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Al M. (#47293875)
 member for 4 years, 3 months, 27 days
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Bio Photo In April of 2010, I was made aware of Find A Grave in conjunction with the genealogical research I had recently started. I had found my great-great grandmother's grave marker posted on another site, but not her husband's. I contacted one of the site admins, who posted a request on Find A Grave and, voila!, a volunteer went out to the cemetery and took a picture! Following that, I decided to do the same for others, and I signed up to be a photo volunteer.

Shortly thereafter, we visited that cemetery in Illinois where my great-great grandparents were buried. It's about four hours away, and made a fun day trip on Memorial Day! While in the area, we visited two other cemeteries where other relatives were buried.

Family names I am researching are: Manning, Gauger, Sensenich, Hedegger, and Jurk. Hedegger and Jurk are in Germany.


I enjoy fulfilling photo requests, and spend a lot of time trying to get good pictures. However, I don't fulfill photo requests that are put into the "Notes" section of someone else's memorial (that of a spouse, for example). My reason for this isn't because I want to "rack up numbers". It is because using that method to try to get photos not only circumvents Find-a-Grave rules, but makes more work for the photo volunteer, as well as increasing the chance your request will get missed. There needs to be a separate photo request submitted for each memorial for which you want a photo.
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Patty Wisher
Highland Cemetery, Blackhawk co ia
I see in the picture of this cemetery that the roadside gate is locked, I was wondering if you could walk to cemetery from the road! There are some photo requests that I thought about fulfilling there! Thank you Patty Wisher
Added by Patty Wisher on Aug 06, 2014 8:12 PM
Janice (O'Bryan) Byington
Photo Requests
I accidentally read the comment you made to someone else about not putting "Thank you" in the comments area of photo requests. I didn't know that either. Good thing to know, for all of us. Thank you for the lesson.
Added by Janice (O'Bryan) Byington on Apr 14, 2014 8:44 AM
L Beacon
RE: Photo Requests
Thanks for your message, point well taken and will in the future not add any Thank you messages, was only trying to be courteous and did not realize I was complicating matters for certain volunteers. Cheers and thank you for your dedication to Find A Grave.
Added by L Beacon on Apr 13, 2014 4:52 PM
Beth M
RE: Information
Sent you an email today. Thanks!
Added by Beth M on Feb 13, 2014 5:04 AM
Beth M
RE: Information
I thought that you could add the photo to the site without my email? Do you need more information about my request?
Added by Beth M on Feb 13, 2014 4:50 AM
RE: Photo Requests
Thank you so very much! Appreciate your efforts!
Added by ca on Dec 29, 2013 11:51 AM
Hooked On Family
RE: McCrery Memorials
Hi, Al.

I took on Lynwood Cem. as a project - created numerous memorials and took 3800 photos. I don't know the people so don't need the memorials. But if you don't want to edit, it's ok, I can do it. I just came across someone looking for a related member of this family and noticed a couple of children buried here.

Either way is fine.

Thanks for all you do. I certainly have not been out much this summer doing photos, even with the decent weather.

Added by Hooked On Family on Oct 07, 2013 11:40 AM
Rebecca Wright
RE: Harry Reynolds Transfer
Hi Al,

Thank so much for the transfer of Harry's memorial, I look forward to adding a few photos and a bio! Thanks for all your work creating these memorials!

Best regards,

Added by Rebecca Wright on Oct 04, 2013 12:13 PM
Rebecca Wright
RE: Harry Reynolds Transfer Request
Hi, sorry I thought it was listed, it is:

Thanks, Rebecca
Added by Rebecca Wright on Sep 26, 2013 10:30 AM
Farm Girl from MO.
RE: June Gauger
Fine, I will delete my memorial. I have had enough. Just for your info. my memorial was not the duplicate. You took a photo of her grave and she should have been listed in the La Plata cemetery before I added my memorial.
Added by Farm Girl from MO. on Sep 09, 2013 5:44 AM
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