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MSzalko (#47976245)
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You are welcome to download any of the photos that I contribute to this site for your own use. I do not need credit or to be sourced for these photos.
I am not a professional photographer and take photos simply to help others. As a genealogist, I know that cemetery photos are a valuable part of documenting our families lives.

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Contributions to
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 • 75 Memorials Added
 • 80 Memorials Managed
 • 1 Memorial/week
 • 234 Photos
 • 12 Photo Requests
 • 53 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 131 Virtual Flowers
Messages left for MSzalko (65)[Leave Message]
RE: Mikuce headstone
Please use the photo. Thanks for asking
Added by JD on Mar 21, 2015 8:58 PM
Marty McCarthy
RE: Paul and Eva Szacik Headstone photos
Do whatever you wish with the pics! I was on a long trip up north to help with HS reunion planning (40 years - ugh) So I picked some "up north" requests. take care, Marty.
Added by Marty McCarthy on Mar 15, 2015 7:12 AM
Steven Blackwood
I hope it was clear enough!
Added by Steven Blackwood on Jan 04, 2015 8:37 AM
RE: Albert Indiveri
Yes you may use the photo....
Added by Linda on Nov 20, 2014 8:57 AM
Tom Palka
RE: Memorial for DeWitt Wooten
Sorry, I didn't realize there was one put in before I did my entry. I'll remove mine. My father and Mr. Wooten were Masonic lodge members. The also belonged to the White Latern Club which held dances and cook-outs etc. I remember my mom & dad speaking fondly of Mr Wooten's sense of humor. Thanks for alerting me of the duplicate entry.
Added by Tom Palka on Nov 17, 2014 6:41 PM
Lori Milam
RE: Thank you!
You're welcome Absolutely you may make a copy for yourself.
Added by Lori Milam on Aug 15, 2014 7:55 PM
Charles Koch
Hi! I have posted a photo of the monument that is in the lot which shows "Koch" at the bottom.

The front of the marker shows "Philip," two lines of text, then the year which is possibly 1888, and then more lines of text. All of this may be in German. It is all very difficult to read. I am probably going to have to go back and make a tracing (using tin foil which does not damage the monument) to figure out the complete text.

The left side (as you face the monument), shows "Catherine" on one line, followed by "Koch" on a second line, and then the dates 1835 (?) - 1911.

One of the other two sides may have text, but again it is too worn to make anything out. The fourth side appears to be unused.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this information.

Added by Ace on Jun 16, 2014 2:27 AM
RE: Charles & Charles Koch
Hi! Yes, the cemetery office is highly unhelpful, but many people today told me that they did have success today (some via e-mail). I hope you will try the office again as one person was able to get the location of three people.

It really depends on who answers the phone. One lady in the office is a sourpuss all day, every day. I am amazed that I was able to fulfill so many requests last year, but a lot of them were very old requests that already had the burial plot posted.

Please don't give up hope of getting the information out of them. Ace

P.S. Don't forget to check family safes, bank safety deposit boxes, other relatives, etc. for deeds to the burial plots for them.
Added by Ace on Jun 05, 2014 5:01 PM
Charles & Charles Koch
Good morning Sir/Ma'am. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to contact Forest Home Cemetery and obtain the grave location (Section & Lot numbers) for your photo request(s), ask them whether or not there is a grave marker, and then either post this information to the memorial or send it to me.

Forest Home Cemetery: 708-366-1900 or 773-287-0772

Should you choose not to accept this mission, your photo request will most likely continue to go unfulfilled. This message will not self destruct in five seconds. Good luck! Ace

Their memorials:

Forest Home is a massively humongous cemetery with well over 100,000 burials, and the information is vital in order to photograph a grave for you. Forest Home disavows all photo volunteers, refusing to aid them in finding graves, so your mission is indispensable and integral to helping fulfill your photo request.

From the Find A Grave Dossier: All personnel are advised that Find A Grave states it is the responsibility of the photo requestor to provide the grave plot (section and lot number) to assist the volunteer photographers.

Mission Success: Last year I successfully completed 200 photo missions at Forest Home Cemetery that had the grave location provided by the photo requestor. In just over a year I have successfully concluded over 1,400 photo missions with over 600 already successfully completed in 2014.

Mission Failure: Impossible
Added by Ace on Jun 05, 2014 3:46 AM
D Jones
RE: Dwain Rannals headstone
You're very welcome. Glad I could help.

Added by D Jones on Apr 24, 2014 3:46 PM
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