site, and how to easily take pictures. I would do it, but I'm still figuring out Facebook ;)

Thanks again for what you do!

Carrie Phelps

Sent from my iPhone
Added by Carriedaway77 on Oct 22, 2014 7:34 AM
Jane Hamilton
Brinton S Buck, Private 1918
Russ, I find a great article in on the last letter written by Brinton to his mother. According to it, he died July 29, 1918 and buried in France, but must have been brought back in 1921. Are you interested in the article? Paper of Feb. 24, 1919 Phila. Inquirer. Also, in the Laurel Hill listings the 1918 stone is pictured on Burton D. Buck, d. 1939. Jane
Added by Jane Hamilton on Oct 21, 2014 7:52 AM
With All My Love ☮ & 💙💛
Leslie Erin Mahaffy's Memorial
Hi, Russ!
I don't know whom to ask, but since people have messaged you about Find A Grave questions here, I hope you don't mind if I do too. In the past week, Leslie Mahaffy's memorial has been taken down. Can you shed any light on this subject? It was created about a decade ago and had about 1,000 virtual flowers. Someone submitted a new memorial with a famous status and it was approved a day or two ago, is it be possible to merge the two memorials. I wouldn't want all those beautiful virtual flowers/tributes in Leslie's loving memory created over the past decade to go away. I'm not 100% sure, but I'm pretty sure I was the sponsor of her previous memorial. Thanks in advance for any or all your help.
Added by With All My Love ☮... on Oct 19, 2014 7:09 AM
Susan S
Cemetery location
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Winona County MN is incorrectly listed as being in New Hartford which is 6 1/2 miles east of its actual location in Dakota MN. I have been there many times, the most recent being this summer when I photographed the entry gate and some of the same headstones that are supposedly in New Hartford. I hope this can be corrected for the sake of those who will be wandering around New Hartford looking for the cemetery!

Love Find A Grave and thanks a bunch.

Susan #47006947
Added by Susan S on Oct 18, 2014 4:10 PM
information about a non deceased person

I am writing to you to hopefully get some information on a message removed. My estranged mother is posting information on my grandson and daughter that is not public information. Also it is not information given to her by me or my daughter. So I am copying and pasting these messages to hopefully have them deleted. My estranged mother has never met my children or grandchild and we appreciate any help in this matter.

Here are the messages:

M. Richards

Still in our prayers
I have to tell you your great-grandson makes me green with envy. I have a new great-grandson also. He was born on Labor Day last year. I have not physically seen him yet. Conner and his parents live in Maine, alas I reside in Nebraska. Really, I'm happy that you are able to have Jovanni for a time. I know he is good medicine for you. Enjoy him and the rest of your family while you can. They grow so fast and move away so quickly to start their own lives. You and Clair are lucky to be so blessed. You are always in our prayers. You have given us all strength and courage. Now you take strength in God and us that all things happen in their due time. Keep believing in the power of prayer.
Sunshine and Rainbows from Nebraska,
Mary and Family
Added by M. Richards on Jul 10, 2014 8:45 AM

Ann H.

RE: Still in our prayers
Oh I wish you could be with your great grandson too. I know he would bring you great joy. Jovanni really is good medicine for me and has kept me going.

My family has always been so close, many people who know us comment on how they wish they had a close family. I worried about when our children grew up they might move miles away from us. They all live within 6-10 miles away from us. We really are blessed.

When my parents were alive the children and I was at their house every day. The only time I missed was when we went on a vacation. Then they wanted us to call everyday so we did. Keep the prayers coming I need all the prayers I can get. I was so blessed to live in a Christian home. Hugs, Ann
Added by Ann H. on Jul 10, 2014 4:40 PM

Thank you in advance,
Added by Mayrose on Oct 15, 2014 10:56 AM
Lester Letson
edwin robbins
hoping you can merge 2 memorials, my earlier one and one with a bunch of attachments.

My memorial is # 43277503 with headstone created in 2009

second one created by a relative this year is # 124758271 and it has all attachments and a bunch of pictures of Edwin Robbins.

I don't mind it being transferred to the relative, but I would like to see the headstone picture I took on the memorial.
Added by Lester Letson on Oct 12, 2014 7:56 PM
Lester Letson
merge 2
hoping you can merge
Added by Lester Letson on Oct 12, 2014 7:44 PM
Mila Eby Bernethy
Frank Firth Ford
Would you mind attaching him to his parents:

Arnold Harris Ford 113365980
Annie Rob Firth 113366521

Thank you!

Mila Eby Bernethy
Added by Mila Eby Bernethy on Oct 12, 2014 10:39 AM
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