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Har37x (#47671892)
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Bio Photo 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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Kim Nelson
Gothard pics
Thank you so much for the pictures and quick response! :)
Added by Kim Nelson on Apr 19, 2015 5:50 PM
Don Skinner
William Walton
Forgot to ask if it would be ok to use the photo in my family tree?

Don
Added by Don Skinner on Apr 19, 2015 4:50 PM
Don Skinner
William Walton
Thank you very much

Don
Added by Don Skinner on Apr 19, 2015 4:46 PM
Victor Diller
Herbert Diller
Thanks for the photo.
Added by Victor Diller on Apr 19, 2015 12:41 PM
Michelle Claire Best Willie
Find A Grave Memorial# 125501116
Find A Grave Memorial# 125501116
Added by Michelle Claire Best Will... on Apr 19, 2015 8:31 AM
Michelle Claire Best Willie
John Andrew Kursock
John Andrew Kursock
Could you put a picture of their joint gravemarker, on his memorial please?
Added by Michelle Claire Best Will... on Apr 19, 2015 8:31 AM
Chris Prondzinski
RE: Graves
photo requests placed.
Added by Chris Prondzinski on Apr 19, 2015 6:10 AM
Chris Prondzinski
RE: Graves
I will
Added by Chris Prondzinski on Apr 17, 2015 8:13 AM
Chris Prondzinski
RE: Graves
Here they are:
Cecilia Svoboda (Nee Bednarik) (1889-1952) Block A, R 3
Frank Svoboda (1881-1946)



Thanks -Chris
Added by Chris Prondzinski on Apr 17, 2015 5:02 AM
Chris Prondzinski
Graves
Would you be able to take photos of graves at saint Columba Cemetery, Lasalle. Thanks, Chris
Added by Chris Prondzinski on Apr 16, 2015 6:09 PM
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