Doc Wilson

Member for
10 years · 2 months · 28 days
Find a Grave ID


Recently retired from 32 years of teaching Theatre at the university level; now devoting most of my time to genealogy, photography, and local history.

And Theatre.

Resident of Fayetteville, NC.

Specific areas of interest on Find A Grave: central North Carolina (mainly Chatham County, but also Cumberland, Lee, Moore, Randolph, Guilford, and Alamance) and war graves (mainly WWI American Battle Monuments Commission cemeteries in France, but also French and Commonwealth WWI cemeteries).

My goal is to process edit requests the same day I get them. The information that's on my Find A Grave memorials has been entered into Family Tree Maker software so that I can, through FTM, access and double-check the suggested edits against birth and death certificates, marriage licenses, and the like. I then try to account for information not just on the requested page, but for parents and children as well. I strive for accuracy and thoroughness.

I need to point out I also try do the same when I submit an edit request to someone else. In those rare cases when I submit an edit request based on what some people might consider conjecture, it is an extremely well-researched and thoroughly informed conjecture. Sometimes there is no absolute proof in genealogy. "Beyond any reasonable doubt" is a standard for courtrooms. Sometimes the best we can say is "Given the evidence, this is probable, this is likely."

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