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Michael (#47019133)
 member for 6 years, 1 month, 12 days
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Bio Photo I started walking cemeteries in early 2012, though I have had a find-a-grave account for quite a while. Never considered it might get to be such a gripping hobby.

I take photos. What else can I say...walk, stop, snap a pic...keep walking. Pretty much wraps up what I do. I never planned on creating and managing memorials. I printed lists of ones others had made that needed photos. Filling an empty memorial with an image was just the start. Finally I just started taking a picture of every last stone I could find ('mowing the rows' is what they call it) and then make sure each and every name is memorialized on this website.

I will gladly transfer anyone that is not related to me (that is about 99% of them)...just let me know how YOU are related. It also means I send a lot of notes if the info on a page is in err...or if there is another name on a stone that the manager may want to add as well.

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 ::
::::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 32A
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 - Being 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
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Pam Wagler
photo permission
Michael - First of all, thank you for the amazing amount of work you have put forth. I'm in awe!

May I have permission to copy the headstones of:
#97732557 Anna Lillian Davis Wood and her husband: Louis B. Wood #97732536
Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, Iowa?

Again, thank you for your work.

Pam Wagler
Added by Pam Wagler on Jul 29, 2014 8:32 PM
Thanks so much for the transfers. I appreciate your kindness.
Added by Rosalie on Jul 26, 2014 6:55 AM
Mary J Nelsen
Van Buskirk Family Plot Picture
Hello Michael-
First, thank you very much for taking the pictures of the Van Buskirk Family Plot! The big picture shows a tall stone with 5 individual stones around it. It is attached to Joseph Van Buskirk at Find A Grave Memorial# 58665298. There are three others that I can find. His wife Sarah, their son's first wife, Gertrude and their daughter Edith but I can't figure out who the fifth person is. Do you have any record of that?
Thanks for whatever you can help me figure out. Mary
Added by Mary J Nelsen on Jul 21, 2014 9:20 AM
G Peterson
Thank you for adding pieces to my family puzzle.
Added by G Peterson on Jul 19, 2014 10:26 PM
Linda Linn
Hartinger transfer
Thanks for transferring another Civil War veteran to us.
Added by Linda Linn on Jun 02, 2014 5:52 AM
You might try the actual census.

I don't have an Ancestry membership nor do I financially subscribe to any genealogy site.

Otherwise, I'd be there for you.
Added by Carol on May 28, 2014 7:55 PM
Bawdens Buried in Glenview
Your Bawden Ancestry Msg Board:

I went to your Find A Grave list and didn't recognize anyone. I know there is a large group who ended in the Salt Lake City area.

Sorry I couldn't help you but thank you for posting them and taking marker pics.

I am a Bawden and have gone verifiably to 1753 in Cornwall.
Added by Carol on May 28, 2014 7:52 PM
Sue Ann Harfst
Arthur and Olive Martin
Hi, Michael,

Thank you so much for transferring them to me! You may rest assured that I will take excellent care of their memorials. Next trip through Iowa I may stop and see them for myself. I'd like that.

Sue Ann
Added by Sue Ann Harfst on May 17, 2014 6:43 PM
Shelly Bednar
baby Michael
Thanks Michael, you are very caring.
Added by Shelly Bednar on Apr 26, 2014 8:10 PM
Shelly Bednar
Michael Dean Segar
I was wondering if you could please transfer Michael's site to me. He was my baby cousin #115198436. I am the oldest cousin and I am doing family History for the Segars. Unless you are related to him of course. I would like to do a bio. I am originally from Webster City.
Added by Shelly Bednar on Apr 26, 2014 7:13 PM
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