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Ed Smith (#47100545)
 member for 6 years, 10 days
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I have met many wonderful people on Find A Grave. Thanks to all the contributors for all you have done and continue to do. Thanks everyone for all the suggested corrections, and extra information provided to me.

Unfortunately, there have been a number of individuals who do not understood that we are volunteers, who have been rude, who have been otherwise abusive or who have been frankly bizarre. Because of this, I will follow the Find A Grave guidelines. It is about the hunt, not the numbers. But dealing with some of the Find A Grave members and interlopers, I have learned to follow the guidelines.

I am always happy to to update or correct memorials but PLEASE use the "EDIT" tab on individual memorials to suggest information corrections or additions. This sends a direct link to the memorial as well as your own profile page. If a request is left on my profile page it will be ignored and deleted. I just don't have the time to search for the individual memorial and then make the update.

If you discover that I have made a mistake or created a duplicate later than one you created, please use the Edit tab and send me the correction and I will delete the duplicate immediately. And please be nice. A simple request is all I ask. I strive to have my memorials as accurate as possible, but I am human and I will make mestakes.

I will only transfer listings of one's direct relatives within four generations as defined in Find A Grave Guidelines. This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents. Simply having someone in your family tree is not grounds for a management transfer request. Consider using the Virtual Cemetery feature. It's an easy way to collect all of your ancestors either in one big VC or you can have several VCs for various family lines.

What calls us to find the ancestors? It goes beyond a simple curiosity. We are taken over, compelled, as if possessed by something bigger than us that is begging to be revealed. There is one of us in most every family, called to be the scribe. I am but one of the many in the long line of storytellers of our clan. Like others I am called to gather and assemble the ancestorsóto breathe life back into them as far back as we can reach. We take what we find and chronicle the facts of their existence, remembering their names and who they were and what they did. They are the sum of who we are, for without them, we would not exist. We greet those who came before us, restoring their place in the familial line. We scribe their stories and their histories. We search for them in public libraries, county records, and weed-filled or well-kept cemeteries. We comb through yellowed newspapers, family archives, and lovely old letters and photo albums. We find them! And in finding themówe find ourselves.
Catherine (Clemens) Sevenau, Sep 2009
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RE: Kathryn & Phillip Ranzo
Mr. Smith.....I thank you for your service as a police officer in one of the most dangerous cities in the state. I knew Kathy very well and a nicer person would be very hard to imagine. I just went completely numb when my sister told me that Kathy had passed away and how to she died, horrific. It is too bad that your weapon didn't spontaneously discharge when it was in the presence of Kathy's killer. Just my honest thought Sir. Thank you for posting the little story I wrote.
Added by Justaheinz on Feb 25, 2015 12:42 PM
Susan Sykes
Millie Chandler
i just found your post of my husband's grandmother, Millie Chandler. I just wanted to thank you for your work on Find A Grave.
Susan Sykes
Lincoln, CA
Added by Susan Sykes on Jan 31, 2015 7:07 PM
RE: Jeff & Mary Chapman; Joseph & Rose Lewis
Thank you so much for caring for my grandparents' memorials all these years. And thank you, also, for the kind messages you left for them and for me. Your kindness, generosity, diligence and dedication will surely be rewarded and is most appreciated by all family historians who visit your well maintained memorials. Thank you so much for transferring my loved ones to my care. I can't express how much this means to me.
Added by sanjlewis on Jan 20, 2015 5:07 PM
Jackie Corvey Campbell
55781132 Hiram Kenison

Can you check to see if there is a marker for Hiram Kenison?

Thank you,
Added by Jackie Corvey Campbell on Jan 19, 2015 10:00 AM
Joan Akers
RE: Leverett Lamont Smith 80123551
Thank you for all your diligent work on the Find A Grave website. I researched more with the info and believe Carol Skelton is Leverett's daughter. I really appreciate your reply. Joan
Added by Joan Akers on Jan 18, 2015 3:00 AM
Thomas Earl Thorp
Thanks, Ed, for the photo. Your help greatly appreciated.
Bill Howard
Added by Howard on Jan 04, 2015 10:44 AM
Connie Saculla
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Keep up all your great work Ed !
Appreciate all you do,
Connie Saculla in Stockton
Added by Connie Saculla on Dec 17, 2014 12:59 PM
Sherry Wolford Bell
RE: Question
I have no idea how he got from Kentucky to Cali so I am a bit surprised, but thank you so much for the information. I will follow up on it further now and get this documented.

Thank you very much!
Added by Sherry Wolford Bell on Dec 17, 2014 1:35 AM
Jennifer Hamilton
Your Fallen Offier VC
Hello again,
For your Fallen Officer VC - Brad Crawford #89011963. He, my husband, and I worked together for years and I was working the night he was killed by the male half of a domestic disturbance. It doesn't seem like it's been 10 years already. Jen
Added by Jennifer Hamilton on Dec 13, 2014 11:37 PM
Jennifer Hamilton
Frank Padgett
Thank you so much for the transfer. I sincerely appreciate it and you. Jen
Added by Jennifer Hamilton on Dec 13, 2014 11:31 PM
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