|Richard K Thompson (#46900770)|
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I started my own family genealogy research in Jan. 2007 using records compiled by my parents and grandparents to start with. I then discovered the Find A Grave website and found several pictures of headstones of relatives in Texas taken by a group of photo volunteers. To 'pay it forward' I registered as a photo volunteer in my area of Jefferson County, Iowa (with over 19,000 total photos so far, over 800 for photo requests!). I also make memorials where needed and put in as much family information as possible and relationship links to help others with their family research. The memorial guidelines on F/A/G keep changing day-by-day so past memorials don't always conform to 'new' guidelines. |
My family lineage is: Thompson & Thomas (Texas and KY) and Kingdom/Woodworth (Ohio) primarily.
I will be glad to transfer most any memorials I have made for others (not my close family in Ohio, Missouri, Kentucky, and Texas, though) during the course of my local cemetery visits in the Jefferson County, Iowa area (or other cemeteries in other counties that are identified with my entries). Since discovering a branch of my own family (back 300 years, over a couple of siblings, and forward again 300 years) that settled in this area of SE Iowa in the late 1800's,I have been finding and linking and adding info for many of these family groups. I have access to local library and courthouse records to make the entries more informative if possible; but if someone is closer in relationship then I'll be glad to make transfers outside of the guidelines especially if additional information can be added. Feel free to ask!
I enjoy walking the cemeteries in response to a single photo request and then finding many additional family members that someone requesting the initial photo was unaware of. My record so far was finding over 50 family individuals in three cemeteries as a result of a single photo request made for this area! They are now each with memorials, links, often obituary information, and headstone photos.
It is good to know that these deceased families and individuals are now remembered.
I have also documented with memorials and, if possible, headstone photos, several entire small, rural cemeteries to keep them preserved for future generations.
I use the genealogy resources of the Jefferson County Genealogy Society at the Fairfield Public Library for much of my local "documentation" and sourcing; I also take advantage of the courthouse vital records and probate materials to examine first hand some of the materials that help me put on genealogy information and determine relationship links for my memorials, and to suggest corrections or updates to memorials made by other contributors where possible. Of course, there are online genealogy websites that I often use as well to confirm or not confirm some family information and relationships.
Note: I (and others) also contribute headstone photos to Iowa Gravestones Photo Project website for linking purposes from the IaGenWeb.org/Jefferson county genealogy website. My screenname on IGPP is "thompsonrb" (which provides an email link to me).
I strive to have my memorials as accurate as possible but errors or mis-information in my sources happens. If you see errors or corrections, I'm glad to make them. "Edit"/SAC is best, but direct emails or public messages are ok. If not by SAC try to provide the memorial number because just providing names doesn't alway ensure I know who you are wanting updated, especially in cases where there are fathers and sons with the same name. My Ouiji board is broken and I can't read minds.
I much prefer working with contributors who use their real names rather than initials or quirky screen names. I'm a bit old fashioned: in real life I address people by their given name, unless they use a 'regular' nickname. Getting or sending contacts to others who use only initials (gender non-specific) or quirky screen names is not how I was raised to address people, especially since memorials on FindAGrave are for people with real given names.
Being forced to send a SAC to another contributor as "Dear RubberDuckyLover" devalues the respect that I feel that the deceased deserve.
//Richard - /February 6, 2013 (profile updated)
Except in very, very rare circumstances I will not knowingly link to a Burial Unknown (BU) memorial. As much as I like to link family members, the use of Burial Unknowns for memorials has been used too often by some contributors who don't do the homework needed to establish the burial locations, let alone finding out proper birth and/or death dates. I reserve the right not to link to a Burial Unknown memorial if I feel that such a listing is not justified or misleading.
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|Alex Roller||RE: Filson headstone photos|
Thank you very much for the photos. I am grateful for your kindness and sincerely appreciate all your help.
Have a great day!
|Sharon Welch||George Martin|
Thanks so much for trying to find George Martins grave in Maple Hill Cemetery. I was almost positive that he was buried there but not 100% sure. I have removed his memorial and the request, to detour any other confusion until I figure out his buriel site. Thanks Again and sorry for your trouble.
|Jeannine (Booton) Hall||William Sinclair Booton|
Thank you so much for sharing the information you found on William and his second wife. Your work is greatly appreciated, and kindly accepted. As well, you have taken the time to photograph their marker.
Thank you again!!
|Della Meize||Francis Miksch|
Thanks so much for taking the time to take the great photo of Francis Miksch's headstone.
I truly appreciate it, and I know that the rest of the family will too!
Your contribution to Find-A-Grave is so very appreciated!
Just another THANK YOU for the obits and other research you've poured into Find A Grave. It has helped me immensely with my lineage. Very appreciative for all your the time and your work and effort.
|Ron & Linda J||RE: Samuel Bailey Ross photos|
I am so glad we could help. I agree, Findagrave is a godsend for ancestral research. I have used it extensively and always enjoy helping others with thier research.
We walked the cemetery and my wife was the one to find the site, so I owe her dinner. :)
The weather today was a little off and on, but luckily it held off for a while.
Once again, glad we could help.
Ron and Linda Jackson
|Angala Gregorie||RE: Helen Sears|
Charles Edward Hendricks
Birth: Oct. 1, 1911
Death: Dec. 22, 1939
written on his page @ find a grave.com
Husband of Gwendyne Sears Hendricks, a native of Lineville, Wayne county, Iowa. Her maiden family of Sears appears to have a number of FindAGrave memorials (most with headstone photos) in Evergreen cemetery, Lineville, Wayne county, Iowa. This contributor does not know at this time if Gwendyne remarried, and if so to whom, and where she is buried. Any clarification would be greatly appreciated (Note: a search of Wayne county IAGenWeb/Wayne county website contains a notice that "H. Gwendyne Sears" graduated from Lineville High School on May 17, 1935. It is quite possible that the spelling of "Gwendene" in Charles' obituary should have been "Gwendyne".)
I've found that his wife was
Helen Gwyndene Sears
Birth 21 Feb 1918 in Grand River, Wayne, Iowa
Death 12 Dec 1968 in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona
Perry Disson Sears 1899 – 1992
Gladys Genevieve Belvel 1901 – 1922
|Angala Gregorie||Helen Gwyndene Sears|
i saw on her husbands post that you where looking for information for.
Helen would have been my 4th cousin. And from family Rec. and what i have been able to trace this is what I have found. Hope it helps.
Vital Death Information
12 Dec 1968
Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona
|C & N Rasmussen||Corp. Nathan Hendricks|
Thanks for contacting me about Corp. Hendricks' parents. I have linked him to them. Have a great day!
|karen ahn||Lois Long|
Thanks for the information have posted it. Karen
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