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Samantha (#46860188)
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Bio Photo I send out 50 corrections a day so if you email me, please remind me which memorial we are talking about.

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

A duplicate is the copy. Even if it has more information, or if it's your relative, or if it has a photo.
The one in the correct cemetery wins no matter how old it is.
If you don't get it, you are on the wrong site.
I wish I could see her face-
I requested she delete her duplicate. I offered to transfer the original to her after the duplicate was gone. She sent me a snotty message refusing. I had her duplicate merged into the original. Now she's got nothin' but her bad attitude to keep her company.
ya know . . some stones in the cemetery are NOT headstones. Sometimes they are just big rocks, or a stone designating the family area, accompanied by individual stones for the individual graves, or a monument for the pioneers or veterans section. You can put some of those photos on each of the family members' memorials if they apply. The rocks . . . well sometimes a rock is just a rock.

Not every building in the cemetery is a Mausoleum. Making a memorial for the shovel shed shows you aren't paying attention.
I am VERY interested in transferring memorials to folks who will actually work on them. I am working on other people's abandoned memorials. I check those memorials for flowers left by relatives so I can offer to transfer to them. It makes my day. However . . .

TRANSFER REQUESTS posted here on my wall will be ignored. Use the 'edit' tab.
TRANSFER REQUESTS from people who have duplicates will be ignored. Clean up your mess.
TRANSFER REQUESTS from people with several "burial unknown" memorials that are not cremains will be ignored. Put things where they belong.
LINKS to "burial unknown" that are not cremains will be ignored. This isn't your scrap book, it's a website called FIND A GRAVE. Go find it, then add it.
TRANSFER REQUESTS from people stating they only transfer within Find A Grave guidelines . . . eh . . . live by the sword, die by the sword.
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.

A year later the cemetery is really taking shape with so much help from so many people. I can't begin to thank everyone for; spending hours in the cemetery fulfilling photo requests, contributing obituaries, spending countless hours looking at indexes to send me edits, matching the memorials of individual body parts with the memorial for the rest of the body, taking entire families off my hands to work on even if they weren't relatives, and pointing out the duplicates to eradicate. Oh the thousands of duplicates. It was mind boggling.

My special thanks go to the people who have helped me do an intense search on memorials when their relatives in Italy email me requesting any information I can find.

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.
What makes me smile?
*Seeing a duplicate disappear.
*Seeing a duplicate maker disappear.
*Memorials that have men with maiden names.
What makes me laugh out loud?
*Getting a transfer request sent to my email with no memorial number, no last name, and no member number.
ha ha It made me laugh again just telling you about it.
What makes me wonder?
*Seeing a contributor's bio with all the information needed to fill out a credit card application. Can you say "identity theft"?
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Danielle O
RE: Sarah Simpson
Unfortunately i don't believe there is a actual sign, i dont remember seeing one yesterday when i was out there but i could be wrong. In the next couple of day i hope to be going to another cemetery located off of Keefer rd and ill run by and see if there is one.
Added by Danielle O on Apr 27, 2015 11:48 AM
Barbara Chesley
Squibb's in Redwood Cemetery
Hi Samantha,
Thank you for transfering Samuel Squibb to me, I would be happy to have Malinda Squibb also, as I have her maiden name and most of her dates.
Memorial #15532691
Added by Barbara Chesley on Apr 04, 2015 2:58 PM
Darlene Algeo Jones
RE: Your messages to people
In the guidelines its called "ethics" "giving credit due where credit is due"

In the guidelines its called, Do Not copy obituary notices from newspapers or funeral homes or web sites to an individual's memorial record unless you have permission from the newspaper.

In the guidelines it requests that you be within 4 generations to the individual of person.

In the guidelines it requests that you NEVER create a duplicate memorial.

So yes, I've read the guidelines, you go ahead give the transfer, wait a few months, go back, see what happened to your hard work.

Experience of the past, is the best lesson

darlene algeo jones
Added by Darlene Algeo Jones on Apr 04, 2015 6:20 AM
RE: Marjorie
Hey, thanks for catching that! I'm not sure what happened or why I chose LA because my tree clearly says SF. Sorry about that... :)

Added by suerhf on Mar 31, 2015 5:30 PM
Re: Florence R Ragle
Thank you for the info on Amos Ragle. I thought he was probably the husband of Florence, but I had not been able to prove it. Thanks again.
Added by Darlene on Mar 24, 2015 8:36 AM
Carla McClasky
Charles Arthur
I also added James Edward Arthur. He was on the same stone.

Find A Grave Memorial# 144053511
Added by Carla McClasky on Mar 22, 2015 11:29 PM
Dudley Petty
RE: Addie Steinius
Thanks for your help.
Added by Dudley Petty on Mar 20, 2015 6:00 PM
Kristi Bigham
RE: Russell Helmer
Samantha, There is also a temporary type marker (cement slab with a metal nameplate)for Irma Helmer. Are you interested in having that photo also?
Added by Kristi Bigham on Mar 20, 2015 2:32 PM
Thank you!
Appreciate your help!
Added by cbb on Mar 18, 2015 12:03 PM
RE: Oh my
Thanks so much Sam. Why do some people have to be such jerks when they are the ones dupliccating the stuff and then using your picture to boot. LOL
Added by Josway on Mar 18, 2015 4:20 AM
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