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SFLondon (#48188978)
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Find a Grave has helped me greatly with my
family research and I am now trying to help others with theirs. Memorials are meant to be shared so you do not need my permission to use photos I have taken for your own personal records.
If you are a relative of a person I will be more than happy to transfer management unless I am directly related to that person.
If you want me to edit anything I will only do so if you click on the magic edit button. I try to be careful to not create dupes but sometimes its bound to happen so just let me know which memorial I created a dupe of.

I do edit obituaries when I can to protect the names of those still living.

Some very useful links:
Italian Cemetery- Gives burial records for most of the cemetery and is just absolutely amazing.-

For Bay Area (most specifically Holy Cross Cemeteries) check out
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Messages left for SFLondon (131)[Leave Message]
Irene Smith-Rice
I told you I did research it. Why would I put an intentional duplicate in??? All 3 had different names/titles. You need to stop this nonsense and thinking that you are entitled to strong-arm or hold sway over people. If you were to do anything constructive then it would have been to advise me that these memorials could have been merged but instead you tell me to delete my memorial. You apparently do not have good command of the English language.
Added by Irene Smith-Rice on Dec 20, 2014 2:24 AM
Dana G
RE: General info about taking photos
AHA! I see you're a late-night owl, like me!
I didn't want to leave the City, but circumstances... y'know.
However, I haven't quite "let go" of my San Franciscan-ness. I still maintain a 415 land line, and my driver's license still has a S.F. address (Mom's), and I still spend a LOT of time in the City. Thankfully, I still get lots of fog where I live now (right off of Skyline). Where'd you go to school?

P.S. Don't let Evil Holiday Elves get to you!
Added by Dana G on Dec 20, 2014 2:10 AM
Happy Holidays
I see Mrs. Grinch has made an early visit this year on the Christmas tour.

You take great photographs and are an asset to findagrave and the Bay Area cemeteries.

Now let's all have some eggnog and brandy and get back to our own little private party.

Added by Colletta on Dec 19, 2014 7:25 PM
Duplicate Memorials
Just some clarification here - the ONLY time FindAGrave merges memorials is in cases wherein the person who created the duplicate memorial refuses to delete his/her memorial OR in cases wherein the duplicator has been unresponsive. Think about it.....if everyone who created a duplicate memorial (be it knowingly or in error) refused to delete his/her memorial and, instead, asked FindAGrave to merge the memorial, that's all FindAGrave would be doing, all day, everyday.

The new "EDIT" feature allows one to add any information to a memorial with ease, therefore there should never be a need to merge a memorial in order to add information. If the originator refuses to add your information or is unresponsive, send an email to and they will assist you.

As for "telling" someone to delete their memorials, well, I do it all the time, along the lines of "please delete this duplicate of XXXX memorial"....I don't see the problem with being asked or even told to delete a duplicate....heck, I've been "told" to delete a duplicate or two that I've accidentally created - I made the error, I deleted my memorial....and I moved on....which I think is something it's time we all do....let's all move along and, if it fits, perhaps agree to disagree.

Happy Holidays!
Added by ResearchRansom on Dec 19, 2014 3:49 PM
Irene Smith-Rice
copy to teamrip
Re: duplicate memorial
NO one should tell someone to DELETE their memorial and I stand by my statement. There are much better ways to handle this... sure, I got my back up.. who tells someone to DELETE a memorial??? How about suggesting it be merged instead of DELETE. Why don't you suggest THAT to the good worker bees on this site??? You people are ridiculous and myopic.
Added by Irene Smith-Rice on Dec 19, 2014 3:01 PM
The spirit of FindAGrave
What should be understood is that ANYONE can request FindAGrave administrators merge a duplicate memorial - ANYONE. Best I can tell, SFLondon is not an administrator, but even if she/he was, a duplicate is just that, a duplicate memorial that should have been deleted when the request was made, even if "the way" the request was made didn't set well with the recipient as inferred (although not until after the memorial was merged, it seems).

Reading the reply to what I assume was the original request to delete the duplicate, I find it disappointing that the duplicator acknowledged the seemingly inadvertent duplicate, BUT basically stated "yes, I see mine is a duplicate, but mine is better and I'm related so I won't delete it" and, frankly, with a bit of "thumbing thy nose" attitude. It's a duplicate, you now know it, you should have deleted it and, perhaps, requested the original be transferred into your care - the standard and widely accepted FindAGrave rule of thumb.

Leaving a public message INVITES interpretation, replies, support, feedback....and yes, even the random bout of criticism, though I don't believe the latter belongs here - in other words, is meant to foster a community of hard-working volunteers by providing them with a means by which we may publicly express appreciation, provide insight, and feedback. Personally, I believe if one has an "issue" with a contributor, one should address it privately via email or contact FindAGrave for some assistance.

Keep up the excellent work SFLondon :)
Added by TeamRiP on Dec 19, 2014 2:12 PM
Merry Christmas
Sadly, no good deed goes unpunished. I know how kind you are and you were clearly trying to let folks know when you noticed a duplicate. Now you are getting grief in response to your good intentions. I too have received a rude message from the intentional duplicator. Be happy knowing we are making a difference cleaning up after others.
Added by Samantha on Dec 19, 2014 12:39 PM
Irene Smith-Rice
duplicate memorial
By the way, it was not memorials (plural) as you suggest, it was singular and was absorbed by the original creator. Get it together.
Added by Irene Smith-Rice on Dec 19, 2014 12:24 PM
Irene Smith-Rice
duplicate memorial
So instead of being an administer you are just a do-gooder telling people they should "delete" a duplicate memorial... because YOU say so?? SMH at your audacity.
Added by Irene Smith-Rice on Dec 19, 2014 12:14 PM
I see you have been mistaken for an administrator. We should celebrate your imagined promotion. Let's sit back with a cold beverage and watch the duplicates disappear.
Added by Samantha on Dec 19, 2014 4:19 AM
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