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Joe Gibbens (#47088892)
 member for 5 years, 6 months, 17 days
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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 68. I grew up in Wichita and San Antonio. Graduated high school in San Antonio.

I'm a Spec 5 Vietnam veteran married for 46 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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Barb Jones
Clara Ohm
Thanks for catching my typing error!!
Added by Barb Jones on Aug 01, 2014 8:28 AM
Waverly and Felice Winfrey
Hi Joe,

Thank you for processing all my suggested links and additions -- and so quickly! I appreciate it! I'm sorry I forgot to add some of them earlier!

Valerie Williams
Added by Valerie on Jul 31, 2014 4:23 PM
Cuba and Waverly Winfrey
Hi Joe,

Thank you for connecting Waverly Winfrey to his mother, Cuba -- and so quickly too!

Valerie Williams
Added by Valerie on Jul 31, 2014 4:03 PM
Bill Hart
Bloomer City Cemetery

I am finally done entering over 1800 pix for this cemetery. I really appreciate that you were willing to do all the edits I sent you. In the end, it really adds correct detail to lots of memorials. Now, I just have 754 memorials and pix to add. But, for good news, I should not be bothering you again, until we cross paths at another cemetery. My next project will be Saint Pauls & Saint Judes Cemetery, also in Bloomer.

Thanks again, Bill Hart
Added by Bill Hart on Jul 30, 2014 7:36 PM
Julie Linneman
Margaret Magnuson
I apologize, but I made a mistake in asking you to link this person to the parents I selected. After you made the correction, I discovered that there was another Margaret P Gibson in Kansas and that was the one I wanted. I submitted a removal request by blanking out the parents. Thanks for your help.
Added by Julie Linneman on Jul 30, 2014 5:03 PM
Curt Gehl
Thanks for transferring Luke Gehl...
Added by Curt Gehl on Jul 29, 2014 6:02 PM
Lani Bartelt
John Neumann transfer
Thanks Joe for transferring John Neumann over to me.
Lani Bartelt
Added by Lani Bartelt on Jul 29, 2014 2:58 PM
RE: Richard Dean Ryle
Added by Ann on Jul 28, 2014 10:09 AM
Richard Dean Ryle
Are you related to Richard Ryle?
Added by Ann on Jul 28, 2014 9:25 AM
Melvin Bakken
I have photographed the entire Riverview Cemetery in Savage, Mt. and have received obituaries for all the memorial pages, from the MonDak Heritage Center in Sidney Mt. I am not related to Melvin Bakken but if you are not either, wondered if you would transfer his memorial so that I can add his full obituary? If not I will send you the full obit to put on the site.
His number is 64576707 and if you are willing to transfer my number is #47118548.
Thank you for your consideration.
Added by Vernette on Jul 27, 2014 2:11 PM
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