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Melaney Friesen Shaum (#47261644)
 member for 5 years, 5 months, 7 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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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
J.L.Freed..York Co. Grave Photos by Harry Senft
RE: Pic on Ray Chronister # 53003929
Done.However the guy that really deserves the thanks is Harry Senft. See his bio at the link provided..
Added by J.L.Freed..York Co. Grave... on Jun 21, 2015 8:56 AM
Family Tree Climber
William Chronister edit
Thanks for the edit on dates for William Chronister. I've confirmed and added all except birthplace of Hampton, Adams Co. Can you let me know verifiable source of that info so I can note it on bio? Thanks!
Added by Family Tree Climber on Jun 13, 2015 10:52 PM
Nancy Hutmacher
Thank you!
Thank you or putting my family on find a grave. I really appreciate it. I couldn't find anything on my grandfather until I tried Find A Grave.

I have put my parents on Find A Grave, my mother 1997 and my father when he passed in 2001.

Thank you again. I just wonder how you got all that information?
Added by Nancy Hutmacher on Jun 01, 2015 2:23 PM
Lucille Langeman
Hi Maleney

Now is it possible to disconect Edwin A Ratzlaff #10783730 From Esther Ratzlaff #59175137

Esther's Husband Ed Ratzlaff is still alive.

Or do I contact Toni

Lucille Langeman
Added by Lucille Langeman on May 29, 2015 12:40 AM
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