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Richard Stauff (#47106193)
 member for 5 years, 11 months, 30 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, 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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Messages left for Richard Stauff (635)[Leave Message]
Inge and Patrick Campbell Sr.
Jordan #59721594
Greetings Richard. The transfer of Mr. Jordan's memorial has taken place. Take care and have a great weekend. Patrick
Added by Inge and Patrick Campbell... on Mar 06, 2015 9:31 AM
Dana Payne
RE: Castroville Cemetery
Richard,
I appreciate you sending me Silvia's email address, you are very thoughtful.

Regards,
Dana
Added by Dana Payne on Mar 05, 2015 11:49 PM
Randall
Una Casey
Thank you very much for the photo and the obituary for Viola. I appreciate the help.
Added by Randall on Mar 04, 2015 5:24 PM
Patty
RE: William Milton Grant
Thank you and thank you for the obit also, I hadn't seen that one.
Added by Patty on Mar 03, 2015 2:44 PM
Danny Driesel
Stanleys
Thank so much for the transfers
Added by Danny Driesel on Feb 28, 2015 5:18 AM
Shirley Hackett
Dixie memorials
Thankyou for the transfers, and for all the great work you are doing here.
Added by Shirley Hackett on Feb 27, 2015 7:08 PM
FortheKing
Thank you for the photos
Thank you for the headstone photographs. I e-mailed you a response on the one you couldn't find with some additional information that may be helpful.
Added by FortheKing on Feb 26, 2015 3:11 PM
Michelle W
Parkers
Thank you so much for the photos. I wasn't sure if they were buried there. So glad you found them.
Added by Michelle W on Feb 25, 2015 6:14 PM
Ronald Signorotti
More Struve's
Thanks so much for the great photos and obit's. You really go the extra mile adding so much context to my Watsonville decendents.

Best,Ron
Added by Ronald Signorotti on Feb 25, 2015 6:05 PM
Juanita Chrz
Hylah Poe
Thank you for searching for her grave. I really appreciate your time and effort. Juanita Chrz
Added by Juanita Chrz on Feb 20, 2015 8:09 AM
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