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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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John W. Kennedy 78213471
Hello Jim, I wanted to let you know that I submitted an edit request to add John W. Kennedy's military information to the "Bio" section of his memorial.

Thank you for having created his memorial.

Paul Turner Find A Grave Member 48125792
Added by pjt on Mar 18, 2015 1:56 PM
A. Nelson
Edward Canterbury
Thanks for the transfer and the heads-up!!!
Added by A. Nelson on Mar 10, 2015 12:44 PM
RE: Mary McDonald
Hi Jim, I also thought that might be wrong, but have no confirmation. Not sure I can provide any more info on this one. Linda
Added by LDR on Mar 08, 2015 3:17 PM
Footprints in the Sand
Adams, Westfall, Raines lines
I wanted to thank Jim in public for all the work he has done in my search for my father, Philander Adams. Jim met with people at the cemetery trying to locate information on my father as well as took more photos of the family plot in Wadena, MN. I live in MT and will probably never make it to MN so what he did I am in awe at. He went way above and beyond what I would have ever expected of another person. Not only did Jim find the unmarked grave but he also provided me with photos of the family plot that I had no idea were there. Jim, you have reaffirmed my belief in the human race and proved that there are good people out there that are willing to help without expecting something in return. I do believe in "paying it forward" so your good deeds will not be wasted. Thank you again for all you did! Linda
Added by Footprints in the Sand on Mar 04, 2015 6:27 PM
RE: Mary McDonald
Jim, thanks for the follow-up message. We didn't have record of this daughter in our family records, but I do see her listed now in the census. Appreciate the quick response. -- Linda
Added by LDR on Mar 01, 2015 3:30 PM
Craig H. Trout
Casper Trout

Thank you for your very generous transfer of Casper Trout. Your kindness is appreciated more than you can know!

Again Thanks!
Craig H. Trout
Added by Craig H. Trout on Feb 14, 2015 12:49 PM
Valley Cemetery edits
I added the new information you provided for the individuals in Valley Cemetery, Drummond, MT. If you would like any transfers let me know as I am not related to anyone there. Thanks for your help.
Added by BLS on Feb 13, 2015 10:00 AM
Robert Elliot Wilcox photo
Hi Jim,
I just want to say that is a great photo you posted of Bob! Thanks.
Margie Tanttila
Added by metanttila on Feb 10, 2015 4:15 PM
Devil Kitty Designs
Jacob Hoff
Jim, I was dropping some edit requests for Iva G. (Kossow) Hoff to you a few minutes ago, and in the process noted that you have two memorials made for her husband. This one, under his given name of Jacob (memorial#68824577) and the second under his nickname of Jake (memorial#68824512). Could I possibly get you remove the second one?

Thank you,

Added by Devil Kitty Designs on Jan 04, 2015 1:39 AM
Randy Harrison
William W. Matzek
I believe that Michelle Wynn Matzek is his daughter, not his half sister. I believe that Milton's wife was Marilyn Wilkening. - Thanks! Randy Harrison, Nova Scotia, Canada
Added by Randy Harrison on Dec 30, 2014 5:01 AM
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