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David Sifford (#46564332)
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Bio Photo Calling all Find-a-Gravers from West Texas: I've started a Facebook page titled WEST TEXAS FIND A GRAVE. This is mostly for the folks in my area but is an open group and is open to all. It's not a gripe session about the site but should be used to help with what cemeteries need to be surveyed or photographed. Feel free to check it out.
I'll be listing as many cemeteries in the Lubbock, Texas area as possible. I would like to meet with other members in Lubbock. Please feel free to get in touch with me and i'll try to answer any questions that i can.

I've noticed a trend lately that should be addressed. Please do not add Death Certificates to my memorials. This may be a good source of information but I feel it is out of place on memorials. You can request a tranfer of ownership if you feel the need to post a Death Certificate.

Also on the subject of Death Certificates, please be aware of the pitfalls of taking this information as absolute. There has been some discussion on this topic in the Forums. Use care when reading this data. The location given as the place of burial is not always the correct name of that cemetery. It may only be the city where the person was taken. I've seen too many times where an incorrect listing is added unnecessarily by folks unfamiliar with the location of burial. Many cemeteries have changed names or ownership over the years. Please double check the county listing before adding a new cemetery. You might save yourself a lot of time and trouble.

I'm more than glad to make any correction, update or transfers that pass my way. Please use the Edit (Suggest a Correction) tab on the memorials, as this makes things go faster and easier for me.

Also, any changes that are sent to me, I take at face value so please don't send me a list of sources that prove who the parents are or where they were born. I'm not the DAR or a school teacher who double checks for accuracy. What you send me is what I enter.

I really hate to do this, but from now on, I WILL NOT do any transfers or updates that come to me on the message board. I've had too many requests that have errors in them and this just slows everything down. Please, please please use the EDIT tabs on the memorials. This is what it was designed and set up for so please use it. Also, it has gotten to the point that I will no longer respond to transfer requests or up-date requests that are sent to me here on the Message Board or by e-mail. I will only make changes that come to me via EDIT/SUGGEST A CORRECTION. Thanks.
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Nancy Yankie Sidarous
Thank you so very kindly for these Whitfield transfers, and for you generous and important work. This was a really exciting find as Major Watson Whitfield is named for my GG Grandfather who died in The War Between The States. His story passed down to his family, made him very special to us and we feel the loss because he left a young wife with three sons. A very sad, domino effect situation. Warmest Regards, Nancy
Added by Nancy Yankie Sidarous on Apr 15, 2015 9:45 PM
Misty Dawn
Thomas cluck
Thanks for the photo. Much appreciated...
Added by Misty Dawn on Apr 14, 2015 6:57 AM
Michauel Bryan
Massey photo
Hi David, I greatly appreciate you taking time away from your weekend to travel to Johnson Memorial Cemetery, locate the marker, then take the great photo and then posting it.

Added by Michauel Bryan on Apr 13, 2015 2:27 PM
John C Barron
Thank you David for taking time from your busy schedule to get the picture of my Grandpa's headstone. I really appreciate I have better clarification on his middle name spelling!

Robin--out in California
Added by RLWD on Apr 12, 2015 5:08 PM
The Driggers
June Staton
Thank you for added info I sent on June. I have not been able to find Find A Grave for her husband, Ellis Jackson Staton (my relative). They have a double marker. Do you know whose name is on the other end of June's marker? Maybe Ellis with dates of death. I have his birth date and where he was born. Help!
Added by The Driggers on Apr 11, 2015 8:34 AM
Rita Van Sickler
Oscar Sifford Memorial# 30980022
Bettie Lousie Sifford
(Birth 20 Jul 1942 in Lynn County, Texas, USA
Death 22 July 2004 in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, USA)his grand daughter?
Added by Rita Van Sickler on Apr 09, 2015 1:40 PM
family link
Thank you David.
Added by family link on Apr 08, 2015 9:10 PM
Shirley Farrell
Thanks you so much for the great photo of Roy Edgar Wood's headstone. I really appreciate it.
Added by Shirley Farrell on Apr 08, 2015 4:50 AM
Linda Westbrook
Oleta Wood Booher
David, thank you! I really appreciate the picture.
Added by Linda Westbrook on Apr 07, 2015 8:27 PM
Melody Roswell
James L. Wimberley
Thanks so much for adding his gravestone marker to his memorial! Great job!
Added by Melody Roswell on Apr 07, 2015 7:46 PM
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