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Jim Lyles (#48061173)
 member for 1 year, 9 months, 22 days
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Bio Photo I'm a systems administrator at Siemens PLM Software. My wife (Vicki) has been doing genealogy research on both of our families over the last few years. In 2013 I went through all the Find A Grave memorials that are in her genealogy records (about 2,700) and submitted updates for many of them based on her research. (This was before the current "edit" process had been put in place, so it was a lot more work to make changes. That is how I ended up maintaining so many records I didn't create; many contributors, when asked to make changes, chose to transfer memorials to me instead.)

I keep track of the 4 main branches of our family (her father, her mother, my father, and my mother) in 4 virtual cemeteries.

I am also the clerk (record keeper) at my church, so in 2014 I went through our membership records and found as many of our past members as I could. I keep track of these in a 5th virtual cemetery.

Regarding transfers: I believe that if you are a closer relative than I am for one of the memorial records I maintain, then you should have it if you want it. Just tell me how you are related to that memorial and we'll work out which of us is the closer relative. (I'm not doing this to see how many memorial records I can "collect".)
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 • 768 Memorials Added
 • 1,330 Memorials Managed
 • 8 Memorials/Week
 • 2,073 Photos
 • 14 Photo Requests
 • 29 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 5 Virtual Cemeteries
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Gerald Rawson
Thank you for the photo of the memorial for Uncle Jerry and Aunt Leona. It is appreciated
Added by Sunshine on Dec 05, 2014 12:52 PM
Oak Hill Cem, Pontiac, Oakland Co, Michigan
Jim: Thank you very much for photographing the gravestone of Charles Prescott Jr. BIGELOW (1824-1883) at Oak Hill Cem, Pontiac, Oakland Co, Michigan.
Added by treerpgmo on Nov 17, 2014 5:39 PM
Tom Glowacki
Rolison grave pictures

I really appreciate you going and taking these pictures.

Tom Glowacki Hollister, CA
Added by Tom Glowacki on Oct 26, 2014 1:55 PM
Ebb Voorheis date of birth
Hi, Jim,

Thanks for catching my typo on Ebb's date of birth. Everything else I have says 1848.

Are you or your wife related to Ebb? I am related through his wife, Linda Mead.

Take care.

Added by Kathy on Oct 24, 2014 9:43 PM
Lucinda L Robinson McCaslin
Thank you for the photos. She is a distant relative. You are helping preserve our history of this nation and our families.
Added by deb on Oct 13, 2014 10:41 PM
Richard Arthur Fenner
Vivian Morse
Thanks for the photo!
Added by Richard Arthur Fenner on Oct 12, 2014 10:29 PM
Sharon Kay Dean
RE: Jane Robinius photo
You are very welcome.
Added by Sharon Kay Dean on Sep 23, 2014 7:20 AM
Tina Galey-Horrall
RE: John Ferneding
Oh good!! I'm always a little sad when there is no marker. Please let me know:-)
Added by Tina Galey-Horrall on Sep 22, 2014 4:49 PM
W Inman
Thank you for taking the photo of William Inman's grave. I really appreciate your help.
Added by rootskeeper on Sep 20, 2014 6:00 PM
George DeKay
THANK YOU for adding the stone photos to these memorials.
Much appreciated.
Added by George DeKay on Sep 20, 2014 5:00 PM
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