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Kerry Rae Smith Moser (#48011981)
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Bio Photo FINDAGRAVE is a COLLABORATIVE website; Collaboration is working with each other to do a task and to achieve shared goals. It is a recursive process where two or more people or organizations work together to realize shared goals.

I am documenting the cemeteries in my area using original cemetery, burial, and death records. I also strive to keep them up to date.

I create memorials that will help family members find their loved ones final resting place. Additions and corrections are always welcome.

Someday, the family member who has been in charge of research and family archives will die, and their “stuff” may—or may NOT—be special to the next generation. If that next generation decides to put those boxes on the curb for the garbage man—that’s it. It’s gone. Forever. But if you scan, share, post, and label, it will live on. Forever. It won’t matter who found it, who owned it, who had it first. What will matter is that it was preserved.

To all of you have created pages and pages of Burial Unknown listings, instead of creating more, why not spend some time researching where all those people you have created memorials for are buried?? It's called FIND-A-GRAVE.

Findagrave rules clearly state that burial unknown, where the cemetery has not been located after 30 days are not subject to the normal seniority rules on resolving duplicates. Contributors who have posted memorials with known burial location may as a courtesy remove their memorial if an older unknown burial memorial is edited and moved into the correct cemetery but the contributor who found the burial location first is under no obligation to do so.

A Burial Unknown is one in which you don't know where they are buried. An Unknown Burial is a burial you know is there, but you don't know who it is.

My email addy is not posted due to spam bots working the internet. Please contact me through any memorial I manage.

The "In it for the numbers" folks: I've heard this term used negatively; however, those that transcribe massive numbers of folks, whatever the source, are the angels of this site. Please keep it up. We have folks we need to find and we can't find them without them. So thanks to all of you that are documenting the cemeteries! This is what FindaGrave is all about!

Findagrave has become a godsend to many cemeteries as they don't have the funds to digitize their records, nor the funding for a website so that people can more easily find their family.

I would like to state that if a contributor refuses to accept sacs, edits, and bios submitted to memorials under their care, perhaps they should be transferring them, even if it is out of guide lines, instead of refusing to add the info. This simple little thing would go a long way in reducing duplicate entries, and some of the negativity that is on here. It's so very laughable, the stories I hear from family members that are frustrated that a contributor won't transfer their family member, or add info they send, without full documentation. When the family member requests admin add the info, which they do, then the memorial creator goes back and deletes it?? WTH? just transfer it! It's not your family..

TRANSFERS REQUESTS left on my MESSAGE PAGE (Below), will be ignored.. Please familiarize yourself with how findagrave works and follow the rules.

Please request edits, corrections & transfers by clicking the "EDIT" tab on the memorial page, select the category of your edit and submit. For bios, obits and transfers use "suggest other corrections," please include your findagrave # for transfers.

The new photo transcribing application is pretty slick. Although you can't edit existing memorials & if you add a double marker pic to both, then delete the pic from one, it deletes it from both. Please be sure that there isn't already an existing memorial for the pic you are transcribing. The drop down menu will bring up the name and info IF you let it. Not checking for existing one, creates duplicates by the transcriber.

Please familiarize yourself with the findagrave FAQS by clicking the link in the left column "help with findagrave". Whether you agree with them or not, they are the rules for this website.

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If you are threatened or harassed, take online screen shots or snips to document incidents. Tell them to stop immediately or you will be forced to take further steps. If the person contacts you again, report them to FindAGrave or your local authorities without haste.

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Feel free to copy any pic/info I have posted. You do not need to give me credit. If you have taken a picture of a headstone that is of better quality than the one I posted, please post it and let me know so I can remove the one I added.

You do not need to give me credit for any info I may pass on to you. I don't do this for the credit or the numbers, I do it to help others find and connect to their people, which is how I discovered findagrave myself.

If I have sent you an obit or any other information it's up to you whether you want to add it. When I come across relevant info during my research I pass it on. It is up to your discretion if you want to add it. There is absolutely NO reason anyone should be offended if someone sent an edit or suggested a correction, family member or not. I have permission from the local newspaper to post obits.

Duplicate memorials that a member refuses to delete are merged with the original memorial with the original memorial being retained.

I am not responsible for duplication of burial unknowns or memorials placed in the wrong cemetery, or that were not placed in a cemetery, or the correct cemetery.

If you want a photo. Officially request one, if you want a photo for another family member, officially request one. Don't bury your request in a spouse or another family members photo request, many times people don't notice the message to take additional pics.
Granddaughter of Orin H. and Bessie McLeod Smith and Richard Earl and Velma Louise (Bowles) Myers Allen.

I am descended, on my father's side, from Smith/Hickman; Penawawa/Colfax, Whitman County, WA and McLeod/Peterson; Anatone/Asotin, Asotin County, WA.

My Mother's side, Myers/Bowles;
Myers: Flora, Wallowa, OR, & Asotin, Asotin County, WA; Grundy County, MO, Bath County, KY, Fayette County, PA. and Bowles/McKorkell, Lewis County, ID and Umatilla County, OR.

My dad's side; Moser/Wieber; Colton, Whitman, WA/Stearns County, MN.

"Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest; Walla Walla Mission, 1859-1872" Compiled by Harriet D. Munnick and Adrian R. Munnick. I have a copy of this and can look up info on births, baptisms, marriages, burials.

History of Grundy County, MO, Birdsall & Dean 1881
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Ella Bolton McFarland
Thank you for adding her Funeral Record.
Added by Piper on Nov 24, 2015 10:41 AM
Patricia Harrison Armstrong
Hancock GPS
Kerry, thank you for the GPS location on Tom's grave. I have added a note giving you credit for this information. Best wishes, Pat
Added by Patricia Harrison Armstro... on Nov 23, 2015 5:13 PM
Patricia Harrison Armstrong
RE: Thomas R. Hancock - #62443813
Kerry, I'm not offended...I figured you added it for a reason - being related or something....just wanted to understand! I didn't see the GPS coordinates. If you'll send me the coordinates as an edit, without the photo, I'll happily approve them and add a note stating they are your contribution to this memorial. Helping one another in our genealogical pursuits is very important. I just didn't understand. Thanks for trying to help! It was most kind. I'll look forward to your edit! And it's very cool you do the GPS coordinates, too. I've wondered about doing that myself but don't have the tools/phone to do so. It is an awesome addition to any memorial!! Thanks, Pat
Added by Patricia Harrison Armstro... on Nov 23, 2015 11:27 AM
Patricia Harrison Armstrong
Thomas R. Hancock - #62443813
Kerry, it has come to my attention that you have posted a second headstone photo on the memorial for my great grandfather. You posted it in October, 2014. I added the original memorial headstone photo, which I took while in Idaho at the cemetery, in 2012 to his memorial along with links to all my family. Is there some particular reason you found it necessary to add another copy of the same headstone picture? Considering there are few spaces for additional photos of any kind, I feel yours is unnecessary and would appreciate it's removal. Thank you!
Added by Patricia Harrison Armstro... on Nov 23, 2015 10:58 AM
Ellen Marietta Munro
Thank you so much for adding the information and parents to her site. You are so appreciated for the work that you do..Happy Thanksgiving! Lisa
Added by Lisa on Nov 23, 2015 9:12 AM
Kerry: I was looking at Guy Huckleberry, Asotin Co. WA His wife Mae is listed as his mother. I thought you may want to correct this. Thanks for volunteering to do this work you do.
Added by Carol on Nov 23, 2015 7:38 AM
Wanda Alderman
Alfred Humphreys
Thank you for the additional information.
Added by Wanda Alderman on Nov 20, 2015 10:48 AM
The Genealogy Genie
Thank you so much for the transfers, Kerry. :-)

Added by The Genealogy Genie on Nov 17, 2015 5:55 PM
The Genealogy Genie
Robert Gutches
Yes, Robert (#127572051) is the son of Perry and Lillie. If you would like to transfer him to me, that would be especially kind. Thank you so much for transferring Lillie. Could you transfer Perry (#127572050) too?

Please let me know if you need any genealogical assistance in Northern California.

Thanks again,
Added by The Genealogy Genie on Nov 17, 2015 5:21 PM
Marcia (MacRae) Solberg
RE: Mary Loretta Fleege Moser
Hello, I did not find the other Moser you listed, but I added two more that were next to Mary, they are now on Find A Grave under the cemetery of Sacred Heart in Aberdeen. I believe one was John Moser, and I don't remember the other, sorry
Added by Marcia (MacRae) Solberg on Nov 14, 2015 5:37 AM
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