Michael

Member for
10 years · 8 months · 19 days
Find a Grave ID
47208077
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Bio

I am a lifelong resident of the Coweta & Broken Arrow area. My family has been settled here since the early 1900s. I mainly work on personal photo & documentation projects, but I do my best to help out with any requests that I may receive. Feel free to contact me if you believe I may be of any assistance. I generally work on projects involving my family names on my paternal side including Foster, Bramlette, Kelley, Taylor, Mahan, Sanders and Virden; as well as my maternal side including Watkins, High, Ray, Paxton, and Smith. I also have non-family projects ongoing in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Montana.

For management transfers I only ask that you provide your first and last name, city/state where you live, and your exact relation to the decedent, plus a little history and information about them. If you ask for a transfer without this basic information, I'm afraid I can't help you. Also, for transfer requests or suggestions on memorials it is essential that you reach me via the Edit tab on the memorial only. You may contact me directly via email only for genealogy issues that are not related to FindAGrave. Violations of this protocol will be deleted with no reply. The new Edit page is very user friendly, so use it.

I am frequently contacted with requests to post information from newspaper articles, obituary columns, census reports and numerous other outside sources into my memorials. You may submit these items to me for information, but I will not cut-and-paste them into the biography. I reserve the right as creator a memorial to edit the information into an actual biography of the person. I create memorials for actual people who loved, worked, lived and died on this earth. They were never merely statistics of the census or news, nor should they ever be considered as such.

I do my best to send an email alert to my contacts when I schedule a photo or research trip to any cemetery or town. I don't make many of them, but I give as much advance notice as possible to allow folks to reply with any photo or research requests they may have for the area I will be visiting. So, if you wish to be added to my contact list, email me with some basic info about yourself. That would be specifically First Name, Last Name, State of Residence, and FindAGrave ID. I'll add you to my contact list, then email you to let you know that you're in. I will never give out any of your information to anyone without your permission to do so, including potential relatives.

There are a few individuals on FindAGrave that apparently do not want to be bothered with suggestions and being contacted about THEIR memorials, but they don't hesitate in contacting you in regard to yours. If you are one of those few who wish to remain anonymous then it is my wish that you stay anonymous by not contacting me. If you desire discourse then you will have to crawl out of the shadows and into the light where I can see you.

Also, please limit photo postings to my memorials to that of gravemarkers, individuals or family photos only. No obituaries, court documents, census documents or other printed records. They are not wanted and cause a memorial to look trashy. The information contained on them may be submitted to include in the biography at my discretion. Please have some respect and decency in this regard. A good deal of work goes into creating a decent memorial, only to have someone junk them up with a rogue posting.

A big thank you to all my FindAGrave friends and associates who have provided valuable information and assistance. You are highly valued and greatly admired.

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