mmel

Member for
19 years · 9 months · 19 days
Find a Grave ID
47686399

Bio

I am always willing to transfer memorials in my care to family of the deceased - send me a message. I am also willing to accept transfers of groups of memorials if the current manager is having difficulty keeping up or health issues prevent them from fufilling this duty. If you are in need of transferring memorials to me, simply send them over - no questions asked, no explanation needed. When the time comes and I join the other "Fallen Gravers", my designated legacy person is Jelyru - my cousin.

For those tracing family or researching persons buried in Riverside Memorial Park in Fox Lake, WI - please touch base with the Fox Lake Public Library (117 W State St. Fox Lake - 920-928-3223). I have created a user-friendly index that they have access to, to assist in locating burials easier (the plot-numbering system makes NO sense there!). That is also where the Harriet O'Connell Historical Room is housed (researchers must make an appointment to do research there, due to staffing), which is the largest private collection in the State of Wisconsin (according to the WI State Historical Society).

You may notice that there are some old photos added to memorials by me - they are not mine, they are not my collection. They are part of the holdings of The Harriet O'Connell Historical Room. I try to find their memorials and add the images to the memorial.

For those tracing family or researching persons buried in Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun, WI - I am working on photographing and adding memorials, bear with me. From mid-July 2019 to the begining of October 2019, I have added about 2600 memorials to Findagrave. There are over 7100 known burials (according to the board of directors for the cemetery), so I have a ways to go. My plan is to make an index similar to the one for Riverside Memorial Park after I complete my current project.

Edits are ALWAYS welcome! I am a strong supporter of making notes of nicknames as well (I know many are not). If their headstone has a nickname, then that is how they were known, and it should be noted. I have lost count of how many people I have encountered who are looking for "Aunt Meta", whose given name was Mehitable, or "Aunt Hanna", whose given name was Johanna.

Most of all, I am not a "numbers person" - one who adds and adds memorials to try to have an impressively-high memorial count. I am actually a "get everyone who should be on Findagrave on the site" kind of person. I have recently raided the memorials that had been transferred to FindAGrave, and have claimed ones in the geographical areas I am doing research. This does NOT mean I am related or unwilling to pass them on to family of those persons.

I encourage family members or those with interests or researching persons I have made memorials for to ask for transfers. If they are not my relative, I am happy to let them go.

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