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Virginia Brown (#47053782)
 member for 5 years, 6 months, 23 days
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Bio Photo New "Automated" system for "Suggest A Correction/
Submit an Edit" process deployed by FindAGrave on 12/5/2013

Go to your Contributor/Profile page. Look in the upper right corner. You will now see a tab called "Edits" - check there to see if any have been submitted to you. Then just review and accept.

A much easier way for doing updates to names / dates / places / plot #s.

You still will get e-mails to add info to bio section or do linking.

For almost thirty years I have been involved in genealogy. When my mother died, she left some notes about a few ancestors she had uncovered and hoped I would continue her research. That was the hook-in-the-jaw that changed my life. I only regret that I have missed out on so many years that I could have used. Alas, all those family stories that went in one ear and out the other, and all those family members who took so much information to the grave with them.

I am, however, thankful for the tools that are now available and for FindAGrave, a platform that I have spent many hours gaining from and contributing to.

If I have created a memorial for a member your family, who isn't related to me, and YOU CAN ADD INFORMATION TO THEIR BIO (not just family links), I will be glad to transfer it to you. However, many have received a transfer/transfers & have never added anything. This isn't fair to kin who may come along later who can do so.

An exception to the above are my Bell, Dodson, & Love ancestors and kin, most of whom have numerous descendants. Much of the information contained in their memorials is the result of many years of tedious research, and as new information comes to light, I would like to be able to make those changes. For these memorials please follow FindAGrave guidelines for transfers.

I will no longer respond to transfer or up-date requests that are sent to me on the Message Board. Requests sent this way many times have errors and often slow things down.

Instructions for ALL REQUESTS for corrections, additional information, or transfers:

1. Go to the memorial page, which has an "Edit" tab located on the upper right side of the memorial.
2. Click on the "Edit" tab, then click on the Suggest a correction or provide additional information link, which opens a message page.
3. Type in your message.

Making a request this way insures that no mistakes are made, because it takes me to the exact memorial.

Please do not post actual death certificates on my memorials. Instead, send the information shown on the certificate, & I will add it to the memorial.

Thanks for your understanding.
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Schmittou/Dunham families
I must say I have been impressed with the work you have put into the memorials for these two families. It is obvious that you really care about "bringing to life" the family member represented by the memorial with as much information and photos you can find. Thank you very much.
Paul Medlin
Added by storm320 on Apr 16, 2014 8:47 PM
Bonnie Morris Conrad
John Goodman
No problem with being embarrassed...when it comes to keeping the memory of my family and friends in Morgan County, I work hard and if there is a computer glitch I take it in stride. My Mother's first cousin was married to the grandson of John Goodman and I remember her so well. Howard Cade Goodman died in a fishing accident in the Sacramento river and my goal was to honor him and his family because I have very nice memories of his wife. Also I was born down the road from them and remember the Goodman's as a child.
Added by Bonnie Morris Conrad on Apr 16, 2014 4:34 PM
RE: Buddy Blain Research

Sounds good to me too.
So we have put it to a vote & the I's have it!

Another thing!! Buddy was listed as 3 years old in his first census. Ans on his enlistment he showes himself a year older. I wonder if he changed his birth date to enlist?

You would think the VERY first census could br correct. Especially if he's only 3.

BUT, I'm NOT going to bother with him RIGHT now! I have enought to try to figure out with the rest of this family. That's why I take breaks, so my head can get a fresh look on it.

Added by Kimlite on Apr 16, 2014 12:28 AM
Joe Schmittou
Virginia, once again you are leaving lots of information for me. Thank you for the info on the Schmittou family. Where did you find your pictures? In that wonderful Jack History Book? I really would love to fly out there and make copies!!! Thx
Added by Renee on Apr 15, 2014 6:34 PM
Bonnie Morris Conrad
John Goodman
Sorry about that I worked on two last night. One for William Goddard and one for John Goodman they were both from Morgan County History biographical Appendix pages 1054 and 1055.
Added by Bonnie Morris Conrad on Apr 15, 2014 4:42 PM
Bonnie Morris Conrad
Oh, my I typed forever on that bio. I have some old CD's of all of Morgan County bios and got one for a Goodman and there was one for the Goddard family. One of the girls was my grandmother's best friend as a young girl and remember the family from my youth so wanted too keep the memory of all his accomplishments and also use it as documentation.
Added by Bonnie Morris Conrad on Apr 15, 2014 4:31 PM
RE: Buddy Blain Research
You're very welcome. Glad I could help.

I try to share any information I have acquired. And as you have noticed I also give my guesses as well. Anything to help with the thought process to find more information.

Well all I have about little J.C. Blain is speculation. Like I said... I'm really beginning to think he belongs to Wiliam Henry & Mattie E. Penny Blain, who married on 08 Jul 1886. If he died at or shortly after birth, the death date would fit better with the Fleming children's deaths which he is buried between. And the fact that he isn't buried with the other Blain children. They would be his cousins NOT his siblings.

To ME.... MY version makes PERFECT sense!!!!
I just wish I had proof. Either prove me right or wrong!

I wish I were paid by the hour, too!

Added by Kimlite on Apr 14, 2014 9:44 PM
trisha starkweather
John Hutchison Allison pic
Thank you so much for adding my GGreat Grandpas obit. I'm able to learn a lot just from his obit and understand why there was little to no info on him. He is my GGrandpa thru his daughter Meta from his first marriage and neither she or her kids (my grandma) was listed as survivors. There must be a story there and now I can hunt for it. Thanks!!! Trisha
Added by trisha starkweather on Apr 14, 2014 11:28 AM
Bill Shaefer, Jr.
Earnest Ray Schofield memorial
Thanks so much for the transfer. My wife is so pleased that I can maintain the memorial for her dad. God bless.
Added by Bill Shaefer, Jr. on Apr 12, 2014 7:50 PM
Bonnie Morris Conrad
Your research certainly impressed me. You went all out. I was merely trying to prove what I asked you to post. You know I'm big on the documentaton thing for future proof for linage societies and also to make sure we don't get all these people confused when they have same names, etc. Anyway great work on the Birches...think you and you should add your name to the research area also. LOL Take care and thanks for responding so quickly and going the extra mile. I've added you to my friends list!
Added by Bonnie Morris Conrad on Apr 12, 2014 3:13 PM
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