|Jim Childers (#47455615)|
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I started doing genealogy back in the early 1980's, researching the Jewett (my mothers' maiden name) Family in the Wright County, Minnesota area. That was back before the computer, when it was door to door, phone calls, or US mail. I gathered 18 notebooks full of information and now am slowly getting that information listed on Ancestry.com. |
I started back on my family research in February 2011 after retiring in January of that year.
Unfortunatly, most of the people I talked to back in the 1980's can now only be found on Find A Grave.
To any of you doing family research, I suggest you get to the oldest family members first and get as much information as you can before it is lost to time. Some of their stories (not always true) are interesting and more importantly, informative to your research.
Since starting back up this year, I have made some awesome discoveries thanks to the web. Lots of it I would have never found had it not been for the internet.
Find A Grave is an awesome site, people helping people. I can't say enough good things about it.
I live near the little town of Nimrod, Minnesota in Wadena County located in west central Minnesota. I used to travel the whole northeastern part of the state in my work and drove past many cemeteries, not ever knowing what I was missing out on. Maybe that's a good thing, I would have never got my work done!
To all of you who have helped me, I thank you sincerely and will do my best to help as many folks as I can in their research.
If you are interested in a transfer on any of the graves I have entered, I will gladly do a transfer as long as they aren't in my family line. It does not matter to me how distantly they are related to you, if they tie in to your lines somewhere down the road, I'll gladly transfer them.
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You may use them on Ancestry.com, please be nice and give credit.
PLEASE USE EDIT TAB ON MEMORIAL FOR REQUESTING TRANSFERS!!!
I am working on several cemeteries trying to fill in as much information as possible and trying to make as many links as possible. I therefore am sending out a lot of correction requests. If you don't want, or don't know how to make the corrections, please just transfer the memorial to me with a note you want it back and I will make the corrections and additions and transfer it back to you.
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|Patrick Phillips||Mary Jane McDonald|
Hi..just a note to let you know that her obit contained a few errors... Her daughter Margaret Haskins had a bit of the history wrong.. Mary Jane and John were married in Brockville, Ont. on 26 Nov. 1877 according to the marriage register and the family moved to Smiths Falls several years later when John J was transferred there by the railroad. Mary Jane's surname was Clute, not Degnan...Degnan was her mother's maiden name...Margaret Degnan. She was most likely born in Brockville as her father Isaac Clute worked there often as a stone mason who also had a residence across the river in Morristown, NY which made her Ontario birth likely. Also, the Minnesota Death index has her death 2 weeks later...I can't explain that difference. I have a copy of the death certificate from which I noticed that Margaret Haskins supplied the info. I'm still trying to find out when John J's father arrived in Canada and acquired the farm on Potspoon Lake, in Bedford Twp. Ontario.
Pat Phillips, (great grandson)
Following I paste from your bio: 'If you are interested in a transfer on any of the graves I have entered, I will gladly do a transfer as long as they aren't in my family line. It does not matter to me how distantly they are related to you, if they tie in to your lines somewhere down the road, I'll gladly transfer them.'
I'm still feeling rather sad that you did not transfer three children of John and Christina Hanson as I ask asked for but just went ahead and linked them. You never indicated that you were related.
|Many Leaves||RE: Cyril Hiltz|
You are very welcome.
Are you related to the Carlile/Blakes in Deer River Pine Ridge Cemetery, Itasca county, Minnesota? Do you do genealogy?
Please remove the newspaper obit. from the picture area. I have typed it into the bio. Also I really don't like to post obits without newspaper verification.
Added by kj on Nov 27, 2016 2:13 PM
Wow! Think we have it right now - if you remove the entry for Robert Isaiah Hedges in Nimrod. Thanks for all the work you put into this.
Added by kj on Nov 23, 2016 9:59 AM
|JoAnn HAGANS Harris||Ancestry|
For many years I contributed very heavily to Ancestry & I when I could not afford their rates, I closed my subscription. Down to the wire, they make big bucks off of folks contributions. I don't mind sharing & helping others but I refuse to contribute to Ancestry.
FIND A GRAVE IS TOPS!!!
Keep up the good work with Find A Grave
|J Cameron||RE: Camerons and Castles|
Hi Jim. Sorry, I just got your message. I don't have any additional information on the castles and camerons as yet. I happened to come across these pics and thot to update for future generations. Gert Domeno is always the best one to contact on any historical info. Mary Rose was my grandfather's sister and she died i think before my aunts and uncles were born.
|deanna french||RE: Silas M. Haskins # 109960390 Civil War Soldier|
Thank you so very much. Your kindness is much appreciated.
|deanna french||RE: Silas M. Haskins # 109960390 Civil War Soldier|
Thank you so much for sharing your photo of the marker of Silas Haskins with the Vt. C.W. site. It is much appreciated.
I don't have a lot on him, but this is what I do have:
Silas M Haskins
Born about 1819 in Halifax, Vermont
Enlisted at the age of 44; thus judging from that he was born about 1819.
Credit to Searsburg VT ,
M/in 1/7/1864 Private in Co.C. 4th Vt. Inf.
Burial; G.A.R. Cemetery in Eagle Bend MN.
Unfortunately a death record hasn't turned up, nor has any biographical information.
You might want to contact the webmaster of the Vermont site. He may be able to add to what little info I have; if not he may have other sources of info. His e-mail is "firstname.lastname@example.org". He is very good at responding, and anything he has, or can find, he will share.
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