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William Roha (#47313371)
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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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Gail Harkness
James T. Gail, Memorial # 122932577
Thank you for the Greendale Cemetery (Meadville, Crawford Co., PA) posting for my great granduncle James Titus Gail (1839-1881). I have for several years been searching for his burial place.

Your posting includes a biographical sketch by "contributor 48171947". How can I communicate with this contributor? I have considerable Titus and Gail family information which might be of interest, including burial places not in the Findagrave data bank.

Gail William Harkness, Charlton, NY.
Added by Gail Harkness on Jun 27, 2015 9:14 AM
Pat Bell
Memorial 71711220
Would you please transfer Rufus R Bell to me he is my husbands uncle. Memorial 71711220

I have done a lot of work on the Bell's


Pat Bell
Added by Pat Bell on Jun 23, 2015 11:10 AM
David Franklin
William, would you consider transferring The Spurgeon family in East View cemetery to me? W.O. and Lessie Lee are my grandparents who helped raise me and and the rest are their children (my mothers brother and sisters) and the wife of one uncle. The numbers are.
My Find A Grave number is 48676788

Thank you for considering this request

Added by David Franklin on Jun 20, 2015 4:15 AM
C Bozeman
Please check and clear your pending edits page. Edit tab is at top right of your profile page after you log in. Click it to see page. Then approve/disapprove each one and click at bottom of page to clear it out. I sent one a few days ago. Thanks so much and have a blessed day! :)
Added by C Bozeman on Jun 19, 2015 7:33 AM
James Noble
Higgin Lewis Stevens is My Great Grandmas Brother. R u kin 2 him? His parents are William Harlan Stevens and Bertha Clayton Rhorer Stevens they have an account on here would love it if he could be added as a son.
Added by James Noble on Jun 16, 2015 8:40 AM
Simmons family
Hi William,

I was working on my Simmons family when I realized my gg grandfather and is son have the same picture. I know you did not take the pic but I was wondering if someone could correct this.

Father # 68537902 James H Simmons
Son # 68537901 James h Simmons Jr.

Thank you so much and if you are not the correct person to do this can you guide me to the person who can help me.

Added by Malinda on Jun 04, 2015 10:02 PM
Amy Wexler
Smith Memorials
Thank you so much for transferring the two memorials to me. I really appreciate it.
Added by Amy Wexler on Jun 04, 2015 1:29 PM
James Noble
Sally Quesenberry is my aunt
R we kin?
Added by James Noble on May 28, 2015 11:51 AM
John Armstrong
Memorial # 122933264
PA Death Certificate #75922
Name: Wm Green
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 69
Birth Date: 14 Sep 1870
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Death Date: 2 Aug 1940
Death Place: Meadville, Crawford, Pennsylvania
Father Name: Geo F Green
Father Birth Place: New York
Mother Name: Margaret Buckley
Mother Birth Place: New Jersey
Spouse Name: Addie Green
Added by John Armstrong on May 23, 2015 7:14 PM
Juana B
Nora (Downend) Robison
Reading the obit, I believe I've mistaken this Nora's husband Paul Robinson for another Paul Robison. They both have connections to Fort Wayne. My most sincere apologies for the confusion! I wish there were an easy way to go back and delete my messages.
Added by Juana B on May 21, 2015 11:29 AM
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