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Sue Patterson Miller Smith (#47878260)
 member for 2 years, 8 months, 17 days
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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 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.

It takes a lot of work to generate enough to even have a memorial on historic people, and it's not always easy to have "the whole story" all at once.

Sometimes, raw or evolving 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.

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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.

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, especially if it is something other than a tombstone.

I am usually happy to transfer beyond guidelines. Some of this research has generated somewhat tangential in-law and storyline-mates (or the occasional random act of genealogical do-gooding that's off my line.) Some of those might be better off with someone more involved in that particular genealogy or local area more. But I also reserve the right to decline. So just explain your interest and work focus.

On spelling and "nickname" and "duplicates" debates: These are inevitable in historic cases. There is a difference between a clear "oops" typo and a mix of deep records that contradict themselves on a name for the same person or place, or offer different dates. Tombstones do not even settle these things, sometimes, and many more memorials have no tombstones available. So I allude to these in my bio work (or I might not yet know enough generations of a person or place to have all context needed). So please do not merely ask for a name (or date, place) to be edited to suit a single agenda, without having a discussion about that broader context issue. Findagrave "guidelines" are preferred norms to start from (which also will almost always differ from someone's "preferred" name), but also don't always work well in these cases. Too often, the best way to abide by one findagrave guideline or to fulfill the spirit of purpose, is to necessarily break another. I try to "solve" this by explaining a lot, and refining as improvement ideas or tools grow.

The hardest issue to "fix," though, is the way in which people are "indexed" -- within a cemetery or between them, when so many references around them evolve. That includes spellings and individuals who are buried in more than one cemetery where each cemetery group needs to be distinctly shown. And it includes cemeteries that have multiple local names and appear as separate places, or it includes bulldozed cemeteries whose graves have second burials to explain.

Many thanks to all in this community who continue to astound with high levels of informed generosity and ingenuity about how to deal with old practices in a different age with hospitality and virtual community now. 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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Ray Harlow
Keerps of Marietta
Susan,
Please contact me about the Keerps family of Marietta namely Daniel J Keerps H/O Ethel Harlow. Working on his parents and have hit brick wall. Thanks Ray Harlow Elida, Ohio

lharlow1@woh.rr.com
Added by Ray Harlow on Jan 19, 2015 6:48 AM
Roseanne W
Matilda Snyder Ward
Please transfer #108600726 to me.
Matilda was my great grandmother.
Thank you and please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Roseanne Ward
Added by Roseanne W on Jan 05, 2015 1:46 PM
Patty
Green Lawn
Henry Remley
Plot Section 28 Lot 36
Find A Grave Memorial# 103134026
Added by Patty on Dec 17, 2014 5:34 PM
Diane Reich
Samuel Bartley
Thank you for the inquiry about Samuel Bartley. I am not related, happen to get the headstone picture while on a cemetery walk. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. Happy Thanksgiving!
Added by Diane Reich on Nov 21, 2014 10:57 AM
CJ Jackson
#99437025
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
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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 あなた&... 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
HALL 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 HALL LOVING GENEALOGY 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
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