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David Sifford (#46564332)
 member for 12 years, 1 month, 11 days
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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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Adelaide Donnelly
Yikes, you're quick! Thanks for the links to her parents--I appreciate it!
Added by paths2present on Feb 27, 2015 4:09 PM
Sarah Mikkelsen Carson
Merle C. Brandt
Thank you very much.
Added by Sarah Mikkelsen Carson on Feb 27, 2015 3:05 PM
Sarah Mikkelsen Carson
Merle C. Isom Brandt
I made mistakes with Merle C. Isom Brandt's links. I will send the corrections through the Edit tab.
I'm very sorry for the inconvenience.
Thank you,
Added by Sarah Mikkelsen Carson on Feb 27, 2015 2:44 PM
David not Dan!.. and I should have read your bio page before posting my message... re info on death certificates!
Added by BD on Feb 27, 2015 10:32 AM
Vance Bennett #140157815
Dan, thank you so much for the marker photo for my great aunt Vance Roberts Bennett. I truly appreciate your time and effort. Her maiden name was Alma Vance Getzwiller. She married Roberts and Bennett. I'm still looking for her father Joseph Richard Getzwiller, likely in Littlefield also. I have contacted local cemeteries with no results. Vance signed his death certificate as Mrs. R. C. Roberts. Joseph Getzwiller was a resident of Spade, TX (as was Vance in 1947). He was born 4 Aug 1870 and died 15 May 1947, at Payne-Shotwell Hospital. His body was "removed to Littlefield" 16 May 1947, by Pryor Hammons, per his death certificate but, I cannot find him on any records. I would appreciate any suggestions to aid my search. Thanks again, Barb
Added by BD on Feb 27, 2015 10:25 AM
stacy thomas
RE: E.L. Tidwell
Thank you, I was thinking it was a lady I know of with the inital's E.L. Tidwell. But now that I know its a man I know its not the person I was thought it was. Thanks again.
Added by stacy thomas on Feb 26, 2015 9:47 PM
Nena Smothers
Thanks kindly for nice photo happy trails
Added by Nena Smothers on Feb 26, 2015 3:30 AM
stacy thomas
E.L. Tidwell
Do you know if this person had a spouce buried near by? If so what's the name?
Added by stacy thomas on Feb 25, 2015 1:52 PM
Reynolds Ansley
Thank you for your time and effort in obtaining and publishing the photo of the York family marker! Have a blessed day!
Added by Reynolds Ansley on Feb 25, 2015 10:28 AM
Vikki Prudden
Elma Clay and Naomi Seaney #117691982
I would like to ask permission to use your photo of their headstone for my family history and on I would, of course, credit you with the photo.

Thank you for the work you do, it is appreciated.

Vikki Prudden
Added by Vikki Prudden on Feb 23, 2015 3:40 PM
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