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Kathleen Englebretson (#47705227)
 member for 5 years, 7 months, 28 days
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Bio Photo March 2017: Spring cleaning has hit my genealogy files. Have decided to sort out old paperwork (some 15-20+ years old). I started throwing out old obits, news clippings, etc. that I had transferred to a computer file. As I was looking I realized there was clippings of other non relative obits attached. Most were collected before I joined FAG. I decided that before I (aka my husband) burn all of them I would transcribe them into FAG. Please forgive me if some of the clippings do not have a source or date. It has been too long to remember where I got some of them from and some came from other people who did not included that information. I thought the data was more important than not doing anything except lighting the match to the fire barrel.
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 have been deeply involved in Genealogy for over 25 years including teaching, doing workshops and running a Family History Center.

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". I have taken 200-800+ pictures 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.

PLEASE include the name, cemetery and FAG number. Since the majority of my contributions are complete strangers to me, it is hard to respond properly without this info.
The EDIT button is a fantastic tool.
Feel free to ask for transfers within reasonable relationships. 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!"

2017 I have started being more cautious about some transfers as too many "friends and neighbors" were contacting me and then I get a response from a new contributor who is family. I hate to discourage family from doing FAG because their feelings were hurt by a non relative who took over their family links.

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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Rose Franz-Gondek
Leon and Roger Boehm
Thank you so much for taking photos of the twother headstones. You have taken a few photos for me in the past and I really appreciate all you have done. God bless you Hon.
Added by Rose Franz-Gondek on Sep 09, 2017 10:00 AM
Jeff
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
Thank you so much for your photos of my ancestors the Wieses in Queens of Peace Catholic Cemetery!! Going out of your way to do something kind for a stranger is an amazing thing and I am very, very grateful!!
Added by Jeff on Sep 07, 2017 9:22 PM
sskb1215
Memorial Linsdau / Schisel # 78080373
Thank you very much for taking a photo of my Great Aunt Mary's Headstone. The volunteers on Find A Grave are super.
Regards
Susan
Added by sskb1215 on Sep 07, 2017 7:06 PM
Janet Marie
Joseph Barak military marker
Hi Kathleen,

You accidentally added the military marker photo for Joseph Barak # 144441221 to his wife's memorial (Irene Barak # 144441248).

Would you please add the photo to Joseph's memorial and remove it from Irene's?

I sent a request to your e-mail in early August, but it might have gotten lost in cyberspace.

Thanks!

Janet Marie
Added by Janet Marie on Sep 05, 2017 7:15 PM
Colleen Gilliam
Edna Marion (VOGEN) OLSON
We have a the wrong parents with Edna Marion (VOGEN) OLSON her real mother was Cora Olive "Marie" Marjorie (Jacobson) Olson
19101991. Cora was only 16 when she had Edna. So Edna was rise as by her grandparents. Her father is unknown. Can you please fix this on her find a grave page? Thank Gilliam

Added by Colleen Gilliam on Sep 03, 2017 11:37 PM
nannette
Priscilla King-Smith
memorial #95371222
I am so sorry-I did not see your memorial when I created mine.
I'd like to merge the two so I can add her family-I don't know how.
Please let me know how to do that.
Thank you,
Nannette #46825463
Added by nannette on Sep 03, 2017 10:59 AM
jm
Find A Grave Memorial# 94365631
Thank you for taking time to locate and photograph the headstone for Caroline Glugla. Your time and effort is greatly appreciated!
Added by jm on Sep 01, 2017 10:01 AM
jm
Find A Grave Memorial# 94365614
Thank you for taking time to locate and photograph the headstone for Joseph Glugla. Your time and effort is greatly appreciated!
Added by jm on Sep 01, 2017 10:00 AM
Tim Koenig
Albert Freese (110490943)
Kathy: Thanks for linking Albert Freese (pronounced (FREE zee") to his parents. Just wanted to let you know I'm certain of this relationship. Albert's sister Virginia Freese Lee was my aunt, by marriage.
Added by Tim Koenig on Aug 28, 2017 1:15 PM
Janet Marie
Irene Barak #144441248
You accidentally put a photo of Joseph Barak's military marker on his wife's memorial instead of his memorial.

Would you please move the military marker photo from Irene's memorial to Joseph's memorial (#144441221)?

Thanks!

Janet Marie
Added by Janet Marie on Aug 27, 2017 1:06 PM
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