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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 "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 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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Judith W. (Family Finder)
Horace Patterson
Thanks so much for the obituaries for Horace Patterson. I have added them to his memorial. If you ever find any information for any of my Shelby Co. families, I would be happy to add it!

Judith W.
Added by Judith W. (Family Finder) on Nov 13, 2014 1:30 PM
Kathy Phelan
Bertha Brummett
Obit says her name is "Dorothy". Can you verify?

Kathy Phelan
Added by Kathy Phelan on Nov 12, 2014 11:29 AM
Geo Clinton
Ellen McKee
Thanks for Ellen's death record. I almost always use the dates from the stone. It is hard to know which is correct. The obituary said she died on Monday which was the 23rd. the 28th was a Saturday. Relooking at the stone perhaps my 28 was really supposed to be a 23. Geo
Added by Geo Clinton on Nov 01, 2014 7:47 AM
E Malcolm
RE: Bartlett's
Thanks so much for adding information and connecting this family in such a timely manner, your hard work is greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Esther
Added by E Malcolm on Oct 28, 2014 9:44 AM
connie lawson
william Jesse Cornett
Hello thank you for all of the info in my 5th great grandpa. You are doing a awesome job!! My great grandparents were Joseph and Elizabeth Caudill Whitaker. Joesph s/o Hiram and Mary Ann Cornett Whitaker. Mary's parent were Joseph Enoch and Sarah brown Cornett. As you know Joseph father was William Jesse Cornett. He is mm y 4th great grandpa. Any info you may have I would love also photos. I have been on findagrave for a long time, I have memioals and stones of my family. You are awesome! Thank you again. Blessings Connie Lawson
Added by connie lawson on Oct 27, 2014 11:18 AM
Just wanted to say....

Thank you so very much for the information
you placed on my family's memorials!

Added by pacem on Oct 09, 2014 7:36 PM
Marcia Waterman Hagenow
Thank you for adding the updated information and links for my Great Aunt. Appreciate all of your work!
Added by Sue on Oct 08, 2014 4:06 PM
Gene Baumwoll CSW
James Lafayette Parks
I love the memorial you made for this fellow. I found it by backtracking through family links from Jack Jones whose grave I documented here in Westchester County, New York.
Thank you for your diligence it is appreciated.
Added by Gene Baumwoll CSW on Oct 01, 2014 12:34 AM
Harry B Knox
I added a photo but he is in Kenison corner east not west. Valerie
Added by valgal on Sep 24, 2014 6:02 PM
Uncle Bob
RE: Charles Edgar White
thanks for the heads up.

Added by Uncle Bob on Sep 24, 2014 5:31 AM
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