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David Sifford (#46564332)
 member for 12 years, 4 months, 15 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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Rickey Boult
Thank you so very much for the transfer.

Rick B
Added by Rickey Boult on Jun 02, 2015 6:28 AM
Jewel Dean Ford
Thank you for the picture of her tombstone. It answered the question about the relationship between her and Pete Ford. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Added by woodsyOR on May 31, 2015 6:14 AM
Suzy Burt
Adenna Broom
Oh, you helped me once again. Thank you so much for posting the photo of her marker. You are a great person, and very much appreciated.
Added by Suzy Burt on May 30, 2015 5:54 PM
Pauline Hill
Thank you for the photo of Lizzie and Lewis Rankin
Added by Pauline Hill on May 30, 2015 9:42 AM
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Teague Edits
Thank you, David, for making the edits!
Added by Wall of Mirrors on May 29, 2015 9:59 PM
J. Paul Hawthorne
Thank You!
Thank you for the transfer of Maybelle Galloway Bass! Your awesome!
Added by J. Paul Hawthorne on May 29, 2015 5:04 PM
S Alvarado
Braden C Linn
Could you please transfer Braden C Linn in the Lubbock Texas city cemetery to me. I manage the rest of his family and my number is 47326038. Thank you! --Shirley I will add his parents info in a suggested edit to you or if you transfer him to me, then I will do it. Thanks!
Added by S Alvarado on May 27, 2015 2:31 PM
Valice Raffi
Georgia Tarpley
Thanks for doing the edits - and so fast!
Added by Valice Raffi on May 25, 2015 8:23 PM
Monica Gray
Duplicate memorials
David, I am not sure if two memorials can be merged and I haven't seen duplicate ones before. The memorial is my granddad Johnny Carol Blackburn #52403603 and #37176034. Of course its not a big deal I just wasn't sure.

Added by Monica Gray on May 21, 2015 1:45 AM
Nena Smothers
Thanks kindly for nice photos and mem for the wife, happy trails.
Added by Nena Smothers on May 19, 2015 12:52 AM
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