Sue Patterson Miller Smith

Member for
7 years · 10 days
Find A Grave ID
47878260

Bio

I specialize in our own family's genealogy, but I'm happy to try to assist as possible along the way, within limits.

Grandparent lines for this family genealogy collection focus are:

Smith-Abendschoen
Henning-Patterson
Miller-Redifer
Lyman (including Chew-Freeland, Doty-Chapman, Irvine-Coffee)-Young

The primary geographic areas are New England, Tidewater, Pennsylvania, Northwest Territory (esp. Ohio, Indiana, Illinois), and VA-WV.

Immigration origins are northern European between early 1600s and early 1900s.

Several family members are collaborating on research pursuits. I'm just the cover face over that.

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POLICY POINTS

If requesting factual changes to existing memorials, please include the source of your other data.

Copies of my single tombstone-only photos may be copied and shared, but NOT the family photographs showing our family members as they lived. Those may NOT be re-copied as elements for any other websites or distributions, without explicit prior permission from the family. That includes sharing such family pictures publicly on such as Facebook, Shutterfly, Flickr, Ancestry, Geni, blogs, etc.

I welcome inserts of pictures and records that I do not have, so long as the source is cited.

I am usually happy to transfer beyond guidelines, unless the person is in our direct line or the storytelling toward our direct people would be hindered. Some of this research has generated somewhat tangential in-law and storyline-mates (or the occasional random act of genealogical do-gooding that's off my line.) Some of those might be better off with someone more involved in that particular genealogy or local area more. But I also reserve the right to decline. So just explain your interest and work focus. The aim is to boost the ability to explain these people, rather than just to possess or just list.

On spelling and "nickname" and "duplicates" debates: These are inevitable in historic cases. There is a difference between a clear "oops" typo (good to fix) and a mix of deep records that do contradict each other on a name or offer different dates. Tombstones do not even settle these things, sometimes, and many memorials have no tombstones available. Single households commonly had multiple spellings amongst clearly sibling or parent-child members. So I allude to these in my bio work (or I might not yet know enough generations of a person or place to have all context needed). So please do not merely demand a name (or date, place) to be edited to suit a single or unknown agenda, without having a discussion about that broader context issue about records or descent lines that differ on shared people.

Many thanks to all in this community who continue to astound with high levels of informed generosity and ingenuity about how to deal with old practices in a different age with hospitality and virtual community now. What blessings you are.

"ONE DAY, YOU"LL BE JUST A MEMORY TO SOME PEOPLE. DO YOUR BEST TO BE A GOOD ONE. DO YOUR BEST TO REMEMBER THOSE WHO GAVE YOU SOMETHING TO WORK FROM."

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