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don sanford (#47054069)
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Bio Photo I hope I have not offended anyone by adding their loved one to Find A Grave. I adopted this project as a gesture of love and respect for family & others who have passed on. If we fail to talk about our ancestors, they are forgotten. On the other hand, if we talk about them & search for answers, they will live in our hearts & minds forever.

I have no problem with anyone using my Find A Grave photographs. If you intend on putting them anywhere else on the internet then give proper credit when using one of my photos: don sanford - Indiana

Do not download & repost any of my photos onto memorials you create!

I will be glad to link memorials and add info to the bios upon request via edit, make a suggestion links.

Please follow Find A Grave guidlines prior to requesting memorial transfers.

From Nov 12, 2014 to Dec. 31, 2014 I have been bombarded with around 650 SACís from a Find A Grave contributor who is literally going through every one of my memorials looking for any excuse to fire off another SAC. There have been a handful of SACís that needed attention. Most all were due to nicknames I had placed in parentheses instead on the nickname field. With vision in one eye which has wet type macular degeneration and requires a shot every two months to keep me from going blind, it was easier for me to copy and paste names from my family tree into Find A Grave including the nick names I had in parentheses.

As I started looking at each SAC, I soon found mistakes as deleting parts of names, maiden names and even attempting to change spelling variations of family I knew was correct. I began to decline every single edit and sent a not too nice of a message to this person telling them to stop that they were wasting my and their time.

Lo and behold in a few days I get a message from Find A Grave on my member page with information on naming procedures for me to obviously obey..

This week I looking at the SACís I had declined & begin to see numerous SACís where the "declined" status had been changed to "no change". As I started looking at these I found someone had moved the nicknames in parentheses which I had put in the name field to the nick name field and soon found mistakes made in that process.

Fearful whoever was overriding the declines would even make more mistakes I spent the better part of the day just deleting every last nickname in all memorials where SACís had been sent by this person.

If you have information to add to a memorial as dates, links, etc by all means send me a SAC. There is a huge difference in good people contributing to people destroying!
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Connie Crittenden
RE: Blind Elvin & Marcus Hill
The only photo that was incorrect was the one of Elvin and Marcus...
The Single photo was the correct Marcus and the group picture was correct...
Sorry if you mis-understood me... only one photo was incorrect.
Lots of people don't realize that their are two Elvin and Marcus Hill's.
Added by Connie Crittenden on Mar 13, 2015 7:34 AM
Connie Crittenden
Blind Elvin & Marcus Hill
Their are 2 Elvin and Marcus Hill and while they are related this is not the correct Elvin and Marcus Hill pictured... The Marcus Hill pictured is my great grandfather and one of his sons is named Elvin but he was not blind...kindly remove this picture because it is not accurate.

Added by Connie Crittenden on Mar 12, 2015 8:47 PM
Jay Lance
Thanks Don I hope you are well!!!!
Added by Jay Lance on Mar 11, 2015 5:27 PM
James Bruce
Sarah Miller
Don, Do you have a Headstone Pix for Sarah Elizabeth Miller and her Husband Thomas Miller?

Did you find her Birth/Death Dates on or somewhere else? Thanks in advance.

3rd Great Grandson of Sarah Elizabeth Miller
Added by James Bruce on Feb 03, 2015 8:14 PM
Vickie Glover
Don,Thanks for all you do.
My questions are IU am a member of both the Hurst and Pittman families.
I haven't found many Pittman's whom I know where in the Tennessee area. Can you help?
Vickie J
Added by Vickie Glover on Jan 16, 2015 7:49 PM
B Long
RE: Homer Hurst
Thanks Don, and a Happy New Year to You.

Added by B Long on Jan 01, 2015 1:31 PM
RE: Chumley
Thank you for the info!
Added by DER on Dec 13, 2014 3:55 AM
Clyde Chumley
What is the correct cemetary????
Added by DER on Dec 09, 2014 2:47 PM
Yellow Rose of Texas - Judy in California
Find A Grave Memorial # 36719594
I think you need to add a "0" to her birthdate -Should be March 20, 1903
Added by Yellow Rose of Texas - Ju... on Nov 23, 2014 7:28 PM
James Wesley Moyers
You're welcome for the info; happy you added it for me. (Very prompt, too). winnie
Added by winnie on Nov 19, 2014 8:45 PM
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