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MarillaW (#47325501)
 member for 5 years, 11 months, 30 days
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1. Edits and other changes.
I am usually delighted to process your edits or suggested corrections. However I will neither do your data entry nor edit your spelling and punctuation. If information can be entered in specific fields, you will need to do that through the new edit system and I will accept or decline it. Other suggested changes such as biographies or requests for transfers will be honored via the "Suggest any other correction or addition" which sends me an Email with a link to the page and to you. I might fact check your information through resources available to me.
2. Transfers
I will transfer any memorial I have created on request except those for
a. my own ancestors or in my virtual cemeteries.
b. Nor will I transfer to anyone who is listed as "Anonymous" and has a blank profile. It is difficult to trust someone who is so concealed.
c. Nor will I transfer to the terminally rude unless you document the four generation proximity of relationship required by the FAQ.
3. Photos
I give explicit permission to copy and use any photo I have taken and posted on Find a Grave for your own genealogical purposes. No need to ask.

I am a retired Episcopal priest who has done genealogical work for her own family since 1990. I used to serve as a Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness volunteer for Cottonwood County before that site closed. I'm still willing to do lookups. This is easy to do, as I live within a mile of the Courthouse and Historical Society. Or you can contact the Historical Society at They charge $10. per hour plus copying for research.

I am nearly done doing whole small cemeteries in Cottonwood County, Minnesota. The five of us working on that have finished all but the two city cemeteries. If I have been able to post a photo on the front page of a cemetery in CC you will find my status notes in the caption. [Feb 2013] Working on Mountain Lake from photos & register and Lakeview from a list. I am also working on comprehensive postings for columbaria in Minnesota Episcopal churches.

My daughter thought graving was a waste of time but I pointed out that it gets me out for a walk up and down "rows" in the cemetery. And a friend of hers pointed out that considering all the recent zombie movies it's good to remember this: It is far better to be looking for dead people than to have dead people looking for you! Enjoy!
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Cubs Fans
RE: Erastus Smith date
Thank you for your response. I noticed on your memorial that you have cited the death register from Cottonwood County as him being aged 67y, 2m, 15d. His age from his death date would put his birth date at 1/5/1831. I noticed this when I found his sister and she had a documented birth date of 11/30/1831, so I double checked Erastus and a birth date of January 1832 would be impossible.
Added by Cubs Fans on Jul 06, 2016 8:12 AM
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Thanks for doing for putting up the grave sites on Find a Grave.... I hope I've not been hitting you with too many edits, I've been offering Edits based on My Family's tree and family history. Thanks again.
Added by ejimmy on Jun 17, 2016 11:21 AM
Glenn Kiecker
David Palmer--Wife Vera
Thankyou for the transfers i have added short bio and locations as to Birth and Death:-))
Added by Glenn Kiecker on Jun 13, 2016 7:20 PM
Glenn Kiecker
David Palmer--Wife Vera
Thankyou for the transfers i have added short bio and locations as to Birth and Death:-))
Added by Glenn Kiecker on Jun 13, 2016 7:16 PM
No Guts, No Glory
for the update...I have moved the Rev.

Added by No Guts, No Glory on Jun 08, 2016 11:17 AM
Photos of grave - J.S. Ramsdell
Thank you for the photos! They look great!!
Added by S.R. on May 31, 2016 8:21 AM
DM Scott
RE: Clara Myhre Skillingstad
Thank you. I moved Clara and Olaf

Added by DM Scott on May 28, 2016 9:25 AM
Roger Lilly
Olga Gustafson
Thank you for the picture of Olga's grave marker. I am Roger Lilly that requested the picture. My grandparents were John F and Jennie Gustafson.
Added by Roger Lilly on May 27, 2016 10:34 AM
RE: Emil Haseman
Sounds good fellow researcher. This was a fun cemetery to find. I hope you have time to visit it too one day.
Added by Jenny on May 14, 2016 9:13 AM
Maria Haseman
Where is Emil buried? I put the info. under her bio. When/if you find him, please link him : )

Added by Jenny on May 13, 2016 6:27 PM
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