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Mike & Nancy Ridgdill (#47585642)
 member for 6 years, 2 months, 3 days
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Bio Photo My philosophy about F/G is really quite 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.

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.

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. But, please, don't completely ignore me. That's just being rude.

And, 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-five 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 at

Thank you for your cooperation. God bless.

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Jerry Moore
Research Completed
Mike,, I just finished a 4 year (whewwww) research on a 2nd great grandfather whenever ya have time to take a read on his bio. Just thought you might find it interesting. 184295680 Ambrose Moore. Especially since you have done so much work yourself on the Civil war and genealogy.
Added by Jerry Moore on Oct 16, 2017 2:31 AM
Jerry Moore
RE: Facebook
Wow, completely forgot about that as you can tell probably with no friends or anything written.. haha
She & I were going to get into Facebook On Line yard sale and had to create an account. Not even sure if we remember password to be honest.
Added by Jerry Moore on Sep 21, 2017 3:54 PM
Jerry Moore
RE: Facebook
I'm sorry Mike but she (neither of us) have Facebook unless you found something that may have looked to be her.
Added by Jerry Moore on Sep 20, 2017 4:28 PM
Jerry Moore
Jeff Gunn
Never mind Mike as I didn't see your link and forgot about William first name
Added by Jerry Moore on Sep 15, 2017 7:19 PM
Jerry Moore
RE: Joyce Gay Gunn
Thank you and I happened to hear about it at work Thursday. But very kind of you to pass it on Mike. She had been in bad health for quite some time. It made me wonder... is Jeff laid to rest in Millen or do you remember. I can't seem to locate his grave.
Added by Jerry Moore on Sep 15, 2017 6:51 PM
R W Boyd
Location of Lamb's Chapel Cemetery
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Ridgdill,

Please pardon this message, if it is a duplicate. I sent this message to your listed email account, which may no longer be current. Thus, this public message through FindAGrave.

My motherís maiden name was Lamb, and I have many ancestors buried in Emanuel County, GA, most in the Lambs Chapel Cemetery. You posted the photos of the cemetery and the chapel on the FindAGrave site.

My wife and I are driving to Swainsboro on Sept 20 with the goal of photographing the gravestones of these relatives on the morning of Sept 21. I cannot find a location for this cemetery on or on the county website. I would be very grateful is you would provide an address and/or driving directions for the cemetery and chapel. We will be staying in Swainsboro and driving to the cemetery from there.

If you know of a burial inventory for this cemetery in the county or historical society, I would be grateful to know that, too. I have looked for such an inventory but have not found one yet.

Thank you for helping to document the cemetery. I assume you may have created the cemetery hme page in FindAGrave.

Richard Boyd
Added by R W Boyd on Sep 05, 2017 3:08 PM
Jerry Moore
RE: Facebook
No, that's one thing I never picked up Mike.
Added by Jerry Moore on Aug 23, 2017 2:12 AM
Adding online obituary photos to memorials
Please don't add any online obituary photos to memorials I create.
Thank You, Rainy

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Added by Rainy on Aug 12, 2017 9:15 PM
Lee Richards
RE: Araminta A. Joiner King #99701387
Thanks Mike

Added by Lee Richards on Aug 05, 2017 11:22 AM
Anna and Ben Williams
RE: Barbara Gayle Hester
Your Welcome.
Added by Anna and Ben Williams on Jun 22, 2017 5:48 PM
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