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Joe Chando (#47476296)
 member for 3 years, 6 months, 26 days
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Bio Photo I started researching my family history after my mother passed away in 2011. Fortunately for me she had everything written down so it gave me a good head start. My wife did not have much on her family so I started looking to see how much I could find on her family.
I found out early on the only way to do this was to walk the entire cemetery and try to link each person back. Doing it this way I was able to find relatives that I wouldn't have been able find otherwise. Family plots give a lot of clues about the family that are not obvious otherwise.
I am happy to add any family information since it makes it easier for others to find the memorial, any bio information should be written so it can be copied over. Please use the edit tab and the Suggest a correction link when sending information or requesting a transfer, it makes it easier and reduces the chance of an error.

On Bio's MCOI is short for Morning Call Obituary Index. EEOI is short for Easton Express Obituary Index. PADI is short for Pennsylvania Department of Health Death Index.

Cemetery's Photographed:
Riegelsville Union Cemetery, Riegelsville 2011
Allen Union Cemetery, Northampton 2012
Our Lady of Hungary Cemetery, Northampton 2012
Saint Johns Catholic Cemetery, Northampton 2013
Assumption of Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery, Northampton 2013
Saints Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Alpha, NJ. 2013
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery, Northampton 2013
Fairview Cemetery, Northampton 2013
Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cemetery, North Catasauqua 2014
Saint Andrews Cemetery, North Catasauqua 2014
Saint Lawrence the Martyr Calvary Cemetery, North Catasauqua (in process) 2014
Saint Lawrence the Martyr's RC Church Cemetery, North Catasauqua (photographed) 2014
Gethsemane Cemetery of Saint Mary's, Catasauqua (Photographed) 2014
Fairview Cemetery, West Catasauqua (10% Photographed)
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J Martin
Calvery Cemetery, N Catasauqua, Northampton, PA
Hi Joe, Thank you for Marie E. Fenstermaker Gurgick & husband's headstone photos.

While the flowers are beautiful in front of the headstone, it's really more important for us to read the text to ensure we have the dates right. If you are ever in the vicinity again would you consider retaking the photo so the full text can be seen? Thanks, JMartin
Added by J Martin on Oct 24, 2014 4:13 PM
Brenda Reilley Hun
Thanks for more Mattern family information!
Added by Brenda Reilley Hun on Oct 17, 2014 5:40 AM
John Moran
Thanks for posting Johns stone and the extra info.
Added by GunnaFindThem on Sep 25, 2014 3:16 PM
Farrell Photo
Thank you for the headstone photo for Scrapper and Irene Farrell. I was in Scrapper's Phys. Ed. class at Lebanon High in 1971. All the best, Tom
Added by Thomas on Sep 23, 2014 6:53 PM
photo request for Margaret Allen
Thank you for taking the time to fulfill this request. Your time and effort is greatly appreciated.
Again, Thank you!
Added by JD STEPHENS, U.S. NAVY VE... on Sep 13, 2014 4:00 PM
photo request for John Allen
Thank you for taking the time to fulfill this request. Your time and effort is greatly appreciated.
Again, Thank you!
Added by JD STEPHENS, U.S. NAVY VE... on Sep 13, 2014 3:58 PM
P Fite
Your efforts

I just wanted to say thanks for all you day.
Genealogy is mostly a thankless hobby so I want you to know I appreciate your expertise.

Thanks so much, Pam
Added by P Fite on Aug 30, 2014 4:26 PM
Hello Joe,

Thank you for taking the time to fulfill these requests. Your time and effort is greatly appreciated.

photo request for Joseph Allen
photo request for Annie Allen
photo request for John Allen

Again, Thank you!
Added by JD STEPHENS, U.S. NAVY VE... on Aug 16, 2014 9:50 AM
Barbara Hunter-Holmes
Winfield S. Snyder # 37933589
Hi Joe,

I'd like your permission to use your headstone photographs in my Ancestry family tree.

The Snyder families are distant ancestors of my Grandfather.

Thanks so much,

Added by Barbara Hunter-Holmes on Aug 06, 2014 12:45 PM
Shark Lady
Florence Wolfinger
The wife of Claude C. Wolfinger was Florence Heller, daughter of Daniel Heller. Florence Leister was the wife of Anthony Frank Wolfinger, son of Levi.
Added by Shark Lady on Jul 04, 2014 7:29 AM
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