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David Sifford (#46564332)
 member for 11 years, 7 months, 28 days
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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.
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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.
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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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Kem Hart-Baker
John and Madeline Paul headstones - Trinity Memorial Park
Thank you so very much for the great photos of John and Madeline Paul's markers/plaque. I really appreciate your kindness.

Kem Hart-Baker
Added by Kem Hart-Baker on Sep 15, 2014 9:58 AM
Virginia Paredes-Tijerina
Anastacia and Pablo Zamora
David,

Thank you so much for the photos of the headstone for both of them. They are my great aunt and uncle. Anastacia is my grandmother's sister. I appreciate it and have a great day.
Added by Virginia Paredes-Tijerina on Sep 14, 2014 2:27 PM
Don Ort
Francis Hilliard Headstone Photo
Good morning David. I am writing a thank you note for the Francis Hilliard headstone photo because I cannot remember if I have done it previously. If I haven't I apologize. Thanks so much for the time and effort it takes. I appreciate both. Have a great day!
Added by Don Ort on Sep 14, 2014 7:43 AM
Luteen Carroll
Pearson & Johnson
Thanks for transferring family to me David. Luteen
Added by Luteen Carroll on Sep 13, 2014 5:53 PM
Susan Farrar Martin
James F. Farrar
David,
I sent in a correction for Terry County Memorial Cemetery, in Brownfield, TX. The name give is James Cabell, (Jim F.) Farrar. His name was NOT Cabell. It was one of his tall tales. One of many I can assure you. James F. Farrar was my grandfather and lived in our household until I was 12. (My mother having died. She is buried by Jim and Ester, Ruth Farrar.) Even when they moved to a small house of their own we remained very close to our grandparents. We are not sure that he had a middle name, he would never tell anyone what it was or if he had one. We think he just used the F. The Cabell story makes me smile because it reminds me of him and his many stories. Thank you for doing this and the correction.
Susan Farrar Martin
Added by Susan Farrar Martin on Sep 13, 2014 5:34 AM
Larry Brumfield
Cemetery work
Thanks David for going out to take the picture of my great grandmother's grave marker. I live some 400 miles from that cemetery. The first name on the marker, Donnie, is not correct. Her first name was Donie, pronounced Dough-nee. I thought something was wrong when I had previously read the Find-a-Grave info and I figured that a picture would clear things up. But, the picture shows that the marker is clearly marked with Donnie .... but Donnie is not correct. This should be a lesson and an example to Find-a-Grave participants that there's no guarantee that grave markers are always accurate.

Thanks again for your time and effort.

Larry Brumfield
Texas
Added by Larry Brumfield on Sep 11, 2014 6:56 PM
Sara (Horne) Black
M. Elizabeth Glover
Thank you for the photo!
Added by Sara (Horne) Black on Sep 11, 2014 12:12 PM
Barbara Holloway Smith
Elizabeth Reeves
Thank you so much for taking the time to get the photograph of my cousin's tombstone. I can't thank you enough!
Added by Barbara Holloway Smith on Sep 10, 2014 8:31 AM
Carolyn
Tommie Harper photo
Thanks for the photo of Tommie's grave marker. It helped answer a few genealogy questions!
Added by Carolyn on Sep 10, 2014 7:51 AM
Herman Weiland
Johnson Cemetery, Munday, TX
Thanks for the photos of Thomas, Newnan and Virginia Dobbs in that cemetery.
Added by Herman Weiland on Sep 10, 2014 2:19 AM
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