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William Roha (#47313371)
 member for 5 years, 7 months, 9 days
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I'm out of town for a few weeks with limited access to e-mail so will be handling the "other edits" when I return.

Submitting a SAC ("Suggest a Correction" on the Edit tab) is ONLY way to give me the information I need for corrections or transfer requests. I will not make changes from public messages. Please don't make me turn off public messages. (Public messages don't have the necessary links to do changes efficiently.)

I am giving priority to edits done the "new" (Dec 2013) way using the individual options for dates, names, etc. rather than the old-style "Suggest any other correction or addition". I recognize the deficiency of not being able to add a note to me with the new-style. The beta testers lobbied to have that removed. If you think it should be restored, go to the forums and lobby for it.

I have entered a number of memorials from cemetery registers. I know these are incomplete (and possibly incorrect.) You may send SACs as fast and frequently as you like. You do NOT need to limit yourself to 20/week or any fixed number per day.

I am more than willing to consider the transfer of any memorials I have entered to others who have a closer relationship, especially if the intent is to improve the data here instead of just collecting relatives. Please state your relationship in the SAC when requesting a transfer. If you can't put the relationship in words, perhaps I should retain management of the memorial until someone more closely related requests it. I'm looking for an exact relationship, not "my great-grandmother was a Smith". (If you want management simply to consolidate your relatives, take a look at Virtual Cemeteries as a way to do this.)

And please don't tell me the reason you want management is so you can link to parents and spouse. It makes me think you either don't know how to use Suggest a Correction to request such updates or you doubt my ability to create the link.

Again, please don't send corrections to my e-mail. Use the Edit/Suggest a Correction on the memorial.

I (may) have removed my e-mail from normal display since that seems to be the only way to avoid having transfer requests or other corrections sent directly to that address. If you want to contact me for another reason, I use gmail and my ID there is billroha.

I normally make changes from Suggest a Correction within 24 hours. Sometimes it may be longer if I'm on an extended trip. If it gets near the 30-day maximum time, feel free to send another Suggest a Correction.

Earlham Cemetery photographs:
At one point local photographers had whittled the list down to 10 requests.
11/22/12 - 374
12/20/12 - 151
3/29/13 - 194
3/31/13 - 154
8/26/13 - 194
(Another contributor has photographed every memorial at Earlham Cemetery and is now in the long process of adding them. Once he finishes, I may take another look at checking out any remaining photo requests.)

Willliam updates
A pet peeve is misspelling "William". As of March 3, there were 1713 with 3Ls instead of 2. I sent updates for all of them. Status is:
3/11 911 pending, 7 declined
(The declined are from people who couldn't see there was a change. When explained to them, the change was made.)

From the Find A Grave FAQs:
What are your memorial naming conventions?

Suffixes and Prefixes do not belong in any Name Field.

Maiden Name
Maiden name of a married individual, if known (otherwise leave blank)

I naively assumed that knowing the FindAGrave standards for names would make a difference to some. Lesson learned. For those who care:

FindAGrave naming conventions

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Virginia King
Dora Whatley post
Dear William,
I would like to thank you for posting the information on the whereabouts of my great-grandmothers final resting place, I have been searching for her for many years.

Virginia King
Added by Virginia King on Feb 05, 2016 6:41 PM
RE: Melvin Johnson
I went to the cemetery with his death certificate. They made a copy and in the process of changing the death date to 914. May take some time to be uploaded to earlham website.
Added by sarah on Jan 22, 2016 8:05 AM
Lily Virdell
Henry Edward Blomeyer's second wife
Dear William Roha, I have a conundrum. The person known as Nellie Catherine Tiemann, buried next to her husband with one of those dual gravestones, is actually Nellie Blomeyer. Nellie Tiemann married Henry Edward Blomeyer on Feb.12,1947. I sent all the edit information I had for her to the Tiemann memorial. She was however legally Nellie Blomeyer when she died. I have read all the Find A Grave info on naming conventions (Last name is the one on the tombstone) So, there are two memorials:
Nellie Tiemann #123043013
Nellie Blomeyer #68046181
Do you know how to resolve this?
Added by Lily Virdell on Jan 02, 2016 5:07 PM
Israel Rabin
Frances Goldenberg - l# 73881233
My name is Israel Rabin and I'm research my family tree.

I've found that my relative Frances Goldenberg is buried in Earlham cemetery, Richmond and you add this record in 2011.

Can you advice me how to achieve a photo of this grave.

Thanks & regards,
Israel Rabin
Nes Tzionah, Israel
Added by Israel Rabin on Jan 01, 2016 3:23 AM
Algernon Cannon
Find A Grave Memorial# 71724844
Charles W. Casey. Eastview and Oakland Cemetery, Floyd County, Georgia. His middle name was "William." His date of birth was "16 Sep 1932."
Added by Algernon Cannon on Dec 25, 2015 8:49 PM
Dwayne Dyer
Barbara Dyer is Dwayne`s Mother, they are buried in the same plot...Thank you
Added by Elisheva on Dec 09, 2015 12:15 PM
Please add Mothers name
Can you please add Barbara Dyer to Dwayne Dyer`s memorial...Thank You
I am Dwayne`s sister I would do it if I could
Added by Elisheva on Dec 09, 2015 12:14 PM
Karen Gibson Ruhl
Earlham updates
Thanks for all the edits. I think I've deleted all my duplicates and will continue to update what I know about our ancestors.
Added by Karen Gibson Ruhl on Nov 15, 2015 12:13 PM
G Man
Thanks again !!!
Another Poole transfer!
Added by G Man on Nov 11, 2015 12:07 PM
Clinton Slayton
>> A pet peeve is misspelling "William".
This is of course a font issue, it is extremely difficult to see lower-case ells and eyes when there are too many, whereas two few are a bit easier to make out.
It may occur in the future that these letters will be changed in shape to overcome what will continue into the age of "texting." It cannot come too soon for me, I have to filter my one Ancestral Quest database to catch the ones that I have unintentionally created.
Added by Clinton Slayton on Nov 11, 2015 8:49 AM
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