Alison

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11 years · 11 months · 24 days
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46917968

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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.
Genealogists do not guess - they ONLY add accurate information.

A HUGE thank you to folks who tell me where they found Primary Source information to verify the "edits" they send.

Living in Edmonton, Alberta
This year's project is Holy Cross cemetery in Edmonton. It is a large cemetery so will probably take me all summer to get it photographed and the winter to get the information up loaded. If you are looking for a person in there please give me the name and plot# and I will try to help right away.

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, they are created by volunteers and most people make an average of 5% errors when transcribing information.

When sending me corrections please include the location ( not a link to a website as Find a Grave deactivates all links to there sites as part of their security upgrades) of a primary source of information, not stories from books, transcribed info or undocumented family trees. 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 and can provide the source to prove it.
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.

DO NOT USE THE PUBLIC MESSAGE BOARD TO REQUEST TRANSFERS OR TO MAKE EDITS .

To request a transfer or edit information please use the EDIT tab on the person's page.
Please remember to include your membership number when asking for information about an entry I have made. It makes it sooooo much easier for me to find the person you are asking about.

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.

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 - Canlyme.com and LymeDisease.org

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