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Donald Reindl (#47218224)
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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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Alex Sommers(Samotorchen)
Hey Don, I just emailed you, but I wanted to make sure that you have multiple ways to contact me. I hope that other people can help me with this too, so this is my background:

my name is Alex Sommers and my great great grandfather is lorence Samotorcan, who came to the U.S. in the 1890s because he got in a fight and thought he killed a guy. He moved to Chicago, Illnois, and was told by the family to come back, but he liked the U.S. So he stayed. The name was changed to Sommers in the 1910s. We have photos of a small house house or barn in Slovenia and a passport for lorence/lawrence, which says that he did visit, but we can't be sure because all of it is in Slovenian. I have information that Lorence's sister, Mary or Margaret, married an Andro Porento back in Slovenia, and they had one kid there, Stanley, yet they moved to the states between 1895-1920. I have a death certificate for this Mary or Margaret Porenta/Porento that says her parents are Jere Samotorchen and Margaret Furlan. I would love to exchange information, so contact me when you can.

Alex Sommers
Added by Alex Sommers(Samotorchen) on May 17, 2015 9:08 AM
RE: Thank you
Happy to help.
Added by RAP on May 12, 2015 11:11 PM
RE: Andrew C. Hanson, Sr (131640019)
I contacted the owner of the duplicate memorial and asked that it be deleted. Hopefully, this will avoid further confusion.

Have a good day.
Added by Michelle on May 04, 2015 3:10 PM
Frank Germanson
Emil Charon
You are correct. Thanks. Frank
Added by Frank Germanson on Feb 17, 2015 9:35 AM
Melissa (Tolene) Rura
That you Donald. Best, Melissa
Added by Melissa (Tolene) Rura on Feb 11, 2015 10:31 AM
janet donner
RE: samuel smallwood
If you typed as many obits as I do there are bound to be some errors and I try hard to catch them.but I wonder do you live around here? if it wasnt for me you might not have pictures of the smallwoods etc.
so you are welcome that I worked so hard to get them to Find A Grave.
Added by janet donner on Jan 29, 2015 9:16 AM
janet donner
RE: samuel smallwood
I retyped today and went over the errors and tried to correct but human and do make mistakes
I am again the one who created the site, spent my time, money etc chasing down pictures, obits and linking the family. thanks so much for your help

from find a grave

The photo area is ONLY to be used for photos of the person, their grave, their family, their house

Added by janet donner on Jan 28, 2015 3:36 PM
janet donner
samuel smallwood
43593800 in greenwood cemetry. I am not sure why you would put a obit from a newspaper in the picture section when I had taken the time to type it out and its where it belongs.
I believe that Find A Grave rules that those kind of things should not go in the picture section.
I appreciate it you taking the time to do that but since I worked for weeks on the smallwood family and went to the cemetery and to the library and put things on to make the site look nice?
I would really appreciate it if you would take it down. If you have any thing to add I would be glad to do so if you use the edit button
thanks for your help
Added by janet donner on Jan 28, 2015 11:05 AM
Samuel P. Walsh
You sent me a Find A Grave correction for Mr. Walsh as birthplace "Unknown" although I'd entered His birthplace as Oconto, Oconto County, Wisconsin USA.

Are You related to Him? Census indicate Him being born in Wisconsin: 1905 and 1910 He's living with Parents Luke and Mary in Oconto, WI.

Thank You!

Added by on Jan 15, 2015 3:35 PM
Edwin Kuehn
RE: Otto Heerssen
Added by Edwin Kuehn on Dec 20, 2014 4:08 PM
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