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I have been doing genealogy since I was 15 years old. I've been involved in the planning of previous Indianapolis Family History Conferences, and I'm a member of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). I'm also working on a several books about my ancestors. Copies will be donated to the local libraries and historical societies once they’re finished. I have also been creating my own tokens (or flowers) since March 14, 2016. It’s been very enjoyable creating these personalize tokens for my family members.

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Find a Grave Volunteers of Indiana
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My Personal Philosophy On Transferring Memorials We have all asked for non-direct line relatives; even those who refuse to transfer them. I have found that most people will transfer a family member regardless of the relationship and only a few won’t. Although the majority of memorials I've added are my family, I have added a few family friends. I won't hold any memorial hostage. If we share a common ancestor that is your direct-line (and not mine) just ask for the transfer. If we share a common direct-line ancestor and you want management when I’m no longer on Find-a-Grave, let me know and I’ll leave instructions for it to be transferred to you. With that said….

I am very thankful to those who have worked so hard to create memorials for my family members, whether direct-line or not. Because my ancestors are important to me I will continue to ask for transfers when requesting corrections. I do consider it an honor to be able to maintain their memorials. Since the early deaths of my brother and sister (they were both in their 20's when they passed) and then the subsequent death of my parents, maintaining family members memorials and being able to set up their memorials to tell their story (and make changes without having to ask someone to do it) does bring a level of comfort. Having a stranger maintain your family member's memorial (regardless of relationship) is akin to having a stranger keep the ashes of a loved one.

On Memorials I manage I have been working on making family connections, adding photographs, biographies and other important information about the individual so that their full story can be told. That's one of the advantages of managing your family's memorials because a stranger cannot tell a family member's story quite like someone who knew them in real life or have heard stories about them.

I welcome all corrections, suggestions and additions.

Edits, Comments, Requests, etc. I try to process edit requests, reply to comments and make transfers within 24 hours (I'll let you know if it's going to take me longer). If you are researching a common ancestor and have any questions, please feel free to ask. I'm willing to share any information I may have and help you with your research.

Some names I have information on: Abram(s), Adams, Allgood, Anderson, Beach, Beck, Bennett, Britton, Brown, Bryant, Bush, Dawson, Gardner, Good(e), Hamm, Hundley, Isom, Jelley, Lanam, Roseboom, Taylor and Wilcox (just to name a few).

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