Compiler of David Williams of Saint Mark's Parish South Carolina. The Burch from Burchwood, Lynkinshire. I only consider myself a compiler as a lot of different people sent me their research. Mind you I did double check and did research of my own and sometimes my research differed from theirs'. Case in point I put in a request to photograph a tombstone and it turns out she was in a totally different cemetery and the dates of birth and death were totally different from what everybody else said.
Currently working on the Blackwell's. It's very important to double check on facts. I've had people totally forget to tell me about a brother or sister who died when they were small and they didn't make it into the book. In a lot of cases I found the child and they will make it into the next book.
Also don't forget just because you found an obit doesn't mean that everybody else didn't find the obit. Don't forget that people mess up obits and names on the coffin. I've seen it happen, even to my own cousin. Don't forget that obits are valuable pieces of information. World War Registration cards are full of valuable information. Birth certificates can have the wrong info on them as in point of case my mother's has her step-mother/aunt as her mother because her mother was living in 1910 but not in 1920 and social security would not accept her mother as being dead and her aunt marrying her father the year before the next census.
Misspelling of names is a fact of life. People being upset thinking you shouldn't use obits and newspaper articles. Where do you think genealogy societies tell you to look for info?
I believe in advertising for relatives. Even if I turn out to be wrong in the person I'm looking for it doesn't mean that I'm not right. If you don't look you will never find. Case in point, I just found one lady that was consistently in the census as male. If I hadn't of found her death certificate by accident I would never have known about her.
I've had people tell me that the whole cemetery is listed and yet when you drive by a gravestone and it's not in the cemeteries records keep in mind somebody might have just misfiled it or in several cases misspelled it.
Have researched families for over 30 years. Will do research for fee.
Please add memorial number when you email me so I can find it easier.