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Joe Gibbens (#47088892)
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I began my interest in genealogy at about age 12 when I found interesting writings about previous generations of the family and I made copies for myself and kept them in a safe place because I thought it was fascinating. I still have those notes at age 68. I grew up in Wichita and San Antonio. Graduated high school in San Antonio.

I'm a Spec 5 Vietnam veteran married for 46 years with 3 children and 6 grand-children located in Wichita, Kansas.

I enjoy documenting graves so that others can find their kin easily and accurately. I'm grateful to those kind souls who have helped me in my research and am happy to return the favor. For every memorial I enter onto this site, that's another memorial that has a chance of getting into the right hands of family or friends.

Thanks to everyone who has sent encouraging and positive thoughts! I don't always have time to answer everyone back, but please know you too are appreciated.

Duplicates: It is never my intention to create a duplicate on purpose. If you come across a duplicate I have made, please use the SAC and let me know. Nicely, please. I'll be happy to remove it. Please don't create a duplicate of my memorials; I would rather you just ask for a transfer instead of creating a duplicate. I promise I won't grill you or make you prove your relationship to the deceased!

And for those that don't seem to get what a dupe is: If I enter a memorial on March 1st for Colby Smith and then someone else enters another memorial for the same Colby Smith on March 15th, the one entered on March 15th is the dupe, not mine.

Transfers: I will make transfers within Findagrave guidelines.

Photos: Please feel free to use any cemetery or grave photos I have posted on Findagrave for your personal use, public or private. For any photos of people, please contact me first. Some of them I have obtained permission to use from other sources and will need to run it by them first.

****If you volunteer on this website and decide you no longer want to maintain the records please transfer your records to someone who has an active account and willing to take over the records. I am one of many willing to take over records. This really will help reduce duplicates. It would also be a good idea to leave someone instructions on how to do make these transfers should you go inactive without warning.***** Thank You (Borrowed from another FAG Contributor)

Like so many other contributors, I've had to take my e-mail off my bio due to unsolicited, unwanted e-mails.

Thank you to findagrave member T.V.F.T.H. for allowing me to use the Duplicates and Photos language above.
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Misty & Company
Edmund J Gillespie
Thanks Joe really appreciate your quick response.

R & S
Added by Misty & Company on Aug 18, 2014 10:52 AM
Ida Margaret (Nelson) Lancaster
Thanks Joe.
Added by PKN on Aug 17, 2014 12:02 PM
Zella Carlson
Thank you for adding the family links for Zella Ruthruff Carlson. Most of all though, thank you for your service to our nation sir.
Added by Lyn on Aug 16, 2014 10:24 PM
Peg & Lacey
Thanks so much for making the connections :)
Peg & Lacey
Added by Peg & Lacey on Aug 16, 2014 12:04 PM
Sorry to bother, but do u possibly have, or can get an obit on Cora Reiter? Do you know anything about her? I think she might be my gr. grandmother?
Vickie Gurnee Calvin
Added by Vickie on Aug 10, 2014 10:52 AM
RE: Eunice Dow
thanks for the correction and sorry it has taken me so long to reply.
Added by Brenda on Aug 05, 2014 12:01 PM
Transfer Request
Hello Joe, Can you please transfer the following to me, they are my great and great great grandparents. My number is 47863479

Nettie Jane Knight 93522242
Earl Knight 93522241
Homer Myers 93522355
Lois Myers 93522356

Added by yackel30 on Aug 04, 2014 7:21 PM
Barb Jones
Clara Ohm
Thanks for catching my typing error!!
Added by Barb Jones on Aug 01, 2014 8:28 AM
Waverly and Felice Winfrey
Hi Joe,

Thank you for processing all my suggested links and additions -- and so quickly! I appreciate it! I'm sorry I forgot to add some of them earlier!

Valerie Williams
Added by Valerie on Jul 31, 2014 4:23 PM
Cuba and Waverly Winfrey
Hi Joe,

Thank you for connecting Waverly Winfrey to his mother, Cuba -- and so quickly too!

Valerie Williams
Added by Valerie on Jul 31, 2014 4:03 PM
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