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William Yates (#47096650)
 member for 8 years, 7 months, 14 days
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Bio Photo All my photographs are hereby released to the public domain. Copy them and use them as you will.

If you wish to provide additional information, please quote an original source. Unverified data taken from web sites cannot be used. Suggested reading on "How to Cite Sources": http://www.genealogy.com/19_wylie.html

I sometimes get resistance to my insisting on sources. One person remarked, "I don't know what the year of the source is. You can obviously tell that it wasn't made up. I've never had anyone on FAG tell me they want sources or want them in the format that a teacher would when writing a paper. If you don't want to make my changes, I can have FAG do it". Here is my response:

I've been doing genealogy, both personally and professionally for 51 years, and long ago learned how important it is to be able to verify information. Right now I can find several undocumented items of data concerning my own ancestry on the internet. Much of it would be extremely valuable to me if only I could verify that it is true. I know that some of it is false, and it is repeated and copied over and over, since that is so easy to do with the click of a mouse. Several of my ancestors have the wrong parents linked, and it is repeated sometimes a hundred times.

There are good reasons for using a standard format for documentation, and the best genealogical journals insist on it. Check a copy of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, for example. The reason the year of publication is important is that sometimes there are different editions, and one might have certain information which is not in another. I never thought that you made up anything. Family researchers are by nature very honest, but they are sometimes mistaken, and it is absolutely necessary to check their sources.

After spending countless hours photographing tombstones all over the western U. S. and then countless more hours creating memorials, I like to see evidence for any additions or corrections. You are welcome to send information if it is documented. Someday, if you stay with genealogy work, I think you will understand why it is important.

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My large database with ancestors of my children and descendants of those ancestors is on WorldConnect at RootsWeb. See the "williamyates" file. It is also on Ancestry.com, and is more up to date there.

For many years I was involved in genealogy publishing as a business, and still run Yates Publishing, but on a much smaller scale. Previous to retirement, my full time job was teaching mathematics.

Please go to my web site for a 50% discount on any of the family group sheets!
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Don Sewell
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nannette
Orville R Smith
memorial #65129819

Just wanted to mention that first-I appreciate the memorial you created for Orville.
Second-his mother is not Annie but Edwards' first wife Priscilla Evangeline King(sister to Annie).
I am currenting waiting for a response from a person that created a memorial(#95371222) for Priscilla to merge with the one I created(#182992284)( I did not see hers);
then I can connect all the children with the correct parents.
Nannette #46825463
Added by nannette on Sep 04, 2017 5:25 PM
Wes Hart
Woolsey family question
Bill;
Do you have any information on a Zephaniah Woolsey
born about 1824 Tennessee, living in Searcy County, Arkansas in 1850 and Kansas in 1865. He also appears to be connected to Red River County, Texas.
I am looking for who his parents might be.
His second or maybe only wife is said to be Elizabeth Boydson.
Thanks
Wes
Added by Wes Hart on Sep 01, 2017 6:14 PM
Terry Reed
Sarah Alice Wallace Williams
The correct spelling of her maiden name is Wallis. She is the daughter of George Washington Wallis and his first wife Mary. I am a descendant of George and his second wife Patsey. George and Patsey are buried at the Nickell cemetery in Durham, Arkansas. I don't know where Mary was buried.
Added by Terry Reed on Aug 24, 2017 1:35 PM
Linda Monroe
Anna Juelfs Patterson
I thank you very much for transferring Anna's Memorial. Now when I find new information about Anna, she will be more real to me. Thanks again.
Added by Linda Monroe on Jul 13, 2017 5:23 PM
Mr. Jean Coston
Geraldine Bradshaw
William
Please remove: Please add bio below
Jean
Added by Mr. Jean Coston on Apr 16, 2017 3:57 PM
Gail Teague
RE: Russel Sipe
Russel's mother married a Joseph J. Reed before 1930. I found her in the 1930 & 1940 Census married to Joseph Reed. They were in St. Joseph, Missouri. Hope this helps.

Sincerely,
Gail Teague
Added by Gail Teague on Mar 29, 2017 1:19 PM
Pat Shaw
RUTH BUCHANAN GANN
WOULD APPRECIATE YOU LINKING HER TO HER HUSBAND THEY SHARE A HEADSTONE!. ELBERT ALEX HER HUSBAND IS MY 2ND COUSIN AND I HAVE SENT YOU LINKS TO HIS PARENTS AND INFO THRU EDIT AND ANOTHER ONE TONIGHT IN A SUGGESTION. HOPEFULLY THEY WILL BE PROCESSED. THANKS
OH MY PROOF FOR RUTH BUCHANAN GANN

Ancestry Sources

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1920 United States Federal Census
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1930 United States Federal Census
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1940 United States Federal Census
Montana, Death Index, 1868-2011
U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
Web: Obituary Daily Times Index, 1995-Current
Added by Pat Shaw on Mar 22, 2017 2:08 AM
Karen Burger Levi Hovland
Shiloh Cemetery Missouri
Wayne Cunningham 76783888 has a headstone photo for Paul & Pauline Knotts 7678382?
Added by Karen Burger Levi Hovland on Feb 07, 2017 4:45 AM
Aggie
Ronan Montana Cemetery
Anasta Quequesah 1912-1972 and Anastasia Quequesah Finley 1912-1972 are the same woman. "Anasta" is how we translate "Anastasia" in the Salish Language. She was married to my great grand father Eneas Quequesah
Added by Aggie on Jan 05, 2017 5:05 PM
Helen Currie
Edgar Putnam Rigby
Burial:
Carlton Cemetery
Lolo
Missoula County
Montana, USA
Find A Grave Memorial# 55407633

Do you have a record that states Edgar Putnam Rigby was married? Ida Grave Rigby, his sister, is born the same month and year as what you have for his spouse. Would like to know if this is his sister or if he married a girl fitting the same description.
Thanks
Added by Helen Currie on Nov 23, 2016 1:48 PM
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