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Kathleen Englebretson (#47705227)
 member for 5 years, 2 months, 4 days
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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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Valice Raffi
Thanks for making the edits. I forgot to link Eileen and Walter, so there's another edit for you!
Added by Valice Raffi on Mar 25, 2017 11:17 AM
Charles Beard
Thank you for updating his memorial. Much appreciated!
Added by MKH on Mar 25, 2017 8:45 AM
George Bauer
Per obit: Mr. Bauer was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Elcho, of the Holy Name Society of the church, and a member of the 50 year club of the Wisconsin Bankers Association.
See below for source-

Langlade County Genealogical Society
Elcho Holy Family Cemetery
Aird Carol Jean 1932 1935
Aird Elvy B 1898 1956
Aird James 1872 1927
Aird Patricia 1921 1994
Aird Wilfred A 1919 1979
Aird Wm 1885 1951
Andresek Dennice 1918 1991
Antoni Mary 1935 1984
Aulik Frank 1894 1974
Baer Erna 1905 1984
Bauer George H 1888 1970
Added by Bob on Mar 24, 2017 2:55 PM
Just a note of thanks for all the splendid photos in central Wisconsin. You make Find a Grave a much better place.
Added by CurtB on Mar 15, 2017 9:46 PM
Amelse, Teckla
Find A Grave#1388366229
Sent Edit for addition of husband but system won't let me put in additional info I have and I don't know when I will remember to come back. Teckla's maiden name is Opdam (yes, this IS her maidenname although it is also a place in Netherlands) and she was born in Wydenes, Venhuizen, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. I hope this is helpful and you will be able to include. Thank you so much for your good work.
Added by spzl on Mar 14, 2017 2:19 PM
Patti Podboy
Steve & Lottie Losiewicz
Thanks so much for the Losiewicz transfers!
Added by Patti Podboy on Mar 11, 2017 7:56 PM
thank you for transfer
Going to visit this one in a couple months, most appreciated!
Added by Artefacts on Mar 11, 2017 1:50 PM
Warren Rheinschmidt
Transfer request
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).

Warren Rheinschmidt
Added by Warren Rheinschmidt on Mar 06, 2017 4:34 AM
April Lutz
I'm new to this site but I wanted to take the time to thank you for taking a pic of my papas (Merril Lutz) site in Marshfield. Your time and efforts are greatly appreciated! God bless
Added by April Lutz on Mar 05, 2017 1:41 PM
Rose Gondek
Lorraine Ann Franz Zelinski
Thank you so very much for taking a photo of my aunt Lorraine'so headstone. She was my father's sister. I miss her very much. God bless you and again thank you for your beautiful gift.
Added by Rose Gondek on Mar 01, 2017 11:05 PM
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