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Janet Muff (#46951416)
 member for 7 years, 3 months, 24 days
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MemphisGirl
James Parkhill & Temperance Kelsey Higgins
I appreciate all the work you have done on the Higgins family. Wow!

I have one correction however. James Parkhill (Memorial #123834472). You list 2 spouses. One of the spouses, Temperance E. Higgins (1849-1866) (Memorial # 65245139) is the incorrect Temperance. Temperence E Higgins never married. She was 17 at death. I believe you have inadvertently attached the wrong Temperance to him. The correct one is Temperance Kelsey Parkhill (1756-1831) (Memorial #20184288).

I have requested an edit through Find A Grave, but thought I would give you a head's up.

Hope this helps.

Added by MemphisGirl on Feb 28, 2015 3:42 PM

Ms. G
RE: Harvey Clark parents
Someone asked me to transfer this person to them, adding a comment that another Clark relative was available too.

Most of the Clark relatives just appeared on my site. I informed him that I had no contact with them and he could keep the CLark relatives.

If you are Janet, they are yours now. Take good care of them.

Added by Ms. G on Feb 26, 2015 6:14 PM

Jen Snoots
Email
Hi Janet,
I know you are off adventuring so definitely don't expect a reply, just wanted to give you a heads up that I got a spam email from you. Subject line "From: Janet Muff". Didn't open it, but suspect you have been hacked/people have managed to get into your account to send spam.
~Jen~

Added by Jen Snoots on Feb 21, 2015 12:44 PM

Cherie_in_OC
RE: Find-a-grave Edits
Have a wonderful vacation and hope you are somewhere warm. I don't think any of those people are in a hurry ;-) Thanks for all your work!

Added by Cherie_in_OC on Feb 19, 2015 1:53 PM

Sheri West
John Eddy
Memorial has been deleted :)

Added by Sheri West on Feb 16, 2015 8:00 PM

Anonymous
RE: Photographs
I do not plan to visit the cemetery for photos...another Find A Grave member I have worked closely with has expressed an interest but their list of to do's is long so if you would like to followup on this one this summer I'm sure they would not mind.
I will continue to send edits but will keep an excel spreadsheet of what I send you so you can track them, check them and change them as you wish. Will send you the spreadsheet when you are available. Have deleted your message to insure your privacy. Enjoy your adventure.

Added by Anonymous on Feb 11, 2015 4:15 PM

Kim
Lydia Vail headstone
I thank you so much for taking this picture for me. I appreciate you taking the time to do this.
Again THank you Kim

Added by Kim on Feb 11, 2015 12:20 PM

Jen Hart
Lura adams
Thank you so much for taking the time to find my dear cousin !
May all your goodness come back to you twofold! Jennifer

Added by Jen Hart on Feb 09, 2015 3:41 PM

Anonymous
RE: Jean Page
you are very welcome and THANK YOU and your friends and canine pals for all the miles you have driven and trod to contribute to Find A Grave. It IS much appreciated and the effort will be valued for generations to come. I'm grateful to your collaboration!

Added by Anonymous on Feb 08, 2015 4:07 PM

Emma Simmons
RE: Cyrell Bacon
I must say in almost 13 years on this site I have never met such a person. I contacted findagrave. Do not contact me further.

Added by Emma Simmons on Feb 07, 2015 5:29 PM

Emma Simmons
RE: Cyrell Bacon
Page read: Early Settlers
Baptist Church of Poultney, Vermont
page 486. That is Cyrell's parents. I will contact Findagrave. This is my family. Not related to you I imagine.

Added by Emma Simmons on Feb 06, 2015 11:39 PM

Emma Simmons
Cyrell Bacon
Could I please have a tranfer for Cyrell 70214070 to me Emma 46603013? He is the oldest brother of my Great Great Grandfather Harvey Bacon. Thank you for the time you took to set up this memorial for my family and for all the work you do on findagrave.

Added by Emma Simmons on Feb 06, 2015 1:19 PM

Debby (Patt) Margiotta
John Whitmarsh Bishop and Emma
Janet,

You are welcome! I cannot find any indication that they are in Cavendish either except for the stone. I have looked at death certs. It prob is unlikely they would have put them there. I will leave it on seeing the stone is there.

:-)
Debby

Added by Debby (Patt) Margiotta on Feb 05, 2015 5:48 PM

Peter Morgan
Lydia (Morgan) Benson
Hi Janet,

Thank you for taking a great photo of the marker of my 3rd great grand aunt Lydia Morgan (86322128) and her husband.

May I have your permission to us a copy of the photo in my ancestry.com family tree? I will give you proper credit for taking the photo in the caption underneath the photo.

Thanks for considering this.

Peter Morgan

Added by Peter Morgan on Feb 02, 2015 1:28 PM

phillipsp
RE: Duplicate Memorials
No problem. I'm just happy the information is correct now.

Added by phillipsp on Jan 31, 2015 12:32 AM

phillipsp
RE: Duplicate Memorials
Thanks for letting me know. It wouldn't be the first time the old newspapers were wrong about the place of burial. I'll delete mine. I've already deleted the memorial for Clara Burdish (infant daughter of Richard and Mary), who also had a newspaper article stating she was buried in St. Mary's cemetery.

Added by phillipsp on Jan 30, 2015 7:25 AM

MrsB
Koory updates--and an appreciation for your bio
First, thank you for the Koory updates. These memorials are so much better because of volunteers who help each other.
Second, having experienced a scolding, growling request and response from someone not anywhere close to the 4-generation transfer request (I had done SIGNIFICANT work in searching National Archives and crafting a bio), I appreciated reading the comments you put in your profile.
Again, your time and thoughtfulness in sending the Edits is valued by me.

Added by MrsB on Jan 27, 2015 9:36 AM

Marguerite
RE: Ebenezer Warren FAG #29477534
source: Prestonville Cemetery Book @ Mt. Clemens Library in Genealogy Room. I visited the Library this week on Cass Ave. Don't forget to use the profile nos. when you ask a question. We work on hundreds of profiles in a week at many cemeteries in several counties.

Added by Marguerite on Jan 23, 2015 8:43 AM

Sara
RE: The Kelleys
Yes..if you ever need any help in CT...or NC where I am presently on vacation...let me know...always glad to help a "fellow" genealogist!!
Sara

Added by Sara on Jan 22, 2015 7:04 AM

Erik & Karen
# 38633167
I am curious about this internment as you posted 2 different pictures and they don't reference the same person. The bottom one has 'S' for middle name and the death date does not match.

Added by Erik & Karen on Jan 22, 2015 4:38 AM

Sara
RE: The Kelleys
Janet,
I'm thrilled that this edit method has worked out. I've used it for the past few days...and so far..so good. Plus contributor's have e-mailed me with any additional information that they would like me to include. As you've said people easily have a reference/contributor's number for the additions on the memorial pages...so it's a win-win situation!!

Thanks so much for e-mailing me with your thoughts. As always good luck with your genealogy,
Sara

Added by Sara on Jan 21, 2015 6:50 AM

Sara
RE: The Kelleys
Janet,
It was never my intention to cause extra work for contributors who spend so much time and effort doing excellent research of their information/taking gravestone photos etc. The only problem I had was adding (hopefully) correct information and documenting who provided it.

I realize that it is my responsibility to do "due diligence" on edits and I should research all information that I am provided. That being said...when I get 30+ edits each and every day (and we do have other lives besides Find A Grave)..it was impossible to try and thoroughly research everyone's individual edit information. Do I look on Ancestry/the Hale records/the Barbour records/a local historical society/another genealogy website etc?? I even thought about no longer being a part of Find A Grave or occasionally inputting memorial pages.

But...I woke up this morning at 6am with a revelation and a solution to the edit issue. I can just take the 30+ edits as they come every day and go to the indicated memorial page and add the contributor's number as providing that information. It is more work for me either way...but this new way will "annoy" contributors less and make it easier for them to provide links to parents/birth dates/maiden names/correct spellings of last names etc....and not require them to look at my contributor's page and then send an "additions/corrections" edit.

Please don't think that I decided on my original edit declines without many sleepless nights on my part but I think that this new solution will solve the "problem".

Again I am so sorry that this caused you any additional time/research,
Sara

Added by Sara on Jan 19, 2015 6:11 AM

Sara
RE: The Kelleys
Absolutely I will correct any name discrepancies ...just send me a correction on the edit button...and then the "additions and corrections" tab and I will change the name. I just...right or wrong...decline all the edits I receive...over 30 yesterday...and don't look at them one by one to see if they are possibly correct.
It would be so much easier if Find A Grave would add the contributor's number with any edits so that others know how to reach them and where they got that information.
Thanks for your understanding,
Sara

Added by Sara on Jan 18, 2015 1:45 PM

Sara
RE: Oliver Bogue
The only reason that I said "your date conflicts with my data" is because none of the "decline this edit" reasons are any good to explain why I don't accept edits any more....so I just pick the first one. So sorry for any confusion!!

Again the edit way doesn't put the contributor's name on the memorial page...and I have gotten some false information. I have had people ask me where I got the information from...and I don't know. I had over 30 edits today...and I can't possibly research every/all things.

So I came up with this method...we'll see if it works. Send me an edit...then go to the "additions/corrections" tab and include your source and contributor's number and I'll include it on the memorial page so people know who to contact with any questions.

Thanks,
Sara

Added by Sara on Jan 17, 2015 4:35 PM

Ancestral Sleuth
RE: Lucy Mayo
Yes, they did. He died first and she died 6 hrs later. But I can't remember what they died from...

Added by Ancestral Sleuth on Jan 13, 2015 5:44 PM

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