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Connie Ferris (#47541532)
 member for 4 years, 2 months, 7 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. And if it is just a little bit better - give me a break! Don't use up a second of the precious 5 photo limit to post basically the same photo. I post usually a family plot photo and an inscription photo if necessary to read it. That should be enough. I've seen memorials that have 4 or 5 grave photos because they couldn't decide which one they liked best.

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 mean edit, I always, ALWAYS ask if they are related. I am eager to transfer memorials!
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 • 897 Memorials Added
 • 1,246 Memorials Managed
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 • 2,045 Photos
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 • 494 Virtual Flowers
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Behrents/Johnson (499)
Ferris/Donaldson (275)
Norby/Johnson (1481)
Pillsbury/Thorson (604)
Unrelated (380)
Messages left for Connie Ferris (164)[Leave Message]
William Slack
Connie, thank you so much for the tombstone photo for William Slack. He was a Civil War Veteran. I appreciate you taking the time to photograph his tombstone.

Added by Elaine on Aug 27, 2015 6:57 PM
L. Molaski
Lila Ferris 87337144
Thank you for the Lila Ferris pictures, I really appreciate any effort to contribute to a memorial.
Added by L. Molaski on Aug 16, 2015 12:36 PM
RE: Tammy Morris Perry
Certainly! You are most welcome, Connie. Happy 4th of July to you!

re: Tammy Morris Perry
Thank you for the transfer. I appreciate the work you did in creating the memorial. - Connie
Added by Connie Ferris on Jun 26, 2015 8:29 AM
Added by Debbie on Jul 03, 2015 4:22 AM
DE Sundeen
Photos and GPS
Thank you for the photos and GPS
Added by DE Sundeen on Jul 02, 2015 2:45 PM
Martha Jane (Schliesser) Hicks
RE: Photo for Synneva Borsheim/Burshem
Ha! I know what it's like trying to cajole family members to hang in there and look " a little longer" or find "one more." I haven't done that in mud and rain yet though! Thanks again!
Added by Martha Jane (Schliesser) ... on Jun 16, 2015 9:46 PM
Martha Jane (Schliesser) Hicks
Photo for Synneva Borsheim/Burshem
I can't tell you how excited I am to finally see a picture of Synneva's grave and scenes at the cemetery!!! Thank you SO MUCH!!! You made my day!!! It's a fabulous enhancement to her memorial.
Added by Martha Jane (Schliesser) ... on Jun 16, 2015 5:48 PM
Mark Vernon
RE: William Evans & Jessie Constance Norby Evans
I will look forward to seeing their updated pages. I enjoy see these pages grow both from added information and transfers!

Added by Mark Vernon on Jun 08, 2015 4:57 PM
RE: Chandlers
I'll be back in the Caneadea area in late August and will make a note to look closer at Laura Chandler's death date. I went ahead and added photos to the Clarence Chandler memorial that is on Find a Grave and made some edits and a link request to his mother Laura.
Added by Dee on May 06, 2015 4:43 PM
Caneadea Cemetery - NY
Hi Connie, I took photos of the stone for Laura and her son Clarence Chandler. I didn't see a stone nearby for David or Lewis Chandler. Someone else has taken a photo for David Chandler and his memorial says he is on the same stone as Ann. The Clarence Chandler on Find a Grave in this cemetery has dates that are very different than what is on the stone, so I'm not sure if there are two Clarence Chandlers in the cemetery. I can add pictures for Clarence, but wondering if another memorial should be made for him or if I should add the picture to the existing memorial. What are your thoughts?
Added by Dee on May 06, 2015 12:39 PM
RE: Alf Aalborg
You are so welcome - I'm glad it was useful.
Happy Hunting!
Added by katiescleaning on Apr 21, 2015 5:17 PM
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