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William Yates (#47096650)
 member for 5 years, 11 months, 19 days
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Bio Photo All my photographs are hereby released to the public domain. Copy them and use them as you will.

If you wish to provide additional information, please quote an original source. Unverified data taken from web sites cannot be used. Suggested reading on "How to Cite Sources":

I sometimes get resistance to my insisting on sources. One person remarked, "I don't know what the year of the source is. You can obviously tell that it wasn't made up. I've never had anyone on FAG tell me they want sources or want them in the format that a teacher would when writing a paper. If you don't want to make my changes, I can have FAG do it". Here is my response:

I've been doing genealogy, both personally and professionally for 51 years, and long ago learned how important it is to be able to verify information. Right now I can find several undocumented items of data concerning my own ancestry on the internet. Much of it would be extremely valuable to me if only I could verify that it is true. I know that some of it is false, and it is repeated and copied over and over, since that is so easy to do with the click of a mouse. Several of my ancestors have the wrong parents linked, and it is repeated sometimes a hundred times.

There are good reasons for using a standard format for documentation, and the best genealogical journals insist on it. Check a copy of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, for example. The reason the year of publication is important is that sometimes there are different editions, and one might have certain information which is not in another. I never thought that you made up anything. Family researchers are by nature very honest, but they are sometimes mistaken, and it is absolutely necessary to check their sources.

After spending countless hours photographing tombstones all over the western U. S. and then countless more hours creating memorials, I like to see evidence for any additions or corrections. You are welcome to send information if it is documented. Someday, if you stay with genealogy work, I think you will understand why it is important.


My large database with ancestors of my children and descendants of those ancestors is on WorldConnect at RootsWeb. See the "williamyates" file. It is also on, and is more up to date there.

For many years I was involved in genealogy publishing as a business, and still run Yates Publishing, but on a much smaller scale. Previous to retirement, my full time job was teaching mathematics. Now I am retired I spend most of my time researching family.

Please go to my web site for a 50% discount on any of the family group sheets!
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Strubel Family
Thank You for the transfers. I appreciate it.
Added by KristiA on Jan 14, 2015 9:30 PM
Rod Williams
William Henry Foust
Memorial # 89101149 - In my attempt to add William's photo, I added a duplicate picture of his gravestone. Please remove, and I apologize for the mistake.
Added by Rod Williams on Dec 16, 2014 11:25 PM
Charlie Havlovick
Could you kindly transfer over the ability to edit profiles for Anton Havlovic, Dennis and Donna Havlovick, and any other Havlovicks you have, because I am a direct relative of each of them. I would appreciate it. Thank You
Added by Charlie Havlovick on Nov 30, 2014 2:09 PM
Annie Reyna
#56894985 Baby Ashman
I notice oat this same cemetery a #63377978 for Child Ashman 2/23/1983 no stone Block 46 , Lot 2, submitted by ZHunter,which is a puzzle & could be explained. I was looking for Emma Ashman b 4/10 1868 in Harrison County, Indiana & died at St. Joseph Hospital 3/29/1936 ( I'm not sure if that's in Aderdeen WA, but she resided in Junction City, Wa for 47 years & left a spouse John Henry Ashman,h''es buried at Satsop Cemetery, Grays Harbor #64969327,Block 41,Lot 7b 1859 d 8-20-1941. Elerding Mortuary,Inc. handled Emma Ashman service & the copy I have of their record # 2152 says she's to be buried atI.O.O.F,in Elma but as I research that Cemetery I can't find her, but I do find this Baby Ashman of yours & this Child Ashman but no Emma Ashman. Could you look into this for me?Annie Reyna Thanks
Added by Annie Reyna on Nov 03, 2014 8:24 PM
Theresa Brown
Malachi & Rebecca Wilson Robertson
I seem to recall that you had posted a picture of Malachi & Rebecca & their family. Could I get a copy of said picture?

Added by Theresa Brown on Oct 31, 2014 4:31 PM
Frank Dawson
Thank you! I appreciate it.❤️
Added by Alanna313 on Oct 19, 2014 11:13 AM
Frank N Dawson 65552393
Good evening, I was wondering if you might transfer my great uncle to me. I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you for your consideration. Kindly,
Added by Alanna313 on Oct 19, 2014 1:09 AM
Thank you for connecting A.C. Skillman with his parents.
Added by Inquisitus on Oct 16, 2014 7:50 PM
Michael Johnson
RE: Ralph robert Hanson
thank you very much.
Added by Michael Johnson on Oct 13, 2014 11:49 AM
Michael Johnson
Ralph robert Hanson
In his bio you talked about his sister Shirley babysat you. My mother is that sister.
Added by Michael Johnson on Oct 13, 2014 12:22 AM
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