Aloha! [Updated January 2022]
Member since June 2015. After about 2 years, I started volunteering more actively in October 2017. I am continuously familiarizing with the FindAGrave app, as well as the new & ever evolving web version. Since 2019, I have strived to contribute Memorial Pages as accurately as possible and to compile better, as original as possible, BIOgraphies (NOT copied obituaries with redundant info already in the other fillable fields) that individuals may be remembered in ways that dignify & respectfully reflects them as the beloved child of our heavenly Father that they are.
I live in 'Aiea on the island of O'ahu in Hawai'i. In what little spare time I have these days, and when I had a car (mine officially d. Dec 30, 2021), I used to try to help with local gravesite digital photo requests and/or take and upload photos of graves without photos as I canvassed sections. Previously, I decided to pick a cemetery to focus on visiting regularly and had set a goal to continuously increase the percentage of Memorials with photos even as more were being added as DHMP is an active Memorial Park! I'm grateful to the many volunteers who continue to Contribute to the Diamond Head Memorial Park (Cemetery ID: 238694). In 4+ years we've raised it from 50% to 75% photographed even with the increase of memorial pages added.
I am a third generation Navy veteran. I am active on ancestry.com, familysearch.org, and geni.com to name a few Family History sites. I have a calling in my church and I serve as a Temple and Family History Consultant.
Regarding any photos I have contributed:
Any straight HEADSTONE photos that I have uploaded to FindAGrave ARE allowed to be used for personal and non-commercial purposes as long as you cite its source properly. Any, angled-Headstone photos with views or decor that I have uploaded, please ask me for permission, especially of people, after checking the caption if I have not cited another Source that should be cited.
Suggesting an EDIT for a Memorial Page:
Whenever possible, if your suggestion isn't sourced from a photo uploaded to the Memorial Page by yourself or another Contributor, please BE SURE to Message ME and INCLUDE your SOURCE reference(s) as to where your information was derived -- Please UTILIZE the "Suggest Edits" button on the memorial page, scroll down to the "Suggest Other Corrections" button, and message your source info via that message box.
Requesting transfer of a Memorial Page:
- Closely Related — Message me via the Suggest Other Corrections button and be sure to include all names of direct line relatives, including your own real name for verification of lineage in accordance with Findagrave's guidelines.
- T&FH Consultant Helpers (LDS) — If you are officially assisting others with their FamilySearch family tree, especially those who are not as technically inclined, message me via the Suggest Other Corrections button and I might be willing to make exceptions.
If I do not respond within two weeks, please KINDLY send me a follow up message via my profile. I am very active in my local community these days. I'm now serving my third two-year term on the Aiea Neighborhood Board on top of my Church Calling, volunteering with three other initiatives, plus I work full time in Security. Mahalo (thank you) in advance for helping me expedite processing your suggestion(s)!
- Deceased Military Veteran TIP: Anyone who is the nearest living relative to a deceased military veteran can request a copy of their military service record on archives.gov; See also the Department of Veteran Affairs, Cemetery Burial Administration section for burial information; See also www.militaryindexes.com; for United States Navy Submariners lost at sea, check out www.OnEternalPatrol.com (Bowfin Park Waterfront Memorial) ...
Me ku'u aloha pau'ole,
Sister Francie Luana Whitfield
Aiea Ward, Honolulu West Stake,
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
(Yes, I have access to Ancestry.com record images from home)
MY own FAMILY NAMES I'm seeking to find more on:
Ret HTCM Whitfield's side:
Gr'mps (U.S.)Whitfield, Brown, Sawyer
Gr'ma Julia's (Hawaiian) Waiwai'ole, Kauhane, Kapalena, Kaipo, Ka'opua
My roman catholic mom's side: (Filipino) Bobiles, Bocareli, Acosta, Burmudes; Cristobal, Bandolin, Luis, Simeon; Galase.
Extended Family names from my grandpa's 2nd wife, June's side (my dad's half brother's side) that I am looking for & have interests in: Mann, Wysong, Kelly, Nelson; Hiller, Cushwa, Stine, Funk, Mott, Burgd, Angle; and Gutwein/Gutwine
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