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Shawnell (#47005213)
 member for 8 years, 4 months, 22 days
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I became interested in genealogy in the early 1970s when my mother got a family tree book for Christmas. It seems like most of the family and extended family also shared that interest. Obtaining information was a very slow process back then. Sometimes it took weeks, or even months, to get a reply. Needless to say, I love the internet for finding info or new places to write to find more detailed information.

After reading numerous bios posted by FAG members I find I am not alone in the opinion that there are members seemingly in a race to add or collect and manage as many memorials as possible with no regard for the accuracy of the information they post, nor the correction requests submitted to them by anyone, and refuse to transfer management for any reason...including to family members of the deceased. I cannot help but feel sorry for these FAG managers because they not only dishonor our ancestors, they also dishonor themselves with their selfishness, greed, closed mindedness.

This is not a race to amass as many memorials as possible by posting minimal or incorrect information. This is not the place to exercise your control over others by refusing to add/correct data or refusing to transfer management to those who care. Find a Grave is a means to honor all those who have gone before us, to honor all of our ancestors.

Posting these memorials can be an honorable thing to do as long as the information is correct. When I find incorrect information on a memorial of interest (relatives) I contact the manager, supply accurate information, and allow an appropriate amount of time for those corrections to be made. If the corrections are not made, I may request a transfer of management so I can make the necessary corrections. (obviously not always successful).

The honor and glory goes to all those who understand the higher purpose of this site, I thank each and every one of you for either editing the memorials or transferring them so others can make the necessary corrections. Honor is earned by the quality and accuracy of the memorials, not by the number of memorials managed.

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Messages left for Shawnell (31)[Leave Message]
RE: Elias Lahti #146928930
you are very welcome!
Added by Alice on Jul 03, 2016 8:40 PM
Hermon Jenkins 121232514
I can't remember doing any research on that person.
All that must have been sent in as edits by others.
I will try to delete those names is the program allows me. Otherwise I will delete the entire page.
Will be in Beaver City later this year and can check to see if there is an obit.
KE Fleming
Added by KEFleming on Jul 02, 2016 4:08 PM
RE: Elias Lahti #146928930
Very happy to have helped you out.
Added by Alice on Jul 01, 2016 8:18 PM
RE: Edwin and Phebe Wood
You're very welcome. I took a picture from further away too. Probably about 10 feet away. It gives an overview of the area. Would you like for me to add it to the memorial or e-mail it to you? I didn't know if you wanted all the background or not so I didn't want to assume and just post it.
Please let me know.
Added by Nick on Dec 11, 2015 10:32 PM
Edwin and Phebe Wood
I found Edwin and Phebe Wood. They are on top of the small hill in the cemetery. Very nice location.
Added by Nick on Dec 11, 2015 6:22 PM
RE: photo on Memorial# 23297117
Follow up I wanted to share with you:
Someone sent me a correction on the photo. I was concerned because dress of man in picture was not correct for Ambrose Foster's time period. Picture is actually Ambrose's grandson Charles Ambrose Foster. I moved the photo to his page and put in a corrected explanation. Sherry
Added by Sherry on Jun 25, 2015 2:56 PM
RE: photo on Memorial# 23297117
I do not have the original. If you click on the photo, the description will come up, which includes the place I got it. I did get permission to post the photo. Let me know if you can't pull it up.... Sherry
Added by Sherry on Jun 24, 2015 10:44 AM
RE: Looking for the lost

Mats/Matz Hirrie is listed in several mine-deaths archives. I did a bit of digging this morning and found a BC death certificate from him - he was 32 years old, from Finland. He was a bit tricky to find because some archives have him listed as Henri Metz/Matz (reversing the first and last names). If you send me an email ( gkjakobs (at) hotmail (dot) com ), I can forward you the death certificate. He is supposed to be buried in Nanaimo Municipal Cemetery. I could send in a request to the cemetery office and see if they have a range/plot for him. No promises of a headstone though - lots from that era were just wooden markers which are long since gone.
Added by Gigi on Apr 20, 2015 8:27 AM
RE: McCurdy family
This one is 1894 so not the same one. :(
Added by KsCityKim on Mar 30, 2015 7:03 PM
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RE: Ida Landis edit
I looked thru all the Duncans' that I have posted but haven't discovered either Arch or Margaret/Molly. I looked thru the Fairview/New Hope cemetery records but they are not listed.
Added by Member #47019839 on Mar 30, 2015 6:12 PM
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