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Ed Smith (#47100545)
 member for 6 years, 9 months, 11 days
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I have met many wonderful people on Find A Grave. Thanks to all the contributors for all you have done and continue to do. Thanks everyone for all the suggested corrections, and extra information provided to me.

Unfortunately, there have been a number of individuals who do not understood that we are volunteers, who have been rude, who have been otherwise abusive or who have been frankly bizarre. Because of this, I will follow the Find A Grave guidelines. It is about the hunt, not the numbers. But dealing with some of the Find A Grave members and interlopers, I have learned to follow the guidelines.

I am always happy to to update or correct memorials but PLEASE use the "EDIT" tab on individual memorials to suggest information corrections or additions. This sends a direct link to the memorial as well as your own profile page. If a request is left on my profile page it will be ignored and deleted. I just don't have the time to search for the individual memorial and then make the update.

If you discover that I have made a mistake or created a duplicate later than one you created, please use the Edit tab and send me the correction and I will delete the duplicate immediately. And please be nice. A simple request is all I ask. I strive to have my memorials as accurate as possible, but I am human and I will make mestakes.

I will only transfer listings of one's direct relatives within four generations as defined in Find A Grave Guidelines. This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents. Simply having someone in your family tree is not grounds for a management transfer request. Consider using the Virtual Cemetery feature. It's an easy way to collect all of your ancestors either in one big VC or you can have several VCs for various family lines.

What calls us to find the ancestors? It goes beyond a simple curiosity. We are taken over, compelled, as if possessed by something bigger than us that is begging to be revealed. There is one of us in most every family, called to be the scribe. I am but one of the many in the long line of storytellers of our clan. Like others I am called to gather and assemble the ancestorsóto breathe life back into them as far back as we can reach. We take what we find and chronicle the facts of their existence, remembering their names and who they were and what they did. They are the sum of who we are, for without them, we would not exist. We greet those who came before us, restoring their place in the familial line. We scribe their stories and their histories. We search for them in public libraries, county records, and weed-filled or well-kept cemeteries. We comb through yellowed newspapers, family archives, and lovely old letters and photo albums. We find them! And in finding themówe find ourselves.
Catherine (Clemens) Sevenau, Sep 2009
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Also sent edits to link his kids - he ha over a dozen most you manage!
Added by JGBC on Nov 27, 2015 8:38 PM
REeis Family - Thanks for The transfers for Manuel and Maria, I have several edits I added
Added by JGBC on Nov 27, 2015 8:37 PM
Robert Rainbolt
Read your bio and links

I understand Ed.
Added by Robert Rainbolt on Nov 16, 2015 9:25 AM
Robert Rainbolt
Velma Scott 80123360
Velma was known as "Etta" her middle name.

After you transfer to me, I ill update date born date death etc etc.

Thank you

bob rainbolt 46540001
Added by Robert Rainbolt on Nov 16, 2015 9:14 AM
Robert Rainbolt
Velma Scott 80123360

Please transfer record 80123360 to me, Robert Rainbolt 46540001.

Etta is my Aunt.

Thank you
Added by Robert Rainbolt on Nov 16, 2015 9:01 AM
Christie Turner
Abigail Pearson
I was not able to find her grave with directions they gave me but today when I was looking for someone else, I found her. Have uploaded picture. Sorry for the delay
Added by Christie Turner on Nov 10, 2015 6:20 PM
Cole surnames
I've noticed your name on many of my Cole lines. Are you related?
Added by shirleyw55 on Oct 30, 2015 1:36 PM
Polly Lynn
thank you
Thank you, Mr. Smith, for recording the crumbled gravestone of the Hanna and Harrison family at Carnmoney Cemetery, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim. Polly Lynn
Added by Polly Lynn on Oct 24, 2015 2:46 PM
Chip Edin
RE: Transfer Requests
Thanks Ed, I really appreciate it!
Added by Chip Edin on Oct 21, 2015 11:34 AM
Find A Grave Memorial# 38831204
Hi Ed, I was wondering if you would be willing to transfer the following memorial to me: Find A Grave Memorial# 38831204? Carl Iverson was my great-grandfather on my mothers side. Thanks,

Stuttgart, Germany
Added by EEdin on Oct 20, 2015 4:23 AM
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