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William Roha (#47313371)
 member for 5 years, 11 months, 29 days
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Out of town for 4 weeks. Will try to keep up with "new" edits submitted. If I don't get to them...they'll get updated in 21 days anyway. Will get caught up on "other edits" when I get back.

Submitting a SAC ("Suggest a Correction" on the Edit tab) is ONLY way to give me the information I need for corrections or transfer requests. I will not make changes from public messages. Please don't make me turn off public messages. (Public messages don't have the necessary links to do changes efficiently.)

I am giving priority to edits done the "new" (Dec 2013) way using the individual options for dates, names, etc. rather than the old-style "Suggest any other correction or addition". I recognize the deficiency of not being able to add a note to me with the new-style. The beta testers lobbied to have that removed. If you think it should be restored, go to the forums and lobby for it.

I have entered a number of memorials from cemetery registers. I know these are incomplete (and possibly incorrect.) You may send SACs as fast and frequently as you like. You do NOT need to limit yourself to 20/week or any fixed number per day.

I am more than willing to consider the transfer of any memorials I have entered to others who have a closer relationship, especially if the intent is to improve the data here instead of just collecting relatives. Please state your relationship in the SAC when requesting a transfer. If you can't put the relationship in words, perhaps I should retain management of the memorial until someone more closely related requests it. I'm looking for an exact relationship, not "my great-grandmother was a Smith". (If you want management simply to consolidate your relatives, take a look at Virtual Cemeteries as a way to do this.)

And please don't tell me the reason you want management is so you can link to parents and spouse. It makes me think you either don't know how to use Suggest a Correction to request such updates or you doubt my ability to create the link.

Again, please don't send corrections to my e-mail. Use the Edit/Suggest a Correction on the memorial.

I (may) have removed my e-mail from normal display since that seems to be the only way to avoid having transfer requests or other corrections sent directly to that address. If you want to contact me for another reason, I use gmail and my ID there is billroha.

I normally make changes from Suggest a Correction within 24 hours. Sometimes it may be longer if I'm on an extended trip. If it gets near the 30-day maximum time, feel free to send another Suggest a Correction.

Earlham Cemetery photographs:
At one point local photographers had whittled the list down to 10 requests.
11/22/12 - 374
12/20/12 - 151
3/29/13 - 194
3/31/13 - 154
8/26/13 - 194
(Another contributor has photographed every memorial at Earlham Cemetery and is now in the long process of adding them. Once he finishes, I may take another look at checking out any remaining photo requests.)

Willliam updates
A pet peeve is misspelling "William". As of March 3, there were 1713 with 3Ls instead of 2. I sent updates for all of them. Status is:
3/11 911 pending, 7 declined
(The declined are from people who couldn't see there was a change. When explained to them, the change was made.)

From the Find A Grave FAQs:
What are your memorial naming conventions?

Suffixes and Prefixes do not belong in any Name Field.

Maiden Name
Maiden name of a married individual, if known (otherwise leave blank)

I naively assumed that knowing the FindAGrave standards for names would make a difference to some. Lesson learned. For those who care:

FindAGrave naming conventions

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Messages left for William Roha (1002)[Leave Message]
Please remove my uncle from your Find A Grave account. My family tree on Find A Grave for John Wiley Thompson is correct regardless what his gravestone says.

Wayne Thompson
Added by LLThompson on Jun 28, 2016 7:00 PM
Pitit Fi
I requested some edits. I found most of the information on his death certificate. If you need it, I will send it. Let me know. I did find his place of birth on his WWII draft registration. Thanks for taking care of the edits.
Added by Pitit Fi on Jun 25, 2016 2:21 PM
Dana Mason
Memorial Transfer
Please transfer my relatives Memorial# 73895745 to me. Thanks.
Added by Dana Mason on Jun 24, 2016 4:51 PM
Ken Crumbly
Memorial transfer
Please transfer my Mother's site to me.

Her # 71673618
Mine R 57686920

Ken Crumbly
Added by Ken Crumbly on Jun 24, 2016 7:41 AM
Michael R Miller
RE: Thanks for the (William) Joseph Springer

You're welcome, glad to do it!

Added by Michael R Miller on Jun 08, 2016 8:59 PM
Burke Stoughton
william J Springer
In regard to your message for William J. Springer...Yes, I got the data from the Index of burials at the following link: Holy Name Cemetery (Post-1900)

Do you suppose his name is William Joseph Springer???


Find A Grave contributor William Roha has made a suggestion to you regarding your Find A Grave memorial for Joseph Springer.
Link to memorial:
Link to contributor profile:

Their suggestion:
Is this the same person as

Since you have a first name of Joseph, I'm guessing you got the information from something other than the tombstone.

I know yours is first...just trying to untangle a relative.
Added by Burke Stoughton on Jun 08, 2016 2:19 PM
Stephen Patrick
tried to send correction but rejected
I tried to forward you a correction for Edwin C Galloway and wife Eileen in the East View Cemetery in Rome GA ... system kept asking me to check the I am not a robot box ... but that did not appear on the screen ... maybe it is only a glitch, but i did try multiple times to send
Added by Stephen Patrick on Jun 07, 2016 12:47 PM
Jeanette Bailey Hunt
Hello William, I would like to correct your statement that Jeanette (memorial #66409412)is buried with 1st husband Clifford Hunt. She was married to Banta 1st and they divorced. She then married Hunt and is buried with him. Thank you, Rose
Added by Rose on Jun 04, 2016 2:35 PM
Read the obit for Terry Bryant and see if you can make any connection with William Albert and his wife. The obit says Mellie Combs Bryant was his mother, and I'm not sure if the person on the marker would be her. Thanks
Added by Combs26 on May 25, 2016 7:05 PM
RE: Name on this picture doesn't match the memorial.
HI William,

Thank you so much for informing me of the wrong picture on the memorial, it has been removed.

Thank you for all your hard work!

Added by DSON1492 on May 05, 2016 11:40 AM
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