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Michael (#47019133)
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Bio Photo 99% of my grave hunting is in locations where I am not related to anyone. If someone I am managing is related to you, tell me the connection and ask for the transfer. Ask for all I have of a certain Surname if you want. I'm here to find them...managing them is, heh, just more work. And if I come across additional relatives to someone I transferred in the past, you'll be getting them without even asking.

I am not a numbers guy. The ultimate would be to be able give away 9 out of 10 of my entries...to people related to those folks. I take a lot of photos in the summer...and then make entries all winter long. I do this to help family members that will never come to see the stones near me or, even better, had no idea where that relative was interred at all.

While I do this to have fun and learn about the locals...I have 2 pet peeves.

1. Burial Unknown. YAY...you found an obituary. This is Find A Grave...not find Some Info. A picture leads to an entry and I always check THAT cemeetery to see if the person is already there. I'm not looking thru all of the names of folks nobody has a clue where they are. Burial Unknowns are good for 30 days. After that MY entry is officially 'first'.

That leads me to the next pet peeve...

2. Plunking a person in a cemetery 'in the area'. If I find things like that I copy the info of the plunked memorial and paste it into the caption of MY gravestone photo on MY memorial. Then wait until someone MOVES their memorial to the correct cemetery...and try to tell me theirs was there the entire time.

Note: I consider any photo I post online to be Public Domain. You can use them where you like, just don't claim them as your own. Give credit (if at all) where it is due.

Now....back to the field of stones...

Cemeteries Worked :

::Hamilton County, IA::

Bethany - Completed
Blairsburg - Completed
Calvary - Completed
Cass - Completed
Evergreen, Jewell - In Process
First Presbyterian, Kamrar - Completed
Graceland - In Process
::Completed Sections in Graceland ::
::::Babyland
::::Section 7
::::Section 8
::::Section 9
::::Section 10
::::Section 18
::::Section 20
::::Section 21
::::Section 22
::::Section 23
::::Section 25
::::Section 26
::::Section 27
::::Section 29
::::Section 32
::::Section 32A
::::Section 34
::::Section 35
Homewood - Completed
Liberty - Completed
Rose Grove - Completed
Saratoga - Completed
St Mary's - Completed
Williams - Completed

::Hardin County, IA::

Alden - In Process
::Completed Sections in Alden ::
::::Section 1
::::Section 2
::::Section 3
::::Section 4
::::Section 5 - Photographed
::::Section 6 - Photographed
Buckeye - Complete

:: Tama County

Crystal Twp Cemetery - Partial

::Webster County, IA::

Blanchard - Complete
Washington Twp Cemetery, Duncombe - In Process

::Wright County, IA::

French Church - Complete
Rose Hill - In Process

::Lynden, WA::

Monumenta - Partial
Lynden Cemetery - Partial
Haynie Cemetery - Partial
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Don Boucher
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Thank you so much for the headstone photo of James Knox Polk Boucher. DON
Added by Don Boucher on Jun 26, 2016 2:52 AM
Buckshot1964
Buckeye Cem & Mary Hills
Hi Michael
I noticed on your profile,I don't know when it was written, you had completed taking photos of Buckeye Cemetery in Hardin County, Iowa. I have had a request for a photo of Mary Elizabeth (Moriell) Hills for some time without having any luck with volunteers. Would you please check your photo database, I am assuming that you have one, for a photo of this individual. If so, would you please post it to her memorial. Many thanks.
Clayton Beebe
Added by Buckshot1964 on Jun 09, 2016 8:15 AM
Bob & Kathy
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Daisy
Please remove the parents Nancy Ellen Jett Snow and Henry T Snow from this Daisy.

Their daughter Daisy Snow Elam is buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery.

I don't know who the parents of your Daisy are but the above two are not.

Thank you, Kathy
Added by Bob & Kathy on Jun 01, 2016 5:19 PM
Jas
Re: previous msg - Barger
Never mind, I see what happened. My fault, I entered the wrong spouse when I created the memorial. Thank you for the catch and I have now brought everything up to date. My apologies.
Added by Jas on May 26, 2016 5:37 PM
Jas
Edits for Jane Barger - 155742992
I am always happy to update records but I'm a little confused about the edits you submitted...could you clarify? The grave seems to indicate her birth year as 1885 in Scotland but you list 1882 in Nebraska, you also have a different death year from the one on her marker. Then the spouse you seem to be linking her to is a woman. Can you tell me where this information is coming from?

Thank you!
Added by Jas on May 26, 2016 5:26 PM
Clayton Cramer
Jim K Ellsworth #101102661
Excellent job creating and managing memorials from so many cemeteries. I'm sure that you have made many folks very happy and secure in the knowledge that their loved ones have been found and memorialized in your photos and research. You have created a memorial of a friend of my family (subject). This person was known to us (at least to my deceased parents and uncles). She married an inventor, Francis P Ellsworth. He died shortly after getting his patent for a new kind of smoking pipe. She eventually tried to capitalize on his invention, going into business with my uncle. I tell you this, not to bore you with trivia, but to demonstrate my familiarity with this person. I tried to change her name, showing that she was a Kimbell, by birth, but the change was rejected:

"This is an automated email letting you know that your recent edit for the Jim K Ellsworth (1905 - 2005) Find A Grave memorial has been declined.
General reason: Not accurate - Their data conflicts with my data."

I would appreciate seeing more details as to why your data conflicts with mine. Thanks for your time and attention to this matter.
Added by Clayton Cramer on May 12, 2016 6:54 AM
Debra Downing
Clifford and Clarice Vold
Clifford and Clarice are my aunt and uncle. I'd like to ask for a transfer.

Clarice Olive Westre (1905 - 2003
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery Jewell Hamilton County Iowa, USA Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?] Created by: Michael Record added: Mar 17, 2015 Find A Grave Memorial# 143853914
Added by Debra Downing on May 01, 2016 2:59 PM
Debra Downing
Clifford Vold
Could I as for a transfer for :
Clifford Milford Vold (1904 - 1966)

Burial: Evergreen Cemetery Jewell Hamilton County Iowa, USA Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?] Created by: Michael Record added: Mar 17, 2015 Find A Grave Memorial# 143853935
Added by Debra Downing on May 01, 2016 2:57 PM
Coleman
# 69007820
You added a photo of his head stone and I'm hoping you can tell me who is on the head stone with him, unfortunately it was cut off, I'm looking for him wife, do you by any chance have a pic of the whole headstone you wouldn't mind to share with me - hopedonna69@yahoo.com or that you could add to the memorial
Added by Coleman on Apr 28, 2016 10:51 AM
Richard K Thompson
Ralph Victor Leonard Hollander updates
Michael,
I will be accepting your edits for Ralph Hollander - I checked his birth record and some other sources this morning to figure out how to handle the two middle names as one entry. See his memorial that I've now updated.

BTW - using a Hollander family group sheet, I've found the memorials for five of his sisters (Elsie, Hattie, Nellie, Ruth, and Esther) and have sent requests to the managers of their memorials to link back to the parents. I don't find Mae Jeannette Hollander Gates, however, so not sure where she is at.

Richard
Added by Richard K Thompson on Mar 07, 2016 12:27 PM
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