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David Sifford (#46564332)
 member for 11 years, 7 months, 11 days
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Bio Photo Calling all Find-a-Gravers from West Texas: I've started a Facebook page titled WEST TEXAS FIND A GRAVE. This is mostly for the folks in my area but is an open group and is open to all. It's not a gripe session about the site but should be used to help with what cemeteries need to be surveyed or photographed. Feel free to check it out.
I'll be listing as many cemeteries in the Lubbock, Texas area as possible. I would like to meet with other members in Lubbock. Please feel free to get in touch with me and i'll try to answer any questions that i can.

I've noticed a trend lately that should be addressed. Please do not add Death Certificates to my memorials. This may be a good source of information but I feel it is out of place on memorials. You can request a tranfer of ownership if you feel the need to post a Death Certificate.

Also on the subject of Death Certificates, please be aware of the pitfalls of taking this information as absolute. There has been some discussion on this topic in the Forums. Use care when reading this data. The location given as the place of burial is not always the correct name of that cemetery. It may only be the city where the person was taken. I've seen too many times where an incorrect listing is added unnecessarily by folks unfamiliar with the location of burial. Many cemeteries have changed names or ownership over the years. Please double check the county listing before adding a new cemetery. You might save yourself a lot of time and trouble.

I'm more than glad to make any correction, update or transfers that pass my way. Please use the Edit (Suggest a Correction) tab on the memorials, as this makes things go faster and easier for me.

Also, any changes that are sent to me, I take at face value so please don't send me a list of sources that prove who the parents are or where they were born. I'm not the DAR or a school teacher who double checks for accuracy. What you send me is what I enter.

I really hate to do this, but from now on, I WILL NOT do any transfers or updates that come to me on the message board. I've had too many requests that have errors in them and this just slows everything down. Please, please please use the EDIT tabs on the memorials. This is what it was designed and set up for so please use it. Also, it has gotten to the point that I will no longer respond to transfer requests or up-date requests that are sent to me here on the Message Board or by e-mail. I will only make changes that come to me via EDIT/SUGGEST A CORRECTION. Thanks.
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Don Ort
Francis Hilliard Headstone Photo
David, thanks so much for the great photo of Francis Hilliard's headstone. I appreciate your time and effort.
Added by Don Ort on Aug 29, 2014 6:28 PM
J. Paul Hawthorne
Thank You!
David, Thank you very much for the picture you took of Earl Porter's marker in Houston.
Added by J. Paul Hawthorne on Aug 29, 2014 8:19 AM
Lynn Hotchkiss
Billy Joe Stevens
Thank you so much for photographing Bill's headstone!
Added by Lynn Hotchkiss on Aug 29, 2014 7:36 AM
Dee78639n Braly
Martha Killough - Rose Hill
David - thanks so much for the photo of the gravestone at Rose Hill of Martha Blalock Killough. We send our best wishes to you and sincere appreciation for your fine work with Find-a-Grave.
Deen Braly - Find A Grave ID 47610288
Added by Dee78639n Braly on Aug 29, 2014 7:21 AM
Monte Rogers
Photo Requests in Tulia & Littlefield
Thanks for the headstone photos in the Tulia cemetery. And also for the Terrell's photos in Littlefield that were done less that 20 hours after I put in the request!!!
Added by Monte Rogers on Aug 28, 2014 10:01 PM
Terry Echols
RE: Reginald Edgar Echols, Sr
Excellent. Thank you.
Added by Terry Echols on Aug 28, 2014 6:41 AM
RE: Bessie Welch Brothers
Thank you!
Added by Terry on Aug 28, 2014 5:05 AM
Bessie Welch Brothers
May I use her gravestone photo in my Family Tree? She was married to my 2nd cousin 3x removed. I will gladly give you credit for the photo. Thank you so much, Terry
Added by Terry on Aug 27, 2014 6:55 PM
Wan Smith
Currey memorials
David, I truly do thank you for the transfer of my grandparents/Addie Maple Finley Currey and John Coke Currey, Sr.'s memorials.
Added by Wan Smith on Aug 25, 2014 2:04 PM
Terry Echols
RE: Reginald Edgar Echols, Sr
Thanks for the marker image. Was there not one for his wife or any other Echols there?

I'm trying to map the whole of the Echols line. Sometimes I don't know who else may be in the same cemetery.
Added by Terry Echols on Aug 25, 2014 10:23 AM
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