Jen Shaffer

Member for
6 years · 6 months · 8 days
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I give everyone permission to use my Findagrave photos in any capacity that they would like.

If you are contacting me to ask why I have added a photo to a memorial that already had a photo, it is because all of my photos have GPS coordinates attached to them. Prior to 2021, I only added a 2nd photo if the memorial is lacking GPS coordinates. If I deleted the 2nd photo right after, the coordinates didn't always stay, so some memorials have duplicate photos added by me. Findagrave has updated their technology, so this no longer happens. I now delete my 2nd photo if it's not better quality than the 1st one and the GPS coordinates remain. I'm trying very hard to help people find stones when they visit these large cemeteries and they will now be able to if they're using the Findagrave app to do so. If you find a specific memorial that you want mine deleted, I can do so provided you make sure the GPS coordinates remain.

I love genealogy. So much so that I even created my own genealogy research company called The Formidable Genealogist. After spending so many years on my own family, it's a lot of fun to find amazing discoveries for others.I'm happy to transfer someone to you if you are a closer relative or it's very important to you. Managing the profiles of relatives who aren't the direct relationships defined by Findagrave has helped me find so many relatives and fellow researchers. If I've added a photo of a person to a memorial, please contact me to see if I have more photos. I've archived thousands of family documents and photos. Very passionate about researching my genealogy and work on it every day. Specifically Jensen, Paulson, McFarlane, Davidson, Dickson, Cowles, Chaney, Mooney, Riffle, Deppe, Krause, Morrison, Galbraith, White and Smith.I've also done extensive research on my husband's side- Shaffer, Hickok, Oxley, Moore, Collins, Patterson and Smail. To anyone who is willing to transfer my ancestors and relatives to me, I'm very grateful. I take great pride in being able to manage their memorials and make them as complete as possible. Genealogy is a life long pursuit for me, so managing their memorials allows me to approve correct edits and possibly get in touch with other relatives.

Cemeteries I've photographed in their entirety and uploaded to Findagrave-

St. Mary's Russian Orthodox Cemetery, St. Anthony, Hennepin, MN June-July 2018

Clear Lake Iowa Cemetery June-August 2018

Sacret Heart Polish National Catholic Cemetery Fridley, Anoka, Minnesota July 2018

Saint John the Baptist Cemetery New Brighton, Ramsey County, Minnesota September 2018
Updated new burials Aug 2021

Memorial Park Mason City, Iowa Summer 2019

Working on Crystal Lake Cemetery in Minneapolis and Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City, Iowa.

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