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Jim Childers (#47455615)
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Bio Photo I started doing genealogy back in the early 1980's, researching the Jewett (my mothers' maiden name) Family in the Wright County, Minnesota area. That was back before the computer, when it was door to door, phone calls, or US mail. I gathered 18 notebooks full of information and now am slowly getting that information listed on
I started back on my family research in February 2011 after retiring in January of that year.
Unfortunatly, most of the people I talked to back in the 1980's can now only be found on Find A Grave.
To any of you doing family research, I suggest you get to the oldest family members first and get as much information as you can before it is lost to time. Some of their stories (not always true) are interesting and more importantly, informative to your research.
Since starting back up this year, I have made some awesome discoveries thanks to the web. Lots of it I would have never found had it not been for the internet.
Find A Grave is an awesome site, people helping people. I can't say enough good things about it.
I live near the little town of Nimrod, Minnesota in Wadena County located in west central Minnesota. I used to travel the whole northeastern part of the state in my work and drove past many cemeteries, not ever knowing what I was missing out on. Maybe that's a good thing, I would have never got my work done!
To all of you who have helped me, I thank you sincerely and will do my best to help as many folks as I can in their research.
If you are interested in a transfer on any of the graves I have entered, I will gladly do a transfer as long as they aren't in my family line. It does not matter to me how distantly they are related to you, if they tie in to your lines somewhere down the road, I'll gladly transfer them.

All PHOTOS on FAG are legally COPYRIGHTED works, belonging to the original photographer. Mine are Creative Commons licensed, described here:

Briefly, you have permission for reuse of my photographs only for non-commercial purposes, with attribution, in a manner and context that is not offensive. This permission does NOT include adding my photos to other record entries or locations. Please ask first
You may use them on, please be nice and give credit.


I am working on several cemeteries trying to fill in as much information as possible and trying to make as many links as possible. I therefore am sending out a lot of correction requests. If you don't want, or don't know how to make the corrections, please just transfer the memorial to me with a note you want it back and I will make the corrections and additions and transfer it back to you.

Jim C.
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2 - Jewett, Aaron & desc (43)
2a - William H Jewett
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Craig H. Trout
Casper Trout

Thank you for your very generous transfer of Casper Trout. Your kindness is appreciated more than you can know!

Again Thanks!
Craig H. Trout
Added by Craig H. Trout on Feb 14, 2015 12:49 PM
Valley Cemetery edits
I added the new information you provided for the individuals in Valley Cemetery, Drummond, MT. If you would like any transfers let me know as I am not related to anyone there. Thanks for your help.
Added by BLS on Feb 13, 2015 10:00 AM
Robert Elliot Wilcox photo
Hi Jim,
I just want to say that is a great photo you posted of Bob! Thanks.
Margie Tanttila
Added by metanttila on Feb 10, 2015 4:15 PM
Devil Kitty Designs
Jacob Hoff
Jim, I was dropping some edit requests for Iva G. (Kossow) Hoff to you a few minutes ago, and in the process noted that you have two memorials made for her husband. This one, under his given name of Jacob (memorial#68824577) and the second under his nickname of Jake (memorial#68824512). Could I possibly get you remove the second one?

Thank you,

Added by Devil Kitty Designs on Jan 04, 2015 1:39 AM
Randy Harrison
William W. Matzek
I believe that Michelle Wynn Matzek is his daughter, not his half sister. I believe that Milton's wife was Marilyn Wilkening. - Thanks! Randy Harrison, Nova Scotia, Canada
Added by Randy Harrison on Dec 30, 2014 5:01 AM
Randy Harrison
Milton W. Matzek
I amwriting to ask your permission to copy your photograph of Milton W. Matzek (portrait, not the gravemarker). My name is Randy Harrison and live in Nova Scotia, Canada. Milton is my 5th cousin through his mother Edith Harrison. I would like to copy it to my computer's genealogy file.

A few years ago I created a Facebook page to archive and share genealogical images related to the Harrison family. With your permission, I'd also like to post the pictures there, in an album under your name. You can find the page by searching FB for "John Harrison Sarah Lovell". There are over 800 images on the page, mostly cemetery pictures in Nova Scotia that I took.

In both cases, the image will be attributed to you at

I look forward to hearing from you! - Randy Harrison, Truro, Nova Scotia.
Added by Randy Harrison on Dec 30, 2014 4:57 AM
Little Fir
Svihel Up-Dates
Thank you for adding the information.
Added by Little Fir on Dec 27, 2014 5:30 PM
T Burt
Annie Doyle
Hello Jim and Happy New Year!
I always appreciate any info you have to add/correct on memorials. Keep up the great work! You do SO much! ~Terry
Added by T Burt on Dec 27, 2014 11:17 AM
David Didreckson
Barbknecht Transfers

Thanks so much for the transfers!!

David Didreckson
Added by David Didreckson on Dec 22, 2014 11:55 PM
Stanley Shepard
Russell H Hammond
Hi Jim
I started a prodject doing resurch on Minnesota world war two vets I have a virtul cemetery for them on my home page. Your Russell Hammond 69992195 I found his grave in Luxembourg find a grave 56061577 could you link your memorial to this one
Added by Stanley Shepard on Dec 21, 2014 4:01 PM
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