Biggest Joys about Findagrave: --Traveling to cemeteries and photographing grave markers; --Personal satisfaction when my entries are researched, entered correctly, and nicely presented; --Discovering burial and genealogy info on my own extended family; --Helping others in their research; and --Connecting with other Findagravers.
Biggest Headaches about Findagrave: --Duplicate entries made those who don't take time to perform a general search; --Maiden names entered for children, unmarried women, and even men; --Partial entry submittals (and subsequent duplicate); --Multiple marriage names entered in surname field (please put name at time of death and explain other married names in bio or by links); --Names entered in lower case or mixed case.
Critical Findagrave Improvements Findagrave - We need a Dupe Checker tool so we can check: --our own entries for duplicates, --own entries against general database. A million entries are being added every few weeks. It is tedious and difficult to check our own entries for duplicates once we get past about a thousand entries. The process to upload spreadsheet entries to a cemetery screens out lots of duplicates, but isn't effective for single entries. This Contributor Tool would help weed out millions of duplicates and spare us from receiving emails from others about our dupes.
Here's another suggestion. List the most populous 2-3 cities for each U.S. state at the top of the pull-down menu. Chicago, Denver, Honolulu, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, and Seattle (to name a few) should be at top of the list. Most of a state's population lives (and dies) in the dominant cities so make it easier for us and minimize needless scrolling.
Thanks to all out there who: --are helpful, enthusiastic, and courteous to other volunteers, --send me corrections, obits, links, and other information to add to my entries, --check their own work, --keep up with edits, corrections, and suggestions from other contributors, and --provide newspaper or website citations for obits so others can use this info.
I typically respond within 24 hrs to edit requests and will consider transfers to remote family members as long as I'm not a relative or have a special connection to the individual. Thanks for all the messages I've received over the years. I like a tidy work space and tend to remove them when requests have been completed to clear the deck for the next message.
Thank you Cori I wasn't able to have an obit for Chet do to financial things that came up unexpected just a few days after his death. To do a proper one, it would have cost me almost $225.00 and I didn't have that money at the time. I was operating on only one income, since Chet's had to go to his nursing home care.
If you could make one change for me. He has a younger daughter and 3 grandchildren from that daughter. Her name is Rachel (Jason) and the grandchildren's names are Elias, Sachi and Kirin.
His daughter Becky has a husband (Russ) and they have one son, named Martin. Chet just adored all of them, and so did I.
I can add this myself, but I don't know if I can. I did add one photo of Chet making a funny face (sticking out his tongue at me).
Again, thanks for putting this together. I didn't even know this website existed.
Paul Larmour I would suspect that this picture is correct. Since it has been probably 50 years since I've seen Paul, and the name Larmour is NOT common, again, I'm pretty sure this would be correct to leave.
Interesting to see this, and learn that you are a member there at Catalina. I believe you have a new wonderful pipe organ that I would love to get to hear and play. I have been a church organist since about 1963, but am now retired. One of the very first churches I played at was in Williams, AZ at the Methodist church there for a Christmas eve service while visiting at that time. Carl and Marjorie at least attended there. I don't know if they were members. Another note is that Marjorie's sister Mabelle Nicholson is buried in Evergreen Mem. Park (died in 1985). Thanks for the info on Paul and family.
Marjorie & Carl Larmour Thanks for having something or possibly everything to do with leaving the information for Carl & Marjorie, who were one of my Aunts and Uncles. I worked for them in the summer of about 1960 when they owned and operated the Thunderbird Inn and Ponderosa Inn in Williams, AZ. I had lost touch with them and see that they are now amongst the tilled soil of the gardens at Catalina UMC, Tucson. It was also interesting to note that they must have had two very young children who died. There were or are also two other children, not listed who hopefully are still alive. Annette and Paul. I have no idea where they are presently.
thanks Cori- love what you have written in your bio! Makes me feel good - hope I can emulate your suggestions/ideas in my own performance. Also thank you for all the nice flowers you have placed on the memorials for my loved ones and friends. God bless you! Pat
I came upon this record from the work you did here on find a grave. Great work! Joseph Arthur George Bilodeau is my great grandfather. The family has NOT known his death of death and location. I see the date you have here matches his cousin who has similar name. Are you able to advise the source of your info for his date of death?
His father, Onesime has a brother named GEORGE Anselme Theodule Bilodeauand. The family moved to Wisconsin. He has a son Arthur George Bilodeau whose birth date is Birth 26 MAR 1883 and date of death 4 MAY 1937 Chetek, Barron, Wisconsin, United States which is the same date you have for my great grandfather.
Thanks for any info you can share on the source. Best regards Debbie
Louisa Rivinius Bohnet b.30.Oct Helo Cori, could it be, that her husband is Christian Bohnet, born 1878, Juli,11. at Neufall/Bessarabia-died 1957 at Sept. 16. Los Angeles? His Parents are: Johann Georg BOHNET 1844-1936, Magdalena STRAUB 1844-1941; I`m knowing that his wife`s name is Louise, but i have no surname! With friendly regards from Germany Michael Bohnet
congrats! Congrats Cori for being here 11 years! It was nice to work with a pleasant uncranky person like you! I have read some contributor bios lately and am happy I do not have to communicate with them. This should be a HAPPY PLACE! Keep up the good work. Thanks, Rosalie from Wenatchee, WA
Thank you I want to thank you for your work. Without your contribution I would have never found my Grandfathers grave site. He had died in Carson City, Nevada and I couldn't find it there after he died. But it was only logical that he would be buried in Mammoth, AZ after living there for so many years of his life. I have sent u a request to update the information that you had posted originally. Also, I added the only photo I had of him from years ago. My family thanks you. And I am encouraged by your work to do the same in return for others that may be looking for loved one. Thanks again and may God Bless You !!!