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I started doing genealogy in 1996, when my husband's family passed around old photos and other information at a family reunion. I have been hooked every since!|
I am not sure how I stumbled onto the Findagrave site, but when I saw what they were doing, I decided to start putting on-line the information that I have. Then I realized the potential of this site, by housing grave stones before cemeteries could be destroyed by moving or vandals, I started driving to area cemeteries and copying headstone information.
Instead of creating memorial pages, I am concentrating on getting the "85 Million" memorials linked together. Don't get me wrong, I still make memorial pages as well as photograph cemeteries, however, my main interest right now is getting families linked together.
Please do not duplicate memorials! It makes it difficult to link families together and/or complete cemeteries when there are duplications. First do a search of the whole website AND then if you know the cemetery, search the cemetery as well...Thank you for your consideration.
Please make note: It is NOT a "numbers" game to me, I do this to honor the deceased! I spend upwards of 10+ hours a day on the computer working on findagrave.com. It does not matter who has the memorial page, if I can add information, I send it to the creator, if it is a relative and I have a photo, I add it to the memorial page...what is important here is NOT that I have maintenance of a relative's memorial page, it is that someone cared enough to go out and photograph that memorial so that I and future generations can see the headstone!
Not to upset or belittle anyone, but I WILL ONLY MAKE PERMANENT TRANSFERS WITHIN THE GUIDELINES OF FINDAGRAVE.COM that being 4 GENERATIONS: Spouses, Parents, Brothers and Sisters, Children, Grand-children, Grandparents, and Great-grandparents. Please use the "EDIT" tab to ask for EACH transfer. PLEASE STATE YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO THE DECEASED and your member id#, without these, your request will be deleted.
For EXTENDED FAMILY MEMBERS or all other requests, I will gladly make additions, corrections or links. PLEASE USE the "EDIT" TAB on the upper right-hand corner of the memorial to send the information. This sends me a direct link to the memorial page required to make the changes. I delete all requests left on my "bio" page or sent to me in a e-mail. Don't forget to send the memorial numbers for links.
If you are seeking transfer to "have all my family together" ~ use the virtual cemetery button. Then all of the memorials will be in the same "cemetery", and you can look at them daily.
Because others feel the same as I do about their hard work, I have also been working with others on "Teamwork Temporary Transfers" - see information below.
Please DO NOT leave biographical information and obituaries in a virtual flower. This is against findagrave.com policy...and the flower will be reported as "abused". As stated, I do make corrections when asked, as well as as try to give credit where credit is due.
Thanks to all of you who have sent additional information for the memorials.
"Teamwork Temporary Transfers" - I have started working with a few people on a project we are calling "Teamwork Temporary Transfers"...If we have a great deal of changes to be made to a memorial page or quite a bit of information to add to a bio section. I will request a transfer of the memorial page, make the updates and return the memorial page to the original creator. This involves TRUST. I will only request one or two memorials at a time. If you doesn't get transferred back...do not issue anymore memorial pages to anyone…its that simple. "Fool me once, shame on you... fool me twice, shame on me!" Please, give it a try.
When you click on "Transfer Management" the instructions state: "This action is PERMANENT and can not be undone." This is misleading. The PERMANENT implies that it will be lost to you FOREVER. That is true only if it NEVER gets transferred back to your control. The other aspect of TEAMWORK TRANSFER is that the person who contributes the research can add their name in the bio or notes with an embedded link. Contributors who say they will add information that you send to them don't always credit their source. They don't want others taking credit for the photos they post, but they don't think twice about taking credit for other people's research and just pass it off as their own.
I have also joined Find a Grave Volunteers of Southern Indiana.
I am also the County Keeper for Hancock County, Indiana.
Indiana Fallen Gravers
Michael L. "Mike" Hofmann
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|Leslie Riffle||Hall's from Indiana|
Genealogyfever...Thank you so much for linking my great aunt Luella Hall, and my great uncle Charles M Hall to their parents, John C Hall and Mary Jane Zook Hall. I'm at a brick wall now with the my great grandparents, John C Hall and Mary Jane Zook. If anyone has any info on them of any kind, Please let me know!! Thanks again!
|susie921||Jesse Bentley father of Ruby Bentley Campbell Westbrook|
I am trying to locate the source of the connection that Jesse Bentley (wife Harriet Larison) is the father of Ruby Bentley Campbell (Westbrook).
Does anyone know where this source is located?
Added by susie921 on Feb 15, 2014 10:51 PM
All the ones I requested are from one family. The first 2 are the parents, the rest are their children. If you'd like to link them, that would be great.
Added by Kristine on Feb 15, 2014 5:31 AM
I am very sorry for sending you the wrong links. I had made the memorials, and when I learned there already were some made for the same people, I deleted them.
The real memorial numbers are:
George C. Peavey - 115389347
Maria J. Doyle - 115389381
Frederick Peavey's memorial number is 43386143
|James (Jim) F. Kelly||Ruhle Jackson|
Thank you for the information on Ruhle Jackson.
If you would like me to transfer him to you, just let me know.
|Chuck X||Duplicate Removed|
Per your request, I've removed the Denty Rice memorial. Denty and his wife Dot (Dorothy) were friends of myself and my late wife from 35 years ago. They lived right behind us in Greenfield. After we moved away, we would still keep in touch, as visit sometimes, as my late mother also still lived in Greenfield. I last saw Denty a few months before he died. When my Wife died, I called down there to tell them, only to learn Denty had died also.
I did run a search before I posted and came up empty, but that sometimes happens on F-A-G.
Added by Chuck X on Feb 08, 2014 12:04 PM
|Carolina Grave Hunter||Sarah Rhorer|
What a WONDERFUL SURPRISE!
Thank you very much for the obit and for the additional details I did not have for her.
I have passed this along to my cousins and they will be thrilled as well.
Have a wonderful day,
I would just like to thank you for your hard work. I too spend a lot of time doing genealogy for friends and family and know how curial information on this site can be and that tomorrow is not promised I share what I have to others so that the information is not lost. Thanks for all that you do
|Agnes ||Bertha E. Anderson Skelton|
Hi! I am 99% sure that on Bertha's obituary on her Find A Grave site, her son Doyle was left out. Doyle was my husband's best friend and they drove semis together for years. He passed away in 1985 in Northern Ohio while on a run in the truck. I will have to check further to find out the name of the city. He is buried next to his Mother in Park Cemetery. I believe his name is Doyle Ray Skelton. Thank you for your time.
Added by Agnes on Dec 29, 2013 2:01 PM
|melissa harvey||William John Sparks|
I just figured out how to do it. Thanks!
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