Aloha! [Updated Sept 2020]
After a couple years, I started getting active on here more as a volunteer in October 2017. I am continuously learning to use & navigate the FindAGrave app, as well as the new web version. Since 2019, one of my new year resolutions has been to work on my consistency in contributing 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, I try to help with local gravesite digital photo requests and/or take and upload photos of graves without photos as I canvas sections. Previously, I decided to pick a cemetery to focus on visiting regularly and have set a goal to continuously increase the percentage of Memorials with photos.
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.
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 to be cited.
If you have a suggested edit to a Memorial Page, please include a message via the Suggest Edit page of a SOURCE reference as to where your information was derived whenever possible if it isn't from a photo uploaded by yourself or another Contributor. If requesting transfer of a Memorial, please 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. 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
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