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Michelle (#47554339)
 member for 3 years, 11 months, 26 days
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Bio Photo I come to Find-A-Grave to find my relatives and to link them together, and to remember my loved ones. The whole process of finding your relatives and making sure you have correct updated information is my main goal.

I've noticed that on Find-A-Grave there are some very selfish people who monopolize thousands of graves-and these are the people who are not even related to the people whose memorials they've created. How can they maintain these memorials when they have thousands of memorials? They can't, but they won't let you (the family member) either. This is not everyone but the people who do this know who they are, and they ruin it for everyone else who is related to those thousands of people whose memorials they keep hostage. Can we not rise above our ego? I call upon anyone who reads this bio to repentance. If you have been the cause of pain to any ONE of God's children by being quick to offend or be offended or your lack of sharing then repent and start anew your attitude. How do you think all our g-grandfathers and g-grandmothers would feel about this sort of behavior. It would simply not fly! We are adults, let us act like adults. Enough about this.

I am thankful to all who went before me and sacrificed for me to be here in America where any dream I dream is possible-if it be God's will. I will always honor them and do whatever I can to let the world know about them and their legacy.

Anyone can use or copy any photo I have taken...PHOTOS OF MEMORIALS: Increasingly cemeteries are banning the photo taking of memorials. This is against the law! The information on any memorial is PUBLIC information and you have the right to take a photo of it. Go to for some legal explanations.

Thanks for taking the time to read this! :)
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Karin McArdle
RE: Identity of people in family picture
Identification will be difficult without knowing the origins of the picture. The credibility of Find-A-Grave information would be greatly enhanced if the people doing the posting ensured that the information they posted was accurate, etc. Posting a picture without knowing who or what it shows is not good as it could be Joe Jones rather than the person it is intended to show. Recommend that you not post information in the future without verification of information or giving credit/link to the source of that information. I now have to question the accuracy of any information I find on your postings as I do not know from where or whom they originate. There is no way to identify those people without knowing where you got it or from whom. Not good research practice. Thank you
Added by Karin McArdle on Jun 27, 2015 10:27 AM
Karin McArdle
Identity of people in family picture
I was updating my family tree & found family pictures posted for Benjamin Earl Ogden in Lancaster Co, NE -- they are great pictures, but I don't know who the people are. Is there any way you can add the names in the comments section for the pictures? It would be greatly appreciated.
Find A Grave Memorial# 49231320
Thank you -- Karin McArdle
Added by Karin McArdle on Jun 26, 2015 7:45 PM
Maurine LeBlanc
RE: Carl (Charles) Sack

Through the course of researching I have found many year of birth and place differences. A good for instance is on Carl's tombstone it says born in Roglitz. The only way to determine exact date of birth is ordering a birth certificate. I just keep in mind the person giving information after death could be in error through family stories.

Till later - Maurine
Added by Maurine LeBlanc on Mar 29, 2015 9:27 AM
Maurine LeBlanc
Carl (Charles) Sack

This is just to let you know I have uploaded Carl's birth record to my tree. Several years ago I had received documents from Raymond VanSkiver that was put away and forgotten. They were rediscovered yesterday and uploaded. Raymond had had a German reseacher do the look up for him.

Cheers - Maurine
Added by Maurine LeBlanc on Mar 28, 2015 10:09 AM
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Another for ya
Added by ProgBase on Jul 22, 2014 1:52 PM
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All yours
Added by ProgBase on Jul 22, 2014 4:29 AM
Maurine LeBlanc
RE: Charlotte Skiff

Thank you for writing back. My great grandmother was Carl's (Charles) sister, Antonie Sack Giebenrath Handrock. Were you aware the German Letters are now with the Nebraska Historical Society? That is a long story that perhaps we should share via regular email if you are interested. I would guess you are related to Bonnie O'Toole and Cindy Behrens, right? If you would like I will transfer Charlotte to you.

Cheers - Maurine
Added by Maurine LeBlanc on Feb 02, 2014 10:20 AM
Maurine LeBlanc
RE: Charlotte Skiff Sack

I did as requested. In looking at the flowers you left for Melvina was she Native Indian? In the Sack research I had never run across that fact before. Please do not take me wrong - do not have a problem with that what so ever. About two years ago I found out my third great grandmother was Native American. Isn't it interesting the facts you find doing this wonderful hobby. Are you familiar with the Sack letters to Papa in Germany? One letter states how Carl and Charlotte met. If you have not seen this in my tree please let me know.

Cheers - Maurine
Added by Maurine LeBlanc on Feb 01, 2014 10:17 AM
Dinah Evors
RE: Nehemiah Hama Carpenter
Louisa Carpenter is the person that my line comes down from. Also his parents David and Susannah if they are in the picture. I like the old family portraits and have been collecting them or my family tree. It gives my children and grandchildren a better idea of the families and lives in those days.

Thank you for getting back to me right away. This is a part of my tree that I've had trouble with for years and the information that I am getting in F.A.G. has gone a long way to helping me straighten my tree out.

Added by Dinah Evors on Sep 12, 2013 9:38 AM
Dinah Evors
Nehemiah Hama Carpenter
Hi Michelle,

Nehemiah Hama Carpenter is my 2nd great grandfather. His memorial that you manage is very nice. I am wondering if you could send me the names of the people that are in his family picture. I'd love to add it to their profile in my family tree. You can reply here if you'd like to or to my regular email:

Thank you,
Added by Dinah Evors on Sep 11, 2013 4:31 PM
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