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Mike & Nancy Ridgdill (#47585642)
 member for 5 years, 6 months, 10 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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Olivia Williamson Braddy
RE: Juanita Samples Hudson
The reason I create memorials after the death occurs is that I checked into this after a viper on here made it his lifetime goal to have all my memorials merged with those that had been created prior to death. My material, pictures and genealogy went to the other person. I finally sent a message to the Facebook management explaining this and the reply was that it should never have happened as the memorials created after the person's death take precedence. They asked me for a list of the ones taken from me and merged to someone else, but I had not made a complete list and just let it go. But I resumed creating memorials after death. Thanks, Mike.
Added by Olivia Williamson Braddy on Feb 15, 2017 11:15 AM
Olivia Williamson Braddy
Juanita Samples Hudson
I see you've add her photo to this memorial, which is not legit since it was created 5 years prior to her death.
Added by Olivia Williamson Braddy on Feb 15, 2017 7:52 AM
David Portwood
RE: Portwood
I would appreciate the transfer. Thanks.
Added by David Portwood on Feb 07, 2017 8:07 AM
John Rufus Martin #77213626
Please transfer John Rufus Martin to me. He is my great uncle and I'd like to do a bio on him. My # is 47146778.
Added by Cecile on Jan 05, 2017 5:10 PM
RE: Viannah Martin Barbee #105684699
Cecile Bedgood Kennedy # 47146778
Please transfer Viannah Martin Barbee to me. She is my maternal great grandmother.
Added by Cecile on Jan 01, 2017 5:31 AM
Alan Humphrey
James Lewis Coleman FAG 76617218
J L Coleman is my G Grandfather. I see that you seem to do a lot of work on those buried in Emanuel Co. where I believe his roots are. Any idea who his parents and family line are? Any help appreciated. Thanks for all you do on Find A Grave. Alan Humphrey Vidalia GA
Added by Alan Humphrey on Dec 31, 2016 12:05 PM
Find A Grave Memorial# 173625378
This is my cousin, would you please transfer this to me? Thanks.
Added by BLS on Dec 10, 2016 10:24 AM
Janice Oberlin Smarr
Caroline Trull mem# 78224610
If she isn't family, would you please transfer her to me?
Added by Janice Oberlin Smarr on Dec 08, 2016 4:04 PM
Janice Oberlin Smarr
Caroline Trull mem# 78224610
If she isn't a part of your family tree, could you transfer her to me. Thanks so much.
Added by Janice Oberlin Smarr on Oct 27, 2016 3:24 PM
Thank You!
Hello Mike & Nancy,

Sorry I have not thanked you sooner but never received notification that you transferred my 3rd great grandfather Zack Screws to me and happened to look at his memorial today and see you did transfer him! Thank You!!! Your hard work and dedication are greatly appreciated, as well as your kindness to other members!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Added by Rosa on Sep 23, 2016 10:25 PM
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