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Connie Ferris (#47541532)
 member for 4 years, 11 months, 5 days
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Bio Photo I have been involved in researching my family history for the past 25 years. When I found Find A Grave I considered it a wonderful new tool and now I'd like to contribute to this virtual cemetery with bio's and photos of my own beloved family members.

Many of the memorials I manage connect to me in some way. That means I really want to talk to you if you connect too! Feel free to contact me through EDIT - Suggest... - or directly by e-mail.

My trees include a big connection to Norway and the names: Norby/e, Johnson (on both sides - oh joy!), Lien, Wigen, Nummedal, Behrents and Daehlin.
My husband's trees (Richard Ferris) connect to Scotland/Ireland, early America, Sweden & Norway. Names include: Ferris, Pillsbury, Donaldson and Thorson.

I'm currently working on a website with our family trees. It is free and easy to register. (All you need is a name and your choice of username and password.) If you have a name in one of my virtual cemeteries, there may be much more in my site. Please come visit!

Pet Peeve Section:
1. My husband and I travel to cemeteries, sometimes long distances, only to take photos of relatives' graves, and then we snap a few more that are nearby. I use Photoshop to enhance every photo. However, I have just a small camera and am not a professional photographer. If you take a photo that is distinctly better, I'm willing to remove mine, but have the common courtesy to let me know. Don't use up a second of the precious 5 photo limit to post basically the same photo.

2. I am so sad that managers of memorials interpret "guidelines" as "rules". Memorials should rest with family, regardless of the relationship. If there is a controversy, then use the guidelines to interpret whether someone is more closely related than someone else. Do you really want to become a Fallen Graver and leave 50,000 memorials to someone else, equally unrelated? When someone sends me an edit, I always, ALWAYS ask if they are related. I am eager to transfer memorials!
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Messages left for Connie Ferris (178)[Leave Message]
RE: Glenda Shurson #110090337
You're welcome! I had some others to send in, so just included it.
Added by HJ on May 24, 2016 6:44 PM
RE: Glenda Shurson #110090337
You are very welcome!
Added by HJ on May 14, 2016 8:52 PM
K. Roberts
Thank you for alerting me
Adjusted the date per marker, apparently my source was just a bit off.
Added by K. Roberts on May 12, 2016 7:56 AM
Thank you for catching my typo--it has been edited. The similar photos were both posted by another member, so I cannot delete them. When I encounter that, I add the memorial to a virtual cemetery, until I have 5, then send a request to for deletion of the duplicate. Since you are kin, would you like a transfer? I have no connection. If so, please just send your request via the edit tab.
Added by HJ on May 11, 2016 6:11 PM
Check to see if your local library and county library subscribe to GenealogyBank. The Seattle Times is digitized and is available through this database.

To check databases go to the library website and see if GenealogyBank is listed. You can usually log in remotely using your library card number and pin.

As far as family photos - I learned it is best not to post them on line.

Washington State Digital Archives is also helpful:
Added by SLGMSD on Apr 14, 2016 7:05 PM
RE: Sylvia Hedman #38840628
I dont have a problem with her memorial being there, I just want anyone who is seeking her to know that she is not buried there which was the reason from my edit. I am researching her to see if I can get a idea as to where she might be. But from ancestry and her memorial I gather she passed away in Spokane, Washington, which is in eastern Washington and Retsil is in Western. I live about 10 minutes from the cemetery, and have walked every inch of it seeking to note who is buried where. There is no marking on the other side of her husbands marker, as I check all sides since there are a few that have anywhere from one to four persons buried under one marker.
Added by Souza on Mar 11, 2016 8:00 PM
RE: Sylvia Hedman #38840628
Well, whether you call it "Row" or "Section" it is the same. I call them rows since they are in rows, with individual lots/spaces. Therefore I suppose we are speaking of the same thing. Anyway, I am sure she is not buried there. I have spent the last 2+ years walking every inch to take pictures of all the headstones/markers to ensure they were on Find a grave. Also have documented each grave there and who is in it. As per this list, and others that I have gotten, Oscar Hedman, her husband, is buried in row/section 96, lot/space 34. You listed her in 96/22 which is occupied by Edwin C. LaPlaine. Unless you have additional information to prove her burial there, I cannot find any evidence to indicate she was laid to rest there. Thank you for replying to my correction. And thank you for helping me to try and keep this cemetery listing as accurate as possible.
Added by Souza on Mar 11, 2016 2:48 PM
RE: Highland Cem edits
no problem. Life gets crazy & hard to finish everything especially with computers that breakdown.
Added by Nikechele on Mar 01, 2016 7:59 AM
Lars Gustafsson
RE: Oscar Hedman #38840153
Oscar is not related to me so it's better if you keep him.
I found him on findagrave while searching for people (and their descendants) who emigrated to United States from Hanebo parish, Hälsingland, Gävleborgs län, Sweden.
His father emigrated from Sweden in 1881 and his mother the year after in 1882. They had been married in 1875 in Hanebo parish.
Lars Gustafsson
Added by Lars Gustafsson on Nov 12, 2015 7:33 PM
RE: Infant Jorgenson #99148628
I am glad to put the picture up on the page. We have been trying to update all of our local cemeteries. No particular reason other than they deserve it. I appreciate your help too, thanks so much !!

Added by McCauley-Mitchell on Nov 10, 2015 12:06 AM
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