|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.
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.
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 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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|T Burt||RE: George & Linnea Dahlen|
Keep it - it doesn't matter. Have a great night! ~Terry
Added by T Burt on Oct 22, 2013 9:59 PM
|T Burt||George & Linnea Dahlen|
memorials now have gravestone photos. I requested and a person named Kate took them. She did a great job I think. ~Terry
Added by T Burt on Oct 22, 2013 6:12 PM
|Diane ||RE: Ellen Hanson Johnson|
Ellen was my great-grandmother's first cousin. Would love to hear from you when you have time as I assume Ellen is your relative. Thanks!
Added by Diane on Oct 17, 2013 5:20 PM
|Laura Myers||Allen Norby|
I have created the link to his father. Your first request back in May must not have made it through as I am just learning of this.
Will also transfer.
|Chad Justesen||Roy Christianson|
Thanks for the links for Roy's parents. I've updated the page.
On your husband's side, does his line trace back to Zachariah or Jeffery? I descend from the former.
|S. Rupp||re: Sathre at Maple Grove|
Glad you made it there and found the graves, even without GPS! I've added all the updates, including the GPS location which is very cool. I should figure out how to do that with my phone. Very cool!
Added by S. Rupp on Aug 17, 2013 5:27 PM
|T Burt||Laura Sunvold Norby|
I changed her maiden name and added her parents. I looked up where I had found -Sunvolden- and it was in MOMS (Minnesota Official Marriage System). I've found mistakes in every source. So I'm glad you've got it corrected now. Ask if you would like any transfers. Take care. ~Terry
Added by T Burt on Aug 17, 2013 1:27 PM
|Steve McBride||RE: Rachel Anfenson|
Glad I could help out, Connie. A group of us is working to fully enter Sunset...who knows who else we may find for you! Steve
|Janice Hollandsworth||Bradford Smith|
I am always happy to transfer to those who can establish kinship as I know they will treat the memorial with loving care. I went ahead and did the corrections but you can now check behind me and correct or add anything that you need to.
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