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Michael (#47019133)
 member for 8 years, 7 months, 5 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
Haynie Cemetery - Partial
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Addison Trueblood
Thank you for the great photo and also for correcting me on which cemetery he is in. I have made the correction.
Thank you again for your time and contributions to Find A Grave!
Added by Ancestral Sleuth on Jan 10, 2017 8:53 PM
Anna Marie Dilley
Sorry about that
Added by Betty on Jan 09, 2017 3:51 PM
Anna Marie Hughes
Michael, We have two entries by mistake for Anna.
Mine was dated 26 Jul 2012. Thank you, Betty
Added by Betty on Jan 09, 2017 3:34 PM
Hi Michael,
I apologize for taking so long to leave a word of thanks but I do appreciate the time you took to fulfill my photo request.
Added by Aspasia on Jan 07, 2017 6:48 AM
John Sharkey
Hi Michael,
Thank you for transferring the two Caruth Memorials to me.
John Sharkey
Added by John Sharkey on Dec 22, 2016 5:31 AM
Homrighouse memorials
Thanks for the transfers.
Added by Glenn on Dec 17, 2016 6:51 AM
Bryan Baker
Thanks so much for creating & transferring my cousin Bertha Haswell Miller and her family to me! Keep up the great work you do!!
Added by Bryan Baker on Dec 11, 2016 1:15 PM
Lester Cox photo
Thank You
Added by Alice on Dec 05, 2016 7:35 PM
Conner pix
Appreciate your help. I also did not have who he was married to. Thinking it is Rozella, even tho they are not tied together & I cannot read her stone. Would you happen to have a close up of the stones?
Added by C J on Dec 04, 2016 1:08 PM
G Peterson
Thank you for posting photo for Teresa and Thomas !
Added by G Peterson on Nov 22, 2016 8:28 PM
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