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David McInturff (#47179039)
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Bio Photo I was born and raised and work in northern Virginia. I'm a 65 year old Federal Government employee with 42 years of service. Almost ten years after its inception, I found this site quite by accident when a co-worker asked me to help him at lunch time take a photograph of a headstone that was overgrown with bushes. After that, I was hooked fulfilling photo requests, primarily at nearby Arlington National Cemetery.

Then it occurred to me that this would be a great place (free (thus far)) to document my family tree for all to see, which would be based on the extensive genealogical research that my aunt has been doing for the past 15 to 20 years. This project of linking thousands of memorials is going to take a very long time (if it's at all possible) to complete due to several memorial creators, totally unrelated to my family, who will neither transfer ownership nor respond to SAC edits. That is not to say that all memorial creators are like that. Indeed, most are very gracious and totally responsive, and for that, I whole-heartedly thank them.

If I have a memorial for one of your relatives or even someone else whose memorial you're willing to maintain, I'll gladly transfer ownership upon request. Please make your transfer request via the edit tab on the memorial page, and then SAC. I don't understand the reasoning behind many members wanting to hold on to memorials of folks they have no relation to, genetic or otherwise, when there are people willing to maintain them. Findagrave's guidelines are just that, guidelines. The logic behind the beyond-the-two-generation and non-direct-line transfer request guideline from multiple members is specious at best; those requesters would be related and should be able to work out maintenance issues better than the unrelated memorial creator. This shouldn't be a numbers game.

Please see Gathering Roots' bio for a worst-case example of what could have been avoided if the memorial creator had been willing to make transfers. I alone had to re-create over 300 deleted memorials, most of which had photos that were lost and will have to be retaken.

You have my permission to use any of my photos, as long as you include attribution. (Please don't ask, just use them.)
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Jill Palmer
Thank you
Thank you for taking pictures and putting them on Find a grave. I cannot thank you enough for being able to see one of my distant relative's grave that I would never see.

Also thank you for letting us use your photo's with giving reference to you. I have put a few photo's on Find a Grave, but I feel like you, that anyone can use them.

It is so wonderful to be able to use the photo as proof they existed when sometimes you have had a terrible time finding records with their information. This was the case for Elizabeth McNair Kratzaer. I couldn't find any leads on her from when she was a child in Nova Scotia. I pulled out some old records and I found the name of her husband and daughter, and from there I found your photo...

Thank you again

Jill Goodwin Palmer
Added by Jill Palmer on Mar 31, 2015 3:57 PM
Carolyn Whitaker
Eugene Edward Morris
thanks for the great photo.
Added by Carolyn Whitaker on Mar 30, 2015 9:42 PM
Anonymous
Crispins
Thank you very much for the outstanding pictures and the helpful captions.
Added by Anonymous on Mar 30, 2015 7:13 PM
J. Haynes
Thybony
Thank you so much David. Really clear, great pictures.
Judy
Added by J. Haynes on Mar 25, 2015 8:29 PM
Deanna
Floyd Caldwell
Thank you for spending some time to get Floyd's marker photo(s). They are magnificant, truly. What a great cemetery to be a part of preserving!
Added by Deanna on Mar 24, 2015 9:24 AM
delancey23
Thomas Hale photo
Thank you! You posted several very nice photos for Thomas Hale in Arlington. They are beautiful and really capture the scene. Thanks again and very appreciated - Bill Fisher
Added by delancey23 on Mar 20, 2015 9:41 AM
djtruitt
Thank You!
Thank you for taking the beautiful pictures of the gravestone for Walter and Leila Wachtler in Arlington National Cemetery. They are so nicely done, and I appreciate your time and effort very much.
Debbie Truitt, Ottumwa, Iowa
Added by djtruitt on Mar 20, 2015 7:06 AM
Tom Brocher
Anne Gilpatrick/Arlington

Hello David:

Thank you very much for the great photos of Anne's marker at Arlington. I appreciate that you took the photo when the sun was shining on the marker -- it always makes the marker so much more legible when the sun is shining on it!

Anne had a duplicate Find A Grave memorial at Golden Gate National Cemetery where she has no marker, so I appreciate the photo showing that she is indeed buried at Arlington!

Glad that you had some sun today! I know that you have been having a tough winter so it must feel good to see the sun!

Thanks again!

Tom
Added by Tom Brocher on Mar 19, 2015 10:12 PM
Brock Ragus
Recent photo at Arlington
Many thanks for the photos of markers for Col Maurice Kurtz and CSM Frederick Eisenbart. Your photos were excellent. Thanks for your help.
Added by Brock Ragus on Mar 19, 2015 9:16 AM
earl jenkins
RE: skilly mcinturff
david

yes skilly mcinturff was a nick name I believe his first name was Robert I will try and gather some of the info and get back to you.i am also related to skilly also.so some where down the line you and I should be related.yes I am going to get my dna done by ancestry before long.where do you live in Virginia?

earl jenkins
Added by earl jenkins on Mar 17, 2015 8:41 AM
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