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Sidney (#48067839)
 member for 3 years, 3 months, 26 days
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Bio Photo More than two decades ago my mother showed me a notebook she used when she was in high school to record some family history. I've been working on our genealogy ever since. Most of my research involves French Canadian and New England families, as well as my husband's Ohio German and Ukrainian roots.

I love the opportunity that Find A Grave offers for helping others find the missing pieces of their family "puzzles".

Santa Fe National Cemetery: Many thanks to Katrina, who has taken over as curator of the International Wargraves account. With her help I have moved almost 4000 erroneous memorials for veterans who are actually buried elsewhere, and they have merged another 1000 plus duplicates associated with the same original bad uploads. HOWEVER there are still lots of bad memorials listed for Santa Fe. Some are inadvertent duplicates, but most are deliberate errors perpetrated by volunteers who repeatedly violate Find A Grave guidelines prohibiting memorials for living spouses as well as memorials added simply because the person served in the military. If the person is not listed in the Santa Fe National section of the VA's Gravesite Locator at then they are probably NOT buried at SFNC.

Please feel free to use any photo I have taken in on-line or personal family trees. It would be nice if you would credit me for the photo.

If a memorial I have added is a family member of yours, I am happy to transfer management. I will also usually transfer out of FAG guidelines if there is a good reason. Please ask politely. I do not respond well to nastiness.

I am happy to receive edits but please do not ask me to post obituaries unless you wrote them, hold the copyright, or have explicit permission from the writer. This is against Find A Grave policies. Feel free to write a bio yourself paraphrasing the information, but I will remove references to living individuals in most cases for privacy reasons.

Please use the edit tab for corrections and transfer requests, it heads off a lot of potential problems.

PLEASE - No drama.
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Thanks so much for the photo of Mamie Watson's grave and for checking for a husband for me!
Added by BeamGen on Jun 29, 2016 8:12 PM
Jesse Brincefield
Edgar & Ruth Vandever
Thank so much for getting the photos of their headstones. The family will so grateful for the photos.

Added by Jesse Brincefield on Jun 29, 2016 5:10 PM
Shirley Jo
Verl and Vernon Lockhart
Thank you so much for sharing photos of the markers for Verl and Vernon Lockhart. Your work is treasured by their familes.
Kindest regards,
Added by Shirley Jo on Jun 29, 2016 2:50 PM
Turpens at Sunset Memorial Park
Sidney - thanks so much for fulfilling my requests for photos of the Turpens. I greatly appreciate your time and efforts. The photos are wonderful - thanks so much for the photo of the overall area. Julie
Added by Julie on Jun 29, 2016 1:42 PM
Norman Scott
Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph and add his memorial photo to his page.
Added by Christine on Jun 28, 2016 1:45 PM
d huddleston
Thank you for your time and effort taking the Wayland Koogler gravestone photo.
Added by d huddleston on Jun 27, 2016 8:59 PM
Donna Blair
Santa Fe Nat'l Cem.
Sidney, thanks so much for filling my 2 photo requests for Wendell & Lucetta Smith. Much appreciated! I also like the extra shot you got of the gravesite view (what a view!). I've always wanted to get to visit/see NM and AZ sometime before I die. It's a ways from New England, but hopefully it'll happen someday :) Thanks again!
Added by Donna Blair on Jun 27, 2016 7:35 PM
Gwen A
Thank you
Thank you so very much for photographing my great great aunts grave site. I truly appreciate it.
Added by Gwen A on Jun 27, 2016 5:10 PM
Linda Chance
Phillip Durden Photo
Thanks so much for getting this photo for me!!
Added by Linda Chance on Jun 27, 2016 2:04 PM
Bill Barnsley
Nix photo
Thank you very much for the photo of her marker. It really helps with my family research.
Added by Bill Barnsley on Jun 26, 2016 4:38 PM
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