Martha McCorkle

Martha McCorkle

Member for
9 years · 9 months · 6 days
Find A Grave ID
47237407

Bio

I have been involved in genealogy for about 25 years.. I hope to be involved for 25 more.. I encourage folks to become contributors and managers of memorials on Find-a-grave. If you do, please respond as quickly as you can to request for changes. And should you become disabled, disinterested or unwilling to manage your memorials, please make arrangements to someone else to take care of them. For there is nothing so frustrating as waiting weeks and months for a response. You can always notify Find-a-Grave administration and withdraw.

If you make a suggest on someone I have which I do not know, I am going to check for reasonableness. That is, do these parents dates compared to the child's dates logically fit; that is they are not too young or dead in order to have a child. Women over 50 do not have children. And men do not have children at less than 15. If it looks right, I will accept it. For those I know, I will check it out. I try to respond within 24 hours and a week at the most.
Prefixes - Military service is important but I will not put a person's rank in the military unless it is a prefix on their name on their headstone. This occurs generally when someone dies while in active service. If it is information but not a part of the name on the headstone, he/she gets no Prefix rank. Many in my family have served in the military and some in times of war. And most I had no idea what rank they achieved until I looked at the headstone. I will conform Prefixes to the headstone. With one exception:Mr or Mrs or Miss - I will not use that prefix even if it is on the headstone. These are not a part of the legal name or the nickname. And if they are a part of the nickname, then I will include it there. As to Suffix - I hate the suffix Sr. It is not their name. It is a add on the family added to distinguish him from his son. The suffix Jr is usually a part of the name and I have no problems with that. But because so many request it, I will put Sr in.

I am not perfect. I make mistakes, so if you see some in my work, please let me know. And please forgive me if I ask you to do something twice because I failed to give you the proper information the first time. This is what is so great about this website - its a self correcting work in progress which gets better and better with all the people who come and see and add information.

If there is someone you want in my memorials, ask. I am not into amassing numbers. But you must agree to pass on memorials to folks who are more related than you. And of course, I will deny request for folks which I am currently working on or who are closely related to me.

Thanks for listening.
Martha McCorkle

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