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JKW (#47836007)
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Bio Photo Please feel free to request a transfer if you are related to someone whose memorial page I manage. I am happy to transfer management of all except those of my direct ancestors.

Please just let me know if you want me to delete a memorial page that I have created for your family member or close relative. I'll delete it as quickly as possible.

I'll be glad to correct errors, link family members, and add some information - unless I am commanded to do it and deliberately insulted. Thankfully, most contributors that I've dealt with have been nice and some very helpful.

PLEASE NOTE: I NEVER INCLUDE NAMES OF SURVIVING FAMILY MEMBERS. Everyone who posts recent obits should be aware of this: some fraudsters and con artists use recent newspaper obituaries to scam survivors, especially recent widows.

In regard to Find A Grave Friends listed here, most of them have posted photos in memorials that I have created and still manage; some have been generous enough to transfer management of memorials to me; others have been fantastic about editing memorials; and a few are relatives who have assisted me with genealogical research.
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RE: Leatha Marie Murray and Eugene Winters
Thank you so much! No worries on the removal of flowers. Leatha is my elder sister. I'll have to see if I can link our grandparents to it :)

Thank you so much for creating the memorial for her.
Added by Heather on Apr 04, 2017 6:48 PM
RE: Thank You!
Fascinating! I've often thought about the possibility of ancestors, from different sides of the tree, but that lived in the same state or area, meeting, marrying, and producing offspring. You are the first person I've ever heard that actually found proof of such an event. Do you have any idea of how far regular folks, not the Royals or families like the Medici, can trace their ancestry? Maybe to the Renaissance? Would it be impossible to go further back than about the 13th century? This is not a burning question so just answer when you have a minute. --pam
Added by MapSkraps on Mar 22, 2017 10:51 PM
RE: Thank You!
Sorry it took me so long to answer. Life gets in the way!
Oh yes, I see where our lineage intersects! Not too very far back. Iíve been interested to see how many relatives actually fought (and, like your great-great grandfatherís brother, Joshua, died.) Do you think any other brothers died in the War?

It is overwhelming to see how many relatives everyone has. Thankfully, population growth in the U.S. seems to have slowed some but the world is quickly approaching overpopulation. With so many people it isnít hard to realize that we are all, if not ďbrothersĒ, at least cousins!

Thanks for the offer of taking Newtonís memorial over. It is one I must decline. Iím still too sporadic in my ancestor tracking and not sure enough in my understanding of genealogy in general. With some practice I might be able to handle the tech part of it.

Possibly I will develop enough confidence and knowledge to handle it a few years down the road. Iíll keep it in the back of my mind for review every so often.

How glorious it is that spring has come once again! Hope yours is sunny and fun.

Cousin Pam
Added by MapSkraps on Mar 22, 2017 1:23 PM
Thank You!
Thank you for your quick response! I opened it around 11pm so I'll have to spend some time on digesting it in the morning!

Elizabeth Mary Hammer is also my 3rd great-grandmother and I have been in close contact with my maternal grandmother's granddaughter who also has the same relationship to her!

Below I have pasted some information I received from -- in the DNA section of their site. It is a little synopsis of my direct DNA path (so they say) to Lizzie... reads from the bottom up:

Elizabeth Mary Hammer (1795 - 1888)
3rd great-grandmother
Joshua Davis Nelson (1831 - 1863)
son of Elizabeth Mary Hammer
Newton J. Nelson (1860 - 1935)
son of Joshua Davis Nelson
Ollie "Olive" Nelson (1892 - 1985)
daughter of Newton J. Nelson
Edythe Eleanor Wilson (1922 - 2004)
daughter of Ollie "Olive" Nelson
Pamela Jean Sparks
You are the daughter of Edythe Eleanor Wilson

I can't think why this would be of help to you, just thought it might be of interest.


Added by MapSkraps on Feb 17, 2017 12:48 AM
John Rankin Nelson

Thank you for being a good friend to all of us that you do not know! The volunteers at Find-A-Grave must all be wonderful folks.

I landed on the page of a distant relative named John Rankin Nelson. Under his "Death" information but before his "Family links" (which shows one parent as Elizabeth Nelson) the information below appears...

"Father: William Hogan Nelson I (son of John Nelson and Bathsheba [Hogan] Nelson)
Mother: Mary Elizabeth Hammer"

I haven't seen an entry quite like this and I don't understand exactly what it means. It may, however, have something to do with the memorial note you left which says, "My 2nd great grand uncle and second husband of my 3rd great grandmother
- JKW"

I find ALL genealogy confusing so I work on it for a little while, stay away for quite awhile, then go back to it. Can you clarify this one for me?

Thank you.

--pam (Escondido, California - 30 minutes north of San Diego)
Added by MapSkraps on Feb 16, 2017 4:10 PM
Sheryl Kelso
I first want to thank you for the transfer. Second, I love your comment on the control freaks that we have all undoubtedly run into on Find A Grave. These Grave Nazis ruin it for all of us who work to make the sites as complete as possible. By refusing to allow obits, death certificates etc., they are working against the entire purpose of Find A Grave. Sheryl
Added by Sheryl Kelso on Jan 29, 2017 8:49 PM
RE: Transfer of Efirds to You
Thank-you so much for transferring them to me. They are my cousins, also, so we are cousins, too. John Emery Efird's Grandfather George Efird's younger brother Jacob John Efird was my GrGrGreatGrandfather. I am sorry that you are in declining health. I hope that everything works out well for you.
Your cousin,
Carolyn Pinkerton
Added by CarolynMMP on Jan 24, 2017 6:21 PM
Melissa OBrian
RE: Thomas M. Campbell
The Swans, Hughes, McClains & others are listed on a family picnic bulletin, along with 480 others in 1916. So far I've found only 2 errors, Hunnell & another name that gets, like McClain various spellings. There are a couple of other versions too.
My 4th great grandparents from Greene Co. PA are Major Thomas Hughes spouse Elizabeth Swan. Lucas also is in this group.
Added by Melissa OBrian on Dec 01, 2016 8:37 AM
Mary Jane Kratzenberg Senn
RE: Dorothy Mulhall

Thank you so much for the transfer, on the search for her sister Marcella, finding my family would be impossible without folks like you.

Again my thanks,

Added by Mary Jane Kratzenberg Sen... on Oct 20, 2016 2:06 PM
Marcia Lynne vonGunden
Transfer & thank you
Hello again,
Thank you for your generosity in transferring:
Dora Pinky Hodgen Forrester # 91873447
to my care.
With your help, I have successfully connected her with parents, four of her seven siblings, her husband and three children.
As I receive more information, I will add it to Our shared memorial.
With sincerest appreciation,
# 47059326
Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on Oct 15, 2016 6:06 AM
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