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GenealogyByBrenda (#46928903)
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Bio Photo The profile photo is of my great-grandparents. It's their wedding photo taken in 1897. When I was a small child, around the age of five, I found this photo in a cedar box where my Mother kept her special memorabilia. I was fascinated by the picture and I would beg my mom to tell me about Othie and Ella, her grandparents. She would reminisce while I stared at the photo trying to imagine what life would have been like so many years ago.

I've had the photograph blown up to an 11 x 17. The frame I used belonged to my grandmother (Ella and Othie's daughter) and it hangs on the wall in my office. It's always within sight reminding me how important it is to remember our ancestors.

I'm married to wonderful man and we enjoy doing projects around the house together. In my landscaping I like to include flowers that my grandmothers, my mom and other members of my family enjoyed or had in their own yards.

I have been doing genealogy for more than 30 years. Most recently I've been involved in the planning of previous Indianapolis Family History Conferences volunteer and support several historical societies, and I'm a member of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). I'm also working on a book about the Bennett Family. Copies will be donated to the local libraries and historical societies once it's finished.

I am very thankful to those who have worked so hard to create memorials for my family members, whether direct-line or not. Because my ancestors are important to me I will continue to ask for transfers when requesting corrections. I do consider it an honor to be able to maintain their memorials. As I've done research, my departed family becomes very real. . .that's why I ask.

Transferring Management
Although the majority of the sites I've added are my family, I have added a few non-family members.

My personal philosophy on transferring memorials: I'm not one who hides behind Find-A-Grave guidelines of having to be a direct relative. Those are guidelines, not hard and fast rules. I understand contributors have put a lot of hard work in creating memorials and maybe they don't want to "share" their work with others. That's their choice. But if you don't have a history of deleting transferred memorials and you actually respect the transfers you've been given, I have no problem transferring management to you. No need to give me your entire genealogical history to do so.

It's seriously not about the numbers. I haven't added thousands of memorials and I only concentrate on my family. It's hard to believe some contributors when they say "it's not about the numbers" because clearly it is. If it wasn't they would be more willing to transfer memorials to family members, regardless of their relationship. If I have added a memorial for your family, I won't hold their memorial hostage. Just my personal opinion and not intended to offend.

Names I am researching Adams, Allgood, Anderson, Beach, Beck, Bennett, Britton, Brown, Bryant, Bush, Davidson, Dawson, Depue, Good(e), Ham, Hamm, Harvell, Hundley, Ingle, Isom, Johnson, Keim, Lanam, Rosabom, Rouse, Shafer, Stone, Taylor, Tull, Weatherford, Wilcox.
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Mary E Heckman Settles
Hi Brenda,

If you come across some whacky edit for #80090400, Mary Settles, please disregard. I thought I was submitting it for someone else, and was actually on her page.

Added by Anne on Nov 22, 2014 7:53 PM
Forget Me Not
RE: Chambers photos
The photos for William and Ella Chambers have been posted to your memorials. I have deleted them from the other memorials and have asked the contributor to delete those. Also asked for her to make a family connection for the son. Vernon C. Chambers. #123704514. Thanks for info.
Added by Forget Me Not on Oct 20, 2014 3:25 PM
Scott Emery
Lorenzo and Daisy Bryant
You are very welcome for the photo of their memorial. I live close to this cemetery, and go there, as time allows, to photograph as many as I can. And as I can I restore/reset/relevel some of memorials.

Find A Grave Memorial# 48518696

Scott Emery
Added by Scott Emery on Jul 16, 2014 6:23 PM
Dan Koontz
Joseph Henry Hamm
Hi Brenda:

My name is Dan Koontz, grandson of Joseph Henry Hamm, son of Robert E and Mary M Koontz. Both Bob and Mary are deceased.

I am grateful for your genealogy research.
I have not seen you in many years and would love to hear from you. We were visiting many years ago
and enjoyed our time with you, Bunny & Marilyn. We also visited with Elmer who was living adjacent to the Joseph's farm in Stanford.

My email is:
My website:
You may also access my college band via Google search: Dan Koontz, Drums, The Other Five

I broadcast a daily wellness talk show since 1975 in Phoenix, AZ.
You may access my show at:
click on Healthy House Call, 9-10 a.m. MST M-F and listen live. You may access previous shows via the archives on my website.

I am a physician, NMD & DC presently retired from active practice, however, I continue my daily radio show featuring the latest breakthroughs of international wellness. My show is streaming live on the Internet and expanding internationally around the globe to help as many folks as humanly possible. Many exciting events are developing.
God Bless, Dan
Added by Dan Koontz on Jun 22, 2014 10:15 PM
John C. Engel
Homer Lanam 94762795
I'd be happy to transfer management of the Homer Lanam memorial to you. Just say the word.

I'm not a blood relatived. Homer's grandson is my wife's foster brother.
Added by John C. Engel on Feb 02, 2014 12:08 AM
Cristina Lynch
John Davidson
Your family is now in your hands... so glad to put John Davidson with his kin!
Added by Cristina Lynch on Jan 19, 2014 11:19 PM
Jeff Smith
RE: George C. Lanam #84836690
headstone added . next time i'm down there i will get a better picture for you.
Added by Jeff Smith on Jan 14, 2014 3:27 PM
RE: Fred Rice
You're very welcome. I just wish the weather had been a bit sunnier for the photo.
Added by dandaman56 on Dec 22, 2013 5:05 PM
Scott Emery
RE: Charles Henry Hamm Photo
You are quite welcome for the photo of Charles' military headstone. I'm glad we are part of a network of people that are helping each other and future generations.
Scott Emery
Added by Scott Emery on Nov 10, 2013 10:42 AM
RE: John Bennett & family
Some of the family moved down to ARkansas. WE are having a Bennet Cousin Convention there Oct 12 if you would like to attend. Or let me know if you want to be on our mailing list. Always exciting to find new cousins! Charolette
Added by CK on Sep 25, 2013 9:23 AM
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