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Eric Speck (#47954289)
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All photos of graves that I have posted were taken by me and may be copied freely and posted on other websites. There is no need to credit me or identify me when they are so used and no need to request permission beforehand. I won't be annoyed if you do anyway, but it really isn't necessary for the grave photos taken by me. Most photos of persons that I have posted were not taken by me. Please check the photo caption to determine the source (most often an obituary).

The photos were taken with a Sony Cybershot camera, which takes 4896x3672 (18M-pixel) images. The original JPG files are 6-7 MB in size. I then use GIMP, an open source image processing program that can be downloaded for free from, to rotate, crop and rescale the images. Usually I set the horizontal resolution to 1200 pixels, sometimes up to 1600 for panoramic scenes. I use a compression "quality" setting of 50 to 70, most often 60 to 65. The resulting picture files are usually 250 to 300 kB, with some up to 400 kB. Limiting the file size to that range allows snappy downloads when opening the image at full resolution.

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Pat L.
MALLOY burials in Wilmington, DE
I found several of my Irish Malloy ancestors burial records with photos that you provided. I understand you have uploaded many volunteer non-relation records, but was wondering if you might have a connection with the MALLOY surname. ie: Find A Grave Memorial# 112855813 for Michael Malloy, son of James Malloy and Mary Lee. I edited a few of Michael's siblings and added their parents, pending review from Find A Grave. James Malloy is my 3rd Great-Granduncle. Are we related?
Added by Pat L. on Jul 05, 2015 9:13 AM
Joanna Stokes
Yes, I'm certain. She is on the 1860 census as Anna E. Spaulding. Her mother, Martha (Sneed) was married first to a Richard Spalding or Spaulding and Michael was a boarder in the house. There are 6 "Spaulding" children in 1860. In 1870, only Anna, the youngest, is listed as Bardon while the others remain Spaulding. Perhaps Martha and Michael had not yet wed. I've not come across the name "Cool" at all but I'm curious. Michael and Martha had twin boys in 1861 as well, one of which is my 3rd great grandfather. I'm happy to share details if you'd like to e-mail me. Martha is listed with a maiden name of Sneed or Snead depending on which record you look at. Thank you!
Added by Joanna Stokes on Jul 03, 2015 5:52 PM
Joanna Stokes
I'm interested in connecting with the person that added the detail to Anna Bardon-Hughes memorial you created. I am descended from the Bardon line and recently submitted several edits as well. If you see this, please contact me, thank you!
Added by Joanna Stokes on Jul 03, 2015 1:20 PM
Ron O'Brien
Miss Margaret McCaffery
Hi Eric,

Thank you for posting information about the grave site for my great-Aunt. Would you be willing to transfer the maintenance to me? She is Find A Grave Memorial # 112857298.

Best regards,

Ron O'Brien #48515008
Added by Ron O'Brien on Jun 29, 2015 2:11 PM
Tom W
Mary E. Johnson Peoples
Eric, thanks for your work. I was wondering, for this record: where did you find the information about the parents?
Added by Tom W on Jun 25, 2015 8:33 AM
Ted R
Martha Hodgkiss Whitesell
Hi Eric,

I have deleted my duplicate memorial for Martha Hodgkiss Whitesell. Thank you for brining it to my attention, I'm not sure how I didn't notice the other memorial before I created mine. You are correct that her last name was Hodgkiss at the time of her death. I'm wondering if the stone was already created with her name on it when her first husband died and she wasn't buried with her 2nd husband.

Thanks again,
Added by Ted R on Jun 23, 2015 6:47 PM
Corinne Lyons
Helena Koszykowski Witkowski
Eric, I found out that this person's maiden name was actually Kucharski. Her mother came to the US after her first husband died .. whose last name was Kucharski. Then, her mother married Marceli Kozikowski ... that's the way he spelled his name ... so the information on Find A Grave is incorrect.

Her full name was Helena Kucharski Witkowski.
Added by Corinne Lyons on Jun 23, 2015 8:30 AM
Ron August
Katherina Kettner Zickgraf
Hello, you submitted an edit for her death date as 29 Aug 1948, and I was wondering where you got that from. I haven't been able to find anything about that date and was hoping to verify it before adding it to my records.
Ron August
Added by Ron August on May 29, 2015 6:17 AM
Susan Victoria Ciconte
Thank You
Yes Eric I noticed that detail later. I did contact find a grave. Thanks for your quick reply and service.

Susan Ciconte
Added by Susan Victoria Ciconte on May 26, 2015 1:40 PM
Susan Victoria Ciconte
My accounts

Some time ago you had added my name to maintain 8 family accounts.

I forgot about this and no longer use that original email.

I'm not certain how I can change the info but if you are able, I'm much obliged.

I set up a new account.

Susan Victoria Ciconte

Thank you.
Added by Susan Victoria Ciconte on May 26, 2015 11:57 AM
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