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MarillaW (#47325501)
 member for 4 years, 3 months, 29 days
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1. Edits and other changes.
I am usually delighted to process your edits or suggested corrections. However I will neither do your data entry nor edit your spelling and punctuation. If information can be entered in specific fields, you will need to do that through the new edit system and I will accept or decline it. Other suggested changes such as biographies or obituaries or requests for transfers will be honored via the "Suggest any other correction or addition" which sends me an Email with a link to the page and to you. I might fact check your information through resources available to me.
2. Transfers
I will transfer any memorial I have created on request except those for
a. my own ancestors or in my virtual cemeteries.
b. Nor will I transfer to anyone who is listed as "Anonymous" and has a blank profile. It is difficult to trust someone who is so concealed.
c. Nor will I transfer to the terminally rude unless you document the four generation proximity of relationship required by the FAQ.
3. Photos
I give explicit permission to copy and use any photo I have taken and posted on Find a Grave for your own genealogical purposes. No need to ask.

I am a retired Episcopal priest who has done genealogical work for her own family since 1990. I used to serve as a Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness volunteer for Cottonwood County before that site closed. I'm still willing to do lookups. This is easy to do, as I live within a mile of the Courthouse and Historical Society. Or you can contact the Historical Society at They charge $10. per hour plus copying for research.

I am nearly done doing whole small cemeteries in Cottonwood County, Minnesota. The five of us working on that have finished all but the three city cemeteries. If I have been able to post a photo on the front page of a cemetery in CC you will find my status notes in the caption. [Feb 2013] Working on Mountain Lake from photos & register and Lakeview from a list. I am also working on comprehensive postings for columbaria in Minnesota Episcopal churches.

My daughter thinks graving is a waste of time but I point out that it gets me out for a walk up and down "rows" in the cemetery. And a friend of hers pointed out that considering all the recent zombie movies it's good to remember this: It is far better to be looking for dead people than to have dead people looking for you! Enjoy!
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Messages left for MarillaW (372)[Leave Message]
RE: Cora P Whitney Smith
Glad to be of help. Unfortunately, couldn't get to the pic on Ancestry without a membership which I don't have at the present time. I did take a bunch of pics in the same area and will be uploading them soon. Unfortunately, none were for Cora Smith. Yes, the fall colors are still really nice.
Added by Sue on Nov 15, 2014 5:08 PM
RE: Koeps in Windom Memorial Garden
Thank you it is very much appreciated. Kris.
Added by Kris on Nov 03, 2014 11:22 AM
Amy Robbins-Tjaden
RE: Tomke/Tonka
Thank you very much. I appreciate you adding the SAC and for explaining the name thing on her memorial. Cheers.
Added by Amy Robbins-Tjaden on Nov 02, 2014 9:15 AM
Nancy Roberts
Ann Morton
Thank you so much for the info on Ann Morton. I really appreciate it.
Added by Nancy Roberts on Oct 26, 2014 11:34 PM
RE: Anna Balzer's first husband
Thank you!
Added by Thistleymeadows on Oct 25, 2014 3:10 PM
Darold Heddlesten
RE: Dolly C. Morton
Not 100% sure of the birth date. The break goes through the date. Where are you coming from if I might ask?

Added by Darold Heddlesten on Oct 19, 2014 11:17 AM
Darold Heddlesten
Dolly C. Morton
The Wife of Eben Morton. Born Jan 27, 1825

Died Dec 01 1869

Is this any help to you?
Added by Darold Heddlesten on Oct 18, 2014 4:44 PM
George M. Whitney
I added his mother's full name. Thanks for the heads up.

Added by Ryan-O on Oct 18, 2014 2:48 PM
David L Aten Sr
Mabel E Thurmer Leighty
I have "Rebuilt" her Memorial #137331345 using your information and adding other facts. Thank You Very much for your submissions. Working together, it works!!!!
Added by David L Aten Sr on Oct 18, 2014 10:48 AM
David L Aten Sr
RE: Curtis Leighty in Lakefield
Thanks for reply. I probably made corrections before I found duplicate. Good excuse, right. When we find errors we try to correct as best we can, whom ever made them. I will check the remaining memorial and make corrections is needed. Keep up the good work. It takes all our efforts to make this work. And from the number of memorials it looks like it is!! Have a wonderful day.
Added by David L Aten Sr on Oct 16, 2014 11:08 AM
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