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Carol Lynn White (#47579434)
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I have always been interested in family history, asking questions since I was a little girl. I took a genealogy class at church, and that was when my life changed forever. I was introduced to the computer, and the internet.
I have found people I didn't know. I found out their life stories, some of which really surprised and at times shocked me. I have also found living cousins who share my passion or a better word now is addiction.
I have also met some wonderful friends.

But, with the good comes the bad. I have also met some really mean people too. And, in this wonderful business of searching out and preserving our family history,this makes me sad.

I do want to point out, that I appreciate all of the volunteers who have created these memorials, and the volunteers who take and post photos on this site. As in anything worthwhile, it really does take a village. We cannot do all of this alone.

With that said, I am not a "collector" of memorials, of people I am not in some way related to, or do not know. I only want to manage family, which includes extensions of my family. I am still fairly new on this site, and I am learning through trial and error to make sure my memorials are correct. If I have a duplicate, it was NOT created on purpose. If I am aware of one, I try to rectify that, and ask for cooperation, not a power struggle over "ownership". To me, that is either silly, or selfish. I also don't need anyone to lecture me. I am an adult. I have reasonable thinking abilities, and I am willing to work with anyone if approached in a respectful, and courteous manner.

I understand the "guidelines" of Find-A-Grave, for direct family lines, and transfers. This should also include our spouses family. It is silly to me that we have to have two separate accounts to achieve the same goal.

I personally feel that family memorials should be willingly and lovingly transferred to family members. We are the ones who truly care about them.

I do not need to "Own" all of them,but I do want them to be as correct as possible, therefore,I have done a lot of edit requests.
I always leave a flower on their memorials, out of love, respect, and as a reminder that I was there to provide correct information and family links.

If I can be of help to anyone, please ask.
Carol Lynn


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Dani Alvey
Friend Request
Can John Alvey give you a call?
Added by Dani Alvey on Dec 24, 2014 5:30 PM
Memories From The Mist
RE: Floyd Brewer
You're very welcome...hope you have a very, merry Christmas!
Added by Memories From The Mist on Dec 24, 2014 8:39 AM
Cindy Lovell & Steve Hols
RE: Barnard query
Carol,
I went to the Mahaska county court house to look for G.W. Barnard's death record. Unfortunately death records for 1928 and several other years are now kept at the state level. I went to our local library and went though some old newspapers but found no record of his death there either.
Am I right in thinking that he remarried again in 1899 to Alice Graham Kaylor? If so they are both in Barnes City, Mahaska county, Iowa in 1925. After that?

Wish I could have been more help.

Steve
Added by Cindy Lovell & Steve Hols on Dec 15, 2014 10:03 PM
Cindy Lovell & Steve Hols
Barnard query
Carol, I have added your note to "Mary J. "Mattie" Wymore Barnard" memorial. (111749562) About George's wives being related. As for George... I photographed the entire Wymore Cemetery in July of 2012. I fairly sure that I got all of the stones. Having said that, my files shows that there were 10 stones which were unreadable. I don't know if you live close but if you don't and have a death date on him I could check our local court house for you.

Thank you for contacting us.

Steve

sghols@gmail.com
Added by Cindy Lovell & Steve Hols on Dec 10, 2014 5:22 PM
The Locator
RE: Larry Fleener
You are very welcome, glad I could help you with your research............
Added by The Locator on Dec 04, 2014 3:46 PM
Sharon Welch
William Moore
I have added your suggestion below to William Moores memorial
Thanks!

Their suggestion:
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William and Maggie had a son, John "Clifford", born about 1912 in Ottumwa. He had a wife named Dorothy L. I have not found birth or death records for him, only census and directory records
Added by Sharon Welch on Nov 24, 2014 10:35 AM
B. Pierson
RE: Leslie Cram
Carol. It's done. You are very welcome. Bobby
Added by B. Pierson on Nov 11, 2014 2:06 PM
B. Pierson
Leslie Cram
There is a Gladys S Cram lying next to Leslie. Any relation. I took a photo just in case you want it. Bobby
Added by B. Pierson on Nov 11, 2014 1:04 PM
Steve Kiner
RE: Schmitz in Ida Grove, IA.
I would think you should give her the information if you like. She is very good about adding information.
Added by Steve Kiner on Nov 10, 2014 5:29 PM
Steve Kiner
RE: Schmitz in Ida Grove, IA.
Sorry, ignore last message. I just realized you don't manage the two memorials.
Added by Steve Kiner on Nov 10, 2014 4:28 PM
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