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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.

DUPLICATES
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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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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Travelingal
Siri
I have added the Italian Cemetery and linked her to her husband. You may now delete the dupe for Olga. Thanks so much.
Added by Travelingal on Aug 22, 2014 4:38 AM
Bernice
Re: #44399915 Vincenzo Gotelli
Hello Samantha,
I am sending you this message to thank you for all the great tips you have for researching! I used your tip for <> and found the site to be a gold mine of useful information!
Thanks for sharing!
Bernice in Rotterdam, NY

Added by Bernice on Aug 11, 2014 4:41 AM
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Mary Minkler
Another for ya
Added by ProgBase on Aug 04, 2014 7:28 AM
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Levi Minkler
All yours
Added by ProgBase on Aug 04, 2014 7:27 AM
sue walkemeyer
RE: Some Civil Bend Cemetery duplicates
I went ahead and deleted all:
James Boggs 28724173
John Boggs 28724227
Bertha Boyer 117153639
Blanche Boyer 117153622
they are not my family. so I hope people have all the dates ect.
Added by sue walkemeyer on Aug 03, 2014 11:09 AM
sue walkemeyer
RE: Some Civil Bend Cemetery duplicates
I left my boyer's because they have dates. the other ones didn't. thx deleted boggs
Added by sue walkemeyer on Aug 03, 2014 10:55 AM
Diane Addington
California Death Index
Samantha, Thank you very much for the info. I will e-mail you shortly with a few more questions. Thank you for taking the time to help me. DAM
Added by Diane Addington on Aug 02, 2014 2:24 AM
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.

Kim
Added by Kim Elder on Jul 28, 2014 6:49 AM
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