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JimW (#47106182)
 member for 8 years, 6 months, 15 days
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Bio Photo I was born and raised in rural Nebraska, on a farm with a family cemetery, but didn't know much about family history, I think that started my interest in both genealogy and cemeteries. Began work on the family tree 30+ years ago, and it is still growing.

Findagrave is a great site, but there is still a lot of work to be done. I'm into photography, so try to put as many marker pictures on Find A Grave as possible. I've added more than 2000 to a local cem.

I keep finding our relatives, many recently added to Findagrave, found one that was added 3 days before I did the search! I will gladly turn over memorials of your relatives, unless they are more closely related to us.

Unfortunately, some individuals seem to be very uncooperative, they will not turn over the maintenance of a memorial OR add information that is provided to them. It appears that they are in a race to start short memorials, with little information, and are looking only at the total number.

A big "Thank You" to all the cooperative people that I've found on this site!

*** my dad is no longer on Find-a-Grave very often (however he is still very much alive!). I would be happy to make sure he gets the message if you would like a memorial transferred to you if you just leave him a message with the memorial number and your contributor number. Thank you and sorry for any delays. Our family memorials will be transferred to someone else in the family so if we are more closely related I may decline. ***

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Marilyn Klass Lammers
RE: Orval Leu
I'd be glad to take over Orval Leu's memorial. My mother talked often about her Uncle Orval. I know I met him several times while visiting in Nebraska.

Added by Marilyn Klass Lammers on Aug 01, 2017 7:04 PM
Janet and James,

I had been out of town for a few days and hadn't checked my e-mail until today. So I was very surprised to see that you had transferred all of the Solso's memorials to my care. I really appreciate it!

Thank-you so much!,

Added by Jan on Jul 24, 2017 8:32 PM
Rickert Family
Nora Rickman Rickert - 76079686
Joseph W Rickert - 76079945
Flossie M. Rickert - 76079845

Thanks, Davidson (#47361073)
Added by Davidson on Jul 20, 2017 6:05 PM
Diane K. Moore
RE: Lorraine M Mitchell
Thanks, Jim.
Added by Diane K. Moore on Jul 07, 2017 3:16 PM
Diane K. Moore
RE: Lorraine M Mittchell
Lorraine M Barnhart Mitchell - maybe he just posted the cemetery photo........not the actually funeral posting.......??
Added by Diane K. Moore on Jul 07, 2017 10:44 AM
Diane K. Moore
Lorraine M Mittchell
Hello. Please transfer Lorraine to me, she is my aunt.

Diane Moore
Added by Diane K. Moore on Jul 07, 2017 10:20 AM
Ann Sophie Andersdatter Solso
Janet and James,

Thank-you for the transfer of Ann Solso's memorial to my care. I would love to have all the Solso's you have if you are willing to transfer them to my care.


Added by Jan on Jun 20, 2017 8:40 PM
RE: Best and Crown Hill cem
76 is fine with Best cemetery. I definitely did not want the whole lot of 253. I had Loyal Best down to obtain his obituary next time I go to Lincoln anyway. The Nebraska State Historical Society in Lincoln (next to the UNL Student Union) has Madison Star-Mail newspapers on hand that are microfilm. I truly try to enhance each Find a Grave I create or are transferred to me. I am not into numbers, but quality - providing a meaningful legacy to those individuals. As for the 2 in Crown Hill do what your dad wants. No rush! I have summer obligations. Thus would look at them closer later fall/next winter.
Added by Lovina on Jun 19, 2017 8:03 PM
RE: Re: edits for
Hi Janet,
No I am not related to the Best family. Just been assisting in the location of former Madison High School grads for the upcoming 150th city of Madison celebration August 18th to 20th along with locating living grads for the Multi-Class alumni banquet on the evening of August 19th that has not a happened for six years. I would be honor to take on any of your father's in the Best Cemetery or Crown Hill cemetery. My passion is for Crown Hill at Madison, but would be diligent in upgrading the Best Cemetery and be glad to transfer them to family members if they request. Only 58 of the 165 I have created and managed are relatives plus the additional 22 of 30 family members I requested. 8 were dumped on me. I have learned when I have no interest in people dumping on me to transfer it right back. Therefore, about how many does your dad maintain in Best Cemetery and possibly if any from Crown Hill Cemetery. Thank you for contacting me and trying to move these to responsible / interested people.
Added by Lovina on Jun 19, 2017 2:07 PM
Norilee Williamson
RE: Joseph/Margaret Shaw
Hi Jim -- I to am not related but I have been a contributor for 15 years and have had a number of memorials transferred to me. So if you want to trans a bunch of them that is fine with me.
Added by Norilee Williamson on Apr 09, 2017 2:46 PM
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