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David McInturff (#47179039)
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Bio Photo I was born and raised and work in northern Virginia. I'm a 65 year old Federal Government employee with 42 years of service. Almost ten years after its inception, I found this site quite by accident when a co-worker asked me to help him at lunch time take a photograph of a headstone that was overgrown with bushes. After that, I was hooked fulfilling photo requests, primarily at nearby Arlington National Cemetery.

Then it occurred to me that this would be a great place (free (thus far)) to document my family tree for all to see, which would be based on the extensive genealogical research that my aunt has been doing for the past 15 to 20 years. This project of linking thousands of memorials is going to take a very long time (if it's at all possible) to complete due to several memorial creators, totally unrelated to my family, who will neither transfer ownership nor respond to SAC edits. That is not to say that all memorial creators are like that. Indeed, most are very gracious and totally responsive, and for that, I whole-heartedly thank them.

If I have a memorial for one of your relatives or even someone else whose memorial you're willing to maintain, I'll gladly transfer ownership upon request. Please make your transfer request via the edit tab on the memorial page, and then SAC. I don't understand the reasoning behind many members wanting to hold on to memorials of folks they have no relation to, genetic or otherwise, when there are people willing to maintain them. Findagrave's guidelines are just that, guidelines. The logic behind the beyond-the-two-generation and non-direct-line transfer request guideline from multiple members is specious at best; those requesters would be related and should be able to work out maintenance issues better than the unrelated memorial creator.

You have my permission to use any of my photos, as long as you include attribution. (Please don't ask, just use them.)
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Linda
Nolan Raymond Lego Jr.
Hi David! Am researching the Lego family from PA, basically the Harrisburg area. Just found Nolan and am sitting here with chills learning of his death. Just want to thank you and let you know how much I appreciate your efforts! Linda
Added by Linda on Apr 19, 2015 8:56 AM
Steven M
William B. Hughes (#52042496)
Thanks for the photograph.
Added by Steven M on Apr 19, 2015 7:32 AM
Greg Volk
Thanks for the photos of the Bjellands
Hi David. Great work. You are a big help to my research.
Added by Greg Volk on Apr 18, 2015 11:05 AM
Michael Mussinan
Justin Allen Holmes
David,

Thanks for taking and posting the photos for Justin's memorial. They're great! Justin is a cousin.

Appreciate it!
Michael Mussinan
Added by Michael Mussinan on Apr 15, 2015 9:49 AM
Susan
Dorothy & Kenneth Markwell photos
Thank you very much for making time to fulfill my photo requests. I appreciate you putting both photos on each memorial.
Added by Susan on Apr 15, 2015 5:48 AM
Shock
RE: Mary Frances McInturff Fahrney
Hi David,
So glad you like the picture, but, I took pictures of every stone in the cemetery, be patient and I will more than likely fill other requests if you have any others there.
Added by Shock on Apr 14, 2015 12:39 PM
Sean K.
RE: Photo requests at ANC
Dave-

Thank you for your message and your passion in helping families see their heroes and memorials in ANC.

When I first received your message, I thought I did something wrong or broke a rule. I looked into the rules of volunteering and contacted Find a Grave for clarification.

What I found was interesting. Like I said, I appreciate your passion, but I do not appreciate you and your group of volunteers making up rules that exclude new members. Actually, you broke the rules by taking pictures of the three requests that I had claimed.

Also it is not allowed for volunteers to have multiple accounts or profiles, which you do.

I am not looking to become a top contributor, but would like for time to time to honor heroes and their families request for a photo. It would appear that your group of volunteers have made this, by your rules and "claim" of ANC as "your territory" impossible.

I hope we can agree to serve those requests of family members with the honor and respect they deserve.

I hope this finds you well.

Sean Kirschner


Added by Sean K. on Apr 13, 2015 7:14 PM
JeMM
Hugh McInturff - Toms Brook
FYI - I recently stopped at Toms Brook Cemetery to double check for an individual stone for Hugh, but there is only a large McInturff upright stone and one flat stone for his wife. Maybe family members will add his name with DOB and DOD to the main stone or possibly add another flat stone for Hugh.
Added by JeMM on Apr 13, 2015 2:43 PM
Family Historian
Joseph Burton Webster
Hi
I discovered that the marker photos were available online and I downloaded and added them to the memorial. After doing so, I discovered that you had claimed the photo request. Sorry to pre-empt your kind offer.
Added by Family Historian on Apr 13, 2015 12:01 PM
Barbara Anne (Brownell) Potter
Garrison
Thank you for the great photo's and for your time.
Added by Barbara Anne (Brownell) P... on Apr 10, 2015 12:44 AM
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