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BobH (#47539390)
 member for 4 years, 7 months, 24 days
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I found this great site a few years ago while researching family and decided to start adding local graves. Most entries are for Illinois cemeteries; mainly Bluff City in Elgin, but other cemeteries, too. If I have added a duplicate memorial, please let me know.

Most entries are from grave photos. If there is not a photo on the memorial you are interested in, please ask (via edit/suggest a correction), and if I have a photo of that grave I will expedite the upload. Many memorials from 1995 and later are obituary based and there is a higher chance that I do not have a photo. A warning: my photography leaves something to be desired at times; if you have a better photo, please add it.

I do not include names of living persons in obituaries. Also, a reference should be included in obituaries revealing the source.

I am happy to add family link and extra information into memorials. I will generally attempt to confirm the information first, though.

If you would like a transfer, please request it through the Edit-Suggest a correction tab.

I take all the photos that I upload to the site. Pictures may be copied for personal, non-commercial purposes (including adding to, if desired); a small credit would be appreciated (but not necessary).

Most photos include a geotag in the metadata.
This information can be mapped by uploading the photo to Jeffery's EXIF viewer at:

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Melanie Howe
RE: Grace Crock #147099501
Thanks, Bob. We'll leave it as is for now. Hopefully I can get to St. Chas. Borromeo cemetery this spring and see if I can find a marker. I added her son, Everett Crock, to Bluff City based on his obit. The other son is buried in St. Chas. Bor. Let me know if I am incorrect on Everett. Thanks again.
Added by Melanie Howe on Feb 12, 2016 8:04 AM
Melanie Howe
Grace Crock #147099501
Bob, do you have a photo of this gravesite? St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery, Hampshire, has her in their records and her obit states burial in Hampshire Center Cemetery. I know she is not buried in Hampshire Center. Your help is appreciated. Thanks. Melanie
Added by Melanie Howe on Feb 11, 2016 5:24 PM
Kent Stevens
RE: manage Jesse Hoyt # 139477614
tks for the date
Added by Kent Stevens on Feb 10, 2016 2:33 PM
Kent Stevens
Tks for the info on Jesse Hoyt if you would like to manage I wouldn't mind transferring.
Added by Kent Stevens on Feb 09, 2016 10:02 AM
Henry Gale
Bob, Thank you so much for the prompt fulfillment of my photo request, it is very much appreciated!
Added by Sheryl on Feb 01, 2016 2:06 PM
Bob, I have added the information you gave me to Mr. Toomire's memorial.

Added by Pat on Jan 29, 2016 6:51 AM
Debbie B
Lynch/Kemler memorials
Hi Bob, thanks for the photos and links you provided overnight. I appreciate your attention to detail on all your memorials, and your getting to the edits quickly. So nice to see everyone linked up and all the information as correct as possible.
I'm sure you've seen a lot of misinformation in online family trees, and how it spreads from one to another. Going out to the cemetery and seeing who's buried with whom can really clear up some mysteries. So since I don't get out to Elgin much these days, I am thankful for your legwork.
Added by Debbie B on Jan 19, 2016 8:46 AM
Stephen Cantrell
Ethel Byard 137958064
Hi Bob, can you supply me with the source of your Edit suggestions for her birth and death info? I'm guessing you've found her obit, I would like to provide that source information and give you credit.
Thanks again!
Added by Stephen Cantrell on Jan 19, 2016 5:24 AM
Marlene Chaney
Alice Thompson Hogrefe
Thank you, Bob, for the posting the photos for Alice, husband and son Kenneth.

Added by Marlene Chaney on Jan 15, 2016 4:41 PM
Gina Mooney
RE: Minnie Jahnke Lampert
Hi Bob,
Thank you for pointing that out. My mistake. I found that name on a Jahnke family tree. I'm not finding any legal documentation to support it either. Sorry for the confusion.

Best regards, Gina
Added by Gina Mooney on Jan 13, 2016 2:40 AM
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