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Allan Dettweiler (#46892100)
 member for 7 years, 5 months, 13 days
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Creator of website  a website dedicated to updating and correcting the work of Ezra E. Eby who published "A Biographical History of Waterloo Township" (Ontario, Canada) in 1895-1896.
In addition to Mennonite and other pioneer families in the Waterloo area, the website will now also feature Mennonites from York and Lincoln Counties (Ontario, Canada), as well as Amish and Amish background families from Waterloo, Oxford and Perth Counties in Ontario and beyond.

"Findagrave is one of my favouretist websites in THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD"!

With that said, there are a number of things that just downright annoy me.
For the most part, I work together with other gravers who create quality pages.
What is a quality page?
The ideal page has all, or most, of the fields complete. 
Above all it has, in most cases, a photo of the gravestone - or a photo request submitted.

Here are some things that irk me.
1.  Individuals who add no or very few gravestone photos.
2.  Those who ask me to link to pages with no documentation a person is
      actually interred there. I will ignore these requests.
3.  Gravers who request transfers outside of Findagrave guidelines. I gladly 
     make exceptions for a few of my findagrave friends who have clearly
     demonstated they will add in a significant way to what I have done.
     I am unimpressed by those who accumulate HUGE numbers of pages they              
     did not create themselves - just because they are "related". 
4.  Gravers who add photos which cannot be read.

C'mon folks! Let's do it right, or not at all.
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Roger Harris
Greenwood Springvale
Alan: I have left a picture of Reuben Urben Winger on the site for his stone. I notice that you have been able to include he and three siblings. I would like to have his other three siblings listed as well but am quite unsure how to do that. Peter & Sarah were my great grand parents through their daughter Minnie Ida (their first child) The three are as follows:
Minnie Ida (Winger) Dearborn b.12 March 1872, d.4 June 1898 (in Toronto but buried in Springvale) You have a stone there with Everett Dearborn's name on it and "Minnie" is carved into the top edge but is difficult to read.
Alexander Winger b. 11 March 1874, d.1 February 1944 (buried in Hagersville Cem.)
Roy Dufferin Winger b.21 June 1877 d.11 January 1962 (also bur in Hagersville Cem)
As an aside, Peter W. Winger was married 3 times. There are stones in Springvale for only the first two, Sarah Ann Wiedrick and Sarah Jane Jeffries. The third succeded him and was buried with her first husband at Hartford Cem.
If you come across any Wingers that give you a problem sorting out, please don't hesitate to contact me any time. If you wish I would be happy to make my data base available to you through Ancestry. Just let me know and I can add your e-mail to be able to interrogate and edit the "Haldimand Families" file.
Roger Harris
1-501 Albert St., Stratford, Ont. N5A 3L6
Thanks so much for all of your work! It is sincerely appreciated!
Added by Roger Harris on Jun 30, 2014 10:24 PM
Westlawn Cemetery, Edmonton
Hi Allan,
If you care to create a page for Bessie Gingrich just let me know and I'll add a photo for you.
Added by Alison on May 24, 2014 1:23 PM
Bill Gransee
Carl Berndt
Thank you for transfering Carl Berndt to me. Have a great day.
Added by Bill Gransee on May 22, 2014 7:53 PM
Cara,Tony or TXS
Book I have
Hi Allan,

I got this:

"Supplement to Ezra Eby's Biographical History of the early settlers and their descendants in Waterloo County - May 1931. Published by Joseph B. Snyder

Added by Cara,Tony or TXS on May 09, 2014 5:43 AM
Drew McKerlie
Purdy's Cemetery
Hey, added the images you had requested for Purdy's. They are actually cousins of mine as well but the app had a bug where it tagged the gps of where I uploaded the pictures and not from the actual cemetery if you could remove the gps I will update it when I visit next in July.

Added by Drew McKerlie on May 01, 2014 8:18 PM
Kurt Johnson
Bertha Snider
I put it in. Many thanks!
Added by Kurt Johnson on Apr 14, 2014 6:53 PM
B. C. B. : :=)

Maybe that you do not know of a recent change in
Find a Grave memorials.

You should go to your
Contributor Tools page. In the top right hand corner are some tabs. Click on the one marked
Edits. It will contain edits that people have
sent you to update a certain memorial. (the number shown under the word edits is the number
of edits sent to you).
The info will be from research that they have done on that certain person.
You just have to click at the bottom of the page. The system will automatically update the memorial.
They updates can be links to family, more complete dates, locations, names, etc.
Added by B. C. B. : :=) on Apr 14, 2014 6:04 PM
Archie Smith
Found it! Thanks, Allan.
Added by Achisha on Apr 05, 2014 8:02 AM
nancy robison
John Thomas Leader married Eliza Jane Seamans, who just happens to be a direct Mayflower descendent, through her mother Mary Ann Carder.
Your web site comes up "does not match any documents"
I googled your name and say you were running for office as a Libertarian, you have a genealogical site containing some 215,000 names, but your site will not come up at the address you sent me.
Added by nancy robison on Apr 03, 2014 7:48 PM
nancy robison
RE: Downloaders
How am I related to the Gofton family? Well, my 2nd Great Aunt. Lucy Ann Leader, was married to Roger Gofton. She was the mother of 4 of his children: Rhoda, Charlotte, Nancy and Lucy.
Lucy Ann was the sister of my 2nd Great Grandfather, John Thomas Leader, who is buried at Washington Cemetery, with his father, John Leader, and sister Martha Elizabeth Leader.
The Leader kids also married into the Colborn, Gooch, Wallace and Cole families.
The Gofton family nicely sent me 79 pages of family records.
Added by nancy robison on Apr 03, 2014 7:11 PM
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