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Mike & Nancy Ridgdill (#47585642)
 member for 4 years, 10 months, 9 days
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Bio Photo My philosophy about F/G is really simple. Treat me like you want yourself to be treated. Very simple. If I see a memorial that I'd like to have transferred to me, I'll simply ask for it. Likewise, if you see a memorial I've submitted that you'd like to have transferred to you, just ask for it. I could care less if the person is related to you, or not. If you want it, and there's no reason for me to keep it, you can have it. It's just that simple. I do this because I love it. A lot of people just don't have the time to do this. In reality, I have no connection to at least 90% of the memorials I submit. I submit them because no one else has.

Like all of us, there are some memorials I won't transfer. But, the only time I won't transfer a memorial is when the person is in one of my direct ancestry lines, my aunts, uncles, a few cousins, and a handful of friends I hold dear to my heart. As for the information I post, feel free to use any info I submit. You do not need my permission. That's why I put it on here in the first place.

If I request a memorial to be transferred to me, it is usually a direct ancestor, or a very close aunt, uncle, or cousin. On rare occasions, I may even request a memorial of a very dear friend. The only deviation from this is that from time to time I may request the memorial transfer of a Confederate soldier, if it's apparent the soldier is probably not related to the submitter. But, no matter who's memorial I request, I always stipulate, "unless this person is your relative." However, if you don't want to make the transfer, at least give me a good reason why you won't. But, please, don't completely ignore me. That's just being rude.

And, please, if you're going to take the time to create a new cemetery, make sure you have the correct name, provide the complete address, accurate written directions, and the correct map. It doesn't take much time, and can ensure future submissions are added to the right cemeteries.

Otherwise, I have been researching my family genealogy for over thirty years. I have published three books so far, Confederate Graves of Emanuel County, Georgia, in 2009, a color edition of the book in 2010, and The Ridgdill Genealogy, in 2011. All are available online.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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No Guts, No Glory
RE: I read
Well...I thought he had passed on, but I guess Heaven didn't want him and heck is afraid that he'll take over...
Added by No Guts, No Glory on Jun 22, 2016 6:44 PM
No Guts, No Glory
I read
in the obit that Dr Voyles is still around? Is that true?

Added by No Guts, No Glory on Jun 22, 2016 12:00 PM
No Guts, No Glory
Dr Murray
Thank you so much for the additional info... Taylors FH said the service was 10am on Friday...I am not going to be able to change my schedule this fast...I loved working with him...he was such a great man...he even wrote a few letters on my behalf to go to medical school....
Added by No Guts, No Glory on Jun 22, 2016 11:55 AM
Patricia Richardson Tillman
RE: Mildred Whitmire Youmans
Don't know what happened to the reply I just did, read it after posting and now its gone.

No I am not related but thanks for offering to transfer her memorial. Just linking relatives to a memorial I did from a newspaper obit.
Have a blessed day,
Patricia Tillman
Added by Patricia Richardson Tillm... on Jun 18, 2016 12:08 PM
Patricia Richardson Tillman
Mike & Nancy,
Enjoyed reading your profile, thanks for sharing. I get great joy from doing memorials of veterans and always leave a flag thank you for your service. Don't run across too many Confederate Memorials, only can recall one in the Bethlehem Methodist Cemetery, Jackson County, Hoschton, Ga. which is within 3 miles of my house.

If I can ever help with your research in any way or with memorials you are doing, just shoot me a message.
Blessings, Patricia
Added by Patricia Richardson Tillm... on Jun 18, 2016 12:02 PM
P. Eadie
RE: Louis A. Moore #120171462
Good Morning Mike,
You are very welcome! Happy to assist. Pat
Added by P. Eadie on Jun 06, 2016 6:22 AM
Regina Derrenberger
RE: Pvt Marlin Leroy Pigott #64505813
your welcome, glad I could help.
Added by Regina Derrenberger on May 28, 2016 5:02 PM
Frank Rinesmith
RE: PFC John Kenneth Powers
I was glad to do it. Thanks for coming back at me. Best I could do on his marker. Cleaned it with wet rag only. I enhanced it, but still doesn't have a nice appearance. I may have gone to school with him. Went to Bo. Co. High School with a Powers who quit school and joined the military who was later killed in action. His girlfriend at the time was Eunice Carpenter, who had a hard time coping with his death. Anything else I can do for you, let me know. Have a great day.
Added by Frank Rinesmith on Apr 30, 2016 9:46 AM
Manda C
Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question. It was a great help. I'm still trying to link Exelina with documentation. I saw that you made a comment on the memorial of her mother Rachel also. Do you know which records link them? DAR applications list Robert, Henry, and Hettie. I'd love to link Exelina. My email is stayathomelibrarian at gmail dot com. I would appreciate any information you have.
Added by Manda C on Apr 11, 2016 5:27 PM
Teresa Bruton
John and Anna Shepard
Thank you for adding and sharing your information about John and Anna Dillard Shepard. I have been trying to untangle some of the various birth dates, marriage dates and birth places for this couple. I descend through both their son Samuel ( and their daughter Anna.

I made a page without a picture of a tombstone and received a message from someone threatening to report me for posting to Find A Grave without a photo. I thought this should not be a problem and just wanted to link some graves of family members together. Glad that you were able to post because the information is helpful.

Thanks again for taking the time to share.

Added by Teresa Bruton on Apr 01, 2016 2:11 PM
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