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Michael (#47019133)
 member for 7 years, 7 months, 24 days
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Bio Photo 99% of my grave hunting is in locations where I am not related to anyone. If someone I am managing is related to you, tell me the connection and ask for the transfer. Ask for all I have of a certain Surname if you want. I'm here to find them...managing them is, heh, just more work. And if I come across additional relatives to someone I transferred in the past, you'll be getting them without even asking.

I am not a numbers guy. The ultimate would be to be able give away 9 out of 10 of my people related to those folks. I take a lot of photos in the summer...and then make entries all winter long. I do this to help family members that will never come to see the stones near me or, even better, had no idea where that relative was interred at all.

While I do this to have fun and learn about the locals...I have 2 pet peeves.

1. Burial Unknown. found an obituary. This is Find A Grave...not find Some Info. A picture leads to an entry and I always check THAT cemeetery to see if the person is already there. I'm not looking thru all of the names of folks nobody has a clue where they are. Burial Unknowns are good for 30 days. After that MY entry is officially 'first'.

That leads me to the next pet peeve...

2. Plunking a person in a cemetery 'in the area'. If I find things like that I copy the info of the plunked memorial and paste it into the caption of MY gravestone photo on MY memorial. Then wait until someone MOVES their memorial to the correct cemetery...and try to tell me theirs was there the entire time.

Note: I consider any photo I post online to be Public Domain. You can use them where you like, just don't claim them as your own. Give credit (if at all) where it is due.

Now....back to the field of stones...

Cemeteries Worked :

::Hamilton County, IA::

Bethany - Completed
Blairsburg - Completed
Calvary - Completed
Cass - Completed
Evergreen, Jewell - In Process
First Presbyterian, Kamrar - Completed
Graceland - In Process
::Completed Sections in Graceland ::
::::Section 7
::::Section 8
::::Section 9
::::Section 10
::::Section 18
::::Section 20
::::Section 21
::::Section 22
::::Section 23
::::Section 25
::::Section 26
::::Section 27
::::Section 29
::::Section 32
::::Section 32A
::::Section 34
::::Section 35
Homewood - Completed
Liberty - Completed
Rose Grove - Completed
Saratoga - Completed
St Mary's - Completed
Williams - Completed

::Hardin County, IA::

Alden - In Process
::Completed Sections in Alden ::
::::Section 1
::::Section 2
::::Section 3
::::Section 4
::::Section 5 - Photographed
::::Section 6 - Photographed
Buckeye - Complete

:: Tama County

Crystal Twp Cemetery - Partial

::Webster County, IA::

Blanchard - Complete
Washington Twp Cemetery, Duncombe - In Process

::Wright County, IA::

French Church - Complete
Rose Hill - In Process

::Lynden, WA::

Monumenta - Partial
Lynden Cemetery - Partial
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Clayton Will
Whisler gravesites
Hi Michael.
Thank you for all you are doing. Never could have gotten all these pictures in without the gravestone photo's you have taken.
Could you give me management of all the Whisler family you have done. I have enough pictures I've started sponsoring to add more.
Thank You Clayton Will
Added by Clayton Will on Feb 01, 2016 8:35 AM
Diane Smith

#96387394 are my parents. Thank you for adding them.

Added by Diane Smith on Jan 23, 2016 5:18 PM
Debbie J
Henry Caraway
Hi, thanks for pointing the error in the ACHS cemetery records. I have corrected it. Really appreciate the correct info... Debbie
Added by Debbie J on Jan 09, 2016 10:08 AM
Bill Haseltine
Transfer - Mary
Michael (#47019133),
THANK YOU!!! for the Transfer of:
Mary Louise Londrigan Ahrens

Bill Haseltine
Find A Grave (#47181122)

Added by Bill Haseltine on Jan 05, 2016 8:38 PM
Marilyn Millikan
Robt. Caraway in Alden Cemetery, Hardin, Iowa
Thank you for taking this wonderful photo of Robert and Elizabeth (Newman) Caraway's double tombstone. When I enlarged the photo, twice, that's when I found her inscription also on the monument. MY CONCERN is that you have tied Robert to father Henry Caraway, buried in Scioto County, Ohio; Father Henry born in 1808 with a son Robert born in 1818? That makes only a ten year age difference. However, I can't help with that situation as I have just begun my Caraway research and don't have a father for Robert. Maybe the 1808 was a typo?
Added by Marilyn Millikan on Jan 02, 2016 2:36 PM
Judy Llamas
Annette King - #118124131
Hello, Michael,

My suggestion edit tab is defective, so I have to contact people this way. Your memorial for Annette is a dupe. Please see memorial #42548523. Would you mind moving your nice photo of her gravestone to the old memorial mentioned above? Many, many thanks!
Added by Judy Llamas on Nov 19, 2015 8:54 AM
Transfer Request
I am requesting a transfer of Find A Grave Memorial# 96533889. Samuel is my Great(3) Grand-Father. His son Frank - whom I have the honor of sharing a birthdate - is interred in Missouri.
I see you also have George 96462787, Joseph 148305159, and Samuel Jr 96533998 listed as well. I'd be happy to take those over as well. Most of all, thank you for the work you have put into finding and photographing these grave sites.
Added by TodRo on Nov 12, 2015 3:02 PM
L. Finley
John & Mary Storrs Frayne
Hi Michael,

Thanks so much for the transfers of my STORRS relatives, I appreciate it :)

Best wishes,
Added by L. Finley on Nov 01, 2015 2:03 PM
G Peterson
Michael appreciate all the work you have done in the area - I have a ? - Matilda Julia Foster Knoll #136324719 is posted in Graceland cemetery - her husband Samuel Knoll is in Homer cemeter - and now has 2 Matilda's attached as wife - one unknown unknown in Homer and the one you posted in graceland? Is it possible to tell where she actually is?
Added by G Peterson on Oct 06, 2015 9:56 PM
Kathy & Jerry Strickland
Thank you so much for creating the memorials and transferring them to me
Added by Kathy & Jerry Strickland on Sep 29, 2015 8:57 PM
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