|Dan Larson (#47763997)|
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I got into photographing gravestones several years ago while visiting a cemetery in Croatia where some of my ancestors are buried. I've been into genealogy for about 15 years now and can trace the Swedish side of my family back to the early 1500's. Recently I decided to help other people by volunteering to photograph gravestones in my area.|
A word about photography:
I often shoot two photos - one of the entire gravestone or monument and one of the text on the stone. When I process the photos my goal is to make the text as legible as possible. Depending on which direction the stone is facing I may come back at another time in order to get optimal lighting whether it's morning or afternoon. I believe attention to detail is very important when photographing gravestones. My photo may end up being the only documentation that will survive long after the stone has fallen over and eroded away into oblivion. Family members will be looking at my photos very carefully for any possible information they might glean about their ancestors. It upsets me when I see photos of gravestones that have been snapped in a casual manner and the text on the stone cannot be read due to carelessness on the part of the photographer.
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|Amy G||Wilhelmus Ostrander|
Hello Dan, I was wondering what info you have on the photo you took of Wilhelmus Ostrander Find A Grave#59057714. Could you read anything on the stone? How did you verify or identify his grave? He is my 7th Great Grandfather and my Patriot in the DAR. Thank you for your time and the picture! Amy
Added by Amy G on Mar 15, 2015 7:43 PM
|Jeff Burnette||Thank you!|
Thank you so much for all of your help! I really appreciate you taking the time. Jeff
|Gene Baumwoll CSW||RE: Paul McGee|
I was glad to do it.
You may wish to add the transcription on his marker: Beloved Husband Father and Grandfather
|Kelsy Jones||Thank You!|
|RLE||Hugh and Joseph Barkley|
Thank you so much for taking pictures and correcting the dates. Your work is much appreciated. RLE
Added by RLE on Mar 18, 2013 7:26 AM
|Judy Wood||Hannah Bull Thompson|
Thanks so much for the gravestone photo of Hannah Bull Thompson and husband Alexander
Once again, your time and service to those that don't live in Orange Co, NY is really appreciated
|Betty L. Schmidt||Thanks|
Thanks so much for the photo of the memorial of John James Brown.
It is greatly appreciated.
|Haviland Heidgerd Historical Collection||Robert elting|
Hi, i took his tombstone pic last fall. I will uplaod the photo for this request
|Angela Aponte||William Gee grave|
Thank you for trying to look for this grave for me. I really appreciate it a lot.
|Donna Hasbrouck||Susan & Thaddeus Hait - Modena Cemetery|
Thanks so much, Dan, for fulfilling this photo request. You're the best! Wishing you and your a joyous holiday season.
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