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Mike & Nancy Ridgdill (#47585642)
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Bio Photo My philosophy about F/G is really simple. Treat me like you want yourself to be treated. Very simple. If I see a memorial that I'd like to have transferred to me, I'll simply ask for it. Likewise, if you see a memorial I've submitted that you'd like to have transferred to you, just ask for it. I could care less if the person is related to you, or not. If you want it, and there's no reason for me to keep it, you can have it. It's just that simple. I do this because I love it. A lot of people just don't have the time to do this. In reality, I have no connection to at least 90% of the memorials I submit. I submit them because no one else has.

I know, there are those out there that claim they adhere to all rules, and will make no exceptions for anyone for any reason, whatsoever. You know the ones I'm talking about. We've all had to deal with them at one time or another. Guess what, they don't adhere to all the rules, either! I guarantee if you look at their totals, most of them manage a lot more memorials than they've ever added. I find it hard to believe all those extras adhere to the rules for relationship.

That, my friends, is why I'm not about numbers, and I really don't care about the persons relationship to you. Look, every memorial I create then transfer to someone else, will forever have my name as the original creator. So, don't be so possessive of the memorials you create. This is not a competition folks, as much as some try to make it be. I realize Find A Grave is a grave registration site. But, this could be one of the best sites ever for genealogical research if only everyone would work together, show a little understanding, a little courtesy, and throw in just a little bit of good old common sense.

Like all of us, there are some memorials I won't transfer. But, the only time I won't transfer a memorial is when the person is in one of my direct ancestry lines, my aunts/uncles, a few cousins, and a handful of friends I hold dear to my heart. As for the information I post, feel free to use any info I submit. You do not need my permission. That's why I put it on here in the first place.

Now, since I've been so nice to you, I expect the same considerations given to me. If I request a memorial to be transferred to me, it is usually a direct ancestor, or a very close aunt, uncle, or cousin. On rare occasions, I may even request a memorial of a very dear friend. The only deviation from this is that from time to time I may request the memorial transfer of a Confederate soldier, if it's apparent the soldier is probably not related to the submitter. But, no matter who's memorial I request, I always stipulate, "unless this person is your relative." However, if you don't want to make the transfer, at least give me a good reason why you won't. Don't just keep putting me off, and don't start ignoring my requests completely. Common courtesy is all I'm asking for, and expect. But, don't come on here and complain about things that just don't matter. If you absolutely can't help but complain, then complain about things that really matter, like child abuse, elder abuse, children having to go to bed hungry, or our returning military personnel having to live on the streets. Please, complain about those things, LOUDLY!

Now, that said, I do have one pet peeve on F/G, but it's only a common sense thing. Please, if you're going to take the time to create a new cemetery, make sure you have the correct name, provide the complete address, accurate written directions, and the correct map. It doesn't take much time, and can ensure future submissions are added to the right cemeteries.

Otherwise, I have been researching my family genealogy for over thirty years. I have published three books so far, Confederate Graves of Emanuel County, Georgia, in 2009, a color edition of the book in 2010, and The Ridgdill Genealogy, in 2011. All are available online.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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gigi garner
RE: Photos
Thank you very much for your support ;-)
Added by gigi garner on Feb 16, 2015 11:43 PM
Terry Vickers
Love it! Love it! Love it!
Added by Terry Vickers on Feb 13, 2015 8:37 AM
Connie (Cross) Krueger
RE: Just stopping by......
Sorry, my email is not working right now, grrr lol.

In reply....
Here is some sites to start with:

I began looking for info on King Clovis "The Riparian" I, of Cologne, my 43rd Great Grandfather and went back further through wikipedia to connections to King Clodomir I of Sicambri. A lot of the genealogy has already been in old history books going back to Noah "Father of All Humanity".

These generations can not be proven but it was fun and if it isn't fun then why bother.

It's been a long genealogy day and I'm tired.
Have a good night,
Connie ;-)
Added by Connie (Cross) Krueger on Jan 31, 2015 8:02 PM
Connie (Cross) Krueger
RE: Just stopping by......
Mike & Nancy,

There is another memorial for Him.

Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jul 30, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 6017

From what information I have gathered through many history books He would be my 13th cousin 59 times removed. Yes, I even treat the Bible as a history book. When I first began working on His line it was working out that He was my uncle many times removed but as you know after getting deeper into genealogy, a shifting of relationships begin but when I had first seen the relationship was uncle, calling Him "Uncle Jesus" stuck.

Have a great day and yes, May God bless you and yours,

Connie (Cross) Krueger
Find A Grave member #47328642

Added by Connie (Cross) Krueger on Jan 31, 2015 9:14 AM
Connie (Cross) Krueger
Just stopping by......
Just read your profile page and had to say
Thank you !
I was sitting here doing my genealogy and it came to me with all the very old ancestors that has been put on Find a Grave I wondered if they had one for Him. So I typed in His name not expecting anything but there it was... so I visited your memorial # 141798276. Thank you again. It was nice to see it was in good taste. You have kept it open minded which I like. Keep up the nice work your doing on Find a Grave.

Have a great day,
Connie (Cross) Krueger
Find A Grave member #47328642
Added by Connie (Cross) Krueger on Jan 30, 2015 5:28 PM
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Hi Mike, caught your page when I was reading Al Smith's memorial site. Glad to see all your contributions here and now I know F.A.G. has at least one person who does things right! I love this as well -but I just can't get to it like I want to. Take care and hope we can exchange some info down the road. Happy Thanksgiving & Love ya bud, -Jerry
Added by Jerry on Nov 23, 2014 9:38 AM
Shenk & Dorothy Ellhers
Love Your Bio!
Hello! It is wonderful to see another Find A Grave contributor that has the same outlook on this website as we do! You Rock!
Added by Shenk & Dorothy Ellhers on Aug 16, 2014 8:36 AM
Tony Middleton
Re: John W Sherrod
Hi Mike,

Thanks very much for your response. I was very interested in the relative positions of the two markers, and you've enlightened me on that.

I want to give a more considered response, but before doing so I want to revisit my tree entry for John William Sherrod, the husband of Elvira L. Martin. And before I revisit my notes etc, I am doing a road trip today to Emanuel County to bury my nephew in Swainsboro City Cemetery. It may be that I have time to scoot over to Cross Cemetery #2 and see things firsthand.

My gut tells me it's two markers for one grave. But I'm puzzled by why they'd be so far apart.

When I return tonight I'll do some more study of Mr Sherrod and give you a shout within a day or so.

Added by Tony Middleton on Dec 28, 2013 5:02 AM
Rita Goss
RE: Henry Adkins
I spoke with one of the Board of Directors for the cemetery today and he told me that he has a partial layout of the cemetery that he is willing to share with me. The layout is about 30 years old. It'll be a couple of weeks before I will be able to get due a medical issue with a family member of his. I'll hang on to your request and see if it gives me any more info.
There is a large section in the middle of the cemetery with absolutely no grave markers. He advised that there are certainly burials in there but they were never identified. I'll let you know what I find out from the layout.
Added by Rita Goss on Aug 01, 2013 5:11 PM
Joyce Mize Worsham
Moody Cemetery
Only info I have for Henry, see below:

Name: Henry Adkins
Titles & Terms - Prefix(standardized):
Death date: 08 Oct 1937
Death place: Trussville, St Clair, Alabama
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document): White
Race or color (expanded): White
Age at death: 76y
Estimated birth year: 1861
Birthplace: Acmar, Als.
Marital status: Married
Spouse's name: Isbell France
Spouse's titles:
Spouse's Titles & Terms - Prefix(standardized):
Father's name: Jim Adkins
Father's titles:
Father's Titles & Terms - Prefix(standardized):
Father's birthplace: Alabama
Mother's name:
Mother's titles:
Mother's Titles & Terms - Prefix(standardized):
Mother's birthplace:
Occupation: Coal Miner And Farmer
Street address:
Residence: Trussville, St Clair, Alabama
Cemetery name: Moody'S Cem.
Burial place:
Burial date: 09 Oct 1937
Funeral home:
Informant's name:
Additional relatives:
Film number: 1908558
Reference number: cn 24784
Collection: Alabama Statewide Deaths 1908-1974

Happy Hunting!
Added by Joyce Mize Worsham on Aug 01, 2013 1:32 PM
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