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Brian Tingley (#47066227)
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Bio Photo I became active in researching my genealogy in 1997. In the process of tracing the ancestry of my four grandparents, I found many cemeteries that did not have a master list of those buried there or at least a current one. The first such cemetery that I surveyed was Grace Lutheran Cemetery near the little village of Ophiem in Henry County, Illinois in 1998.

My genealogy work continues and I've surveyed several other cemeteries since Ophiem most notably Ash Hollow Cemetery near Lewellen, NE. My current project is to obtain as many obituaries as I can for those interred at Ash Hollow.

Genealogy is an exciting and rewarding endeavor. I am continually amazed at the generosity of the genealogy community and Find A Grave is such a fine example of what this community can do. I'm grateful that I can offer something to repay all the kindness and help that I have received since I began my research by contributing to Find A Grave!
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 • 2,049 Memorials Added
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 • 6 Memorials/Week
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Janet Hickman
Matilda Newton
Hi there: Several days ago I asked if you would attach her memorial to her parents. Please check your edit box. Thank you.
Added by Janet Hickman on May 16, 2015 6:29 AM
Updates at St. Leo's Palmyra
Thanks, Brian for adding the obits at St. Leo's for Tom Beecham, Ann Spratt and all of the other connections you have made there, It is an ongoing project for me.
Added by Margaret on Apr 26, 2015 12:13 PM
Kay photo-Greenwood Cemetery
May I use your photo in my tree? Thanks for your consideration! Bob
Added by Bjensen on Jan 19, 2015 9:16 AM
Minnie Pollan- SWC Cemetery
I just took your photo request for Minnie Pollan. She is not buried with Frank. Also, I have the book for Southwest City Cemetery, there is no Frank Pollan listed. There is Benjamin F., Fern, Mary J., Richard, Robert, Rosa, and Sterling. If I can be any more help, please let me know. Anita
Added by Anita on May 31, 2014 12:40 PM
Kay photo-Greenwood Cemetery
May I use your photo in my Ancestry tree? Thanks for considering! Bob
Added by Bjensen on Feb 11, 2014 10:28 AM
Peggy Bartling
Children of Herman Ensign Fairchild
Hi Brian, would you please connect:
Alice Margaret Fairchild Knoell Williams # 49948344 and Frank D. Fairchild # 117837276 to their parents Herman Ensign Fairchild #31311339
Margaret Van Patton # 31311342.

Added by Peggy Bartling on Dec 28, 2013 2:55 AM
Michael Branch
Hubert Branch memorial
Hi Brian,
I'm Michael Branch, I'm researching my family tree and saw this post through I was wondering if you have any info on Hubert Leon Branch. I'd greatly appreciate hearing anything you may know. Thank you.
Added by Michael Branch on Oct 15, 2013 1:08 PM
Mary Ellen Wilkening Gelston, # 55650472
Hi Brian,

Thank you for the edits and for following up with the further research regarding Lindhorst, which I am sure is correct. It's always nice to see a memorial with a completed header.

I don't know how Mary came up on my radar except that I tend to fan out from my own memorials and go where it leads me, passing along info as I come across it. I do manage some Winkeings, so I guess that's it.

I do see one typo ... "Mary Gelston came with parents, brother, and 3 sisters to American when she was age 11 ...." should say "America".

Thanks a lot for adding the info, and also for your response. It is a reminder to me that I need to do a little more work on this family too.

Enjoy the weekend!
Added by Sheila on Sep 27, 2013 11:16 AM
Kathy,Dave &Tanya Winters
jesse white
The jesse white you have wellington white attached to is being deleted.. you will need to attach wellington to this Jesse white..

Rev jesse l white .#90068621..Kathrene Winters
Added by Kathy,Dave &Tanya Winters on Jul 30, 2013 11:59 AM
Dori & Ed
Marie Stoner
Hello Brian

Thank you for linking Marie Stoner to her parents.

Again I am sorry for the error I made on the memorial numbers.

Dori Chrisp
Added by Dori & Ed on Mar 06, 2013 5:21 PM
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