|Clinton Slayton (#46632769)|
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PLEASE NOTE: I now live in Lexington KY, please do not send followup locations for Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham AL to me, I cannot act upon them.|
I am part of a network of researchers called the Slaton Slatton Slayden Family Project. My partner Julia O'Hara Mitchel and I have used DNA to show that all Slaton/Slatton family lines are NOT closely related to one another, if at all. There are three major lines: the "Northern" line from Mass, a Southern line from Arthur & Rachel Slayden of VA, and a "Carolina" line that also started in VA, but appears to have been headed by three men (brothers?) who moved to NC and then SC. The "Carolina" line is mine (haplo Ia1), the Arthur & Rachel line (haplo Ia2) is Julia's.
There are over 30 variants for this surname, so your family member may not be buried under the spelling you expect.
We have separate private MyFamily websites to serve the descendants and researchers, but we post all research at RootsWeb WorldConnect databases and use Find A Grave heavily, with the caveats mentioned below. However, we cannot connect all of the graves because key ancestors can be identified but their burial sites are not known. So do not confuse a list of issue in Find A Grave for a COMPLETE list, it only shows people with extant memorials. I do NOT create dummy memorials for unk burials intentionally, but some end up that way.
My Virtual Cemetery KINFOLKS has memorials of my extended family. This family connection is based on DNA that currently ties descendants of John, George and Major Slaton/Slatton to a common progenitor. We also have a Virtual Cemetery for the crew of the B-17 Sharon Belle, on which my uncle Charles died in WWII.
I have photographed several cemeteries completely, DO NOT BE SHY ABOUT ASKING FOR TRANSFERS if I have one of yours who is not one of mine. In an effort to correct a cemetery mixup, I now manage over 500 graves in Liberty United, DeKalb co AL, that I DO NOT WANT!
Simply transcribing records from books in order to create thousands of memorials does not constitute a contribution to anything unless the typists are willing to allow genealogical researchers to manage these memorials. There are no prizes for dying with hundreds of thousands of memorials to your "credit," if descendants and researchers cannot correct the MANY errors made in survey books and provide additional helpful notes. Anyone can OCR a survey book, but knowing who these people were and why they are where they are (and whether they really ARE there) is the ONLY function F A G can provide for future users, not "grave registration," which is a faulty concept. Those of us who go into the graveyards know this.
At this time, I cannot recommend Find A Grave as citeable proof for burial records, there is too much misinformation here. Fundamental research is the only answer.
PLEASE read the NOTES at a cemetery's main page before posting PHOTO REQUESTS, I used to attempt to fulfill requests for a +450 acre cemetery within 2 miles of my home, and without location codes, it is pointless to ask for images in cemeteries with more than 3,000 burials (this one has well over 100,000). Please do not send private e-mails with location codes to those who report this need, please revise your Photo Requests to show this for all volunteers.
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AJ, An Ashland Gene..., Caroline, David Woody, Dianne, Ed Forester, James Cope, Jennifer Nail W..., Joe Pearce, Juliaom, Kathryn Slatten..., Kathy Chumley W..., KindredWhispers, Linda Howard, luann, Michelle ~ư..., Paul Nichols, Rita Collvins M..., Suzy
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|Alice||Willie & Lee Campbell|
Thank you so much for the photos of the gravestones for Willie C Campbell and her husband, Lee. I so appreciate your time and effort. You have no idea how long I have been searching for them.
Added by Alice on May 07, 2013 6:21 PM
|K Kennedy||Eliza Ann Stewart Kennedy|
I totally agree with your philosophy. I cringe every time a "contributor" says, "don't ask for transfer; I am too busy "collecting" more names and you people with more info are immaterial".
Thank you so much for the stone pictures for my double 2g aunt Eliza Ann Stewart Kennedy( 15212578) in Elmwood Cem, Birmingham AL. Never thought I would find her.
|Nancy Fleetwood Miller||Ogletree, Hendrix and Davis families in Elmwood Cemetery|
I am so thrilled that you posted photographs of all of these family grave sites...and created new ones that I had no idea were buried in Elmwood! I know how difficult it is in a cemetery of this enormous size to even begin to locate a grave site...and you have captured every one!! I now have complete records on these branches of our family...thanks to all of your gracious efforts! Your photographs are just fabulous! It's wonderful that you are giving so many families not only a glimpse at history, but also many records for future researchers! You're just the best! Nancy Fleetwood Miller