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David Sifford (#46564332)
 member for 14 years, 4 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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Thanks for taking the time to locate and photograph these markers. I really appreciate it!
Added by mcphail on May 22, 2017 8:05 AM
Thanks for taking the time to locate and photograph these markers. I really appreciate it!
Added by mcphail on May 22, 2017 8:04 AM
Beckie (Carter) Williams
Billy Joe Young & William Thomas Anderson

Once again, thanks for the photos of my requested grave markers. Your time and efforts are greatly appreciated!

Added by Beckie (Carter) Williams on May 22, 2017 2:53 AM
Thank you
Thank you very much for fulfilling my photo request. I sincerely appreciate it.
Added by Gypsy on May 21, 2017 6:41 AM
Robin Harris Edwards
Hi David,

My wife passed away at the end of March but I know she would have appreciated what you did.
Thank you...

Keith Edwards
Added by Robin Harris Edwards on May 19, 2017 9:05 AM
charlene booker
Elbert E King
Hi David, In researching my Saul family tree I have unconvered a serious error in his profile.The 1910 census shows walter Lee King as father (Widower),
and WILLIAM wAYNE, brother & Lydia,sister. My connection is tied to Julia Elizabeth Saul. She was Walter Lee King's second wife. Both were recorded in census records as "Lizzie". Wife #1 was Lydia "Lizzie" Wilson. This is recorded on William Wayne King's death certificate. Lydia Wilson died in 1907 & is buried at Whitt Cemetery as well as her daughter by Walter, Lydia Viola King. There are several Kings buried at Whitt.
If you go to my Saul tree check out Julia Elizabeth Saul. Her children with Walter Lee King came after 1912.
Let me hear from you after checking it out.
Thank you,
Charlene (Saul)Booker
Added by charlene booker on May 16, 2017 12:50 PM
Latimer headstone photos
Thanks again for fulfilling our photo requests. We continue appreciating your work on this site.
Added by ray&jay on May 14, 2017 2:26 PM
R Kirby
Thank you!
Thank you for taking and posting pictures of Sara Docia Kirby Brooks' headstone!
Added by R Kirby on May 14, 2017 1:00 PM
Bill Daugherty
Lena Bohner Photo
Hi David,

Thanks for the Lena Bohner photo.

Bill D.
Added by Bill Daugherty on May 14, 2017 11:39 AM
Tamara Beeler
Added photo
Thank you David for adding this photo.
Added by Tamara Beeler on May 14, 2017 9:12 AM
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