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Melaney Friesen Shaum (#47261644)
 member for 6 years, 10 months, 29 days
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Bio Photo I am so impressed with the concept behind Find A Grave. I believe that all individuals deserve to have their final resting place remembered and memorialized.

I have added memorials to this site for persons that I am in no way related. If you are, please request a transfer. Family transfer request are a huge encouragement to me. I feel like I have helped another family find their loved one. Memorials that have never been claimed by family or friends make me sad.

Thank you to all of those contributors out there that have helped me by memorializing my family members. You have honored them and I appreciate it!

I believe that individuals should be memorialized and that most of them would like to be remembered with their family. It is one of my goals to link as many family members together as possible. Family links have saved me a lot of time and helped me find family members that didn't know ever existed. When I add a family, I feel like I have honored not only the individual but the whole family.

Let's help the next family member or researcher that visits a memorial by adding all the family links that we know. When family members are not linked, it makes the next person do the research all over again. Also, if we have the information, let's use it before it is forgotten.

I also believe that family links make this site easier to use. The easier it is to use, the more it will be used and the better it will get.

Thank you Find A Grave for providing a platform for us to memorialize and honor our family and friends that have passed.

Melaney Shaum
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John "Jack" Regar
RE: Cora M Richey
Can do
Added by John "Jack" Regar on Feb 20, 2017 12:31 PM
Peggy Bargen Duey
Find A Grave Changes
A friend told me about this change a couple days after this was deployed. I have sent an edit/s to you so I thought maybe you didn't know about it. You might want to pass it on to your friends. thanks!!! ~Peggy

New "Automated" system for "Suggest a Correction/Submit an Edit"

******Please Note******
New System for Memorial Edits deployed by FindAGrave on 12/5/2013

Go to your Contributor/Profile page. Look in the upper right corner. You should now see a tab called "Edits" - check there to see if any have been submitted to you. Then just review and accept.

Way easier for doing updates to names/dates/places/plot numbers/links. If you don't approve within 21 days it will automatically accept it and possibly change correct info.

You still will get e-mails to add info to bio section.
Added by Peggy Bargen Duey on Feb 01, 2017 2:58 AM
Laura Macferran Kraus
Elizabeth Haldeman Rosenberger
Elizabeth Haldeman Rosenberger and Abraham Nash Rosenberger were my 3rd great grandparents. Their son Abraham Haldeman Rosenberger married Mary Vanderslice. Their son Frank Alonzo Rosenberger married Ella Katherine Grissinger. Their daughter Laura May Rosenberger married Samuel Nice Macferran. Their son Samuel Nice Macferran married Janice Sipple, my parents.

This is a duplicate memorial of #95557936, created by Susan May Hunsicker, added Aug 18, 2012. Find-a-Grave profile states that she is deceased.
Added by Laura Macferran Kraus on Jan 05, 2017 8:30 PM
Bruce Gillett
Daniel Mangus #129887807
Your knowledge of this family suggests you may be related. I have a DNA connection but can't find parents for my Enoch Mingus (1822-1877). It appears it isn't Daniel, but perhaps a cousin. Can you help? Thanks.
Added by Bruce Gillett on Nov 13, 2016 8:21 AM
James McDermott
Elizabeth Rupp
Are you related to Elizabeth Rupp Find A Grave Memorial # 60784192. She is my Great Great Grandmother.
Added by James McDermott on Oct 26, 2016 1:09 PM
Photo request for Thomas Long in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery
I am sorry to advise you that there is no marker in Section 5, Lot 215 of the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery for Thomas Long. Rather than simply reporting that there is no marker, I will use a photo that shows the empty space in Lot 215 to fulfill your photo request. There will be a descriptive caption with the photo (need to click on the photo to see the caption). If you are not satisfied with the photo, please let me know and I will remove it.

Added by Joe on Oct 19, 2016 10:22 AM
Mahala Sawyer Williamson
Thank you very much for all your work. So appreciated.
Could you please add
Rebecca Gibson Parks as her mother. born 1800 Mecklenburg NC and died 1852, July 1 Washington County Illinois. Rebecca and Cyrus were my 3rd great grand parents.(Unable to locate Rebecca grave)

once again Thank you !!!!


Find A Grave Memorial# 145010357

Added by susan on Sep 16, 2016 8:21 PM
Elizabeth Hendricks b. 1799, d. 1851
I saw your picture request. Are you sure that she is buried in the Vincent Mennonite Cemetery? Here is a list of graves that was compiled in 1914. I don't see her on the list.
Added by barbg76 on Sep 05, 2016 8:11 AM
Yost & Megli Members in the Megli Cemetery

I thank you for creating memorials for many and the active role you play in FIND A GRAVE. The concept is spectacular and one that has given me much joy as well as countless hour of enjoyment and bits of information. I am the great-granddaughter of Lydia MEGLI YOST, and the great-great-granddaughter of Joseph and Elizabeth LUCKHARDT MEGLI and Peter and Fannie OYER (misprint on gravestone) YOST.

Would you please transfer their memorials to me? I would appreciate this greatly and have photos as well as more information that could be added to their memorials. Thank you for this kind consideration.

Added by Suzi on Jul 29, 2016 4:49 PM
Susan Spangler Elicker Mundis
Linda Murray
I see this is still open for pic request at St Pauls Lutheran Red Run Cemetery on Davidsburg road. I did send the pic to you to enter. THe "Open Request" should be "fulfilled" I am going back up there end of July if you want me to take another picture
Added by Susan Spangler Elicker M... on Jul 21, 2016 5:43 PM
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