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Joe Gibbens (#47088892)
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Bio Photo I began my interest in genealogy at about age 12 when I found interesting writings about previous generations of the family and I made copies for myself and kept them in a safe place because I thought it was fascinating. I still have those notes at age 69. I grew up in Wichita and San Antonio. Graduated high school in San Antonio.

I'm a Spec 5 Vietnam veteran married for 47 years with 3 children and 6 grand-children located in Wichita, Kansas.

I enjoy documenting graves so that others can find their kin easily and accurately. I'm grateful to those kind souls who have helped me in my research and am happy to return the favor. For every memorial I enter onto this site, that's another memorial that has a chance of getting into the right hands of family or friends.

Thanks to everyone who has sent encouraging and positive thoughts! I don't always have time to answer everyone back, but please know you too are appreciated.

Duplicates: It is never my intention to create a duplicate on purpose. If you come across a duplicate I have made, please use the SAC and let me know. Nicely, please. I'll be happy to remove it. Please don't create a duplicate of my memorials; I would rather you just ask for a transfer instead of creating a duplicate. I promise I won't grill you or make you prove your relationship to the deceased!

And for those that don't seem to get what a dupe is: If I enter a memorial on March 1st for Colby Smith and then someone else enters another memorial for the same Colby Smith on March 15th, the one entered on March 15th is the dupe, not mine.

Transfers: I will make transfers within Findagrave guidelines.

Photos: Please feel free to use any cemetery or grave photos I have posted on Findagrave for your personal use, public or private. For any photos of people, please contact me first. Some of them I have obtained permission to use from other sources and will need to run it by them first.

****If you volunteer on this website and decide you no longer want to maintain the records please transfer your records to someone who has an active account and willing to take over the records. I am one of many willing to take over records. This really will help reduce duplicates. It would also be a good idea to leave someone instructions on how to do make these transfers should you go inactive without warning.***** Thank You (Borrowed from another FAG Contributor)

Like so many other contributors, I've had to take my e-mail off my bio due to unsolicited, unwanted e-mails.

Thank you to findagrave member T.V.F.T.H. for allowing me to use the Duplicates and Photos language above.
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Don Blauvelt
RE: McAllister Family, greater Wichita
Thanks for the note. If John Howland first sailed on the leaky Speedwell from the coast of Holland to London, versus was waiting in London, my ancestor, Rev. John Robinson, blessed him on his way from Holland. John's niece Hasadiah, dau. of John's brother Arthur of Marshfield, was the 1st wife of my ancestor. Small world.
Added by Don Blauvelt on Dec 20, 2014 4:30 PM
Don Blauvelt
McAllister Family, greater Wichita
This morning I could swear that none of the memorials you maintain regarding a McAllister line at greater Wichita were "populated" with full vitals. I go on errands and view microfilm of the Londonderry, NH West Parish Church records regarding the immigrant McAllister ancestor, come back and have messages from those looking for links.

I must have sufficiently stirred the pot this A.M., or everyone by pure coincidence was on the same page at the same time. Thanks for the material and whatever else you may add. Kansas' vital and related records privacy laws make genealogy research difficult.

Added by Don Blauvelt on Dec 20, 2014 4:09 PM
transfering Memorial# 93275176
Thank you for the transfer Joe. Could you also transfer my Grandfather Memorial# 93275176.
Added by kevin on Dec 20, 2014 8:57 AM
Transfering Memorial# 93275195
Hi Joe,
Thank you for your service.
Could you transfer my Grandmothers Memorial# 93275195 to me, #48597387.
Added by kevin on Dec 19, 2014 2:35 PM
Thank you
Thank you so very much for transferring the management of the memorial of Josephine Orr to me. It means so much to me! Thank you for your courtesy and kindness!

Added by familysearcher on Dec 18, 2014 8:28 AM
nancy robison
RE: James Doane
Thank you. I was thinking he added in error.
Added by nancy robison on Dec 16, 2014 3:29 PM
Judy Mayfield
Merry Christmas to my wonderful friend.

Added by Judy Mayfield on Dec 14, 2014 8:26 AM
RE: Stella M
Actually interested and related! We share the same bloodline. Thank you Joe!
Added by kelabar on Dec 07, 2014 2:15 PM
marilyn jean wilson
evelyn whitworth tuxhorn
Added by marilyn jean wilson on Dec 07, 2014 4:12 AM
Cheryl White
Mary E Coleman Thompson
Thanks, Joe, for transferring Mary to me. I've added her obit and linked her to her husband, Clyde O. Thompson. Haven't found her Coleman people yet, though.
Added by Cheryl White on Dec 03, 2014 4:16 PM
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