clferris

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New Note: In 2019 I received an inappropriate message. Findagrave was responsive to the issue, but it makes me uncomfortable for the first time to have personal data here. I've removed my email and adjusted my profile name. You can reach me through messages and my website. In January 2020 my personal profile photo in Findagrave was used as the profile photo of someone else - not me - in Ancestry, so now I've removed that too. What a world!

Old Note: I have been involved in researching my family history for the past 25 years. When I found Find A Grave I considered it a wonderful new tool and now I'd like to contribute to this virtual cemetery with bio's and photos of my own beloved family members.

Many of the memorials I manage connect to me in some way. That means I really want to talk to you if you connect too! Feel free to contact me through EDIT - Suggest... (I am placing "flowers" for my husband: Richard. You can contact him through me if you are related.

My trees include a big connection to Norway and the names: Norby/e, Johnson, Lien, Wigen, Nummedal, Behrents and Daehlin.
My husband's trees connect to Scotland/Ireland, early America, Sweden and Norway. Names include: Ferris, Pillsbury, Donaldson and Thorson.

I'm currently working on a website with our family trees. It is free and easy to register. (All you need is a name and your choice of username and password.) If you have a name in one of my virtual cemeteries, there may be much more in my site. Please come visit! (In March 2018 I accepted a transfer of 115 memorials in Springfield Cemetery, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Most are not related to me and I'd be happy to transfer them to others.)

Pet Peeve Section:
1. My husband and I travel to cemeteries, sometimes long distances, only to take photos of relatives' graves, and then we snap a few more that are nearby. I use Photoshop to enhance every photo. However, I have just a small camera and am not a professional photographer. If you take a photo that is distinctly better, I'm willing to remove mine, but have the common courtesy to let me know. Don't post basically the same photo.

2. I am so sad that managers of memorials interpret "guidelines" as "rules". Memorials should rest with family, regardless of the relationship. If there is a controversy, then use the guidelines to interpret whether someone is more closely related than someone else. Do you really want to become a Fallen Graver and leave 50,000 memorials to someone else, equally unrelated? If you send me an edit and are related in any way, please let me know. I am eager to transfer memorials!

New Note: In 2019 I received an inappropriate message. Findagrave was responsive to the issue, but it makes me uncomfortable for the first time to have personal data here. I've removed my email and adjusted my profile name. You can reach me through messages and my website. In January 2020 my personal profile photo in Findagrave was used as the profile photo of someone else - not me - in Ancestry, so now I've removed that too. What a world!

Old Note: I have been involved in researching my family history for the past 25 years. When I found Find A Grave I considered it a wonderful new tool and now I'd like to contribute to this virtual cemetery with bio's and photos of my own beloved family members.

Many of the memorials I manage connect to me in some way. That means I really want to talk to you if you connect too! Feel free to contact me through EDIT - Suggest... (I am placing "flowers" for my husband: Richard. You can contact him through me if you are related.

My trees include a big connection to Norway and the names: Norby/e, Johnson, Lien, Wigen, Nummedal, Behrents and Daehlin.
My husband's trees connect to Scotland/Ireland, early America, Sweden and Norway. Names include: Ferris, Pillsbury, Donaldson and Thorson.

I'm currently working on a website with our family trees. It is free and easy to register. (All you need is a name and your choice of username and password.) If you have a name in one of my virtual cemeteries, there may be much more in my site. Please come visit! (In March 2018 I accepted a transfer of 115 memorials in Springfield Cemetery, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Most are not related to me and I'd be happy to transfer them to others.)

Pet Peeve Section:
1. My husband and I travel to cemeteries, sometimes long distances, only to take photos of relatives' graves, and then we snap a few more that are nearby. I use Photoshop to enhance every photo. However, I have just a small camera and am not a professional photographer. If you take a photo that is distinctly better, I'm willing to remove mine, but have the common courtesy to let me know. Don't post basically the same photo.

2. I am so sad that managers of memorials interpret "guidelines" as "rules". Memorials should rest with family, regardless of the relationship. If there is a controversy, then use the guidelines to interpret whether someone is more closely related than someone else. Do you really want to become a Fallen Graver and leave 50,000 memorials to someone else, equally unrelated? If you send me an edit and are related in any way, please let me know. I am eager to transfer memorials!

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