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genealogyfever (#46554566)
 member for 13 years, 10 months, 14 days
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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 "149 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.


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.


I have also joined Find a Grave Volunteers of Indiana.

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William Hutton
I think I have a 3rd wife for this William Hutton #33303677. Maybe not. I have a Rebecca Addington, Walker, Brizendine who m a William Hutton Jul 2 1889 in Hancock Co IN. Apparently in their old age. I have searched and searched and cannot prove this. Either my resources are correct or this is the wrong William Hutton in Hancock Co.

Sure would like to know for sure.


Added by Faith on Aug 25, 2016 11:25 AM
Diane Mills
Hotchkiss on Esther Gillette's stone
Memorial 46251617

Hello, I am wondering if the Hotchkiss people on Esther Mills Gillette's stone are related to Hotchkiss families who once lived in Lenawee County Michigan (where Esther grew up). I am Diane Mills who set up the memorials for Esther's parents.
Added by Diane Mills on Aug 08, 2016 10:01 AM
Lucinda Holdren
I am new to findagrave, and I see that you have a memorial to my grandparents Phillip and Lucille Thompson. Are we related?

Lucinda Holdren
Added by Lucinda Holdren on Aug 05, 2016 5:13 PM
RE: Judd Family
Hi - I have just recently found some of my Judd kinfolk that migrated to Indiana from North Carolina and Tennessee. None of those that I have match your names; most of mine so far lived in Wayne County and vicinity. I will keep you in mind as I dig deeper - maybe I will make a connection to you ! Pat
Added by ohlw on Aug 01, 2016 10:13 PM
Lisa Gerald
Gail Bernard Lumbert
I did have him linked to a different memorial for his father (which was in the correct cemetery); however, that one was deleted. This one is in the wrong cemetery (quite obviously, since the creator added the photo from the right one). I had requested that this be corrected some time ago, because I wanted to link them, but I hate to link to erroneous memorials. (East Aurora had been plagued with "plops" which is hardly a help to anyone.)
Added by Lisa Gerald on Jul 28, 2016 4:26 PM
Judith W. (Family Finder)
William Riley Lisher
Thank you so much for updating the memorial for William Riley Lisher. I really appreciate your help and the great work you do for Find A Grave!

Best wishes,
Judith W.
Added by Judith W. (Family Finder) on Jul 23, 2016 4:39 PM
Wilbur Knoop
Thank you so much for adding the obituary info to the memorial page. Appreciated!
Added by RootsTracer49 on Jul 22, 2016 11:03 AM
K Goddu
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Sarah Malleville Dana, F.a.G. # 50467417 Fryeburg Cemetery, Maine

Photo is on its side. Is there a way to right the stone picture so that it can be read easily.

Thanks so much, Kathy
Added by K Goddu on Jul 20, 2016 3:16 PM
Family Hunter
Marshal Owen Parks
Thanks for the quick fix! Jo
Added by Family Hunter on Jul 08, 2016 6:38 AM
Kathleen Warner Austin
Linking Family Memorials
Thanks so much for adding the infomation to Charlie Lewis' memorial #53828368. He was my 2nd great uncle. I really enjoyed reading about your "genealogy fever!" I love doing exactly the same thing, although on a much smaller scale--linking the family memorials together, so that family members are "together" again. Thanks so much! Kathi Austin
Added by Kathleen Warner Austin on Jun 20, 2016 6:09 PM
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