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Melaney Friesen Shaum (#47261644)
 member for 5 years, 6 months, 16 days
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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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Nancy Davidson Moll
32912388 B E Ragan
I am requesting you transfer Benjamin Evan Ragan to my care. He is a great uncle and I have information on all his family.

I am also Secretary for the Scott Hill Cemetery Association and we care for the cemetery. I have the original cemetery book with all interments.

Thanks, Nancy Moll
Added by Nancy Davidson Moll on Oct 09, 2015 9:09 AM
Beverly Lowrance
Ella Woody Lowrance
I am requesting a transfer of my great-grandmother, Ella Jane Woody Lowrance # 52262642 to me. Thank you.
Beverly Lowrance #47304725
Added by Beverly Lowrance on Sep 22, 2015 12:12 PM
Your mother's memorial

I came to put a flower on your mother's memorial, as I had been following Susan's posts on Facebook. It was so rewarding to see all the work your mother had done with genealogy and GRANDMA. Nice to see a somewhat familiar name here on one of my favorite sites!
Added by GeekyGraveGirl on Sep 10, 2015 8:21 PM
Carol & David
Kenneth J. Reimel 143578918
We fulfilled your photo request for Kenneth Reimel. Buried next to him is Eva J. Reimel who I added under 152007221. I was not sure if she was his wife so I did not link her to him.
Added by Carol & David on Sep 07, 2015 6:44 PM
So sorry to hear about your mom. I saw the news story and recognized you from your work here. Prayed she would be found. My thoughts and prayers for your family.
Added by JudyF56 on Aug 30, 2015 3:09 PM
Joni (Hedrick) Dietz
Helen Lucille Dietz Wood #125352915
Hi Melaney, could you please transfer this to me. Helen is my husband's aunt. I would so appreciate it. Thank you very much! Joni Dietz #48207893
Added by Joni (Hedrick) Dietz on Jul 25, 2015 5:32 PM
karen young
Calvin Breshears family pix
In the picture of the Breshears family, that you posted to Calvin's site, the people are numbered. Do you have the names that correspond with the numbers? I would like to find which one is our grandma Zetta Florence Bershears Wingo. Thank you for your time and any inconvenience. Karen Young and Stephanie Wingo Lawrence
Added by karen young on Jul 21, 2015 7:46 AM
Ila & Laurie
Memorial #58667157
Melaney, I'm asking for a transfer of a relative, Fred Braasch at the above memorial #. Thanks for your time.
Added by Ila & Laurie on Jul 05, 2015 2:58 PM
Bertha B. Buttner
Jacob G Reimel

I see you have a memorial for Jacob G. Reimel

He is an ancestor of mine. He was the brother of my Great great grandfather Jeremiah Reimel.

Just wondering if you are related.

Also if you are not I would like to request a transfer.

If you are related I would love to exchange information with you on the Reimels!! :)


Added by Bertha B. Buttner on Jun 29, 2015 6:27 PM
Sheri Geyer
John & Catharine Heffelfinger Oiler
Hi, Melaney,
I'm just wondering about your source for your photo on the memorials for the above couple:
#59436242 and #59436277.
Sheri Geyer
Added by Sheri Geyer on Jun 23, 2015 10:52 AM
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