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Sidney (#48067839)
 member for 3 years, 3 months, 24 days
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Bio Photo More than two decades ago my mother showed me a notebook she used when she was in high school to record some family history. I've been working on our genealogy ever since. Most of my research involves French Canadian and New England families, as well as my husband's Ohio German and Ukrainian roots.

I love the opportunity that Find A Grave offers for helping others find the missing pieces of their family "puzzles".

Santa Fe National Cemetery: Many thanks to Katrina, who has taken over as curator of the International Wargraves account. With her help I have moved almost 4000 erroneous memorials for veterans who are actually buried elsewhere, and they have merged another 1000 plus duplicates associated with the same original bad uploads. HOWEVER there are still lots of bad memorials listed for Santa Fe. Some are inadvertent duplicates, but most are deliberate errors perpetrated by volunteers who repeatedly violate Find A Grave guidelines prohibiting memorials for living spouses as well as memorials added simply because the person served in the military. If the person is not listed in the Santa Fe National section of the VA's Gravesite Locator at then they are probably NOT buried at SFNC.

Please feel free to use any photo I have taken in on-line or personal family trees. It would be nice if you would credit me for the photo.

If a memorial I have added is a family member of yours, I am happy to transfer management. I will also usually transfer out of FAG guidelines if there is a good reason. Please ask politely. I do not respond well to nastiness.

I am happy to receive edits but please do not ask me to post obituaries unless you wrote them, hold the copyright, or have explicit permission from the writer. This is against Find A Grave policies. Feel free to write a bio yourself paraphrasing the information, but I will remove references to living individuals in most cases for privacy reasons.

Please use the edit tab for corrections and transfer requests, it heads off a lot of potential problems.

PLEASE - No drama.
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Norman Scott
Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph and add his memorial photo to his page.
Added by Christine on Jun 28, 2016 1:45 PM
d huddleston
Thank you for your time and effort taking the Wayland Koogler gravestone photo.
Added by d huddleston on Jun 27, 2016 8:59 PM
Donna Blair
Santa Fe Nat'l Cem.
Sidney, thanks so much for filling my 2 photo requests for Wendell & Lucetta Smith. Much appreciated! I also like the extra shot you got of the gravesite view (what a view!). I've always wanted to get to visit/see NM and AZ sometime before I die. It's a ways from New England, but hopefully it'll happen someday :) Thanks again!
Added by Donna Blair on Jun 27, 2016 7:35 PM
Gwen A
Thank you
Thank you so very much for photographing my great great aunts grave site. I truly appreciate it.
Added by Gwen A on Jun 27, 2016 5:10 PM
Linda Chance
Phillip Durden Photo
Thanks so much for getting this photo for me!!
Added by Linda Chance on Jun 27, 2016 2:04 PM
Bill Barnsley
Nix photo
Thank you very much for the photo of her marker. It really helps with my family research.
Added by Bill Barnsley on Jun 26, 2016 4:38 PM
Thank You
This is my mothers sister. I live in New England and would never have seen it if you hadn't done this work. Thanks so much.
Had all the information but so happy to see her resting place with her husband David.
Added by Jan on Jun 26, 2016 12:15 PM
Thank You
Added by Jan on Jun 26, 2016 12:14 PM
Eleanor Vest
RE: Anthony Orsini
Sorry if I offended you, its just that lately I have received messages telling me that I had to remove my family memorials because some one else put up a memorial after I did because they wanted the memorial for their numbers. I have also reqested memorials of other family members and was told that they would add my information but would not transfer the memorials to me because of the numbers. If I have a memorial that is not a family member I will transfer it as long as there is a connection in some way as long as its not just because of numbers. Mr. Orsini is not a relative of mine. I just happened to be on find a grave when I came across the obiturary and posted it. There was no cemetery listed only that it was a private burial. I also feel that every one deserves a memorial made for them. It helps when doing family research. Find A Grave has helped me connect a lot of my family members together. I'm sorry that I took offense so quickly, I forget that there are other people here that do it for the right reason and not for the numbers. Sorry again, thank you for all that you do. Have a good day. Eleanor
Added by Eleanor Vest on Jun 25, 2016 8:03 AM
Irene Garcia
Thank you again for helping me grow my family tree.
Added by Rosalie on Jun 24, 2016 6:59 PM
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