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Ed Smith (#47100545)
 member for 5 years, 6 months, 11 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.

When requesting a transfer, use the EDIT TAB on the memorial and state your relationship. If it falls within Find A Grave guidelines I will complete the transfer. If there is no relationship noted, the relationship is outside Find A Grave Guidelines or the request is posted on my profile page, it will be ignored and deleted.

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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Bobs your Uncle
Thank you so much for the transfer! Dad says hi!

Margaret Ballinger
Added by Bobs your Uncle on Aug 29, 2014 8:38 PM
Mary Jo Fellers Fraley
Donald Earl Fraley Memorial
Would you please transfer the memorial for Donald Earl Fraley in the Burwood Cemetery to me? He was my father-in-law. Thank you so much.

Mary Jo Fraley
# 47353083
Added by Mary Jo Fellers Fraley on Aug 25, 2014 10:48 PM
Deana Bechthold Lara
Thank you! I've been looking for Leah Bechthold (55781460) :)

Added by Deana Bechthold Lara on Aug 21, 2014 3:57 PM
Tis an old, old path
Photo of Lillie Pearl Johnson Smith
Hi, I see that you added a photo to Lillie Pearl Johnson Smith's memorial, 44224785. I was wondering if you would possibly be willing to send me a scanned copy of that photo via email.

I am working on my family tree and would love to be able to add the photo of Lillie to our tree. My husband's grandfather, Daniel Monroe Benson, was married to Lillie at the time of his death. If the photo of Lillie was cropped out of another photo, I would love to have the entire photo scan. The background looks a lot like a cropped photo we have of Daniel.

Please contact me at
Thanks so much, nj
Added by Tis an old, old path on Aug 18, 2014 6:32 PM
Rich Denton
RE: Management transfer.

Did you receive my message about you deleting yours ?
Added by Rich Denton on Aug 15, 2014 2:47 PM
Thank You
Thank you for transferring L B Dawson.
Also, thanks for all your hard and diligent work you do on find a grave.
Elaine Enderle
Added by EEnderle on Aug 12, 2014 8:11 PM
Thank You's
Thank you very much! I appreciate the effort you make for so many. I am just beginning here, and hope that I can pay it forward to many. I love the poem you posted: The Calling. Starr-
Added by Starr on Aug 11, 2014 11:46 PM
Thank you for the transfers of my family!
Added by Robin on Aug 10, 2014 7:56 AM
John L
Alfred Columbus Woolsey

Thank you for entrusting me to manage the Memorial of my G grandfather Alfred C. Woolsey.
I will take good care of it.

John Woolsey
Added by John L on Aug 07, 2014 4:23 PM
Beth Green Lackey
Thank you for watching over my loved ones over the years, and thank you for transferring the one's you could.
I will notify the family of my uncles and aunts to see if they will wright a memorial for them for you to add.
Thank you so very much.
Added by Beth Green Lackey on Jul 27, 2014 9:17 PM
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