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Ed Smith (#47100545)
 member for 5 years, 5 months, 3 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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Linda (Barnby) Hubbard
Thank you for adding the links! I appreciate it.
Added by Linda (Barnby) Hubbard on Jul 22, 2014 8:49 PM
History Buff
Asa Elmond Merry
Could you add a few more of his siblings

# Izetta Viola Merry # 98229782

# Addie Eliza Merry # 98230030

# Baby Boy Merry # 98229633
Added by History Buff on Jul 20, 2014 11:42 AM
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Asa Elmond Merry
Could you add # 40479940 as a sibling for Asa Merry which is Alfred Berce Merry ThankYou
Added by History Buff on Jul 20, 2014 11:32 AM
EvaLynn Holt
Accepting Edits for Evans family
Just wanted to say thank you for accepting the edits that I sent for the Evans family in Modesto, Stanislaus, California.
Added by EvaLynn Holt on Jul 18, 2014 11:51 AM
Sarah Mikkelsen Carson
Rowena Adeline Martin Alstrom
Thank you for making the edits.
Added by Sarah Mikkelsen Carson on Jul 14, 2014 10:37 AM
Thank You
Thank you so very much for your time and dedication. Viewing my uncle's grave marker was wonderful, but also a sweet sadness. It is sad as well as appalling that some people can be so nasty as you described in your introduction. I am very grateful for your work as others should be. God bless.
Added by Izzzy on Jun 07, 2014 2:48 AM
Pat Yoshi
Thank you, Ed!
Thanks for implementing my edits for my grand aunt and uncle, Babe and Pri Bennett in Turlock. Much appreciated!

Added by Pat Yoshi on Jun 02, 2014 7:42 PM
Joneta Burke
A Calling
Thank you for posting "A Calling". Catherine describes me perfectly, and how I feel about "My Calling". I have been searching cemeteries for 32 years, and any day in the cemetery is a good day.
Added by Joneta Burke on May 26, 2014 6:53 PM
Larry Tally
RE: Henry M. Maude-Roxby #57316539
Hi Ed,
Thanks for the reply. It took a little time to figure out. I appreciate you looking at it.
Added by Larry Tally on May 22, 2014 5:51 PM
RE: Re: Find A Grave Photos
I couldn't remember if I had thanked you for the permission to use your photos, so here is my heartfelt thanks. wrmcferrin
Added by wrmcferrin on May 17, 2014 12:47 PM
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