I grew up in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho and attended St. Thomas & IHM for 10 years.
I lived right behind St. Thomas church, leaving in 1967.
I currently live in Albany, OR.
Have added over 600 new St. Thomas memorials from the May 2012 "shoot". Also added about 700 marker pictures to existing memorials.
Many of the St. Thomas pictures I've added were supplied by Jim Makovec (of Idaho Jims used books) and also, many were supplied by Mike Ransom.
Thanks for the help shooting the cemetery guys!
Jim Makovec is the person that originally "inventoried" the cemetery in 1996, with his then, young daughter. He had to spend MANY hours walking the cemetery to make this list which Rob Minteer used.
Mike Ransom runs the ihmacademy.com website and is/will be an invaluable source for local family genealogy.
Rob Minteer has transferred (6-15-2012) his 1500+ names into my care, so I'll be better able to link families together etc. THANKS for your work Rob!
Thanks to ALL 3 of these guys!
I've also had a few memorials transferred to me from Collen Turnbow English and Michael Young.
IF you have a better picture, please use it and I'll delete mine.
If you have corrections or links to family members, PLEASE submit them. I want to be as "complete" as I can.
Transfer requests for your family members are gladly given. (less for me to edit etc.)
HOWEVER- If I feel you just "collect" memorials and expend little effort to contribute to FAG, I'll probably deny a transfer.
I'm more than willing to add links or bios, so use the Edit Tab.
For my family members, please be more closely related, younger or more enthusiastic than me.
I don't want my pictures used for commercial use, such as ancestry.com etc. Without giving me credit!
I took them for free and don't want to see someone else profit from my work. IF they charge others to see them, please make it obvious THEY don't OWN them.
For non commercial use, feel free to use them. A picture credit to me would be appreciated, but not necessary.
In the case of my demise, please transfer all my memorials to-
Mike Ransom (#47733418)