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Russ Dodge (#309)
 member for 14 years, 3 months, 28 days
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Bio Photo Senior Find A Grave Curator and 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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 • 9,103 Memorials Added
 • 8,537 Memorials Managed
 • 12 Memorials/Week
 • 13,160 Photos
 • 159 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 2,817 Virtual Flowers
 • 81 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 2,125 Famous Bios
 • 105 Fame Ratings
 • 133 Sponsorships
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23rd New Jersey Infantry (684)
00 Baker Bowl Collapse Vi... (12)
01-Mount Moriah Cemetery ... (180)
01st New Jersey Cavalry (322)
01st New Jersey Infantry (164)
01st New Jersey Militia (42)
02nd New Jersey Cavalry (261)
02nd New Jersey Infantry (134)
02nd New Jersey Militia (29)
03rd New Jersey Cavalry (157)
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janice lee Smith (Taylor)
lost password
Dear Ross, I cant reamber my password from 2011 when my last name was Smith. contributor number was 47337424 at the time, now my name is Janice lee Smith (Taylor) number is now 47343194. how do I get my old contributor to my new page and get rid of my old page? do I have to make a new page all over again if I cant rember my old password Thanks Janice lee Smith (Taylor)
Added by janice lee Smith (Taylor) on Mar 01, 2015 3:04 AM
Keeper of the Stars
RE: Harassment
BeNotForgot #46974545
Added by Keeper of the Stars on Feb 26, 2015 10:29 PM
Keeper of the Stars
Dear Russ,I have been having a very difficult experience on Find A Grave. My # 47216601, S Ayer, "Keeper of the Stars." I have been a member for five years and truly appreciate what all of you are doing on this site. However,there is a person who goes by; "BE NOT FORGOT," (Shirley) who removes my memorials, photos etc. She tells me she has been SELECTED for this wonderful position by the staff of Find A Grave. Today as I went to flower my precious Aunt on her Angel Day, I see where SHIRLEY was at it again...her timing is cruel. I understand there can't be duplicates...and I have always checked to the best of my knowledge not to do that. That I can live with and do understand the rules. But, after flowering over 111,000 memorials, I have seen just about everything that no one seems to care about unless it has something to do with me. There is a double standard sadly. If you feel I need to be "watched closely," then perhaps it is time for me to leave.I would appreciate your response. Sincerely, Susan
Added by Keeper of the Stars on Feb 26, 2015 2:50 PM
12th NJ Infantry Burials
Hi Russ,
I have information on burials of two Civil War veterans of the 12th NJ Infantry and one veteran of the 2nd NJ Cavalry. These are their Find A Grave memorial #'s:

John C. Nensteal/Neusteal, Private, Co. H, 12th NJ Inf. - Find A Grave #22906478.

William H. B. Ward, Private, Co. K, 12th NJ Inf. - Find A Grave #34245452.

Henry Nenstiel/Neustiel, Private, Co. G, 2nd NJ Cavalry - Find A Grave #143042794.

Added by dyo on Feb 25, 2015 1:21 PM
I thank you very much for this site. I am a contributor and this is one of my favorite site. Is there anything we can do for our loved ones that are cremated? It would be great if we could do memorials form them also. What are your thoughts on this?

Added by dl on Feb 24, 2015 10:01 AM
Pamela Olschewski
Richard Gosline
Hi Russ,
I have been researching the Wildey family which includes Elizabeth who married Richard Gosline. I am glad you've posted this gravestone. I thought I'd let you know that you have put 1909 as the death date when it is actually 1902. Easy to do when you are entering so many of these. I am assuming a heads up would be welcome to you. I have had a few people react negatively if I point something out, but I know in my genealogy records, I appreciate it. So I'm hoping you are the same.
Again thanks for posting these.
Pam Olschewski
Added by Pamela Olschewski on Feb 21, 2015 6:47 PM
J McMenis
James Thomas Harvill
Please combine 124194208 with 121878050. Thank you for all you do.
Added by J McMenis on Feb 21, 2015 3:14 PM
Donna Fraser
Thank you
Added by Donna Fraser on Feb 15, 2015 10:19 AM
Donna Fraser
Michael Lambert Igoe
Is there any way to have a family member transferred as it is showing as a famous person but it is my Great Uncle?
Thanks Donna
Added by Donna Fraser on Feb 15, 2015 10:15 AM
J McMenis
James Thomas Harvill
Please combine 124194208 with 121878050. Thank you for all you do.
Added by J McMenis on Feb 14, 2015 8:12 PM
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