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J McL (#46959617)
 member for 12 years, 1 month, 18 days
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Bio Photo I fell into this ancestry thing 7 yrs ago when a cousin in Brazil asked for the dates of our grandmother's birth & death. It snowballed from there into family trees, etc. and researching our history, both for my husband and myself. Then when I began photographing graves, someone from RAOGK (Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness) told me if I was doing my family graves then it would benefit others to photograph graves in the same cemetery! So another hobby was born as if I didn't have enough to do anyway! I am recovering from cancer & I find (& have always found) cemeteries restful, interesting and peaceful on a sunny day...and this gives me a chance to have a hobby that I am passionate about that I can work on at my own pace. Thanks to all the Find A Grave volunteers!
By the way, I am very pleased to make links, suggestions & transfers that are reasonable.

Please keep requests within the Findagrave transfer policy... namely parents, siblings, grand & great grandparents or 1st generation aunts & uncles. Yet if you care enough to ask for a transfer for a relative/dear friend to make links & bio I will honor it. I was recently denied a transfer request of my fathers sister from non-family as my Aunt was a friend of her mother & she prefers to keep her". ? ! ? Not nice!

I try to do the best I can with photos but our weather in Oregon this year (2014) in particular has been wet & soggy. Many of the graves are covered in mud or wet when I photo. Or at Mt.Calvary Cemetery there are the steep hills that I try not to stumble & roll down while photographing the stones! If you want to take a better photo you are always welcome to add it to my entry & I can delete my picture.

"Die Liebe Horet Nimmer Auf" - translated from German - The Love Never Ends

To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead breathing life into all who have gone before.

Your tombstone stands among the rest,
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
Author Unknown.....

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Rick Kowalski
Kowalski Family Transfer Requests
To: J McL

Please consider transferring the following family members to my care: Alexander George Kowalski (76268732); Helen Helm Kowalski (91896057); John Kowalski (131769295); John Kowalski (134423211); Joseph Kowalski (134423132); Stephen Kowalski (91896052).

Look forward to hearing from you.

Rick Kowalski (48704413)
Added by Rick Kowalski on Jun 29, 2015 10:22 PM
RE: Ruth and Phillippe Berthiaume
It's ok, I'll check that website out too.
Added by Dstmnstr on Jun 27, 2015 11:14 AM
John Heintz
Alexander McDonald
ve noticed the birth stats are not published.

Alexander Kerr was b, 11 Jan1888 Winnipeg, Man.
d, 13 May 1972. Portland, Ore. Multnomah, Co.

Would appreciate having this data recorded.

Thank You.

Added by John Heintz on Jun 26, 2015 2:21 PM
Ruth and Phillippe Berthiaume
Hey do you look up obituaries, if you do, can you find Ruth and Phillippe Berthiaume's obituaries. All I know is that they had one daughter name Jacqueline Berthiaume (born about 1939 in Oregon), I don't know if she was the only child or not and I don't know if she is married or not or still living.

Thank you,
Dustin Schrull
Added by Dstmnstr on Jun 24, 2015 1:48 PM
Alexander Day - transfer ?
Would it be possible for you to transfer this memorial 73679801 to me? He was my great-grandfather.

Please let me know if you need any additional information.


Added by Knarf on Jun 21, 2015 12:44 PM
Diane Winters
RE: Lucy Fuller
I thought that might be what happened - I don't have the time to research every edit request I get and I only have about a quarter of the memorials you have in your care! Thanks so much for all the work and contributions you've made to Find A Grave -

Best Regards,
Added by Diane Winters on Jun 17, 2015 9:00 AM
Brian Benson McDonald
Thank you for the transfer!
Added by MarshaHale on Jun 14, 2015 4:06 AM
Brian Benson McDonald
Thank you so much for creating Brian's memorial site. I am his father's partner of 37 years. His father passed away last November. I have commissioned a cenotaph over looking his son Brian's grave. I am just now creating the memorial for Brian's father and mother. I would be grateful if you would transfer Brian's memorial to my care. His is #123374086. My # is Marsha Hale #47874205. Thank you, Marsha
Added by MarshaHale on Jun 13, 2015 8:10 PM
Eileen K
Helen Krueger-Lewis
Thank you very much for linking Helen's mom and dad to her.
Added by Eileen K on Jun 11, 2015 8:28 PM
Banana ana
27082398 William R Deteker
Hello J McL

Are you related to William R Deteker?

Thank you
Banana ana
Added by Banana ana on Jun 08, 2015 2:58 PM
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