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William Roha (#47313371)
 member for 6 years, 25 days
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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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Messages left for William Roha (1006)[Leave Message]
RE: Caroline Hyde
I have deleted grave number from Orimal Jared Hyde, since I have ownership for his grave, since as you say it is a dummy number. Thank you for being dedicated to accuracy.
Added by RAP on Jul 18, 2016 11:36 AM
NW Mountain Man
RE: Lucinda Pytcher
not sure. its part of AD's family From WA ST Ditial death record
Added by NW Mountain Man on Jul 03, 2016 5:35 PM
Dawn J
RE: Daniel L Cummings
Thank you, hope you have a Happy July 4th.

Added by Dawn J on Jul 03, 2016 12:57 PM
Dawn J
RE: Daniel L Cummings

I have his death cert from Indiana (if you like I will send it to you). Daniel is a 1st cousin x5 removed. Here are the details I have for him.

Daniel Cummings Sr 18031881
Ruth Sprague 18071887

1st Spouse & Children
Alice A Gage 18451892
Raymond Daniel Cummings 18711942
Edgar Clinton Cummings 18761920

2nd Spouse & Children
Louise Howren 1852
Ruth Cummings 1897

Find A Grave #48391084
Added by Dawn J on Jul 03, 2016 12:10 PM
Please remove my uncle from your Find A Grave account. My family tree on Find A Grave for John Wiley Thompson is correct regardless what his gravestone says.

Wayne Thompson
Added by LLThompson on Jun 28, 2016 7:00 PM
Pitit Fi
I requested some edits. I found most of the information on his death certificate. If you need it, I will send it. Let me know. I did find his place of birth on his WWII draft registration. Thanks for taking care of the edits.
Added by Pitit Fi on Jun 25, 2016 2:21 PM
Dana Mason
Memorial Transfer
Please transfer my relatives Memorial# 73895745 to me. Thanks.
Added by Dana Mason on Jun 24, 2016 4:51 PM
Ken Crumbly
Memorial transfer
Please transfer my Mother's site to me.

Her # 71673618
Mine R 57686920

Ken Crumbly
Added by Ken Crumbly on Jun 24, 2016 7:41 AM
Michael R Miller
RE: Thanks for the (William) Joseph Springer

You're welcome, glad to do it!

Added by Michael R Miller on Jun 08, 2016 8:59 PM
Burke Stoughton
william J Springer
In regard to your message for William J. Springer...Yes, I got the data from the Index of burials at the following link: Holy Name Cemetery (Post-1900)

Do you suppose his name is William Joseph Springer???


Find A Grave contributor William Roha has made a suggestion to you regarding your Find A Grave memorial for Joseph Springer.
Link to memorial:
Link to contributor profile:

Their suggestion:
Is this the same person as

Since you have a first name of Joseph, I'm guessing you got the information from something other than the tombstone.

I know yours is first...just trying to untangle a relative.
Added by Burke Stoughton on Jun 08, 2016 2:19 PM
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