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Colleen Sanders Broyles (#46875999)
 member for 8 years, 7 months, 13 days
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Bio Photo Hi!

A little about me...I'm a amateur photographer/genealogist/findagraver as well as an extremely proud mommy to six children (3 girls/3boys) and 16 grandchildren! :) I've been working on my own family tree since about 1994...not long after my Grama passed away...she raised me and so I do occasionally refer to her as my Mommy. Family that I am working on are Sanders, Denny/Denney, Cummins, Daglish, McCord, Heater, Galbreath and Lobb. I live with my best Ed as I call him! and our doggie, Jettie. I found Findagrave while researching our family and have been a die hard "Graver" since!

Update: Married my best friend, My Ed, Oct 3, 2014 and am now officially a "new" person lol

PLEASE If you want to request a transfer or updates to memorials do that through the "edit" tab/suggest a correction!!!! When I have many many many edits/transfers/messages to read and answer it gets frustrating to have to look up the memorials for each request when if done correctly I can just click on the link included with the suggestion/edit...quicker for me to get it done for you :) :)

If someone has an issue with any memorial I am involved with please be polite and adult and send a note through the SAC feature and I'll gladly do whatever I can to make you happy! Leave me a rude hateful message and I'll first delete it and then forget about it. That way I'm returning the favor!!!!!!!

From Find A Grave's FAQ...
"The ultimate goal should be to have meaningful, accurate memorials that honor those who have passed away, regardless of who created the memorial or who maintains it."

I have no problem whatsoever doing any updates or links to my memorials and definitely will transfer if I'm not related and you have a direct connection.
I love being able to link up entire families as far back or forward as possible!!! It's like a big puzzle and I also love puzzles :) It gives me a great feeling to get one done! I always try to find a little information to add to the memorials that I create so that it is more than the mere fact that someone was born and they died. Sometimes I'm unsuccessful but believe me I usually spend some time searching before I give up! Stubborness I guess lol.
If I ever add a picture to a memorial that you would rather I didn't please let me know but I prefer to hear from the "manager" of the memorial


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Judy Fox
Huntsville Cemetery-Indiana
Hi Colleen,
Thank you so much for posting views of this cemetery in Oct. A few members of my family (Andrew H & Caroline Welch +) are buried here and their markers are posted; October is beautiful at the cemetery and your photos add that beauty to their tree pages in Ancestry.
Many Blessings to you,
Added by Judy Fox on Jun 30, 2015 11:40 PM
James Cope
RE: active?
Yes, I'm still active.
Added by James Cope on Jun 29, 2015 7:34 AM
J M Roberts
Thank you so very much for finding the marker, it is very helpful.
Added by Lynn on Jun 27, 2015 9:52 PM
Adriana Gerard
Henry Bollinger, Memorial ID 109514445
Colleen, thank you for creating the memorials for Henry Bollinger and his wife Amelia Heintz Bollinger Metzger.

You listed Henry Bollinger's parents as Henry and Veronica Bollinger, but I have several reasons for believing that they're not.

The first is that Henry and Veronica's son Henry was listed as being born in 1849 on the 1860 Census in Monroe, Clark, Indiana. This Henry was born 1832.

The second is that I have an obituary for a Conrad Bollinger who died in 1888 that mentioned a brother "Henry Bollinger, a merchant of Henryville" who predeceased him. This Conrad's parents were Conrad Bollinger and Barbara (possibly Ross).

I'd be happy to send you what I have. Thank you for all the work you do.
Added by Adriana Gerard on Jun 25, 2015 12:02 PM
RE: Head stone
Thank you for getting back to me. I think its the Elk hart cemetery. I went there once when i was very young. RBQ
Added by RBQ on Jun 25, 2015 8:30 AM
RE: oops!
Sure, will delete a couple
Added by JCH1984 on Jun 22, 2015 2:51 PM
Head stone
First,I would like to thank you for the picture of my grand parents headstone.Second,my oldest brother died as a baby in Elk hart IN and is somewhere in the cemetery of the same city. Is there someone who is close to that city who could find it for me? His name is Joe Wayne Bradford and it was in 1952 or before. Thank you RBQ
Added by RBQ on Jun 21, 2015 9:18 PM
SMP in Sugar Creek cemetery
Hi-this stone marked SMP is a footstone for Sarah Price that needs to be reset. It really isn't a stone for a new person not on the memorial list. Thanks!
Added by CTrue on Jun 13, 2015 1:35 AM
Hello again,

Thank you for the pictures you added to the Crittenberger memorials. I'm really hoping to one day visit Maplewood myself.

Added by MMarkwell on Jun 06, 2015 10:13 PM
Linda Ellington
RE: Ellington memorials
Do you by chance know how I could get in contact with someone at the cemetery? I am trying to locate Chalmer's parents graves. This seems to be a pretty old cemetery, he did in 1884 and his wife a few year before him. Any information would be so helpful. Thanks for transferring their memorials and I love the photos. Do you mind if I use them in my private family tree on Thanks for your volunteer time, this is a great cause, I take photos in my area when I am able too. God bless, Linda Ellington
Added by Linda Ellington on Jun 06, 2015 6:07 PM
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