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Russ C (#46877662)
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I do transfers under Findagrave guidelines. If you are not familiar with the guidelines please do review them. I am not likely to make a transfer without specifics that fall in those guidelines--in keeping with a system of fairness.
I also appreciate specific sources when sent information to update a bio. We are building something special and 'facts' need to be verifiable.
And please, if you send a transcribed obituary or news item--please provide the source.

An impressive genealogist honor code is found at the link below--I agree with it!

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Dennis Dooley
Pokorny question
Dear Russ C: Found your Find-a-Grave note on the Kubat/Pokorny graves at St. Adalbert Cemetery in Illinois very helpful—also tantalizing. I believe I am a descendant of the John Pokorny you mention there, and I have been trying in vain for several years to connect him and his brother Marie (nee Faushlau] and sister Ella Patterson with the rest of my Pokorny ancestors, who I believe emigrated from Bohemia to Illinois c. 1854. (The censuses, alas, have not revolved the issue.)

Do you have any suggestions as to how I might go about this quest? Or would you be able to help me?

I'm also fascinated by how you go about creating such a Find-a-Grave entry. Could we ever talk?

DennisJ. Dooley
Added by Dennis Dooley on Mar 26, 2017 9:55 AM
Jim Herman
RE: Thank you for photo request response
You're very welcome.

Please note that there is a difference in spelling between Marguerite Lyons and Marguriete Williams, so, this would leave me to assume these are two different people.
Added by Jim Herman on Mar 21, 2017 9:43 AM
Re: Herbert Caywood
Thank you for clearing this up for me. As I have no proof either way I will add the information you sent and listing you as the person who gave the information, therefore if anyone wants to check they can contact you. I didn't used to do this and then when someone wanted to know where the information came from I couldn't remember.
Added by Bonnie on Mar 17, 2017 10:29 AM
Re: Herbert Caywood
What is your proof that he died in Alaska? I only ask because he is listed in the Oregon death index as having died there. Bonnie
Added by Bonnie on Mar 16, 2017 10:49 AM
David James Schimka
RE: Memorial Transfer Request
Hi Russ,

My great uncle John Schimka and my great aunt, were not able to have children that would survive to adulthood at the time. The condition is correctable today but unfortunately was not well understood back then. Both of their children died before reaching one year of age.

Though technically it does not make me any closer in relationship, my great uncle's wife was the sister of my grandmother - brothers from the Schimka family married sisters from the Nitti family.

All of the brothers and sisters on both sides of the family have passed away. I would appreciate very much if you would transfer the memorial in this case.
Added by David James Schimka on Mar 09, 2017 6:08 PM
David James Schimka
Memorial Transfer Request
Hello Russ,

I would like to request the transfer of memorial number 147084201. The memorial is that of John Schimka, my great uncle and the uncle of my father, Dennis John Schimka.

My Find A Grave Contributor number is 8365579.

Thank you.
Added by David James Schimka on Mar 09, 2017 4:41 AM
John Homer Cochran
RE: Thank you for sponsoring memorials
I hope this helps pay their electric bill.

Added by John Homer Cochran on Feb 28, 2017 7:49 AM
John Homer Cochran
RE: Thank you for updates to Rankin memorial
I appreciate all the work that you have done.

Added by John Homer Cochran on Feb 28, 2017 7:46 AM
"Thank you for updates photos--Wyler
I am sorry to see the change in Mr. W's marker since I took the photo in 2011. There are a lot of markers at Maple Hill that need help!"

It's criminal and makes me sad. Mt Hope in KCK used to be like this until the City took it over and began cleaning it up.
Added by SMG on Feb 25, 2017 4:17 PM
Linda & Travis
Elsie Bierman, Lenna and William Davis
Thank you very much for adding the information I sent to you. I appreciate it. Thank you for helping families like me find their loved ones. It means a great deal to us.
Linda and Travis
Added by Linda & Travis on Feb 20, 2017 12:41 PM
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