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Craig W. Lidtke (#46857104)
 member for 10 years, 6 months, 16 days
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I specialize in Manistee County, Michigan genealogy, which I have been compiling for over 30 years. I have also done research of my partner's family in Clinton and Ionia Counties. Genealogy is my obsession, I would love to be of help to anyone who might need it.
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Alice Cook
RE: Corrections
Hi Craig,

So, how do you send a correction then?
I think that is so cool that you can get death certs from The information I am adding is from

Thanks, Alice
Added by Alice Cook on Feb 13, 2017 5:13 PM
Alice Cook
Hi Craig,
First once again thanks for all the hard work you do with Find A Grave. And thank you for all the additional information that you are providing to the memorials I have been adding as I continue to complete the transcription of Trinity Cemetery. I do appreciate it tremendously!!
I am very curious how you get all the death certificates that you post....It is so awesome!
There are a few things about Find A Grave that frustrates me and one of them is when a contributor dies and you can no longer contact them for edits how do you get the edits completed? I have emailed the edit find a grave site they say to but that has not gotten me anywhere.
Second one is, do you know how to add information about a cemetery to the home page of the cemetery? I would like to add to Trinity's home page for all to see that the information for two of the blocks in Trinity were lost in a fire.
Thanks again, Alice
Added by Alice Cook on Feb 11, 2017 12:26 PM
Alice Cook
John Kruse
Hi Craig!!
As I am continuing to go through the memorials at Trinity Cemetery I was searching for more information for the memorial for John Kruse in Trinity #125800785 that was made by "Mookie". I realized that the rest of his family was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery which led me to your memorial in Oak Grove for the same John Kruse #31928673. Yours is the correct memorial and Mookie's is incorrect. I was going to message him and have him get with you to make the correction. However, his messages are disabled so there is no way I can do that. Thought maybe you would know a way to get in contact with him to make the correction.
Thanks, Alice
Added by Alice Cook on Jan 15, 2017 7:11 PM
Isaac Abrahamson in Manistee
Hello Craig,

I am the great grandson of Maria and Issac Abrahamsson, buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Manistee, MI.
I see that you have posted the death certificate of Maria on May I ask how you found this?
Please contact me at:

Thank you,
Kirby Sandberg
Los Angeles
Added by kirsan697 on Aug 20, 2016 6:55 PM
Alice Cook
Hello Craig,
You made a memorial for John S Watson in Trinity Cemetery Manistee, MI a few years ago. And it is a duplicate to one that was made by Amy Murphy a few years prior to yours. Yours offers way more information than Amy's. I was wondering if the two of you could work together to make this into one memorial?
Thanks, Alice
Added by Alice Cook on Aug 11, 2016 7:48 PM
Eileen Armstrong
Lavera Dinkel

Thank you for adding the lovely photo of my step sister Lavera Dinkel to her sight. It must have been her high school graduation picture. She was killed while driving her car as 3 teenagers crossed the center line and hit her car head on near Manistee in 1972. She left a husband and 3 young sons. The addition of a picture of the person's face really makes a grave marker have "life". Thank you very much for your thoughtfulness and kindness.
Added by Eileen Armstrong on Apr 24, 2016 9:16 PM
Angela Owens Jando
thank you
Again, thank you for all that you do! I am amazed and thankful.

Added by Angela Owens Jando on Jun 21, 2015 6:17 PM
Angela Owens Jando
Thank you
Thank you for all of the edits you send my way for my memorials! I really appreciate your help in improving them.

Added by Angela Owens Jando on Mar 30, 2015 5:52 PM

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