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David Sifford (#46564332)
 member for 14 years, 5 months, 9 days
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Bio Photo Calling all Find-a-Gravers from West Texas: I've started a Facebook page titled WEST TEXAS FIND A GRAVE. This is mostly for the folks in my area but is an open group and is open to all. It's not a gripe session about the site but should be used to help with what cemeteries need to be surveyed or photographed. Feel free to check it out.
I'll be listing as many cemeteries in the Lubbock, Texas area as possible. I would like to meet with other members in Lubbock. Please feel free to get in touch with me and i'll try to answer any questions that i can.

I've noticed a trend lately that should be addressed. Please do not add Death Certificates to my memorials. This may be a good source of information but I feel it is out of place on memorials. You can request a tranfer of ownership if you feel the need to post a Death Certificate.

Also on the subject of Death Certificates, please be aware of the pitfalls of taking this information as absolute. There has been some discussion on this topic in the Forums. Use care when reading this data. The location given as the place of burial is not always the correct name of that cemetery. It may only be the city where the person was taken. I've seen too many times where an incorrect listing is added unnecessarily by folks unfamiliar with the location of burial. Many cemeteries have changed names or ownership over the years. Please double check the county listing before adding a new cemetery. You might save yourself a lot of time and trouble.

I'm more than glad to make any correction, update or transfers that pass my way. Please use the Edit (Suggest a Correction) tab on the memorials, as this makes things go faster and easier for me.

Also, any changes that are sent to me, I take at face value so please don't send me a list of sources that prove who the parents are or where they were born. I'm not the DAR or a school teacher who double checks for accuracy. What you send me is what I enter.

I really hate to do this, but from now on, I WILL NOT do any transfers or updates that come to me on the message board. I've had too many requests that have errors in them and this just slows everything down. Please, please please use the EDIT tabs on the memorials. This is what it was designed and set up for so please use it. Also, it has gotten to the point that I will no longer respond to transfer requests or up-date requests that are sent to me here on the Message Board or by e-mail. I will only make changes that come to me via EDIT/SUGGEST A CORRECTION. Thanks.
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Joanna Pederson
I made an entry for Zela Shewmake in Terry, not realizing you had, too. Yours has a better picture of the headstone. Mine has more information. Could I transfer my information to your entry and delete mine?
Added by Joanna Pederson on Jun 27, 2017 10:02 PM
Mary Rea
Thank you for your help Caroline Rea Carlson
Added by caroline on Jun 25, 2017 6:35 PM
Garland Hill
Thank you
For transferring Walter Lee Hill
Added by Garland Hill on Jun 19, 2017 3:38 PM
John Donne
Franklin Wade-- Duplicate memorial # 96635226

Your memorial #96635226 for famed Antarctic explorer F. Alton (Franklin) Wade is a duplicate, since there is a pre-existing memorial to him.
Added by John Donne on Jun 08, 2017 9:03 AM
Marvin & Samme Templin
William Culpepper
Thanks for filling our request.
Added by Marvin & Samme Templin on Jun 07, 2017 6:25 PM
Thank you
Thanks, David, for taking photos and posting them here. Find A Grave photographers are the best!
Added by Rajordan on Jun 07, 2017 1:43 PM
john KIZER
William Dewitt Burke Photo
David, thank you so much for the p'hoto. Tanks for what you do.John Kizer
Added by john KIZER on Jun 06, 2017 5:16 PM
M L Sample
Thank you for taking the time to post a picture of this headstone.
Added by M L Sample on Jun 06, 2017 9:11 AM
Lena Lakey Johnson
Thank you again for taking the time to photograph and record.
Added by Lena Lakey Johnson on Jun 06, 2017 5:09 AM
Percy Threadgill
David, thank you for finding and photographing Percy's tombstone (Memorial #103283435). Blessings :)
Added by Ronnie_B on Jun 05, 2017 8:04 PM
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