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Sue Patterson Miller Smith (#47878260)
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Bio Photo IF REQUESTING EDITS TO EXISTING MEMORIALS:

Until I can figure out how to manage the new Edits system better, it would be best to make all edits just in the Select Other link, which seems to be the only one that generates an alert e-mail to me and also allows me to edit my memorials manually rather than through an automated editing.

Feel free to share more tips about this.

PLEASE also include your sourcing or basis for any suggested change. (Something else the above links don't include.) I am very interested in perfecting or balancing content, but have to know where your information or interest is coming from and how best to balance it with whatever other information or perspective there might be.

If you are experiencing a delay, it means I don't know about it or there is a balancing issue that needs more than just a demand.

I very much appreciate the kind helpfulness of so many in the Findagrave community, who do exactly this. But the new Edits settings create a new communication challenge atop the other.

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Grandparent lines for this family genealogy collection focus are:

Smith-Abendschoen
Henning-Patterson
Miller-Redifer
Lyman (including Irvine)-Young

The primary geographic areas are New England, Tidewater, Pennsylvania, Northwest Territory (esp. Ohio, Indiana, Illinois), and VA-WV.

Immigration origins are northern European between early 1600s and early 1900s.

Several family members are collaborating on research pursuits. I'm just the cover face over that.

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SCOPE

I specialize in our own family's genealogy, rather than adopting general geographies or uploading lots of strangers in text or pictures as the chief point, but I'm happy to try to assist as possible along the way, within limits.

Sometimes, raw material from investigative process is posted as a phasing in of what later will be prettied up and tightened up a bit better. Bear with the backlog or still-emerging effort, or help fill in my knowledge or confidence gaps faster.

I also am researching four sides of our family, into extended generations, which is too much and diverse for easy memory, so I have to rely on writing in-process baselines down in the bios, in order to come back to them later with a "now where was I?" revisit or regroup.

The virtual cemeteries are a clue to this, and also frequently change in structure and cross-reference a lot, based on how research or project focuses are going. I try to subdivide the larger ones, but that takes a lot of tedious time to check and uncheck one person in a group move at a time.

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POLICY POINTS

Copies of my single tombstone-only photos may be copied and shared, but NOT the family photographs showing our family members as they lived. Those may NOT be re-copied as elements for any other websites or distributions, without explicit prior permission from the family. That includes sharing such family pictures publicly on such as Facebook, Shutterfly, Flickr, Ancestry, Geni, blogs, etc.

Similarly, the research shared in the bios should not be copied into other published sources without permission. (I share the sources and extensive virtual cemetery so it's easy to re-find it or interpret connections "independently." These memorials also inter-relate in some way, so just copying one misses context.)

If a picture is missing, it means I don't have one yet. I am very grateful to those who help insert tombstone photos or data sources into my memorials for me, including unsolicited. But, please tell me where and when you got it if it is not dating from the date it is posted.

Some memorials here stem from original burial records that are scantly listed or only confusingly portrayed (especially in the 18th century Philadelphia PA area, where cemetery names changed or had three simultaneous names, and huge numbers of people were moved after death from one cemetery to another). I understand there are some gray policy areas in this, but also unresolved issues with undue "simplicity." The answer is likely to help generate better two-way cross-reference finding aids than to demand the elimination of any before assuring wide ability to put pieces together well. I also do not live in that area, but have a lot of ties who used to. So I have a lot of interest but physical checking inconvenience, too. Hence the need for virtual bridge-building and team-building. It's important to have indexes of what cemeteries and their surname cluster types were before its burials were scattered amongst new ones, especially if they remain unmarked and but documented in offline paper records that are under-reported virtually. It is impossible to get a family story just from a "final disposition" that doesn't aid finding the rest of the story. And it is hard to get a cemetery index sense where each name for the same cemetery has separate lists unlinked to each other.

And, as those ingenious practicality or policy clarity solutions do emerge, remember it also takes lots of time to notice or transition a backlog of earlier versions into newer ones. Help support the process. Recognize dilemmas, learning curves, resource limits and service intentions. Support someone else's struggle, too.

And thanks to all who are. What blessings you are.


"ONE DAY, YOU"LL BE JUST A MEMORY TO SOME PEOPLE. DO YOUR BEST TO BE A GOOD ONE. DO YOUR BEST TO REMEMBER THOSE WHO GAVE YOU SOMETHING TO WORK FROM."

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CJ Jackson
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I hope to get you some better photos for David and his wife, when I go to El Camino in a couple of weeks. I was never satisfied with these. It was a rainy day and too much shadow! C.J. Jackson
Added by CJ Jackson on Oct 21, 2014 6:24 PM
ravenslevy
RE: Scotts
hi.thats no problem i actually thought it was a wrong edit i sent through didnt realize it had already been on there, i look at hundreds of these things a day so every now and again i get muddled up:)i actually dont have any photos or links for her. my great grandma edith scott-morgan is related to her somehow but not by blood.my g.gran's step dad gave her her last name as ada's did.my g. grans step dad was one of the many children from malachi scott.we never have known who my g.grans biological dad was.
Added by ravenslevy on Sep 12, 2014 6:54 PM
Anonymous
Henry Jennings # # 77408331
I noticed that the memorial for Henry Jennings father Zebulon Jennings Jr, who died 1776, has been taken down. It says "Memorial Not Found".

I did a search using Zebulon Jennings and Zebulon Jennings Jr. No new memorial came up, so I created a new one. It is memorial # 134357704.

The old memorial had a photo of the Revolutionary War Vet's grave stone. I'm not sure who originally who took that photo so I requested a new one.

Can you add this new memorial as Henry's father?

I don't know who created the original one or why it was taken down, I only created a new one because the original one is gone. I was quite upset to find it had been taken down.

Thank you
A Jennings Family Descendant
Added by Anonymous on Aug 16, 2014 2:06 AM
Beth Bush
Clarice Kruger

I would be happy to take a photo of Clarice Kruger's stone at Crown Hill Cemetery but I need the section #. Please call Crown Hill 330-425-8128 for the information and forward to me.
Added by Beth Bush on Aug 15, 2014 5:43 PM
SHARONHALL LOVING GENEALOGY
Corrections
If you go to your profile page, they have put Edits at the top next to Contributor Tools as a quick edit processing feature. You may want to check that out. I never knew about it until about a month ago when someone sent me a nasty message about it expecting me to know the change. Well, they were right, I had over 200 edits/corrections/additions. Just thought I'd let you know since I have send you some that have not yet been completed. Thanks. Have a great day :)
Added by SHARONHALL LOVING GENEALO... on Jun 04, 2014 4:20 PM
SLGMSD
Helen Morgan Trenholm
Find A Grave Memorial# 76342747

This memorial page has been transferred to your account. Her son has been linked to her.
Added by SLGMSD on Apr 06, 2014 1:20 PM
SLGMSD
Ella Trenholm
Find A Grave Memorial# 76342748

Memorial page has been transferred to your account.
Added by SLGMSD on Apr 06, 2014 1:10 PM
SLGMSD
RE: John Gendron Capers
The contributor for the Capers has moved them to Rockville Cemetery and they have photos of the stones, too!
Added by SLGMSD on Mar 26, 2014 1:09 PM
SLGMSD
John Gendron Capers
Find A Grave Memorial# 123072311

Lilla Trenholm Capers

Find A Grave Memorial# 123072956
Added by SLGMSD on Mar 21, 2014 3:26 PM
SLGMSD
Capers
Tbere are burial unknown memorials for the Capers. I sent them an SAC today as the Capers are in Rockville Cemetery:

http://usgwarchives.net/md/montgomery/tsimages/rockburials/sect2/rock-c.html
Added by SLGMSD on Mar 21, 2014 3:25 PM
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