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Richard Stauff (#47106193)
 member for 6 years, 2 months, 23 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 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.

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!



I'm willing, upon request, to retake my earlier pics that were taken when the mandatory resolution/size was much smaller.

I use my 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 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 (682)[Leave Message]
Rod McCormick
Donald Vail
Thank you for photographing my cousin's veteran's marker.
Added by Rod McCormick on May 23, 2015 3:14 PM
Louis & Mary Stradiotto
Photo Maria Locatelli Headstone
Thank you for the photo I requested of Maria Locatelli. Your response was very fast. I am hoping she somehow connects to Andrea (Andrew) and Alessandro (Alexander)Salvi (Salvy) family history that I am researching. Thank you for your time you put into helping others.
Mary Stradiotto, Roseville, CA
Added by Louis & Mary Stradiotto on May 23, 2015 2:57 PM
RE: Re: PFC Harvey Franklin
One of the things I like about genealogy/Find A Grave are the occasional mysteries. For a while Harvey was one. Most do not get resolved so easily.
After a fruitless search by the GGNC director ( thank you ma'am) I went to the LDS web site and it listed him as being in Santa Cruz where had lived. How did you find out he was "moved" from GGNC?
Odd that a memorial for him was created in 2013. Guess she was going on very old burial information. She has deleted his obit and picture. Glad it's cleared up. ps: noted he earned a Purple Heart.
Added by rp on May 23, 2015 2:13 AM
John David Camp
Thank you very much for confirming with the cemetery office that his grave is unmarked. I really appreciate it! Now a protocol question: Do I ask for a note to be added to his memorial with this information or is this something that you do?
Added by pcamp on May 19, 2015 8:38 PM
Jean rollo
Arnold Fred SIART
Thank You for all your help Richard STAUFF, and especially the Obituary of Arnold or "Arno' SIART he is a 2nd Cousin Once removed. I guess either I had his wife's name incorrect or he was married more than once. Have to do more research on this subject. Any way made the correction on his wife Thank You Again. Jean M. ROLLO
Added by Jean rollo on May 14, 2015 12:56 PM
Lucile Fulwider Gordon
Thanks again! Lucile's page looks beautiful. :)
Added by GeorgiaCA on May 14, 2015 7:58 AM
Thank You
Thank you so much for taking the time to take a photo of Joaquin Corona's headstone. You were extremely fast too I might add! This means so much to me and my family. Thank you again..
Added by Divine_Angel on May 13, 2015 5:11 PM
Hiram Gardine Lincoln & Christine E. Lincoln
The headstone photos are exceptionally nice as usual.
Thank you very Much.
Added by BLV on May 13, 2015 5:08 PM
68554582 - Geo. Luis Gordon
Great research! We have looked for that obituary for a long time. Great photo too, and we now know that their spot in in the Mausoleum. The markers are in noticeably wonderful condition. Many thanks!!!
Added by GordonClan on May 13, 2015 9:42 AM
Mattie E. Gingrich
Hi! We can't thank you enough for your excellent photo of Mattie's marker. Just yesterday, I finally found an obituary that had a few details, I put in a photo request, and here it is, gracing Mattie's memorial page already. :) Mattie is my husband's grandmother. She died before he was born, so this is very special to us. Can you tell me about the location - such as, is it inside or outside?
-Georgia & Fred
Added by GeorgiaCA on May 12, 2015 7:59 PM
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