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Alva Van Houten (#47186828)
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Bio Photo I have been a genealogist for over twenty years. As part of my research, I photographed family gravestones and have posted them (and others) on Findagrave. Anyone wanting these posted photos (for their own family research) is welcome to make copies or to contact me for a copy.
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Since I wrote the above, my interest in posting to Findagrave has changed. I started with just my family tree, but I have expanded to doing unrelated gravestones & memorials also. Because of personal issues I will not add genealogical information to memorials that is not on the gravestone, unless I personally do the research. By doing this I avoid the issue of what the sources are. The exception to this is my own family tree which I have deeply researched in primary sources. Regarding the memorials I have added that are not related to me, I will be happy to and would rather transfer them to a relative of any degree or other person with a vested interest. This is because I believe that a related person will do a better job of maintaining and have more information to add to a memorial along with having more motivation to see to the linking of related persons on Findagrave. But PLEASE LET ME KNOW YOUR RELATIONSHIP to the requested memorial as part of your transfer request. If you choose to ignore my relationship information request I will choose to ignore your transfer request. Because of my health issues, in the future any requests for changes to unrelated memorials I have, will result in them being transferred to the person requesting the changes. So I am requesting relationship information the same as a transfer request. I hope this is OK with all. Thank you.
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JNM
Allings transfer
I have transcribed the obits of David and his wife, if you would be so kind to transfer these to me so I can add info I would appreciate it. I have no relation to these memorials but am interested in Rockford history
memorial #'s as follows, thanks.
125732940

125732956
Added by JNM on Mar 06, 2014 5:56 PM
Valerie Boyd
Goodwin Cemetery (Peoria County, Illinois)
I noticed you have written an extensive bio on this cemetery. May I inquire as to where you came by this information and are you related to the Goodwin family. I am a direct descendant of Joseph, the original land owner through his daughter Delilah and always on the look out for relatives while doing my research.

Thank you,
Valerie Boyd (#47014668)
Added by Valerie Boyd on Jan 15, 2014 4:30 PM
Leslie P. Fowers
McPhetridge transfers
Thank you so much for transferring our grandparents to us. Bio info and family links will be added
It is because of people like you, who go out of your way to assist us, that we are able to link to our family members.
Leslie P. Fowers 46928696
Added by Leslie P. Fowers on Dec 13, 2013 1:30 PM
priscilla ross-fox
Thank you
Thanks for the transfer of George Bangs...I have my work cut out for me! LOL
Added by priscilla ross-fox on Nov 26, 2013 8:46 PM
Sheila White Hughes
Roy and Marian Kloepping
Thank you very much for the transfer of Roy and Marian to me. I appreciate it. --Sheila
Added by Sheila White Hughes on Nov 21, 2013 6:48 PM
JKMartin
RE: Sarah Colvin
You're welcome. You might also want to go change the dates and add her month, day, year and place of birth and death.
Added by JKMartin on Oct 28, 2013 7:27 PM
Karen Klemm Pinckard
Beck
Alva,
Than You so much for the Beck transfers. My mother will be thrilled to see her father's family linked together. Karen
Added by Karen Klemm Pinckard on Oct 21, 2013 3:49 AM
MHoldzkom
Joe W Taggart
Thanks so much for uploading the photo of Joe Taggart's gravestone. He was a big fan of the circus and built some of the most amazing and detailed models of circus wagons imaginable. And such a simple gravestone. It doesn't suit the man's talent and creativity!
Added by MHoldzkom on Oct 15, 2013 12:56 PM
Teresa Wieman
Ammermann desdendent
You asked about the children of Engelke Ammermann. My husband is descended from Maidie Ammermann Wiemann & her husband Christian. Are you part of the family?
Added by Teresa Wieman on Oct 05, 2013 1:40 PM
shootski
Morris Fitzpatrick
Alva

Thanks for posting the photo of Mr. Fitzpatrick's headstone.

Mr. Fitzpatrick was a 1st Lt. in the 444th Bomb Group, 58th Bomb Wing, 20th Air Force during WWII. The 444th was one of the Bomb Groups that introduced the B-29 Superfortress into the war.

I have sent this info and his obit to the memorial owner.

Shootski
Added by shootski on Sep 29, 2013 5:53 AM
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