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Connie Ferris (#47541532)
 member for 6 years, 4 months, 4 days
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Bio Photo I have been involved in researching my family history for the past 25 years. When I found Find A Grave I considered it a wonderful new tool and now I'd like to contribute to this virtual cemetery with bio's and photos of my own beloved family members.

Many of the memorials I manage connect to me in some way. That means I really want to talk to you if you connect too! Feel free to contact me through EDIT - Suggest... - or directly by e-mail.

My trees include a big connection to Norway and the names: Norby/e, Johnson (on both sides - oh joy!), Lien, Wigen, Nummedal, Behrents and Daehlin.
My husband's trees (Richard Ferris) connect to Scotland/Ireland, early America, Sweden & Norway. Names include: Ferris, Pillsbury, Donaldson and Thorson.

I'm currently working on a website with our family trees. It is free and easy to register. (All you need is a name and your choice of username and password.) If you have a name in one of my virtual cemeteries, there may be much more in my site. Please come visit!

Pet Peeve Section:
1. My husband and I travel to cemeteries, sometimes long distances, only to take photos of relatives' graves, and then we snap a few more that are nearby. I use Photoshop to enhance every photo. However, I have just a small camera and am not a professional photographer. If you take a photo that is distinctly better, I'm willing to remove mine, but have the common courtesy to let me know. Don't use up a second of the precious 5 photo limit to post basically the same photo.

2. I am so sad that managers of memorials interpret "guidelines" as "rules". Memorials should rest with family, regardless of the relationship. If there is a controversy, then use the guidelines to interpret whether someone is more closely related than someone else. Do you really want to become a Fallen Graver and leave 50,000 memorials to someone else, equally unrelated? If you send me an edit and are related in any way, please let me know. I am eager to transfer memorials!
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Behrents/Johnson (628)
Ferris/Donaldson (284)
Norby/Johnson (2076)
Pillsbury/Thorson (634)
Unrelated (445)
Messages left for Connie Ferris (219)[Leave Message]
AlongTheWay
Memorial# 52537408
Thank you for additional information; I've updated his memorial page.
Added by AlongTheWay on Oct 15, 2017 11:44 AM
lori fuller
Carrie Larson
Carrie Anina Paulson Larson #15865821


Hi Connie,
Well I did some checking in my family tree and see that Chris and Carrie Larson, although buried in the same cemetery as my Larson/Larsen and Paulson family members, is not related in any way. It was my habit to take photo's of others with the same last name in small cemeteries just in case, and I post them online. The links to the parents and children were done by someone else or they had sent me a link stating they were the parents or spouse. I have removed her link from the parents and posted a note explaining why. Thanks for letting me know.

Lori
Added by lori fuller on Sep 15, 2017 3:16 AM
BJ
RE: Harlen G Lien #127541184
No problem...glad to help...
Added by BJ on Sep 02, 2017 8:42 PM
BJ
RE: Harlen G Lien #127541184
Hi Connie,

Have added Harlen's gravestone picture to Find A Grave Memorial# 67087388.
Hope I have that right...

Barb
Added by BJ on Sep 02, 2017 8:26 PM
julrene thornberg
Elmer Lien
Thank you for the head stone.
I appreciate all the time you take to get stones for many familys that live to far away to get them their selves.
Thanks,
He was my uncle.
Julrene
Added by julrene thornberg on Sep 02, 2017 12:10 PM
Amy Bradfield
RE: Halstenson Siblings #139318347
Hello Connie.
Of course! I agree that transfers to those who know or are related in any way is best.

Take care, Amy B.
Added by Amy Bradfield on Aug 26, 2017 3:14 PM
Ron Keith
RE: Lois Lien Nyman #101030252
I removed one photo. Did you want both removed?
Added by Ron Keith on Aug 26, 2017 10:11 AM
Jenny Scott
RE: Dina Nelson #41407408
Hi Connie! Apologies for the delay!

There was a nice ceremony to mark completion of the project and honor those buried there last October, which was attended by Rochester's mayor and our state legislature representatives. The last of the stones, including Dina's, were laid out by then, but not yet installed. That work was completed late October/early November. Here are a couple of news stories:

http://www.postbulletin.com/news/local/no-longer-forgotten-project-brings-patients-stories-to-life/article_271b0984-6fbb-58c2-859b-c5d2974c0f4a.html
Dina's stone is about 8-10 rows up from the young man working in the photo in the story.

And this one has some video from the ceremony:
http://www.kaaltv.com/news/rochester-state-hospital-cemetery-unmarked-graves-remembering-with-dignity-disabilities-mental-health-illness/4292937/

Jenny
Added by Jenny Scott on Aug 10, 2017 9:40 AM
Jenny Scott
Dina Nelson #41407408
Hi Connie,
I just wanted to let you know that I uploaded a picture of Dina's marker now that the stones are all in place. I apologize that it is not a great picture - I didn't have any grass clippers with me! I'll keep it on my "redo" list and hopefully get a better one in the near future.
Thank you!
Jenny Scott
Added by Jenny Scott on Aug 08, 2017 12:37 PM
Tim Cook
RE: Jerome Mykkeltvedt #56779903
You are very welcome. Yes, you have my permission to use the photo for your personal genealogy needs.

Tim
Added by Tim Cook on Aug 01, 2017 9:58 PM
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