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Ed Smith (#47100545)
 member for 7 years, 10 months, 29 days
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I have met many wonderful people on Find A Grave. Thanks to all the contributors for all you have done and continue to do. Thanks everyone for all the suggested corrections, and extra information provided to me.

Unfortunately, there have been a number of individuals who do not understood that we are volunteers, who have been rude, who have been otherwise abusive or who have been frankly bizarre. Because of this, I will follow the Find A Grave guidelines. It is about the hunt, not the numbers. But dealing with some of the Find A Grave members and interlopers, I have learned to follow the guidelines.

I am always happy to to update or correct memorials but PLEASE use the "EDIT" tab on individual memorials to suggest information corrections or additions. This sends a direct link to the memorial as well as your own profile page. If a request is left on my profile page it will be ignored and deleted. I just don't have the time to search for the individual memorial and then make the update.

If you discover that I have made a mistake or created a duplicate later than one you created, please use the Edit tab and send me the correction and I will delete the duplicate immediately. And please be nice. A simple request is all I ask. I strive to have my memorials as accurate as possible, but I am human and I will make mestakes.

I will only transfer listings of one's direct relatives within four generations as defined in Find A Grave Guidelines. This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents. Simply having someone in your family tree is not grounds for a management transfer request. Consider using the Virtual Cemetery feature. It's an easy way to collect all of your ancestors either in one big VC or you can have several VCs for various family lines.

What calls us to find the ancestors? It goes beyond a simple curiosity. We are taken over, compelled, as if possessed by something bigger than us that is begging to be revealed. There is one of us in most every family, called to be the scribe. I am but one of the many in the long line of storytellers of our clan. Like others I am called to gather and assemble the ancestorsóto breathe life back into them as far back as we can reach. We take what we find and chronicle the facts of their existence, remembering their names and who they were and what they did. They are the sum of who we are, for without them, we would not exist. We greet those who came before us, restoring their place in the familial line. We scribe their stories and their histories. We search for them in public libraries, county records, and weed-filled or well-kept cemeteries. We comb through yellowed newspapers, family archives, and lovely old letters and photo albums. We find them! And in finding themówe find ourselves.
Catherine (Clemens) Sevenau, Sep 2009
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Messages left for Ed Smith (39)[Leave Message]
Thanks for correcting Elward Logan Hall's memorial
Thanks for fixing Elward Logan Hall's birthdate and posting his WWI draft registration on his memorial.

I don't know how you find the time to do all you do for find a grave and still make the edits in a timely manner!

I am glad to be your relative. You have done so much for our family records.

I wish you could have been at General James Smith's War of 1812 ceremony. It would have been nice to meet you in person!

Have a wonderful year!
Sandra Smith Gwilliam
Added by Sandyscouter on Jan 12, 2017 2:03 AM
Linda Barker Cornell
I read your note about people and their expectations and I sent my correction via edit! But I wanted to thank you for all the work you do and let you know it is appreciated.
Linda Barker Cornell
Hesperia, California
Added by Linda Barker Cornell on Jan 11, 2017 5:04 PM
Story Chaser
Eva Mae Davis Malone 38865555

I am sorry, on my previous request for a transfer of Eva Mae Davis Malone I attached the incorrect number.

Here is the correct information;
Eva Mae Davis Malone 38865555

Thank you,
Story Chaser
Added by Story Chaser on Jan 08, 2017 11:51 AM
Kevin Towns
RR Nichol and WR Mensinger
Is there an explanation of why Robert Royce Nichol and William Robert Mensinger Jr. share the same burial plot and headstone? It seems peculiar seeing as they died 45 year apart. I know RR Nichol's daughter Jane was the wife of WR Mensinger. Is it possible she had them buried in the same plot?
Added by Kevin Towns on Jan 07, 2017 6:20 PM
B Wernex
Claude Henry Kauffman
I am hoping you can share with me any photos you may have of Claude as a teen or adult. I have the childhood photo with his siblings. This is very important to me, as I am his illegitimate daughter and was put up for adoption. I am a Kauffman thru and thru. Hope you can help.
Added by B Wernex on Jan 07, 2017 2:06 PM
Terri Rickert
Amanda Gusta Garrison. FAG # 57314569
Hello Ed

Thank you for the info about having the wrong Amanda.

I am very confused now.

I have written heaps of info about Clinton James Garrison & his two wives, children ect.

But it is a full page (bit like War & Peace the book).

Would I be able to email it to you, to see if you can figure what I have done wrong & where?

My email address is:

Thank you very much for your time & help.

Very Grateful

Terri Rickert
Added by Terri Rickert on Jan 01, 2017 5:56 PM
Susie Smith Watson
Otto Arther Smith
I'm so very grateful to you for handing my grandfather grave over it means the world to me. You are a true blessing.
Thank You Your Friend Susie Smith Watson

Added by Susie Smith Watson on Dec 29, 2016 12:51 AM
Doug & Marilyn Parman
Mary Catherine Bard

Thanks for the info, added it in.

Added by Doug & Marilyn Parman on Dec 22, 2016 6:41 PM
DU Phillips
RE: Amanda (Johnson) Westbrook #54811988
Maybe she was a ROSE then married a Johnson. I searched but could not find a marriage record as such. The only one I found was her as a Johnson.
Thanks for your time and effort..."DU"
Added by DU Phillips on Dec 17, 2016 5:33 AM
Vondral Terry
I would like to thank you, for the picture of the Headstone you took for me. It's wonderful that you
Added by Mimi on Dec 15, 2016 9:40 PM
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