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Janet Nicholson (#47422619)
 member for 5 years, 9 months, 2 days
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Bio Photo I am a retired office worker and live in Brandon Manitoba and genealogy has been my main hobby (addiction) for many years. It all started by wandering our local cemetery and noticing so many old headstones - so I started taking photos of them - this led me to "find a grave" and I have entered many of our older stones. This led to another old cemetery in the area (burials prior to 1925), and then out to the smaller towns around Brandon and to many areas of the world where my ancestors had lived. They came from Northern Ireland, England and Scotland.
My family tree is extensive, but my main lines are Montgomery, Barton, Rixon, Bothwell and Nicholson.
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Karen (Porteous) Glass
Thanks for the PORTAS transfer
Thank you so much. And thanks for being a contributor, I appreciate your time and effort.
Added by Karen (Porteous) Glass on Jul 09, 2016 10:19 AM
Karen (Porteous) Glass
transfer request Mary Ann Rebecca PORTAS
I would like a transfer of Memorial# 94238293 if possible. Mary Ann is descended from my 4x great aunt Dinah.

If you are related in some way please don't transfer.

Added by Karen (Porteous) Glass on Jul 08, 2016 2:41 PM
Shaun Lovell
May I have some Downings?
Me again :-)

Bertha Annie Downing is a daughter of Abigail Maria (Brooks) Crawford. I uploaded a family photo and, of course, have some details to add. I also added a memorial for Jean Downing, whose marker is in your photo of Bertha & Albert Downing's headstone. I used your photo and gave credit in the notes but if you'd like to re-upload it so your name shows instead of mine, feel free. I'll delete the first copy. It's number 162931647

I'd like to take over:
Bertha Annie Downing: 82198254
Alberta Bruce Downing: 82198119

Hope you're well.
Added by Shaun Lovell on May 21, 2016 2:44 PM
Shaun Lovell
RE: Dugal McVicar (# 83141043)
Wonderful! Thank you.

Until that day and if you haven't already, see a movie called "Harold & Maude".

Added by Shaun Lovell on Apr 30, 2016 10:57 PM
Shaun Lovell
RE: Dugal McVicar (# 83141043)
So if it is literally "written in stone", that doesn't necessarily make it right? :-) I'll remember that.

Very sorry to hear about the COPD. I once had the tiniest touch of Bronchitis and wouldn't wish that on anyone.

Take care,
Added by Shaun Lovell on Apr 29, 2016 9:48 AM
Shaun Lovell
Dugald McVicar (# 83141043)

On closer examination of the headstone photo, it seems to say "Dougald".

My apologies.
Added by Shaun Lovell on Apr 24, 2016 12:16 AM
Shaun Lovell
Dugal McVicar (# 83141043)

My road leads back to you again! I'll put in a change request for this but I thought I'd tell you my reasoning:

Dugal McVicar (# 83141043) I think, Should be Dougal McVicar. I'm sure that's the name on the headstone you photographed, plus it is the name of the spouse on Mary Ann Bagsley McVicar's death certificate (See # 64302597)

Hope you're well. I'm having a blast with this.

Shaun Lovell
Added by Shaun Lovell on Apr 24, 2016 12:10 AM
Shaun Lovell
RE: Thank you
Thanks again. I did my first two today and I look forward to doing more. Hope you're feeling better.

Added by Shaun Lovell on Apr 08, 2016 1:01 AM
Shaun Lovell
Thank you
I just thought I'd drop you a line and say that I recently found & used one of your photos through a "ancestry hint" on I was quite impressed by the work you do and want you to know how appreciated it is. I am of the Crawford (John & Abigail) clan of Chater, MB and I imagine I'll be coming across more of your photos in the future.

You inspired me to join Findagrave and become a photo volunteer. Thanks for all you do.

Shaun Lovell
Added by Shaun Lovell on Mar 28, 2016 6:09 PM
RE: jean alexandra hopkins - Fraser Cemetery
Hi Janet,

My pleasure! Just let me know if you would like any others.
Added by Laur on Mar 03, 2016 3:13 PM
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