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Kerry Rae Smith Moser (#48011981)
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Bio Photo FINDAGRAVE is a COLLABORATIVE website; Collaboration is working with each other to do a task and to achieve shared goals. It is a recursive process where two or more people or organizations work together to realize shared goals.

I am documenting the cemeteries in my area using original cemetery, burial, and death records. This way we are able to add all those who have no marker.

I create memorials that will help family members find their loved ones final resting place, with as much info as I can find. Additions and/or corrections are always welcome.

Someday, the family member who has been in charge of the research and family archives will die, and their “stuff” may—or may NOT—be special to the next generation. If that next generation decides to put those boxes on the curb for the garbage man—that’s it. It’s gone. Forever. But if you scan, share, post, and label it correctly, then it will live on. Forever. And it won’t matter who found it or who owned it or who had it first. What will matter is that it was preserved, and it lasts. Forever.

To all of you have created pages and pages of Burial Unknown listings, instead of creating more, why don't you spend some time researching where all those people you have created memorials for are buried?? It's called FIND-A-GRAVE.

Findagrave rules clearly state that burial unknown, where the cemetery has not been located after 30 days are not subject to the normal seniority rules on resolving duplicates. A contributor who has posted a memorial with a known burial location may as a courtesy remove their memorial if an older unknown burial memorial is edited and moved into the correct cemetery but the contributor who found the burial location first is under no obligation to do so.

A Burial Unknown is one in which you don't know where they are buried. An Unknown Burial is a burial you know is there, but you don't know who it is.

My email address is not posted on my bio page due to spam bots working the internet. You can contact me through any memorial I manage.

The "In it for the numbers" folks: I've heard this term used negatively; however, those that transcribe massive numbers of folks, whatever the source, are the angels of this site. Please keep it up. We have folks we need to find and we can't find them without them. So thanks to all of you that are documenting the cemeteries! This is what FindaGrave is all about!

Findagrave has become a godsend to many cemeteries as they don't have the funds to digitize their records, nor the funding for a website so that people can more easily find their family.

I would like to state that if a contributor refuses to accept sacs, edits, and bios submitted to memorials under their care, perhaps they should be transferring them, even if it is out of guide lines, instead of refusing to add the info. This simple little thing would go a long way in reducing duplicate entries, and some of the negativity that is on here. It's so very laughable, the stories I hear from family members that are frustrated that a contributor won't transfer their family member, or add info they send, without full documentation. When the family member requests admin add the info, which they do, then the memorial creator goes back and deletes it?? WTH ?? just transfer it! It's not your family..

TRANSFERS REQUESTS left on my MESSAGE PAGE (Below), will be ignored.. Please familiarize yourself with how findagrave works and follow the rules.

Please request edits, corrections and transfers by clicking the "EDIT" tab on the memorial page, select the category of your edit and submit. For bios, obits and transfers use "suggest other corrections," please include your findagrave # for transfers.

The new photo transcribing application is pretty slick. You can't edit existing memorials through it, and if you add a double marker pic to both memorials, then delete the pic from one, it deletes it from both of them. It adds the GPS reading.

Please familiarize yourself with the findagrave FAQS by clicking the link in the left column "help with findagrave". Whether you agree with them or not, they are the rules for this website.

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Feel free to copy any pic/info I have posted. You do not need to give me credit. If you have taken a picture of a headstone that is of better quality than the one I posted, please post it to the memorial and let me know so I can remove the one I added.

You do not need to give me credit for any info I may pass on to you. I don't do this for the credit or the numbers, I do it to help others find and connect to their people, which is how I discovered findagrave myself.

If I have sent you an obit or any other information it's up to you whether you want to include it or not. When I come across relevant information during my research I pass it on to the memorial manager. It is up to their discretion if they want to post it. There is absolutely NO reason anyone should be offended because someone sent an edit or suggested a correction, family member or not. Yes, I have permission from the local newspaper to post obits.

Duplicate memorials that a member refuses to delete are merged with the original memorial with the original memorial being retained.

I am not responsible for duplication of burial unknowns or memorials placed in the wrong cemetery, or that were not placed in a cemetery, or the correct cemetery.

If you want a photo. Officially request one, if you want a photo for another family member, officially request one. Don't bury your request in a spouse or another family members photo request, many times people don't notice the message to take additional pics.
Granddaughter of Orin H. and Bessie McLeod Smith and Richard Earl and Velma Louise (Bowles) Myers Allen.

I am descended, on my father's side, from Smith/Hickman; Penawawa/Colfax, Whitman County, WA and McLeod/Peterson; Anatone/Asotin, Asotin County, WA.

My Mother's side, Myers/Bowles;
Myers: Flora, Wallowa, OR, & Asotin, Asotin County, WA; Grundy County, MO, Bath County, KY, Fayette County, PA. and Bowles/McKorkell, Lewis County, ID and Umatilla County, OR.

My dad's side; Moser/Wieber; Colton, Whitman, WA/Stearns County, MN.

"Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest; Walla Walla Mission, 1859-1872" Compiled by Harriet D. Munnick and Adrian R. Munnick. I have a copy of this and can look up info on births, baptisms, marriages, burials.

History of Grundy County, MO, Birdsall & Dean 1881
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Suzanna ღ Ashworth
Martin Humes
They are his parents and I linked them! Thanks for the help...this is an every day project for me...finding and recording...I love it!
Added by Suzanna ღ Ashworth on Aug 04, 2015 1:14 PM
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Martin Humes
Thanks for the additions...I found a Warren and Lucia with a daughter buried in the Harrisville Cemetery in New York....I believe they may be his parents...what do you think. I'd like to link them if family. I will research Ancestry as well.
Added by Suzanna ღ Ashworth on Aug 04, 2015 12:52 PM
Dale Rode
Thnaks for checking on the Dale Rode grave. I asked the memorial tender to add a note that the grave is unmarked.
Added by Paul on Aug 02, 2015 4:27 PM
Elaine (Moody) Root
RE: Mattie M. King Miller 149247208
He mother's full name was Susanna Kathryn (Fincher)King. Katie was her nick name.
Added by Elaine (Moody) Root on Jul 31, 2015 11:12 AM
Deborah Ford Murr
Smith Henderson McCall #36473845
Would like to know where you found the death notice from the Spokane paper and if you can find the obit that might show all the family members? Mr McCall's daughter Martha from first marriage is my husband's great grandmother. Trying to explain why is first wife labeled herself a widow after Civil War although he was alive and then remarried with multiple children. Curious to see what might actually be printed regarding family members.
Thanks so much,
Debbie Murr
Added by Deborah Ford Murr on Jul 26, 2015 4:56 PM
Yarbrough Hunter
RE: John Bailey Yarbrough
My 5th GGF, Samuel B. Yarbrough, was born in Caswell, NC. He moved to New Market, AL about 1830. I have not found his father or any siblings so I don't know if they are related or not. Would you like John B. Yarbrough's memorial? (That does make me wonder if my "B" stands for "Bailey."
Added by Yarbrough Hunter on Jul 24, 2015 9:29 PM
A Horan
RE: Andrew C. Seif #143698273
I deleted one photo.
Added by A Horan on Jul 24, 2015 12:42 PM
A Horan
RE: Andrew C. Seif #143698273
Thank you for your sponsorship of SSgt Seif's memorial, that is very kind of you.
Added by A Horan on Jul 24, 2015 4:40 AM
Colfax Cemetery
Good to meet you today-thanks for all your work in Colfax!
Added by LPugh on Jul 23, 2015 7:14 PM
Davis Arnold
Thomas "Hacksaw" Christensen photo request
Thomas does not have a headstone that I could find, but the photo shows the location. There are very very few headstones in this Cemetery.
Added by Davis Arnold on Jul 23, 2015 4:02 PM
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