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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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Delbert Smith
Clifford Dawn
At Jardin Montana, 1956, I lived next door to Cliff Dawn and family. Nice people. They had 2 sons living at Los Angeles, CA. Their oldest son was retarded and lived at home, helped his dad falling timber. The two girls were in grade school at Gardner, MT.
I graduated ParkRapids, MN 1956.
Cliff told me that they were from MN so I finally looked up their burials.
These were nice people who helped me more than once.
Thank you for caring for them.
Del Smith
Added by Delbert Smith on Jun 20, 2016 9:41 PM
Dena Gray-Fisher
John William Mattila
70493455=John William Mattila. You have added a photo to John Mattila's memorial that is for John Krekula. Can you please remove it. Thanks.
Added by Dena Gray-Fisher on Jun 20, 2016 12:33 PM
Cindy Hoffman
RE: Memorial 68983473 - Michael Brandt
Done :)
Have a good day!
Added by Cindy Hoffman on Jun 16, 2016 6:02 AM
Barbara Jessop
Isaac Ritter Groton, SD
Thank you Jim for transferring :)
Added by Barbara Jessop on Jun 07, 2016 9:26 AM
T Burt
1500 obits
Wow! that's going to take you awhile. I'd be happy to type out the ones that you put on Marjorie's/my memorials. I just finished Diedrich Molter #53771984. Keep plugging away but enjoy the nice weather outside also. Take care.
Added by T Burt on Jun 06, 2016 4:04 PM
Banana ana
# 93113109 Louisa Hendrickson Riggs
Hello Jim Childers
Thank you for the edit on Louisa Hendrickson Riggs
Banana ana
Added by Banana ana on Jun 04, 2016 4:27 PM
Nathan Haines
Thomas Murray
Their suggestion:
I posted an article relating to his death


I never heard of Wadena before. I had to wonder if it was in WA or OR or somewhere. Wadena is in MN?! Then the news item you found said he died in Park Rapids and that is in Hubbard Co., MN. Boy, howdy, I really had to do some research on this one trying to figure out where the heck he died at but I think I got it right on his page but am not really sure.
Added by Nathan Haines on May 26, 2016 8:42 PM
Stephen Webb
Re you jim
jim send me an email
i have informatio on your childers
Steve Webb
Added by Stephen Webb on May 05, 2016 8:48 AM
Mr. Dillman
Thank you so much for the transfer of Mr. Dillman. And thank you for all the extra info you added before transferring! Much appreciated!
Added by KatyDee on Apr 26, 2016 1:25 PM
Delila Duffy
RE: Ancestor In My Tree
Thank-you SO much!
Added by Delila Duffy on Apr 10, 2016 9:08 AM
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