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Rich Dohm (#47091329)
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Bio Photo I live in the Carytown section of Richmond, Virginia, USA. I grave the area of New Jersey to Georgia, but mostly around Virginia, looking for lost or forgotten cemeteries. And often while walking those cemeteries I'll see some neglected or damaged or sinking markers, so I tidy them up, and sometimes get more involved, then take a picture and post it, feeling like I might be their last best chance to be remembered for some future researcher. We all have the same purpose, we're all working for posterity, and I think this data base has become a number-one stop for any family history researcher.

I'm a U.S. Navy veteran, Vietnam era, duty aboard the USS Canopus AS-34. I raised a family, but lost my wife. I made a career in newspaper production, am now retired, and enjoy volunteer gravestone photography. The best way I've found to get a readable gravestone photo is to redirect sunlight to create shadows in the carved surface.

One thing, I'd like to ask the community at large, is quit cropping photos... it makes a perfectly normal photo look a lot less attractive. Please post natural photos.

Anyone who wants to use my photos may do so, without any restriction, so help yourself. They have been posted here for you to use. And if you want a transfer, simply ask for it.
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William Peel
Thomas Zeugner Photo.....
Hello Rich,
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I really appreciate this.
Thomas is listed under the heading "Persian Gulf" war, so he is the correct one.
Again, Thank you, have a nice day.
Added by William Peel on Oct 04, 2017 3:35 PM
RE: Art Bell ~ Pleasant Hill Cemetery
You are so very welcome.
Added by Jan on Oct 03, 2017 3:54 PM
A Egan
RE: John Ramson Bayne family cemetery ~
Thanks. Stella's sons found two additional graves between the main cemetery and the oldest Bayne house.
Added by A Egan on Sep 28, 2017 6:59 AM
RE: Oak Forest Cemetery ~ Kenbridge
Thank you for volunteering to take stone photographs without a request; your help and contribution to Find A Grave is most appreciated. Have a blessed day!
Added by Arleta💕 on Sep 23, 2017 10:23 AM
Oak Forest Cemetery
Thank you so much!
Added by Lydia on Sep 23, 2017 10:23 AM
RE: James Warren Roach ~ Florida National
You're very welcome. It was an honor to take the pictures for you.

Added by TFJ on Sep 02, 2017 2:05 PM
Thanks for the photo.
Added by Shipbird on Aug 30, 2017 10:52 AM
Fred Sanford
Re: Mr. Roach @ Cedar Hill
FYI - at his death there were 2 large public mausoleums, each named uniquely. Today there's a 3rd. I know each well and I know what one he is in. Your request for specific photos present a challenge for other reasons which I may or may not be able to do for several reasons...I'll be in touch.
Added by Fred Sanford on Aug 24, 2017 10:21 AM
Bobbi Keefe Rollins Johnson
Irene Weis
Thank you so much for the wonderful photo Rich. You always come through!

Added by Bobbi Keefe Rollins Johns... on Aug 16, 2017 7:48 PM
RE: Memorial Park ~ Linwood Orange
Hello Rich, You are very welcome. A BIG thank you for having the exact grave locations for Mr. and Mrs. Orange. That helped out SO much - Memorial is a huge cemetery and very spread out. And also, thank you for your kind comments. We want to fulfill photo requests with pictures that we, ourselves, would want posted to our family tree. With a surrounding area photo, we want people to feel like they've been at the grave site in person.
If you would like any additional photos, please don't hesitate to ask.

Paula and Doug Smith
Added by Ancestry/searcher on Aug 11, 2017 11:35 AM
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