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Kathleen Englebretson (#47705227)
 member for 4 years, 4 months, 10 days
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Bio Photo Nov 2015: A bit about manners and rudeness. We all make mistakes. Sometimes people like me who adds thousand of names just to be helpful can only go by the info on the tombstone. A couple of e-mails I have gotten in the recent past went like this:

Kathleen, I'm writing to ask you if you would kindly delete this memorial for -------. I had checked to see if one was made shortly before you made yours and there was none. So I did extended work on his whole family here in Connecticut then returned to "Henry" and made his a few weeks later. When "Bulldog", the photographer who took the gravestone photos for my memorial pointed out today that there was another one already made, I didn't know what to do but write and explain the situation. I hope you understand. Thank you and God bless you for all your work on findagrave.

Another went like this: I recently created a FAG link for my family. I see you created a link 2 years ago. You will remove your "duplicate" immediately so that I can keep mine.

Guess which request I honored?

Pictures: I am sure it is safe to say that the majority of us picture takers are amateurs. This means that sometimes we don't always get the best pictures--- Weather, bad stones, bad timing, just plain bad luck. If I get a picture that is better than yours please don't be offended as I am not offended if someone gets a better one than mine. To me it is just like editing a name or date. We want the best we can get.
I don't set out to duplicate pictures. I take hundreds of pictures at one time and worry about duplicates after I get home.

This is a hobby, I don't think anyone gets paid (If you do--let me know how!) This is suppose to be fun. Too much griping, insults, etc. will only discourage people from doing this. Newbies will make mistakes. I will check a person's profile to determine how to respond. I need this service and hope you do, too.

I was was born and raised in Marshfield, WI. I have been deeply involved in genealogy for over 25 years. Along with research, I also work in a Family History Center and teach classes, do demos, etc. I am willing to do research for most requests. I am well located for Wood, Clark, Marathon and Taylor counties. Lincoln and Portage are also near by.

This is my system for doing cemeteries. I have a government job that has strange hours and erratic appointment times. I have learned to carry a camera and area cemetery maps with me at all times. I may have minutes or hours in between things so that may determine how many pictures get taken. I take a picture of every stone as time allows including cleaning up the really nasty ones. I do look over the requests but do not "claim" them because I don't know when I will get them downloaded so that may explain why "requests" are filled "hit and miss". (It's also really to hard to see all those tiny photos in my program to pick and chose certain ones!)I have taken as few as 200 pictures to 800+ per cemetery visit depending on time and the size of the cemetery. I multi-task in front of the TV at night.

Please feel free to use my photos anyway you want. I believe in sharing. No special request is needed.

Also I do not care if you use my personal e-mail to contact me about edits but PLEASE include the name, cemetery and FAG number. I have been getting too many e-mails without this info and since the majority of my contributions are complete strangers to me, it is hard to respond properly with out this info.
Feel free to ask for transfers. Except for my own family I have no special attachment to the 1000's of photos I have taken. I think the comedian Rodney Dangerfield said "Take them, PLEASE, they're mine!"
Recently, I made an observation--Delete and Deliver both begin with "de" which explains why when I am tired I may hit the wrong one so if I don't respond or make an edit try again. I also noted that other words begin with "de" like dementia, demented, delusional and delirium, which explains the rest of me.
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Jim Sindberg
Kathleen, thank you for the transfers. All the data I have entered is data I personally have seen in church, emigration, and census records. I lived 2 years in Denmark and several years in Washington. Jim
Added by Jim Sindberg on May 31, 2016 6:10 PM
Luella Hinrichsen
Sindelar in Fordham
Kathleen I wanted to thank you for the correction of the names, you have added really nice photos! I read your bio and like what you said, I, like you take extra measures to see if the memorial has already been added, for you to find the misspelled memorials and send the edits tells me where your heart is, I try to do likewise. Keep up the great work! Luella
Added by Luella Hinrichsen on May 31, 2016 12:24 PM
Gordon Preston Johnson
when you get a chance can you make a change to his year of birth. You have 1822 instead of 1922. His idea # is 116080589. Thank you Katie
Added by ChesserKat on May 26, 2016 10:13 AM
Annie Simmons
Cecelia G Cumberland Leonard
ID 159599176
Cecelia is one of my many cousins that I have now found. Can you please transfer her to me.

Added by Annie Simmons on May 22, 2016 4:51 PM
Genealogy Girls
Plz check the Radandt family in Rest Lawn
According to the Marathon County Historical Society, Edward Radandt 1877-1942, he is clearly buried in Pine Grove. Check to make sure the family plot you have list is in the right cemetery. I know its hard to tell where one cemetery stops and where the next one begins in that area.Edward already has a memorial up in Pine Grove.

Edward Radandt died at St. Mary’s Hospital in Wausau on December 21, 1947. He is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery in Wausau, WI.

I may be totally wrong. I just came across the snafu while researching.

Thanks and have a wonderful day!

Added by Genealogy Girls on May 20, 2016 12:41 PM
T Reed
RE: Baby
Just sent you the info on 149854294 then realized that the information is pending from a request we sent you a few days ago. thanks
Added by T Reed on May 19, 2016 8:20 PM
T Reed
RE: Baby
The records from the cemetery have a last name of Whitney. Infant Son of George K and R. E. Whitney. Born & Died 1/12/1885.
Added by T Reed on May 19, 2016 8:18 PM
Tim Koenig
Thanks Kathleen.
I want to publicly thank my high school classmate Kathleen for all the contributions she's made to the Find-A-Grave site. Among the tens of thousands of memorials Kathleen created are more than a dozen which she graciously transferred to me to "flesh out". (Five more transferred just yesterday.) She's saved me the trouble traveling to Wisconsin to track down cemetery records and photograph grave markers.
Added by Tim Koenig on May 17, 2016 11:47 AM
T Reed
RE: Baby Grave and 162314952
We are correcting the information on your baby,# 149854294, thanks for the sharp eye and quick response. We also added the block, lot & grave along with birth and death date.

I also made the middle name son as that what was in the cemetery records. Records stated, son of George K. & R.E. Whitney, which we have attached.
Added by T Reed on May 16, 2016 6:51 PM
Beth (Pflug) Heiney
Leroy Wayne Behrens
Kathleen, Do you happen to remember, when you took the photos of Leroy Behrens at Immanuel Cemetery in Marshfield, WI, was his military headstone beside the headstone of him and his wife, Corrine? There is another page for this man that has him buried in Hillside Cemetery with the same headstone as the one you photographed, so wondering if the headstones are together at Immanuel or if there are two sites? The photos you took are on page 86620058
Added by Beth (Pflug) Heiney on May 15, 2016 5:05 AM
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