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Bear Hugs (#47810210)
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Bio Photo Each time I create a memorial I delight in thinking that it may someday provide valuable information to a genealogist or comfort to a loved one.

Volunteering is to freely offer to do something. Collaboration is the action of working with others to produce or create something. FAG is a wonderful site as volunteers collaborate for the benefit of all. It is unforunate that not all contributors adhere to the rules and don't understand these principles. Many hands make light work!

There are thousands of undocumented cemeteries and millions of unphotographed graves. It is counter productive to duplicate someone else's efforts, so, if you have headstone photos, please add them to the memorials.

Transfers - Please use the "Edit" tab on the memorial, send a "Suggest any other correction" message including your "ID number", I'm more than happy to transfer memorials as per FAG rules which are your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. If your relationship to the deceased is not listed, please consider adding the memorial to one of your virtual cemeteries, and use the edit functions to add additional info to the memorial I created.

If FAMILY MEMBERS wish to have a memorial deleted I will do so, no questions asked.

Some dates/names on the headstones are hard to read. If you can help, please click the Edit tab at the top and input the changes. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated in the completion of "Unknown" and incomplete memorials.

Volunteer contributors spend countless hours creating memorials after visiting cemeteries, photographing headstones and obtaining burial information. I am sure everyone would like to know their efforts are appreciated. I know I do.

Thank you to:
- Alberta Genealogical Society Lethbridge Branch for:
- Lethbridge, AB grave locations and unmarked grave details.
- Foremost, AB death records.
- Fort Macleod, AB cemetery records.
AGS (Lethbridge) has a phenomenal amount of info on file including neatly catalogued obituaries - please support them, if possible. Ph: (403)328-9564

- Vulcan & District Historical Society for access to all of the Vulcan County Cemetery records. They also have a huge amount of info on file and are incredibly helpful. Ph: (403) 485-2168

- Granum for providing plot numbers and unmarked grave details.

- everyone that made it possible for the creation of memorials for burials at Mountain View and Garden View Cemeteries in Calgary.

- everyone that made finding and documenting all the cemeteries in Forty Mile County possible. Thank you Kathie, you made the dusty gravel roads we travelled fun!

- Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village Genealogy Club their support plus all the Pincher Creek Newspaper articles & Obituaries

CEMETERY RECORDS- for St Patrick's in Lethbridge & both Pincher Creek cemeteries were destroyed in the 1950s - separate incidents - water damage & fire. Records have been partially reconstructed from memory, newspaper obits/reports and funeral home records.
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Messages left for Bear Hugs (350)[Leave Message]
Steve M
RE: Glock Family
Hi Yvonne,

If the Katherine I believe you are referring to is actually correct, then no. Katherine Glock is the wife to Albert Glock. Her maiden name was/is Weiss. (Katharina Rosalie WEISS)

Added by Steve M on Nov 29, 2015 2:02 PM
Paula Lloyd
RE: Mountain View transfers
Thank you!
Added by Paula Lloyd on Nov 28, 2015 3:24 PM
Sigrid Olsen
Our Roots

If you're ever looking for additional info through Our Roots, it's super easy to find. Just Google "our roots" and the town that you think the person resided in (anywhere in Canada) and et voila! On the right-hand side type in their surname (sometimes typos so use variations) and up will pop links to wherever their name occurs in the book (including photos). It's fantastic! Here's some links to some of the southern Alberta compilations:

our roots champion

our roots barons

our roots vulcan

our roots winifred

our roots lomond

our roots whitta

our roots foremost

our roots claresholm

our roots redcliff

our roots bow island

Added by Sigrid Olsen on Nov 27, 2015 9:35 AM
Sigrid Olsen
Andrew Hartwig
Hi Yvonne

Here's the link to the info on Andrew Hartwick and family:
Added by Sigrid Olsen on Nov 27, 2015 4:34 AM
Sigrid Olsen
RE: Turner Family - Carmangay
Yes, the Our Roots compilations provide such a rich history of Alberta homesteaders - we're very fortunate to have access to them.
Added by Sigrid Olsen on Nov 26, 2015 4:04 AM
George Fox & Martha Taylor
Hi Yvonne,

I have added the additional information you provided via the suggest a correction. Thanks so much for the info. :)

Hope you are keeping well.

Added by jaynetty on Nov 20, 2015 8:57 AM
Pearl I Foulston Fetroe Memorial# 110989765
Hi - Bear Hugs
First I want to thankyou for your speedy edits that I have sent you for some of your memorials.
I was wandering, if I send you the obituary for Pearl I Foulston Fetroe would you please include in the bio section of her memorial.
Please let me know
Thanks Anon
Added by Anonymous on Nov 16, 2015 4:06 PM
Hi, I was interested in your explanation of eligibility for transfer. Would you consider that if a sibling has passed, and also the children of the sibling, would the aunt or uncle of the children then be eligible for transfer?
I'm just curious as to your thoughts because I do have a situation like that, and the manager is refusing to transfer - even though their relationship to the children is not even close to being eligible.

I know this is out of the box, but I am curious as to the opinion of others.

Amanda 47561813.
Added by Amanda on Nov 12, 2015 1:32 PM
RE: Connie Beatrice Christensen
she is the twin of Bonnie - same birth date. Trust that is sufficient.
Added by Linda on Nov 08, 2015 8:37 AM
Tom Ledoux
RE: Ira Pierce - Mountain View - Lethbridge, Alberta

Got it. I'll send you some stuff tomorrow.

Added by Tom Ledoux on Nov 03, 2015 7:47 PM
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