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Samantha (#46860188)
 member for 8 years, 3 months, 28 days
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Bio Photo I send out 50 corrections a day so if you email me, please remind me which memorial we are talking about.

A duplicate is the copy. Even if it has more information, or if it's your relative, or if it has a photo.
The one in the correct cemetery wins no matter how old it is.
If you don't get it, you are on the wrong site.
ya know . . some stones in the cemetery are NOT headstones. You don't make a memorial for a stone that designates a family area. You can put that photo on each of the family members' memorials.
TRANSFER REQUESTS posted here on my wall will be ignored. Use the 'edit' tab.
TRANSFER REQUESTS from people who have duplicates will be ignored. Clean up your mess.
TRANSFER REQUESTS from people with several "burial unknown" memorials that are not cremains will be ignored. Put things where they belong.
LINKS to "burial unknown" that are not cremains will be ignored. This isn't your scrap book, it's a website called FIND A GRAVE. Go find it, then add it.
Some free sites I find helpful:
CA birth index 1905-1995
CA death index 1905-1939
CA death index 1940-1997
Census and other indexes
Italian Cemetery Records
MO death certificates 1910-1962
San Francisco Mortuary index
On 28 JUL 2013 I was blessed to receive almost 45,000 abandoned memorials to work on in the Italian Cemetery in Colma, CA. On that day, my total went up to 49,973.

A year later the cemetery is really taking shape with so much help from so many people. I can't begin to thank everyone for; spending hours in the cemetery fulfilling photo requests, contributing obituaries, spending countless hours looking at indexes to send me edits, matching the memorials of individual body parts with the memorial for the rest of the body, taking entire families off my hands to work on even if they weren't relatives, and pointing out the duplicates to eradicate. Oh the thousands of duplicates. It was mind boggling.

My special thanks go to the people who have helped me do an intense search on memorials when their relatives in Italy email me requesting any information I can find.

I want to thank all the photographers out there getting headstone photos on memorials so the rest of us can sit on the couch and 'visit' our relatives. You may never know just how grateful we are.
What makes me smile?
*Seeing a duplicate disappear.
*Seeing a duplicate maker disappear.
*Memorials that have men with maiden names.
What makes me laugh out loud?
*Getting a transfer request sent to my email with no memorial number, no last name, and no member number.
ha ha It made me laugh again just telling you about it.
What makes me wonder?
*Seeing a contributor's bio with all the information needed to fill out a credit card application. Can you say "identity theft"?
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Good Morning Samantha,
Apparently some people don't understand the reason this site was started or the role we have as volunteers and contributors to this site. I know how much time is involved for those of us who work tirelessly for all the right reasons, yet some want to waste that time with inappropriate outbursts. Perhaps the best thing to tell this individual and others is this site has rules, abide by them and when asked to edit a memorial do it, perhaps if it was done right to begin with or in the case of duplicates, not done at all, we wouldn't be having this conversation. Thanks for all you do Samantha and the constant support and help, you are appreciated.
Added by Hannah on Dec 20, 2014 6:30 AM
Happy Holidays!
Seems like we all got early presents with that lump of coal. Apparently you can't always get the good presents. It's probably time to knock back another one. You're the best for all that you do.

Happy Holidays.
Added by SFLondon on Dec 20, 2014 12:57 AM
Whoa!! Rotten apples anyone?
Dear Samantha, I love your sarcasm.

You work hard to get things done on findagrave and you take allot of crap from people because of it. Way back when Dori-gate started, our "team" got stuff done thru perseverance and dedication, and we've been doing it ever since.

And we all continue to get things done, DESPITE the occasional rotten apple inside the barrel.

Added by Colletta on Dec 19, 2014 7:18 PM
Irene Smith-Rice
Samantha... sit yourself back with another cold beverage..
and mind your own business, stop interjecting sophomoric responses when you don't know the entire story. You appear to be a bit on the nosy side and can't resist the temptation to stay out of something that doesn't concern you. So do like you said you wanted to do - sit down and throw back another drink.. it might help to keep that big nose of yours where it belongs. Or maybe that's your problem??
Added by Irene Smith-Rice on Dec 19, 2014 1:42 PM
Irene Smith-Rice
Your attempt at sarcasm is not appreciated, immature and not necessary. roflmbo
I see you have been mistaken for an administrator. We should celebrate your imagined promotion. Let's sit back with a cold beverage and watch the duplicates disappear.
Added by Irene Smith-Rice on Dec 19, 2014 12:08 PM
RE: Peter Genasci
Yes, this is my grandfather and I would be glad to maintain his grave.

Thank you,

Added by egenasci on Dec 17, 2014 2:18 PM
Michael Hague
RE: Italian Cemetery
Samantha, There are many other steps that I do to enhance the memorial information. Keep up the good work my friend... Michael
Added by Michael Hague on Dec 16, 2014 12:38 AM
RE: Thank you for the flower
I seem to attack the shall we say the misguided ,guess they don't know they making fouls of there selves and well anyway thanks for the encouragement GOD bless . Jarrott
Added by JARROTT P. COX on Dec 15, 2014 1:14 PM
Ruby Rogers McCormick
Gail B Anderson
and Gail B Andreson Find A Grave Memorial# 73256889 and 73615156 You are welcome, Have a nice evening
Added by Ruby Rogers McCormick on Dec 15, 2014 1:24 AM
Ruby Rogers McCormick
Gail B Anderson, Find A Grave Memorial# 73615156
"From: Samantha
You made 2 memorials for Gail B Andreson. Please delete one.
I sent you a message several months ago through the memorial, so now I'm trying this route."

Wow! you are a up-tite person, mellow out Samantha. That problem was taken care of when you informed me of it months ago. We are all out here doing the best we know how. For every minute you are angry you lose 60 seconds of happiness. If there is any thing else I can help you with don't hesitate to ask. Please make sure you know what you are referring to. Hope I didn't delete the wrong one but seance they were both alike who knew? Merry Christmas

Added by Ruby Rogers McCormick on Dec 14, 2014 11:22 PM
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