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Sandy Vandertol (#47946311)
 member for 4 years, 10 months, 24 days
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Bio Photo So many people have come before us to contribute their DNA to our family trees and as I unravel the roots of my family I so appreciate people who have gone into the cemeteries to photograph tombstones and spend countless hours transcribing records so I can document my family. I would love to be able to help others find out more information about their family ties and I don't want anyone to be forgotten, so I love that this website gives us the tools to do that.

If I have created a memorial page for anyone related to you that falls within the Find a Grave guidelines, (vertical relationships, not sideways) please let me know. I hold to the Find a Grave rules on transfer requests. I am more than happy to add anything you want to pages and am quick to update. You may add photos and notes to any page whether you maintain them or not.

One note also about getting pages from inactive members that I would like to address. Many have created their own family pages and think they can have them safe and sound without being on this site for awhile. I can't transfer them in good conscience because they can come back at any time and ask for their pages back. Some people have to go inactive for surgeries or have upheavals in their lives, so they take a leave hoping to come back to their pages later. Find a Grave has entrusted to my care some of those pages, so I'm holding them in trust and will only transfer for close vertical relationships.

To get anything added to a page, please use the EDIT tab on the upper right corner and then the top line that says "suggest . ." Also use this method to add additional information to put in dates and places, and the new tab to link children & married couples. Hooray! The linking tool is built into the edit tab now, so please use it.

I have been a professional photographer for 37 years and I know how dear to the heart of a photographer the copyright is of a photo. However, in the case of my tombstone photos, if you would like to use them on other pages like, feel free to do that but please have the courtesy of telling where you got it. "Photo by Sandy VanderTol" would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

With regard to memorials which mention the names of living people, I follow the guidelines of this site:

"What about the privacy of living family members?
An individual's right to privacy disappears when they are deceased. The opinions of the relatives of the deceased fall on all sides of the question. Some people are angry to find a loved one when they come to Find A Grave, even if the memorial was added by another relative, as is usually the case, and some people are elated and send us notes of thanks for building an online memorial to their family member. If an immediate family member contacts us and wants information removed, we generally do so as a matter of respect for their wishes but we treat each request on a case by case basis. The names of living survivors will be removed from the biography section of a memorial upon request."
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5816700 Jacob Wikoff
Can you tell me how you know that Jacob Wikoff is married to Sarah Hart who is the daughter of John Hart who sighed the declaration of independence?

Jerry B Taylor
Added by JerryBTaylor on Aug 19, 2017 7:11 PM
RE: Flower section
Hi Sandy,
Thank you for adding the information to the BIO section. Many people don't. The only information that can be added is what the computer does in 21 days. Thank you for taking care of Reverend Frederick Welcome Teachout. He's my husband's great-grandfather. Nice to see so much information for him. I need to take the time to add his photo with my husband, taken just before his death. Sidney Stark and his 3rd wife, Emma, were my husband's great-great-grandparents. Lots of additional information on these families in the Grand Rapids library. Wish I could get there to find it and add to findagrave. THANKS for taking good care of the Solon Center Cemetery. We haven't been able to visit since 1966.
Added by townsendburial on Aug 16, 2017 6:07 AM
s schmidt
RE: Carol D. Heuchert Cypher 13234782
Ok...will wait and see. Thanks
Added by s schmidt on Aug 15, 2017 7:21 AM
s schmidt
Carol D. Heuchert Cypher 13234782
I apologize for duplicating your memorial. It is in another cemetery and I did not check for county duplicates only cemetery duplicates.

Created by: s schmidt
Record added: Nov 29, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81168709

Feel free to take any information, pictures, and links from mine and then I will delete mine.

Just let me know when.
Added by s schmidt on Aug 14, 2017 11:15 AM
Robb Ouzts
Bauke & Sjouke (Hamming) Lodewijk
Sandy & Thys, I see you have both created memorials for this couple. Would you please work together to combine the memorials. Sandy has ID# 156786263 & 167930221 under Lodewyk, the American spelling, and Thys has them under the Dutch spelling Lodewijk ID # 29254374 & 29254442. Bauke is from his birth record 10 May 1840 in Ferwerd, Ferwerderadeel, Friesland, Nederland. He is listed as Bouke more in the American records. Sjouke was born 2 Jun 1849 in Fransum, Aduard, Groningen, Nederland, and listed in American records as Sjoukje. Her death says born 1848, but the birth record says 1849.
Added by Robb Ouzts on Aug 13, 2017 4:31 PM
Dan & Eileen Hogan
RE: Confused about something. HELP!
I have no answer for this.
Added by Dan & Eileen Hogan on Aug 13, 2017 12:21 PM
Sharon Leon
Wesley Moody
I see, it's in the cemetery records that the baby was Wesley Moody. Thanks. Sharon
Added by Sharon Leon on Aug 06, 2017 9:57 PM
Harold Santos-Sánchez
Hills Family
Hi Sandy : )

I just sent you a friend request.

On behalf of my 8 years old niece Robin Santos-Hills daughter to Jannette Sherrie Hills-Dodge and Antonio Elias Santos-Sanchez.

Who is the 13th Generation descendant of
13) Joseph (Hilles-Symonds) a.k.a Hills-Simonds,
12th) generation of Samuel Hills-Smith,
11th) generation of Smith Hills-Wheeler,
10th) generation of Obadiah Hills-Lowe,
9th) generation of Francis Hills-Merril,
8th) generation of William Francis Hills-Tenney,
7th) generation of William P. Hills-Perkins, 6th) generation of Hudson Pearson Hills-Peabody,
5th) generation of Irving Clifton Hills-Rogers, 4th) generation of Walter Stanley Hills-Mcglew, 3rd) generation of Richard Walter Hills-Tracz, 2nd) generation of Jannette Sherrie Hills-Dodge,
recent) generation is Robin Sherrie Santos-Hills.

The rest of the Hills family currently in the year 2017 are living between and/or the towns of Georgetown, Byfield, Newbury, Newburyport, Leominster, Rowley, Ipswich, Malden, Charlestown, Massachusetts and Salisbury New Hampshire.

My Email:
Added by Harold Santos-Sánchez on Aug 04, 2017 4:58 AM
Lucy Ann Carpenter Garrett
Would you be interested in a bit more info on Lucy? I don't have lot, but my grandmother an Ancestery have provided some.
Added by babs on Aug 01, 2017 7:24 AM
Would you be willing to transfer Memorial #69757362 to me? Lillie Jane Armstrong Edson Holland was my 2nd great aunt. I have been working on the Armstrong Family tree and find-a-grave memorials for the family and would like to include her.
Thank you for your consideration.
Robin (#48708299)
Added by Robin on Jul 28, 2017 4:36 PM
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