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MarillaW (#47325501)
 member for 5 years, 6 months, 18 days
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1. Edits and other changes.
I am usually delighted to process your edits or suggested corrections. However I will neither do your data entry nor edit your spelling and punctuation. If information can be entered in specific fields, you will need to do that through the new edit system and I will accept or decline it. Other suggested changes such as biographies or requests for transfers will be honored via the "Suggest any other correction or addition" which sends me an Email with a link to the page and to you. I might fact check your information through resources available to me.
2. Transfers
I will transfer any memorial I have created on request except those for
a. my own ancestors or in my virtual cemeteries.
b. Nor will I transfer to anyone who is listed as "Anonymous" and has a blank profile. It is difficult to trust someone who is so concealed.
c. Nor will I transfer to the terminally rude unless you document the four generation proximity of relationship required by the FAQ.
3. Photos
I give explicit permission to copy and use any photo I have taken and posted on Find a Grave for your own genealogical purposes. No need to ask.

I am a retired Episcopal priest who has done genealogical work for her own family since 1990. I used to serve as a Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness volunteer for Cottonwood County before that site closed. I'm still willing to do lookups. This is easy to do, as I live within a mile of the Courthouse and Historical Society. Or you can contact the Historical Society at They charge $10. per hour plus copying for research.

I am nearly done doing whole small cemeteries in Cottonwood County, Minnesota. The five of us working on that have finished all but the two city cemeteries. If I have been able to post a photo on the front page of a cemetery in CC you will find my status notes in the caption. [Feb 2013] Working on Mountain Lake from photos & register and Lakeview from a list. I am also working on comprehensive postings for columbaria in Minnesota Episcopal churches.

My daughter thought graving was a waste of time but I pointed out that it gets me out for a walk up and down "rows" in the cemetery. And a friend of hers pointed out that considering all the recent zombie movies it's good to remember this: It is far better to be looking for dead people than to have dead people looking for you! Enjoy!
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Bob Dirks
RE: Annie Amanda Ewert
yes I am aware of the linking process.
I tried it again but it won't let me forward the
information to you. It must be waiting for something to be updated first. Bob
Added by Bob Dirks on Feb 01, 2016 11:18 PM
Paul E. and Krista L. Hanson
Thank you so much for the edits to my Wiens family members!

Krista Finstad Hanson
St. Paul, MN
Added by Paul E. and Krista L. Han... on Feb 01, 2016 6:18 PM
RE: Marilyn Sams
You're very welcome. There is a duplicate linked to her husband Leland's memorial. Maybe you could notify that person that it's a duplicate and link her to her husband? Thanks abd have a great day.
Added by Lleeah on Dec 10, 2015 1:53 PM
Mr. Jean Coston
RE: Kate A. Bergman
Very good.
Thank you,
Added by Mr. Jean Coston on Nov 23, 2015 9:08 AM
AJ Jackson
Redding and Lambie
Greetings; thank you very much for adding the memorials for John Redding and his wife, Ella Lambie. I submitted relationship links and a name correction via the system. Your contributions are greatly appreciated!

P.S. Thanks for the smile with the last line in your bio. :)
Added by AJ Jackson on Nov 21, 2015 8:41 PM
Debbie & Gary
Caroline Westphal
Thank you so much for transferring my grandmother's memorial to me. It is greatly appreciated

Gary Westphal
Added by Debbie & Gary on Nov 21, 2015 12:51 PM
Glenn Kiecker
FG Transfer Johannes Moen
Thanks much for the transfer i have added an extensive Bio which is now digitalized for a posterity not yet even a glimmer in parental eyes.. This cherishing of memories may she LIGHT for many generations yet to come... Your work is appreciated..

Glenn d Kiecker
Added by Glenn Kiecker on Nov 10, 2015 11:17 AM
DeAnn Peterson Cohrs
RE: Max Herrlinger
Oh wow...I had no idea! Thank you for the encouragement!
Added by DeAnn Peterson Cohrs on Nov 01, 2015 3:45 PM
James McDermott
I was hoping while I was in school to check out some of the cemeteries in Sioux Falls and see if some of them needed to be added. There are a couple of big cemeteries here. James
Added by James McDermott on Oct 21, 2015 7:16 AM
James McDermott
On July 15, 2015 I moved to Sioux Falls to Work at Wendys and go to school at STI for IT. Things aren't going good and waiting for the end of the semester to move back to Minnesota. Just pray for us and hope things get better for us. James
Added by James McDermott on Oct 18, 2015 9:24 AM
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