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I enjoy finding out about my family history and helping others with genealogy searches.

Families I am interested in are:Cvetic, Cvetich, Krajnc, Svetic, Svetich, Swetic, Swetich, Swetish, Getzan, Getzen, Gasparovich, Gaspar, Sweet, Ribnikar, Sholer, and Krmpotich. Also: Hodge, Flett, Sinclair, Anders, Biever, Ligler, Dobbin, Merle and Baumeister.

My Grandfather, Joseph Sweet, and his siblings; John, Matt, and Ann (Gasparovich) lived in Calumet MI after coming from Lukovdol, Croatia (1890's). Their last name was Cvetic, and their parents were Pavao Cvetic + Mara (Grguric). At various times they used Cvetich, Svetich, Svetish, Swetich, Swetish, and who knows what else. My grandfather legally changed his name, in Chicago in the '20s, to Sweet.

My Grandfather, Michael/Miha Ribnikar, lived in Chicago, after coming from Trzic Slovenija. He married Louise/Aloysia/Lojska Krajnc also from Slovenija. His siblings; Joseph and Johanna (Peter) Sholer also came Trzic and settled in Milwaukee and Chicago respectively. My uncle Mike Ribnikar married Betty Jo Dobbin.

My God-parents families: Merle and Baumeister

My Wife's family: Hodge, Flett, Sinclair, Anders, and Biever. We visited Scotland, home of the Fletts and Sinclairs in 2016 and added many photos from there.

Sadly my wife Sharon passed on January 16, 2017.

Jim Sweet
Originally: Chicago, IL area
Currently: Indianapolis, IN area

PS - To add an internal link to another memorial page in the biography section, you would need to type:
< a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=XXXXXXX">Name< /a>

Note: XXXXXXX is the GRid number of the memorial you want to link and "Name" is what will show up on the screen as the link. You will need to remove the space between < and a at the beginning as well as the space between the < and / at the end. The spaces were added here to actually show you the code. [I put this here for reference because I use it often and it's easier to find here than looking in the FAQ section. Thanks to KChaffeeB (#46506715) for the idea of putting this link in my profile.]

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