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I have been researching my family history since 1973. Find A Grave is a great resource. Surnames important to me: Harp, Hoagey, Swavely, Krause, Sheafer, Kline, Keeney, Irvin. Most of our family was in Pennsylvania.|
Oakland Cemetery has over 15,000 known interments. The Bureau County Genealogical Society has maps and caretaker records for this cemetery. The BCGS has very good information on all the cemeteries in the county.
I enjoy the search and challenge of finding the graves. Photo requests get my highest priority. When I go out to fulfill a photo request, I photograph all the markers in the family plot. The rules I follow; "Photograph the grave/gravesite "in-situ", or as it appears in that moment in time. The purpose is to show the grave as it is, be it dirty, cluttered, broken, or pristine. It is not your job to clean it, clear it, fix it, or decorate it. The graves are not yours to do as you please. Remember, one person's "good deed" just might be another person's vandalism. Go take lots of photos...but do it like an anthropologist and do not disturb the grave site. -AJ" Mar. 10, 2013
When time permits, if a memorial does not exist I create one. I also search for some records to tie the people together and add a bio. I have a backlog of photos to create memorials. Each trip involves multiple cememteries and normally 300 to 500 photos.
If you would like to use my photos, please ask. I have recently experienced some issues with my photos being used inappropriately. I want to share, but I want to know who, what, where, how? the photos will be used. Transfers and edits, please use the EDIT tab.
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|Ann Wells||Rev. Matthew Simpson|
The Memorial # is 20250371.
|Stefan De Sutter||Wilbur DeCrane|
Thank you very much for your picture!
Stefan de Sutter
Thanks so much for the photos from South Pleasant View Cemetery. I greatly appreciate it!!
|Necia Yehia||Bess & John Abraham|
Thanks again for the family marker photos. It is great to have them.
|Ann Wells||Photo of Rev. M. Simpson|
I would like permission to use this photo for an article dealing with the commemoration of Lincoln's funeral in Springfield, IL. We are writing short articles about the pallbearers and clergy who were on hand that day. These articles will appear in the Illinois State Genealogical Society's journal. More information on the commemoration - http://lincolnfuneraltrain.org/
|Marcia McKown Hummel||Elon Felske|
Thank you so much for this photo! I truly appreciate your taking the time to do this.
|joyce ||Joseph Stropes|
Thank you for taking a picture of where Joseph Stropes lies. Disappointed there isn't a headstone.
Added by joyce on Jul 22, 2014 7:56 AM
|<3 from Michigan||Caleb & Mary Hare at Pleasant View|
Thank you so much for your time and effort in locating, photographing, & posting the stone of Caleb & Mary Hare. This is the second time that you have taken photographs for me and I so appreciate your kindness.
With your permission I'd like to add your photos to my family tree on ancestry.com. I would of course give all photo credits to you. Please let me know if you would be comfortable with that.
Thanks again so much!
|Cynthia Carlson||Amanda L. (Barnes) Wilson|
Thank you for taking a photo of the section of Oakwood Cemetery where Amanda Wilson rests. It is sad that there is no marker for her grave.
I appreciate the photo!
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