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Calmly Searching (#47240541)
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Bio Photo "When you remember me, it means that you have carried something of who I am with you, that I have left some mark of who I am in who you are. It means that even after I die, you can still see my face and hear my voice and speak to me in your heart." Fredrick Beekner


First of all, I would like to thank the many volunteers that give freely of their time, knowledge, and efforts on behalf of people searching for answers and hoping to breathe life back into their ancestors, walking cemeteries, taking photos, editing photos uploading and creating memorials.

Find a Grave is kept up by a United community of genealogists, historians, (beginners and experts) all of which of course, are VOLUNTEERS. We do not get paid for what we do here.

Creating memorials and fulfilling photo requests is a labor of love for me. If you appreciate something I've added, please pay it forward! If you receive "freely", give "freely"

I firmly believe that our ancestors deserve more than just dates and a cold hard stone on their memorials. It is because of that I try to add as much information as is available to me.

Please click the "Edit" tab on the individual memorial, then the "Suggest A Correction" link on the specific memorial you would like me to update or transfer. PLEASE DO NOT SEND CORRECTIONS AS PUBLIC MESSAGES

If I SUGGEST A CORRECTION to you, please copy and paste the info into the bio and add dates and places in the appropriate fields so they can help others locate the memorial. Maiden names and links to parents are also helpful. If you want to see my sources please just ask. You can also check the memorial, as over the last three years I have been trying to give credit to those that submit valid info in the bio of the memorial.

I spend a lot of time traveling, photographing, editing and posting my photos because I love doing it. It also gives me a lot of satisfaction if I can help others find their family. I do not mind if you use the photos for PERSONAL use.

I do not transfer to requesters who are rude/demanding, have no profile or who are collectors -- however,I'll always update and link memorials within a day or two or as time allows.
Transfer requests should be requested on the "edit" tab. Include your relationship, and your contributor name and number.

Keep in mind, those of us who list these memorials are only human, sometimes we make mistakes, let us know,and Never forget: We Are Volunteers. VOLUNTEERS. Our time and work are given freely.

The quote of Fredrick Beekner is borrowed from my cousin Mike Perkins memorial.

I am of the belief that no one is truly gone, until they are forgotten.

So with all this said, I will continue to visit cemeteries and take photos of graves, and hope someday to find more of my family,and maybe some of yours. Until then I will remain.... Calmly Searching..........

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Bobbie McDonald
Thank you so Much!!!
Added by Bobbie McDonald on Apr 23, 2015 7:16 PM
Tombstone Treasures
RE: Charles and Rebecca Drager

I am so happy!

It is my belief that no one should be forgotten. These pioneers were real people, with real struggles, and had people that loved and cared about them.

I was doing research on another cemetery in a totally different county, when I came upon Charles Switzer, then Charles Drager and Rebecca.

I never leave a memorial without a biography unless I can't find any information....I attempt to bring those long gone, back into the light and give them a bit of life. Things were so hard back then....I am still curious as to why Rebecca gave guardianship of her young son to her father, David Potter, but that is something we will probably never know.

If you have anything you want me to add to the biographies, please let me know!

I'm glad I could recognize and bring you some happiness about your Great Grandparents. It's very exciting when you've been searching and searching and all of a sudden...TA-DA!! :)

Patricia Long/Tombstone Treasures
Added by Tombstone Treasures on Apr 21, 2015 3:43 PM
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Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens
Thanks for taking and posting the marker for Herbert Hoerig. If you look at his parents and siblings, they are all at Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee. It is nice to see all the family located and together. Appreciate your Findagrave work in Florida.
Added by public name on Apr 20, 2015 4:20 PM
K. Medved
RE: Pueblo Cemeteries
Thank you for such nice comments about the memorials. I really appreciate your comments. Kay
Added by K. Medved on Apr 17, 2015 7:37 PM
Betsy Neil
Elizabeth A. Thompson
Hi...I am also a member of Find A Grave. I am helping a friend find his ancestor, Elizabeth Ann Bulloch Thompson. I saw your memorial and I am wondering if you are related to her. If so, would you be willing to contact me on my email? My address is

Thank you,

Betsy Neil
Added by Betsy Neil on Apr 13, 2015 11:13 AM
RE: Kolba family
Thank you for the unexpected transfers---you are so kind. Your time in taking pictures and creating memorials is very much appreciated.
Added by Dee on Apr 12, 2015 12:38 PM
RE: Kolba family
Thank you so much for taking the Kolba cemetery photos and adding them to their memorials. I only wish I had requested pictures for all so that you would get the volunteer photo credit. I'm trying to remember to request all family members in the future. Glad to see you added Rosa and Hilda as well. I have a picture of Rosa as a small child, so added it to her page. Thank you!
Added by Dee on Apr 12, 2015 11:11 AM
rfb Jenkins
Hi Calmly Searching,

It would be hard to forget you, thank you for your kindness. I really appreciate it.

Your New Friend,
Added by rfb Jenkins on Apr 05, 2015 1:38 PM
Thank you.
Added by SWJM on Apr 02, 2015 7:01 AM
Alvin Poole
Edna John
thanks have deleted my addition!
Added by Alvin Poole on Mar 30, 2015 10:55 AM
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