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David McInturff (#47179039)
 member for 5 years, 7 months, 12 days
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Bio Photo I was born and raised and work in northern Virginia. I'm a 65 year old Federal Government employee with 42 years of service. Almost ten years after its inception, I found this site quite by accident when a co-worker asked me to help him at lunch time take a photograph of a headstone that was overgrown with bushes. After that, I was hooked fulfilling photo requests, primarily at nearby Arlington National Cemetery.

Then it occurred to me that this would be a great place (free (thus far)) to document my family tree for all to see, which would be based on the extensive genealogical research that my aunt has been doing for the past 15 to 20 years. This project of linking thousands of memorials is going to take a very long time (if it's at all possible) to complete due to several memorial creators, totally unrelated to my family, who will neither transfer ownership nor respond to SAC edits. That is not to say that all memorial creators are like that. Indeed, most are very gracious and totally responsive, and for that, I whole-heartedly thank them.

If I have a memorial for one of your relatives or even someone else whose memorial you're willing to maintain, I'll gladly transfer ownership upon request. Please make your transfer request via the edit tab on the memorial page, and then SAC. I don't understand the reasoning behind many members wanting to hold on to memorials of folks they have no relation to, genetic or otherwise, when there are people willing to maintain them. Findagrave's guidelines are just that, guidelines. The logic behind the beyond-the-two-generation and non-direct-line transfer request guideline from multiple members is specious at best; those requesters would be related and should be able to work out maintenance issues better than the unrelated memorial creator.

You have my permission to use any of my photos, as long as you include attribution. (Please don't ask, just use them.)
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Ruth Lillian [Olinger] Wagner
David... many thanks for transferring Ruth Lillian [Olinger] Wagner's memorial to my care. Your incredible work here at Find-a-Grave is invaluable to individuals like me doing family research. ~ with appreciate, George Gaston
Added by GMG on Apr 24, 2015 12:02 PM
Pat Groth
Anna W. St. Lawrence
Anna is my paternal grandmother and is buried with my step-grandfather Charles. I have also known where they were but am grateful you posted the picture on Find A Grave. I am also doing my Ancestry for years and thanks to this site have found many of my relatives thanks to people like you that go out and take pictures. I will be adding information to her memorial. hanks again

Pat Groth
Added by Pat Groth on Apr 23, 2015 12:13 PM
Nancy Cheshire
Willard Smith
Great pictures. Thank you so much.
Added by Nancy Cheshire on Apr 22, 2015 9:36 PM
John Cummings
Harrison and Willie McEnturff
David, Thanks for your help. Your friend
John Cummings
Added by John Cummings on Apr 22, 2015 7:55 PM
RD Hall
The Broedlows
David thank you much for the quick response and very nice photos. We, in the 361st Infantry Association, are in your debt.
Added by RD Hall on Apr 21, 2015 8:32 PM
Sgt Ealey
Hi David,
Thank you for the great photos of his gravestone.
Very much appreciated.
Added by Tony on Apr 20, 2015 7:55 PM
Greg Volk
Thanks for the photos of the Bjellands
Hi David. Great work. You are a big help to my research.
Added by Greg Volk on Apr 18, 2015 11:05 AM
Michael Mussinan
Justin Allen Holmes

Thanks for taking and posting the photos for Justin's memorial. They're great! Justin is a cousin.

Appreciate it!
Michael Mussinan
Added by Michael Mussinan on Apr 15, 2015 9:49 AM
RE: Mary Frances McInturff Fahrney
Hi David,
So glad you like the picture, but, I took pictures of every stone in the cemetery, be patient and I will more than likely fill other requests if you have any others there.
Added by Shock on Apr 14, 2015 12:39 PM
Sean K.
RE: Photo requests at ANC

Thank you for your message and your passion in helping families see their heroes and memorials in ANC.

When I first received your message, I thought I did something wrong or broke a rule. I looked into the rules of volunteering and contacted Find a Grave for clarification.

What I found was interesting. Like I said, I appreciate your passion, but I do not appreciate you and your group of volunteers making up rules that exclude new members. Actually, you broke the rules by taking pictures of the three requests that I had claimed.

Also it is not allowed for volunteers to have multiple accounts or profiles, which you do.

I am not looking to become a top contributor, but would like for time to time to honor heroes and their families request for a photo. It would appear that your group of volunteers have made this, by your rules and "claim" of ANC as "your territory" impossible.

I hope we can agree to serve those requests of family members with the honor and respect they deserve.

I hope this finds you well.

Sean Kirschner

Added by Sean K. on Apr 13, 2015 7:14 PM
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