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Ed Smith (#47100545)
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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.
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Kayla Snyder
Peter A Anderson
Ed Smith - We have one more grand parent to add to this list of memorials we wish to update. Peter Anton Anderson was the immigrant grandfather from Sweden, Aner Edger's father. We wish to to his page also, much to tell in that memorial, since he was one of the first people to enter Ellis Island in 1892. Of course, he was just a baby, but still exciting. He came over with his parents, settled in Ohio for awhile, before venturing to California. I will remove the adds so there is room for his story, we will be very pleased to do his too.

Kayla & Syd Snyder
Kayla Snyder Find A Grave # 47368227
Peter A Anderson Find A Grave# - 55755926
Added by Kayla Snyder on Sep 11, 2014 8:08 PM
Kayla Snyder
Nan Crane looney & Byod G Looney
My husband and I are planning on updating family Find A Grave Memorials next week while we are on vacation. We will have the time to do this and we need to concentrate on my husband's side of the family. Nan & Boyd were his grand parents. We will treat the memorials with great respect, they were both dearly loved by all their children and grand children. Boyd was Nan's second husband, but was accepted immediately into the family the father or grandfather they did not have before. It would be a privilege to write these memorials.

Kayla & Syd Snyder
My Find A Grave # is: 47368227
Nan's is - 57571321
Boyd's is - 57571319
Added by Kayla Snyder on Sep 11, 2014 7:13 PM
B. Pierson
Raymond Rodden
I have been in contact with a Raymond Rodden Jr.'s son, he lives in Oroville, Ca. And was adopted when he was very young to a Melgoza family, he is asking for info on his Rodden side of the family that includes Charles, can you lend a hand and help me find info for him, my grandpa and his grandpa were brothers and sons to Charles, look forward to hearing from you, Bobby
Added by B. Pierson on Sep 11, 2014 5:06 PM
pamela west
Kinser memorials
Thanks for the updates, and sorry about the weird posts that I left that precede this - don't know why there are there:)

Pamela West
Added by pamela west on Sep 11, 2014 3:02 AM
Gertrude Gaylord Moran
Hi, Ed,

Thanks so much for the quick update to Gertrude's memorial. It is much appreciated.

Best regards,

Added by Brenda on Sep 08, 2014 3:16 PM
Judy W
Caterina Bertucci
Thanks for making it. God Bless
Added by Judy W on Aug 31, 2014 12:18 PM
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
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
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