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William Roha (#47313371)
 member for 4 years, 5 months, 19 days
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Submitting a SAC ("Suggest a Correction" on the Edit tab) is ONLY way to give me the information I need for corrections or transfer requests. I will not make changes from public messages. Please don't make me turn off public messages. (Public messages don't have the necessary links to do changes efficiently.)

I am giving priority to edits done the "new" (Dec 2013) way using the individual options for dates, names, etc. rather than the old-style "Suggest any other correction or addition". I recognize the deficiency of not being able to add a note to me with the new-style. The beta testers lobbied to have that removed. If you think it should be restored, go to the forums and lobby for it.

I have entered a number of memorials from cemetery registers. I know these are incomplete (and possibly incorrect.) You may send SACs as fast and frequently as you like. You do NOT need to limit yourself to 20/week or any fixed number per day.

I am more than willing to consider the transfer of any memorials I have entered to others who have a closer relationship, especially if the intent is to improve the data here instead of just collecting relatives. Please state your relationship in the SAC when requesting a transfer. If you can't put the relationship in words, perhaps I should retain management of the memorial until someone more closely related requests it. I'm looking for an exact relationship, not "my great-grandmother was a Smith". (If you want management simply to consolidate your relatives, take a look at Virtual Cemeteries as a way to do this.)

And please don't tell me the reason you want management is so you can link to parents and spouse. It makes me think you either don't know how to use Suggest a Correction to request such updates or you doubt my ability to create the link.

Again, please don't send corrections to my e-mail. Use the Edit/Suggest a Correction on the memorial.

I (may) have removed my e-mail from normal display since that seems to be the only way to avoid having transfer requests or other corrections sent directly to that address. If you want to contact me for another reason, I use gmail and my ID there is billroha.

I normally make changes from Suggest a Correction within 24 hours. Sometimes it may be longer if I'm on an extended trip. If it gets near the 30-day maximum time, feel free to send another Suggest a Correction.

Earlham Cemetery photographs:
At one point local photographers had whittled the list down to 10 requests.
11/22/12 - 374
12/20/12 - 151
3/29/13 - 194
3/31/13 - 154
8/26/13 - 194
(Another contributor has photographed every memorial at Earlham Cemetery and is now in the long process of adding them. Once he finishes, I may take another look at checking out any remaining photo requests.)

Willliam updates
A pet peeve is misspelling "William". As of March 3, there were 1713 with 3Ls instead of 2. I sent updates for all of them. Status is:
3/11 911 pending, 7 declined
(The declined are from people who couldn't see there was a change. When explained to them, the change was made.)

From the Find A Grave FAQs:
What are your memorial naming conventions?

Suffixes and Prefixes do not belong in any Name Field.

Maiden Name
Maiden name of a married individual, if known (otherwise leave blank)

I naively assumed that knowing the FindAGrave standards for names would make a difference to some. Lesson learned. For those who care:

FindAGrave naming conventions

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Messages left for William Roha (886)[Leave Message]
RE: lucretia smock smith
im sorry I looked through the faq section and have no idea what a SAC is. lucretias memorial is 122514394.
Added by monica on Dec 16, 2014 4:45 AM
lucretia smock smith
I request transfer of lucretia smock smith. she is my great great greatgrandmother on my mothers side. I have been to greendale cemetery and have a photo of her stone to add. my contributer # is 48599323.monica
Added by monica on Dec 15, 2014 6:44 PM
Judy Miller
RE: Fauver Infants
I wish I could find the years the infants were born. There was nothing on the stones. And nothing on Ancestry. That was a long time ago, so chances of finding the info is slim.
Added by Judy Miller on Dec 12, 2014 6:42 AM
Judy Miller
RE: Fauver Infants
I changed it to three memorials. Thank you for bringing that to my attention. That was the first time for me at the cemetery. Half of the cemetery seems to be Fauvers (my maiden name) so I had dozens of photos to upload.
Hope you have a Merry Christmas.
Added by Judy Miller on Dec 11, 2014 6:45 PM
Judy Miller
RE: Fauver Infants
You have made a valid point. The babies' uncle was my grandfather. He was such a great person, so I'm sure his sister was as well.
Thanks for your input.
Added by Judy Miller on Dec 07, 2014 5:48 PM
Judy Miller
Fauver Infants
I debated about doing that. Do you think it would be better?
Added by Judy Miller on Dec 07, 2014 5:22 PM
rebekah younce
Etta Rusk
Hello Mr. Roha,

Thank you so much for the transfer of Etta Curl
Rusk! I will take good care of her and her family.

Thank you for all you do on Find-A-Grave, and being a part of the Find-A-Grave community.

Rebekah H. Younce
Added by rebekah younce on Nov 25, 2014 9:20 AM
RE: Discussion forum link?
Thanks again Bill. Glad to know others were seeing the same message. Just like that it's gone. The link is working again and forums are back in swing. No indication from posts as to what the problem was. One of life's mysteries I guess :-) Take care.
Added by Sheila on Nov 24, 2014 2:21 PM
Discussion forum link?
Hi Bill - Do you know if other folks are having a problem with the link to "Discussion Forums"? When I click on it takes me to a page that says "This Account Has Been Suspended". I'm able to see all other pages just fine.
Added by Sheila on Nov 24, 2014 9:30 AM
Kaloni and Rick
Thank you so much for the prompt edits on the Hutson children's memorial pages. Their father passed away last week and I know it would mean a lot to any family member visiting these memorials, that they be right. Just FYI and I hope you don't mind but I've suggested another edit containing information about the circumstances that led to Rick's and Kaloni's tragic deaths. God bless.
Added by AngelSeeker on Nov 06, 2014 10:34 AM
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