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genealogyfever (#46554566)
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Bio Photo I started doing genealogy in 1996, when my husband's family passed around old photos and other information at a family reunion. I have been hooked every since!

I am not sure how I stumbled onto the Findagrave site, but when I saw what they were doing, I decided to start putting on-line the information that I have. Then I realized the potential of this site, by housing grave stones before cemeteries could be destroyed by moving or vandals, I started driving to area cemeteries and copying headstone information.


Instead of creating memorial pages, I am concentrating on getting the "85 Million" memorials linked together. Don't get me wrong, I still make memorial pages as well as photograph cemeteries, however, my main interest right now is getting families linked together.

Please do not duplicate memorials! It makes it difficult to link families together and/or complete cemeteries when there are duplications. First do a search of the whole website AND then if you know the cemetery, search the cemetery as well...Thank you for your consideration.

Please make note: It is NOT a "numbers" game to me, I do this to honor the deceased! I spend upwards of 10+ hours a day on the computer working on It does not matter who has the memorial page, if I can add information, I send it to the creator, if it is a relative and I have a photo, I add it to the memorial page...what is important here is NOT that I have maintenance of a relative's memorial page, it is that someone cared enough to go out and photograph that memorial so that I and future generations can see the headstone!

Not to upset or belittle anyone, but I WILL ONLY MAKE PERMANENT TRANSFERS WITHIN THE GUIDELINES OF FINDAGRAVE.COM that being 4 GENERATIONS: Spouses, Parents, Brothers and Sisters, Children, Grand-children, Grandparents, and Great-grandparents. Please use the "EDIT" tab to ask for EACH transfer. PLEASE STATE YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO THE DECEASED and your member id#, without these, your request will be deleted.

For EXTENDED FAMILY MEMBERS or all other requests, I will gladly make additions, corrections or links. PLEASE USE the "EDIT" TAB on the upper right-hand corner of the memorial to send the information. This sends me a direct link to the memorial page required to make the changes. I delete all requests left on my "bio" page or sent to me in a e-mail. Don't forget to send the memorial numbers for links.

If you are seeking transfer to "have all my family together" ~ use the virtual cemetery button. Then all of the memorials will be in the same "cemetery", and you can look at them daily.

Because others feel the same as I do about their hard work, I have also been working with others on "Teamwork Temporary Transfers" - see information below.


Please DO NOT leave biographical information and obituaries in a virtual flower. This is against policy...and the flower will be reported as "abused". As stated, I do make corrections when asked, as well as as try to give credit where credit is due.


Thanks to all of you who have sent additional information for the memorials.


"Teamwork Temporary Transfers" - I have started working with a few people on a project we are calling "Teamwork Temporary Transfers"...If we have a great deal of changes to be made to a memorial page or quite a bit of information to add to a bio section. I will request a transfer of the memorial page, make the updates and return the memorial page to the original creator. This involves TRUST. I will only request one or two memorials at a time. If you doesn't get transferred not issue anymore memorial pages to anyone…its that simple. "Fool me once, shame on you... fool me twice, shame on me!" Please, give it a try.

When you click on "Transfer Management" the instructions state: "This action is PERMANENT and can not be undone." This is misleading. The PERMANENT implies that it will be lost to you FOREVER. That is true only if it NEVER gets transferred back to your control. The other aspect of TEAMWORK TRANSFER is that the person who contributes the research can add their name in the bio or notes with an embedded link. Contributors who say they will add information that you send to them don't always credit their source. They don't want others taking credit for the photos they post, but they don't think twice about taking credit for other people's research and just pass it off as their own.


I have also joined Find a Grave Volunteers of Indiana.


I am also the County Keeper for Hancock County, Indiana.

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Laurie S Tokarsky
RE: Barbara Lyon Wafler
Thank You genealogyfever, I truly appreciate the response !!!
Sincerely, Laurie S Tokarsky # 47375347
Added by Laurie S Tokarsky on Jan 25, 2015 8:10 AM
Laurie S Tokarsky
Barbara Lyon Wafler
Hi genealogyfever,

Thank you for the obit on Barbara Wafler, I greatly appreciate it !! Do you know the newspaper that it came from, so that I can reference it?

Sincerely, Laurie S Tokarsky # 47375347
Added by Laurie S Tokarsky on Jan 25, 2015 5:35 AM
Lora Treadwell
Edward L. Clark #28857831
Hello and thank you for posting the extensive bio on Rev. Thomas Jefferson Clark #358523581. Edward above was one of Thomas' brothers. Edward was born 1849 in Bloomington married a Minnie Jenkins 29 Aug 1875 in Casnovia, Muskegon, MI and died 4 Apr 1876 and is buried in Rose Hills Cemetery. I have not been able to find where Edward died. Hopefully you might be able to provide some info from your amazing sources as indicated on Thomas' bio....thank you so much. Lora #328592559
Added by Lora Treadwell on Jan 24, 2015 12:26 PM
sharon holst
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Find A Grave Memorial# 31518002
It seems to me that these two should be linked. Whitlow was first husband and eubanks was second. Sharon holst
Added by sharon holst on Jan 16, 2015 9:54 AM
Stuart Strout Woodside Skolfield
Family updates
I thought I would let you know that i had over 7000 transfers to my website, The problem I had was they had no records other than the day they were entered. It took me over 2 years to correct these memorials. Now that ancestry has bought Find A Grave i have been getting over 200 emails a day. A lot of them are incorrect as people from who came over to this site think, example: Jane Smith: This is my aunt not understanding that there are over 100 Jane Smith. It is very hard to explain this to these people without an argument. Just like the people who use the spread sheet who have entered millions. I have found thousands of mistakes, and have even contacted Ancestry to correct them. The answer I get from them is to go to the edit system and correct there mistake. I wish I had time for that. I hope you understand what I am saying. I appreciate all info that you have given me as it 99.9 % accurate. Your Friend, STU
Added by Stuart Strout Woodside Sk... on Jan 09, 2015 8:47 PM
Stuart Strout Woodside Skolfield
Family updates
I should be thanking u for all of the research u have done for these memorials. It is people like you that will make this a "Very Famous Website." Your Friend, Stuart. P.S. I hope u don't mind if I add you to my friends list.
Added by Stuart Strout Woodside Sk... on Jan 08, 2015 2:28 PM
William Robinson and wife M. Jennette
Hi!... Just wondering... are you related to or do you know anything about this family? I am a distant relation and trying to track down some parents and children to confirm I have the right ancestor. I have him listed in another cemetery and wifes name was Mildred but hey, records we inherit aren't always 100% correct - just glad to have them.

15318563 is the memorial #

Thanks much,
Capt (#47510447)
Added by Capt on Jan 07, 2015 2:44 PM
Bill Haner
RE: Re: Thomas S. Hatfield
Thanks very much! I knew about her Earles marriage but not their offspring. Your information is right on...their son, George Washington Williams, was my grandfather's grandfather (his name also George Washington Williams). In my initial research I had the Barrett name which threw me off. You've provided a much needed again, my thanks! Bill
Added by Bill Haner on Jan 06, 2015 12:09 PM
Kathy Phelan
Harry Merle Robertson
Thanks for the obit.

Kathy Phelan
Added by Kathy Phelan on Jan 04, 2015 10:51 AM
Phillip Lettellier
Thank you for Philip Lettellier's death notice. I should note that it misspelled his name. Lettellier is the correct spelling not Lettelleir.
Added by Scott on Dec 31, 2014 9:05 AM
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