Heather

Member for
10 years · 1 month · 21 days
Find a Grave ID
47800689

Bio

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE use the features under the edit tab to submit updates to memorials. I receive hundreds of updates each month and don't have time to manually edit them all. MAKE SURE in your edit that you do not remove valid information. If I have birthdate unknown, death date May 2, 1953 and your edit is for birthdate 1902, death date 1953, it will remove the May 2. To avoid losing valid data, I will have to decline the edit. Also, be sure your information is correct. Do not assume that I have the dates completely wrong, when you are actually looking at John Doe, Sr. and my memorial is for John Doe, Jr. DO NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS, PLEASE! As for duplicates, I created these memorials from the cemetery records which are incomplete. I may have a memorial for A. Johnson, died 1943 and another for Alfred Johnson, no dates. As other contributors submit info, it may become clear that these are the same person. PLEASE DO NOT be ugly about duplicates. If there is a legitimate duplicate, the older memorial should stand. PLEASE DO NOT tell me I have to delete a memorial created in 2012 because someone else created the same one in 2016. Remember that we are volunteers trying to leave correct information for future generations. This is not the place for nasty attitudes, misinformation, bad assumptions, or generalpettiness. THANK YOU!

FOR RESEARCH / GENEALOGISTS: You can search the cemetery records yourself at http://www.huntsvilleal.gov/gis/Cemetery/cemetery.htm. There are two databases. The cemetery records database is the transcription of the actual cemetery office records. The older records are unfortunately incomplete so just because someone is not listed doesn't mean they aren't there. The burial markers database is a list of mostly the older markers that employees recorded walking around the cemetery. They are also incomplete, but between the two, you can identify the majority of the people. Old Huntsville Magazine's website also contains some records of Maple Hill cemetary at http://www.oldhuntsville.com/Cemeteries/Maple_Hill/Maple_HillList.asp. There you may be able to find things like cause of death. Finally, the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library has a lot of online genealogical and Historical Huntsville records available at http://hmcpl.org/. Good luck in your search!

When requesting a transfer, you MUST state how you are related to the deceased. Just because you are also a genealogist and have information is not a valid reason for a transfer.

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