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Jan Fenter (#47208659)
 member for 5 years, 2 months, 5 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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 • 873 Memorials Added
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 • 3 Memorials/Week
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Anthony Sweitzer
Hi Jan,
Thank you for allowing me to share in the memorial of Anthony. I have added the tribute of his sister to the memorial, for this I am very appreciative. Keep up the good work! Thanks Again.
Best Regards,
Added by OLGA on Jan 17, 2015 11:30 PM
Leopold Doern memorial
Hi Jan,
Thank you very much for the transfer of the Leopold Doern memorial, it is very much appreciated. Thank you for all the time and work you put into these memorials.
All the Best,
Added by OLGA on Jan 17, 2015 11:59 AM
Debbie McGinley
Memorial; 36295070 & 3905433
I am asking permission to use your photo of the stone for Harry & Olive in my family tree on Ancestry - Olive being a 3rd cousin 2x removed. I will give credit to findagrave, Debbie
Added by Debbie McGinley on Jan 06, 2015 3:41 PM
Jennifer Hamilton
RE: Elsie M (Estes) Curletto, 120883429
Hi Jan,
Thank you for all your work. I appreciate it very much. Sure, if you'd like to transfer Angelo, that will keep them together. Thank you. Jen #48357593
Added by Jennifer Hamilton on Jan 01, 2015 5:31 AM
Stephen Schneider
RE: Hershal Noel Kindred 3905210
Thank you Jan..
Added by Stephen Schneider on Dec 29, 2014 2:38 PM
Stephen Schneider
Hershal Noel Kindred
I should have said you have him in Willamette National Cemetery 3905210
Added by Stephen Schneider on Dec 28, 2014 5:40 AM
Stephen Schneider
Hershal Noel Kindred
I also added a grave record for Hershel Noel Kindred. Only I had him at Memorial cemetery in Albany, Oregon by error. I changed it to Memorial National Cemetery in Portland then saw you already had him their with a photo of his grave site. You had added yours in 2000. I in 2009, so I went ahead and deleted my entry. Hershal's father was Albert Kindred 117504009. I submitted the edit for review. Thank you for photographing his grave site. I knew him when I was a little boy. His Aunt was my great grandmother.
Added by Stephen Schneider on Dec 28, 2014 5:36 AM
Bill Miltonberger
RE: Bernard Giffin 22333482
Thank you for pointing that out.
I have deleted the Giffen memorial.
When I first started researching my family someone had misspelled the name Griffin, causing even more confusion. I also double checked with the death certificate, which showed his birth as Canada, Nova Scotia.Thanks so much for catching that.
Hope you have a great new year.
Added by Bill Miltonberger on Dec 26, 2014 3:33 PM
Catherine Virginia Boon Sohm 41618417
I'm not a family member, either but I hope that you can eventually transfer it to a relative. I've photographed cemeteries before and I know it's hard work. Thanks, Jan
Added by Jan on Dec 22, 2014 11:51 AM
Jennifer Hamilton
RE: Mattie V Buckingham/husband Ralph
Hi Jan,

This is a confusing one. In the western marriages database, there's an entry that Mattie V Buckingham married a Hodgson in Idaho in 1926 which is the same year that Ralph is supposed to have died. Because I'm such a novice, I'm wondering if I need to leave this alone and wander back to my own family tree. It's hard to resist a good mystery, though. Jen
Added by Jennifer Hamilton on Dec 03, 2014 3:13 AM
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