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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 findagrave.com. 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 findagrave.com 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 back...do 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 Southern Indiana.
I am also the County Keeper for Hancock County, Indiana.
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Michael L. "Mike" Hofmann
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|Evy||Allen H. Skelton|
Hi! I posted a grave photo for A.H. Skelton at Chambersville. I was surprised to find a Civil War headstone butted up against The Skelton's stone. It's not a great pic, it was very close to the ground & hard for me to get. Anyway, I thought you would like to know in case you wanted to add more info about his service. Thanks & email me if you need more info. Evy
Added by Evy on Dec 04, 2013 6:01 PM
|Bob||RE: Noah & Goldie Gebhart|
I've added a memorial for their daughter and grand-daughter Shirley Snyder (Find A Grave Memorial# 120912603) that you may find interest in especially if you were unaware of Shirley's skating career.
Added by Bob on Nov 28, 2013 11:54 AM
|Dawn Bruff||RE: Re: Reichard|
Thanks for trying, I appreciate your efforts
|Bob||RE: Noah & Goldie Gebhart|
I'm just curious but what is your relation to them?
Added by Bob on Nov 26, 2013 8:58 AM
Thank you for the additional information
on Frank Floyd 117857597
Added by Darz on Nov 26, 2013 2:48 AM
|Judie Custer||RE: Re: James Kincaid|
I saw that too. I suggested to the requester that they contact the funeral home and see what their records indicate. In the meantime WPE is rechecking their records.
|Judie Custer||RE: Re: James Kincaid|
Thanks for the info. Washington Park East is not located in Shelbyville IN. It is in Indianapolis so that may be the problem. The services were held at a funeral home in Shelbyville. We will contact them and see what their records show.
|Dawn Bruff||Ray Reichard|
The wife of Ray Reichard was Alice Blair
|Dawn Bruff||RE: Reichard|
My Aunt lice married a Ray Reichard. His father was Henry R Reichard, his father was Edward Reichard, and his father was Lewis Reichard. Don't have a lot of details on everything. Hope we can help each other
|Loyd||Another version of Flossu's story|
from another newspaper. I will send it to you if you want, but it is really too long to put on her memorial, also. I just thought you might be interested in reading it. I have been working on Ancestry tracing this family, I will try to gather as many of her family as I have to help your linking project--at least to her direct family. Her link to the White fsmily of Lucas County goes back to Hendricks and Monroe counties, Indiana, and back to north carolina. Loyd
Added by Loyd on Nov 17, 2013 2:17 PM
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