|Mardi Kightlinger (#47550984)|
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I had a non-typical childhood, being shuffled around through relatives, foster homes, the court systems and even different states. So as far as family went and ancestry-type things, I was not interested. But after cajoling me into helping him with his Ancestry.com account, my step-father is the one who sparked my interest in his family and then finally my own. Thanks Dad.|
Once I discovered Find A Grave, it just seemed like the right thing to do to create respectful, interesting memorials for family (some very distant) and friends. They deserve to have "their stories" told and to be more than just a name and a date.
I so appreciate the volunteers who go out to take the photos. I have only taken one and I enjoyed getting out and doing it but I just haven't done any others yet. I will though.
If I have created or cared for a memorial that you wish to possess, just let me know. I will be glad to give it to you or I will gladly add your information to it if you don't wish to take possession of it.
I still have many in my possession for whom I have not written up the person's life yet. I work on them as I can and love finding missing people that might have stayed missing or unlinked to their family members if I had not become so interested in doing this. I like knowing that they are found again.
I would like to give a special thanks to volunteers- Cemetery P.I., Jan, CWL, Betty288@webtv.net, Linemanschic, Mr. Badger Hawkeye, John T. and the many members of our armed forces who have created memorials and been so gracious about transferring the ones I need even when I have gone back for more and more and more.
There are many more to thank, but these folks have been my sources many times and have even helped in my research. Cemetery P.I. even went to another town that was 200 miles away during a visit to her own family and took a picture for me. How great is that? Thank you to all of you.
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Your welcome Mardi :)
Added by Scout on Oct 15, 2014 6:29 PM
|Diane||RE: Elizabeth Soapes Hendrix Bozarth|
Mardi, I had no idea that had happened so it is a surprise to me also! I can see why they combine duplicate memorials, but it does lead to some unintended consequences apparently. I am surprised they don't notify both contributors first. Yes, I would be happy to transfer Elizabeth to you, and will do so shortly. Elizabeth was my 3rd great aunt, so of course you are much more closely related to her. I descend from Spencer's brother, James Thomas Soapes. James was my 2nd great-grandfather. My mother was a Soapes also.
I have been in contact with William Towles, too, and he kindly provided a lot of info about Spencer's line. I just didn't enter it all in Find A Grave since it wasn't my direct line. I am happy to see all the great stuff you have added!
A Soapes cousin,
Added by Diane on Sep 25, 2014 2:22 PM
|Eliza||RE: Earl Soapes|
Oh, I forgot to tell you I'll be getting a better-quality photo for you when I go back to La Vista. The one I took is not very good. At that time, I didn't know much about lighting. I've learned a little since then.
Added by Eliza on Sep 23, 2014 3:58 PM
|Eliza||RE: Earl Soapes|
Added by Eliza on Sep 23, 2014 3:53 PM
|Sharon W||RE: Olive and Auris Bair Photos|
You're very welcome.
Added by Sharon W on May 05, 2014 12:18 PM
|K Sanders||RE: Thora Bjornstrom|
I will take another photo of the complete stone when I am up at that cemetery.
|K Sanders||Thora Bjornstrom|
I didn't post the complete headstone because it didn't have a death date for the husband. Will retake and post an updated one at later date.
|sandi lewis - malburg||Requested Transfers|
I transferred all three. Jan is a great person to work with. Normally in the case of Jan and I having duplicates I defer to her unless I was first or I have a lot more on the memorial than she. I think she does the same. I live in Mason County and spent a lot of time photographing and editing the cemeteries. I also voluntary transcribe the old newspapers for the local library and a Mason County web site. I have been distracted by my grandchildren and moving for the past six months. So I appear absent from find a grave.
Please let me know if I can transfer more. I'd rather they be in the hands of family.
|Jan Grant||RE: Thank you!|
My pleasure, Mardi!
|Cemetery P.I.||RE: John & Magdalena Arndt|
I wonder if Elvina/Elmina would be the stone I cant read that looks like WIN. The dates were close. On the stone for John (which shows Johannes) was an Augusta as his father and Magdalina. Mary and Hiram may be a flat stone covered under snow. If I remember correctly Mary wasn't on the index.
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