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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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David Woodard
RE: How do I start a FindAGrave
I don't know what cemetery she is buried at in Minnesota
Added by David Woodard on Jul 22, 2017 7:41 PM
David Woodard
How do I start a FindAGrave
How do I start a FindAGrave
Added by David Woodard on Jul 22, 2017 3:14 PM
David Woodard
RE: Transfer
Added by David Woodard on Jul 22, 2017 2:25 PM
David Woodard
Can I have ownership of Find A Grave Memorial# 82393206
Added by David Woodard on Jul 22, 2017 7:26 AM
Re: Ruggles Brothers
Thank you for the info that you sent to me. I was fully aware of the stories and have a photo of the two hanging from the tree. I would like to know the source of what you sent to me so that credit could be given for it's origin and so that I can verify the wording and punctuation.

Added by JC on Jul 13, 2017 1:24 AM
Barbara (Kirsch) Day
RE: # 93004871
Lavinia was his mother. His wife Elmira Sweet died in 1907 They had a daughter Mabel I don't know about the daughter, she was born in Corinth Maine and his wife and mother died in Maine.
Added by Barbara (Kirsch) Day on Jul 06, 2017 8:05 AM
Barbara (Kirsch) Day
# 93004871
George Alabra Hammons was the son of Reuban Hammons and Elmira C Severt she died and then
Reuban married Hannah Odaway Bragdon -Ricker. It was her second husband and they are both buried in Corinth Maine
Added by Barbara (Kirsch) Day on Jul 04, 2017 6:09 PM
RE: David Frank Rice
thanks for the reply. good luck on your research. if you need help in my neighborhood, let me know. Maybe they are close by here. BJ
Added by B J on Jul 03, 2017 4:21 PM
David Frank Rice
Jim, thanks for the edits for David Does he come from your area or are you family? Saw your bio message about linking when you can; that's so important. It takes all of us to make these memorials good. BJ
Added by B J on Jul 03, 2017 12:14 PM
Mary Jewett info

Thanks for such a quick response!!

Added by Deb on Jun 30, 2017 4:12 PM
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