David J Leonard

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Was born and raised in Jackson, Michigan but spent most of my adult life in Jacksonville, Florida after the service. My ancestors came mainly from Virginia and Pennsylvania further back. Since I live in the Philippines now I mainly manage memorials and leave the research to others based in America.

I disabled messages again because I keep getting transfer requests on them. If you need an edit, select any memorial under my care and click on Suggest Edits, then scroll to the bottom and click on Select Other Edits. Thanks!

PHOTO EDITS: If there's a photo on the memorial, chances are I did not take it. If you have an issue with a photo, please click on the name of the volunteer underneath each photo - they are the ones who can remove the photo if needed.
Please do not use the "Suggest Edits" function to send messages. If you wish to know if I am related to someone, use "Family Search" instead.
On all transfer requests, include your relationship to the deceased. Requests will only be processed if they fall within Find A Grave Guidelines.
I see so many contributors who run their memorials like policemen. They demand sources and details for every little edit. This is not Ancestery.com, it is a grave site. To me. just make the edit and give the person suggesting the edit credit for it in the bio. If anyone has a problem with that, take it up with the person suggesting it or with Find A Grave management. Managers are expected to "Respond respectfully to edit requests and other contacts regarding this memorial. Transfer the memorial to "any" relative if they request it." But even that isn't quite the way it works because "any" means: according to F.A.G Guidelines which are four generations of direct relatives.
But we are not supposed to set our own genealogy rules as if this were a Family Tree. Just my opinion.

"With malice toward none, with charity for all"
A. Lincoln
"Kindness is our religion."
Joseph Smith, Jr.

"The only disadvantage or inconvenience I see with this site is that sometimes you have to interact with living people."


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