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William Roha (#47313371)
 member for 4 years, 3 months, 24 days
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Submitting a SAC ("Suggest a Correction" on the Edit tab) is ONLY way to give me the information I need for corrections or transfer requests. I will not make changes from public messages. Please don't make me turn off public messages. (Public messages don't have the necessary links to do changes efficiently.)

I am giving priority to edits done the "new" (Dec 2013) way using the individual options for dates, names, etc. rather than the old-style "Suggest any other correction or addition". I recognize the deficiency of not being able to add a note to me with the new-style. The beta testers lobbied to have that removed. If you think it should be restored, go to the forums and lobby for it.

I have entered a number of memorials from cemetery registers. I know these are incomplete (and possibly incorrect.) You may send SACs as fast and frequently as you like. You do NOT need to limit yourself to 20/week or any fixed number per day.

I am more than willing to consider the transfer of any memorials I have entered to others who have a closer relationship, especially if the intent is to improve the data here instead of just collecting relatives. Please state your relationship in the SAC when requesting a transfer. If you can't put the relationship in words, perhaps I should retain management of the memorial until someone more closely related requests it. I'm looking for an exact relationship, not "my great-grandmother was a Smith". (If you want management simply to consolidate your relatives, take a look at Virtual Cemeteries as a way to do this.)

And please don't tell me the reason you want management is so you can link to parents and spouse. It makes me think you either don't know how to use Suggest a Correction to request such updates or you doubt my ability to create the link.

Again, please don't send corrections to my e-mail. Use the Edit/Suggest a Correction on the memorial.

I (may) have removed my e-mail from normal display since that seems to be the only way to avoid having transfer requests or other corrections sent directly to that address. If you want to contact me for another reason, I use gmail and my ID there is billroha.

I normally make changes from Suggest a Correction within 24 hours. Sometimes it may be longer if I'm on an extended trip. If it gets near the 30-day maximum time, feel free to send another Suggest a Correction.

Earlham Cemetery photographs:
At one point local photographers had whittled the list down to 10 requests.
11/22/12 - 374
12/20/12 - 151
3/29/13 - 194
3/31/13 - 154
8/26/13 - 194
(Another contributor has photographed every memorial at Earlham Cemetery and is now in the long process of adding them. Once he finishes, I may take another look at checking out any remaining photo requests.)

Willliam updates
A pet peeve is misspelling "William". As of March 3, there were 1713 with 3Ls instead of 2. I sent updates for all of them. Status is:
3/11 911 pending, 7 declined
(The declined are from people who couldn't see there was a change. When explained to them, the change was made.)

From the Find A Grave FAQs:
What are your memorial naming conventions?

Suffixes and Prefixes do not belong in any Name Field.

Maiden Name
Maiden name of a married individual, if known (otherwise leave blank)

I naively assumed that knowing the FindAGrave standards for names would make a difference to some. Lesson learned. For those who care:

FindAGrave naming conventions

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Jennie Smith
Thank you for the memorial transfer of Jennie Smith, it is greatly appreciated. Thank you for all the work you do on Find A Grave.
Added by nmbo on Oct 10, 2014 6:33 AM
Marshall Glen Vaden

I appreciate your prompt attention to the edits of Marshall Glen Vaden's memorial.

Added by MSL on Sep 24, 2014 12:09 PM
Barbara Long
Margaret Isabel Nelson Limber
Hello Mr. Roha,
Thank you so much for the transfer of Margaret. I really appreciate it.
Best regards,
Barbara Long
Added by Barbara Long on Sep 18, 2014 11:47 AM
E. Evans
Thank you so much for managing the edits. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. :)
Added by JMiller on Sep 10, 2014 6:53 AM
Delia Underwood
andrew combs
You sent me a message about Andrew combs death yr was incorrect
do you have a picture of his headstone stating that
Added by Delia Underwood on Sep 03, 2014 6:43 AM
Cindy Frederick Walker
Headstone picture
Added by Cindy Frederick Walker on Aug 24, 2014 10:36 PM
SFC USA RET Duffie & Kathy
Infant Of David Ogle
Thought you had taken them from cemetery marker record? Mayby they belong in the Bio.
Added by SFC USA RET Duffie & Kath... on Aug 24, 2014 12:11 PM
Mamie Presley Williams Thornbug
Thank you so much for transferring this memorial (ID#71740252) to my care. It means the world to me! Be blessed!
Added by Benae on Aug 24, 2014 12:53 AM
Douglas Custard
RE: Birth date of Dora Marion Custard
The 1900 U.S. Federal Census for Dora (Custard) Hoodhas the correct month(June), but the wrong year (1874). Her birth year is 1873. The Custard Family Bible states that Dora was born on 16 June 1873. I will added the Births page of the Bible to her Memorial. I made a photo of it.
Added by Douglas Custard on Aug 23, 2014 4:27 PM
Douglas Custard
RE: Birth date of Dora Marion Custard
No. The Custard Family Bible states that Dora Marion Custard was born in 1873. I think Dora liked lie about her age.
Added by Douglas Custard on Aug 23, 2014 9:53 AM
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