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David Sifford (#46564332)
 member for 12 years, 8 months, 25 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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RE: Re: Nellie Marie Sailor
Hi, I made a note of the situation on the memorial. Thanks for your help in trying to find her but my searches have turned up nothing. The photo request looks to have been dropped already. Thanks again for your efforts.
Added by Capt on Oct 12, 2015 12:50 PM
Cindi Southall
Pearlie Florence Allen
Thank you so much for your time, and for the photo of headstone
that I requested. I really appreciate it. Would you mind if I use the photo on my ancestry tree?
Added by Cindi Southall on Oct 11, 2015 10:01 PM
Denny Carlisle
Rose Carlile
David - A belated thanks for the gravestone photo for Stella "Rose" (Gilbert) Carlile in the Dreamland Cemetery. Denny Carlisle
Added by Denny Carlisle on Oct 11, 2015 9:21 PM
Lionel Stegall
Sudie Jones photo
David, Your time spent on Sudie's gravemarker photo is very much appreciated. Lionel
Added by Lionel Stegall on Oct 11, 2015 8:19 PM
Lionel Stegall
K. Jones photo
David, Thank you so much for using your time to take K. Jones's gravemarker photo for me. Lionel
Added by Lionel Stegall on Oct 11, 2015 8:15 PM
Cleta J.
I want to let you know that J. doesn't stand for Josephine. Her parents named her Cleta J. There wasn't a place in the edit form to leave a message so I'm leaving it here.

Elizabeth Webster
Added by Elizabeth on Oct 11, 2015 3:09 PM
Ellen Locker
A. J. Anderson
Thank you so much for your help. Ellen
Added by Ellen Locker on Oct 11, 2015 1:01 PM
Corine Martin
RE: Re: Larry Gene Head
I don't want to put anything on that you don't want on. You're doing a splendid job here.
Added by Corine Martin on Oct 11, 2015 10:35 AM
John Blakemore Sellers
East Mound Cemetery
Thank you for taking the photographs of Ludwell Harris, Mattie Cartwright Harris, Samuel and Clara Golightly.
Added by John Blakemore Sellers on Oct 11, 2015 9:28 AM
L Beacon
Memorial# 67881341
Thank you so much for taking the time to locate and photograph the memorial it is greatly appreciated. I would like to ask your permission to use the nice photo you took (with proper credit) for a WWII project I am working on, I hope you will not mind, please let me know if OK. Thanks again for all your efforts, Cheers!
Added by L Beacon on Oct 08, 2015 5:41 PM
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