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Jim Childers (#47455615)
 member for 5 years, 2 months, 20 days
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Bio Photo 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
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.
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.

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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
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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.

Jim C.
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2a - William H Jewett (2)
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Stephen Webb
Re you jim
jim send me an email
i have informatio on your childers
Steve Webb
Added by Stephen Webb on May 05, 2016 8:48 AM
Mr. Dillman
Thank you so much for the transfer of Mr. Dillman. And thank you for all the extra info you added before transferring! Much appreciated!
Added by KatyDee on Apr 26, 2016 1:25 PM
Delila Duffy
RE: Ancestor In My Tree
Thank-you SO much!
Added by Delila Duffy on Apr 10, 2016 9:08 AM
Delila Duffy
Ancestor In My Tree
I just now came across your photo/logo/memorial tribute on a memorial I posted. (in the "Leave flowers and a note" It's absolutely lovely, & I am wondering if I may use it as well when I come across my own relatives on findagrave?
Added by Delila Duffy on Apr 10, 2016 4:20 AM
Delila Duffy
Ancestor In My Tree
I just now came across your photo/logo/memorial tribute on a memorial I posted. (in the "Leave flowers and a note" It's absolutely lovely, & I am wondering if I may use it as well when I come across my own relatives on findagrave?
Added by Delila Duffy on Apr 10, 2016 4:17 AM
Diane ღ
Find A Grave Memorial# 70068521 Robert Oliver is my Great Grand Father, I have pictures I would like to post and add to the bio. Please if you will transfer the memorial to me. Thank you for you kind work in this matter.
Added by Diane ღ on Mar 31, 2016 8:01 AM
RE: Frank Bower Memorial
Thanks Jim, but Frank Bower is my grandfather and I have his obit!
Added by Denise on Mar 22, 2016 6:26 PM
Thank you!
Thank you so much, Jim, for your work! My grandpa (John B. Benson) was a volunteer caretaker in the early days for West Lyons Cemetery. He mowed, dug holes, whatever needed to be done. And of course he's buried there, along with other of my relatives. So it was a real blessing to discover your work in getting the information from the cemetery onto this website. Cemeteries are special places, made sacred by the memories of loved ones. But for folks like me who can't actually come visit, it's so lovely to see your work here on the internet. I'm reliving some very precious moments just by seeing their names and headstones. I can't thank you enough.

Someone did a video tour of West Lyons a few years back, and posted it on YouTube: It was kind of fun to watch!
Added by DGraz on Mar 20, 2016 1:50 PM
Mary & Randy
RE: Benish Photos
You are very welcome

Added by Mary & Randy on Mar 10, 2016 3:39 PM
Connie Ferris
Baby Girl Nelson #70070727
Thanks so much for the transfer of this little girl. It feels good to see that she is linked again to her family. I appreciate all you do! - Connie
Added by Connie Ferris on Mar 08, 2016 4:59 PM
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