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Gina Townley Swinburn (#46543340)
 member for 13 years, 10 months, 23 days
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Bio Photo updated:
Apr 21, 2016
Sorry for any current delays...Have returned, flood mess to clean, but thank you all for your well wishes. Auto edits currently handled in a timely fashion. Direct edits a little longer. Bear with me please.
One of the most remarkable people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing I met right here, on FAG. My friend Bud was definitely one-of-a-kind. The kind of mentor anyone would be proud to have. Sadly, he has passed away, but his legacy of friendship and human kindness can never be erased.
Please, drop by and leave one of FAG's best Bud a token.

Just a side note to the thanks below. PLEASE, make your edit requests through the edit tab whenever possible.

For you guys who are BLOWING up my account with additions, edits and bio information.......Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. FAG is made greater each and every day due to the tireless efforts of those willing to give of themselves.

Hi, I'm Gina, born 1955 to George and Margaret Maddix Townley. I've always lived on the TX/LA state line at the coast. All my relatives are in Alabama and Georgia as my father saw fit to move to see "the cowboys" after his service in the Air Force in WWII.
I've been a FAG member over 12 years! If you think there is anything I could help you with or help contribute to your search, all you need to do is ask.
I have been willingly helped at every task, and I am more than willing to re-pay and pay that forward.

   The family memorials are created by myself and my husband under my name and are already set up to pass to my designated child when both of us are unwilling or unable to continue. By combining our efforts our children's ancestors will all be managed by the same person.
Please, think ahead! Designate someone to continue or maintain your work!

Transfer guidelines are posted in FAG's FAQ. ALL transfer request should come through the edit tab. Be respectful of creators. REMEMBER to be willing to give MORE than you RECEIVE.
***************INFO & PHOTOS***************
Any information on my pages credited to myself, is freely available for ANYONE'S use. Please feel free to incorporate anything that belongs to me into anything you wish. You do NOT have to link my page or credit me. My only request is that you use the information correctly and respectfully. UPDATE 12/2/2012 Because of some ill intentioned people I have decided to make things even easier. Every one of my photos will now have the COPYRIGHT and the RELEASE on the photo itself. You will never be asked to account for it's origin or your permission as it's already there! Hope this helps.

WOOHOO!! We can upload up to 8mg pictures now! What a remarkable site. HOWEVER, I'm NOT going back to repost photos, so from 2014 forward you will get 5m pictures, but, the offer still stands for the old ones, just let me know what you want and I'll be happy to give it to you.

@@@ The most simplisticly honest approach to dealing with gravestone images use came to me from a FAG newbie. Shouldn't we all take this sentiment to heart? All I'm asking is that you think about it.@@@@

   ***** "I don't ask a deceased individual's family member if I can photograph their loved one's grave so I don't expect them to ask my permission to use the photo on another website."-Sonia Sanchez*****
The idea is to get as much information available to the general public as possible thereby creating more interest in preserving our ancestry. Information posted by me showing source documents is being used under Section 107, fair use, of the Copyright Act of 1976 generalized for "information, teaching and genealogy". If an ANY TIME you feel as there has been a copyright infringement, contact me for immediate removal, until a decision can be made.
Please feel free to share with me anything you wish, ask anything you like. My opinions are my own and I will honor yours as well.
I respond to all e-mail and all messages (although I'm sometimes slow and don't mind being reminded).


While I respect FAG's mission of grave registration, MY mission is to provide genealogical information for those registrations. The two do not need to be mutually exclusive. I am truly thankful for those who have the time and energy to register multitudes of grave for the rest of us to find.


OH, and ANOTHER thing!!
Please, add anything you like to pages created by me in the photo section that you think needs to be there. I don't care what it is. I don't OWN these memorials, I created them to be shared. Use you own best judgement about what's relative. I am SICK of creators hoopla about "don't add this or that"! Really? Add anything. Most say "you are using up a photo space"... WELL, if you use up all the photo space on memorials that I MADE, I'll sponsor it so you can add more. If we come to that 20pic wall limit, THEN we will address it. Try not to post anything that would be offensive to family, for if they ask, I will have it removed.. but let's face facts folks, NONE of us is perfect and ALL of this is history.

I hope your ancestral journey proves as entertaining and worthwhile as mine has proved to be.

Gina Townley Swinburn

My favorite quote, paraphrased, from Maya Angelou:
"People will forget what you did, forget what you said, but they will never forget the way you made them feel."

No truer words were ever spoken. My own personal quote is,
"Nothing happens in this life that cannot be fixed, forgiven or forgotten."

Be kind. Be Gentle. Make it a way of life to commit a random act of kindness as often as possible. Smile. Be happy. Life is short. Enjoy it.

*and remember, at the end of the day, it's about what we leave behind*
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Nadeen Sobottka
Ruth Bailey @ Forest Home Cem., Milw., WI
Hi Gina, thanks for the obit for Ruth, it has been added to her bio. Regards, Nadeen
Added by Nadeen Sobottka on Dec 29, 2015 2:38 PM
Nadeen Sobottka
Julianna Rinke @ Calvary Cem., Racine, WI
Hi Gina, I've added pictures to your memorial for Julianna, however, she is located in Old Holy Cross, Racine, not Calvary. Can you relocate her? I've also created a memorial for her husband, Jacob. If you're family and would like a transfer, I'd be happy to do so. Just let me know. Merry Christmas and Regards, Nadeen
Added by Nadeen Sobottka on Dec 24, 2015 8:48 AM
Nadeen Sobottka
Joachim's @ Calvary Cem., Racine, WI
Hi Gina, while recently adding memorials to Old Holy Cross Cem., Racine, WI, I came across Christian & Caroline Joachim's memorials. They are actually located in Old Holy Cross Cem., Racine, not Calvary Cem. Can you relocate them? I asked at the office as to where these two cemeteries separate since the signs are not very descriptive. Christian Joachim's memorial #98896857 and Caroline Joachim's memorial #98896801. Thanks and regards, Nadeen
Added by Nadeen Sobottka on Dec 22, 2015 6:31 AM
Blake Leeth
Mamie Gertrude Wilson

I made and edit to her name. The listed name was Mamie Gertrude Stanislaw Wilson. She was my grandfather's sister and her maiden name was Stonicher. Thanks for all your hard work.
Added by Blake Leeth on Nov 24, 2015 10:12 AM
J Poole
RE: Harriet McPherson
Thank you for taking the time to check on this and for adding the extra information on her family.
Added by J Poole on Nov 04, 2015 2:19 PM
Harry V. Michener
I have added the grave photo to memorial 81883204 and have deleted my memorial. I really hate to make assumptions regarding memorials of people I don't know.
Thanks for the clear up.
Added by Ursula on Oct 07, 2015 4:28 AM
Craig Burnes
R. Burns
Gina, I have made the change to the first name as you requested. I received this particular memorial from a contributor who passed away suddenly. I just did not study the photograph as close as I should have. Thank you for bringing this to my attention...

Craig Burnes
Dalton, Georgia
Added by Craig Burnes on Sep 29, 2015 11:18 AM
Fallen Graver
I see that you have Bud on your Find a Grave Friends list.
I'm sorry to say that Bud has passed away.

Walter John "Bud" Bussell
Apr. 10, 1935 ~ Aug. 30, 2015
Find A Grave Memorial# 151509428

Added by Frankz on Sep 04, 2015 6:31 PM
Memorial# 119134654
Sorry I left an edit on Henry C McCumber's memorial with bio. info that turns out NOT to be for him. At least I don't think so NOW.

I'm still searching for the Henry McCumber who was a Civil War vet and lived in South Dakota.

Sorry to waste your time - and thanks.

Thanks for thanking us that try to add info to memorials!
Added by pMcP on Sep 03, 2015 10:49 AM
Manette Lansing Reilly, Detroit
Thanks for your note. You were right. I have now linked her to the parents identified in her death certificate. No relation to this family. Many thanks for your help. Twist
Added by Twist on Aug 23, 2015 9:30 PM
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