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Jan Fenter (#47208659)
 member for 5 years, 5 months, 2 days
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Bio Photo I live in Oregon and started my genealogy hobby in 1976. That lasted for less than a year, and then I started again in the winter of 1998. I'm not a professional, but monitor, and have volunteered to answer some easy questions and requests for Multnomah County, Oregon, at GenForum and RootsWeb. I'm a member of the Genealogical Forum of Oregon, in Portland.

"The Final Act Of Love Is To Remember."

Family direct lines:
Paternal: Fenter, Hardage (Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri), 1800's.
Maternal: Campbell, Steele (Kansas, Missouri, North & South Carolina, Pennsylvania), 1800's.
Some Collateral lines of interest, Paternal: Allen, Bray, Cain, Doudy/Dawdy, Hardage, Hughes, Tanner.
Some Collateral lines of interest, Maternal: Anderson, Bailey, Chamberlin, Cook/Koch, Cordon, Drake, Duff, Hart, Hillhouse, Holmes, Montgomery, Myers, Stanley, Williams.

I treat each headstone photo with the same care as mom did for the annual family Christmas card for relatives and friends. We all had to look our best, had several photos taken, and she chose the best photo for the card. I try to give you the best photo possible. I know how important it is to be able to read all the text on the headstone, especially if you are the family genealogist, looking for a name for an initial, a date you don't have, or the name of a spouse or child.

Find A Grave allows space for 5 photos to be loaded on each memorial for free. Therefore, I try not to upload more than 2-3 grave marker photos so there is room for you to load photos of family and documents. If you need more room for photos, please contact me and ask me to remove a photo so you have more room.

If anyone would like to use any of my grave marker photos, please contact me for permission.

Regarding requests for transferring memorials I've created, but are not in my family, please contact me, and include your member name and member number.

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 • 1,067 Memorials Added
 • 1,036 Memorials Managed
 • 4 Memorials/Week
 • 6,547 Photos
 • 1,673 Volunteer Photos Taken
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Kristi Anne McKenzie
Dorothy Bruce
Hi, Jan,
Would you mind transferring Dorothy (#138813897) to me? She is my great-grandmother and I have a lot of information and family links to add. I really appreciate the photo you took; it's hard to get a good picture of marble without the reflected light interfering. My grandmother had forgotten where her mother was interred, so now we can go pay our respects.
Kristi Anne
Added by Kristi Anne McKenzie on Mar 18, 2015 8:59 AM
Colette Gressel - Moore
Hi Jan, I would like to know if you would transfer this memorial to me. This was my grandfather's second wife that i remember as a child It would be most appreciated. Blessings,Colette My member # is 46966610
Added by Colette Gressel - Moore on Mar 05, 2015 10:45 PM
Sandra Poston
RE: Harley & Delilia Davis, Memorials 109766532 109766876
Jan, I took your advice and rotated their pictures. I think the pictures you took and put on their memorials are very nice. I am so glad you did that.
Thank you so much.............Sandy
Added by Sandra Poston on Feb 27, 2015 7:40 PM
Sandra Poston
RE: Harley & Delilia Davis, Memorials 109766532 109766876
Jan, I would be honored for you to do memorials of my mom and dad, please let me know when you're finished because I would like to look at them. I'm very much looking forward to it thank you Sandra Poston.
Added by Sandra Poston on Feb 24, 2015 1:13 PM
The Angel Hunter
RE: Ernest Frank Muenster, # 120086902
No, I am not related either. Several years ago I took about 20,000 pictures, probably more, in Lincoln Memorial and posted them online. But, now I take care of my Grandmother, and can't be away long enough to go the cemetery and photograph. Instead, I randomly go through my memorials and try to find full dates and family links from Just adding to what I already posted. It keeps me busy since I can't leave the house for more than an hour.

I have taken a lot of pictures in the mausoleum, too. That was several years ago when there was less than 10,000 memorials on Findagrave for lincoln memorial. My daughter was a baby. So when it was rainy, I would put her on a blanket on the floor in the hallway and go up and down the aisle photographing. I missed a lot, as it didn't take long for Gabby to learn to walk, then run, so I got distracted easily. And she even tried to eat flowers on a vault. And nice days I'd push her through the cemetery in the stroller and photograph for as long as I could get away with it and she wasn't fussy. Good memories.

Added by The Angel Hunter on Feb 22, 2015 7:28 PM
RE: Memorial# 138679339 Ellisif Jorgene
I looked it up in the newspaper as well as in and She is in a couple family trees with photos and documentation. I think I was working on one of her sons, found her and asked that you connect them. Her parents are also at Lincoln Memorial.

Added by 4raftin on Feb 16, 2015 8:28 PM
RE: Memorial# 138679339 Ellisif Jorgene
Good Afternon,
I am not related to Sylvia, I was just doing a project in the cemetery which she was a part of. Thank you for asking though.
Added by 4raftin on Feb 16, 2015 6:52 PM
RE: Memorial# 114167126 Ruth Elizabeth Parsons Patterson
Ruth was my favorite Great aunt when I was a little girl. I remember visiting her many times. Her house smelled so wonderful. I would love to have the transfer. Thank you.
Added by Owlisnapp on Feb 16, 2015 6:16 PM
Sean Wood
RE: Bertha Anna Marcum Grebe, 124358170
Those photos are great. Thank you for doing them!

Added by Sean Wood on Feb 16, 2015 11:06 AM
Joanne James
Edith and Clarence Justice
Would you transfer Edith and Clarence Justice to me. They are my husbands aunt and uncle...thank you.
Added by Joanne James on Feb 16, 2015 8:18 AM
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