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Kathleen Englebretson (#47705227)
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Bio Photo Nov 2015: A bit about manners and rudeness. We all make mistakes. Sometimes people like me who adds thousand of names just to be helpful can only go by the info on the tombstone. A couple of e-mails I have gotten in the recent past went like this:

Kathleen, I'm writing to ask you if you would kindly delete this memorial for -------. I had checked to see if one was made shortly before you made yours and there was none. So I did extended work on his whole family here in Connecticut then returned to "Henry" and made his a few weeks later. When "Bulldog", the photographer who took the gravestone photos for my memorial pointed out today that there was another one already made, I didn't know what to do but write and explain the situation. I hope you understand. Thank you and God bless you for all your work on findagrave.

Another went like this: I recently created a FAG link for my family. I see you created a link 2 years ago. You will remove your "duplicate" immediately so that I can keep mine.

Guess which request I honored?

Pictures: I am sure it is safe to say that the majority of us picture takers are amateurs. This means that sometimes we don't always get the best pictures--- Weather, bad stones, bad timing, just plain bad luck. If I get a picture that is better than yours please don't be offended as I am not offended if someone gets a better one than mine. To me it is just like editing a name or date. We want the best we can get.
I don't set out to duplicate pictures. I take hundreds of pictures at one time and worry about duplicates after I get home.

This is a hobby, I don't think anyone gets paid (If you do--let me know how!) This is suppose to be fun. Too much griping, insults, etc. will only discourage people from doing this. Newbies will make mistakes. I will check a person's profile to determine how to respond. I need this service and hope you do, too.

I was was born and raised in Marshfield, WI. I have been deeply involved in genealogy for over 25 years. Along with research, I also work in a Family History Center and teach classes, do demos, etc. I am willing to do research for most requests. I am well located for Wood, Clark, Marathon and Taylor counties. Lincoln and Portage are also near by.

This is my system for doing cemeteries. I have a government job that has strange hours and erratic appointment times. I have learned to carry a camera and area cemetery maps with me at all times. I may have minutes or hours in between things so that may determine how many pictures get taken. I take a picture of every stone as time allows including cleaning up the really nasty ones. I do look over the requests but do not "claim" them because I don't know when I will get them downloaded so that may explain why "requests" are filled "hit and miss". (It's also really to hard to see all those tiny photos in my program to pick and chose certain ones!)I have taken as few as 200 pictures to 800+ per cemetery visit depending on time and the size of the cemetery. I multi-task in front of the TV at night.

Please feel free to use my photos anyway you want. I believe in sharing. No special request is needed.

Also I do not care if you use my personal e-mail to contact me about edits but PLEASE include the name, cemetery and FAG number. I have been getting too many e-mails without this info and since the majority of my contributions are complete strangers to me, it is hard to respond properly with out this info.
Feel free to ask for transfers. Except for my own family I have no special attachment to the 1000's of photos I have taken. I think the comedian Rodney Dangerfield said "Take them, PLEASE, they're mine!"
Recently, I made an observation--Delete and Deliver both begin with "de" which explains why when I am tired I may hit the wrong one so if I don't respond or make an edit try again. I also noted that other words begin with "de" like dementia, demented, delusional and delirium, which explains the rest of me.
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Margo Cooper
Harry Green
Gravestone picture taken from Glenwood Cemetery in Picton, Ontario, Canada.
Am I to assume from your article you are not related to the Green Family.
If related I would like to make contact.
Margo Cooper
herb.cooper@sympatico.ca
Added by Margo Cooper on Feb 09, 2016 10:12 AM
Lynniep2000
Kodl
Thank you so much for posting the crypt photo for Audrey & Jerry at Restlawn. Your time in getting this for me is greatly appreciated!
Added by Lynniep2000 on Feb 08, 2016 7:06 PM
Faye Buchberger
RE: Headstones
Hey Kathleen:

How are those Restlawn pictures coming?

Let me know when u have a chance....
Thanks.
Added by Faye Buchberger on Feb 08, 2016 2:42 PM
Sharon Peters
Martin Zibolsky
I was delighted to find a picture of Martin Zibolsky's marker in Pine Grove. I'm finding that many of these older stones need some TLC but living 2,500 miles away am not able to check them out myself. Hope to get this one taken care of as soon as weather permits. Thanks so much.
Added by Sharon Peters on Feb 02, 2016 12:08 PM
Shawdau
Thank You SO MUCH
Thank You for putting the Roloff's in. I have been waiting for years. Thank You, just Thank You - I couldn't make it to Marathon County, WI to find them. I wander around my area putting people into Find A Grave, but I thought I would try the Roloff's tonight and see if time had caught up with them, yet. Now I just have to wait for someone to put the one who lived in Detroit, MI onto Find A Grave and I'll have the complete family.
Added by Shawdau on Jan 23, 2016 7:27 PM
Beverly Jo
Flasch-Jensen graves
Hi Kathleen,
Thanks so much for your hours of work photographing graves & creating memorials! For someone like myself - with ancestors who are spread from Maryland to Wisconsin to Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon & California - volunteers like yourself help me track down relatives and then link graves to other relatives.

I did post a change of Helena's maiden name from Jensen to Jansen, to match other family memorials. I've seen the name spelled four different ways in various records, and Jansen seems to be the most common version. If you want to keep it matching the stone, I'll certainly understand! BTW, Helena's sister, Eva Katherine Jansen, is my great-grandmother.
Beverly Jo
Added by Beverly Jo on Jan 21, 2016 8:54 AM
Pishaw
Gustave Bautsch
Thank you so much for the wonderful photo of Gustave "Bud" Bautsch's burial plot. I know from first hand experience how difficult it can be to get crypts like that! It is a beautiful shot and very much appreciated! K. Pishaw
Added by Pishaw on Jan 20, 2016 11:44 AM
Marvin & Samme Templin
Lydia Byerly
Thanks for filling our request.
Added by Marvin & Samme Templin on Jan 19, 2016 11:19 AM
LMM
Richard J Burger
Thanks so much for the photo Kathleen. He was my BFF's Father.
LMM
Added by LMM on Jan 17, 2016 10:22 AM
Faye Buchberger
Headstones
Kathleen: I read your bio and see that you often take large amounts of photos in a day when you go to the cemetery. Since you posted one from Restlawn for me, I'm hoping you might have taken others that I am looking for at Restlawn as well. I look forward to you going through everything you took!!!! Thanks again for all you do!
Added by Faye Buchberger on Jan 13, 2016 10:49 AM
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