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David Sifford (#46564332)
 member for 14 years, 2 months, 6 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.
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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.
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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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Sharon
Traansfers
Thank you for the prompt reply for the transfers for Lena and Lloyd Sturgis. Your help is most appreciated.
Added by Sharon on Mar 21, 2017 7:37 PM
Judy (MARSHALL) Caine
Juanita Marshall
David thank you so much for the headstone photo I really appreciate it.
Judy
Added by Judy (MARSHALL) Caine on Mar 15, 2017 10:02 AM
sem
Charlie Holcomb
Thank you for this photo of my relative's grave. SEM-SC
Added by sem on Mar 15, 2017 5:36 AM
Dee78639n Braly
Allene Dawson - Rose Hill Cemetery
David -Many thanks for the photos of Allene & Dalphus Dawson's gravestone. They were long-time family friends and it is indeed nice to remember them again. Sharing your gift of photography with others is very generous.

Deen Braly
Added by Dee78639n Braly on Mar 14, 2017 9:13 PM
Sharon Strawn Hickok
Memorial 37495213
Geraldine Strawn Gartin is a duplicate of memorial 35722092 Geraldine Grace Loper Strawn-Gartin. Thank you.
Added by Sharon Strawn Hickok on Mar 14, 2017 4:19 PM
Dean Reid
Lula Hester
Thank you for your time and effort in making the photo of Lula Hester's headstone.

Dean Reid
Added by Dean Reid on Mar 14, 2017 4:28 AM
MWG2
Lesley Photos
Thank you so much for taking the Lesley photos and posting them. It means so much to me and my family. Thanks, again.
Michael
Added by MWG2 on Mar 13, 2017 7:48 PM
Karen Bracey
THANK YOU
Thank you so much, David, for the wonderful photos of the grave markers for Samuel and Elizabeth Goeke Harrill.
Added by Karen Bracey on Mar 06, 2017 6:27 AM
Jim Semple, Jr.
Thank You
We appreciate your volunteer time taken to place photos and set up memorial to honor family. You have helped set up a tribute for those to find and for some, maybe to remember. Thank you for your generosity and care.

Added by Jim Semple, Jr. on Mar 05, 2017 11:23 PM
Helen Baker Foglesong
Cordia Roden #84998563 & Viola Kelley #8501907
Thank you for the transfers of Cordia Roden and Viola Kelley's memorials and for the gravestone photos...appreciate all your hard work! Helen
Added by Helen Baker Foglesong on Mar 05, 2017 2:12 PM
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