Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Mike & Nancy Ridgdill (#47585642)
 member for 5 years, 7 months, 12 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo My philosophy about F/G is really quite simple. Treat me like you want yourself to be treated. Very simple. If I see a memorial that I'd like to have transferred to me, I'll simply ask for it. Likewise, if you see a memorial I've submitted that you'd like to have transferred to you, just ask for it. I could care less if the person is related to you, or not. If you want it, and there's no reason for me to keep it, you can have it. It's just that simple. I do this because I love it. A lot of people just don't have the time to do this. In reality, I have no connection to at least 90% of the memorials I submit. I submit them because no one else has.

Like all of us, there are some memorials I won't transfer. But, the only time I won't transfer a memorial is when the person is in one of my direct ancestry lines, my aunts, uncles, a few cousins, and a handful of friends I hold dear to my heart. As for the information I post, feel free to use any info I submit. You do not need my permission. That's why I put it on here in the first place.

If I request a memorial to be transferred to me, it is usually a direct ancestor, or a very close aunt, uncle, or cousin. On rare occasions, I may even request a memorial of a very dear friend. The only deviation from this is that from time to time I may request the memorial transfer of a Confederate soldier, if it's apparent the soldier is probably not related to the submitter. But, no matter who's memorial I request, I always stipulate, "unless this person is your relative." However, if you don't want to make the transfer, at least give me a good reason why you won't. But, please, don't completely ignore me. That's just being rude.

And, please, if you're going to take the time to create a new cemetery, make sure you have the correct name, provide the complete address, accurate written directions, and the correct map. It doesn't take much time, and can ensure future submissions are added to the right cemeteries.

Otherwise, I have been researching my family genealogy for over thirty-five years. I have published three books so far, Confederate Graves of Emanuel County, Georgia, in 2009, a color edition of the book in 2010, and The Ridgdill Genealogy in 2011. All are available online at

Thank you for your cooperation. God bless.

Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 2,828 Memorials Added
 • 3,023 Memorials Managed
 • 10 Memorials/Week
 • 1,287 Photos
 • 19 Photo Requests
 • 16 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 5,222 Virtual Flowers
 • 21 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 44 Fame Ratings
 • 3 Sponsorships
 • 16 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Virtual Cemeteries
Classmates- Washington Co... (29)
Confederate Medal of Hono... (1)
Confederate Soldiers buri... (352)
Confederate Soldiers from... (104)
Daughters of the American... (10)
Famous graves added (2)
Favorite Movie & TV Stars (40)
Favorite Singers (3)
K-9 Heroes (1)
My Heroes (24)
[View all Virtual Cemeteries...]
Find A Grave Friends
Chere, David Portwood, Davida Mitchem ..., Dorothy George ..., Elizabeth Ann H..., gigi garner, Hilda Lee, Jill Harris, Lexie, Loree Beacham, nu2ga, Olivia Williams..., Sharon Rogers-F..., Stephen Hightow..., Susan Barwick, Wally J.
Messages left for Mike & Nancy Ri... (49)[Leave Message]
Patty Shreve
RE: William Freeman
I've deleted a photo so that you may add one. Jack and I used to work together on our photographs - just to let you know - Jack passed away late last year - so we are no longer able to do so. I miss him. Another tip - if you have a family member that you'd like to have more than the five photos, you can "sponsor" the memorial page and add up to 20. It's only $5. Thanks for the nice request!
Added by Patty Shreve on Mar 23, 2017 6:06 AM
F Priam
RE: Stanley Nawrocki
Thanks Mike for the the back story on these graves. So its probablty the same thing with our Veitnam Vets, as well. Glad to hear the your cousin was returned, so I wonder why the cemetery has no record of him? Have you tried calliing the local furneral homes around where his family lived?, sometimes they have more records then the actual cemetery does. I hope you can find confirmation, but don't worry, I will not delete it, it is my pleasure to create these memorials for our veterans.
Added by F Priam on Mar 20, 2017 3:55 PM
Olivia Williamson Braddy
RE: Photos
I've read that, too, although I don't know if it's true. I've read that anything found online (like my genealogical files that have been copied so much without my permission) cannot carry a copyright; therefore, once we post material online, we lose control of it.
Added by Olivia Williamson Braddy on Mar 20, 2017 12:33 PM
RE: CPL Stanley Nawrocki #135973751
Thank you. I plan on several trips to HC (during the week when staff is working) and I will visit the office. My motto is "no soldier left behind". I will find him. Regards.
Added by EDWARD ROCK on Mar 20, 2017 9:20 AM
F Priam
RE: Stanley Nawrocki
Ok, I understand. I was confused when I found the other memorial for him. I won't delete it until you find out which one of the entries is correct. I did not realize that there was a cemetery in North Korea with our Vets. I imagine if the families requested that the bodies be returned for burial here, then that is what occurred, otherwise they were just buried on the soil where they perished? How would you find out then, where he was laid to rest?
Added by F Priam on Mar 20, 2017 8:47 AM
Olivia Williamson Braddy
RE: Benjamin Abram Kirkland
You're right, Mike. I looked up his birthdate on and he was born in 1892. I'll send that birthdate to the contributor. Thanks!
Added by Olivia Williamson Braddy on Mar 20, 2017 8:14 AM
F Priam
Stanley Nawrocki
Hi. I assumed that you were really trying to find this person, but you neglected to tell me that you had already created a memorial for him in United Nations Cemetery, so I will delete my memorial for you.
Added by F Priam on Mar 19, 2017 9:42 PM
Olivia Williamson Braddy
Benjamin Abram Kirkland
I assume the above fought for the north?
Added by Olivia Williamson Braddy on Mar 19, 2017 12:37 PM
Olivia Williamson Braddy
RE: Juanita Samples Hudson
The reason I create memorials after the death occurs is that I checked into this after a viper on here made it his lifetime goal to have all my memorials merged with those that had been created prior to death. My material, pictures and genealogy went to the other person. I finally sent a message to the Facebook management explaining this and the reply was that it should never have happened as the memorials created after the person's death take precedence. They asked me for a list of the ones taken from me and merged to someone else, but I had not made a complete list and just let it go. But I resumed creating memorials after death. Thanks, Mike.
Added by Olivia Williamson Braddy on Feb 15, 2017 11:15 AM
Olivia Williamson Braddy
Juanita Samples Hudson
I see you've add her photo to this memorial, which is not legit since it was created 5 years prior to her death.
Added by Olivia Williamson Braddy on Feb 15, 2017 7:52 AM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service