|Iowa Girl (#47315020)|
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I am an Iowa native - born here and still living in the great state of Iowa. I have been doing genealogy research for over 20 years. I have a BA in Psychology and Humans Services and not only complete research to find the names, places, and stories of families but also the patterns of behaviors that evolve in a family line. These relationships within the family are part of what defines who we are. Through researching for myself and others, I have learned about how things like alcoholism, mental health (depression, PTSD, etc.) and socioeconomic situations can change a family for generations. |
I will not add obituaries of individuals who list family members who are still living. I have previously stated that there are laws, copyrights, find-a-grave guidelines, etc that state this shouldn't be done (and yes, I know that there are exceptions to laws and copyrights). I know others do still add this information. I don't because 1) I try to follow the guidelines set by the find-a-grave creators and 2) respect for privacy of the living. I will also not add details to cause of death. When I first joined find-a-grave, I searched for one of my grandmothers and the person had given details of how she committed suicide. This detailed information was not necessary and would have been a very hurtful reminder for my mother if she had seen it first. Please be RESPECTFUL!
We are all trying to trace our own roots as well as help others find theirs as well. When suggesting corrections common courtesy is much appreciated….please and thank you go much further than being rude. EACH of US have dedicated a lot of time to adding memorials, researching our own family histories and assisting others with their family histories. No one person's time or work is more important than anyone else's. Also, everyone has other parts of their life that deserve (and should receive) attention as well so be patient if you don't get a response to your request right away.
NOTICE: Unfortunately, I have to add this paragraph....there are so many genealogy "buffs" out there that are kind, generous, and fun to work with. However, within the last month or two I have had several individuals "demand" that I make changes or transfer memorials to them. ANYONE who has a rude request will not have it honored. :( Extreme rudeness will be reported to the administrators of this website. No one deserves to be treated rudely. We are all engaging in a passion for our families' histories and it should be fun.
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity. ~ W. Clement Stone
GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
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Thank you for updating our family member Ella.
Just thought I would let you know Robert 1927, Terry 1965, Brent 1979 and Ralph 1898. Were all buried by each other.
Nadine, myrtle, Edward and Merrill were all buried by each other. Lillian and Lawrence Falk were too. Not sure if relatives or not but passing info on. I opened the names you didn't request up.
|Nate Carpenter||RE: Alma Marie Ekstrand|
Thanks for the note, and leaving flowers at Alma's memorial. I still miss Alma. Life hasn't been the same around here without her.
|Barb||Lillian Govig Givan|
In response to you message from March 23th - sorry I am slow. My connection is through the Givan line as she was married to Roy Givan....Barb
Added by Barb on Jun 24, 2014 11:21 AM
|Tim Hultine||RE: Laurie Skidmore|
Thank you! Our loved ones live on in our memories and you have helped so many. Bless you.
Hello Iowa Girl,
I'm an Iowa Boy living in Arizona, member 47870030. Please allow me to post a photo in the memorial for Laurie Skidmore. She is my step-sister.
|Adele Sullivan||RE: Catharine Quinn|
Thank you so much for getting back to me on this
request. Interesting? I wonder what happened to her? I believe Thomas Quinn, is her her husband.
|Bruce Myers||RE: Myers Family|
Hi Iowa Girl: Thanks! So glad I found another relative in Iowa. Found one a while ago in the Waterloo area whose kids descended from another Myers brother, Henry X. Myers. Their surname spelling was originally Myers, but someone changed it to Meyers; so go figure. Thanks so much for the information on Martin's line. Some of them I had only sketchy information on, so I appreciate your findagrave memorials to them. Bruce #47425897.
|Bruce Myers||RE: Myers Family|
Hi Iowa Girl: Thanks so much for the information! I descend from John's brother, Jacob A. Myers (1825-1893), so we are distant cousins apparently. My great grand-aunt chronicled all the Lancaster Co. Myers years ago and I have been filling in more names and information on this line since the 1980's, with the help of a computer of course. For some reason, your branch was consistently spelled "Meyers" in her papers; would that be the case? I took the liberty of filing all the names under the more familiar "Myers" spelling, in order to avoid confusion. If there's anything further I can help you with regarding this line, please contact me. Thanks, Iowa Girl, for letting me know more about your Myers line! Bruce #47425897.
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