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Samantha (#46860188)
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Bio Photo If I have a memorial you are interested in, just ask. I'm still looking for homes for over 25,000 memorials.

I don't link to "Burial Unknown". This isn't your note folder. If you want me to put the names of the parents or spouse in the bio section, send me the name in a suggestion.

Before you send me an 'edit' to link to a spouse, take a moment to see if YOU have the memorial for the spouse. If so . . . why are you sending me that 'edit'? Just link them.

I am on here every day fixing the tens of thousands of memorials entrusted to me my the administration. If you want one, let me know. If you see some stupid message left in the note area about only updating the memorial if someone asks; that's not my work. You have found a memorial I haven't gotten to yet. If you have something constructive to add, use the 'edit' tab and let me know. Otherwise, it'll still be there when I get to it.

If you discover someone has transferred a duplicate to you, I can get that taken care of if you transfer that duplicate to me.

I don't, knowingly, put the names of living people on memorials. If you see something I missed, please let me know so I can delete it. If you are composing an email to me with all the names of the living descendants you want me to put in the bio of a memorial, including your own name, save us both some time . . you to write it; me to read it and delete it.

I transfer to folks who seem sincerely interested in their family & friend's memorial.

I like to look up additional info. for other people's memorials. More folks should hop off the 'flower' button and hop on a death index or the census, and send some 'edit's, to actually improve more memorials on the site.
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Some free sites I find helpful:
CA birth index 1905-1995

CA death records 1905-1939
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-26181-10870-88#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fcollection%2F1932433%2Fwaypoints

CA death records 1940-1997
http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ca/death/search.cgi

Italian Cemetery records
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-20415-27153-81?cc=1922526&wc=SNBC-GPD:217511401,217558001#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FSNBC-L29%3A217511401%3Fcc%3D1922526

MO death certificates 1910-1964

San Francisco Mortuary index
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ADDING A LINK IN THE BIO
If you want to add a link to another memorial in the bio of a memorial copy&paste this in the bio;
< a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=Put Memorial Number Here">Put Name Here< /a>

You will need to remove the space between < and a at the beginning as well as the space between the < and / at the end. The spaces were added here to actually show you the code. Then replace "Put Memorial Number Here" with the memorial number you want to make a link to. Replace "Put Name Here" with the name you want to be in blue as the link.
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On 28 JUL 2013 I was blessed to receive almost 45,000 abandoned memorials to work on in Italian Cemetery in Colma, CA.
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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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OH WHAT TO DO WITH ALL THOSE LAST NAMES OF A DISCIPLE OF ELIZABETH TAYLOR -
You want to acknowledge all the marriages, but you don't want a crappy looking memorial with 6 last names crammed into the maiden and/or last name space.
Find A Grave suggests;
The 'last name' is the name that is on the headstone. Include other married names as part of the biography section. The 'maiden name' space is only for her maiden name.
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GreenHills Stones Calling
RE: Francesca Orlando 44409917
Thank you for contacting me. I see I failed to send edits after leaving a flower note.

I have just submitted edits to you through the edit tab.

With appreciation,
Susan

Added by GreenHills Stones Calling on Jul 21, 2016 5:55 PM
Sam
Thanks
Hi Samanth, I live in Douglas County Oregon and most of my relatives on my maternal side are interred in Douglas County and Lane County graveyards. Thanks for trasferring Edith Chaney. Feel free to transfer any other IOOF Myrtle Creek, Lane County, or other Douglas County, OR memorials to me. Thanks so much!
Added by Sam on Jul 21, 2016 1:43 PM
Adele
RE: Vera Fredrick
Hello Samantha - thank you for the information regarding the grave of Vera Fredrick. Would you be so kind as to Transfer Management to me
Adele (#47556211)and I will update her. Also thanks for requesting a photo, much appreciated.
Added by Adele on Jul 17, 2016 9:32 AM
CJ Francis
RE: Grace
Family records do not list Grace's maiden name so the information on her son John W Odger's funeral record is greatly appreciated.
I have seen it elsewhere as possibly Grace Krase or Crase. It will be interesting to research the name Whitteberry.

Clara's (John W Odger's wife) maiden name is Hall The first names of their parents are listed on their 5 September 1878 Wisconsin marriage record
Added by CJ Francis on Jul 12, 2016 4:55 PM
CJ Francis
Mother of John W Odgers
The funeral records of John W Odgers memorial # 81876867 are handwritten and difficult to read. Could his mother's first name be Grace?

Grace Odgers and her husband John Odgers immigrated from Cornwall England in 1843 She died 5 September 1897 in Iowa, Wisconsin. The family history states the same information for their son John W Odgers as found on this find a grave memorial.
Added by CJ Francis on Jul 12, 2016 1:12 PM
Nancy Martin
Luigi & Filomena Orlando
Hi Samantha,

Thank you for all of your great work! You are maintaining the memorials for my great-great grandparents, Luigi (Louis) Orlando #44409922 and Filomena Florence Carlo Orlando #44409916. I maintain the memorials for some of their children and grand children and I would like maintain theirs as well. Would you please transfer the management of their memorials to me?

Thank you!
Nancy Martin
Added by Nancy Martin on Jul 11, 2016 3:59 PM
Linnea Deeds
David Edward Deeds
Thanks, Samantha, for your quick reply. Is there any way to put me in contact with the person who provided you the information? I'm leaving out tht info for privacy sake. Thanks again. Linnea
Added by Linnea Deeds on Jul 07, 2016 8:26 AM
Linnea Deeds
David Edward Deeds
Samantha -

I appreciate all the work you've done on maintaining memorials. I see you maintain my 2nd great grandfather's memorial David Deeds.

I am curious if you have any information on where this note came from:
David was raised by his grandparents Jacob & Isabel Deeds and also lived in an orphanage in Springfield, MO for part of his childhood.

We do not have information on his biological father and a genealogist I hired questioned if his mother was actually Margaret Deeds Crouse or another of the Deeds sisters. Anything you might have would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Linnea
Added by Linnea Deeds on Jul 06, 2016 9:27 PM
timothy smith
Keefer cemetery
Hi Samantha,
I have a question about the Smith's that you have in Keefer cemetery outside Corinth Ky.
Most of these are my family if not all, but the care taker at the church is telling me he isn't able to find any internment record for several of your entrees...Porter Edward Smith M#70298735, and then one you have as just "Smith" b.1884 d.1953 M#70298842.
Have you been to this cemetery or is your information coming from the death certificats.
I'm having issues trying to get a location within the cemetery, I was at the cemetery 3yrs ago and the only markers I found was that of Lafayette Smith and his wife Melissa my GGGrand parents which you have posted.
I just created a new posting for Charlie B. Smith b.1889 d.1967 my Great Grandfather and I believe the posting you have M#70298842 that I mention above is Charlie's wife Amanda Smith b.1884 d.1953 so i'll be doing an edit request for this.
Anyway all that info i'm interested in knowing if you have any info on the locations within the cemetery as it seems many don't have a marker.
thank you , Timothy Smith #47516372
Added by timothy smith on Jul 06, 2016 11:28 AM
Peggy Bargen Duey
RE: Oosp
You might need either more coffee or some chocolate or both!!! lol
Added by Peggy Bargen Duey on Jul 02, 2016 5:43 AM
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