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Richard Stauff (#47106193)
 member for 5 years, 8 months, 22 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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Diane M Brown
RE: William Titus
You are welcome, glad I finally got a clearer picture, I had to wait for the leaves to fall off the tree it is under!
Added by Diane M Brown on Nov 21, 2014 3:35 PM
John Bracchi
Dovea matthis
Hi Richard,
Thanks again for marker photos at Pioneer Cemetery. Got a notice from Find A Grave saying there was no headstone, then clicked on Dovea's page and saw a photo. I was going to point out to you (kiddingly, of course) that somebody else was better at finding her than you and saw that YOU posted the marker photo. Ill take whatever I get and however I get it. No questions asked.
Thanks again,
John
Added by John Bracchi on Nov 20, 2014 9:57 AM
Chelsea
Emily Jane Church
Richard, thank you so much for the photo! Nice job, and it's helping me greatly in my search, I'm putting more pieces together now.

Best wishes and happy holidays!
Chelsea
Added by Chelsea on Nov 14, 2014 5:22 PM
William Stark
Rulandus Pitts
Thanks for photographing the headstone of Rulandus Pitts and for adding it to his memorial.
Added by William Stark on Nov 13, 2014 7:45 PM
Dan Arnes
RE: Edits
Thank You Richard!

I wish FindAGrave had a better notification of that! I rarely visit my "Contributor" page, and even then, never notice it on the tab above!

Both were added.

Dan
Added by Dan Arnes on Nov 13, 2014 11:42 AM
ppuppo
Dorn Photo
Thanks again for the photos of N.A.J. Dorn. He was my 3rd great grandfather. In looking back, it seems you also provided the pictures of my Grandfather, James Conrado in Santa Cruz!

You get around!

Thanks,
Paul Puppo
Added by ppuppo on Nov 12, 2014 7:23 PM
Carolyn Bethany
Lydia Pruden
Thank You so much for your quick response!!!!!!
Added by Carolyn Bethany on Nov 12, 2014 5:43 PM
Neal Underwood
Nehf
Thanks for the additional information, obit. postings and photos for the Nehf's. That helped me identify Ada's parents which I have posted to her memorial along with how she is related to her aunt May Eliza Wilson Finnie with whom she shares the niche.
Added by Neal Underwood on Nov 10, 2014 11:37 PM
Tara Finnie Curley
Finnie
Thanks for the pics from Santa Cruz. You have been quite helpful.
Added by Tara Finnie Curley on Nov 10, 2014 4:04 PM
Larry & Judy
Harvey Cross
Thanks for your efforts and sorry about sending you on a goose chase. I am checking with the cemetery as to the correct location.
Added by Larry & Judy on Nov 09, 2014 10:18 AM
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