David Burton

Member for
10 years · 4 months · 12 days
Find a Grave ID


Updated 4 July 2020

I've been researching my genealogy since 2000. I retired in 2015 and since then I spend several hours a day researching my family lines. My database now includes 106,000+ names. I try to make sure the information I have is factual, and I absolutely welcome and am thankful for corrections or additions! Please use the "Edit" tab to send them. My main interests are the Snellenberger, Wonn, Latto, Davis, Roan, and Gatchell/Getchell families, mostly from the New England, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland areas.

Since I don't have much to contribute in the way of new memorials, I use the "Edit" tab on memorials where I have additional information for individuals. (7,900+ edits as of July 2020.) I hope that will help people connect with their departed relatives more quickly! I don't usually include source information when I send an edit, but I will be happy to supply the information if you want or need it.

Thanks to all those who volunteer here. From those who enter bulk information from indexes (often incomplete but a great starting place) to those who fill specific photo requests or add photos from cemeteries they visit, this site is a great example of "people helping people."

Should you decide to end your participation in Find A Grave, I would surely consider taking over your memorials, whether the people are related to me or not. I think in that case it's preferable that someone active take over memorial management, rather than letting them remain static because the creator is no longer maintaining them. And it seems better to transfer them to another person rather than have FAG take them over because that way they can be transferred to a family member down the line. (One of my few peeves with FAG is when people discover it, get all excited, request a boatload of transfers, and then after 6 months disappear, leaving the memorials "abandoned.")


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