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Charles Shank (#47866814)
 member for 2 years, 8 months, 3 days
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I have been interested and consistently working on my direct family line history for many years and as that often leads to researching extended lines, my research often carries me far afield of direct lines.

I began using FAG several years ago primarily seeking confirmation of elements of my family line. Over time, I came to realize that more and more family history colleagues are not only checking FAG for records but are indeed making valuable contributions to the larger field of genealogy and providing a great opportunity to link family members directly to create a holistic picture.

Given the ever growing access to historical records available to all, I decided to become a member and like many others, started creating memorial pages for my direct line and additionally, extended lines.

I try to provide as accurate and complete information as I can with the source information I reference but recognize that in a non-perfect world, mistakes are inevitable.

Should you find mistakes in the memorial pages I create and/or you wish to add additional information, I am very open to both and gladly welcome feedback accordingly.

In addition, if I have created a memorial page that is a close relative of your's and you would like to take ownership, I am happy to transfer maintenance responsibility to you based on the guidelines established by FAG.
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Darrell Landrum
James and Ruth Wilbourn
Hi Charlie, I have posted photos of their markers to your memorials. Seems to be a slight difference in their birth year from your memorial. Thought you would like to know.

Added by Darrell Landrum on Feb 10, 2015 2:19 AM
Darrell Landrum
RE: William Goodridge Morton
Jay Kelly has no contact info on his profile. I wanted to let him know that someone had seemingly posted a duplicate of his memorial, but the years are different, so I posted the photo to the other memorial. Confusing stuff for sure.
Added by Darrell Landrum on Feb 09, 2015 2:09 AM
Darrell Landrum
RE: William Goodridge Morton
Yeah, I know Charlie, that one has me stumped. There is no contact info for the person who posted the memorial. Was not sure what to do with the photo.
Added by Darrell Landrum on Feb 09, 2015 2:02 AM
Darrell Landrum
Reeves in Oak Ridge
Hi Charles, I have spent a lot of time in Oak Ridge within the last few weeks taking photos and posting memorials. I noticed you have a memorial for a William T Reeves. You posted his wife's name as well as his parents. There are now photos and memorials up here for all of the Reeves family members that are in that large plot. If they are your kin, just request transfers and I will transfer them all over to your care. If not, but you may know how all of them are related and would send me the edits, I will take care of that.

Best regards,
Added by Darrell Landrum on Feb 08, 2015 5:52 AM
Darrell Landrum
Charles Hazlewood
Hi Charles, there seems to be something amiss. He is buried beside a lady named Susan Hazelwood. I have no idea which of the last name spellings is correct. I posted the photos to your memorial thinking that if you are his family, then you have his name spelled correctly and not the other memorial for him. I am so confused. You are welcome to do with the photos whatever you wish.

Darrell Landrum
Lynchburg, Virginia
Added by Darrell Landrum on Jan 19, 2015 2:15 AM
D. R. Kenerley
Charlie - thanks! Keep up the great research work to help others from a distance. Findagrave is a wonderful resource because of people like you.
Added by D. R. Kenerley on Jan 16, 2015 6:58 PM
Kari Olson
RE: Isa Beery Wenger
Thanks Charles.
Added by Kari Olson on Oct 14, 2014 9:21 PM
Kari Olson
Isa Beery Wenger
Hi, I would love to add this photo to my family tree with the photo credit to you of course. Please let me know if you object to this or to let me know how you would prefer the photo credit worded. Thanks so much.
Added by Kari Olson on Sep 13, 2014 6:40 PM
Liz Johnson
Fretz stones
Thank you for the beautiful pictures!
Added by Liz Johnson on Jul 02, 2014 9:18 AM
Barbara Wenger & John Myers memorial corrections
Thanks for bringing to my attention the correction on Barbara Wenger's memorial and that John Myers was a duplicate. It's hard to catch them with different last names in the record, so I appreciate the heads up, as I don't want to have duplicate memorials. Thanks for posting the memorial stone for Barbara's memorial. The one thing I have noticed thru out the whole Gerberich database, is they are less accurate on the maiden names and parent names. I have made the necessary correction!

Thanks again,
Added by Arigeni on Jun 30, 2014 4:14 AM
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