|Jim Childers (#47455615)|
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I started doing genealogy back in the early 1980's, researching the Jewett (my mothers' maiden name) Family in the Wright County, Minnesota area. That was back before the computer, when it was door to door, phone calls, or US mail. I gathered 18 notebooks full of information and now am slowly getting that information listed on Ancestry.com. |
I started back on my family research in February 2011 after retiring in January of that year.
Unfortunatly, most of the people I talked to back in the 1980's can now only be found on Find A Grave.
To any of you doing family research, I suggest you get to the oldest family members first and get as much information as you can before it is lost to time. Some of their stories (not always true) are interesting and more importantly, informative to your research.
Since starting back up this year, I have made some awesome discoveries thanks to the web. Lots of it I would have never found had it not been for the internet.
Find A Grave is an awesome site, people helping people. I can't say enough good things about it.
All the people I've met on here so far have just been so helpful and friendly. Makes you want to just go out there and hug them all!
I live near the little town of Nimrod, Minnesota in Wadena County located in west central Minnesota. I used to travel the whole northeastern part of the state in my work and drove past many cemeteries, not ever knowing what I was missing out on. Maybe that's a good thing, I would have never got my work done!
To all of you who have helped me, I thank you sincerely and will do my best to help as many folks as I can in their research.
If you are interested in a transfer on any of the graves I have entered, I will gladly do a transfer as long as they aren't in my family line. It does not matter to me how distantly they are related to you, if they tie in to your lines somewhere down the road, I'll gladly transfer them. I don't think there's any prize money for most memorials managed, is there?
All PHOTOS on FAG are legally COPYRIGHTED works, belonging to the original photographer. Mine are Creative Commons licensed, described here:
Briefly, you have permission for reuse of my photographs only for non-commercial purposes, with attribution, in a manner and context that is not offensive. This permission does NOT include adding my photos to other record entries or locations. Please ask first
You may use them on Ancestry.com, please be nice and give credit.
PLEASE USE EDIT TAB ON MEMORIAL FOR REQUESTING TRANSFERS!!!
I am working on several cemeteries trying to fill in as much information as possible and trying to make as many links as possible. I therefore am sending out a lot of correction requests. If you don't want, or don't know how to make the corrections, please just transfer the memorial to me with a note you want it back and I will make the corrections and additions and transfer it back to you. I am not interested in managing thousands of memorials, I already have too many now! Jim C.
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I have made a mistake and put my husbands aunt in the city cem. in Ipswich, S.D. I wonder if you would transfer this memorial that you have in Holy Cross cem. to me. When I added a lot of family, I never realized that it had two name but were so close to each other.
Margaret Find A Grave#114313405. Thank You, Betty
Added by Betty on Jul 21, 2014 6:59 PM
|Debbie O||RE: Goodrich in New Tacoma cemetery|
Your welcome Jim.
Have a good night.
Added by Debbie O on Jul 08, 2014 8:32 PM
|Debbie O||RE: Goodrich in New Tacoma cemetery|
Just transferred Pearl Goodrich to you..Have a great day.
Added by Debbie O on Jul 08, 2014 5:48 PM
|Patricia Hampton||Edward Christoson|
I have added the obituary to Edward Christoson's memorial. Thanks so much!! Pat
|James Odland||Bernard Quentin Odland|
Thank you for photographing and adding Bernard' grave marker onto his memorial page.
Bernard was my 2nd cousin 1x removed.
|Debbie O||Goodrich in New Tacoma cemetery|
Hello Mr. Childers.
I just wanted to let you know that I have downloaded the photos for Howard & Mary Goodrich...I did come across another Goodrich in the cemetery and am pretty sure that maybe it would be Howards wife. Her name is Pearl. I will be adding her memorial and photo today so just let me know if you would like to have posession of her memorial, Sorry it took so long.
Added by Debbie O on Jun 30, 2014 6:52 PM
|MN Headstone Hunter||RE: Kenneth Ruona|
Thanks for the quick reply! Parents are added. There looks to be ties between the Wadena area and Central Renville Co (Fairfax and Franklin), MN.
|DM Scott||RE: Wrong cemetery|
Thanks Jim, I moved the Edward and Mable Patri to the Zoar Cemetery
Added by DM Scott on Jun 29, 2014 2:31 PM
|MN Headstone Hunter||RE: Editing memorials|
Yup, I research edits before I do them so it is for the correct deceased (burned once). Thanks again for adding the obits for the BI Hipple family!
|Geo Clinton||joseph Thorn|
Thanks for finding my typing error. I have corrected it. Geo
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