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William Yates (#47096650)
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Bio Photo All my photographs are hereby released to the public domain. Copy them and use them as you will.

If you wish to provide additional information, please quote an original source. Unverified data taken from web sites cannot be used. Suggested reading on "How to Cite Sources": http://www.genealogy.com/19_wylie.html

I sometimes get resistance to my insisting on sources. One person remarked, "I don't know what the year of the source is. You can obviously tell that it wasn't made up. I've never had anyone on FAG tell me they want sources or want them in the format that a teacher would when writing a paper. If you don't want to make my changes, I can have FAG do it". Here is my response:

I've been doing genealogy, both personally and professionally for 51 years, and long ago learned how important it is to be able to verify information. Right now I can find several undocumented items of data concerning my own ancestry on the internet. Much of it would be extremely valuable to me if only I could verify that it is true. I know that some of it is false, and it is repeated and copied over and over, since that is so easy to do with the click of a mouse. Several of my ancestors have the wrong parents linked, and it is repeated sometimes a hundred times.

There are good reasons for using a standard format for documentation, and the best genealogical journals insist on it. Check a copy of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, for example. The reason the year of publication is important is that sometimes there are different editions, and one might have certain information which is not in another. I never thought that you made up anything. Family researchers are by nature very honest, but they are sometimes mistaken, and it is absolutely necessary to check their sources.

After spending countless hours photographing tombstones all over the western U. S. and then countless more hours creating memorials, I like to see evidence for any additions or corrections. You are welcome to send information if it is documented. Someday, if you stay with genealogy work, I think you will understand why it is important.

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My large database with ancestors of my children and descendants of those ancestors is on WorldConnect at RootsWeb. See the "williamyates" file. It is also on Ancestry.com, and is more up to date there.

For many years I was involved in genealogy publishing as a business, and still run Yates Publishing, but on a much smaller scale. Previous to retirement, my full time job was teaching mathematics. Now I am retired I spend most of my time researching family.

Please go to my web site for a 50% discount on any of the family group sheets!
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Don Sewell
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Alanna313
Frank Dawson
Thank you! I appreciate it.❤️
Added by Alanna313 on Oct 19, 2014 11:13 AM
Alanna313
Frank N Dawson 65552393
Good evening, I was wondering if you might transfer my great uncle to me. I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you for your consideration. Kindly,
Alanna
Added by Alanna313 on Oct 19, 2014 1:09 AM
Inquisitus
Thanks!
Thank you for connecting A.C. Skillman with his parents.
Added by Inquisitus on Oct 16, 2014 7:50 PM
Michael Johnson
RE: Ralph robert Hanson
thank you very much.
Added by Michael Johnson on Oct 13, 2014 11:49 AM
Michael Johnson
Ralph robert Hanson
In his bio you talked about his sister Shirley babysat you. My mother is that sister.
Added by Michael Johnson on Oct 13, 2014 12:22 AM
Airrow
RE: Burial
Thank you for adding notes and names to Addie and Opal. I think it will be helpful for individuals looking for these family records.
Added by Airrow on Sep 12, 2014 1:00 PM
Airrow
RE: Burial
The online at Family Search and ancestry.com don't have a burial location. Since she isn't family I doubt if I could get a copy.
Added by Airrow on Sep 12, 2014 12:57 PM
David M. Habben
Robert Bruce
I believe you have your entry for Robert Bruce in the wrong cemetery. I found him and photographed his grave stone. Here is the entry:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=12890089
Added by David M. Habben on Sep 11, 2014 11:25 PM
Carl Catherman
Mary Love
Thank you very much for adding the information to her memorial.
Added by Carl Catherman on Sep 06, 2014 5:46 PM
Deb
Thank you
I have information linking Ida M Gibson and Charles S Gibson as husband and wife in the IOOF ELMA cemetery. How do I contribute and link these parents to each other and to their children in other cemeteries? An obit in the Elma paper is the first information I could offer.

Thank you again for all the volunteer hours you contribute to help us find our lost loved ones.
Added by Deb on Aug 22, 2014 8:51 AM
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