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Linda Burton Kochanov (#47019931)
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Bio Photo "We actually don't fear death. We fear that no one will notice our absence, that we will disappear without a trace". (unknown)
People come to Find a Grave for many reasons; genealogy, curiosity, closure. People volunteer on Find a Grave for many reasons; genealogy, curiosity, closure. Sadly, some are in a contest to see how many memorial pages they can put in, mistakes and all, and they hold tight to those pages they've created even if they aren't related to them at all…for them it's all about the numbers.
My friend, Melinda Fowler, and I started doing this for our own families and then it quickly became something bigger…it was about other people's families. We have gotten such satisfaction out of fulfilling requests and everyone is so grateful. But it is "we" who are grateful for the opportunity to honor your relatives. We're not in this for the count, but for the gratification in connecting relatives and for recognizing the need to say "I WAS HERE".
p.s. I take a lot of random pictures in the Danbury, CT and Westchester County, New York area. If I should happen to run into your family and you would like to take ownership, by all means let me know and it's done. Families should stay together!
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Tony
Monahan Transfer
Hi Linda,

Thank you very much for the transfer of his memorial to me. Very much appreciated.

Thanks,
Tony #47235247
Added by Tony on Feb 25, 2015 1:32 PM
Ginger
Mallett family
Dear Linda, thank you so much for all of your help with these memorials. I certainly did not expect transfers....but you are very kind and thoughtful! Best wishes!
Added by Ginger on Feb 18, 2015 5:16 PM
Carole Keeler Wyland
transfer
Thank you for being so kind as to transfer management of Norman E Diana's memorial. It means so much to his friends and family, and I hope to have them all linked together soon!
Added by Carole Keeler Wyland on Feb 03, 2015 8:25 AM
MidwestFolk
RE: Theodore Gay
You're very welcome. I enjoy trying to help.
Added by MidwestFolk on Jan 31, 2015 2:38 PM
KimPS
transfers
Hi Linda,

I was wondering if I could transfer some of my memorials to you. You and I seem to scout around in the same areas around Danbury and New York, and I just don't have the time to maintain them properly.
Added by KimPS on Jan 23, 2015 2:24 PM
anne
Dikeman and beyond
You are ever so kind. Thank you.
Added by anne on Jan 19, 2015 6:35 PM
anne
Dikeman and beyond
Thanks for all the transfers. You have done such a nice job on the memorials that you leave little else to do besides link those that haven't already been done. I shall tuck them all into their family and take good care of them. I am a happy Dikeman! Thank you.
Added by anne on Jan 19, 2015 9:44 AM
Bob Simpson
Wagneor grave at Wooster cemetery.
Hi Linda - Thank you so much for the information and photograph, your work is really appreciated. Regards from Bob.
Added by Bob Simpson on Jan 18, 2015 2:49 PM
anne
Dikeman / Allen / Selleck
Why thank you for the transfers......you really didn't need to do that. Most appreciated in any case.
Added by anne on Jan 18, 2015 2:26 PM
anne
Grace Edna Allen
Thanks for the photos. This memorial was a RAOGK on my part. The information came directly from the WHITNEY FAMILY of CT, which came directly from family members. Hale DOES make mistakes when gravestones are very difficult to read, which this one seems to be I have had several instances where Hale records have been changed due to my cross referencing with legal documents.

I have decided to go with Hale's readings in favor of the family record...just because perhaps the family is wrong on this one. I will also include the family record on the memorial so that anyone actually interested can decide for themselves.

BUT, I'm sticking with Dikeman rather than Selleck. That one I am sure of. Betsey didn't marry Sturgis Selleck until after [H}ester's birth. Betsey is my direct ancestor and I am quite familiar with her life details.

SEE: Betsey's Find A Grave memorial #60508750. Yours is a duplicate and the facts don't reflect what you are asserting. Genealogy can be difficult. I truly appreciate your imput.
Added by anne on Jan 18, 2015 11:28 AM
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