|Richard Stauff (#47106193)|
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Available for you here in Santa Cruz County, California! (I'm in Watsonville, CA area on Wednesdays.) Giving back to other Find A Grave folks for likewise being provided for by others around the USA... Your cross-country trip is my 2-minute drive! Ready to help, back up, or add to other contributors in our team effort searches! Also, all my pics are public domain to be used by anybody freely, permission given, as I am not egocentric or after $$ or personal credit. Add them to matching billiongraves.com profiles if you want to!|
I try to go the extra mile when fulfilling a Find A Grave request: I look (and inquire the cemetery office) for nearby same-names that may be previously overlooked or unknown relatives... I clean the marker of dirt and bird droppings (Eww!) and trim the grass around them... I know that these photos are of your relatives, friends and loved ones: They deserve a quality portrait for all to see! Also, it's important for the marker's text to be clearly seen for genealogical and family reasons!
I will offer (to the "Edits" tab suggestions of the memorial manager) the cemetery office's plot coordinates, if the memorial doesn't have them, as well as any other important and appropriate info I find.
IN MY OPINION:
The primary intention of gravestones is to mark the location and provide information of the interred. But they do not last forever. When a gravestone no longer fulfills it's purpose, it should be replaced, especially before the info on the gravestone is lost. That being done, placing the old gravestone inside an onsite cemetery museum out of the elements seems the ideal thing to do!
UPDATE! FIND A GRAVE RAISED THEIR MANDATED PIC SIZE TO 8.0MB MAXIMUM!
(PLEASE: I REQUEST THAT MY PIC REQUESTS BE AT LEAST 2.0MB. ALSO, THAT THEY BE FREE OF OBJECTS OR VEGETATION BLOCKING THE MARKER'S INFO OR TEXT! THANK YOU!)
I'm willing, upon request, to retake my earlier pics that were taken when the mandatory resolution/size was much smaller.
I use my Ancestry.com account's search engine to find facts that requesters may want to add to their Find A Grave memorials.
I also add clipped obits from my newspapers.com account, which are all Public Domain.
I've been told that I've successfully helped many requesters make important discoveries for their genealogical research.
Again, as always, I'm willing and glad to help, as others have helped me in my own family tree research!
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|Pattie Ford||Nicolas & Florence Arnet|
OMG! I just saw the obituary on his memorial. You are just down right WONDERFUL! Thank you again!!
|Pattie Ford||Nicolas & Florence Arnet|
OMG! Never expected the photo so soon! They are Great! Nicolas is a grand uncle to me. No one in the family knew where he was buried or when he died. No one knew he had married again Mom said she had not seen seen him since she was 15 or 16 (1943). It wasn't till last night that I found out he had married a 3rd time when I found Florence's obituary. Anyway thought I would take a chance, called the cemetery this morning and they confirmed he was buried there with Florence.
Nick's mother tried coming to America in 1890, only to be stopped by their father who was very abusive. His mother left for America with out the children (6). By 1895 Nick's mother had worked and saved enough money for the voyage here for all the children but 1 and that was my grandfather that was left behind. He came 6 months later. Nick (age 10) and 4 siblings rode in a hay wagon, hidden under the hay till they were far enough away and finally reached Le Harve, France. This was all done with the help of neighbors.I've been searching for him a long time and you are my hero!!!!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!
|Karen Williams Thorne from Orem Utah||Thank you!|
Thanks for the information on the Bunting grave. I'll make a note that there is no marker. I appreciate your efforts. Karen
|nancy whipple||RE: Kenneth Main|
You are so very welcome. This work brings me great joy and blesses my life. Have a great day!
|Bill Harrison||RE: George Peter Miller|
You're certainly welcome. I'm glad I could help.
|Charles R. Villarreal||Lizzie Helm Scott|
This is a big one for me! I have been looking for the final resting place for Lizzie for 10 yrs! What info do you have on her obit or place of burial
|Russell Alan Babcock||Lela J. (ROBINSON) COX|
Many thanks for taking the headstone photo for Lela and placing onto her memorial.
|Bill Williams||Laura & Gilbert|
Thanks for sharing your time in taking these photos. It is appreciated.
|Joni Mobley||Hugh and Clella Ray|
I wanted to thank you so much for fulfilling my request so quickly! the pictures are wonderful and my family and I appreciate your work very much. We have a cousins page on Facebook where we are all getting reacquainted. Having these pictures to show them all is going to be a wonderful thing.
thanks again Richard, this wouldn't have been possible without you.
|Jack Gilchrist||Carl and Freda Brock Photos|
Thanks you for the obits and grave marker photos taken in the Oakwood Memorial Park in Santa Cruz, California.
Your efforts on behalf of these relatives of mine are most appreciated.
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