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Carol Page Tilson (#46543875)
 member for 12 years, 11 months, 27 days
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Bio Photo As a former newspaper reporter/photographer, high school journalism teacher, old-fashioned genealogical researcher and long-time Find A Grave member, I believe the best memorial should be correct, as complete as possible, and linked to parents, spouse and children. It should memorialize a person, not just a name.

However, I've been around this site long enough to know this is seldom the case.

As a Family Find A Graver, most of my memorials are for my own or my husband's ancestors and collateral kin, both close and distant, as well as some in-laws. The info comes from genealogical sources: vital records, deeds, probate and miscellaneous other, often obscure, legal documents. Censuses and obituaries provide secondary support.

However, not all memorials are created relatives, surname researchers or those who consider it a service to record burials and photograph markers in their home counties or towns. The most are submitted by folks who know nothing about the people or places. Many are Graves Registry entries, a record of what appears on a headstone or, more often, comes from a published or online burial list. Possibly correct but never complete.

Just because something's "engraved in stone" DOES NOT mean that it's true. For too many reasons to mention, names and dates which end up on grave markers or cemetery listings often are wrong.

If requesting a major alteration via Find A Grave’s “do-it-yourself” edit menu, be kind enough to also send some proof. Those without evidence or "sourced" only by a downloaded family tree will be declined. If you opt to post under an anonymous screen name and not take messages, making it impossible for me to request a source, don't waste your time.

As long as this site is called FIND A GRAVE [and not "List an Ancestor"], I WILL NOT accept edits for links to memorials without complete death dates and places and Burial Unknown. Speculative and/or "Burial Unknown" memorials benefit no one and only diminish the credibility of the site.

I'll gladly transfer memorials to members more closely connected to the individual than I [fourth cousin beats fifth cousin twice removed] if they have additional info to contribute. I'd prefer for memorials of in-laws whom I've not researched in-depth in the care of their direct kin. Please just ask.

I’m fairly easy to get along with unless you want to debate whether FAQs are more important than FACTS. Admittedly, I can misinterpret data as well as anyone and have made my share of typos and drop-down errors. However, to knowingly pass on as fact questionable or undocumented information is something totally beyond me.


14 Jun 2015
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Lisa Wilson
Sinclair Fox
Sinclair Fox is my great-great-great-great grandfather. I am trying to establish my lineage so I can join the DAR. What proof do you have that the date of death is wrong? If you don't want to post it on here, please email me at I believe we are related and I would appreciate any help you could provide as you have been doing this much longer than I have. Thanks
Added by Lisa Wilson on Jun 16, 2015 8:46 PM
Lisa Wilson
Eleazor Fox 147829265
Hi Carol,

If you have additional information on this individual, please share through a message or edit. I have a marriage record for Emerancy and him. Do you happen to know where he is buried? You have been so helpful with the Withee and Fox families. Thank you!
Added by Lisa Wilson on Jun 16, 2015 3:33 PM
Stephanie McGinnis
RE: Rhoda Barber Nichols
Did you have the line for the nichols? I cannot find any good sources. I cannot remember who emailed me the source of Mercy Nichols (mercy disbrow) who was almost executed for being a witch. Thanks!
Added by Stephanie McGinnis on Jun 14, 2015 9:38 PM
Gary Monigold
RE: Dorothy Smith Grabow
Hi Carol, you are very welcome! I'm just glad I was able to help you. I'm not really that fast, you just have exquisite timing! Thank you for all you do to help others in Find A Grave. Have a good day. Gary.
Added by Gary Monigold on Jun 08, 2015 7:01 PM
RE: Eva Barden
You're very welcomed, if there is anything else I can do just let me know.
Added by Mary on May 03, 2015 4:00 PM
Bardens in Greenridge
I fulfilled your photo request, but there is an additional Barden. Eva Holcomb Barden 1864-1942, if you create memorial I'll add pics.
Added by Mary on May 02, 2015 4:03 PM
RE: Schuyler Markers
It was my pleasure. I also took photos of Lambert family. Wasn't sure if they were relation or not but I see now they are and so I uploaded then for you. :) anymore I can do in my area for you I will.
Added by ABBBLarsen on Apr 16, 2015 10:09 PM
Elnora Beach
I emailed you some interesting information:)
Added by HiD on Apr 11, 2015 11:58 AM
You're words are kind and my pleasure to help in any way. I emailed you some information.
Added by HiD on Apr 11, 2015 10:51 AM
Walter and Flora Beach
You are very welcome and my pleasure to help you on your family tree research. Do you have the kids information? I found some information on them wanted to cross reference the information.
Added by HiD on Apr 11, 2015 7:03 AM
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