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Priscilla (#46543950)
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Bio Photo My husband and I live in Washington State and have been doing genealogical research for almost forty years.
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Susie Jane Jones
Thank you for digging out the info on Susie's memorial. It was a big help! Bev
Added by Bunnygirl on Jul 12, 2014 5:14 PM
Gene White
Genevieve M Butler
Thanks for the update, Gene.
Added by Gene White on Jul 10, 2014 4:47 AM
Bill Gunn
Last name vs Maiden Name
Find A Grave says maiden names only apply to married women, as you eluded.

My Problem with that:

So I'm looking at a memorial for Jane Smith, with no other information. The Smith is listed as her last name, now I have to guess if she was married to a Smith. Do I now go looking for Mr. Smith?

Looking at the same memorial, with Smith in the Maiden Name field, and no name in the Last Name field, I know immediately that she wasn't married.

It appears that Find A Grave or Ancestry is changing them anyway, as I found several unmarried women whose maiden name has been moved to the last name field.

Confusion abounds, common sense is lost.

Fill out almost any government form and it asks for both;
Maiden Name:
Married Name:

My take;
Men have last names.
Women have maiden names and married names.

If maiden name is the last name, and the last name is the last name, why is there even a place for the maiden name?

Just trying to figure it all out.
Added by Bill Gunn on Jul 09, 2014 3:43 PM
Vickie Smejkal
Lavina Kline - Find A Grave
Hi Priscilla,

Trying to delete the dupe, but Find A Grave will not let it go through, as the site(s) were transferred to me. :-(

I may have to get with the originator to see if she can get one of the sites deleted.

Thanks much.

Added by Vickie Smejkal on Jul 07, 2014 3:18 PM
Mary Mc
Laverna Schweer
Thank you for letting me know of the error. Are you related to this young girl? I'd be glad to transfer her memorial to your care.
Added by Mary Mc on Jul 06, 2014 5:11 AM
Vickie Smejkal
Lavina M Kline - Find a grave
Hi Priscilla,

Would you happen to have more information on Lavina?

I've been researching the folks in this area of Riverside Cemetery for 6 years now. I would love it if you have something I can add to my data base and post on my website as well -

Are you related to Lavina?
Would you like for me to transfer her memorial site to you?

Vickie Smejkal
Added by Vickie Smejkal on Jul 05, 2014 10:40 PM
Italian women and married names
You sent an edit adding (incorrectly) a husband's surname to one of my cousins. In Italy, women do not take their husband's surname upon marriage. However, they are married. These are my cousins and they have confirmed this information. However, since they are married, I put their surname in the maiden name. Then they will be found with their father's family. There will be links to their husband so that they can be found with their husband and children. Until findagrave finds a better way to adapt to other cultures, this is the way that my Italian cousins have suggested.
Added by janicet on Jul 02, 2014 10:49 PM
James W. Gillespie
Thanks for the information on James. It does seem to fit and I have added it to his memorial. If this is a person of interest to you I would be happy to transfer.
Added by dreid2277 on Jul 02, 2014 7:12 PM
RE: Billings
will do.. thanks again
Added by Darlene on Jul 02, 2014 7:22 AM
Sandi K
Thanks for the clarification! I should've seen that right away :). I've updated the profile.
Added by Sandi K on Jun 30, 2014 7:38 PM
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