JFINK

Member for
5 years · 2 months · 5 days
Find A Grave ID
48479510

Bio

*I am the daughter of Edward James Schneider & Constance Mae Nutting

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Please be advised, I do not respond to bossy or rude messages. This site works more efficiently when people are kind to each other.

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*DOUBLE CHECK THE DEATH COUNTy FOR THE OHIO DEATH RECORDS (1956-1957). I HAVE DISCOVERED MANY ERRORS WHILE RESEARCHING & COMPARING OBITUARIES FROM THE PORTSMOUTH TIMES.

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I have been a genealogist for nearly 40 years, researching my family from all over the United States and Europe. The majority of the work that I contribute on Findagrave is done for building my own family tree. When I post edits to memorials, the information is based off of thorough research that I have done on the individual, not information provided on family trees that haven't been adequately proven. I generally add death records to back up the dates on the memorial and to provide information for other family members who don't know the medical history in their family. This practice is not considered to be copyright infringement because they are considered a matter of public record. Many death records are available on Ancestry.com and according to Findagrave, a site managed by Ancestry.com, it is acceptable to post the death records on their site. If a family member does not want a death certificate left on a memorial they manage, please contact me and I will gladly remove it.

OBITUARIES:

Not only are they a great source for birth & death information, they also provide interesting details of the individual's life. If you have an obituary that you would like to add to any of the memorials that I manage, go for it. I will also add them if you type them up and send through the suggestion tab. The same applies to a biography that you wish to contribute. The more information that is added, the better. The only thing I do ask is to refrain from sending census information that when uploaded looks like a list. It would be better to compose these details into a short bio.

Each and every one of our ancestors has a story to tell and as researchers, family members and contributors, it is up to us to make sure that their story is told. Everyone needs to keep in mind that this site is a public forum and although contributors may be related to the individuals that they manage, they should be understanding to others who may also be related. I have run into contributors who refuse to accept edits and biographies whether they are related or not. Some even complain in their bio about the number of edits they receive or they place limits on the amount of edits that an individual can send. A few that I have run into manage thousands of memorials, are quick to deny edits, leave rude messages and often have their messages turned off on their profile. These practices are disrespectful to those who are dedicated to enhancing the memorials of family members who have passed away. I admire those individuals who take the time to research and send edits, even when their information may conflict with mine. We are all human and we all make mistakes from time to time. Genealogy is not a perfect practice either because the records don't always have the same information. We can all learn from each other instead of being judgmental, rude and selfish; afterall, Findagrave is not the place for a power struggle. It's a place to honor our loved ones.

HEADSTONE PHOTOS-MEMORIALS-TRANSFERS:

I tend to add my headstone photographs to memorials if the photographs that are already in place are less than 1 mb in quality. I mean no disrespect to other photographers who work hard to add these photos, most of which are beautifully taken but in low kb. I do recommend that contributors who take headstone photos turn their camera settings to high quality. This helps with identification of inscriptions and specifically hard to read detail on the headstones.
Many of the memorials I manage have been created to place these headstone photos and I try to link dual headstones in order to keep the married couple together for a complete transfer. If you are not satisfied with a photo that I have contributed, please let me know. If you are a family member of one of the memorials I am managing and you would like a transfer, please contact me through the suggestion/edit tab for the memorial you wish to manage. I am currently abiding by the four generation policy for transfers.

PHOTOGRAPHS & SHARING:

Feel free to use my headstone photos for your personal genealogical project (permission to copy/share & crediting isn't necessary). I enjoy taking them for all to see and share and hope others who volunteer their time for Findagrave feel the same. With regard to personal family photos that I have downloaded, out of respect for my family and the research that I have accumulated through the years, please credit me (jfink). Thank you!!

MILITARY-VETERAN HEADSTONES:

As a veteran of the United States Air Force, I honor the brothers & sisters who served before me by sending edits to the transcription section for VA grave markers so that their military service can easily be seen on their memorial page even when a biography mentions their service already. I generally do not add the rank of an individual on a memorial unless the veteran was a prisoner of war, died while on duty or killed in action.

MY FAMILY RESEARCH:

Fink, Krohn, Kloke in Nebraska & Iowa

Walsh (Chicago, Il; Charles City, Ia; Mason City, Ia; Dougherty, Ia; Florissant,Mo; Hinchinbrooke & Ormstown, Quebec, Canada, Downpatrick, Co. Down, Ireland). Connecting families: Boudreau (de Graveline), McMenimen, Kitto, McLaughlin, Campbell, Ward, Hogan, Cahill, Coyle, Wade, Zweck, Mullin/Mullen, Dougherty, Higgins, Boyle, Kelly/Kelley, McGee, Gallagher, Ormsby, Murphy, Barr, Reed, Conners, Cahalan, Ryan, Paulus, O'Connor, Kelsh, McManus, Bamrick, Staudt, Kaplan, Dolan, Merfeld, Riggins, Cahalan, Callahan, Weber, Logan, Smith, Colby, Cunningham, Noss

Nutting (Lodi & West Point, Wisconsin; Mason City, Ia; Groton, Ma; Suffolk Co. England; Wheatfield, Niagara Co. Ny; Williston, Vt). Connecting families: Cummings, McCarthy, McKee, Nott, O'Brien

Arthur (Bedford Co. Va, Greenup Co. Ky, Boyd Co. Ky, Lewis Co. Ky, Jackson & Portsmouth, Oh)

Rouse (New Jersey, Greenup Co., Boyd Co. Ky, Lewis Co. Ky, Jackson, Oh)

Osbourne, Keairns, Gilliland (Jackson Co., Oh)

Payne/Paine, Sammons/Simmons/Simons, Riggs, Toller, Hackworth, Clark,Jewett, Haywood, Burriss, Sparks, Kilbreth, Prather, Prater, Thacker, May, West, McIntire, Shy, Loth, Maurer, Doyle, Craft, Pollitt, Lenahan, Detillion, Howell, Thurman/Turman, Evans, Munyan, Bryant, Keller, Gill, Densmore,Gee, Russell, Berry, Pitts, Reed, Moore, Million, Bentley, Ripato, Adkins, Atkins, Wiley, Sellards, Eastham, Major,Leadmon, Potts & many more in Lewis Co., Kentucky and surrounding counties in Kentucky, Ohio & West Virginia.

Schneider, Hemmert, Messmer, Gribling, Grassig (Auglaize Co., Oh, Wapakoneta & St Marys Oh)

Please contact me if you have an interest to find the same family lines or have corrections to share.

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