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Sidney (#48067839)
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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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Judy Gayle Leach Dubour
RE: Edwina Sword
Edwina Gallego Sword #166126810

Hello Sidney,
Thank you for adding the info I had.

Yes, I would like to have Edwina's memorial page. That would be very nice. I will be waiting for the update of the real marker.

I read your Bio & saw that you have a French Canadian & New England heritage. My husband has French Canadian as well & Massachusetts along with Hereon Indian.

You are doing an awesome job with the info you put into Find A Grave. Thank you.

Added by Judy Gayle Leach Dubour on Jul 28, 2016 3:14 AM
Joseph & Emma Sharits
Sidney thank you very much for the fine pictures of my family. Sparky
Added by Sparky on Jul 27, 2016 7:06 PM
Thank you so much for fulfilling my photo request, I appreciate your time. I am not sure why they posted sideways.
Added by Eve on Jul 27, 2016 5:35 PM
Linda Page Brownfield
Robert Herbert Williams
Thanks for the heads up re my duplicate memorial. I have deleted it. Many thanks for your hard work on Find A Grave!
Added by Linda Page Brownfield on Jul 27, 2016 12:46 AM
William Donahey
bruce williams
Real name is Albert Burton Williams.
Added by William Donahey on Jul 26, 2016 1:30 PM
Curtis Ashwell,Sante Fe National
Thank you for checking Santa Fe National for Curtis Ashwell. It does appear that there is a duplicate memorial for him, one in New Mexico and one in Tahoma. I will report the issue with the hope of having it corrected.

Kind regards,
Added by KDorsey on Jul 25, 2016 6:59 PM
A Horan
RE: Shaun Covington in Arlington
Hi, thank you for your quick response to my SAC. Shaun Covington's father's name was Baumgardner; Shaun has two brothers, one is a Covington, the other a Baumgardner. A grandmother had the last name Budd. And Shaun's wife has a different last name, presumably she kept her maiden name. With all the different last names floating around, I do not disagree with your decision to not make the link. I'll check some more to see if I can determine where his mother is buried, but I do think that may be one reason he came to ANC, is because his mother is there.
Thanks again!
Added by A Horan on Jul 24, 2016 7:51 PM
Thank you for the pictures
Santa Fe National Cemetery
Santa Fe
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA
Plot: 9, 0, 191
Added by DreamWalk YARBROUGH on Jul 22, 2016 1:24 PM
Thomas L. Harman
Beverly Frisch

I also appreciate you posting the shared stone for Owen and Beverly on Beverly's memorial as well.

Thanks again.

Added by Thomas L. Harman on Jul 22, 2016 12:21 PM
Thomas L. Harman
Owen Frisch
Thank you so much for taking the time to fill my request for Owen's tombstone.

All our veterans should be so honored.

I do appreciate the kindness.

Added by Thomas L. Harman on Jul 22, 2016 12:19 PM
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