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Sandy Vandertol (#47946311)
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Bio Photo So many people have come before us to contribute their DNA to our family trees and as I unravel the roots of my family I so appreciate people who have gone into the cemeteries to photograph tombstones and spend countless hours transcribing records so I can document my family. I would love to be able to help others find out more information about their family ties and I don't want anyone to be forgotten, so I love that this website gives us the tools to do that.

If I have created a memorial page for anyone related to you that falls within the Find a Grave guidelines, (vertical relationships, not sideways) please let me know. I hold to the Find a Grave rules on transfer requests. I am more than happy to add anything you want to pages and am quick to update. You may add photos and notes to any page whether you maintain them or not.

One note also about getting pages from inactive members that I would like to address. Many have created their own family pages and think they can have them safe and sound without being on this site for awhile. I can't transfer them in good conscience because they can come back at any time and ask for their pages back. Some people have to go inactive for surgeries or have upheavals in their lives, so they take a leave hoping to come back to their pages later. Find a Grave has entrusted to my care some of those pages, so I'm holding them in trust and will only transfer for close vertical relationships.

To get anything added to a page, please use the EDIT tab on the upper right corner and then the top line that says "suggest . ." Also use this method to add additional information to put in dates and places, and the new tab to link children & married couples. Hooray! The linking tool is built into the edit tab now, so please use it.

I have been a professional photographer for 37 years and I know how dear to the heart of a photographer the copyright is of a photo. However, in the case of my tombstone photos, if you would like to use them on other pages like, feel free to do that but please have the courtesy of telling where you got it. "Photo by Sandy VanderTol" would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

With regard to memorials which mention the names of living people, I follow the guidelines of this site:

"What about the privacy of living family members?
An individual's right to privacy disappears when they are deceased. The opinions of the relatives of the deceased fall on all sides of the question. Some people are angry to find a loved one when they come to Find A Grave, even if the memorial was added by another relative, as is usually the case, and some people are elated and send us notes of thanks for building an online memorial to their family member. If an immediate family member contacts us and wants information removed, we generally do so as a matter of respect for their wishes but we treat each request on a case by case basis. The names of living survivors will be removed from the biography section of a memorial upon request."
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Samuel Geer
Mr. Geer is all better now. Thank you !!
Added by Kokopelli on Sep 30, 2016 1:23 PM
William O'Neil

The parents I had listed in the bio for William O'Neil were those given on his Missouri death certificate. Have you ever seen it? Just in case you have not, this address will take you to it in the Missouri archives:

After checking as many other records as I could find, I do think you are correct about his parents being Owen and Mary O'Neil. Strange that his death certificate would have been so different.

Thanks for your help.

Added by Lynn on Sep 29, 2016 8:25 PM
RE: Hendrikje Lieuwes
Thanks, Sandy, I hadn't noticed the edit. I felt they were his parents, but didn't want to jump to conclusions, so I am glad you and I concur.
Added by Charmie on Sep 28, 2016 11:46 AM
Razorback Nation
Gridley memorial
Thank you very much.
Added by Razorback Nation on Sep 27, 2016 6:37 PM
annie loeks schut
Hi Sandy, I was wondering you can tell me about Annie. Thanks Al Schut
Added by Al on Sep 27, 2016 11:31 AM
J Mo & B Ma
RE: Alice Marshall 107804523
Sure thing, Sandy, and thanks for updating the info and adding the note. It takes a village! :o)
Added by J Mo & B Ma on Sep 22, 2016 5:38 PM
RE: Daniel Clark' s obits
He is a distant cousin through his wife. When I find obits for an existing memorial, submitting transcribed edits is the easiest way to get them posted and be sure they will remain on the memorial.
Thank you for the acknowledgement.
Added by kaj9488 on Sep 19, 2016 7:13 AM
Angie Robinson
beware of the troll people
Added by Angie Robinson on Sep 14, 2016 2:42 PM
Megan Heyl
Tony Vander Bie
I'm not exactly sure what you are wanting with this memorial. His name is Tony Vander Bie. His WWII registration card he filled out and other documents show it spelled this way.

Often siblings change the spelling of their last names for a variety of reasons.... Going with the many cited sources showing the spelling correct for this person.
Added by Megan Heyl on Sep 13, 2016 3:49 PM
Amelia Kylie
Made corrections. Thank you!
Added by Jayne on Sep 09, 2016 5:49 AM
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