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Richard Stauff (#47106193)
 member for 5 years, 7 months, 15 days
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Bio Photo 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!

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.
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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Messages left for Richard Stauff (546)[Leave Message]
Stephen Hamilton
Charles Enderson
Hi, Richard. Thanks for checking into Charles Enderson's grave for me. I appreciate your follow-up.

Stephen
Added by Stephen Hamilton on Oct 20, 2014 3:20 PM
Catherine Hall
Memorial picture and birthday edit.

Thanks so much for getting the picture I requested. I noticed the memorial date on findagrave was wrong and went in to correct it only to find that you had put in an edit.

Thank you!
Added by Catherine Hall on Oct 15, 2014 4:56 PM
Mark Dias
George, Albert, and Eugene Dias
Thanks so much for your help in locating my uncles George, Albert and Eugene Dias. I am deeply grateful

Mark
Added by Mark Dias on Oct 15, 2014 4:52 PM
lstaltari
Mary and John Craig
Your work on these memorials is amazing! Thank you for the obits and the pictures--truly outstanding!
Added by lstaltari on Oct 13, 2014 10:39 PM
Jessica Martin Velasco
Smith Photos
Thank you very much for taking photos of the gravestones for Edith and Randy Smith! I appreciate your help!
Added by Jessica Martin Velasco on Oct 07, 2014 6:30 PM
Timothy DeBoor
Nancy Catherine Vaughn
Greetings,

Thanks for the photo of Nancy's headstone. Your work on Find A Grave is greatly appreciated.

Tim DeBoor
Added by Timothy DeBoor on Oct 05, 2014 11:55 AM
Tony Mc Carthy
Joseph Michaud
Thanks very much, Richard
Tony
Added by Tony Mc Carthy on Oct 05, 2014 3:26 AM
A Soprych
RE: Daker
William Daker and wife Hannah Hill Daker are my 3G grandparents. I was so moved to be at the Cemetary I'm their memory
Added by A Soprych on Oct 03, 2014 10:22 PM
Charlene Kimpler
John and Rosemary Kinsella
Thank you for full filling my request for a gravestone photo.
Added by Charlene Kimpler on Oct 02, 2014 6:40 PM
Marla Dooley
Photos
The photos you took of the tombstones of James and Belle Richmond at Pajaro Valley Memorial are great! Thank you
Added by Marla Dooley on Oct 01, 2014 8:25 PM
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