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David Sifford (#46564332)
 member for 14 years, 1 month, 12 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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Marjorie Garren
Diana Dill
Thank you so much for the marker photo!

Added by Marjorie Garren on Feb 26, 2017 9:19 PM
Re: Everett Lee Burran-22514220
Thank you so much for the pictures for Everett and Sammie Burran. Your time and efforts are greatly appreciated.

Dianna Burran Wellman

Added by LadyDi_60 on Feb 26, 2017 9:30 AM
RE: Thanks and here are some other children of Eugene and Lucile Travis to add:

Find A Grave Memorial# 72152163
Virginia "Louise" Travis-Umbenhower

Find A Grave Memorial# 137895605 (Posted)
Charles Vannoy Travis

Mary Ethel Travis-Fanciamore (Living-02-2017)

Find A Grave Memorial# 22031540
Betty Jean Travis-Keyes

Find A Grave Memorial# 145074459
Joan Travis-Brewer

Find A Grave Memorial# 114912951
Doris LaJune Travis

Find A Grave Memorial# 135545954
Ray Allen Travis

Find A Grave Memorial# 133401427
Ronald Eugene Travis

Judie Ann Travis-Stover (Living-02-2017)

Added by dablakley on Feb 26, 2017 6:03 AM
Thank you for the TRAVIS headstone photo's in Memorial Park Cemetery, Enid, OK.

Thank you so very much for the TRAVIS headstone photo's in Memorial Park Cemetery, Enid, OK. My father is Charles and his parents (my grands) were Eugene and Lucile TRAVIS. Thanks again for your kindness and your time! Debbie
Added by dablakley on Feb 26, 2017 5:32 AM
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Mr. Sifford, I'm fairly new to this site so I feel people such as you are so kind to help us learn the ins and outs of the site. I do agree with everything you posted.

By the way - for everyone's information - In Texas there is a time limit before Death Certificates are allowed to be public information. I'm ashamed to say I don't remember the number of years after death that one can make them public.
Added by MomVoncile on Feb 24, 2017 7:45 PM
Dee Winter
Edwards in Tahoka, Lynn County
Hi David, Thank you so very much for the pics of the Edwards markers. So appreciate your help. Dee
Added by Dee Winter on Feb 21, 2017 8:24 PM
Cheryl Garcia
Dora Parks
Thank you so much for the photo of Malford's great grandmother. Much appreciated!
Added by Cheryl Garcia on Feb 19, 2017 8:04 PM
Cheryl Garcia
Wade Parks
Thank you so much for the photo on behalf of his great grandson, Malford Wade Parks Milligan. Much appreciated! Cheryl & Malford
Added by Cheryl Garcia on Feb 18, 2017 9:31 PM
emily miller
thank you
Thank you very much for the picture. I appreciate the time you took to find it.
Added by emily miller on Feb 18, 2017 8:51 AM
Larry Soward
Wendel Edwards grave
David, thank you for fulfillling my request for a photo of Wendel Edwards' grave. Larry Soward
Added by Larry Soward on Feb 18, 2017 6:15 AM
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