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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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Peggy Joy
RE: Photo clippings
Ok will start sending them to your email...Peggy
Added by Peggy Joy on Feb 20, 2015 10:39 AM
Peggy Joy
RE: Dudley Philbrick in Ukiah
Samantha, you are welcome. I can send you news clippings from the local papers for some of the Philbrick's if you would like them......Peggy
Added by Peggy Joy on Feb 20, 2015 10:12 AM
RE: Re: Florence Estelle Schuldt (Dalbey)
Thank you for the information. No I do not wish to take over this site. Not even sure what that means. I realize it says I have been a member 5 months, but I am so new to how find-a-grave works I am still figuring it all out. I am not related to the Dalby clan. I was helping a friend research their tree. I do appreciate your very quick response to my question. It helps me understand the family lines as displayed.

I admire all of those, people like yourself, who put in tons of hours so many of us can find a hint about our relatives without ever leaving our living rooms. Especially for us oldsters with limited mobility or access to travel.

I would be happy to help in some small way if needed.

Thank you very much.
Added by Sandra on Feb 12, 2015 9:38 AM
If she wants to add the additional info onto hers then I will or she can transfer them over to me. Jason Amos Keith and Josephine Frances Jolly are my great grandparents
Added by Phoenix on Feb 12, 2015 1:39 AM
James Bisso
RE: Luigi Bisso
Hi, Samantha.

James Bisso, buried in the same plot, 147, is the son of Luigi. I've modified his data also. I don't think any of the other Bissos are relatives, but will review them, too.

About transfer of the Bissos at the Italian cemetery, it's OK with me.

thanks, jim
Added by James Bisso on Feb 11, 2015 2:08 PM
RE: Nancy Strong
You are welcome.
Added by RickC on Feb 08, 2015 5:48 PM
Clarice Courneya
Leeland Rasmussen-70769840
Samantha, do you have any records of Leeland parents buried in Forestview Cemetery? His parents were William Ralph Rasmussen-died July 8, 1988, Sebastopol and Velma Gertrude Thomas-died September 18, 1989.
Thanking you in advance.
Clarice Courneya
Added by Clarice Courneya on Feb 03, 2015 4:22 PM
W Henwood
RE: Margaret Needham Inman
That would be great, thank you! I've been trying to link relatives as I find them (and as I find the time) -
Added by W Henwood on Feb 02, 2015 3:06 PM
RE: Alma Monheit
It was for me obvious as Frank is my mothers maiden name as well.
Added by B J on Feb 02, 2015 11:40 AM
Alma Monheit

Wow thanks for all the updated info. You sent an edit for Alma that her "nickname" is Frank? Please let me know for sure that is correct as its her maiden name; could be could not be correct.

Added by B J on Feb 02, 2015 11:13 AM
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