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Mike & Nancy Ridgdill (#47585642)
 member for 5 years, 9 months, 8 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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Bill Waters
Lester Franklin Waters, Jr.
"Bill, is this "Muddy" Waters that worked in Security at Plant Vogtle for many years? He left there after having heart surgery several years ago. I want to say he used to live around the Rocky Ford area, and used to be good friends with David Pell. Please let me know. Thanks."

Mike Ridgdill

Yes this is him.

Added by Bill Waters on May 14, 2017 7:15 PM
Jerry Moore
Eros - 167131845
Mike, sorry to message you again so soon but I have a friend who honored a K9 officer you may be interested in adding to your virtual. I think it's awesome you have done this and since very few honors are done... wanted to share with you - Eros. If not, no worries. Just a thought as my memory was triggered.
Added by Jerry Moore on May 08, 2017 7:00 PM
Jerry Moore
RE: Barbara Grace Faglier - 179104137
Yes sir, time does go by fast. Ok, memorial transferred and it is indeed a small world for us to make contact. Melissa & Micheal (Yes, unusual spelling but correct) are good friends of ours. We initially met Bobby & Grace thru them and during the difficult period of losing baby Mary Grace from a heart defect. The loss of Arthur Jr and the Indianapolis incident makes me cringe to this day. Your so right... tragic
Added by Jerry Moore on May 07, 2017 11:39 AM
Jerry Moore
Barbara Grace Faglier - 179104137
Mike, I have messaged you before just saying hi a few years ago after realizing you were also a f.a.grave manager here online but perhaps you missed my message. But I miss ya my friend and hope all is well. Reason I'm messaging this time is an acquaintance of ours recently passed this past week, Barbara Grace and I just completed her memorial online if you wish for me to transfer --as I think she is a cousin of yours? Her son & daughter in law (mike & Melissa) are friends of ours. Let me know... Jerry
Added by Jerry Moore on May 06, 2017 11:55 PM
Patty Shreve
RE: William Freeman
I've deleted a photo so that you may add one. Jack and I used to work together on our photographs - just to let you know - Jack passed away late last year - so we are no longer able to do so. I miss him. Another tip - if you have a family member that you'd like to have more than the five photos, you can "sponsor" the memorial page and add up to 20. It's only $5. Thanks for the nice request!
Added by Patty Shreve on Mar 23, 2017 6:06 AM
F Priam
RE: Stanley Nawrocki
Thanks Mike for the the back story on these graves. So its probablty the same thing with our Veitnam Vets, as well. Glad to hear the your cousin was returned, so I wonder why the cemetery has no record of him? Have you tried calliing the local furneral homes around where his family lived?, sometimes they have more records then the actual cemetery does. I hope you can find confirmation, but don't worry, I will not delete it, it is my pleasure to create these memorials for our veterans.
Added by F Priam on Mar 20, 2017 3:55 PM
RE: CPL Stanley Nawrocki #135973751
Thank you. I plan on several trips to HC (during the week when staff is working) and I will visit the office. My motto is "no soldier left behind". I will find him. Regards.
Added by IMAGINE on Mar 20, 2017 9:20 AM
F Priam
RE: Stanley Nawrocki
Ok, I understand. I was confused when I found the other memorial for him. I won't delete it until you find out which one of the entries is correct. I did not realize that there was a cemetery in North Korea with our Vets. I imagine if the families requested that the bodies be returned for burial here, then that is what occurred, otherwise they were just buried on the soil where they perished? How would you find out then, where he was laid to rest?
Added by F Priam on Mar 20, 2017 8:47 AM
F Priam
Stanley Nawrocki
Hi. I assumed that you were really trying to find this person, but you neglected to tell me that you had already created a memorial for him in United Nations Cemetery, so I will delete my memorial for you.
Added by F Priam on Mar 19, 2017 9:42 PM
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
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