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CindyS (#18484625)
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Bio Photo "This is the heritage of our country," "These stones -- they're not high-ranking officials or generals -- these are the enlisted men who fought the battles. These guys didn't write history, they made it, and we're trying to tell their story. –Sam Ricks

Like a lot of members I started with FindaGrave looking for my ancestors to preserve memories for future generations. I cannot begin to tell you how Thankful I am for all the wonderful people that went out of their way to help me in fulfilling my quest. So I wanted to pay it forward and I found the best way I could do that is to work with veterans and their families. They have sacrificed so much to preserve our freedom and as a spouse of a NAVY veteran this is the least I could do. Since then I have been working with a wonderful group of volunteers adding and editing veteran memorials to the National Cemeteries.

Currently I am working on Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery checking and cross checking every name for errors and or duplicates and sending requests for corrections when needed.
Creating Memorials: When I add a memorial with a known burial location I do not check the whole website to see if one had been made, only the cemetery it was located in. So please do not move a Burial Unknown Memorial into a cemetery where a memorial has already been placed and tell me I have to remove my "duplicated" memorial. FaG guidelines clearly states a memorial with a correct known burial location will always be preferred over an unknown burial location. Their standard guidelines give you 30 days to find your burial location on an unknown memorial.

Suggestions & Corrections: Please make sure your Memorial # is listed along with an explanation. If your correspondence is RUDE in any way, it will be ignored. This site was created to help others, not to criticize, harass or bully. Be kind to your fellow volunteers, since we are all trying to achieve the same goal of helping others on the amazing website as the Guidelines state Have Patience it will get done.

Transfers: I have had many contributors asking to have the same memorial transferred to them. We cannot please everyone so I am only adhering to the four generation rule (siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren). As the guidelines state the goal is not to "own" every memorial of those to whom you are related. The ultimate goal should be to have meaningful, accurate memorials that honor those who have passed away, regardless of who created the memorial or who maintains it. A wonderful way to gather all your ancestors together and achieve that goal is by setting up virtual a cemetery.

I will not transfer bulk surname requests. No exceptions so please do not ask.

If you do not want the memorial transferred but have accurate information to add, I will be more than happy to add it and credit you with the information.

I don't always send a thank you so I would like to give a SINCERE "Thank You" to all the contributors and photographers for all that you have done for me and for FindaGrave. It really means a lot.

Happy Hunting!

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Donald R Anderson
#137384649 - The above is my uncle. I wonder if you would consider transferrring his entry to me (#47469430)?
Thank you
Kathleen, Aberdeenshire
Added by GariochGraver on Oct 24, 2014 8:07 PM
Diane Gravlee
Julia Averill Belknap father info
Cindy, I didn't look at what you had done before I wrote you back with thanks. Please also delete the info about her father's occupation & the South Carolina connection. That info was for the wrong father and not for Chester Averill, the correct father. Thanks for your help. Julia died in 1971 to help you find her memorial to make the correction.
Added by Diane Gravlee on Oct 24, 2014 6:51 PM
Diane Gravlee
RE: Julia Pomeroy Averill Belknap
Thanks. Yes, it happens even with odd names. I had a great-grandfather named Green Berry Druin. How many could there be in KY. Well, two as it turned out...cousins and both born about same year in early 1800's. It took several years to sort it out.
Added by Diane Gravlee on Oct 24, 2014 6:41 PM
Don Harper
RE: William & Mabel MacGregor
Thanks Cindy.

Added by Don Harper on Oct 20, 2014 7:58 PM
Linda Claxton
Awww shucks =] It's my pleasure. I'm going to have a great time. Thanks!

Added by Linda Claxton on Oct 17, 2014 10:34 PM
Linda Claxton
Done =]
Added by Linda Claxton on Oct 17, 2014 2:08 PM
Surname Information
Please add note:
Okonek was original surname. O'Konek started following changing to St. Patrick's Church.

Kind Regards,
Lois Marie O'Konek - direct family member.
Added by FamilyHistoryBuff on Oct 16, 2014 9:58 AM
Cathleen Sheibley Miller Kalin
Memorial# 43445320
Thank you for you fast response in linking Capt Waggoner to his parents and ultimately to his siblings. The Waggoners and Holloways in his line had many men who served our country proudly and with honor. Thank you so much for listing so many vets on Findagrave.

Cathy Kalin
Added by Cathleen Sheibley Miller ... on Oct 14, 2014 10:18 PM
I have since learned the photo you have on this memorial is an old photo Arlington has corrected the headstone and it now shows the correct date
Added by JGHLF on Oct 12, 2014 9:00 AM
Elizabeth Reed
RE: Spec Christian Partida Quinones 20711230
That's a great question, however, I have no idea where he was moved to. Thank you for the information, I will remove him from that cemetery.
Added by Elizabeth Reed on Oct 11, 2014 9:42 AM
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