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Forget Me Not (#47433254)
 member for 3 years, 11 months, 18 days
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Bio Photo I enjoy searching for family information. Most of my immediate ancestors are from McCracken and Marshall County Kentucky. With the surnames of Vannerson, Beyer, McCain and Bailey.


I give of my time and resources because I love being able to help others find a missing piece of their family. I also love the format that Find A Grave provides. A FREE resource for family members to aid in their research and the ability to leave a message in memory of them.

The majority of the memorials I've added are not my family. When I went to a cemetery to fulfill a photo request I would often find many stones in the area with the same family name on them. I would photograph and post those as well if a memorial was not already made. It is my hope that it would help family members locate lost family members or aid in their research.

I became frustrated with a very large cemetery who would charge $5.00 per name to look up a burial plot. Thinking this was wrong and it should free to the public, I along with my husband set forth on a mission to document every grave in that cemetery and then turn my spreadsheets over to the historical society. He and I have spent weeks on this major project.

I will gladly transfer any of my memorials so they may be maintained by family members. I am honored to have had the opportunity to photograph and/or document a piece of family history for you and for future generations.

I have photographs for almost every memorial that I have created for Valhalla Cemetery and many, many more. We are talking thousands. I will be posting these throughout the spring and summer. Due to the large amount of photos I am posting them by sections and perhaps can fulfill some requests as I come across them. If you have made memorials for that cemetery please be aware that you may see an increase in family links and edits.

Update* I am in the middle of settling my parents estate at this time and will not be accepting requests for photos. However I will still be doing updates and transfers. Please allow 1-2 weeks as I will not be checking in as often as in the past. I should be completed with the estate by January. Thank you.

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Messages left for Forget Me Not (255)[Leave Message]
Hannah Fisher Wires
Thank you for the information. I have added it to the bio along with where I obtained my information. Maybe someone will have proof somewhere.
Added by jbmgs on Oct 20, 2014 8:15 PM
Treva Jones Peckham
Thank you for letting me know about the duplicates, I am not sure how it happens sometimes I try to double check!! I have been working on Valhalla again I try to go back and look later sometimes I can catch them but I agree there is a glitch or something.
Added by Treva Jones Peckham on Oct 20, 2014 4:23 PM
Daisies and Dalmations
Joseph Griffin Jr
Hi Shirley, Thanks for letting me know. I have a cousin who is going to go visit her sister near the cemetery in a few weeks. She said she would be my back up plan. I'll let her know.
Added by Daisies and Dalmations on Oct 20, 2014 4:01 PM
Chambers photos
Hi Shirley,

I was wondering if you would be so kind as to add the photos you added to William Sherman Chambers (123703619) and Ella Norman Chambers (123703576) to the memorials I created? They are: William Sherman Chambers (102407093) and Ella Norman Chambers (102407220). I would be so honored to have your photos on those memorials. I received a message from another Find-a-Grave member stating these photos were posted. My memorials were created in 2012 and the memorials with the photos were created in 2014. I'm not going to ask the duplicate memorials to be removed (I think we are all old enough to police our own actions), but I would love to have your photos grace my memorials.

Thank you so much,
Added by GenealogyByBrenda on Sep 18, 2014 8:31 PM
Daisies and Dalmations
Joseph Griffin Jr
Hi, You originally created the page for my uncle, Find A Grave Memorial# 80772548. The woman who sent me the obits said she would take the photo of the headstone after we had it set. It is there now. Would you let me know if you were the person who volunteered to take the photo. If not, I'll send it thru the regular channels. Thanks.
Added by Daisies and Dalmations on Sep 15, 2014 1:12 PM
Janice (Teel) Crites
RE: William Crites
Thank you for the transfer. I sent you a note, after the first request, to tell you that this memorial was a duplicate of mine (#92121678).

I do have family's permission to add the obit, but I would like your permission to add your tombstone photo to my first memorial.

Since this memorial is a duplicate, I will need to delete it. I know it's not proper to delete a transferred memorial, but in this case feel it is necessary.

His wife, Marie's, memorial is also a duplicate of mine.

I will wait to hear back from you, before I add your tombstone photo to my memorial.

Thank you for this consideration!
Added by Janice (Teel) Crites on Aug 19, 2014 5:44 PM
RE: Transfer of Patricia and Joseph Ryors
Thank you for the transfers of the memorial of my Aunt and Uncle. I apologize about not including my member # #47066888 .. Thanks again!
Added by Helen on Aug 19, 2014 3:39 PM
Memorial#125732863 & 125732786
Hello, I am asking if you would be willing to transfer the records of Patricia and Joseph Ryors to me, I am one of 3 living nieces of theirs. And would love to maintain the records. However they are not spouses to each other. They are brother and sister, so I would love to be able to correct and add to the correct parents and sibling. Thank you very much....Helen
Added by Helen on Aug 15, 2014 2:27 PM
Johnnie Zollinger
Thanks Again

Thank you for the transfer of Betty Ruff, I appreciate your help.

Johnnie Zollinger
Added by Johnnie Zollinger on Jul 23, 2014 9:30 AM
Kathy Phelan
Charles Robertson

Thanks for the photo. You either got your camera back or replaced it.

Don't know why he isn't buried with his wife. She isn't buried with the 1st husband either. Makes me wonder!!

Added by Kathy Phelan on Jun 04, 2014 4:20 PM
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