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Donald Reindl (#47218224)
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Bio Photo Some notes:

1) OECONYMS: Slovenian gravestones often contain oeconyms (farm/house names, hina imena). Sometimes it isn't clear which name is the surname and which the oeconym. In some cases I've entered oeconyms as surnames when no surname is available. Corrections are appreciated. Try searching an individual Slovenian cemetery by first name instead of last name if you think a memorial may have been entered using an oeconym.

2) DIACRITICS: This site no longer searches for many special characters (č etc.); searching for them returns reconfigured names (e.g., looking for "Boič" returns only "Boi"). To find such records, try searching by truncated last names ("Bo" for "Boič"), and/or first names that don't have diacritics ("Zofija Bo" for "Zofija Boič," "Marica" for "Marica Črv"). (Select "Do partial name search on surname".) Also try scanning known cemeteries ("View all interments"), which is a good idea anyhow because of spelling variations.

Another option: enter "" (without quotes) followed by a space and the name you are searching for into your web browser (e.g., " boič").

3) ALPHABETIZATION: Names with diacritics don't properly alphabetize (ČABC...XYZ֊), so be sure to scan up and down lists when searching.

4) WRONG CHARACTERS: This site used to convert some letters with diacritics (e.g., č > ). I've updated my entries to fix this (please let me know if you see any I missed).
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L Evans
RE: Irene Stubinski (Memorial# 76897877)
Thank you... you did a good job on routing her to the current memorial.... We see this happen more often because of re-marriages, etc.
Thanks again!
Added by L Evans on Sep 30, 2014 7:07 AM
Angela Halonen (Trudeau)
RE: The Smet Family
When I go to Oconto, I will try to get the photo for Ralph Hansen that you've been waiting on :)
Added by Angela Halonen (Trudeau) on Sep 30, 2014 12:01 AM
Angela Halonen (Trudeau)
RE: The Smet Family
Donald, thank you so much for transferring the memorials to me!!!! The family is huge. I'll take good care of them :)

Check out the pic that I just added to Grace & Henry!
Added by Angela Halonen (Trudeau) on Sep 29, 2014 11:54 PM
Angela Halonen (Trudeau)
The Smet Family
Hi Donald, thanks so much for making the changes that I submitted for the various Smet family members. Also thanks for adding the note that I sent for Henry & Grace Smet and their 23 children (wowza that a lot of kids). I'll compare my list of known kids to the one you added....maybe I can track down the missing 3 children. I'll be working on creating memorials for the children that have passed away and will link their memorials to Henry & Grace. Some of them are still living (my grandmother, Elizabeth June Smet, is one of them). I'll be making a trip to Oconto Falls in the next of couple weeks. I will be gathering obituaries that are on file at the Oconto library and will also be spending a day at the cemetery taking headstone pics for them. If I have extra time, I'm also hoping to spend a day at the Oconto Register of deeds. Maybe I'll find the remaining 3 kids info on file there. I know some of them were babies that may have only lived a couple days.

Do you have any interest in transferring your existing Smet memorials to me? I'll be digging into this branch of the family quite a bit over the next few months. Just thought I'd ask :)

Thanks again!!
Added by Angela Halonen (Trudeau) on Sep 29, 2014 10:33 PM
Maureen Keillor
Transfiguration Cemetery
Hi Donald,

I just wanted to thank you for cleaning up my work in Transfiguration. We were on a road trip and had car trouble. While my husband was in the Auto Zone parking lot, I was using my time wisely by photographing in that fascinating cemetery!
Added by Maureen Keillor on Sep 18, 2014 3:51 PM
Patricia Ibbotson
RE: Szumanski memorials
Yes, I know the meaning of Matka and Ojciec. The problem is I don't know the given names of these people and won't use "unknown." If and when I find out their correct given names I will add them.
Added by Patricia Ibbotson on Sep 07, 2014 2:19 PM
Peggy Rocchio
Gvozdich Family Members - Serbian Orthodox Cemetery, Weirton, WV
Thank you for the corrected information. It was greatly appreciated!!!
Added by Peggy Rocchio on Sep 06, 2014 7:05 AM
Chris Prondzinski
Are you able to take photos
Are you able to take photos at Lesno Brdo or Stara Vrhnika, Slovenia? Thanks
Added by Chris Prondzinski on Aug 17, 2014 1:00 PM
please merge
Added by Naturstein on Aug 05, 2014 10:01 AM
RE: John Hire (Memorial# 33936909)
Hi Don-

I'm pretty sure that this is the same John Hire. His will ( lists children including (1) Thomas W. Hire, whose mother is Mary Pollock according to a marriage record ( and (2) William B. Hire, whose mother is Mary Wortman according to a marriage record (

Hope that helps!

Added by melickc on Jul 31, 2014 5:18 PM
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