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I have been doing genealogy for about 30 years, originally to help my brother out. He passed away eleven years ago. I am retired and am carrying on his legacy. It is amazing how much time I spend on the computer every day doing research.|
I grew up in Kansas and moved to California around 1958 and have lived here ever since. My ancestry research started out mostly Swedish with some Norwegian. Now with about 10,000 people in my family tree, it includes many nationalities including Irish and English and Canadian. I am mostly focused on Kansas (around Vilas and Chanute, where my family grew up), and also Missouri, Nebraska, California, Oregon, Washington and Arizona.
My Swedish ancestors came over mostly around the 1870's from the mainland and the Island of Gotland and then settled in Kansas. My records go back to the 1500's.
My goal in Find-A-Grave is to provide as much information on a memorial as possible for the benefit of others. I use Ancestry.com daily for research and have accumulated a lot of solid info.
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I sometimes go browsing for people who have no last names listed on their memorials, than try to find their last names. I came across the name Claibel with no last name that someone else had posted. Then I went looking for that name on the census record and found a Claribel Hanson that fit. So I looked to see what Hansons were listed in the cemetery and found your entry for Clara Belle Hanson with the same dates. And then there's the photo of the grave marker that has Claribel.
|Dee Green||RE: Milton Buck|
It made me sad, too, and I agree. I'll make sure his headstone photos are updated.
|Dee Green||Milton Timothy Buck|
I'm going to fulfill Milton's photo request but I wanted to let you know that I'm going to add him to my "retake" list because the headstone is there but the sod hasn't been installed yet. So please consider this a temp. and I will let you know when I update them.
|B. C. B. : :=)||RE: Catherine Whan|
Thank you for the info.
I have made the change and connection.
|Kristie Mudgett Doyel||RE: Bonnie Moffett|
You are welcome, it was my pleasure! Kristie
|Carolyn Whitaker||RE: Dorothy Carder|
your welcome. Try to do my best.
|Suz||RE: Henry Gagnon|
Glad I was able to help.
Good luck in your research!
Added by Suz on Aug 31, 2014 6:44 PM
|Bryan Fields||RE: John Byrne|
Yup, they probably don't have all the resources they want (but who does, right?). I offered my volunteer services to look everything up a year ago when the photo req count was over 700 and they never bothered getting back to me. Bottom line is that its just not a priority for their management. I think that's a deplorable attitude and service level.
|Bryan Fields||John Byrne|
Greetings - Calvary Cemetery isn't very cooperative in looking up grave locations to Find-A-Grave photography volunteers - they'll only do 3 at a time and recently cut me off from asking for any more locations. I was trying to add locations for the very large backlog of photo reqs for the cemetery; there's over 400 requests. Those that include the grave plot get photographed first, so I'd recommend that you add that info to the Find-A-Grave memorial page. Call 216-641-7575 for the cemetery office; they'll provide you 3 locations without charging you for them.
|VICKIE M & DON BOOSE||RE: Arthur Feist|
We went by Mr. Feist's resting place again yesterday. Unfortunately, a headstone still has not been placed but we will keep watch and take a photo when a headstone has been set. However, the weather has been cooperating and we feel that, if a headstone had been purchased, it would have been set by now.
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