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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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Messages left for Har37x (1725)[Leave Message]
Diann Kilby Gravino
Cecil Kilby
Thank you once again for filling my photo request. People such as you are so appreciated. Diann Kilby Gravino
Added by Diann Kilby Gravino on May 26, 2016 11:42 AM
Thanks for being a Photo Volunteer!
Thanks for taking the pictures of the markers for Melba Darlene Wheelhouse Lee and her brother, Warren Wheelhouse, Jr., at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Kewanee, Henry County, Illinois and adding them to Findagrave.
Added by Virginian on May 26, 2016 10:40 AM
Jacki Klawonn
You took a picture of Helen Augusta (Johnson) Decker Find A Grave #80234703 headstone in Rosedale cemetery in Cambridge.
I just created a memorial for her husband Sherman Decker Find A Grave #163299596 and was wondering if I could use your picture of their headstone on my memorial, with you given credit for the picture.
Thanks for your time,
Added by Jacki Klawonn on May 26, 2016 8:26 AM
Joseph & Connie
Thank you for taking the time to get this photo for us. It gives us a sense of comfort to know his location.
Added by Joseph & Connie on May 26, 2016 7:45 AM
Joyce H
Picture of Earl Johns
Thank you for taking the time to take a picture of Earl Johns' grave marker. He was my grandfather's brother.
I really appreciate it.
Added by Joyce H on May 26, 2016 6:46 AM
Russell Alan Babcock
Foster Arthur & Laura E. (nee) KNIGHT
Many thanks for finding the headstone for Foster and his bride Laura and taking the photograph and then placing it onto his memorial. Also thank you for creating the memorial for Laura E. (nee) Knight.
Added by Russell Alan Babcock on May 21, 2016 4:10 PM
Russell Alan Babcock
Emaline "Emily" (ADAMSON) PYBURN & William PYBURN
Many thanks for finding the headstone for Emily, taking the photograph and placing it onto her memorial. Also thank you for confirming the lack of headstone for her husband William PYBURN and placing a photograph on to his memorial page too.
Added by Russell Alan Babcock on May 21, 2016 3:33 PM
Goldie Idell Jordan
Thank you for taking the time to photograph my grandmother's sister.
Added by Kimmie on May 20, 2016 4:51 PM
James Ivan and the Winship family gravestones
Thank you so much for volunteering your time to take and to add the Winship grave photos to their memorials. Bless you, Grace
Added by Grace on May 18, 2016 8:37 PM
D Clark
permission request
May I have permission to use your photo of the gravestone of Frederick A Hayes' b. 1842, d. 1928, gravestone for his individual record on my account? I will give you credit as the photographer of course.

Thank you for considering my request.

Added by D Clark on May 17, 2016 1:40 AM
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