Hi, I'm Katie! I live in Stayton, Oregon. I love everything history related, especially old cemeteries, houses, barns, books, and photos.
I work full-time and I am mom to a busy toddler and a newborn, as well as stepmom to two teens. Please be patient with me! I will get to edits as soon as I can, but am unfortunately not able to process them every day.
My own family names include the surnames Baptiste, Reid, Bennett, Bales, Fiester, Densford, and Hampton. I am also researching my husband and children's lines, including the surnames Garrison, Follis, Kirsch, Phillips, Mitchell, and Imlah.
I collect antique photographs, particularly those with names on them, and try to match them up with other researchers on Find a Grave or Ancestry.com. It's so much fun to unexpectedly add something to someone else's search and I hope someday karma will return the favor!
On memorials I manage, if myself or my son (Reid) are related I have stated our relationship in the notes section. I would be happy to transfer all others to a member of their family. Please request the transfer through the edit tab and state your relation.
If I add information to a non-related memorial, I state my source. If no source is given, info is from edits from other contributors. Any and all information that I have is already listed on the memorial.
Please feel free to use any gravestone photos that I have posted for your personal genealogical use.