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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.

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.
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Michael Hague
Donald A Schott # 134435398
Thanks for the parental links Samantha... Michael
Added by Michael Hague on May 26, 2015 12:30 AM
Rosalie H. Kaufman
Hello from MI
Always good to hear from you Samantha! All is well here. Very hot weather lately & humid. I like to stay indoors with the AC on. Rosalie
Added by Rosalie H. Kaufman on May 17, 2015 6:09 PM
RE: Your duplicates
Added by Gloria32217 on May 16, 2015 6:49 AM
Arlene Ryan
RE: Requesting a transfer
Thanks for the reminder, I usually use the edit and I am not sure why I asked twice. I will be more careful. Thanks for your help. Arlene
Added by Arlene Ryan on May 15, 2015 9:43 PM
Penny Wood Spaziani
Hello Samatha

I went to Fort Bidwell Cemetery and could not locate these folks…
Can you tell me where you got their locations? And names from? Some of the names might be misspelled and the locations are most definitely incorrect.
Looking forward to your response.
Penny Find A Grave 47639767

J Smith
d. 1863
Plot: 23
Requested by Samantha
May 06, 2014
Charles Stevens
d. 1862
Requested by Samantha
May 06, 2014
A Clugh
d. 1872
Plot: Section 1; #17
Requested by Samantha
Jun 06, 2014
George Baker
d. 1870
Plot: Section 3; #1
Requested by Samantha
Jun 06, 2014
Owen Eugen
d. 1871
Plot: Section 3; #18
Requested by Samantha
Jun 06, 2014
William Keenan
d. 1869
Plot: Section 4; #16
Requested by Samantha
Jun 06, 2014
John Lamberd
d. 1875
Plot: Section 2; #16
Requested by Samantha
Jun 06, 2014
Thomas McGregor
d. 1869
Plot: Section 1; #9
Requested by Samantha
Jun 06, 2014
Joseph McGrew
d. 1870
Plot: Section 1; #16
Requested by Samantha
Jun 06, 2014
Dennis Mulgueny
b. 1828, d. 1881
Plot: Section 2; #17
Requested by Samantha
Jun 06, 2014
John Nelson
d. 1881
Plot: Section 3; #17
Requested by Samantha
Jun 06, 2014
John Walker
d. 1874
Plot: Section 2; #10
Requested by Samantha
Jun 06, 2014
Added by Penny Wood Spaziani on May 13, 2015 12:59 PM
Graveyard Walker
RE: help with the Castellis
Glad that I could help...
and motivate (LOL)

Best Wishes and Happy Hunting!
Added by Graveyard Walker on May 08, 2015 10:59 AM
Mary Anne Azzaro
RE: Azzaro
Dear Samantha:

Thank you so much for transferring my family memorials to my care. I appreciate this more than you know and only failed to thank you sooner due to a stroke I suffered around that time. I wasn't able to use the computer then, but have since fully recovered and when I signed in after so long, I was so surprised to see what you had done and couldn't wait to thank you! So, THANK-YOU VERY MUCH,THOUGHTFUL SAMANTHA! It's wonderful and very dear to me. I do have a question if you don't mind; at the top of the page now, there is an option to 'transfer management'; do you know why? Also, a long time ago, someone had posted my grandfather's 'papers' and now they are gone. They're just gone! I can't imagine why someone would go through the trouble to obtain them, (I can't even find them)post them and then a yr. later come back and remove them. It's kind of creepy. I'm positive it wasn't a relative. Can anyone just edit other people's relatives like that?
Thank you once again and God bless.

Most sincerely,

Mary Azzaro

Added by Mary Anne Azzaro on May 08, 2015 1:43 AM
Henry Ruhlman, Saratoga IOOF Cemetery, Memorial # 81684950

Thank you very much for your new information on Mr. Ruhlman! There is very, very little information on the people that are buried in this cemetery, so I am always very happy when someone comes along and is able to add something - birth dates, death dates, birth places, family, a full name... anything! Much appreciated.


Added by Squeak on May 06, 2015 6:55 PM
Michael Hague
Rosalie Mary Canale Sperow # 12/8089639
Samantha, entered your marriage information for Rosalie. Thanks again.... Michael
Added by Michael Hague on May 06, 2015 5:22 PM
RE: New memorial
I feel your pain….really I do!
Added by Cristy on May 02, 2015 1:34 PM
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