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Richard Stauff♫ (#47106193)
 member for 5 years, 5 months, 16 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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William
Thank You
Hi,

Thank you so much for taking and posting the photos for Stephen and Susan Balla and John and Julianna Belan in Pioneer Cemetery. I truly appreciate it.

I am curious about something, though. Do you recall if there was a person buried near them that was born in about 1858 in Hungary and died in or about 1930? I have been trying with no luck to track down the father of the Stephen Balla and the Julianna Belan you took photos of. Their father was Steven Balla, but he is said to have changed his name, which has unfortunately been forgotten.

Take care,

William
Added by William on Aug 19, 2014 9:40 PM
Nancy Day
Hanson
Thank you for the beautiful photo, nice and clear.
Nancy
Added by Nancy Day on Aug 15, 2014 8:28 AM
Jim Flynn
Zack Pictures
Thank you so much for the prompt pictures...
Added by Jim Flynn on Aug 10, 2014 7:11 AM
J. Akerstrom
Joseph Disher
I searched carefully for Joseph Disher's grave and did not find a marker. I did take a photo of the area that cemetery office told me he was buried and added it to his memorial #133485045.

J.
Added by J. Akerstrom on Aug 03, 2014 6:33 PM
TeamRiP
Peirce photographs
Wow - can't thank you enough for your time and effort in securing these headstone photographs - such speedy and lovely service!!!!
Added by TeamRiP on Aug 02, 2014 10:38 PM
Searching4Genes
Thomas Blackburn
That was quick! Thank you so much for going out and taking his headstone photo! Much appreciated!
Cari
Added by Searching4Genes on Jul 30, 2014 9:05 PM
Ralph Gowen
Plummer gravestones
thank you for taking the time to find and photograph those headstones.

Ralph
Added by Ralph Gowen on Jul 30, 2014 4:03 PM
Barbara Mecklenburg
Find A Grave Memorial# 113088324
Did you know that Donald Arthur Madeira was mayor of Salinas, California from July 1923-April 1931? Could you put that on his grave memorial? He was my mom's uncle.
Thanks,
Barbara Mecklenburg
Member #48413691
Added by Barbara Mecklenburg on Jul 28, 2014 3:48 PM
Taffy McGarry
Alford Lyman & Celia (nee Eustice) Swan
Richard, Thank you for going out to Santa Cruz Memorial Park to fulfill my photo requests. Even though all of the burials were unmarked, I just wanted to let you know that your efforts were appreciated. Kind Regards, Taffy
Added by Taffy McGarry on Jul 28, 2014 2:41 PM
T. J. Collins
Chick and Clara Broxon
Hi Richard,
Thanks for the information. My family did not know that my great great aunt was cremated and buried at Spring Vally Cemetery in Spring Valley, MN. I'll bet Chick is buried with her there.

Thank for everything, T. J. Collins (aka Tom Collins)!
Added by T. J. Collins on Jul 21, 2014 11:28 AM
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