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Mike & Nancy Ridgdill (#47585642)
 member for 5 years, 3 months, 18 days
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Bio Photo My philosophy about F/G is really quite 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.

Mike
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Janice Oberlin Smarr
Caroline Trull mem# 78224610
If she isn't a part of your family tree, could you transfer her to me. Thanks so much.
Added by Janice Oberlin Smarr on Oct 27, 2016 3:24 PM
Rosa
Thank You!
Hello Mike & Nancy,

Sorry I have not thanked you sooner but never received notification that you transferred my 3rd great grandfather Zack Screws to me and happened to look at his memorial today and see you did transfer him! Thank You!!! Your hard work and dedication are greatly appreciated, as well as your kindness to other members!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Rosa
Added by Rosa on Sep 23, 2016 10:25 PM
Royce Neal
RE: Elizabeth Ann
Mike and Nancy if Eliza Ann Young Hamil # 70759444 Telfair Memorial Gardens is not a relative world you transfer her grave to me. Thanks Royce

Royce Neal Find A Grave (#48797724)
Added by Royce Neal on Jul 30, 2016 8:33 PM
Cindy Gordon
RE: Jeff Gunn
It was my pleasure too. Have a blessed day. Cindy
Added by Cindy Gordon on Jul 16, 2016 9:27 PM
Forman
RE: Elijah Foreman
Hi Mike & Nancy; I know Elijah is not related to you. However, I am forever grateful to you for finding his last resting place. May the Most High God continue to bless you for your generosity. Thank you so much. Love, Forman
Added by Forman on Jul 16, 2016 7:17 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
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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
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