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Kathleen Englebretson (#47705227)
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Bio Photo Sept 2016: Please do not send me Transfers that I do not request. Just because I request an Edit doesn't mean I want a Transfer. Transfers should be reserved for family members. Requesting an Edit doesn't mean you are a family member.

Nov 2015: A bit about manners and rudeness. We all make mistakes. Sometimes people like me who adds thousand of names just to be helpful can only go by the info on the tombstone. A couple of e-mails I have gotten in the recent past went like this:

Kathleen, I'm writing to ask you if you would kindly delete this memorial for -------. I had checked to see if one was made shortly before you made yours and there was none. So I did extended work on his whole family here in Connecticut then returned to "Henry" and made his a few weeks later. When "Bulldog", the photographer who took the gravestone photos for my memorial pointed out today that there was another one already made, I didn't know what to do but write and explain the situation. I hope you understand. Thank you and God bless you for all your work on findagrave.

Another went like this: I recently created a FAG link for my family. I see you created a link 2 years ago. You will remove your "duplicate" immediately so that I can keep mine.

Guess which request I honored?

Pictures: I am sure it is safe to say that the majority of us picture takers are amateurs. This means that sometimes we don't always get the best pictures--- Weather, bad stones, bad timing, just plain bad luck. If I get a picture that is better than yours please don't be offended as I am not offended if someone gets a better one than mine. To me it is just like editing a name or date. We want the best we can get.
I don't set out to duplicate pictures. I take hundreds of pictures at one time and worry about duplicates after I get home.

This is a hobby, I don't think anyone gets paid (If you do--let me know how!) This is suppose to be fun. Too much griping, insults, etc. will only discourage people from doing this. Newbies will make mistakes. I will check a person's profile to determine how to respond. I need this service and hope you do, too.

I was was born and raised in Marshfield, WI. I have been deeply involved in genealogy for over 25 years. Along with research, I also work in a Family History Center and teach classes, do demos, etc. I am willing to do research for most requests. I am well located for Wood, Clark, Marathon and Taylor counties. Lincoln and Portage are also near by.

This is my system for doing cemeteries. I have a government job that has strange hours and erratic appointment times. I have learned to carry a camera and area cemetery maps with me at all times. I may have minutes or hours in between things so that may determine how many pictures get taken. I take a picture of every stone as time allows including cleaning up the really nasty ones. I do look over the requests but do not "claim" them because I don't know when I will get them downloaded so that may explain why "requests" are filled "hit and miss". (It's also really to hard to see all those tiny photos in my program to pick and chose certain ones!)I have taken as few as 200 pictures to 800+ per cemetery visit depending on time and the size of the cemetery. I multi-task in front of the TV at night.

Please feel free to use my photos anyway you want. I believe in sharing. No special request is needed.

Also I do not care if you use my personal e-mail to contact me about edits but PLEASE include the name, cemetery and FAG number. I have been getting too many e-mails without this info and since the majority of my contributions are complete strangers to me, it is hard to respond properly with out this info.
Feel free to ask for transfers. Except for my own family I have no special attachment to the 1000's of photos I have taken. I think the comedian Rodney Dangerfield said "Take them, PLEASE, they're mine!"
Recently, I made an observation--Delete and Deliver both begin with "de" which explains why when I am tired I may hit the wrong one so if I don't respond or make an edit try again. I also noted that other words begin with "de" like dementia, demented, delusional and delirium, which explains the rest of me.
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Mary Jo
RE: Louis Witter 149781470
Thank you for your helpful comments. I wanted to add as much military information as possible, not knowing of another TEMPORARY way to note needed research.
Added by Mary Jo on Feb 12, 2017 7:55 AM
Valerie Brandt
Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Marshfield

I am a Pinion descendant, and just wanted to say thank you for all your work as well as allowing your pictures to be used.


I'm a FHC Director living in Gulf Coast Texas because my husband was transferred down here.
i have long wanted to visit Marshfield, but doubt Ill ever make it, so I rely on people like you. Thank you so VERY much!

Valerie Brandt [a g-granddaughter to Margaret Pinion and Frank Lueckenbach]
Added by Valerie Brandt on Feb 08, 2017 11:23 AM
Mary Jo
Louis Witter 149781470
Hello,
Received your edit request on middle initial, letting you know the star is for my information, meaning there is more research for me to do on military records. Once finished, it will be removed. Thank you for your input!
Added by Mary Jo on Feb 07, 2017 5:18 PM
Jeffrey Wonders
George W Wonders
Kathleen,
I am the Great Grandson of George W. Wonders: 93066726
Could you release his memorial to me so that I could add additional information?

Thank you,
Jeffrey Wonders
Added by Jeffrey Wonders on Feb 05, 2017 8:18 AM
Charles A. Lewis
Carl J. Cherney # 114558317
Thank you for allowing me to use your photo of his grave marker. It was used at my non-commercial military site at http://www.militaryhallofhonor.com/honoree-record.php?id=129920.

The photo is fully credited to you.

Charles
Added by Charles A. Lewis on Feb 01, 2017 2:30 PM
Rose Gondek
Agnes Marie Franz-Welsh
Thank you very for taking a photo of her headstone. She was my great aunt. I really appreciate your gift. God bless you and your family!
Added by Rose Gondek on Jan 26, 2017 10:21 PM
Warren Rheinschmidt
Transfer request
I'd like to request the transfer of the following entries; Nicholaus Lahr, #158702264, Augustine Winckler Lahr, #158702280, Anna Johanna Lahr Klauck, #158701986. They are my great-great grandfather, great- great grandmother, and great grandmother.

Thank you for your excellent work on creating these memorials, as well as numerous other family members throughout Wood and Marathon Counties.

My number is # (#49132017). I will be adding photos and information to your original memorials, within the Find a Grave guidelines.

Thanks again for all you fine work, Warren Rheinschmidt
Added by Warren Rheinschmidt on Jan 23, 2017 8:39 AM
Warren Rheinschmidt
Nicholaus Lahr Jr Correction
Hello Kathleen,

I am attempting to correct an error in my Great-Great Grandfather Nicholas Lahr Jr's parents. I am sending the correct information to this email address: tmkeeps@tznet.com, which I am hoping is yours. Can you please confirm that you have recived the corrected information. Thank You, Warren Rheinschmidt, Stevens Point
Added by Warren Rheinschmidt on Jan 21, 2017 5:17 PM
Katie W
George W Warren #151972994
This appears to be a duplicate of the memorial for George Washington Warren #142058488.

Your memorial has a photo and the correct year of death. (I think that the year of birth is around 1830.)

The other memorial is hooked up to the rest of the family. So I'm just notifying both of you.
Added by Katie W on Dec 28, 2016 6:54 PM
Edith
Gwendolyn Tarr Breakenridge
Thank you for posting the picture of Gwendolyn and William Breakenridge's tombstone. Unfortunately there was a mix-up in the accompanying information. Gwendolyn's husband is listed as Marjorie McConnell Pounder (1910 - 2012). I was wondering if you could correct this. The cemetery is Cherry Valley United Church Cemetery in Cherry Valley, Ontario. I hope this is enough information. Thanks. Edith
Added by Edith on Dec 27, 2016 3:02 PM
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