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Melissa (Tolene) Rura (#47982086)
 member for 1 year, 11 months, 12 days
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Bio Photo I live in Memphis, Tn. and am happy when possible to volunteer in Memphis because we have so many unkept burial places. Most of my family research relates to WI.

I speak and read German and Russian and am willing to help with translation.

I am giving my express permission for you to use my photos in any way you see fit in your family research.

I will try to never forget that am a volunteer out here, doing work for you, the absent family member.


Do not be afraid to ask for a transfer.
I do not hold tightly to strict family guidelines. I prefer that you are family of some sort BECAUSE I believe no one takes better care of family then family. But I also believe there may be other valid reasons for wanting a transfer.

Please explain that to me and I'll more then likely still transfer to you.
If you are a volunteer on the Findagrave website and decide for any reason that you no longer can or wish to maintain your memorials, please transfer your memorials to someone who has an active account and is willing to take over management of your memorials.
If you do not know someone personally, PLEASE email Findagrave and explain your situation. They will take over management of your memorials and continue to maintain them for edits and family transfers.
Right now, while you are still active you can email "" if you have someone (usually a family member) who has accepted to take over stewardship of your memorials. Please send in their name and member number. F.A.G. will add a note to your member page stating the identity of who you are making your steward. You can have them email in after your passing and they will make sure that they have access to update all of your memorials.
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 • 786 Memorials Added
 • 795 Memorials Managed
 • 8 Memorials/Week
 • 2,063 Photos
 • 10 Photo Requests
 • 20 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 2 Virtual Flowers
 • 17 Virtual Cemeteries
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Hooked On Family
George Zeller
Hello, Melissa.

You have sent several edits for George. I am happy to make those for you, but am also glad to transfer his memorial if you wish.

Happy Sunday.

Added by Hooked On Family on Oct 19, 2014 8:35 AM
Sherry Hudson
Elijah Snow Benham and Lela Savannah Lawrence Benham
Melissa, Elijah and Lela are my GG grandparents on the maternal side of my family. I can't tell you how much I appreciate you taking the time to photogragh their grave sites. It means so much to me. You are an inspiration to me. Forever grateful, Sherry
Added by Sherry Hudson on Sep 19, 2014 10:55 PM
Carlene Steel
Wm. & Jennie Suggs
Thank you for your extra effort to find William & Jennie's graves, even though they were not found. I really appreciate you going the "extra mile" walking the whole cemetery searching for them. You tried your very best. Thank you! C
Added by Carlene Steel on Sep 16, 2014 11:41 AM
Judy Strid Taylor
Manuel Richard
Once again, thank you for the photo. You are so fast. Your name is with all the photo's you taken that I have used so you get credit. I appreciate this so much.
Judy Strid Taylor
Added by Judy Strid Taylor on Aug 10, 2014 8:28 AM
Judy Strid Taylor
John Richard
Thank you for your time. I appreciate you doing this so quickly. I make sure all who do photo's for me get credit in my family trees.
You have a great day.
Judy Strid Taylor
Added by Judy Strid Taylor on Aug 08, 2014 9:01 AM
Judy Strid Taylor
Richard & Klungseth
You are a fast one with the photo's. Thank you so much for the 3 you sent this morning. I really appreciate you guy's that go out and take time out of your day. I always give credit to the one's that do this for me on my tree's.
Thank you so much.
Judy Strid Taylor
Added by Judy Strid Taylor on Aug 05, 2014 1:05 PM

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