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Joe Chando (#47476296)
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Bio Photo I started researching my family history after my mother passed away in 2011. Fortunately for me she had everything written down so it gave me a good head start. My wife did not have much on her family so I started looking to see how much I could find on her family.
I found out early on the only way to do this was to walk the entire cemetery and try to link each person back. Doing it this way I was able to find relatives that I wouldn't have been able find otherwise. Family plots give a lot of clues about the family that are not obvious otherwise.
I am happy to add any family information since it makes it easier for others to find the memorial, any bio information should be written so it can be copied over. Please use the edit tab and the Suggest a correction link when sending information or requesting a transfer, it makes it easier and reduces the chance of an error.

Any gravestone pictures I've posted may be used for non-commercial use, family trees, Ancestry, etc. Credit should be noted with the picture.

On Bio's MCOI is short for Morning Call Obituary Index. EEOI is short for Easton Express Obituary Index. PADI is short for Pennsylvania Department of Health Death Index.

Cemetery's Photographed:
Riegelsville Union Cemetery, Riegelsville 2011
Allen Union Cemetery, Northampton 2012
Our Lady of Hungary Cemetery, Northampton 2012
Saint Johns Catholic Cemetery, Northampton 2013
Assumption of Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery, Northampton 2013
Saints Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Alpha, NJ. 2013
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery, Northampton 2013
Fairview Cemetery, Northampton 2013
Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cemetery, North Catasauqua 2014
Saint Andrews Cemetery, North Catasauqua 2014
Saint Lawrence the Martyr Calvary Cemetery, North Catasauqua 2014
Saint Lawrence the Martyr's RC Church Cemetery, North Catasauqua 2014
Gethsemane Cemetery of Saint Mary's, Catasauqua 2014
Fairview Cemetery, West Catasauqua (21% Photographed)
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info on Anna scherer wacko
Hi I would like to know how you can about the information on who Anna Scherer Wasko
parents were
Added by S K on Apr 16, 2015 9:26 PM
Audrey M
Thank you Joe for the prompt corrections and transfers. I will be starting up a Kleppinger Family Virtual Cemetery. Thanks again.
Added by Audrey M on Apr 04, 2015 10:15 AM
Beth (Pflug) Heiney
RE: Catherine Marsh Heiney
Oops! I must have seen your name on the photo!! So sorry! Anyway, thanks for the info you have on this!!
Added by Beth (Pflug) Heiney on Feb 17, 2015 10:48 AM
Beth (Pflug) Heiney
RE: Catherine Marsh Heiney
Soooo, which is it? I noticed you allowed the Marsh through. Is that the name you found? I'm confused.
Added by Beth (Pflug) Heiney on Feb 17, 2015 4:53 AM
RE: Price family at Fairview Cemetery
I do not have anything on Margaret's family. At one time I was in contact with one of their descendants. I will see if I can get a hold of him and ask if he knows.
Added by amelia804 on Feb 16, 2015 8:45 AM
Price family at Fairview Cemetery
Thank you so much for taking the pictures of my Price family at Fairview Cemetery! I am very happy to be able to see their headstones.
Added by amelia804 on Feb 16, 2015 7:32 AM
Carol [Williams] Jesse
RE: Mary Ann [Davies] Thomas
I have a biography on Daniel Davies by John McVey who did the Thomas x Hopkins genealogy projects. If you can write me privately, I can share the biography with you.

However, I believe these are the correct parents for Mary Ann [Davies] Thomas. Their names and dates all match with what John McVey had in his biography.

Best to you!
Carol [Williams] Jesse
Added by Carol [Williams] Jesse on Feb 15, 2015 9:30 AM
Raymond Sassman
Florence H Leister Wolfinger
Hi Joe, I think there is something wrong with this memorial--Florence E Leister was the daughter of James and Ida Leister Born 1908. She was married to Anthony Franklin Wolfinger. They are both buried in Whitemarsh Memorial Park in Ambler Pa.
I see you have her married to a Claude Wolfinger. I did see he is married to a Florence but are you sure she was the daughter of James and Ida Leiser?

Thanks JOe
Ray Sassman
Added by Raymond Sassman on Jan 20, 2015 3:01 PM
Barbara Hunter-Holmes
Milton Alfred Oldt # 134041262
Hi Joe,

Thanks so much for the Oldt headstone photos. It is greatly appreciated.

May I have your permission to use them in my Ancestry family tree?

Thanks again,

Added by Barbara Hunter-Holmes on Jan 18, 2015 5:52 PM
David Neller
Kneller Memorials
Hi Joe
Many thanks for permission to post copies of your Find A Grave memorial photos on my Ancestry tree.
As it is almost certain that others will 'save'(ie copy) them from my tree I have edited them as
‘Photo taken by Joe Chando (Find A Grave) and used with his kind permission.

Keep up your good work in 2015, your efforts are very much appreciated,

Regards, David (#47482893)
(London, England)
Added by David Neller on Jan 11, 2015 6:25 PM
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