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Richard Stauff (#47106193)
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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, 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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Conservative Patriot
Frances Wilson Derby
And I found her obit and posted her grave on FG in Wellsboro Cem. She too died of tuberculosis like her son Robert W. Derby.
Added by Conservative Patriot on Mar 29, 2015 7:43 PM
Conservative Patriot
Robert Derby
Posted additional details from death certificate.
Added by Conservative Patriot on Mar 29, 2015 7:15 PM
warren smith
RE: Edits
I cannot process your request. My computer has a key with the item you want added to two of my memorials. But when I try to add it it just seperates letters.

sorry
Added by warren smith on Mar 28, 2015 6:50 AM
Four Leaf Clover
RE: Edits
Sometimes life events (like illness) take precedence and we can't get to our "internet lives" as soon as we'd like. Edits are done now.
Added by Four Leaf Clover on Mar 28, 2015 12:25 AM
kathy golden
Frank Bollman
Thank you for the headstone picture of Frank Bollman, and more thanks for the news articles!
Added by kathy golden on Mar 27, 2015 7:32 AM
Christina
Fiore
I sent you the pic of the top of the headstone. The name on the top belonged to Anthony, Mary, and August Asshoff.
Added by Christina on Mar 19, 2015 5:25 PM
Pam R.
John N. Cobb
Thanks, Richard, for tracking John down and taking that photo. Your diligence is much appreciated:)
Added by Pam R. on Mar 18, 2015 6:55 PM
Forestier
Barbara Jean Giffen and parents
Wow, thank you for taking and posting their headstone photos. I was surprised to see them so soon after publishing the memorials. Your efforts and expertise are much appreciated! M.Forestier
Added by Forestier on Mar 16, 2015 8:38 PM
VictoriaJo
John Bullen (1747-1824) Clinton NY
Richard, thank you for your entry for my 4th great grandfather John Bullen, and thank you for allowing use of your photos. I was wondering if you know the source of the newspaper or book article that you also posted for him?
Added by VictoriaJo on Mar 16, 2015 6:46 PM
FRW
Edwin Rice, Jr.

Dear Richard

Thank you for not only taking the excellent photo of Edwin and Esther's headstone but for all your time and efforts accumulating information on their parents and adding the obituaries. I emailed the Santa Cruz memorial park, but have not heard back from them. I was checking to see if they were the Santa Cruz Crematorium listed in Edwin Senior's obituary.

Thank you again for what you do and for going above and beyond and spending time researching this family.

Frank W.
Added by FRW on Mar 16, 2015 4:32 PM
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