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Jim Childers (#47455615)
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Bio Photo I started doing genealogy back in the early 1980's, researching the Jewett (my mothers' maiden name) Family in the Wright County, Minnesota area. That was back before the computer, when it was door to door, phone calls, or US mail. I gathered 18 notebooks full of information and now am slowly getting that information listed on
I started back on my family research in February 2011 after retiring in January of that year.
Unfortunatly, most of the people I talked to back in the 1980's can now only be found on Find A Grave.
To any of you doing family research, I suggest you get to the oldest family members first and get as much information as you can before it is lost to time. Some of their stories (not always true) are interesting and more importantly, informative to your research.
Since starting back up this year, I have made some awesome discoveries thanks to the web. Lots of it I would have never found had it not been for the internet.
Find A Grave is an awesome site, people helping people. I can't say enough good things about it.
I live near the little town of Nimrod, Minnesota in Wadena County located in west central Minnesota. I used to travel the whole northeastern part of the state in my work and drove past many cemeteries, not ever knowing what I was missing out on. Maybe that's a good thing, I would have never got my work done!
To all of you who have helped me, I thank you sincerely and will do my best to help as many folks as I can in their research.
If you are interested in a transfer on any of the graves I have entered, I will gladly do a transfer as long as they aren't in my family line. It does not matter to me how distantly they are related to you, if they tie in to your lines somewhere down the road, I'll gladly transfer them.

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I am working on several cemeteries trying to fill in as much information as possible and trying to make as many links as possible. I therefore am sending out a lot of correction requests. If you don't want, or don't know how to make the corrections, please just transfer the memorial to me with a note you want it back and I will make the corrections and additions and transfer it back to you.

Jim C.
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RE: Elvera Mills
You're very welcome, Jim. I didn't take a photo of her husband's side -the front- yet because I went in the late afternoon when the headstone was in mottled shade. I'll take his side next time I go back in the morning.
Added by Lleeah on Apr 24, 2017 5:41 PM
Gwen Doreen Kubberness
Memorial Transfer
Hello Deesie Warren Robertson was my great Aunt I was wondering if you would be willing to transfer her memorial to me?

Her memorial is 69780181
Thank you so very much

God Bless
Added by Gwen Doreen Kubberness on Apr 24, 2017 10:47 AM
Sharon Stanek Olson
RE: Memorial 150104788
Thank you so much. I just want all the family to be together.
Added by Sharon Stanek Olson on Apr 05, 2017 4:26 AM
Lottie Wegner name edit
I got your edit to change her first name to Charlotte, but the death index and census records show her as Lottie so I wonder if people looking for her would be looking for Lottie or Charlotte. What are your thoughts?

Added by leslie on Apr 04, 2017 3:54 PM
RE: Ella Carlson Memorial
Thanks for letting me know. I am done with Cass County for now. Thank you for processing all my edits. I really enjoy connecting people and doing historical research. I'm glad that you feel the same.
Added by Jenny on Apr 04, 2017 3:33 PM
Herman Jewell edit/Lyndon ctr, Vt
Hi Jim,

Just wanted to thank you for the info on Herman. I also wanted to let you know that I have added photos and linked him to his parents.
These are not family members, I merely photographed the cemetery, but I love being able to fill in the blanks.

Thanks again,
Added by Anne on Apr 02, 2017 7:52 AM
Sue Tanner
George Jewett(1956)
Hi Jim, Just thought I would let you know that he is buried in a part of Greenwood Cemetery that is non-endowed(meaning that no care of any type is given to those within it)
No mowing or trimming, no watering. Pine needles fall and cover over markers. Many are buried(under layers of needles and dirt).
I will ask for his location next time I am out there and will attempt to locate a marker for him.
Added by Sue Tanner on Mar 31, 2017 1:58 PM
Becky Monson Ohnstad
Betty Ann Dahl

Please make any corrections to this person through Find A Grave, or send to me and I will make the corrections/additions as this is a relative and I prefer not to transfer at this time.

It is great that you knew the family. Please do add what you can.

Thank you for your work with Find A Grave and genealogy!

Added by Becky Monson Ohnstad on Mar 26, 2017 1:40 PM
Becky Monson Ohnstad
Vicki Lynn Dahl

Please make any corrections to this person through Find A Grave, or send to me and I will make the corrections/additions as this is a relative and I prefer not to transfer at this time.

Thank you for your work with Find A Grave and genealogy!

Added by Becky Monson Ohnstad on Mar 26, 2017 1:37 PM
Sue HW
Uncle Wardell
Is a mythological person. He never existed. This story was published in a local paper in the late 19-teens, early 20s but it isn't true. The first burial was a baby named Carlton Keith Cressey in September 1853. There was a Joan Wardwell who died in 1858 but no
Uncle Wardell.
Added by Sue HW on Mar 15, 2017 7:36 PM
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