|Jim Childers (#47455615)|
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I started doing genealogy back in the early 1980's, researching the Jewett (my mothers' maiden name) Family in the Wright County, Minnesota area. That was back before the computer, when it was door to door, phone calls, or US mail. I gathered 18 notebooks full of information and now am slowly getting that information listed on Ancestry.com. |
I started back on my family research in February 2011 after retiring in January of that year.
Unfortunatly, most of the people I talked to back in the 1980's can now only be found on Find A Grave.
To any of you doing family research, I suggest you get to the oldest family members first and get as much information as you can before it is lost to time. Some of their stories (not always true) are interesting and more importantly, informative to your research.
Since starting back up this year, I have made some awesome discoveries thanks to the web. Lots of it I would have never found had it not been for the internet.
Find A Grave is an awesome site, people helping people. I can't say enough good things about it.
All the people I've met on here so far have just been so helpful and friendly. Makes you want to just go out there and hug them all!
I live near the little town of Nimrod, Minnesota in Wadena County located in west central Minnesota. I used to travel the whole northeastern part of the state in my work and drove past many cemeteries, not ever knowing what I was missing out on. Maybe that's a good thing, I would have never got my work done!
To all of you who have helped me, I thank you sincerely and will do my best to help as many folks as I can in their research.
If you are interested in a transfer on any of the graves I have entered, I will gladly do a transfer as long as they aren't in my family line. It does not matter to me how distantly they are related to you, if they tie in to your lines somewhere down the road, I'll gladly transfer them. I don't think there's any prize money for most memorials managed, is there?
All PHOTOS on FAG are legally COPYRIGHTED works, belonging to the original photographer. Mine are Creative Commons licensed, described here:
Briefly, you have permission for reuse of my photographs only for non-commercial purposes, with attribution, in a manner and context that is not offensive. This permission does NOT include adding my photos to other record entries or locations. Please ask first
You may use them on Ancestry.com, please be nice and give credit.
PLEASE USE EDIT TAB ON MEMORIAL FOR REQUESTING TRANSFERS!!!
I am working on several cemeteries trying to fill in as much information as possible and trying to make as many links as possible. I therefore am sending out a lot of correction requests. If you don't want, or don't know how to make the corrections, please just transfer the memorial to me with a note you want it back and I will make the corrections and additions and transfer it back to you. I am not interested in managing thousands of memorials, I already have too many now! Jim C.
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Ann Z, anonymous, Bill Cox, C Melton, Carolyn (Schmid..., Catherine Cleme..., Dan Tripp, Donna, Dove, Grace A., Joan Edmonson, JudyH, Marjorie , MJohnson, Phyllis, ShaneO, Steve Edquist ~..., T Burt, Teresa, Tunie
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Isak Salmela Born: 20 April 1831 in Sodenkyla, Lappi, Finland
Death: 2 Jul 1911 in Becker, Minnesota
Married Susanna C. Hiltunen
Isak is my husband's ancestor...I'm sure he must be connected to the "Salmela's" buried at Red Eye....have you heard of Isak?
Added by BJ on Jun 15, 2013 2:41 PM
I transferred Franklin to you. No need to return him to me. I went through this old section 5 of Calvary Cemetery and made a memorial page for everyone I could find, then posted a picture of the grave stones where they existed. Have a great day.
Added by JDSieger on Jun 15, 2013 9:28 AM
|Chuck Badger||Raymond Lavane Burbridge|
Information has been updated.
If you are kin and wish for transfer, let me know. I will be more than happy to do so.
|Steve Trudgeon||John and Jennie Garvin - Transfers|
Thank you for the transfers. I really appreciate the favor.
I just wanted to let you know that Noah Barwise doesn't have a gravestone, so I uploaded a picture of the spot in the cemetery where he buried (as indicated by the book on the ground in the photo)
Added by Taconut7 on Jun 06, 2013 10:09 AM
|John Hansen||RE: Hazel Haggard|
My pleasure, you're welcome!
|Teresa Howard Robertson||Emeline Howard Rackliff|
Thank you so very much for alerting me to the need to link Emeline to her spouse.
I clicked on your profile hoping you are related to Emeline, but it appears probably not, based on your profile info and the massive amount of contributions you have made. I recall seeing your name previously, but didn't recall your profile info.
A couple reasons I was wondering if you are related, just in case you actually are - I have a handwritten history that includes Howards (Emeline's maiden name), written in 1970 by a grand aunt of mine. This aunt and I are both related to Emeline.
The second reason is that if you are a Howard, you might be interested in a Facebook group called the Descendants of Asa Howard. Asa was a grandfather of Emeline's and a 4th great grandparent of mine.
Anyway ---- Thanks again!
|Jane & Steve Revord||RE: Milford Mine|
I got interested because my husband's two Uncles died in the accident. Jane
|Marjorie ||Fran Keating|
Someone already has a memorial for her in Calvary so tell me that I can delete mine.
Added by Marjorie on May 27, 2013 6:38 PM
|T Burt||thomas aagard|
Thanks for the obit which is now included on his memorial page. Happy Memorial Day and God Bless our soldiers past and present. ~Terry
Added by T Burt on May 27, 2013 11:37 AM
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