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Jim Childers (#47455615)
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Bio Photo I started doing genealogy back in the early 1980's, researching the Jewett (my mothers' maiden name) Family in the Wright County, Minnesota area. That was back before the computer, when it was door to door, phone calls, or US mail. I gathered 18 notebooks full of information and now am slowly getting that information listed on
I started back on my family research in February 2011 after retiring in January of that year.
Unfortunatly, most of the people I talked to back in the 1980's can now only be found on Find A Grave.
To any of you doing family research, I suggest you get to the oldest family members first and get as much information as you can before it is lost to time. Some of their stories (not always true) are interesting and more importantly, informative to your research.
Since starting back up this year, I have made some awesome discoveries thanks to the web. Lots of it I would have never found had it not been for the internet.
Find A Grave is an awesome site, people helping people. I can't say enough good things about it.
I live near the little town of Nimrod, Minnesota in Wadena County located in west central Minnesota. I used to travel the whole northeastern part of the state in my work and drove past many cemeteries, not ever knowing what I was missing out on. Maybe that's a good thing, I would have never got my work done!
To all of you who have helped me, I thank you sincerely and will do my best to help as many folks as I can in their research.
If you are interested in a transfer on any of the graves I have entered, I will gladly do a transfer as long as they aren't in my family line. It does not matter to me how distantly they are related to you, if they tie in to your lines somewhere down the road, I'll gladly transfer them.

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I am working on several cemeteries trying to fill in as much information as possible and trying to make as many links as possible. I therefore am sending out a lot of correction requests. If you don't want, or don't know how to make the corrections, please just transfer the memorial to me with a note you want it back and I will make the corrections and additions and transfer it back to you.

Jim C.
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Clarence "Shorty" Miles
Hi jim,
you have the wrong person listed as his spouse.
his spouse is #430068288 Camille Williams Miles.
Added by janey on Aug 15, 2014 4:45 PM
RE: Memorial 82287412
Hi Jim,

Have added your information to 118464057...thanks much...

Added by BJ on Aug 15, 2014 10:11 AM
Henrich Hill- Green Valley memorial
Thank you for all the information and articles posted on his memorial. I just recently connected his family to mine. What a tragic life his mother (my 2nd great-aunt) must have led.
Added by rememberedalways on Aug 11, 2014 10:42 AM
Hannah Stokes
I have her married to George Stokes and the obit says John. SHould I take George off. There is no mention of her son George either
Added by Marjorie on Aug 07, 2014 7:46 AM
Get someone to add the information for Peter and Phebe Stearns and I will delete mine.
Added by Marjorie on Aug 03, 2014 10:21 AM
Otto Schinkel in Evergreen
Hi Jim-

I have linked Otto to his parents, and will find the gravesite of his mother Bertha here at Evergreen. There is a team photographing the whole cemetery and we are almost done! I have been able to uncover many markers by checking cemetery records, and find many unmarked graves also. Do you know if Bernice Schinkel has a marker? I will be going back to the cemetery tomorrow to finish up the section where Otto is buried, and will see if I can find a marker for her.

cheers from Edmonds, Wa. -
Added by Tami on Jul 30, 2014 8:29 PM
I'm sorry Jim but I have never done it that way before so don't what to click on after I click edit. I really do appreciate all your help even included corrections to some of my memorials.
Added by Betty on Jul 29, 2014 6:51 PM
Anton & Inez Hammrich
Anton & Inez Hammrich are my husband's Aunt and Uncle and I have obits for them. If you will transfer them I would like that but if not I can send Obits to you. Thank you Betty
Added by Betty on Jul 28, 2014 6:19 PM
RE: Fergus State Hospital

Thank you for your kind words. Yes, it is very gratifying when I am able to connect someone with one of their ancestors/relatives.

Thank you too for what you do in taking all of those photographs to document the graves throughout the area! I'm sure you probably know that there will be 500+ new markers installed at Fergus Falls State Hospital Cemetery very soon. If not, please email me directly at: and I will get you the details.

Again, thank you.


Added by SJF on Jul 26, 2014 8:23 AM
Margaret Steen
I have made a mistake and put my husbands aunt in the city cem. in Ipswich, S.D. I wonder if you would transfer this memorial that you have in Holy Cross cem. to me. When I added a lot of family, I never realized that it had two name but were so close to each other.
Margaret Find A Grave#114313405. Thank You, Betty
Added by Betty on Jul 21, 2014 6:59 PM
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