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I am eighth generation Iowan. My mother's side of the family has been in Iowa since 1839. I have been working on my family history since 1980.
I began contributing to Find A Grave as a means to record the headstone inscriptions I had transcribed from walking many cemeteries back in the day, mostly Audubon, Cass, Clarke, Madison, Polk and Warren counties in Iowa and mostly relatives. This was before Find A Grave and way before Find A Grave turned into a genealogical site. My parents have also contributed headstone photographs they have taken. My main goal is to preserve what was written on the headstones, to learn about the people and to honor the deceased.
HELP WITH FIND A GRAVE
You will find the link to this page on the left side of each Find A Grave page under Actions. If you have been a contributor on Find A Grave for an extended amount of time you might want to reread this page. Most of the rules and guidelines have changed since Ancestry.com bought this site.
Please contact me by clicking the edit tab on the upper right hand corner of the memorial. I will not add highly detailed information such as census transactions and Family Search Marriage Records. This data is more suited for sites like Ancestry.com, or your virtual cemetery, etc.
Please use the edit tab to request links. I DO NOT LINK TO UNKNOWN BURIALS.
Please use the edit tab to request transfers. I will then receive a link to the memorial in question.