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MarillaW (#47325501)
 member for 6 years, 9 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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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
S Hemingway
William Rost Info
Thanks so much for the info on William Rost. It helped in the listing I had done of his marriages since I had missed posting one of the marriages. As always, your help is very much appreciated.

If you would like a transfer of the Rost memorial, I would gladly transfer it to you as I have no personal connection to the family. I randomly had taken the gravestone photo while visiting a relative's gravesite in that cemetery.
Added by S Hemingway on Feb 01, 2017 7:39 AM
Paul E. and Krista L. Hanson
Wiens family
Thank you for the transfers.

All best wishes,
Added by Paul E. and Krista L. Han... on Jan 26, 2017 3:27 PM
Paul E. and Krista L. Hanson
Wiens family
Hi Marilla,

Thank you so much for adding in the information for the Wiens family members! I am glad to re-write or if you want to transfer to me that is fine too! These are the family members of my great-grandmother Helena Wiens Anderson Long.

So many thanks for all you do!
Krista Finstad Hanson
Added by Paul E. and Krista L. Han... on Jan 25, 2017 11:20 AM
Debbie & Gary
RE: 13161551 Mary Gray
Thank you for the information. I added the photo for you.

Added by Debbie & Gary on Jan 21, 2017 3:45 AM
Rita McSorley
Mary Watson Milford #116813088
Hi, Marilla,

I am a g-g-niece of Mary Milford. I would like to request management of this memorial so as to connect her with siblings and parents.

Thank you!

Added by Rita McSorley on Jan 10, 2017 8:57 PM
Rita McSorley
Mary Watson Milford #116813088
Hi, Marilla,

I am a g-g-niece of Mary Milford. I would like to request management of this memorial so as to connect her with siblings and parents.

Thank you!

Added by Rita McSorley on Jan 10, 2017 8:52 PM
Chris Hobson
RE: Ida Halstead Burrill
Volunteer... Again my apologies.. I will be connecting her to her parents... I thought I had the correct spelling, but when I went in this morning I notice the error... I also have Ida's husband and children.. Any little weather issue and out local server here has problems...
Added by Chris Hobson on Dec 04, 2016 3:35 PM
James McDermott
F. A.G.
Hi Marilla Long time no see. How is findagraving going. I am still attending school in Sioux Falls. I have about one year left.
Added by James McDermott on Dec 04, 2016 2:57 PM
Chris Hobson
Ida Halstead Burrill
My bad on the name.. Its bad weather here and any little thing makes the server cranky... I worked yesterday as well so I was a bit tired out...
Added by Chris Hobson on Dec 04, 2016 6:36 AM
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