Eric Jelle

Member for
20 years · 2 months · 9 days
Find a Grave ID


Hello - I am Eric Jelle and have been researching family since 1985 with an emphasis on preservation and innovative improvement of the tools at the disposal of like minded researchers everywhere.

I have been a dedicated active member of Findagrave since its early incorporated beginnings in 2000.

My additional skills most relevant to family research include, but are not limited to
1. Being seasoned third consecutive generation active duty veteran (1992 - 2000 )
2. Being a former U.S. Air Force first responder (police and EMT)
3. Being a former public death services provider (2000 - 2003) and contracted wartime Army casualty office supervisor (2005 - 2006)
4. Managing supervisor of corporate records and information (2006 - 2009) and U.S. Federal Archives public servant (2011 - 2020)
5. One who has lost, grieved, and handled multiple lifetimes of family members estate affairs with the utmost respect, care, and due diligence in a very short time frame 1999, 1999, 1999, 2000, 2014, 2018, and even a resulting law suit in 2003 - 2006, I grasp the depths of both the importance and personal meaning of protection and preservation of family members rights, and precious legacies until their very last breath and beyond into the priceless posterity which remains a new moral anchor to our own souls beyond their physical departure from this world.

"Honor your word - it defines your character in both depth and duration"
2014 - Present
Genedocs Founder / Template Design Manager
Social Media Administrator for 8,700+ like minded members of Facebook templates group.
- Added 1,274 members in group's first 48 hours with 99.99% retention
2008 - Present
Genedocs E-Magazine Author
2010 - 2011
Author/Site Manager of The Valiant Quest
(105+ biographical linked web pages)
1999 - 2003
- If you don't share and neither do I, then all family history may be forgotten in the resulting dishonor within only a couple of generations.
MY RECENT ANCESTRY (Five generations)
JELLE..........CO, SD, MN
HJODLO.........Hardanger, NORWAY back to 1600's
EDLUND.........MT, TX
DAWES..........TX, IL, KY, VA?, MD?, D.C.
TUCKER.........OK, TX, AL, GA?
GAUSE..........TX, AL, NC
THRASHER2...........TX, AL, TN, ?
GRIFFITH............VA, NC/SC
MILLS...............AL, NC
HALL................AL, NC
LASPEYRE........NC, France

My techniques and networking methods have resulted in one international family reunion, on-line publications at, a wealth of family photos spanning up to six generations beyond my own, and the pleasure of contributing to the success of researchers around the globe mainly with the innovative Genedocs forms library including a Life Legacy Changing Forms Series. The Genedocs group I administer is on Facebook where I also periodically manage the Family Research page.

Happy Hunting!

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