|Robert John Chudek (#46972218)|
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How I got started: During the springs of 2000 and 2001 my wife and I toured parts of Europe and visited the birthplace, ancestral villages and descendants of my paternal great grandfather's family (Jan Czudek & Zuzanna Szmekova). This reunion closed a 93-year gap of my paternal family history.
During our trip to the eastern areas of the Czech Republic we visited the Kosariska cemetery to view the interment of my ancestors. I made notes of names and dates and took a couple of pictures. I decided to photograph a few of the other markers because the interment customs were different from back home. Before I knew it I was systematically photographing all the headstones at that cemetery. Looking back, this was the beginning of my graving hobby!
Upon returning to the USA I created a website and transcribed the names and dates from all my photographs. Eight years later I discovered the Find A Grave site where biographies and photos could be stored. I decided to create the Kosariska cemetery, upload my records, write a cemetery biography, and scan my original photographs. That project was completed in the spring of 2008 and the Kosariska, CZ pictures and interments are now online.
What I am doing now: I now concentrate my research where I live, primarily within Chisago County, Minnesota. All of the county cemeteries are represented on Find A Grave with their correct names, AKA's, gate photos, and GPS coordinates. There are no missing cemeteries. This link will take you to the complete listing:
Chisago County, MN cemetery list
All 42 Chisago County cemeteries have their transcriptions online as of 1-Aug-2013.
Work continues in order to bring unmarked grave information online. These unknown burials can often be identified when auditing the official records held by a cemetery association and comparing their information to the posted Find-A-Grave memorials.
Local volunteers are transcribing obituaries, researching family links, and posting photographs to the memorials, helping to unite the families and provide sourced information to the memorials.
Many stone and monument photographs are waiting in queue and are being uploaded as time permits.
Other background: I am a member of the Board of Directors of the Chisago County Historical Society which holds a variety of uncirculated resource materials in addition to microfilms of area newspapers, township records, census records, and other public data. Visit the CCHS website Research Library page to review indexes of our various holdings.
My personal goal of my participation in the Find A Grave website is for my contributions to preserve history and help others who are pursuing their family genealogy, either now or in the future.
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|JVick||RE: Transfer requests in or out of guideline?|
I lived with Danny Boy all his life.
You've really upset me by not transferring his
memorial to me. You're also missing information.
Jackie Wiberg Vick
Added by JVick on Dec 06, 2013 2:56 PM
|Richard Bohn||Josseph C. Schoenberger|
Robert, Information has been posted to memorial.
Thanking you in return, Richard.
|marypie||RE: Hanson / Sjoberg|
Thanks so much for your quick work! There are two more sisters in this family that are equally tricky. The obituary of Lillian lists a sister, Viola; 1/2 sister, Bernice and a step-sister, Arlene. It was tough figuring it all out and I'm still missing, in everything but name, a father.
Added by marypie on Nov 27, 2013 10:37 PM
I spent 20 years putting together the cemetery records. I didn't put the people on that didn't have a stone. Walter in Lakeview Cemetery does not have a stone. I can't prove it but I have had a lot of cases where Churndash put in records that I didn't put in. I think she got the records from the museum (They were selling them at one time.) and put in all that I hadn't put in. Walter does have a stone in Maplewood. Maybe we can get out there some day and take a photo.
Added by Marjorie on Nov 17, 2013 5:31 PM
|<3 from Michigan||RE: Frank & Marie Johnson at Franconia Cemetery|
Thanks for allowing me to use the photos. I agree with your thoughts on Frederick. Not impossible, but does require some research. I'll do some work on it.
|<3 from Michigan||Frank & Marie Johnson at Franconia Cemetery|
I just found your work on the Franconia Cemetery. Some of my family, the Frank John & Marie (Olson) Johnson family, are buried there. Marie was my great-great grandfather's sister. I would like to include your photos of their stones on my family tree on ancestry.com. I would of course give photo credit to you along with the photos. I'd like to use your photos of Frank & Marie's stones as well as their children Charles, Esther, & Guy. You also have a Frederick listed as their child as well which is news to me. Do you remember if this child was buried in their plot with them?
Please let me know if this would be ok with you. Thanks for all of your work on this cemetery!
This photo is the same photo as her husband's marker. Is there a reason for this?
|judyholc||Benjamin R.J. Thaxter, Kahbakong Cemetery|
Would you make a correction and add the parents of Benjamin R.J. Thaxter, my great uncle.
He was in the 6th Regiment Maine, not Minnesota.
His parents were Ezekiel Thaxter, memorial #94907830 and Caroline Lewis Jones Thaxter, memorial #94908358
Congratulations on all the work you have done for FindAGrave!
Judy Holcombe Smith
Added by judyholc on Oct 18, 2013 11:17 AM
I didn't see any more Abbott's in the cemetery.
Added by Meldy on Oct 14, 2013 3:42 PM
|Kim S.||Peter and Maria Anderson|
And thank you so much for creating and transferring Peter and Maria to me! Bless you!
Added by Kim S. on Oct 11, 2013 9:47 AM
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