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Ed Smith (#47100545)
 member for 8 years, 8 months, 4 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. Consider 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.

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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R. Jeanne Moran
Transfer of Katharine Parrish
So many thanks for this transfer. I am truly thrilled. Jeanne
Added by R. Jeanne Moran on Oct 13, 2017 3:31 PM
Lesli Anglin Lewis
Arthur Anglin # 47101893
Hello Ed, I was wondering if you are related to the Anglin family? Arthur's grandfather has been linked through a surname DNA project as an ancestor of mine. I've been researching this family for over a year and some things are not adding up. I was side tracked with some bad information and when I discovered the facts didn't match, just as you experienced the contributor became rude and started bullying me to change my research. It all begin to get very bazaar! I have a great deal of information on this family and would love to share with someone who is truly interested in research and family. If you are interested let me know, I have recently discovered some new information that could lead to answers I'm hoping. Thanks for all you do!
Lesli Anglin
Added by Lesli Anglin Lewis on Oct 11, 2017 8:17 PM
Hello and thanks
Thanks for looking after my relatives until I came along and found them!
Added by Phlonx on Oct 10, 2017 11:12 AM
Family Chronicles
Re: William R. Tune
Thank you for adding a gravestone pic to his memorial

God Bless!
Added by Family Chronicles on Sep 20, 2017 9:13 PM
Susan Chastain Sawyer
Jesse Herman Dunaway
Thank you for your work. This is my grandfather. You have also put in my grandmother and mother. Thank you again for your work.
Added by Susan Chastain Sawyer on Sep 19, 2017 11:51 AM
Ancestor Hunter
Joseph Edwin Corder
Duplicate? #57527621 & 57527620 ?

The Joseph Corder I am looking for is:

Name Joseph Edwin Corder

Event Type Death
Event Date 10 Aug 1942
Event Place Stanislaus, California, United States
Birth Date 04 Sep 1855
Birthplace Missouri
Gender Male
Father's Name Corder
Do you have a photo of the marker for this Joseph Corder?

Thanks, Cynthia
Added by Ancestor Hunter on Sep 10, 2017 4:05 PM
Christopher Keane
Leonard and Florence Tackett
Hi Ed,

Thank you so much for transferring these memorials to me! I have been working on my family history since I was in elementary school (24 years old now.) I appreciate your help in keeping my family history alive!

Christopher Keane
Added by Christopher Keane on Sep 05, 2017 2:40 PM
Arthur William Arbios, 162626395
Thanks for the heads up on this. I deleted the father. I might have posted it or gotten an edit. I don't always have time to check these edits for correct information and trust the person sending them to know what they are talking about. I depend on folks like you to send me an edit when I'm wrong. Thanks again.

Added by FrankA. on Sep 05, 2017 11:31 AM

I see you have done quite a few memorials for which I am thankful. Usually your abbreviations are quite obvious but today I stumbled on one I can't figure out; "mkr", it's on memorial # 55787978 for Camerina Holguin Reyes (btw the H is for her maiden name Holguin). Could you let me know what it is? Thank you for your time.
Added by Anonymous on Sep 02, 2017 9:37 AM
Pat Van Den Berghe
Gilbert Clan
I see that you maintain the grave of Amos Gilbert, he and my grandfather Clarence Bishop Gilbert were half brothers.

Do you have any information on Clarence? My father Harry Ernest Gilbert is his son, Amos would be his Uncle.

Thank you
Pat Van Den Berghe
Added by Pat Van Den Berghe on Aug 28, 2017 3:40 PM
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