Hans

Member for
5 years 6 months 5 days
Find a Grave ID
49290792

Bio

Thank you all findagrave volunteers. I do a large amount of photography and editing in Muskegon County, Mi, and the bordering (north) part of Ottawa County, Mi.

My profile photo is my picture of 1/4 of the newspaper microfilm drawers at the Library of Michigan in Lansing, Mi.

Specializing in families of Muskegon (county), Grand Haven, and Spring Lake, Mi. Nearly all my hours of research in the past six years has been dedicated to Muskegon county and northern Ottawa county.

Sept 2016- joined Ancestry
Lake Forest Cemetery:
Sep 2017-My first findagrave activity at Lake Forest cemetery in Grand Haven. Two of my 3rd great-grandparents and two 4th great-grandparent were buried at Lake Forest.
July 2020-I am working with two other volunteers to edit Lake Forest cemetery(Grand Haven, MI) entirely. We plan to edit memorials by adding burial plot locations and GPS with the phone app. We are using burial records and Ancestry.com database in conjunction with local family trees and some newspaper databases.
17 Aug 2020-Began walking Lake Forest cemetery stone by stone, in plot order, by Block.
24 Aug 2020- Bought GIS plot map for Lake Forest cemetery from Ottawa County mapping department at Fillmore Complex.
27 sept 2020-Well over one month into my walking tour during which I am verifying every single plot of Lake Forest cemetery(using a detailed GIS plot map).
5 oct 2020-completed photographing 1992 edition of original Lake Forest Burial plot cards (Blocks A-50). 1800 pages
11 Jan 2021- using Ottawa County GIS cemetery viewer for Lake Forest for more recent burial details.
27 Jan 2021- photographed copy of original cemetery burial book (17 sep 1873-31 Jul 1907)
23 May 2021- 30 previously photographed gravestones remain to GPS in entire cemetery; of all memorials in cemetery: 92% of gravestones or documented burials GPS located and 91%* photographed. Note:*a number of photographs are of unmarked plots with reference stones in surrounding plots, or, in the case of Potter's Field (Block 22), a general memorial photo has been added.

Memorial Day 2021- beginning of exclusive Muskegon County work

I have been a subscriber to Ancestry World Explorer for 6 years while researching family trees.

I have spent more than three years researching both my parent's DNA matches on Ancestry and 23andme.

I have spent a few hundred hours viewing local newspaper microfilm in Muskegon[Hackley-Torrent], Grand Haven[Loutit], and Grand Rapids[Ryerson Main].

Thank you all findagrave volunteers. I do a large amount of photography and editing in Muskegon County, Mi, and the bordering (north) part of Ottawa County, Mi.

My profile photo is my picture of 1/4 of the newspaper microfilm drawers at the Library of Michigan in Lansing, Mi.

Specializing in families of Muskegon (county), Grand Haven, and Spring Lake, Mi. Nearly all my hours of research in the past six years has been dedicated to Muskegon county and northern Ottawa county.

Sept 2016- joined Ancestry
Lake Forest Cemetery:
Sep 2017-My first findagrave activity at Lake Forest cemetery in Grand Haven. Two of my 3rd great-grandparents and two 4th great-grandparent were buried at Lake Forest.
July 2020-I am working with two other volunteers to edit Lake Forest cemetery(Grand Haven, MI) entirely. We plan to edit memorials by adding burial plot locations and GPS with the phone app. We are using burial records and Ancestry.com database in conjunction with local family trees and some newspaper databases.
17 Aug 2020-Began walking Lake Forest cemetery stone by stone, in plot order, by Block.
24 Aug 2020- Bought GIS plot map for Lake Forest cemetery from Ottawa County mapping department at Fillmore Complex.
27 sept 2020-Well over one month into my walking tour during which I am verifying every single plot of Lake Forest cemetery(using a detailed GIS plot map).
5 oct 2020-completed photographing 1992 edition of original Lake Forest Burial plot cards (Blocks A-50). 1800 pages
11 Jan 2021- using Ottawa County GIS cemetery viewer for Lake Forest for more recent burial details.
27 Jan 2021- photographed copy of original cemetery burial book (17 sep 1873-31 Jul 1907)
23 May 2021- 30 previously photographed gravestones remain to GPS in entire cemetery; of all memorials in cemetery: 92% of gravestones or documented burials GPS located and 91%* photographed. Note:*a number of photographs are of unmarked plots with reference stones in surrounding plots, or, in the case of Potter's Field (Block 22), a general memorial photo has been added.

Memorial Day 2021- beginning of exclusive Muskegon County work

I have been a subscriber to Ancestry World Explorer for 6 years while researching family trees.

I have spent more than three years researching both my parent's DNA matches on Ancestry and 23andme.

I have spent a few hundred hours viewing local newspaper microfilm in Muskegon[Hackley-Torrent], Grand Haven[Loutit], and Grand Rapids[Ryerson Main].

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