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Samantha (#46860188)
 member for 7 years, 11 months, 7 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.
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
CA, San Mateo County cemetery bookwaypoints
Census and other indexes
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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Diane Addington
Joseph Tower Templeton
Just a little more info....
For instance this is the relative I am trying to find where he is interred:
Name: Joseph T Templeton

Social Security #: 319092175 Gender: Male Birth Date: 13 Mar 1891 Birth Place: Missouri Death Date: 20 Jul 1967 Death Place: Riverside Mother's Maiden Name: Enlow

Again, any help is appreciated, Diane
Added by Diane Addington on Jul 30, 2014 3:36 PM
Diane Addington
California Death Index
Thank you for posting the info on the varying sites for CA info. I am needing a little help on how to use them. I posted info requesting death info on a relative. Regardless of whether I did "Exact" "Soundex" or the 3rd one (Cannot recall name) it came up "No Matches". I have info from Ancestry on birth death, birth, location etc. but I did not get a positive response. Any help is very much appreciated. Thank you, Diane
Added by Diane Addington on Jul 30, 2014 3:31 PM
Kim Elder
RE: Here you go
Thank you very much.

Added by Kim Elder on Jul 28, 2014 6:49 AM
Wayne Wallace
#79473137 Fulton J Smith
Hi Samantha,

My wife is a descendant of Fulton J Smith and was very surprised to see the information that you have on. This ancestor has proven very, very elusive to searches and information that has been available. Are you related and would you be interested in sharing additional info to assist us? Fulton J Smith left 3 children of which 2 were adopted/name changed to DeKorte and we can provide you some info on that. Thank you.
Added by Wayne Wallace on Jul 27, 2014 8:51 PM
Lisa Serrano
VIOLA, Frank
I can't help but notice in the photo of Frank Viola, there is a large "TRAVERSO" headstone in the background. My grandma Rita's family are Viola, Bevilaqua and Trave4rso, Coggiola.

By way of background, my gtrandma Rita's mother, Angiolina Catterina Maria Viola, was from Calliano, Italy. She married Giovanni Bevilaqua who was from Pentema, Torriglia, Genoa, Italy. Pentema was full of Traversos and Bevilacquas.

I am wondering of you have more info on Frank Viola and where he was from.

Thank you!
Added by Lisa Serrano on Jul 27, 2014 8:22 PM
Candi or Candace....... it will be Candy and no matter how you "wrap it", it's still the same person whose (original Candi) account was removed by Find A Grave, for cause, sheesh.
Added by ResearchRansom on Jul 27, 2014 3:45 PM
Robin Zube
RE: My stalker
I think that's a good idea; she's carried it on too long for it to just be considered a minor irritation now. She's obviously unbalanced, and the sooner you get her to back off the better.
Added by Robin Zube on Jul 27, 2014 2:36 PM
Robin Zube
Candi Thomas
I see that your stalker is back...I don't understand how Findagrave would allow her to create another account and join again. Hopefully they will figure out a way to ban her, although it's probably pretty hard to do since all you need is a new email address. Good luck with your #1 nutjob.
Added by Robin Zube on Jul 27, 2014 2:25 PM
I thought Candi Thomas was no longer allowed on the site? *sigh*
Added by AlbqFirefly on Jul 27, 2014 1:46 PM
Candi Thomas
How are you relate to the Martin's ?
Added by Candi Thomas on Jul 27, 2014 9:25 AM
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