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With few exceptions, I am related to all of my memorials.
I inherited a number of original Civil War photos, some signed, some not. The men served in Co L, 4th Michigan Calvary, with my GGGrandfather. I have added memorials for all the known men.
U.S. Navy Veteran
D.A.R under John Kenyon; pending under: Thomas Seamans, Thomas Comstock, Elihu Hicock, John Reynolds and Matthew Harrington.
Mother of two, grandmother of seven.
I strive for accuracy, but do make mistake.
I've been called "an armchair" genealogist by a few. In defense I have traveled coast to coast, driven and flown thousands of miles, for documents/records and graves in
Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Michigan, California, etc.
Sept, 2017, I am going to Ireland to document my 5th Greatgrandfather Thomas Coombs.
I use birth, marriage, death and census records on an individual before I add a memorial. Records don't always match.
A birth record is usually done by the parents. They knew when their child was born. Marriage records are usually done by the individuals involved. Death records are done by an informant, who uses the info they know... not always correct.
Headstones are often rounded up/down a year. Not an accurate perimeter.
Names on headstones are often done incorrectly. Dates are wrong. Spellings are wrong.
Before doing an edit, please insure your edit can be documented. I will be checking.
I just recently did a memorial that it took me 8 years to verify a death date/place.