Native Oregonian, retired Medical Records Clerk and family historian in our family.
I am excited about the younger generation also getting into it!
I started with an interest in family history in the 1960's
when my Grandfather received mail from a distant cousin
who was researching our paternal side.
Beginning with Dr. William Rickman of Charles County, Virginia;
Jesse Riley Rickman in North Carolina;
Michael and William Rickman in Missouri;
Wilkie Rickman in Oregon.
Once I had my ancestry story documented, both paternal (Rickman, Rialland/Riot - in France; Whitaker, Trantham, Pope, Whitcraft, Shaw; and maternal (Monckton - from England, Kimball, Graves, Campbell, Fierstine, Genn, Harris);
I wanted to know the final resting place of my relatives.
When I discovered FIND A GRAVE, I was obsessively hooked!
I ENJOY VISITING CEMETERIES.
Have taken my young grandchildren and great niece & nephew with me.
They love to read the names on interesting headstones:
' the ones with engravings of trucks, tractors, airplanes, a kitty, a horse, trees and lakes...'
The youngest one would run around excitedly shouting out
'Aunt Bonnie, here's a memory, here's another memory'!
I enjoy utilizing all the features that Find A Grave offers.
I create new memorials for any not already created (DUPLICATES CREATE A TERRIBLE MESS).
I WILL TRANSFER MEMORIALS THAT ARE NOT MY FAMILY!
I strongly believe that family will take the best care of their relatives' memorials.
THANK YOU TO ALL THE CONTRIBTORS WHO HAVE BEEN WITH Find A Grave
FROM THE BEGINNING AND HAVE MADE ALL THE INITIAL MEMORIALS!
Your work is Stupendous!!
I do research almost every day and try to complete memorials with edit suggestions;
linking family members; and making photo requests (esp. for our Veterans)!!
I work on my own family and others that I have been requested for assistance.
I am very appreciative of all the volunteers who have taken my requests and posted wonderful photos.
AND A BIG THANKS TO EACH OF YOU WHO NOT ONLY POST A GRAVE PHOTO BUT ALSO A SCENIC SHOT! LOVELY!
There are so many nice people volunteering on this site -
with interesting and touching Bios that I enjoy reading,
I just had to finally get with it and create my Bio (Nov. 2020).
Thank you for your kindness and sharing.
Because Find A Grave has made a change in not posting a photo of the cemetery sign on Memorials,
some Memorials have NO PHOTO AT ALL!!
Their graves being 'UNMARKED' or 'Not Found'.
To those volunteers who post a photo of the 'unmarked ' site, I give a Big THANK YOU !
My preference is 'VISUAL' - I like to see grave markers or at least see what the final resting place looks like.
If asked, will volunteers post a photo of the cemetery entrance sign on memorials that I manage?
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