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William Roha (#47313371)
 member for 7 years, 2 months, 27 days
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Submitting a SAC ("Suggest a Correction" on the Edit tab) is ONLY way to give me the information I need for corrections or transfer requests. I will not make changes from public messages. Please don't make me turn off public messages. (Public messages don't have the necessary links to do changes efficiently.)

I am giving priority to edits done the "new" (Dec 2013) way using the individual options for dates, names, etc. rather than the old-style "Suggest any other correction or addition". I recognize the deficiency of not being able to add a note to me with the new-style. The beta testers lobbied to have that removed. If you think it should be restored, go to the forums and lobby for it.

I have entered a number of memorials from cemetery registers. I know these are incomplete (and possibly incorrect.) You may send SACs as fast and frequently as you like. You do NOT need to limit yourself to 20/week or any fixed number per day.

I am more than willing to consider the transfer of any memorials I have entered to others who have a closer relationship, especially if the intent is to improve the data here instead of just collecting relatives. Please state your relationship in the SAC when requesting a transfer. If you can't put the relationship in words, perhaps I should retain management of the memorial until someone more closely related requests it. I'm looking for an exact relationship, not "my great-grandmother was a Smith". (If you want management simply to consolidate your relatives, take a look at Virtual Cemeteries as a way to do this.)

And please don't tell me the reason you want management is so you can link to parents and spouse. It makes me think you either don't know how to use Suggest a Correction to request such updates or you doubt my ability to create the link.

Again, please don't send corrections to my e-mail. Use the Edit/Suggest a Correction on the memorial.

I (may) have removed my e-mail from normal display since that seems to be the only way to avoid having transfer requests or other corrections sent directly to that address. If you want to contact me for another reason, I use gmail and my ID there is billroha.

I normally make changes from Suggest a Correction within 24 hours. Sometimes it may be longer if I'm on an extended trip. If it gets near the 30-day maximum time, feel free to send another Suggest a Correction.

Earlham Cemetery photographs:
At one point local photographers had whittled the list down to 10 requests.
11/22/12 - 374
12/20/12 - 151
3/29/13 - 194
3/31/13 - 154
8/26/13 - 194
(Another contributor has photographed every memorial at Earlham Cemetery and is now in the long process of adding them. Once he finishes, I may take another look at checking out any remaining photo requests.)

Willliam updates
A pet peeve is misspelling "William". As of March 3, there were 1713 with 3Ls instead of 2. I sent updates for all of them. Status is:
3/11 911 pending, 7 declined
(The declined are from people who couldn't see there was a change. When explained to them, the change was made.)

From the Find A Grave FAQs:
What are your memorial naming conventions?

Suffixes and Prefixes do not belong in any Name Field.

Maiden Name
Maiden name of a married individual, if known (otherwise leave blank)

I naively assumed that knowing the FindAGrave standards for names would make a difference to some. Lesson learned. For those who care:

FindAGrave naming conventions

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Cynthia Wells
I need your help

Dear William,
Thank you for your service. My grandfather is Hiram E. Thompson (#68538921). I would like you to transfer his memorial into my name. My name is Cynthia Louise Wells (#49356983).

My grandmother: Charlie Mae Thompson is (#63432032). I am going to ask Nancy Murray if she will transfer my grandmothers memorial to my name.

To confirm my email is

Thank you again..Cynthia
Added by Cynthia Wells on Sep 25, 2017 5:14 PM
Amanda 122514740 (middle initial concern)
I could not find any information her middle name. You can remove the "B" for middle name if you would like. I just usually leave alone as sometimes the MI (whether 1st letter of maiden name or not) is on the stone. Her maiden name is Blass. Edie
Added by Edie on Sep 21, 2017 1:07 PM
Noveda A Metzger
Marvin Pickney Otts (Sr), 71674600
I have thought for over 50 years or so that his name was Marvin PINKNEY Otts, can you check it out and make sure of that? Also, he has another son, Roy Shaw Otts, who was Ray's twin. Roy and Ray were born September 4 1929 Rome, FLoyd County GA. Roy died 16 October 2012 in Richardson, Dallas, TX and is buried in Restland Memorial Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County TX.
There were at least eight children bor to Marvin and Mary Ellen. I can help you with birth years for the ones you have'nt all info on, it you wish.
Noveda Metzger
Added by Noveda A Metzger on Sep 12, 2017 8:16 PM
Carol's Genealogy Stuff
Minnie Dyer Woodruff (1878 - 1914)
Thanks for adding her maiden name. If I ever find the burial places of her parents, I'll submit another SAC. ~~Carol
Added by Carol's Genealogy Stuff on Sep 08, 2017 7:57 AM
Penn State 2017
Mary Sailsone
Can I please have management
Added by Penn State 2017 on Sep 03, 2017 4:49 PM
Penn State 2017
Mary Sailsone
She is my great-great-Aunt
Added by Penn State 2017 on Sep 03, 2017 4:48 PM
Angels A-Far
RE: Margaret Campbell
Yes, this was a republication of the article in the Richmond paper.
Added by Angels A-Far on Aug 08, 2017 10:25 AM
Angels A-Far
Margaret Campbell
Yes, this was a republication of an article in the Richmond paper.
Added by Angels A-Far on Aug 08, 2017 10:25 AM
m squad
Thank you
Thank you for the transfer of Earnon Perry's memorial.
Added by m squad on Aug 07, 2017 7:49 PM
Odell Givens
Here is his short online obit.
Added by nicmart on Aug 03, 2017 1:03 PM
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