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David Sifford (#46564332)
 member for 11 years, 9 months, 4 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.
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.

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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Michael Grilione
Ann & Thomas Marvin

Thank you for your help, time and the wonderful photos regarding Ann & Thomas Marvin.

Best Regards,

Mike Grilione
Clovis, CA.
Added by Michael Grilione on Oct 21, 2014 10:23 AM
Edith Guynes Stanley
Sammie Meeks
David, thank you so much for the photo of Sammie's marker. She was a classmate of mine but had moved away before graduation. When we were planning our 50th reunion, I tried to find all the folks we ever had in any of our classes, and was finally able to contact her. I learned she had passed away before our 55th reunion. I was making memorials for all our deceased classmates if there was not already one created for them to put in a class memorial book. That's when I found this memorial that Dennis had created. I really do appreciate the photo. I will replace the page in our class memorial book with the newly photographed one. There are getting to be more deceased than living it seems like at this point in our lives!

Added by Edith Guynes Stanley on Oct 21, 2014 8:13 AM
Earnest Ward
Thanks for the pic, was never going to get out that far.
I know what you mean about wrong information, I have found 5 cemetery's that have never been done in my area, but still have found only 2 that have the place not filled in.
Have a cousin that I am unable to get the state to release any information on but I'm still trying.
Added by Earnest Ward on Oct 21, 2014 7:09 AM
Shirley Farrell
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Thanks for the photos you posted on Albert Daylong. It means a lot and it helps with my research. I want to know if I can use a copy of the photos in my Family Tree, of course, I will give you credit for posting them? But I always like to ask before I use it. Once again; thanks!!! Shirley
Added by Shirley Farrell on Oct 21, 2014 4:34 AM
Steve Franklin
Thanks for George Franklin Picture
Thank you David for taking the time and effort to take a picture of my relative George Clayton Franklin. Its people like you that make this world a better place.

Steve Franklin
Added by Steve Franklin on Oct 21, 2014 12:01 AM
Lester & Mytris Plain
Thank you for the photos of Lester & Mytris Plains headstones.
Added by 89910340 on Oct 18, 2014 8:54 PM
Lois Tanner
Find A Grave Memorial# 23034676
Thank you so much for the picture. I do appreciate all the work you do for find a grave. This will be a great addition to my family information.

Lois Tanner
Added by Lois Tanner on Oct 16, 2014 9:00 PM
Jennifer Bauer
Pearces in Terry County
David, as always, beautiful photos! Thank you again!!
Added by Jennifer Bauer on Oct 16, 2014 9:06 AM
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Elouise Burris
Thank you so much for the photo of Elouise's memorial . cc
Added by C. C on Oct 16, 2014 8:30 AM
Marvin McCullough
Thank you so much for getting this photo for me. I really appreciate you taking the time to look for his headstone and posting it.

Added by phyllis on Oct 16, 2014 2:43 AM
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