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Melaney Friesen Shaum (#47261644)
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Bio Photo I am so impressed with the concept behind Find A Grave. I believe that all individuals deserve to have their final resting place remembered and memorialized.

I have added memorials to this site for persons that I am in no way related. If you are, please request a transfer. Family transfer request are a huge encouragement to me. I feel like I have helped another family find their loved one. Memorials that have never been claimed by family or friends make me sad.

Thank you to all of those contributors out there that have helped me by memorializing my family members. You have honored them and I appreciate it!

I believe that individuals should be memorialized and that most of them would like to be remembered with their family. It is one of my goals to link as many family members together as possible. Family links have saved me a lot of time and helped me find family members that didn't know ever existed. When I add a family, I feel like I have honored not only the individual but the whole family.

Let's help the next family member or researcher that visits a memorial by adding all the family links that we know. When family members are not linked, it makes the next person do the research all over again. Also, if we have the information, let's use it before it is forgotten.

I also believe that family links make this site easier to use. The easier it is to use, the more it will be used and the better it will get.

Thank you Find A Grave for providing a platform for us to memorialize and honor our family and friends that have passed.

Melaney Shaum
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Gary Campbell
Request transfer:

1. Robert Shirley 53369934
2. Saphrona Caroline Ross Shirley 51922103
They are my GG Grandparents.

Thank you,
Gary Campbell
Added by Gary Campbell on Apr 26, 2015 11:58 AM
Margaret Moreno
Emma Etta Handshy Fitch and Harriet S. Fitch
Thank you for the transfers.
Added by Margaret Moreno on Apr 24, 2015 10:04 AM
Margaret Moreno
Emma Etta Handshy Fitch and Harriet S. Fitch
Please transfer both to be #89877266 and #89877288 Emma Etta Handshy Fitch and Harriet S. Fitch thanks. Emma is my Great Grandmother and Harriet is my mother's Aunt.
Added by Margaret Moreno on Apr 23, 2015 8:53 AM
Cheryl Rice
RE: Shelly Pics
Your Welcome!
Added by Cheryl Rice on Apr 21, 2015 10:55 AM
Margaret Moreno
Emma Etta Handshy Fitch
#89877266 Please transfer to me she is my Great Grandmother. Thanks Margaret
Added by Margaret Moreno on Apr 20, 2015 6:36 PM
E. Robert Malone
RE: Berger pics
Picture for Eleanor added.
Added by E. Robert Malone on Apr 15, 2015 5:11 AM
Bob Carter
Remember to check your "Edits" in the upper right side of your home page. I've submitted some updates to Carrie Randleman showing her maiden name, birth & death location etc.

Added by Bob Carter on Apr 13, 2015 6:11 AM
Bertha B. Buttner
Samuel Reimel

I am a "Reimel" descendant. Samuel is not in my "direct" line however.

Was wondering if you could please add his father Jacob Reimel # 64579118

Thank you.

Bertha B. Buttner
Added by Bertha B. Buttner on Apr 07, 2015 1:11 PM
Peggy Andrews Shafer
Howard Shafer
Thanks for the edit requests for Howard Shafter - I'll check my husband's records and get back to you asap.
Added by Peggy Andrews Shafer on Apr 06, 2015 6:42 AM
Peggy Andrews Shafer
Well nice to meet you Melanie. Perhaps we can compare notes on the Reimel side of the family? Not sure how much I have on them as I have been concentrating mostly on my side of the family and have left the research on my husband's side up to him. I'll have to take a look at what we have on them.
Added by Peggy Andrews Shafer on Apr 06, 2015 5:48 AM
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