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Jim Childers (#47455615)
 member for 4 years, 8 months, 23 days
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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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Messages left for Jim Childers (667)[Leave Message]
T Burt
Fannie Kivisto obit
I'm always happy to add your info and obits. Happy Thanksgiving, Jim!
Added by T Burt on Nov 26, 2015 10:18 AM
Susan Johnson
RE: Wheeler Pratt in Cobblestone Cem
We have been to Attica and did not see a grave for wheeler Pratt. We also were at Cobblestone cemetery and did not see a stone there either. We talked to someone that had a listing and his name was not on it. But there we stones that could not be read. Next time in Attica we'll if we can find d the person that has the list for that cemetery.
Susan Johnson
Added by Susan Johnson on Nov 14, 2015 11:27 PM
Lois Branch
obit: Memorial #40432472
Thank you so much for submitting an obituary for William Thomas Sherman Green. I have searched for years for him. I appreciate your kindness in taking the time to submit the obit to findagrave.
Added by Lois Branch on Oct 26, 2015 1:11 PM
scott sheppard
Kelly Gissendaner
this what she has to say :

Shirley Bybee

[Send Reply] Nonsense from you leaving such a message on a memorial.
Why do people place memorials before their death? So many people do it on Find A Grave. Don't criticize me, others do it.

Have a GREAT day.

Added by scott sheppard on Sep 30, 2015 3:48 PM
scott sheppard
RE: Kelly Gissendaner
she has FOUR !!! two created BEFORE her death on Sep 28 and two on SEp 30.. the ones created o Sep 28 need to be deleted as they violate the Find A Grave rules... the other two need to be merged
Added by scott sheppard on Sep 30, 2015 3:47 PM
Mary Priske Fecteau
RE: Florence Aldridge
Florence is my husband's great grand aunt. The only info I have regarding her birth and death dates have been entered on her Find A Grave memorial. The birth month and year is from the 1900 census and her date of death was found in a publication from the Cass County Museum & Historical Society. Thanks! ~ Mary
Added by Mary Priske Fecteau on Sep 23, 2015 2:52 PM
George Lemperes
RE: Memorial #5694532
Your request has been completed. Please let me know if other changes need to be made. When doing so please state the persons name with the request.
Added by George Lemperes on Sep 22, 2015 4:15 PM
Mary Priske Fecteau
Florence Aldridge
I just noticed that you added a photo of the marker for Florence's grave site in Bethlehem Cemetery. Thank you so much! I've never seen one quite like that. It almost looks like a temporary marker. I greatly appreciate your time and effort! ~ Mary
Added by Mary Priske Fecteau on Sep 22, 2015 10:40 AM
Edwin Gisi
Thank you so much for making the edits and adding the bio for Edwin Gisi. Your work on this site is very much appreciated.
Added by MGlazeHart on Sep 09, 2015 9:22 AM
Michel Lamoureux
Lamoureux stone
Thank you so much for the picture. One step at a time, I will find his birth place. I doubt very much about his birth date, but this is all we have.
Added by Michel Lamoureux on Sep 02, 2015 2:51 PM
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