Neal Underwood

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I have been researching the family history since 1985, learning the old-fashioned way: BC (before computers). Too long of a story to tell here. At least for now. I began posting my family information on the web in 1997 and have been adding and updating continuously since. See "Update" at end.

My interest in Find-A-Grave at this point is finding and adding information and connections for reasonably close family and certain descendant lines I am researching. I generally only request a transfer for persons who are at least very close cousins or who are part of a line I am working on and for whom I have a significant additional information to enter or likely will in the future. Thanks to all those who have transferred memorials to me and I hope I have been able to make worthwhile contributions to them. I will gladly transfer back any memorials to those who are more closely related than I am and will take proper care of them, even if outside FindAGrave guidelines. But you must state your relationship.

Updates and corrections are greatly appreciated. I will always err on the side of inclusion and attempt to explain. Sometime around the first quarter in 2014, Find-A-Grave implemented a new method where additions and corrections can be submitted through a data entry form. The form is accessed through the memorial's "Edit" tab. Proposed changes go into a holding area where they can be accepted or declined. Those accepted are automatically and immediately applied. In either case, a confirmation email is sent to the submitter. Previously, correction suggestions had to be sent through a text message and required re-entry. However, memorial managers do not receive email notification when changes are submitted. I don't always remember to check this pending folder so apologize in advance if it takes a while for them to be accepted. Though not officially stated on the website instructions or FAQ's, edits for Name, Dates, or Relationships (or inscriptions or plots), the edits will just be on the tab on the manager's home page in a waiting area who will have three weeks (21 days) to accept or decline the edit. If the edit is not accepted or declined, it will be applied automatically after 21 days. Any other type of edit will remain open for 30 days to accept or decline, and these edits are not automatically accepted.

My personal website is now at
There is a page for each family surname I am researching along with locality and miscellaneous research information. The previous copy of this site was at
[sic - misspelled due to historical 8-character DOS file name limit.] but these personal websites were discontinued and deleted by the greedy corporate drones at Comcast. The pages for that site have been archived at the Wayback Machine at and can be viewed by searching the above URL. Prior snapshots, the latest being October 2015, should be there forever. The Awardspace copy, which will be maintained after December 2015 should eventually be archived there as well. Not all pages or images/graphics may be available, however.

A current project is to identify the burial locations of blues musicians who are buried in the Chicago area. These are shown in one of my "virtual cemeteries" lists: "Chicago blues legends at rest in Chicagoland." Another list "unknown" is the subset for whom I am still looking for the cemetery. More information at my website: Any further information about those unknown's is greatly appreciated.


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