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Connie Ferris (#47541532)
 member for 5 years, 11 months, 9 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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 • 1,008 Memorials Added
 • 1,416 Memorials Managed
 • 3 Memorials/Week
 • 2,558 Photos
 • 55 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 862 Virtual Flowers
 • 5 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 4 Sponsorships
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Behrents/Johnson (574)
Ferris/Donaldson (284)
Norby/Johnson (1947)
Pillsbury/Thorson (627)
Unrelated (439)
Messages left for Connie Ferris (209)[Leave Message]
Janet Stephenson
RE: Johanna Kjornes Knutson #103322601
Thanks for the transfer!
Added by Janet Stephenson on May 03, 2017 6:07 PM
Diane H
RE: Harlan Lien #127541184
Thanks for alerting me to this. I changed the name to the same spelling as on the marker.
Not sure how to merge the two.
Added by Diane H on Apr 30, 2017 8:18 PM
Scott Thompson
RE: Alger Knutson #115571541
Connie, Sure, no problem. Glad you can use it in your family research! I'm actually a second cousin of Al's wife Beatrice Peterson. Thanks, Scott
Added by Scott Thompson on Apr 27, 2017 5:54 PM
S Hemingway
Johanna "Marie" Johnson
Thanks so much for sponsoring the Findagrave memorial page for our great, great grandmother Johanna "Marie" Johnson. I like the photo you added & appreciate all the work you do on our family history.

Your Cousin,
Shirley (Huseby) Hemingway
Added by S Hemingway on Apr 26, 2017 11:55 AM
r mines
RE: Jennie Willford Duxbury #96570419
Thank you so much for transferring her!
Added by r mines on Apr 14, 2017 2:07 PM
RE: edits
You are welcome and thanks for trusting my research.
Added by Nikechele on Apr 14, 2017 1:49 PM
T Burt
Bertha Bartelson
Hello Connie,
I'm glad you're still active on this site. So much to do! I'm still so far from MN until the end of this month. Then have a zillion projects to attend to. I've never set foot in OT Hist. Soc. and don't really plan to go there. So I'm not going to be able to help you with this one. Thanks for all you do on this great website. Take care.
Added by T Burt on Apr 14, 2017 12:24 PM
r mines
RE: Jennie Willford Duxbury #96570419
Very distantly - she is my 2nd cousin, 3x removed. I am trying to put all my Willford relatives with their families along with information about their lives. I know transferring her is outside of guidelines, but I would be happy to maintain her memorial! Thank you, Rebecca
Added by r mines on Apr 14, 2017 9:38 AM
Laura Aanenson
RE: Algy Slindee #177930237
You are too kind - it is my pleasure to keep family (however distant) together.
Added by Laura Aanenson on Apr 11, 2017 7:49 PM
RE: Barta family
Hi Connie,

I just emailed you. I would like to exchange more information of what we have.
Added by abarta on Mar 24, 2017 5:15 PM
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