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Bill M (#47205149)
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ABOUT ME: We lived in White Lake, Aurora, SD, USA when I was born. I currently live in Eastern Kansas. I have been active in genealogy since about 1995. I am a BIG Kansas City Chiefs, Royals and Sporting KC Fan!

DNA: According to the DNA test I purchased through Ancestry.com, my lineage is (as of this writing): 100% European. 59% Great Britain, 15% Italy/Greece, 12% Eastern Europe, 7% Scandinavian, (Plus "Trace Regions") 2% Western Europe, 2% Finland/Northwest Russia, 2% European Jewish & <1% Ireland.

LATER MIGRATION: I believe that some of my family may have been Palatines who emigrated to Ireland and eventually came to America and others were part of the large migration of Germans from Russia (Odessa region on the Black Sea). Much of my family came through the Great Lakes with some going to Canada and most others going to WI, USA (many in Dane County, WI, USA) and then on to SD, USA, most of them settled in or near the Parkston, Hutchinson, SD, USA area.

BLOOD LINES IN MY TREE INCLUDE: Aeiler/Ayler/Eiler, Badré/Badri, Becker, Beilstein, Bourg, Buckholtz, Cremans, Daescher, Dorsfeidts, Endres, Esser, Fischer, Geraths, Gerten, Guelden, Hambloch, Hartmann, Hensel, Hohn, Jung, Kannengiesser, Klein, Koltes, Koth, Kurtenbach, Lachmund, Leder, Leischner, Leoln, Liesch, Linnartz, Lkirchen, Luy, Mick/Mück/Mük, Mueller, Nitska, Pauli, Riethmuller, Scheiffart, Schieder, Schieffers, Schumacher, Sidon, Stockhausen, Weiland, Welters, Wermers, Wiedenfeld, Wirtz & Villmow to name only a few.

GOALS: My goals are to update my family tree and to link as many family members together on Find A Grave as possible ensuring that the information provided is as accurate as possible.

CURRENTLY WORKING ON: The cemeteries and families who settled in the Parkston, Hutchinson, SD, USA and surrounding areas.

E-MAILS: Currently working on 05 Oct 2014 & newer. Please don't be offended if I haven't replied. I will get to you eventually. I prefer to work them in the order they were received, with some exceptions.

CONTACT OR CORRESPOND WITH ME: If you wish to correspond, please utilize my e-mail address on my Profile page. Be sure to include information regarding the person about whom you wish to correspond (Memorial Number, URL for the Memorial, etc.)

TRANSFERS: If you would like a Find A Grave Memorial which I manage transferred to you, please let me know by clicking on the "Edit" button and then "Suggest any other correction or addition" for that Memorial and provide your relationship to that individual. If the person is in my tree and not a direct blood relative of yours, I prefer to retain management of the Memorial as it makes it easier for me to make updates and link family members.

EDITS/UPDATES: Please use the "Edit" tab on the memorial rather than post a public message on my Profile page. Regarding Edits; I try to keep up with these but, since no e-mail notification is sent to me automatically, I don't know when Edits have been submitted. Please be patient, I will get to them when I can.

PHOTOS: Please feel free to use the photos I have taken & uploaded! They are for the families of the departed. If you upload a photo to any of the Memorials I manage that contains any information missing from the Memorial, please let me know via the "Edit" button on that Memorial so that I may update the information.

OTHER WEB SITES: I have a U.S. subscription to, and a public family tree on Ancestry.com and also occasionally upload my tree to RootsWeb. By the way, RootsWeb gives you the ability to see your family in Ahnentafel format which is visually much easier to read and see how your family is connected!

A BIG "Thank You!" to all those willing Find A Grave volunteer members for working with me to accomplish our goals, and happy hunting!

Bill M
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Deborah Ridgway
Margaret Bick
Sent the transfer. Family should remain together that's why I love doing genealogy. Let me know if I can be of any other help
Debbie
Added by Deborah Ridgway on Nov 29, 2014 5:27 AM
Deborah Ridgway
Margaret Marie Hohn Bick
Would it help if I transferred her to you..
Debbie
Added by Deborah Ridgway on Nov 28, 2014 6:50 AM
S.R.F.
Memorial Transfer
Thank you for the memorial transfer, Bill! :) S.R.F.
Added by S.R.F. on Nov 25, 2014 6:37 AM
High Plains
Susanna Froehlich
Bill -

I am willing to make transfers to family members. I'm not willing to make blanket transfers of a last name. Aunts, uncles, close cousins I would be happy to transfer.

I also don't mind doing edits. I usually check a couple of times a day - almost every day.

GO ROYALS!! I read your bio on Find A Grave.

Best wishes,
High Plains :)
Added by High Plains on Oct 26, 2014 6:57 AM
Khoward
Zobel graves in St. Mary Cemetery, Hanson Co, SD
Bill, I have worked with you some on the Silver Ridge Cemetery (Billups & Grebe) near Stickney. I recently photographed the entire St. Mary's cemetery in Alexandria into which I am putting the missing memorials. Someone has started a second cemetery of the same name with only about a dozen names in it. It really should be combined with the other more complete cemetery. I have the photos you requested but you may wish to put the memorials into the full cemetery first before I add them. If you are aware of a procedure to notify find-a-grave of duplicate cemeteries you may want to notify them of the problem. I did add the photos I had taken to the people in the duplicate but since I had contact with you before I thought I would give you a chance to change the locations first. Katherine
Added by Khoward on Oct 23, 2014 7:29 PM
Julia Dodson
Leonard Fischer
What edits did you make ? I have not gotten anything from Find A Grave yet.
Added by Julia Dodson on Oct 14, 2014 10:56 AM
gardengirl
Transfers
Thank you so much for the transfers of the Tobin family members back in Jan. Sorry it took me so long, been locked out of my email and just now catching up. Have a great day !!!
Added by gardengirl on Oct 13, 2014 6:08 PM
Deborah Ridgway
Frances Sigmund
Transferred Frances...Let me know if you ever need any help
Added by Deborah Ridgway on Oct 03, 2014 7:04 PM
mercedes bauerly-dreas
AKINS
thank you for posting memorial photo's for Carmelita & Clarence ASkins
Added by mercedes bauerly-dreas on Sep 02, 2014 11:06 AM
Thomas L. Harman
Bryant
Bill,

Thank you very much for filling my request for Billie Ray and Raymond Bryant, Jr.'s tombstone.

I was not aware of Raymond, Jr.'s birth/death and when I first found their memorials on Find A Grave, I thought it was in error due to thinking that Billie Ray was a nickname for William Raymond Bryant, Jr.

Seeing both names on the same stone clarifies the confusion and adds another family member.

Thank you again.

I do appreciate the kindness.

Tom
Added by Thomas L. Harman on Sep 02, 2014 6:29 AM
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