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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 "121 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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Larraine Demerly
Adeline "Addie" Cranford Bunn
Thanks for updating her memorial so quickly...also for the work you have done with all the memorial you have put on line to keep these memories available to us.
Warmest thoughts,
Larraine Demerly
Added by Larraine Demerly on Aug 03, 2015 10:57 AM
Judith W. (Family Finder)
Elizabeth Cobb Terhune Bruner
Thank you for the updates for Elizabeth Cobb Terhune Bruner. I appreciate your help!

Best wishes,
Judith W.
Added by Judith W. (Family Finder) on Jul 24, 2015 10:29 AM
Darlene Ellerman Palmer
Raymond Jonas 149592695

FYI, I created a memorial (149546797) for Raymond Jonas yesterday right after I got the call about his passing.

I haven't filled in all the details yet because I want to wait until after the burial. He is the husband of a long-time friend and H.S. classmate.
Added by Darlene Ellerman Palmer on Jul 21, 2015 5:53 PM
Janet Marie
Plainfield Cemetery, Plainfield, WI
Thank you for all your hard work in Plainfield Cemetery. I really appreciate all the many, many hours you spent creating the memorials and doing the research to link so many people together.

When I started photographing the entire cemetery in May 2015, there were more than 1900 memorials without a photo. Now there are less than 50 (none with row/plot information).

If you have time to check your records to see if you have row/plot information for any of the remaining memorials without photographs, I would be happy to go back to that area to make a final search for a marker or take a photo of the plot.

Thanks again for all of your help! Your work is greatly appreciated.
Added by Janet Marie on Jul 20, 2015 5:54 PM
RE: Re: Walter J. Young #73404290
Thank you genealogyfever. I appreciate the reply to my question. You have a safe & enjoyable week. Take care & God bless.
Kathy in WA state
Added by Kathy on Jul 20, 2015 7:59 AM
Walter J. Young #73404290
Hi! Thanks for creating his memorial for us to find. I took a magnifing glass & tried reading the epithaph at the bottom. If you can would you please tell me what is in the first line & the last word on the 3rd line. Also his middle initial is an "A". It looks like an "A" to me on the marker also. I am a very distant connection to the Youngs. Walter's parents are Step-Great-Grandparents to one of my first Cousins' I'm helping her research her family. Thank you for your time & helping us out here. It is most appreciated. Have a safe & enjoyable weekend. Take care & God bless.
Kathy #47402211
Added by Kathy on Jul 18, 2015 4:28 PM
Melanie Mann
RE: Re: Andrew J Alyea Mount Lebanon Cemetery
Thank you for the added information.
Added by Melanie Mann on Jul 17, 2015 6:29 PM
Janet Marie
RE: Re: Melinda Bentley Hill
Thanks so much for all your help!
Added by Janet Marie on Jul 10, 2015 3:47 PM
Ellie Sparks
Isaac Whisenand
Thank you for his obit. I have added it to Findagrave.
Added by Ellie Sparks on Jun 29, 2015 1:13 PM
Edna C Rasmussen
Thsnks for her death date and place.
Correction made.
Added by Gina on Jun 28, 2015 8:54 PM
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