|Connie Ferris (#47541532)|
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(GPS Guide - way at the bottom of this bio)|
I have been involved in researching my family history for the past 25 years. When I found Find A Grave I considered it a wonderful new tool and now I'd like to contribute to this virtual cemetery with bio's and photos of my own beloved family members and those, too, that I never knew but connect me to my past, present and future.
Many of the memorials I manage connect to me in some way. That means I really want to talk to you if you connect too! Feel free to contact me through SAC (Suggest A Correction) or directly by e-mail. I'll be happy to "meet" you - all "cousins" in one way or another!
My trees include a big connection to Norway and the names: Norby/e, Johnson (on both sides - oh joy!), Lien, Wigen, Nummedal, Behrents and Daehlin
My husband's trees connect to Scotland/Ireland, early America, Sweden & Norway. Names include:
Ferris, Pillsbury, Donaldson and Thorson
When you click on the Edit Plot link, you'll see the "latitude" & "longitude" boxes. It will suggest: ddd.dddddd (my device gives me five digits after the decimal and that works just fine.) The "d"s refer to characters, not necessarily numbers. The first character is a "+" in the latitude box (although it works fine without it, as it is assumed). The first character in the longitude is a "-" (a hyphen) and MUST be used.
Longitude: -88.82451 (Don't forget the "-")
Back at the memorial page I always click the new GPS link to be sure it tests out okay and actually takes me to the vicinity of the grave within the cemetery. Look for a big green arrow.(You can change from map view to satellite view and practically see the headstone!) If you enter something incorrectly or leave off the "-" you'll see the green pointer in some crazy spot, and you just go back to "edit plot" to correct your mistake. (If I have sent you coordinates, I have already tested them and know they point to the right spot.)
I love this feature. Even with cemetery-plot locations one must still walk the graves to find people, but with a Satellite view, one gets the overall view of the section and spot within the section where your person resides. Please contact me if you have any questions.
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Thank you for finding this stone and the photo!!
Added by Stacey on May 20, 2013 7:40 AM
|DM Scott||Alice Cutler|
Thanks for the birth date on Alice Cutler.
Added by DM Scott on May 19, 2013 1:47 PM
Thank you for fulfilling my photo request for Civil War veteran Loran Bailiff. And for providing the photos in higher resolution. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Added by kweaver on May 19, 2013 5:36 AM
|Neil Loftiss||Sara Dabney|
Thanks for the information. Here marker was very strange to me... with the double Dabney. Your suspicions of divorce makes sense. I transfer her to you, so you can add other information, if you come across anything.
|Frank Germanson||Hi Connie|
When I go to ceneteries I take headstone pictures until my battery runs empty. I have Ancestry.com and Genealogybank com, so I try to get all of the relevant info for the person. I recently took a randow of a Borowski family crypt at Holy Cross Cemetery. Finished the husband and wife and noticed in the 1940 census that this gent had 14 brothers and sisters. !! siblings and there partners were at Holy Cross. There were 3 that weren't there. I made memorials for them and used Holy Cross as their cemetery, but in the plot I explained that the info was correct only the bodies were elsewhere. I ask people if they know where the lost brother and sisters are to let e know. Then I can have it right. I must admit it looks awesome to have 15 grown kids connected to their parents.
|Robert Blake Reid||Lynch in Long Beach|
I no longer have the photo of Jennie Lind. Feel free to copy or down load.
|JGP||Jurgen and Hansena Wigen|
Connie, we have linked the subj memorials to Ruth Phyllis Wigen Bley (and spouse John Bley) We are talking about driving to Selbu Church and taking pics of all the Wigens and Aunes buried there. About a hours drive west of us. My wife is Ruth and Johns daughter.
I noticed the name Nordby or Norby and think in the early days there was quite a collection of people by that name in N. Idaho.
All the Wigens and Aune's over in that part of Washington are relatives.
Added by JGP on Feb 24, 2013 2:43 PM
|Diane||Henry C. Houser #100834963|
Yes, a fun little hobby! I enjoy it very much - a challenge sometimes to find a researcher for them though.
Thanks for the correction, it should have been Ada. I have taken care of it. Thats why its good to have someone else look at it too!
Added by Diane on Feb 18, 2013 7:56 AM
|Krys Oller||Lauritz A. Espeland|
I'm totally sorry if you felt I was ignoring your request. I have been battling serve depression and I haven't checked my emails for a long time. I'm coming around again for the better. I sent you your request.
|Gwen D||William Hay Wear|
Do you want this grave. You can just start one, and I will delete mine, so problem. I just took the photo by random, and it's the only one from that cemetery. You should be able to right click the photo and take it, I don't mind. Plus let me know if you started a new memorial for him, and I will delete mine.
Otherwise I can tranfer, let me know.
Added by Gwen D on Jan 31, 2013 5:53 PM
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