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|Genealogy has been a serious business for me since I was in grade school. I documented and discovered that my 3rd great-grandmother Laura A. (WHITMARSH) MILLER's parents Horace WHITMARSH & Clarissa Mitchell (WARNER) WHITMARSH were both Mayflower descendants. I tracked the surname GILMORE back to Capt. James GILMORE of Rockbridge Co, Virginia. (Thanks to the late Shelby GILMORE for his ground breaking research in the 1960-70s.) Turns out that he was present at the Battle of Yorktown where poor Cornwallis discovered that yes he would be famous but no not for something to land him in to #10 Downing Street. Other discoveres include proving Mennonite ancestry via the BINKLEY orig BINGELLI and STAUFFER lines. |
Corrections & Questions: Use the S.A.C. for corrections and please differentiate facts from from suppositions and might be for the benefit of other researchers. Also if it's a question that I don't have an instant answer for that requires further research remember that the facts are the foundation for the solution. Correction and question e-mails should NOT be deletion requests as those requesting deletions are considered a nuisance and are treated accordingly. Include your e-mail address in the S.A.C. and you must have your findagrave.com messages visible to the public. If you are requesting links include the findagrave code number after each person.
Transfers: Most of the the virtual graves I manage are blood kin in some way. I don't transfer direct ancestors or very close relatives of my grandparents. For others that can happen if you are more closely related than me.
First: leave some kind of flower on the virtual grave in question. Use the correct e-mail (NOT a message on my profile) that includes your e-mail address (required) and tell me how you are related. If the person is someone I'm not related to I usually transfer these type immediately. (Unless you ask if you have other relatives buried in the same cemetery. In that case I might need that virtual grave as a reference point for easy access because non-relatives will not be in my internal database.) I probably know very little about a non-relative so someone who is a relative should manage them.
Second: If I am related but you are a closer relative to that person --- I will look at my internal database --- I may have questions for you! I may have active research that I conducting on that person and/or his/her near relatives. So just because I don't transfer a relative immediately doesn't mean no if I don't say no. Before I transfer a relative I back check my internal database to make sure what I have there matches findagrave. If you send in the "correction" additional facts, crosslinks to parents or other updated data I need to fix BOTH areas. I have also been known to transfer a group of graves for the same family. If I am doing a group transfer I also back check each cemetery to see if there are other relatives of the person who don't have virtual memorials but should. All of this takes TIME which is a precious commodity and when it is done it should be done right the first time.
The type of transfers I absolutely will not do are any type of these three:
#1 Any of my direct ancestors and other close relatives of my grandparents.
#2 To people who are bulk collectors of virtual graves that do not transfer outside of guidelines.
#3 To people who have harassed others on findagrave.
These are direct line known surnames to my 7th great-grandparents. Note that on those from Norge I am trying to use "farm" names because surnames were not generally required by law till about 1900 in Norge. American & Canadian states/provinces are abbreviated in all caps. Other countries are spelled out preferably in that nation's first language. When you see a surname repeated that is because it is actually more than one unrelated surnames with the the surname coming closest to this current time listed first. Several of these families can be accessed through my multiple virtual cemeteries. Most of these, but not all, are public:
SPECIAL NOTES CONCERNING PARTICULAR AREAS:
Missouri: Mercer County, Lindley and Harrison Twsps and also the neighboring townships of Clay Twsp in Harrison County and Hamilton Twsp in Decatur Co, Iowa: I do have a particular interest and expertise in this area as four of my great-grandparents were from this area. If you need help in this area ask. What I don't know I most likely know who you need to talk to.
Maine: Hancock County, Swan's Island: Make sure you see http://www.swansisland.org/cemetery.htm for any virtual grave in this area that I either entered and/or left a candle on. This is the source for all of the information, including links to parents, gravestone photographs or documentation of the lack of one. If the person in question had the surname JOYCE or married one then they either were themselves or married a direct descendant of the SAMSON, STANDISH, and ALDEN families.
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|Odielion||Simon Heasley and wife Catherine Ann Uber Heasley|
I really enjoyed reading your profile - one of the best I've seen. On the memorials for Simon Heasley and his wife Catherine Anna Uber Heasley you have provided some interesting information and I am wondering if you can provide some sources. Thank you. I will leave a flower on Catherine's page so you can email me back.
Added by Odielion on Mar 28, 2017 10:15 AM
|Michael Stanley Klimczak||RE: Flora Township Cem, Flora Twsp, Boone Co, Illinois|
Oh okay. If you'd like a transfer, please give me the memorial number. Thanks.
|Michael Stanley Klimczak||RE: Flora Township Cem, Flora Twsp, Boone Co, Illinois|
You're welcome. Are you related to Oscar Swenson? I only manage his memorial (because I created it). The others someone else entered.
|Jax ||Worden and mcAndrew|
Happy to transfer both Wordens and McAndrews to you. I added one photo of the full moon rising over Glenhaven I took a while back that I love and shows the beauty of the area, but don't worry if you'd liked to delete it. Please let me know if there is anyone else I can transfer. I saw another Worden, but I don't manage it so I'm not able to transfer. Keep up the good work!
Added by Jax on Mar 04, 2017 12:17 PM
|Jim Hamren||William Ripley (1598-1656)|
Hello. William Ripley is a 9th great grandfather. You have quite a bit of information on his memorial that I've not been able to corroborate. Would you be willing to share sources?
|Jacki Hoffman||William Crabtree|
I am the 7th Great Granddaughter of William Crabtree II.
I find your record on Find A Grave for William Crabtree II 1704-1774….Find A Grave Memorial# 65496572
There is also a record for William Crabtree Jr 1704-1774…Find A Grave Memorial# 62607279
Both married Jane Pendelton Halstead.
Please contact the “author” of William II to correct the record
|Kurt Hess||Spencer Poole|
Please call the cemetery office and get the lot and grave number for your request-
Mountain View Cemetery Phone (510)658-2588.
If you then edit your records to indicate the plot, the location will automatically show up on your request. We or others will be happy to take the photos that you desire.
|Shaun Smith||Isaac Crooker Memorial# 41869554|
Hello, I am contacting you regarding Memorial# 41869554 for Isaac Crooker. I am wondering if you are also a descendant of Isaac since you are the maintainer and not the creator. I have pictures that belonged to Allen Jay Crooker, my third great grandfather, his son. I am trying to figure out who all these picture are of. Some are definitely of his brothers. Hope to hear from you. Thanks.
|Duxbury Senior Center Genealogy Club||Seth Weston, Mayflower cem.|
Greetings From Duxbury, Massachusetts!
i have been researching Mary Elizabeth Smith, she married Seth Weston in New Hampshire in 1850. You have posted a photo of their gravestone and text says his birth is unknown, yet the monumet has the date 1824. Mary Elixzabeth SMith was born in Waldo County, Maine in 1828. Just thought I would bring it to your attention, thanks for posting the photo!
|Karen McKeown Wilson||Memorial of Deborah D Sampson Thayer soule|
Memorial number 101358760
She was married to Luther Thayer in 1840. Father is stephen samson mother name is Christine/ christina lewis. Deborah is my 7th great grandmother her father is buried in mayflower cemetery also. You also want to make sure you have both husbands on their my email firstname.lastname@example.org
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