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|Genealogy has been a serious business for me since I was in grade school. I documented and discovered that my 3rd great-grandmother Laura A. (WHITMARSH) MILLER's parents Horace WHITMARSH & Clarissa Mitchell (WARNER) WHITMARSH were both Mayflower descendants. I tracked the surname GILMORE back to Capt. James GILMORE of Rockbridge Co, Virginia. (Thanks to the late Shelby GILMORE for his ground breaking research in the 1960-70s.) Turns out that he was present at the Battle of Yorktown where poor Cornwallis discovered that yes he would be famous but no not for something to land him in to #10 Downing Street. Other discoveres include proving Mennonite ancestry via the BINKLEY orig BINGELLI and STAUFFER lines. |
Corrections & Questions: Use the S.A.C. for corrections and please differentiate facts from from suppositions and might be for the benefit of other researchers. Also if it's a question that I don't have an instant answer for that requires further research remember that the facts are the foundation for the solution. Correction and question e-mails should NOT be deletion requests as those requesting deletions are considered a nuisance and are treated accordingly. Include your e-mail address in the S.A.C. and you must have your findagrave.com messages visible to the public. If you are requesting links include the findagrave code number after each person.
Transfers: Most of the the virtual graves I manage are blood kin in some way. I don't transfer direct ancestors or very close relatives of my grandparents. For others that can happen if you are more closely related than me.
First: leave some kind of flower on the virtual grave in question. Use the correct e-mail (NOT a message on my profile) that includes your e-mail address (required) and tell me how you are related. If the person is someone I'm not related to I usually transfer these type immediately. (Unless you ask if you have other relatives buried in the same cemetery. In that case I might need that virtual grave as a reference point for easy access because non-relatives will not be in my internal database.) I probably know very little about a non-relative so someone who is a relative should manage them.
Second: If I am related but you are a closer relative to that person --- I will look at my internal database --- I may have questions for you! I may have active research that I conducting on that person and/or his/her near relatives. So just because I don't transfer a relative immediately doesn't mean no if I don't say no. Before I transfer a relative I back check my internal database to make sure what I have there matches findagrave. If you send in the "correction" additional facts, crosslinks to parents or other updated data I need to fix BOTH areas. I have also been known to transfer a group of graves for the same family. If I am doing a group transfer I also back check each cemetery to see if there are other relatives of the person who don't have virtual memorials but should. All of this takes TIME which is a precious commodity and when it is done it should be done right the first time.
The type of transfers I absolutely will not do are any type of these three:
#1 Any of my direct ancestors and other close relatives of my grandparents.
#2 To people who are bulk collectors of virtual graves that do not transfer outside of guidelines.
#3 To people who have harassed others on findagrave.
These are direct line known surnames to my 7th great-grandparents. Note that on those from Norge I am trying to use "farm" names because surnames were not generally required by law till about 1900 in Norge. American & Canadian states/provinces are abbreviated in all caps. Other countries are spelled out preferably in that nation's first language. When you see a surname repeated that is because it is actually more than one unrelated surnames with the the surname coming closest to this current time listed first. Several of these families can be accessed through my multiple virtual cemeteries. Most of these, but not all, are public:
SPECIAL NOTES CONCERNING PARTICULAR AREAS:
Missouri: Mercer County, Lindley and Harrison Twsps and also the neighboring townships of Clay Twsp in Harrison County and Hamilton Twsp in Decatur Co, Iowa: I do have a particular interest and expertise in this area as four of my great-grandparents were from this area. If you need help in this area ask. What I don't know I most likely know who you need to talk to.
Maine: Hancock County, Swan's Island: Make sure you see http://www.swansisland.org/cemetery.htm for any virtual grave in this area that I either entered and/or left a candle on. This is the source for all of the information, including links to parents, gravestone photographs or documentation of the lack of one. If the person in question had the surname JOYCE or married one then they either were themselves or married a direct descendant of the SAMSON, STANDISH, and ALDEN families.
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Hi, about 6 months ago you said I could transfer my memorials to you. I just sent 15-20 memorials to you. Thank you, I LOVE to take pictures, I don't do well creating memorials or maintaining them. Thank you for being a great find a grave member.
Added by Moggie73 on Sep 12, 2016 8:17 PM
I saw that you had photo requests for Ralph & Lena # 152857427 & 152857370 in Little York Cemetery. I recently photographed the entire cemetery and I had created memorials for them. Pix are attached to # 151258974 & 151258994.
Can you please request they be merged.
Added by dhutson on Sep 10, 2016 7:00 PM
|t vanmaele||Gilmore Family|
I recently began searching the Gilmore side of my family. Elsie Gilmore Swift was my grandmother, James M. Gilmore my great grandfather, Benjamin F. Gilmore (Inundated Commentary) my great-great grandfather, and Robert Gilmore my great-great-great-grandfather. I would be very interested in any information you would be interested in sharing.
|Lynniep2000||Photo requests for Price / Ripsom & Robertson|
I was able to get your requests today and will be adding the pictures to Find a Grave. The Village of Summit was kind enough to send me the cemetery plot cards - if these are relatives and you would like me to send you the email, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be happy to forward to you what they sent.
Just another note - I will be requesting that the memorial holder move these to the correct cemetery. There is only one cemetery in Summit and I did ask Find a Grave to merge the cemeteries but they have not done so.
|Ellen||RE: Plymouth, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts - JORDAN family|
Sorry, just know that she was pregnant with Baruch Jr when Sr wrote his will Nov 2 1699 because he wrote with different provisions depending on whether the child was a boy or girl. I only studied the family because someone claimed Jr purchased property in 1706 which he cannot have done. They are missing an interim owner.
If I do find an answer will let you know.
Added by Ellen on Sep 03, 2016 9:33 PM
|Tammy||Mary Poole Parsons|
I processed the edit and added the additional family members that are in that plot, including her mother. Mary Spring Poole has an incorrect death date in the index, I will have to look in person at the stone to get that information. I will try to get there next week to photograph it for you :)
Added by Tammy on Sep 02, 2016 8:54 AM
|KRS||William E Flickinger & Clara Mae Heasley Flickinger|
These are my maternal great grandparents and I have posted memorials for William's parents, which I would like to have linked, and for their daughter Alice, my grandmother. Would you be so kind as to transfer William and Clara to me, and their daughter Dorothy, too. You have done a very nice job with them, but I have some more details to add. Thanks.
Karl Shaffer, alias KRS
Added by KRS on Aug 25, 2016 9:39 AM
|Ellen||RE: Patience (NICHOLS) ANDREWS-BEAL|
Thanks, have that, know a great deal about the family. The omission by his grandfather is just strange, makes you think it was deliberate. He does not name all of his grandchildren, but he does name all of those who are Thomas' children except for John.
Added by Ellen on Aug 17, 2016 6:12 PM
|Ellen||RE: Patience (NICHOLS) ANDREWS-BEAL|
Thanks for the edit. I am trying to figure John out, because he is the only son of Thomas who was NOT listed in his grandfather's will. Interesting.
Added by Ellen on Aug 17, 2016 3:48 PM
Sorry I was in the Randolph Central Cemetery today for a quick lookup
when I got home I realized I had the wrong Ephraim Wales
So can you resubmit your photo request for him for Randolph Central Cemetery.
I did get another Dr Ephraim Wales and added him
If you are related I will transfer to you
Do you know if any of these Wales were from CT or travelled to Ct or Northern NH (named for Wales Gore)
Other names are Cone
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