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treerpgmo (#47324296)
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Genealogy has been a serious business for me since I was in grade school. I documented and discovered that my 3rd great-grandmother Laura A. (WHITMARSH) MILLER's parents Horace WHITMARSH & Clarissa Mitchell (WARNER) WHITMARSH were both Mayflower descendants. I tracked the surname GILMORE back to Capt. James GILMORE of Rockbridge Co, Virginia. (Thanks to the late Shelby GILMORE for his ground breaking research in the 1960-70s.) Turns out that he was present at the Battle of Yorktown where poor Cornwallis discovered that yes he would be famous but no not for something to land him in to #10 Downing Street. Other discoveres include proving Mennonite ancestry via the BINKLEY orig BINGELLI and STAUFFER lines.

Corrections & Questions: Use the S.A.C. for corrections and please differentiate facts from from suppositions and might be for the benefit of other researchers. Also if it's a question that I don't have an instant answer for that requires further research remember that the facts are the foundation for the solution. Correction and question e-mails should NOT be deletion requests as those requesting deletions are considered a nuisance and are treated accordingly. Include your e-mail address in the S.A.C. and you must have your findagrave.com messages visible to the public. If you are requesting links include the findagrave code number after each person.

Transfers: Most of the the virtual graves I manage are blood kin in some way. I don't transfer direct ancestors or very close relatives of my grandparents. For others that can happen if you are more closely related than me.

First: leave some kind of flower on the virtual grave in question. Use the correct e-mail (NOT a message on my profile) that includes your e-mail address (required) and tell me how you are related. If the person is someone I'm not related to I usually transfer these type immediately. (Unless you ask if you have other relatives buried in the same cemetery. In that case I might need that virtual grave as a reference point for easy access because non-relatives will not be in my internal database.) I probably know very little about a non-relative so someone who is a relative should manage them.

Second: If I am related but you are a closer relative to that person --- I will look at my internal database --- I may have questions for you! I may have active research that I conducting on that person and/or his/her near relatives. So just because I don't transfer a relative immediately doesn't mean no if I don't say no. Before I transfer a relative I back check my internal database to make sure what I have there matches findagrave. If you send in the "correction" additional facts, crosslinks to parents or other updated data I need to fix BOTH areas. I have also been known to transfer a group of graves for the same family. If I am doing a group transfer I also back check each cemetery to see if there are other relatives of the person who don't have virtual memorials but should. All of this takes TIME which is a precious commodity and when it is done it should be done right the first time.

The type of transfers I absolutely will not do are any type of these three:

#1 Any of my direct ancestors and other close relatives of my grandparents.
#2 To people who are bulk collectors of virtual graves that do not transfer outside of guidelines.
#3 To people who have harassed others on findagrave.

MY FAMILY:
These are direct line known surnames to my 7th great-grandparents. Note that on those from Norge I am trying to use "farm" names because surnames were not generally required by law till about 1900 in Norge. American & Canadian states/provinces are abbreviated in all caps. Other countries are spelled out preferably in that nation's first language. When you see a surname repeated that is because it is actually more than one unrelated surnames with the the surname coming closest to this current time listed first. Several of these families can be accessed through my multiple virtual cemeteries. Most of these, but not all, are public:
SPECIAL NOTES CONCERNING PARTICULAR AREAS:

Missouri: Mercer County, Lindley and Harrison Twsps and also the neighboring townships of Clay Twsp in Harrison County and Hamilton Twsp in Decatur Co, Iowa: I do have a particular interest and expertise in this area as four of my great-grandparents were from this area. If you need help in this area ask. What I don't know I most likely know who you need to talk to.

Maine: Hancock County, Swan's Island: Make sure you see http://www.swansisland.org/cemetery.htm for any virtual grave in this area that I either entered and/or left a candle on. This is the source for all of the information, including links to parents, gravestone photographs or documentation of the lack of one. If the person in question had the surname JOYCE or married one then they either were themselves or married a direct descendant of the SAMSON, STANDISH, and ALDEN families.

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Yolli
Oliver Loomis in Oxbow
Hello,
Thank you so much for the message regarding Oliver Loomis and your kind words regarding my work with Oxbow. Do you know if Chris Tonn will be moving his page for Loomis into Oxbow? I just checked his page for Loomis (#95770876) and the burial place is still listed as "unknown." I have no problem uploading images to Chris' page, giving him the plot information/location and deleting the one I made as long as Chris moves his page to Oxbow. Have you asked him or should I? I'll wait to hear from you before I ask Chris so as to avoid bombarding him with duplicate requests.

I look forward to hearing from you and we'll get this sorted out in the next bit. It's so nice to see that my work is helping people with their research. All the best,
Yolande
Added by Yolli on Apr 18, 2014 1:10 AM
TLMP
Decatur Co, IA & Mercer Co, MO
My surnames are Eastin (Mercer Co. & Decatur Co), and Hullinger are the main ones in the area. There are several surnames that branch out from there. I sure we are very, very distantly related as most people with connections from the area are. :) Thanks for responding!
Added by TLMP on Apr 15, 2014 12:10 PM
Lorene
Andrew Donaldson
Hi,
I just wanted to let you know that I went back to Exeter Cemetery and the gravesite and there is no footstone for Andrew Donalson. I don't know why they did for everyone but him.
Regard,
Lorene
Added by Lorene on Apr 14, 2014 8:30 PM
Redcinder
RE: Lucas Cem, Fairview Twsp, Russell Co, Kansas
ahh okay I understand, I was always told to delee some duplicate graves if I accidently make double graves, thats all right,

I did not realize that you would be related to them but you are on Rabas lineage, I was interested in Viola due to hermaiden name Ulrey since she was mygggg cousin or something like that her mother Viola Ulrey was married to Robert Spalding, Viola's parents are my ggggg grandparents (Charles Henry Ulrey and Minnie Knouff) okay I iwll go ahead and put in links then for her parents and please do put Viola's maiden name as Ulrey I did ask Sherrie to transfer the memorial to me as well, but i understand about high quality photo, goo dluck on gathering what you need :) This memorial of Viola does not have headstone either and other one does
Added by Redcinder on Apr 14, 2014 1:04 PM
Redcinder
RE: Lucas Cem, Fairview Twsp, Russell Co, Kansas
ahh okay I understand, I was always told to delee some duplicate graves if I accidently make double graves, thats all right,

I did not realize that you would be related to them but you are on Rabas lineage, I was interested in Viola due to hermaiden name Ulrey since she was mygggg cousin or something like that her mother Viola Ulrey was married to Robert Spalding, Viola's parents are my ggggg grandparents (Charles Henry Ulrey and Minnie Knouff) okay I iwll go ahead and put in links then for her parents and please do put Viola's maiden name as Ulrey I did ask Sherrie to transfer the memorial to me as well, but i understand about high quality photo, goo dluck on gathering what you need :)
Added by Redcinder on Apr 14, 2014 1:03 PM
TLMP
Decatur Co, IA & Mercer Co, MO
Which surnames are you related to in Hamilton Township in Decatur County and Lindley in Mercer Co, MO? I have many relatives buried throughout both counties. I live in Decatur Co., IA.

Thanks.
Added by TLMP on Apr 13, 2014 12:51 PM
Cookie Rist Huckaby
Jos Waltz
Went to Mooresville's cemetery, to do some requests.. Joseph was there but no one was beside him.. He had a military stone, there was space for others but NO STONES.
Cookie
Added by Cookie Rist Huckaby on Apr 11, 2014 12:40 PM
S Hemingway
Kenneth Hemingway
Thanks for this note you sent bringing Kenneth's marriage to my attention:
"Is he the Kenneth B. HEMMINGWAY who married Mable Louise MARKER [link #7830132] 3d 12m 1925 in Floyd Co, Iowa?"

I looked up the marriage certificate & YES, he definitely is that Kenneth Hemingway. Kenneth died the year after the marriage. I will need to do more research to get the details. Are you connected to Mabel Marker Hemingway?



Added by S Hemingway on Apr 05, 2014 11:42 PM
Steve Heasley
Frances Wyant Smith Heasley
Hello. Could you transfer the memorial for Frances Wyant Smith Heasley #58373169 and her husband Samuel Heasley # 58373209 to me. They were my great great grandparents. My EMail is stephenheasléy@verizon.net if you have any questions.

Stephen Heasley
Added by Steve Heasley on Apr 05, 2014 9:17 PM
Lorene
Andrew Donaldson
If Andrew had a footstone I must not have seen it, but I intend to go back as soon as weather permits and I'll look again and let you know.
Lorene
Added by Lorene on Apr 05, 2014 1:42 PM
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