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Mike & Nancy Ridgdill (#47585642)
 member for 4 years, 8 months, 18 days
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Bio Photo My philosophy about F/G is really simple. Treat me like you want yourself to be treated. Very simple. If I see a memorial that I'd like to have transferred to me, I'll simply ask for it. Likewise, if you see a memorial I've submitted that you'd like to have transferred to you, just ask for it. I could care less if the person is related to you, or not. If you want it, and there's no reason for me to keep it, you can have it. It's just that simple. I do this because I love it. A lot of people just don't have the time to do this. In reality, I have no connection to at least 90% of the memorials I submit. I submit them because no one else has.

Like all of us, there are some memorials I won't transfer. But, the only time I won't transfer a memorial is when the person is in one of my direct ancestry lines, my aunts, uncles, a few cousins, and a handful of friends I hold dear to my heart. As for the information I post, feel free to use any info I submit. You do not need my permission. That's why I put it on here in the first place.

If I request a memorial to be transferred to me, it is usually a direct ancestor, or a very close aunt, uncle, or cousin. On rare occasions, I may even request a memorial of a very dear friend. The only deviation from this is that from time to time I may request the memorial transfer of a Confederate soldier, if it's apparent the soldier is probably not related to the submitter. But, no matter who's memorial I request, I always stipulate, "unless this person is your relative." However, if you don't want to make the transfer, at least give me a good reason why you won't. But, please, don't completely ignore me. That's just being rude.

And, please, if you're going to take the time to create a new cemetery, make sure you have the correct name, provide the complete address, accurate written directions, and the correct map. It doesn't take much time, and can ensure future submissions are added to the right cemeteries.

Otherwise, I have been researching my family genealogy for over thirty years. I have published three books so far, Confederate Graves of Emanuel County, Georgia, in 2009, a color edition of the book in 2010, and The Ridgdill Genealogy, in 2011. All are available online.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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Frank Rinesmith
RE: PFC John Kenneth Powers
I was glad to do it. Thanks for coming back at me. Best I could do on his marker. Cleaned it with wet rag only. I enhanced it, but still doesn't have a nice appearance. I may have gone to school with him. Went to Bo. Co. High School with a Powers who quit school and joined the military who was later killed in action. His girlfriend at the time was Eunice Carpenter, who had a hard time coping with his death. Anything else I can do for you, let me know. Have a great day.
Added by Frank Rinesmith on Apr 30, 2016 9:46 AM
Will Carrick
RE: CPL Robert Manuel Sanchez
Their older burials are organized by burial date. They need to search hand written books listing the burials year by year. Anyway, the clerk was willing to try some later dates and it worked (they really need to computerize all the older stuff). Will
Added by Will Carrick on Apr 28, 2016 9:22 AM
Will Carrick
RE: CPL Robert Manuel Sanchez
OK -- I was able to find his grave this time. The problem the office had is that he was not returned to the US until 1955, which threw off their search.

I have added the photo to his memorial.

Added by Will Carrick on Apr 27, 2016 3:46 PM
Will Carrick
RE: CPL Robert Manuel Sanchez
That really does sound like he should be in Pomona HC. I may try again in a few days -- I'll see if I can get another clerk who might know some of their tricks (the files for the older burials are really messy).
Added by Will Carrick on Apr 21, 2016 3:51 PM
FLDL & Connections
Robert T. Tompkins transfer
Mike, thank you for the transfer of my paternal gg-grandfather.
Added by FLDL & Connections on Apr 15, 2016 10:03 PM
JoAnn HAGANS Harris
John Christian Malphrus
Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of your son. We lost our Son Jr. Harris 25 years ago at the age of 15. If I can help you, please let me know.

JoAnn Hagans Harris
Added by JoAnn HAGANS Harris on Apr 15, 2016 4:07 PM
JoAnn HAGANS Harris
Confederate Graves
I would like to purchase your book Confederate Graves of Emanuel County, whichever one you may have the B & W or the Color version.
Added by JoAnn HAGANS Harris on Apr 15, 2016 3:58 PM
Manda C
Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question. It was a great help. I'm still trying to link Exelina with documentation. I saw that you made a comment on the memorial of her mother Rachel also. Do you know which records link them? DAR applications list Robert, Henry, and Hettie. I'd love to link Exelina. My email is stayathomelibrarian at gmail dot com. I would appreciate any information you have.
Added by Manda C on Apr 11, 2016 5:27 PM
Manda C
Exelina Williams
I saw that she was the 2nd wife of your great grandfather, and I wondered if you had any additional information on her? Thanks so much!

Added by Manda C on Apr 10, 2016 5:37 PM
Sheryl W
Jimmie Van Zant
Mike: Thank you for adding that wonderful picture of Jimmie to his memorial. He'd never stopped missing his cousin, Ronnie Van Zant and often spoke of the good times they shared.
Added by Sheryl W on Apr 08, 2016 12:54 PM
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