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Samantha (#46860188)
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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.
I wish I could see her face-
I requested she delete her duplicate. I offered to transfer the original to her after the duplicate was gone. She sent me a snotty message refusing. I had her duplicate merged into the original. Now she's got nothin' but her bad attitude to keep her company.
ya know . . some stones in the cemetery are NOT headstones. Sometimes they are just big rocks, or a stone designating the family area, accompanied by individual stones for the individual graves, or a monument for the pioneers or veterans section. You can put some of those photos on each of the family members' memorials if they apply. The rocks . . . well sometimes a rock is just a rock.

Not every building in the cemetery is a Mausoleum. Making a memorial for the shovel shed shows you aren't paying attention.
I am VERY interested in transferring memorials to folks who will actually work on them. I am working on other people's abandoned memorials. I check those memorials for flowers left by relatives so I can offer to transfer to them. It makes my day. However . . .

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.
TRANSFER REQUESTS from people stating they only transfer within Find A Grave guidelines . . . eh . . . live by the sword, die by the sword.
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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Re: Florence R Ragle
Thank you for the info on Amos Ragle. I thought he was probably the husband of Florence, but I had not been able to prove it. Thanks again.
Added by Darlene on Mar 24, 2015 8:36 AM
Carla McClasky
Charles Arthur
I also added James Edward Arthur. He was on the same stone.

Find A Grave Memorial# 144053511
Added by Carla McClasky on Mar 22, 2015 11:29 PM
Dudley Petty
RE: Addie Steinius
Thanks for your help.
Added by Dudley Petty on Mar 20, 2015 6:00 PM
Kristi Bigham
RE: Russell Helmer
Samantha, There is also a temporary type marker (cement slab with a metal nameplate)for Irma Helmer. Are you interested in having that photo also?
Added by Kristi Bigham on Mar 20, 2015 2:32 PM
Thank you!
Appreciate your help!
Added by cbb on Mar 18, 2015 12:03 PM
RE: Oh my
Thanks so much Sam. Why do some people have to be such jerks when they are the ones dupliccating the stuff and then using your picture to boot. LOL
Added by Josway on Mar 18, 2015 4:20 AM
RE: I know . . . right?
I have sent you a copy via e-mail of an official letter and also to Josway. I hope it helps.
Added by Eileen on Mar 17, 2015 6:08 PM
OMG Poor Josway
She is not deserving of this newest rant Her little thorn needs to be removed !
Added by Eileen on Mar 17, 2015 5:43 PM
Perez girl
RE: Virginia Cialetta
Yes, I will accept them. I may have mentioned this in my first message, but she was my husband's great-grandmother.

Thanks, Samantha!

Becky Burgin
Added by Perez girl on Mar 11, 2015 10:56 AM
Oh my, thank you for sending all the SACs. I didn't realize the memorial names had numbers as prefixes! I will dig out the rest of them and fix them. Thank you so much!!
Added by Sue on Mar 09, 2015 2:02 PM
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