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Joe Gibbens (#47088892)
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I began my interest in genealogy at about age 12 when I found interesting writings about previous generations of the family and I made copies for myself and kept them in a safe place because I thought it was fascinating. I still have those notes at age 68. I grew up in Wichita and San Antonio. Graduated high school in San Antonio.

I'm a Spec 5 Vietnam veteran married for 46 years with 3 children and 6 grand-children located in Wichita, Kansas.

I enjoy documenting graves so that others can find their kin easily and accurately. I'm grateful to those kind souls who have helped me in my research and am happy to return the favor. For every memorial I enter onto this site, that's another memorial that has a chance of getting into the right hands of family or friends.

Thanks to everyone who has sent encouraging and positive thoughts! I don't always have time to answer everyone back, but please know you too are appreciated.

Duplicates: It is never my intention to create a duplicate on purpose. If you come across a duplicate I have made, please use the SAC and let me know. Nicely, please. I'll be happy to remove it. Please don't create a duplicate of my memorials; I would rather you just ask for a transfer instead of creating a duplicate. I promise I won't grill you or make you prove your relationship to the deceased!

And for those that don't seem to get what a dupe is: If I enter a memorial on March 1st for Colby Smith and then someone else enters another memorial for the same Colby Smith on March 15th, the one entered on March 15th is the dupe, not mine.

Transfers: I will make transfers within Findagrave guidelines.

Photos: Please feel free to use any cemetery or grave photos I have posted on Findagrave for your personal use, public or private. For any photos of people, please contact me first. Some of them I have obtained permission to use from other sources and will need to run it by them first.

****If you volunteer on this website and decide you no longer want to maintain the records please transfer your records to someone who has an active account and willing to take over the records. I am one of many willing to take over records. This really will help reduce duplicates. It would also be a good idea to leave someone instructions on how to do make these transfers should you go inactive without warning.***** Thank You (Borrowed from another FAG Contributor)

Like so many other contributors, I've had to take my e-mail off my bio due to unsolicited, unwanted e-mails.

Thank you to findagrave member T.V.F.T.H. for allowing me to use the Duplicates and Photos language above.
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Pam Smith
Thank you for the transfers of Earl and Verona Pinnerud I really appreciate this.
Added by Pam Smith on Nov 27, 2014 8:23 AM
RE: Magdalena Klein
Thanks. I will post the photo. I also have photos of my grandparents, Hugh and Kate Holler, which I could post. And I am wondering if Magdalena's daughters Lucy and Lena might be buried at Excelsior but just haven't been given memorial pages on Find-a-Grave.
Added by jayhawk60 on Nov 25, 2014 12:28 PM
Magdalena Klein
I have a picture of Magdalena and her family (which included my grandmother)which might be appropriate for her Find-a-Grave page. Whatever you think.
Added by jayhawk60 on Nov 25, 2014 9:38 AM
Margaret Adams
Catharine Long
Re Catharine Long, #85218548 Berger Cemetery, Holmes Co. OH. She was the daughter of Benjamin Long and Susannah Miller who later moved to Owen Co. IN. I have her death date as 1858 and yours is 1853. Can you confirm? I could not find her stone when I was there in 2010.
Added by Margaret Adams on Nov 24, 2014 8:05 PM
Dennis Borkman
Julilan Fielding
Julilan Fielding. duplcate memorial 59342872 deleted.

Added by Dennis Borkman on Nov 24, 2014 10:31 AM
GREAT work on your part for Find A Grave!
Added by Karen on Nov 24, 2014 10:20 AM
RE: Re: Daniel Young
Joe --
Yes, I have had a problem with dups and "unknown."
For some reason I thought that when you noted "ashes given..." that the memorial would be picked up even though cemetery was unknown. Now knowing they aren't, I'm simply not going to add those type memorials.
Added by Karen on Nov 24, 2014 10:17 AM
Re: Daniel Young
Joe --
Thank you so much for contacting me re: Daniel's duplicate memorial. No request for transfer -- I added his memorial because I peruse obits for addition to Find A Grave. I honestly check in advance to see if the memorial has already been added, but when ashes are "given to family and friends" original memorials don't seem to come up -- a lesson learned for future additions.
Memorial deleted!
Added by Karen on Nov 24, 2014 10:01 AM
Sandie Schwarz
Staphan and Anna Schaefer
Thank you so much for your patience! in correcting all my edits sent to you for the Memorials of Stephan and Anna (Dambel) Schaefer. I believe we must have both been working on memorials last evening at the same time, as my edits to you seem to have been corrected as I sent them out :) I took time out to read your bio, and was glad that I did, keep up the great contributions you have made to this site ! I create memorials for my ancestors, but some have already been created, as I do not always have the cemetery info needed, as was in this instance for Stephan and Anna Schaefer. Thank You!
Added by Sandie Schwarz on Nov 23, 2014 2:36 PM
Thank-you so much for linking Barry to his parents,Raymond & Lillian.His memorial made me cry as he was so young...

Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours,

Added by Beth.Bailey on Nov 19, 2014 2:22 PM
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