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Kathleen Englebretson (#47705227)
 member for 4 years, 6 months, 5 days
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Bio Photo Nov 2015: A bit about manners and rudeness. We all make mistakes. Sometimes people like me who adds thousand of names just to be helpful can only go by the info on the tombstone. A couple of e-mails I have gotten in the recent past went like this:

Kathleen, I'm writing to ask you if you would kindly delete this memorial for -------. I had checked to see if one was made shortly before you made yours and there was none. So I did extended work on his whole family here in Connecticut then returned to "Henry" and made his a few weeks later. When "Bulldog", the photographer who took the gravestone photos for my memorial pointed out today that there was another one already made, I didn't know what to do but write and explain the situation. I hope you understand. Thank you and God bless you for all your work on findagrave.

Another went like this: I recently created a FAG link for my family. I see you created a link 2 years ago. You will remove your "duplicate" immediately so that I can keep mine.

Guess which request I honored?

Pictures: I am sure it is safe to say that the majority of us picture takers are amateurs. This means that sometimes we don't always get the best pictures--- Weather, bad stones, bad timing, just plain bad luck. If I get a picture that is better than yours please don't be offended as I am not offended if someone gets a better one than mine. To me it is just like editing a name or date. We want the best we can get.
I don't set out to duplicate pictures. I take hundreds of pictures at one time and worry about duplicates after I get home.

This is a hobby, I don't think anyone gets paid (If you do--let me know how!) This is suppose to be fun. Too much griping, insults, etc. will only discourage people from doing this. Newbies will make mistakes. I will check a person's profile to determine how to respond. I need this service and hope you do, too.

I was was born and raised in Marshfield, WI. I have been deeply involved in genealogy for over 25 years. Along with research, I also work in a Family History Center and teach classes, do demos, etc. I am willing to do research for most requests. I am well located for Wood, Clark, Marathon and Taylor counties. Lincoln and Portage are also near by.

This is my system for doing cemeteries. I have a government job that has strange hours and erratic appointment times. I have learned to carry a camera and area cemetery maps with me at all times. I may have minutes or hours in between things so that may determine how many pictures get taken. I take a picture of every stone as time allows including cleaning up the really nasty ones. I do look over the requests but do not "claim" them because I don't know when I will get them downloaded so that may explain why "requests" are filled "hit and miss". (It's also really to hard to see all those tiny photos in my program to pick and chose certain ones!)I have taken as few as 200 pictures to 800+ per cemetery visit depending on time and the size of the cemetery. I multi-task in front of the TV at night.

Please feel free to use my photos anyway you want. I believe in sharing. No special request is needed.

Also I do not care if you use my personal e-mail to contact me about edits but PLEASE include the name, cemetery and FAG number. I have been getting too many e-mails without this info and since the majority of my contributions are complete strangers to me, it is hard to respond properly with out this info.
Feel free to ask for transfers. Except for my own family I have no special attachment to the 1000's of photos I have taken. I think the comedian Rodney Dangerfield said "Take them, PLEASE, they're mine!"
Recently, I made an observation--Delete and Deliver both begin with "de" which explains why when I am tired I may hit the wrong one so if I don't respond or make an edit try again. I also noted that other words begin with "de" like dementia, demented, delusional and delirium, which explains the rest of me.
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Rebecca Dodds
Anton Hammon
I sure understand hitting the wrong button sometimes- I just did and never typed my message to you.....
I just wanted to say thanks for allowing the connection between Anton and his parents and siblings.
And thanks for creating and maintaining all these memorials so we can find folks and connect them back with their families and relatives.
Added by Rebecca Dodds on Jul 18, 2016 10:54 AM
Rebecca Dodds
Anton Hammon
Added by Rebecca Dodds on Jul 18, 2016 10:51 AM
Nancy Dorsey
Would you consider transferring :
# 155073013 Fred Hanson
# 155073025 Marie Hanson

My husbands G Grandparents

Thank you,
Nancy Dorsey #47477883
Added by Nancy Dorsey on Jul 17, 2016 1:02 PM
Sheila Olson
Emma Bennett Marvin

I have to say thank you! I have been to Oakwood Cemetery in Merrillan, WI a few times and for what ever reason have never been able to find the grave for my 2nd Great Grandmother, Emma Bennett Marvin. Thank you so much for posting the photo.

Sheila Olson
Added by Sheila Olson on Jul 16, 2016 11:38 AM
McCartney photos
Thank you very much for the lovely photos of John, Elizabeth, and Bridget's stones!
Added by Brennan on Jul 16, 2016 12:26 AM
LeRoy L. Smith
August Gralow, #11153056
Hello Kathleen; Just noticed that you had placed photos on the above memorial at Pine Grove Cemetery. As always, your photo coverage is just great; it is truly appreciated. Thanks and Best Wishes.
Added by LeRoy L. Smith on Jul 11, 2016 7:56 PM
Rose Gondek
Victoria Dietsch Kramm
Thank you very much for the beautiful Independence Day gift you have given me by taking the photo of Victoria Dietsch Kramm's head stone. May God bless you .
Added by Rose Gondek on Jul 03, 2016 10:51 PM
Andrew Daft
Thank you!
Added by Andrew Daft on Jul 02, 2016 10:29 PM
Julie Mecikalski
Thank you
Thank you for your thoughtful bio and permission to use your photos. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
Added by Julie Mecikalski on Jun 29, 2016 8:35 PM
Carol & Pete
incorrect photo
The photo you added to the memorial for Louis Platt, Jr. #120679516, is not of his gravestone. It is for someone entirely different. We would be grateful if you would remove it. Thank you Carol & Pete
Added by Carol & Pete on Jun 24, 2016 8:43 PM
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