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Samantha (#46860188)
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Bio Photo Putting rude messages on my wall because you are angry when your duplicates disappear is uncalled for.

When I state that I will forward your emails to an administrator, that is a fact. Not a threat.

I've been asked why I don't erase the nutty messages people post on wall. Well they are just funny. What's not funny about people who can't compose a simple sentence? Or if they manage to contradict themselves in 2 sentences? Makes me laugh every time I read them.

A duplicate is the copy.
The original is the oldest one.
If there is more than one memorial about the same person, the younger one is the duplicate. Even if it has more information, or if it's your relative, or if it has a photo.
If you don't get it, you are on the wrong site.
PHOTO REQUESTS in Italian Cemetery

Italian Cemetery is open the public. If you are trying to get a headstone photo and you are being told otherwise, you should try directly emailing one of the lovely people who are currently putting headstone photos on the memorials in this cemetery.
TRANSFER REQUESTS posted here on my wall will be ignored.
TRANSFER REQUESTS from people who have duplicates will be ignored.
TRANSFER REQUESTS from people with several "burial unknown" memorials will be ignored.
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 book

Census & other indexes

MO death certificates 1910-1962

San Francisco Mortuary index
On 4 APR 2013 I was blessed to receive hundreds of abandoned memorials in Sonoma County, CA to work on.

On 28 JUL 2013 I was blessed again and received almost 45,000 more abandoned memorials to work on. This time in the Italian Cemetery in Colma, CA.

On that day, my total went up to 49,973. So you can see I'm making a little progress. Just getting the hundreds of duplicates deleted by administration is really dropping those numbers.

I've been asked how I can think it is a blessing to have thousands of half-a$$ed memorials dumped on me in one day when it is obviously a burden. The hundreds of researchers who waited years to see those memorials updated and transferred to their relatives know it's a blessing and they tell me they are glad I let myself be temporarily burdened; then got the clog moving. I am thinking of changing my screen name to "The Plunger".

If you have a headstone photo for a memorial that doesn't ready have one, please stick it on there. I love the headstone photos.

If you have any additional info to assist me in updating them, please send it my way.
Accidents happen. If you see something I need to fix or add to any of my memorials, please let me know.

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.
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 It made me laugh again just telling you about it.
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Carla McClasky
Charles Arthur

If you could so kindly call (816) 353-4438 and ask for the burial location of the person listed above I can then get a picture for you. You then just email me the location and I will get your picture for you. I go there once a week.

Thank you so much for your help,

Carla McClasky
Added by Carla McClasky on Apr 17, 2014 7:02 AM
dennis gard
RE: Dorri's photo
Hi Samantha,

I know I'm not supposed to use copied photos from the web on and I didn't create a duplicate memorial for Birdie Beaver or post any pictures to it. Memorial #72035011 does show up when I searched for it, so I take it the problem no longer exists? Sorry I didn't look into this sooner, but the message got overlooked.

It's a mystery to me how this came about. Can you fill in the blanks for me?

Thank You,

Added by dennis gard on Apr 14, 2014 2:29 PM
RE: Jack Higuera
Sure thanks. You can also wait til you're done with it? Marion
Added by Marion on Apr 14, 2014 11:47 AM
Christine Comella
RE: Harry Salvatore Addiego
Thanks so much for your message! No need to transfer the memorial to me - we are still trying to figure out if Harry Salvatore Addiego and his father are related to one of my cousins.
Added by Christine Comella on Apr 14, 2014 10:09 AM
David M Wilkins
Lucy O is now added
Hello Samantha,

I am distant kin of this John Orndorff branch. Email me if you would like the management of their memorial.

And thanks for getting my attention on this also.

Added by David M Wilkins on Apr 05, 2014 2:18 PM
Mrs Donna Schauss
RE: Duplicates
I've had problems with getting mem pgs deleted for specific members that seem to be inactive. I'd eventually send req. to findagrave. But I never saw one of these mem pgs deleted. They may have come later when I'm no longer working with that cem. Sounds like a good idea to send you the info when I find a duplic. Apprec. it. Thanks. Note: I've gone out of my way to tell one creator to send edit req's to the 1st creator so they can transfer their info before deleting. I should mention one of the reasons I created a duplicate - had to do with picture issues. Was only recently that I had a dah moment - that it wasn't fair to findagrave to have 2 mem pgs in order to get pics of stones posted - since they are not getting The $5 fee for having more than 5 pics on a mem pg. But I can't pay for adding more pics to other member pgs. Is an issue with me also for duplic. pgs yet I've resorted to creating some myself. Just know I'm working on this issue also. etc etc.
Added by Mrs Donna Schauss on Mar 31, 2014 7:57 PM
Mrs Donna Schauss
RE: Duplicates
I've been sending edit requests for duplications as I see them. So that's not a problem to let you know. I've created a 2nd mem pg for dif reasons but have been figuring out ways to avoid this. So if I come across one of mine from past - I "fix" it. If you see I have any - let me know also.
Added by Mrs Donna Schauss on Mar 31, 2014 7:38 PM
Mrs Donna Schauss
RE: Photos on duplciates
There has to be a pic on both mem pgs when there are duplicates - to prevent pic requests. There was 2 mem pgs for someone else that I had claimed the pic req. Then someone else showed up at the same time & took the pic & posted - which is another story since it was my claim. But pt being that it ended up being a duplicate mem pg and already had a pic on one pg. So I deliberately make sure all mem pgs have a pic when avail.
Added by Mrs Donna Schauss on Mar 31, 2014 6:35 PM
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Francisco Vannicolla # 44421666
Teaching a friend about how to do his family tree, this is his Great Grandfather on his mother's side. Any info you might have, plus the photo of the grave site, as implied on the memorial site, would be helpful. Hopefully, there might also be info and a photo of his wife Francesca's grave site? Thanks for your help in advance.

Added by Ret. Sub Sailor on Mar 29, 2014 11:07 AM
Candi Thomas
What you wrote up above is childish. There is problem in the program that should be find. To help with what you are making a big deal of. This is a site that works with ancestry. To help us chain to cousins and family and build our tree.

You behalf is way out there. I am being nice.
Added by Candi Thomas on Mar 24, 2014 7:07 PM
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