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James Bellert (#48157908)
 member for 3 years, 7 months, 4 days
Michael Stanley Klimczak
Oh, okay. No worries. I'm curious how they present the results and how that differs from Ancestry's test. Thanks Jim.

Added by Michael Stanley Klimczak on Jan 20, 2017 8:57 PM

Michael Stanley Klimczak
Do you mind emailing me a screenshot of your FTDNA results?

Added by Michael Stanley Klimczak on Jan 20, 2017 8:37 PM

Michael Stanley Klimczak
Hi James. is of no use when it comes to researching Polish ancestry, thatís just the sad truth. Iíve heard may have some microfilm you can rent for only very specific areas in Poland; of course they didnít help me either. Itís pretty much find a relative in Poland to connect with, or pay a professional to get it for you.

Those DNA tests can be quite helpful when it comes to confirming relationships with others. I did the test a couple of years ago and just had my father do it; I expect his results any day now.

In regards to trouble-makers on Find-A-Grave, just ignore them. Find-A-Grave automatically sends the edits that arenít dealt with in 30 days to the admins to process. My advice is to just create a duplicate memorial and/or send Find-A-Grave admins an email. Power-hungry folks on Find-A-Grave are nothing short of pathetic people who are rude and probably have no lives. Many members have refused my military edits, so Iíve learned to just stay away from certain people. Itís sad, really. I had one member tell me that ďshe formats her memorials the way she wants toĒ. Talk about ignorant, rude, and selfish!

Yes, Iíll accept your memorials should something happen to you, but letís not think about that. Youíre only a couple years older than my dad, and so I think you both have many more to come. I already created a memorial for myself, my partner, my parents, and others that I know will be going to a specific cemetery and/or cremated; I do this so the vultures donít add them before allowing me time to.

Thanks for the message, Jim. By the way, you have my fatherís name.

Added by Michael Stanley Klimczak on Jan 20, 2017 1:26 PM

RE: Re: Juanita Holek
Thank you for deleting the memorial. I have found that sometimes Find A Grave has a "glitch" and doesn't come up with a search accurately. So in turn other Find A Grave members think I'm lazing & not searching.

Thanks for the headstone image.

Added by LoveHistory on Jan 17, 2017 5:08 AM

Alan Carlton
Grave Photos
Thank you very much for taking photographs of the grave of Peter Klaus Voss.

Added by Alan Carlton on Jan 09, 2017 12:08 PM

Laura Aanenson
Edward Coash
Hi James,

I received your suggested edits (birth/death dates/locations) for the memorial above. Would you please provide the source(s) of your information?

Thank you for keeping Find A Grave an accurate and valuable genealogical tool!


PS: If you are related to Edward, please let me know how. I would be happy to transfer his memorial to a family member.

Added by Laura Aanenson on Jan 08, 2017 10:38 AM

Find A Grave Memorial# 64953833
Coash family on the memorial above.

I have posted a photo on his memorial. Please let me know if you want me to delete it. I don't want to leave it there if you don't want me to.
Thanks, Pam

Added by MidwestMom on Jan 02, 2017 3:23 PM

Gail Helton
Randall Nolde

Thank you so much for taking the photo of Randall Nolde's gravestone. I think it completes a memorial to have a gravestone included. I appreciate the time you took to photograph this.
Take care and thanks again,
Gail Karch Helton

Added by Gail Helton on Dec 29, 2016 3:35 PM

Thank you so much for the updated picture and in this weather!

Added by Todd on Dec 14, 2016 10:29 AM

RE: Barle and Hauer
Thank you for letting me know this.

Added by anonymous on Dec 11, 2016 1:33 PM

Michael Stanley Klimczak
RE: Checking in
Hi Jim,

Nice to hear back from you. So sorry to hear about the failing health of your mother-in-law, that's tough. I'm glad you're confident in who you feel is your biological father. Everyone deserves to know who their real parents were. My younger sister from adopted from birth (long story) and doesn't want anything to do with me or our parents; it's a sad situation, but life goes on. I'm having my father do an Ancestry DNA test (I already did one) so that I can see how results differ from mine. Oh, and I recently established contact with cousins in Poland, how cool is that?! They've given me SO much information that it's hard to keep up, but I'm loving it!

Have a nice holiday season, whatever you celebrate.


Added by Michael Stanley Klimczak on Dec 06, 2016 8:20 PM

Michael Stanley Klimczak
Checking in
Hi James. How are things going? Have you made any progress in your family tree since our last talk?

Added by Michael Stanley Klimczak on Nov 27, 2016 1:05 PM


Added by Deirdre on Nov 24, 2016 12:10 PM

Darlene Aeverman
Thank you ! James for the recent photo you have added to the memorial of Darlene Schaefer Aeverman her paternal great-grandparents, Michael Schaefer and Katherine Pitzen, are my maternal 2x great-grandparents. I recently discovered her memorial while 'connecting' family memorials together ~

Added by Sandie on Nov 22, 2016 7:01 PM

Kathy Ripke
Thank you for your thoughtful response. And I understand the policy trying to protect the privacy of living individuals. If I re-write the obits into short bios, respecting the Find A Grave rules, can I have you post them to their respective memorials?
I appreciate your already making the additions to their memorials that I sent as edits.
Kathy Ripke

Added by Kathy Ripke on Oct 14, 2016 11:29 AM

RE: Windridge
Thank you for helping me out!! very much appreciated!! im sorry if i had lots of requests that made the Windridge office feel suspicious!! but i have been to Windridge only a couple of times and yes i do agree that it is a beautiful cemetery!! very nice looking!!!!


Added by J B on Oct 10, 2016 6:53 PM

RE: Windridge
Oh!!!! I did not know that!! Should I delete my requests?


Added by J B on Oct 10, 2016 11:09 AM

Thank you for helping me out!! very much appreciated!! ill have more request sent out for Windridge even though im not sure if they would have a head stone!!


Added by J B on Oct 09, 2016 11:47 AM

Howard Mueller
George Mueller
Re: Find A Grave Memorial #119884121.
Mr. Bellert. First of all I would like to thank you for adding my father's grave marker to Find A Grave. I added a photo but would like to add additional info such as parents, obit, etc. Is it possible to turn this memorial to me to maintain?


Howard C. Mueller

Added by Howard Mueller on Oct 05, 2016 4:39 PM

Roxanne S.
RE: Re: John Losin, Crystal Lake, IL
Hi James,

I appreciate the fact that their tombstone picture was even taken! I just wanted to let you know of the death year for John.

Intonation is not always easy to detect correctly in an on line message.

Thank you for your response!

Added by Roxanne S. on Sep 20, 2016 4:28 PM

Roxanne S.
Re: John Losin, Crystal Lake, IL

John is my great grandfather on my paternal side. I was 4 when he died in 1979. You did not clean off the headstone when you got his information (if you see the picture, you have 1972).

I was born in 1975 and remember his service there in Crystal lake in 1979.

Please correct, thank you for your time.

Roxanne S.

Added by Roxanne S. on Sep 20, 2016 11:44 AM

Myrtle Ennis
Sally Isabel "Dawaa" Davis Martin
Dear Mr Bellert

You managed a memorial of Sally Isabel "Dawaa" Davis Martin # 132998945--she was my cousin--if you are not related to her would you consider putting the management of her memorial in my care--Thank you for reading this request --Myrtle Ennis #47571243

Added by Myrtle Ennis on Aug 31, 2016 8:18 PM

Thank you SO much for transferring my grandparents' memorial to me.


Added by heleninnj on Aug 29, 2016 2:30 PM

Jay Wade
Rollin & Marie Peterson
Would like permission to use tombstone photo. If allowed how would you like photo credit given? My usual line is: photo credit belongs to and used with permission of Find A Grave member, then your name.

Added by Jay Wade on Aug 20, 2016 9:44 AM

James Odland
RE: Carol Meyer

Thank you.

Added by James Odland on Aug 17, 2016 2:50 PM


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