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MarillaW (#47325501)
 member for 7 years, 2 months, 2 days
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1. Edits and other changes.
I am usually delighted to process your edits or suggested corrections. However I will neither do your data entry nor edit your spelling and punctuation. If information can be entered in specific fields, you will need to do that through the new edit system and I will accept or decline it. Other suggested changes such as biographies or requests for transfers will be honored via the "Suggest any other correction or addition" which sends me an Email with a link to the page and to you. I might fact check your information through resources available to me.
2. Transfers
I will transfer any memorial I have created on request except those for
a. my own ancestors or in my virtual cemeteries.
b. Nor will I transfer to anyone who is listed as "Anonymous" and has a blank profile. It is difficult to trust someone who is so concealed.
c. Nor will I transfer to the terminally rude unless you document the four generation proximity of relationship required by the FAQ.
3. Photos
I give explicit permission to copy and use any photo I have taken and posted on Find a Grave for your own genealogical purposes. No need to ask.

I am a retired Episcopal priest who has done genealogical work for her own family since 1990. I used to serve as a Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness volunteer for Cottonwood County before that site closed. This was easy to do, as I live within a mile of the Courthouse and Historical Society. You can contact the Historical Society at They charge $10. per hour plus copying for research.

I am nearly done doing whole small cemeteries in Cottonwood County, Minnesota. The five of us working on that have finished all but the Windom cemetery, Lakeview. If I have been able to post a photo on the front page of a cemetery in CC you will find my status notes in the caption. [Feb 2013] Working on Mountain Lake from photos & register and Lakeview from a list. I am also working on comprehensive postings for columbaria in Minnesota Episcopal churches.

My daughter thought graving was a waste of time but I pointed out that it gets me out for a walk up and down "rows" in the cemetery. And a friend of hers pointed out that considering all the recent zombie movies it's good to remember this: It is far better to be looking for dead people than to have dead people looking for you! Enjoy!
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Messages left for MarillaW (529)[Leave Message]
Scott Bowmar
RE: Thomas Shimmin & Mary
That's great! I loved the additional site you created showing the monument, etc. Was very nice.
Added by Scott Bowmar on Sep 19, 2017 8:40 AM
Marie Larsen
Hi Marilla,
Thanks for letting me is your photo & about her name...the note in the biography area shall be enough.
Added by Sue on Sep 13, 2017 9:25 AM
RE: 152413473 Ruth Miller Schmidt
I have added a wider shot revealing James 1940
Added by chard on Sep 05, 2017 8:20 AM
Kelly Muldoon
RE: Paulson photos
You are very welcome. I am glad I could help. If I can be of any more assistance, please let me know.
Kelly Muldoon
Added by Kelly Muldoon on Aug 04, 2017 9:28 PM
Find A Grave Memorial# 11123509
You have posted the wrong gravestone picture for this individual.
Added by bojawilson on Jul 22, 2017 4:20 PM
Roslyn Roisman-Patchi
RE: Laura Landon
Thanks for the edits!

Laura wed unknown Dawson presumably in Missouri as their one child, a daughter named Osie was born 1896 in Missouri

Here is her marriage record in Minnesota to John Landon:

Marriage record in Brown County, South Dakota to Albert F Schraw can be found via to Laura Landen

Added by Roslyn Roisman-Patchi on Jun 20, 2017 2:19 PM
Linda Jackson
Irene Kalkbrenner
Thank you very much for transferring Irene's memorial to me to maintain.
Added by Linda Jackson on Jun 05, 2017 5:58 AM
Bob Atherton
Duplicate entries
138355278 needs to be merged with your 139979840.
Added by Bob Atherton on May 24, 2017 4:10 AM
Marc Thayer, III
RE: Rites for Fr. Thayer

Hello Marilla,

Thank you for contacting me. I don't know if I'm a relative of Father Thayer or not. Probably a distant cousin as most Thayer's in America are related as my research has determined.

In my spare time I research Thayer's who have passed away and post my research to the Find a Grave site to honor them and provide a lasting memorial to them.

Regards, Marc Thayer III
Added by Marc Thayer, III on Apr 27, 2017 2:19 PM
RE: Thomas Kitson
Refresh my memory of what was sent. I generally use birth or death certificates. Was you Thomas' parent Charles & Mary?
Added by Pia on Apr 21, 2017 2:21 PM
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