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Erin (#47634564)
 member for 3 years, 4 months, 12 days
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Bio Photo "I will show you fear in a handful of dust." T.S. Eliot

We are not so much afraid of dying, as we are of no one remembering we existed at all.

We only walk this earth because of the people before us. Every name is a memory to a life, not just a branch in a tree. Sometimes all that echoes through time is a name, a date, a relationship, a headstone. But bringing those things together here is remembering the person who lived, and I am proud to be a part of this community of volunteers who spend their free time to send the message "you have not been forgotten"

Still active as of November 2014. If you have any information to add to any memorials I have created please let me know but use the EDIT- SUGGEST A CORRECTION feature. Please also use this feature when inquiring about a specific memorial, the comments section below is not helpful in directing me with a link to see what you are talking about.

PROCESSING EDITS: I know about the feature, but I don't blindly click all. Have patience, I will get to it, but I do check- I will also look for an obituary for you if its here in Oregon. So have patience, check back when you get the email, it might be worth a look.

DO YOU KNOW? Find A Grave will automatically process all untouched edits after 3 weeks. Yep. that contributor who's been ignoring your requests for years didn't just finally get with the program.

DO YOU KNOW? if you mess up a submission you can go to your own edits page, use the drop down menu to find edits you have submitted, find the edit you did and delete and redo if it hasn't been processed. Pretty Nifty if you ask me. Edits on Find A Grave are finally happening and they have fixed some of the flaws from the initial launch.

PHOTOS: I took the photo to help you! If you would like any of the photos I have taken for your own family tree, you are welcome to them. If its a family photo I added though, please contact me! I don't mind sharing, I have a public tree on that I will give you directions to for more photos (if I have them). Our ancestors should be remembered by all who want to preserve a piece of who they were. My collection is the work of many who believed in saving photos of cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents they never knew and then taking the time to share them with me. As we pass through this world, I feel better knowing my ancestors wont disappear and pictures forgotten if multiple people from all over have the key.

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Jeannine (Booton) Hall
Adam Thomas - 1782/1859
Thank you so much for the transfer of my 3rd great grandfather. I just learned who he was in the past couple of months, and I have been doing my genelogy for the past 25+ years.

I appreciate all you do.
Added by Jeannine (Booton) Hall on Feb 26, 2015 8:33 AM
Martin Burrell
RE: Henrietta S. Rankers Rabinsky
Greetings, [please write back I'm trying to help]

This information is meant to upgrade your image taking. I can see that you just want to help.

Please, try this, go to the same memorial and 'click three times' on Erin's headstone image that she left there. Watch it bloom [enlarge] to a much larger image. Now, go to the other image installed by 'Stone Branch' and click on it three times. What a difference you will see. The image by Erin is able to be downloaded by a relative and used in their records. Or, placed in their genealogy data base. That is the very reason that Erin added her better, higher quality image. See, you can read the smallest engraving at the very bottom.

This is the smallest Oregon Death Certificate I've ever seen and I'm not talking just for just myself. Almost every digital camera has a settings on it as to the pixel count it will take. Hers definitely needs to be set higher for the work she is doing.

It is surprising that your sister's camera is able to take such low pixel images. She must have it set to it's lowest possible setting. Maybe you could help her out.

I was just at the Oregon State Archives.

Now, to see an even larger difference go to another memorial that I worked on. Harold Victor Sherrett -- Find A Grave# 25484532. 'Twice Double click' on each of the three images and then use three single clicks to increase and decrease it's will see a dramatic difference. Find A Grave takes up to 8 mega pixel size images. Some new cameras can take 20 mega pixel images.

The greatest difference is that you can download each of these images and print them back to the original size. It that ability not amazing!! You can hold a full size Oregon Death Certificate in your hands. Try it. Right click on the image...then click 'save image as'....remove the image numbers you will see and type a name for the image...using surname first....then click save....this saved it to your device. Then go to to and open it...then print it.

I do hope that I did not damage our relationships. I do hope that you both learned something good and helpful from our interchange of ideas and that you better understand what is needed to better serve the Find A Grave community.

Sincerely, Martin S. Burrell

Added by Martin Burrell on Feb 22, 2015 8:41 AM
Jaina Bee
Thank you for the transfers of Waldo and Robert Klingsporn.
Added by Jaina Bee on Feb 21, 2015 2:32 PM
RE: Effie & Walter Ellis
Hi, I am sorry , my follow up email mentioned if we could work together on it. I upload memorials all the time, I don't want yours deleted but I don't want mine deleted either :--) That is why I said maybe we can work together so there is one. Actually uploading and linking all the family takes much more time than creating one, but we can work together :--) As long as all the info is there I don't care who "has" it. But I cann't upload all those siblings when someone else maintains it. It seems they allow you to do one member at a time, and then you have to wait for the other person to do it, and that could take weeks :--) I can delete mine, I just won't do it until all the links are tied in so I don't lose it all :--) You may certainly link them if you like, I am sure we can figure it out :--)
Added by lisa on Feb 19, 2015 9:03 AM
Walter Ellis
Hi, and he is my great grandfather, maybe we can work together on them, I don't care who "has" them, I want to be able to have all the family links together and I did a lot of work uploading pictures and all that information. I can only do so much if someone else is maintaining them. Transfers show you as the original creator but allows me to maintain them. I have ordered his death certificate for more information its hard when people just take random pictures if there are family members trying to create the geneology history :--)
Added by lisa on Feb 19, 2015 8:49 AM
RE: Effie & Walter Ellis
Hi I didn't realize there was one there already, this is my great grandmother and I have the death certificate showing the correct dates of birth and death, my memorial already has her pictures and family links, can you please delete yours then? It would be senseless to have to reattach all the relatives all over again. I usually do search the name and if it doesn't come up I make one especially on my relatives :--) Or if you could please transfer them over to me I suppose I could rebuild it again.
Added by lisa on Feb 19, 2015 8:44 AM
Jeffrey V. Bobgan
Thank you!
Hi Erin,

Thank you for creating the memorials and then transferring the memorials for my great grandparents, Fred and Bertha Deadrick (#108859308 and #108859262,)to me. I truly appreciate it, and if I can do anything for you in the Minneapolis area, please let me know.

Best regards,

Jeff Bobgan
Added by Jeffrey V. Bobgan on Feb 16, 2015 4:53 PM
Walter Ellis
Hi, sorry but same thing for my great grandfather
:--) It's a duplicate and I have all the family links in mine for both Walter and Effie. I appreciate it, thanks, Lisa
Added by lisa on Feb 15, 2015 10:17 AM
Effie Mae Ellis
Hi, this is a duplicate, could you please transfer or remove? This is my great grandmother and it is duplicated because when I put her in, the dates you have are not correct :--) It came back as not found, so I added the memorial. I would really appreciate it :--) thanks again, Lisa
Added by lisa on Feb 15, 2015 10:13 AM
Ida Reinikka
Hello Erin,

My great grand-father Henrik Pihlajaniemi has been lived in Ida's house in Oregon some time in early 1900. Have you heard anything about that?

Ida has sent some letters and pictures to my great grand fathers family in Finland. Do you know more Ida, where in Finland she had relatives? There in some letter was also pictures from Hilda, Heiseli, Barry, Adam. Do you know about them?

Kind regards,
Added by MinnaK on Feb 12, 2015 4:44 AM
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