|Joseph R. Klett (#47554493)|
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|I have been a genealogist for the great majority of my life, and am amazed by the power and richness of Findagrave. It is an honor to contribute.|
All of the memorials associated with this account (I manage another account for volunteer work) are for blood relatives of mine or their spouses. Some remarkable volunteers created a number of these and have graciously transferred them to my care. Note that I have built a large number of virtual cemeteries for my ancestral families. I am in the process of breaking some of the larger ones down into more manageable groupings.
Please visit my virtual cemetery of direct ancestors before requesting a transfer. If you are more closely related to one of my ancestral aunts, uncles or cousins and your request is within Findagrave guidelines, I will be glad to transfer the memorial to you if you will explain your connection.
If you are more closely related to the person in the memorial than I am, but your request is outside Findagrave guidelines (i.e., the person is not your near direct ancestor), I will be glad to consider transferring it to you if you will explain your connection in detail and let me know how you will build out the memorial.
Linking children or getting children linked to your relative, and sponsoring the memorial, are good indicators that you are committed to improving the data.
Also, if you are a direct descendant of anyone for whom I have created or maintain a memorial, I will gladly add a link to your profile from that memorial noting that you are a descendant. Just ask.
I welcome contact about any of my ancestral families, and hope the information I have posted is of help to you. If you want to contact me, please leave a public message or join Findagrave and send a message through the edit function at one of my memorials. I am always glad to meet new cousins, or reconnect with old ones.
We are put on this planet to give of ourselves as we can to the people around us and the strangers we meet. In the interest of accuracy and fostering appreciation of our ancestors, we should try to share information with our kin and the public as much as we possibly can. If our ultimate purpose is not to disseminate what we have learned, then we are just navel-gazing.
Acts of genealogical kindness always come back in kind one way or another. It might not be direct or immediate; but I have found this "pay it forward" principle to be true time and again as a genealogist.
Finally, I believe graves and the memory of our ancestors are sacred things, and foremost the responsibility of family. We are commanded to honor our mothers and fathers. And it is a blessing for ourselves as well when we help others to do this.
Special thanks to the following contributors for their volunteer work and their many kindnesses: Wayne Irons, Scott Balyer, Carol Foss, Judy Ryan, Donna Jones, Leigh Miller, Jessi-Schnittchen, T.V.F.T.H., Albuquerque Firefly, Sharri Bodnar, Steve Grove, Hamilton Square Presbyterian Church (Jean Woodman), Mary Ann Missimer-Moore, Bill McCrea, Rob Minteer, Debbie Davis, Rebecca Evans, Clara McIver, Kathy Smith, James Seidelman, Mary Harrell-Sesniak, the late Meg Stevens, Graves (West Laurel Hill Cemetery), The Bull, Walter Hellerman and Jenny. I am simply in awe of all of them.
What a wonderful resource Findagrave is.
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No problem transferring - to the best of my knowledge, I'm not related, and if I am, it's by a considerable distance. So please, enjoy! I made the requested updates, and transferred them, so they're all yours.
All the best!
Added by gazelle on Mar 05, 2014 4:48 PM
|Gunny1957||Van Horn maiden name|
I was a step ahead of you! :)
All of the requested transfers have been made. Looks like you have quite a few interesting characters in your family tree!
Added by jenny on Mar 04, 2014 7:50 AM
|DeerfieldmomNJ||Joe & Lydia Philips|
I just noticed the bright green behind the grave - they are across the street from the office, not in the older section. They are facing east towards Manhattan :-)
|DeerfieldmomNJ||Joseph & Lydia Phillips|
Glad to find family and pleased to past them over to you. They are "graveyard neighbors" of my great great grandfather. Should you ever visit this cemetery, they are located 2 sections behind the maintenance building a few graves in from a very narrow road. The ladies in the office are extremely helpful and will photo copy the grave card for you. They will also get in their car and drive you there. Despite it being Jersey City, it is a nicer residential neighborhood. I would however take a friend with you to watch your back just in case as they have homeless people living amongst the graves across the street in the newer section.
Updates done. My pleasure.
Hi again Joe,
I haven't seen any other transfer requests for Absolom, so he's all yours. Find a Grave is running a bit slow or else I would have added your additional information before making the transfer.
Best of luck in your research and if there are any other transfers you need, just let me know. I used to live in the Lawrenceville area and added quite a few memorials down there, but none of them are relations of mine. Would much rather see them in the hands of a descendant who will give their memorials the time and respect they deserve.
Added by jenny on Feb 27, 2014 2:56 PM
Annie Cook, Charles Moore, and Mahala Moore are all yours!
Added by jenny on Feb 26, 2014 10:37 AM
|Sheryl ||Nicholas McCain, Pond Creek|
His father, also Nicholas, was married to my first cousin, twice removed. It took me years to track her down, and she ended up being here in Oklahoma (I live in OKC).
I believe the "Van Vickey" was in his obit, and may have been misheard or misread by someone at the newspaper. I will just change it to an initial "V." until we find out for sure.
Do you know anything about Nicholas Sr.'s first wife and child? I assume (I hope!) they were divorced before he married my cousin, Vina. It's a little foggy, but I think the wife and daughter lived in Wichita, Kansas in later years.
Added by Sheryl on Feb 23, 2014 11:22 PM
|Betty O'Donnell||John Wesley Harris|
JWH is my Great, Great Grandfather. Do you have a list of the people in the photos? Do you have any other photos of family members or where they lived?
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