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Samantha (#46860188)
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Bio Photo I don't link to "unknown burials".
I transfer to folks who seem sincerely interested in their family & friends memorial.
I like to look up additional info for other people's memorials. More folks should hop off the 'flower' button and hop on a death index or the census to actually improve more memorials on the site.
Some free sites I find helpful:
CA birth index 1905-1995
CA death index 1905-1939
CA death index 1940-1997
Census and other indexes
Italian Cemetery Records
MO death certificates 1910-1962
San Francisco Mortuary index

On 28 JUL 2013 I was blessed to receive almost 45,000 abandoned memorials to work on in the Italian Cemetery in Colma, CA. On that day, my total went up to 49,973.
I want to thank all the photographers out there getting headstone photos on memorials so the rest of us can sit on the couch and 'visit' our relatives. You may never know just how grateful we are.
Find A Grave guideline;
How do I enter all married names for a woman's memorial when she was married more than once?
The 'last name' is the name that is on the headstone. Include other married names as part of the biography section. The 'maiden name' is only for her maiden name.
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Margaret Gagliardi
RE: Brenda Faye 23 Lashley, 8
Thanks so much for clarifying this. I did not go look at her memorial when you sent the request, and did not understand I needed to remove those numbers.
Thanks so much for helping me with this and I have removed those numbers. If you see anything else, just let me know. I am always happy to correct any errors.
Added by Margaret Gagliardi on Sep 02, 2015 6:59 AM
Bruce D. Rutherford
Levi Steely
I have added the 1870/80 census data.
Added by Bruce D. Rutherford on Sep 01, 2015 3:12 PM
Maria Martinez
Thomas Natole

You transferred Josephine Barca Licardo to me to maintain. Not sure what that entails. If there is something I need to do beside work on the memorial, would you let me know?

You can also transfer Thomas Natole and Maria C Natole as well. Hope this helps lighten your load.

Thanks for your help,

PS Will the photo request still be answered?
Added by Maria Martinez on Aug 30, 2015 12:58 PM
Ruben Motrich Troglia
RE: Photo request
Hi Samantha,
Michelle Giovanni Battista Troglia was bron in Nole Canavese, Piedmont, Italy. he was son of Francesco Troglia and Teresa Maddaleno. He migrated to USA with his siter Angela Troglia Mango. Up to my knowledge, he died single and with no children. Other siblings, Giuseppe Firmino Troglia (Find A Grave Memorial# 150126840), Elonora Troglia (Find A Grave Memorial# 150130938), Caterina Troglia Costa, Antonio Troglia, Lorenzo Troglia and Carlo Troglia, migrated to Argentina during the ending of the XIX century. I am a great grandson of Giuseppe Firmino Troglia and I would appreciate so much if you can provide me with any picture or information about that grave. Thanks so much in advance!
Added by Ruben Motrich Troglia on Aug 30, 2015 9:49 AM
Maria Martinez
RE: Photo request

Josephine's maiden name was Barca and she was born in San Francisco. Her parents' names were Samuel Barca and Mary Sidote (although the spelling varies by record. On her death certificate, it's spelled Sagotti. According to the birth index, it's Sidote.

I'm trying to research my family tree on my mom's side, Natole, and Josephine was her niece. With all the name spelling errors and changes, it's definitely a challenge.

Would be interested in any info you find on my cousin, Josephine.

Added by Maria Martinez on Aug 29, 2015 6:28 PM
Isabella Elizabeth Galliano
Thank you Samantha for posting my Great Great Grandmothers site.. I wanted to know how I can put in her birth and death Information and the place that she came from in Italy.. any Info greatly Apperciated. Thank You Kim Buck
Added by KIM BUCK on Aug 23, 2015 9:16 PM
Linda Tremonti
Lina Lauro Granata
Dear Samantha,
I want to thank you for transferring my Aunt Lina's memorial to my Find A Grave account.
I appreciate it very much.

Added by Linda Tremonti on Aug 19, 2015 1:49 PM
Linda Tremonti
Lina Lauro Granata
Added by Linda Tremonti on Aug 19, 2015 1:46 PM
joyce harris
RE: Brusatori in Italian Cemetery
Thank you yes I would like him and his family transfered I was hoping you were related to Brusatori and knew more about them. I have not been able to find out if the two families are related'
Added by joyce harris on Aug 08, 2015 9:34 PM
joyce harris
Baldasari Brusatori
Samantha, I have tried to find a connection to him for my Grandfather Felix (Amborse) Brusatori for a long time. My grandfather came from Lonate and when he first went to Calif., he went to Santa Barbara to a Guiseppi Brusatori in 1903. His wife Anna was a Simontacchi as was Baldasari, first wife. On the ships record of a trip to U.S. in 1902 he was going to San Francisco to a Brother in Law. He and his family settled in San Rafael, Ca. I do have them on Find A Grave
I have a tree on Ancestry and have made one for Baldasari to search for any clues. If you have done the ancestry for any Brusatori i would be interested to see it.
Thank you for any information

Joyce Harris
Added by joyce harris on Aug 08, 2015 7:46 PM
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