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CindyS (#18484625)
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Bio Photo Like a lot of members I started with FindaGrave looking for my ancestors to preserve memories for future generations. I cannot begin to tell you how grateful I am for all the wonderful people that went out of their way to help me in fulfilling my quest. So I wanted to pay it forward and I found the best way I could do that is to work with veterans and their families. They have sacrificed so much to preserve our freedom and as a spouse of a NAVY veteran this is the least I could do. Since then I have been working with a wonderful group of volunteers adding and editing veteran memorials to the National Cemeteries.

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Known Burials verses Unknown Burials: Find a Grave guidelines clearly states a memorial with a correct known burial location will always be preferred over an unknown burial location and the final disposition should be determined and updated within 30 days. Based on these guidelines the memorial added to the right cemetery first may stay and the burial unknown or updated and placed in the known cemetery will be deleted regardless of the date that the memorial was added.

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Photos: I am happy to share my photos. Please feel free to use them.

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Duplicates: I have taken stewardship of some of IWPP's memorials. When his files were uploaded from a spreadsheet, existing memorials were missing information, so FindaGrave did not see his as duplications and they were added. If you come across one PLEASE do not use the Message Posts use the edit features to let me be aware of them.

There are so many other situations as to why or how duplicates happen but they should always try to be avoided. The only exception would be for Famous Memorials and Cenotaphs.

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Edits: Again please do not use the Message Posts for any changes or corrections. At times I do ask for sources as to where the information came from so please don't be offended if asked.

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Transfers: I have had many contributors asking to have the same memorial transferred to them. We cannot please everyone so I am only adhering to the four generation rule (siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren). As the guidelines state the goal is not to "own" every memorial of those to whom you are related. The ultimate goal should be to have meaningful, accurate memorials that honor those who have passed away, regardless of who created the memorial or who maintains it. A wonderful way to gather all your ancestors together and achieve that goal is by setting up a virtual cemetery.

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I would like to thank all contributors and photographers for all that you have done for me and for FindaGrave. You are very much appreciated!

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Carri Story
Harry G Spokowski
Could you please link the above mentioned person to his wife Matilda Spokowski who is also interned at Arlintgon. They are together there. I will also provide a link to the obit soon. Thank you!! This is my grandfather.

Carri Story
Added by Carri Story on Jun 02, 2015 10:50 AM
DHW
RE: Ella Louise White Wilkerson
Totally up to you. Ella is my husband's Aunt.
Added by DHW on Jun 01, 2015 5:25 AM
bill preston
Theodore J "Ted" Yund
Cindy, thank you for updating "Ted's memorial. I personally knew him, a real great person who survived Iwo Jima and married his nurse and had I believe 14 children and 40 grandchildren.
Added by bill preston on May 30, 2015 1:46 PM
bill preston
Robert Bob Cummings
Thanks of the transfer. I was at the cemetery this morning and got photos. Bill Preston
Added by bill preston on May 29, 2015 7:53 PM
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Robert Benjamin "Bob" Cummings
Thanks for doing the updates w/parents & nickname. He is my old friend. "Lest We Forget" - Bill Preston
Added by bill preston on May 28, 2015 6:35 PM
Jane Harriss Naus
RE: Battles Family
I'm so sorry you feel that way. I can assure you it was not my intention to arbitrarily make changes to annoy you. Unfortunately the link on the edit page does not allow for "source" info. Some of the info came from the ORIGINAL Cemetery Transcript of Battle Cemetery (dated May 7, 2000). Otherwise it came from info derived on www.ancestry.com.
I agree that it would make your life easier if there was a 'source' field - you should request that.
Jane Harriss Naus
Added by Jane Harriss Naus on May 28, 2015 6:09 PM
Eileen
RE: Ruth Waldo George
Thank you for understanding and taking care of the edits. I will move on to my next family mystery now. Eileen
Added by Eileen on May 28, 2015 8:25 AM
Eileen
RE: Ruth Waldo George
Cindy,
Her legal first name is Mabel, middle names Ruth Waldo, maiden name Thompson. Don't move yours as mine supersedes yours and according to her son he indeed had a cenotaph placed at Igo recently. Thank you in advance for correcting the memorial.
Eileen
Added by Eileen on May 28, 2015 7:36 AM
Pamela Rubert
RE: Flynn's and Candoo's in Fort Steuben
Ok thank you.
Added by Pamela Rubert on May 27, 2015 5:41 PM
washerertz
RE: Sgt Herbert Stephen Hinson
Yes, please do.

Thanks,

Bill
Added by washerertz on May 26, 2015 7:15 AM
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