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Kathy Ripke (#47406663)
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Bio Photo I have been working on my family history since about 2004, but have more recently begun using Find A Grave. I am excited by the possibilities Find A Grave offers for sharing information and making new discoveries. Surnames I am working on in particular are Ripke, Nehring, Anderson, Hubbard, Brewer, Brown, Wright, Scharff, Rahn, Carter, Robbins, Bowker and Johnson.

I have documented several Hawaiian cemeteries while vacationing. I have no further information on any of those memorials. I am happy to add information to these Hawaiian memorials, or transfer memorials to you, if you are related.
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James Bellert
That should be fine. If you want to email the bios to me, my email address is .
Added by James Bellert on Oct 14, 2016 12:37 PM
James Bellert
I had been routinely posting obituaries to the memorials I created. Then someone complained to the Find A Grave administrators about one of the obituaries. The Administrators made me aware of their policies regarding posting of obituaries in any manner to memorials. This is what it says in the "Help with Find A Grave" section:

"Can I add an obituary to my interment listing?

You should not copy obituary notices from newspapers (or from funeral home notices or web sites) to an individual's memorial record unless you have permission from the newspaper to do so or you are the author of the obituary. Some obituaries that were published in 1922 or earlier are now in the public domain. In general, obituaries in newspapers are submitted by the family with assistance from the funeral home. If the obituary is added to the memorial record, it should list the newspaper and date the obit was printed for example "Published in the Hattiesburg American, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Internet Edition, April 11, 2007". Please do not include the names of living or surviving relatives in the biography, unless you have their permission. If you do not have permission to copy an obituary to a memorial, you may put a note stating the name of the newspaper and the date the obituary was published.

Please do NOT add photographs from obituary notices (unless you, personally took the photo), as they are protected by copyright law. Find A Grave reserves the right to remove obituary notices and photographs from memorial records. Similarly, you may NOT scan an obituary and add it as a photograph to a memorial record. Obituaries for "famous" individuals are usually written by newspaper staff and can not be posted to Find A Grave as the newspaper company owns that copyright. Please do not include website addresses that may be listed in the obituary as they usually expire within a year after the obituary is printed."

I thought the wording was a bit ambiguous so I emailed the administrators and their reply was, in no uncertain terms, that we MUST have written permission from the newspaper of online source to copy and post obituaries in Find A Grave memorials.
Added by James Bellert on Oct 12, 2016 8:07 PM
Judy Sporleder Davin
Thank you for the transfer of Harry Steward today ! I updated his Find A Grave.
Judy Davin
Added by Judy Sporleder Davin on Aug 28, 2016 1:53 PM
Judy Sporleder Davin
Will you please transfer Harry Peacock Steward (10596265) Find A Grave to me. I am his sister in law.I want to link him to his family members. I visited this beautiful cemetery this year ! Thank you.
Judy Sporleder Davin #47973501.
Added by Judy Sporleder Davin on Aug 28, 2016 9:52 AM
Laura Aanenson
Lt Dudley L Cook
Hi Kathy,

Thank you for your suggested edits of the memorial above. Would you please provide the source(s) of your information?

I appreciate your help keeping Find A Grave an accurate and valuable genealogical tool!

Added by Laura Aanenson on Aug 05, 2016 7:53 PM
Ms. N.E.
Agnes Hughes
It was a mistake. Here is the database I looked up. I was thinking it was her maiden name but it was her husband's first name. Thanks for the correction.

Hughes, Agnes Elizabeth(William) 06-13-1905 04-27-1998 d/o Thomas & Emma Hintz Hughes.
Added by Ms. N.E. on Jul 17, 2016 2:54 PM
Kathy & Jerry Strickland
Myrtie Ring
Thanks for looking. I put your message on her memorial for future reference
Added by Kathy & Jerry Strickland on Jul 03, 2016 6:57 PM
Marilyn Kenyon, Psy.D.
Benjamin & Mary Cole

Thanks so much for the headstone photos for Benjamin and Kathy Cole. That helps to fill-in information for a 2nd great uncle.
Added by Marilyn Kenyon, Psy.D. on Jun 05, 2016 7:29 AM
Våge Ericsson
RE: Svante M Carlson memorial
Hi Kathy
It´s a long story.
First I can tell you that Svante M was born in a little village called Urshult in Unnaryd parish. There is a problem in Find A Grave - You can´t enclose more than a parish.
I found Svante when I looked for two emigrants from Grysshult in Unnaryd parish - Nils Oskar Johansson and his sister Anna Linnea. They emigrated 1923 and they travelled to their Uncle Svante Carlson in Boyd,MN. NY passenger list.
I´m a Little related to Nils Oskar but just very Little. I live about 30 km from Unnaryd so it´s rather easy to find people there. Just ask if you need anything.
Våge Ericsson
Added by Våge Ericsson on Apr 07, 2016 12:20 PM
Susann Spring
Transfer request for William H. Brewer
Find A Grave Memorial# 63707284

Thanks for your groundwork (again) on the memorial for my great-great grandfather, William H. Brewer. It's appreciated. Would it be possible to transfer his memorial to me?
Susann Spring
Added by Susann Spring on Mar 25, 2016 10:06 PM
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