Alison

Member for
13 years · 20 days
Find a Grave ID
46917968

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Genealogists do not guess - they ONLY add accurate information and include primary source for that information.

History is not like playing horseshoes where close enough counts; those that have done the proper leg work have a responsibility to insure a detailed accurate account.

LINKS - most of the family links on pages I have created have been added by other contributors. When you see errors in links please use the edit page to send the correct information to me. I will then credit you with providing the information and other members can then contact you about that family.

EDITS - Since others will rely on our work for their own research. I expect YOU to do the research. Sending an edit means, you know exactly that your info is correct because you have done your homework, please include the location of a primary source of information, not a link to a website
and not stories from books, transcribed info or undocumented family trees.
If you are new to genealogy research, you may or may not have heard the terms "Primary Source" or "Secondary Source". ... Primary sources come from records that were created by someone who is required to document accurate records, an eyewitness or a person involved at the time of the event.
A HUGE thank you to folks who tell me where they found Primary Source information to verify the "edits" they send.

To edit information or request a transfer please use the EDIT tab on the person's page. PLEASE, please, please include a MEMORIAL NUMBER for any name in correspondence. You cannot assume any knowledge of your Great-Aunt Fanny on my part, even if I have created her memorial. DO NOT USE THE PUBLIC MESSAGE BOARD TO REQUEST TRANSFERS OR TO MAKE EDITS . Use the TRANSFER button for EACH request, do NOT send me a list of names and numbers.

Please do NOT copy lists of names from other websites, all that does is proliferate errors in the lists. Remember that even Genealogical Society lists are not guaranteed to be 100% correct, their lists are created by volunteers and most people make an average of 5% errors when transcribing information.

I do my best to enter inscriptions written in Chinese, Ukrainian and other languages. When you find errors in my transcriptions of names PLEASE let me know.

In an effort to get names and photos on to Find a Grave in a more timely manner I have not cleaned the markers, so you might come across a photo of one of your relative's stones and think, "What a mess" If you would like a better photo please let me know and I will try to revisit the cemetery for you.

This year's project is St Michael's cemetery in Edmonton. Please let me know if you have a special request and I will try to help.I have taken 10,000 photos and am now slowly adding information to Find a Grave.
There is a searchable database here https://cemetery.eeparchy.com/StMichaels.php to help you find plot #s

If you would like me to remove a memorial please let me know and I shall remove it right away - no questions asked.

I shall no longer make transfers unless you are polite AND can explain to me how the person is related to you. However, as FaGer Scott wrote :- If there is any particular entry that I have made that is very important to you, related or not, if you sponsor their page I will transfer it to you ASAP. This helps Find a Grave and shows me that this entry truly is important to you and that you are not simply trying to "collect" all you can find of a particular surname.

Should you find that I have inadvertently duplicated an entry or photo please let me know, I will remedy the situation as soon as possible. Please remember to include the memorial page number in your request.
If you add a headstone photo to a memorial that is SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER than mine ie, easier to read, please let me know so I can delete mine. Note: FAG advises "close-ups" of portions of the headstone are not necessary if the information is clearly visible in the main photo.

In 2007 I was infected with Lyme disease while on holiday in Germany and have learned that I need less stress in my life and need "gentle exercise". I find taking photos for Find A Grave gets me the fresh air, exercise and the tranquillity I need in the summer months and uploading the information exercises my mind in winter.
If you would like to know more about Lyme Disease please check one of the following sites. - Canlyme.com , lymediseaseaction.org.uk and LymeDisease.org

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