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Ed Smith (#47100545)
 member for 5 years, 1 month, 29 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. Considered 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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W. Loy Frisk Simmons
Mildred Frisk Kalbach
Thank you for adding the Bio. It is greatly appreciated!
Added by W. Loy Frisk Simmons on Apr 14, 2014 12:25 PM
Bill Cheatham
Links for Cheatham Descendants
Ed - Thank you for doing all the links that I requested on the Cheatham family descendants. Best regards - Bill C.
Added by Bill Cheatham on Apr 12, 2014 10:22 AM
Thank you.
Thank you for your kind words and message on my great grandfather's memorial page. And thank you for finding his headstone.
Added by Tanya on Apr 06, 2014 10:32 PM
Thank you!
... for updating Antoinette Coelho's memorial. Much appreciated.
Added by JV on Apr 05, 2014 4:50 PM
Jennifer Hamilton
RE: Katie Edgerton
Hi Ed,
Thank you for for the feedback. I appreciate it very much. I was afraid that I'd done something wrong because I'd been working on them for hours without taking a break and they were starting to get all muddled. I'll keep you updated as I find new info about this group. Jen
Added by Jennifer Hamilton on Apr 05, 2014 12:15 AM
Jennifer Hamilton
The Galeazzzi Family
Hi Ed, Thank you for updating those so quickly. I appreciate it very much. Jen
Added by Jennifer Hamilton on Apr 03, 2014 11:28 PM
Carl and Judi
RE: St Stanislaus Deaths 1957
Hi Ed,
I'm working on an area of St. Stans that I think was for indigents. All the markers are just stamped concrete, nothing fancy. The pictures I've done in the past few days are probably less than 1/2 of the first row! I, too, noted how many were from 1957. I'm wondering whether during that time period, people were placed in a state hospital when they had what we today call dementia. Don't think they had rest homes or care facilities like today.

The hospital was still in Modesto when I first moved here in '71 and were dismal then. Don't think they were much better 10 years earlier.

Added by Carl and Judi on Mar 30, 2014 4:16 PM
Undertaker's Gr/Granddaughter
You are quick!! Thank You.
Added by Undertaker's Gr/Granddaug... on Mar 24, 2014 10:15 AM
Christina L Pierce
Thank you
Thank you for the transfer of my Great Grandparents Marie and William Gilbert. Thank you for the wonderful note and candle it touched my heart. Thank you, Christina
Added by Christina L Pierce on Mar 23, 2014 11:50 PM
Linda (Barnby) Hubbard
Mollie Drury Stephens
Thank you for all the links for Mollie Stephens! I really appreciate it!
Added by Linda (Barnby) Hubbard on Mar 19, 2014 12:24 AM
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