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David Sifford (#46564332)
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Bio Photo Calling all Find-a-Gravers from West Texas: I've started a Facebook page titled WEST TEXAS FIND A GRAVE. This is mostly for the folks in my area but is an open group and is open to all. It's not a gripe session about the site but should be used to help with what cemeteries need to be surveyed or photographed. Feel free to check it out.
I'll be listing as many cemeteries in the Lubbock, Texas area as possible. I would like to meet with other members in Lubbock. Please feel free to get in touch with me and i'll try to answer any questions that i can.

I've noticed a trend lately that should be addressed. Please do not add Death Certificates to my memorials. This may be a good source of information but I feel it is out of place on memorials. You can request a tranfer of ownership if you feel the need to post a Death Certificate.

Also on the subject of Death Certificates, please be aware of the pitfalls of taking this information as absolute. There has been some discussion on this topic in the Forums. Use care when reading this data. The location given as the place of burial is not always the correct name of that cemetery. It may only be the city where the person was taken. I've seen too many times where an incorrect listing is added unnecessarily by folks unfamiliar with the location of burial. Many cemeteries have changed names or ownership over the years. Please double check the county listing before adding a new cemetery. You might save yourself a lot of time and trouble.

I'm more than glad to make any correction, update or transfers that pass my way. Please use the Edit (Suggest a Correction) tab on the memorials, as this makes things go faster and easier for me.

Also, any changes that are sent to me, I take at face value so please don't send me a list of sources that prove who the parents are or where they were born. I'm not the DAR or a school teacher who double checks for accuracy. What you send me is what I enter.

I really hate to do this, but from now on, I WILL NOT do any transfers or updates that come to me on the message board. I've had too many requests that have errors in them and this just slows everything down. Please, please please use the EDIT tabs on the memorials. This is what it was designed and set up for so please use it. Also, it has gotten to the point that I will no longer respond to transfer requests or up-date requests that are sent to me here on the Message Board or by e-mail. I will only make changes that come to me via EDIT/SUGGEST A CORRECTION. Thanks.
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James & Lola Akin

Thank you very much for the help with James and Lola, very much appreciated.

Best Regards,

Bob Akin
Birmingham, AL

Added by RCAkin148 on Jan 29, 2015 7:13 PM
Patricia Remali
RE: Thomas William Lloyd
You can transfer if you want, I am under Patricia Remali

Thanks again

Added by Patricia Remali on Jan 29, 2015 6:44 PM
Patricia Remali
Thomas William Lloyd
Thanks, this is my uncle, do you want more info for his listing?

Patty Patterson Remali
Added by Patricia Remali on Jan 29, 2015 1:38 PM
Jenkins graves
Thank you for uploading the headstones for Emmett and Donnie Jenkins in Matador! They were my family's next door neighbors many years ago. I appreciate it very much.

Gay Jones
Added by GJ on Jan 28, 2015 8:24 PM
johanna epperson
Patsy Robards #108549854
Thank you for the beautiful picture you took and added to this memorial. I knew many of my family members who moved to West Texas before I was born as were a very close (albeit mostly by letter) family. Some were born and died--such as this one--and I can not visit her grave or the grave of all the others out there. It is only through the kindness of volunteers like you that I can visit her grave. The photo is perfectly gorgeous.Johanna Dever Epperson
Added by johanna epperson on Jan 27, 2015 3:41 PM
Joyce Edgar Phipps
Eliza Price
Hi David, thanks for the photos. They are great, as usual.
Added by Joyce Edgar Phipps on Jan 26, 2015 5:17 PM
Jo Johnson
Wanda Modisette
I thank you for the photos. When I first saw she had a marker I kind of flipped, but after getting it and seeing what it is I breathed a sigh of relief. She is a classmate of mine. Again, thank you very much!
Added by Jo Johnson on Jan 26, 2015 6:51 AM
Marjorie Crews
Ervin and Irwin Family
Thank you so much for all the memorial photos. I greatly appreciate them and the short time it took to get them. You did a wonderful job. Find A Grave kept delaying me by posting a photo request limit message. I find this a little anger provoking. I do all this work voluntarily and they do all they can to make it harder. I hope they read this for I'm going to resign soon if it doesn't stop. If they don't want The information and photos on the memorials they should not be on line. Please forgive me for blowing off steam in your face. These are my Ancestors and no one has bothered to request photos.
There are two more in the same family and same Cemetery, that I did not get to request. They are William Henry Williams #23037508 and Thelma Beatrice Grundy Williams #23037499...Husband and wife. If you could do these too, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks again. Marjorie
Added by Marjorie Crews on Jan 25, 2015 8:44 PM
Amy the Spirit Seeker
Bullards @ Terry Co. Mem.
Thanks for the photos.
Added by Amy the Spirit Seeker on Jan 25, 2015 5:04 PM genealogist
Redell Cogburn
Many thanks for adding the photo of Redell's tombstone. This helps a lot with my family research on the family.
Added by genealogist on Jan 25, 2015 4:28 PM
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