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Gene Ford (#46802925)
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Debbie Shirley
RE: Shirley Family
I am glad to help! That was the mission of my mother, and I am carrying it out as far as I can! I just have to laugh because as a child/teenager, I thought she was wasting her time and didn't see the value in it.I now know otherwise, I help people and people help me. Since I joined Find A Grave, we have found so much more information than what my mom had. We've also come across mistakes and corrected them. Now if we can just get more DNA from people, especially the English branches.
Added by Debbie Shirley on Mar 29, 2015 11:08 AM
Debbie Shirley
RE: Shirley Family
Thanks for you opinion. I posted pictures to both of your memorials for Blanche and Edward. I find it always touching to humanize the person with pictures and bios, instead of just a headstone.
Added by Debbie Shirley on Mar 28, 2015 8:38 PM
Debbie Shirley
RE: Shirley Family
Unfortunately, we do not share the same view. I feel that Findagrave is the best source to "fill in the "gaps". It also brings others that are related, to continue to fill in the lines. It also helps those who ARE looking at it as a genealogy source. Let's face it, grave sites usually don't lie, though even they CAN have wrong info on them. Regardless what the original intentions of Findagrave, it HAS evolved into something else. Didn't buy it? There is WRONG information posted on Ancestry, because any ole person can add to it. Mistakes are OFTEN made. That's why following up our information with finding birth & death certificates, marriages licenses and obituaries, like with most genealogist, is important. Yes, I do use family search as well as other internet tools. As far as the Shirley Association, that was my mothers creation. As far as the lost or destroyed body with no cemetery memorials. I am working on those, and is the more reason to keep them up because other relatives may clue me in to where they are buried. Not everyone is buried in a cemetery, that's why there is an option for lost or destroyed. They are lost to me and I am looking for them!
Added by Debbie Shirley on Mar 28, 2015 12:11 PM
Debbie Shirley
RE: Shirley Family
Not sure how we are directly related. My edit came from a few days of going through MANY Shirley researches. My sister and I inherited 30+ years of genealogy research from our mother. She had an association with over 300 members with the Shirley name. To honor her, my sis and I are trying to go through her boxes, and put up as much information we can give. We know if we just throw it away, it could be lost(information)forever. And besides, that was my mom's life work. We are checking internet researching census, birth, death certificates, as well as obituaries, to try to make sure of accuracy. Our line is John & Charity Shirley, his son George,...John Servis,..Silas,... and so on.
Added by Debbie Shirley on Mar 27, 2015 11:00 PM
RE: Frank Conklin
"SR" would be a perfect description for Frank. His first child was only 2 months old when he died and his wife immediately moved back to her folks in Michigan. Again, many thanks for the obit and death date.
Added by Anonymous on Dec 23, 2014 4:23 PM
Frank Conklin
Thank you so much for posting the death date and obituary for Frank Conklin, buried in the Washington Cemetery, Houston, Texas. I have searched for this information for 30+ years. There is not a death record (I have been told) on file for him. I am most grateful!!
Added by Anonymous on Dec 23, 2014 7:03 AM
Nancy Pf
RE: Mrs. J C Moody # 94277416
Gene, I think it's perfect! Thanks for your help, Nancy
Added by Nancy Pf on Dec 06, 2014 11:59 AM
Nancy Pf
RE: Mrs. J C Moody # 94277416
Hi Gene, Wasn't quite sure how to handle this, so hopefully you can straighten it out. She was listed as Mrs. J C Moody. Her name is Francis "Fanny" Henricks, and her husband was John C. Moody. Please list as you see best! Nancy
Added by Nancy Pf on Nov 30, 2014 4:40 PM
Fernando & Annie Robertson
Thanks for fixing the memorials. I sent you some more edits on the family. Robin
Added by Lochnest on Nov 17, 2014 6:46 AM
Linda Davis
RE: Find A Grave memorial for Cecelia Simpson
Do what you want to do but the title "Mrs" was not intended to be on every memorial on Find A Grave of every married woman. That is why there is no "Mr." or "Miss" title for you to use.

As for the military title, they were intended for those who were KIA or retired from the service. It is a little strange to see "Pvt Thomas Jones" who was 90 years old when he died yet he only served 18 months in WWI.

And when a woman is married several times, every surname she has had doesn't go on the title. Only the one on her marker and if that is unknown, the one she had at the time of her death.

Do what you want.
Added by Linda Davis on Oct 12, 2014 1:29 PM
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