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Melaney Friesen Shaum (#47261644)
 member for 4 years, 24 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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Messages left for Melaney Friesen... (305)[Leave Message]
Karen (Ogburn) Lint
Warren Risser
Thank you for the link to his parents
Added by Karen (Ogburn) Lint on Apr 11, 2014 2:47 PM
Karen (Ogburn) Lint
Edna Marie (Eby) Risser
Thank you so much for making her memorial better. It means so much that you would take the time to pass on something so helpful. Have a great weekend!
Added by Karen (Ogburn) Lint on Apr 05, 2014 5:11 PM
Shirley Stewart
Are you related to Shirley? If so, I would be most happy to transfer her site to you. Let me know - JDB
Added by JDB on Mar 19, 2014 2:55 PM
Kristi L. Jones
Nettie Maines Kreps #124669059
Hi Melaney, I have sent you a couple emails now about my gg-grandmother, Nettie Maines Kreps. I would really like to update her memorial with all her marriages, obit and links to family. I have emailed you about this information but no response from you. Would you please consider transferring her memorial to me so that I may update? Thank you for your time and efforts.
Best regards, Kristi
Added by Kristi L. Jones on Mar 18, 2014 7:43 AM
april smith
Lillian Butterbaugh
When I was out at Mt. View locating Herbert Johnston. I had them locate Lillian. If you would like I can up load her photo also.
Added by april smith on Mar 08, 2014 8:09 AM
Ronald Goodsell
Links made...
Added by Bob on Jan 26, 2014 1:04 PM
Sarah B
Transfer of Mary Grace "Mabel" Clouser Schmiedeberg
Hi Melaney,

Thank you for the transfer of Mary Grace Schmiedeberg's memorial to me. I have added the links to our family in Tipton, Indiana, where she was born and raised.

Have a good weekend,
Added by Sarah B on Jan 25, 2014 9:30 PM
George Altland
Thanks so much for the parent links
Added by Max on Jan 22, 2014 2:38 PM
David Roy Wood
Thanks so much for adding links to his parents!
Added by CZNBJL on Jan 13, 2014 2:39 PM
Betty Judy
Joseph H Myers 60692967
Hi Melaney,
I have added the memorial numbers for two of Joseph H Myers' wives.
60693114 Jennie Martin
65444942 Lourana Ryan
Do you know the burial location of his third wife, Emma Jane Stultz Stults?
Emma was my Great Grandmother and I can't find her burial site.
Thank you for your work.
Added by Betty Judy on Jan 10, 2014 7:10 AM
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