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Michael (#47019133)
 member for 6 years, 26 days
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Bio Photo I started walking cemeteries in early 2012, though I have had a find-a-grave account for quite a while. Never considered it might get to be such a gripping hobby.

I take photos. What else can I say...walk, stop, snap a pic...keep walking. Pretty much wraps up what I do. I never planned on creating and managing memorials. I printed lists of ones others had made that needed photos. Filling an empty memorial with an image was just the start. Finally I just started taking a picture of every last stone I could find ('mowing the rows' is what they call it) and then make sure each and every name is memorialized on this website.

I will gladly transfer anyone that is not related to me (that is about 99% of them)...just let me know how YOU are related. It also means I send a lot of notes if the info on a page is in err...or if there is another name on a stone that the manager may want to add as well.

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 ::
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::::Section 32A
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 - In Process
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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Linda Linn
Hartinger transfer
Thanks for transferring another Civil War veteran to us.
Added by Linda Linn on Jun 02, 2014 5:52 AM
You might try the actual census.

I don't have an Ancestry membership nor do I financially subscribe to any genealogy site.

Otherwise, I'd be there for you.
Added by Carol on May 28, 2014 7:55 PM
Bawdens Buried in Glenview
Your Bawden Ancestry Msg Board:

I went to your Find A Grave list and didn't recognize anyone. I know there is a large group who ended in the Salt Lake City area.

Sorry I couldn't help you but thank you for posting them and taking marker pics.

I am a Bawden and have gone verifiably to 1753 in Cornwall.
Added by Carol on May 28, 2014 7:52 PM
Sue Ann Harfst
Arthur and Olive Martin
Hi, Michael,

Thank you so much for transferring them to me! You may rest assured that I will take excellent care of their memorials. Next trip through Iowa I may stop and see them for myself. I'd like that.

Sue Ann
Added by Sue Ann Harfst on May 17, 2014 6:43 PM
Shelly Bednar
baby Michael
Thanks Michael, you are very caring.
Added by Shelly Bednar on Apr 26, 2014 8:10 PM
Shelly Bednar
Michael Dean Segar
I was wondering if you could please transfer Michael's site to me. He was my baby cousin #115198436. I am the oldest cousin and I am doing family History for the Segars. Unless you are related to him of course. I would like to do a bio. I am originally from Webster City.
Added by Shelly Bednar on Apr 26, 2014 7:13 PM
Virginia Bright
Grace Belle McCoullough Fausch
Grace was married to my Grandfather Johannes (John) Edward Fausch. He is buried at Story Memorial Cemetery with his first wife. Thank you for your service. You can transfer this to me if you want.
Virginia (Fausch) Bright.
Added by Virginia Bright on Apr 13, 2014 12:49 PM
Kelly Marie Huper
Dahl graves
Thank you so much for the transfer of the graves to me! I really appreciate it.
Added by Kelly Marie Huper on Apr 12, 2014 11:00 AM
Linda Linn
Thanks for the transfer
Thanks for transferring Mr. Wheeler. I found a really neat picture of him in his Civil War uniform.
Added by Linda Linn on Apr 07, 2014 8:02 PM
Memorial 6360619
Thank you for the photo. Best wishes to you I your work here at Find-a-Grave.
Added by RoseOfThePlains on Apr 02, 2014 2:27 AM
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