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Chris (#46836790)
 member for 10 years, 2 months, 16 days
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Bio Photo I absolutely love genealogy and this website is a great tool to make sure those who have passed before us aren't forgotten. Old family photographs are a passion of mine so if you have photos of any of the individuals posted please add them and email me so I can see them! If you have documents/obits or anything else regarding any of my memorials I'd also love to see them. A decent majority of my memorials are in my tree.....we're all related somehow!

I understand how this website began (to record graves) but I do NOT subscribe to the theory that that's all it's for as it's really transformed itself (with photo options and edits/links it's become a WONDERFUL option for displaying actual family trees) Why not create as complete/accurate memorials of our ancestors as possible? So for those of you that don't agree with me we will have to agree to disagree. I will continue submitting corrections/links as I come across them. I'm not perfect but if I've submitted a correction I've researched it and have a reason for it - I am not submitting them willy-nilly.

With the release of Michigan marriage/divorce records through 1952 it's amazing to me the number of "starter" marriages I've found (and number of questions I get from people questioning spousal links I submit). If I've asked for a link to a spouse it's because I've proven they were married. It may not always be pleasant to add that 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) spouse to great grandma so and so but it's an accurate representation of history and quite frankly it's someone they loved at some point in time right?

I see those that complain about death certificates, etc being posted on memorials and how those "add nothing". That is absolute malarkey. How often are headstones wrong? Sometimes the only way to prove it (and keep incorrect edits from being submitted) is to add the certificate. I generally only add to my memorials but that's why a lot of them are there. If you come across a memorial that has photos, obits, death certs or anything else on them they are likely in my direct family line and I will not apologize for what I've added. If I've added something to one of your memorials (in years past) and you'd like it removed please contact me and I will.

I like to play nice on this website. I have made many neat connections and would much rather have fun with this than butt heads with someone. If you want to get along with me I'll get along with you. In genealogy connections are EVERYTHING - research assistance, etc. comes from your connections and the connections (and dare I say friendships) I've made on this site have been wonderful.

You are welcome to use my headstone photos in your personal family trees (consider this permission). I have always appreciated a note with credit to me and especially have appreciated those that have asked in the past. I gave up long ago fighting those that took my personal family photos and added them to their tree without my permission. At some point in life you just accept that there are inconsiderate jerks in the world and move on. I do enjoy it when I find the people labeled incorrectly. I'd gladly help fix it but I don't help thieves. Ultimately I've used this site to record for future generations and not sharing the photos defeats that purpose but geez people, show some class!

I don't subscribe to the transfer rules of findagrave so if you're related to or have a particular interest in someone that I have a memorial for please let me know how you're related and (unless they're in my direct line) I'll gladly transfer. This site has become about collecting numbers for some and I quite frankly could give a rat's patoot about numbers.

My biggest pet peeve are people that create duplicate memorials when it's blatantly obvious that a memorial already exists. I will always fix mine if I create one (name differences, transcription errors, etc) but some of what I've seen is just sheer laziness and I will report those whenever I find them. Please LOOK BEFORE YOU POST! You will never find me uncooperative with your requests so to duplicate one of my memorials is absolutely unnecessary (in addition to rude and against the rules).

That is all :). Happy graving!
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Chris Horne
Cora Manseau
Thank you so much for the attempt and information on Cora.
Added by Chris Horne on Jun 29, 2016 12:03 PM
Heather Cottrell
Thank you very much for the photo for Eliza Jane Churchill Webb. It is appreciated!

Added by Heather Cottrell on Jun 28, 2016 5:49 PM
Jim Easom
grave picture
Thank-you very much Chris for the grave marker picture for Billie Bushor in Oak Grove Cemetery in Manistee, MI. I appreciate it.
Jim Easom
Added by Jim Easom on Jun 28, 2016 3:30 PM
Donna Burkert Grothaus
Jane Hanson Memorial
Hi Chris, Thanks so much for sending the edit for Jane Smith Fowler Hanson's memorial. Perhaps the name name should be spelled Hanson, not Hanson. It would be great if you are able to find her grave site and submit a photo of a possible headstone. It would be good to know if her husband is also buried there. Jane was the twin sister of my great grandmother Laura Smith Barringer and I was pleased to finally find something of her life and death. I've now had my DNA tested through Ancestry and have had contact with several of Jane's descendants. Appreciate your efforts, especially having your little helper with you! Good luck with your searches! Donna
Added by Donna Burkert Grothaus on Jun 28, 2016 3:19 PM
Janice Hollandsworth
Milford Anderson
Thank you for the photo of his marker. I appreciate it.
Added by Janice Hollandsworth on Jun 28, 2016 1:23 PM
Debby Y.
Perfect! Thanks Chris!
Added by Debby Y. on Jun 27, 2016 7:33 PM
Debby Y.
Timmerman family
Chris, thanks so much for the great photos of the Timmerman family. It is greatly appreciated.
Added by Debby Y. on Jun 27, 2016 6:57 PM
Glenda Barry
RE: Jennie Stob
Hi Chris,

Thank you. My hubby has cancer from Agent Orange in Vietnam, prostate cancer, also double kidney cancer, lots of bad stuff going on. They removed half his right kidney and all his left kidney, he soon will need dialysis. But we still have much to be thankful for. Take care and let me know any time I can help you.

Added by Glenda Barry on Jun 08, 2016 6:38 PM
Glenda Barry
Jennie Stob
Hi Chris,

Sorry it has taken me so long to edit this. We have a lot of medical appointments and we are gone a lot. I've added the info you sent. Thanks for your help!

Added by Glenda Barry on Jun 08, 2016 6:28 PM
Beverly Walsh Polmanteer
Jean Ellen Yeakey Wetzel
Find A Grave # 84906385. You will find on Find A Grave# 163284228 that she is buried in Appleton Highland Cemetery in Appleton, Outagamie, WI.
I just stumbled on this in a cemetery search.
Added by Beverly Walsh Polmanteer on Jun 07, 2016 4:56 PM
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