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Samantha (#46860188)
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Bio Photo 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.

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.
Some free sites I find helpful:
CA birth index 1905-1995

CA death records 1905-1939

CA death records 1940-1997

Italian Cemetery records,

Old Newspapers

MO death certificates 1910-1964

San Francisco Mortuary index
If you want to add a link to another memorial in the bio of a memorial copy&paste this in the bio;
< a href=" 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.
On 28 JUL 2013 I was blessed to receive almost 45,000 abandoned memorials to work on in the Italian Cemetery in Colma, CA.
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.
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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Marcia Lynne vonGunden
Transfers & thank yous X2
Hello again Samantha,
Thank you for your generosity in transferring:
Eugenio J "Gene" Maggio # 44404015
& his wife;
Rena T. # 44404018
to my care.
As I receive more information, I will be adding it to Our shared memorials.
With sincerest appreciation,
# 47059326
Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on Feb 03, 2016 8:02 PM
Etruscan Fresco
RE: Gustavo Nofori
I can take it over. If it hadn't been for Find a Grave he would have been lost to us. Thank you.
Added by Etruscan Fresco on Jan 30, 2016 12:03 PM
Caryn Dugo
RE: The Moreci family in Italian Cemetery, Colma, CA
Hi. Noticed the duplicate I created for Rose this morning and deleted one of them. Sometimes, my computer is sooooo slow in processing a link, I get impatient and press it a second time...!
I havent really gone through the names at the Italian Cemetery, so I really dont know if I am related to anyone there...It really bothers me to see someone out there alone, and that is what I was doing with these Moreci's. Just linking them together, and filling in dates and places if I possibly could.
Since I have access to birth death and marriage records from the town in Sicily that my great grandparents are from, I have also been trying to match these records up with their death certs here in the US. Hence several of my newest entries were mostly born in Altavilla Milicia Sicily.
Thank you for your seemingly tireless work with the memorials that ended up in your lap. Yeah, somebody has to take care of them..but wow! Lots of work
Added by Caryn Dugo on Jan 26, 2016 10:53 AM
Dusty Bainter
RE: Your Grates
That would be awesome. Thanks
Added by Dusty Bainter on Jan 14, 2016 5:23 AM
Ruth Mary Barker & August Barker McPeak Cemetary
Hello! My grandmother lost her sister and brother to a fever when they were very young, and has been trying to find where they've been buried. I was wondering if you could get a photo of their grave marker? We know they're at McPeak but we can't seem to find their grave. Thank you so much.
Added by Maribella1558 on Jan 12, 2016 3:30 PM
Paul R
RE: fixing sloppy spread sheets

Just a heads up. That was just the first one I found. I have identified 425 memorials in that cemetery that need fixing.

Have a good day,
Added by Paul R on Jan 10, 2016 1:03 PM
Clyde Taylor
Hi there..just wanted to check and see if you are a relative of Clyde Taylor..I processed your edit..Clyde parents lived next door to my Grandparents for many, many years in Oroville. I found his obit in my Grandmothers things and posted it..anyway if you are related to him I would be happy to transfer his Memorial to you..just let me know...Sincerely, Wendy
Added by Wendy on Jan 04, 2016 11:02 PM
Sandi Bordelon
RE: Hetzel
Thanks, Samantha! No, I'm of no relation so I don't need it transfered. Just passing time!

Added by Sandi Bordelon on Dec 28, 2015 7:47 PM
Dusty Bainter

I'm Dusty Bainter. I have been doing some family research and John Jahu Grate is my Great Great Great Grandfather. I was wondering what information if any you had on him.

I'm Carolyn Catherine Grate (Bainter)'s grandson.
Added by Dusty Bainter on Dec 17, 2015 1:38 PM
Mary Vanderburg Stone
RE: Here you go
Thank you for transferring the memorials, Samantha, and for uploading the cemetery grave records, also. I will enjoy adding information to that which you have already posted. Best regards, Mary
Added by Mary Vanderburg Stone on Dec 15, 2015 8:49 PM
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