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Ed Smith (#47100545)
 member for 6 years, 1 month, 10 days
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I have met many wonderful people on Find A Grave. Thanks to all the contributors for all you have done and continue to do. Thanks everyone for all the suggested corrections, and extra information provided to me.

Unfortunately, there have been a number of individuals who do not understood that we are volunteers, who have been rude, who have been otherwise abusive or who have been frankly bizarre. Because of this, I will follow the Find A Grave guidelines. It is about the hunt, not the numbers. But dealing with some of the Find A Grave members and interlopers, I have learned to follow the guidelines.

UPDATES AND CORRECTIONS:
I am always happy to to update or correct memorials but PLEASE use the "EDIT" tab on individual memorials to suggest information corrections or additions. This sends a direct link to the memorial as well as your own profile page. If a request is left on my profile page it will be ignored and deleted. I just don't have the time to search for the individual memorial and then make the update.

MISTAKES:
If you discover that I have made a mistake or created a duplicate later than one you created, please use the Edit tab and send me the correction and I will delete the duplicate immediately. And please be nice. A simple request is all I ask. I strive to have my memorials as accurate as possible, but I am human and I will make mestakes.

TRANSFERS:
I will only transfer listings of one's direct relatives within four generations as defined in Find A Grave Guidelines. This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents. Simply having someone in your family tree is not grounds for a management transfer request. Consider using the Virtual Cemetery feature. It's an easy way to collect all of your ancestors either in one big VC or you can have several VCs for various family lines.

A CALLING:
What calls us to find the ancestors? It goes beyond a simple curiosity. We are taken over, compelled, as if possessed by something bigger than us that is begging to be revealed. There is one of us in most every family, called to be the scribe. I am but one of the many in the long line of storytellers of our clan. Like others I am called to gather and assemble the ancestorsóto breathe life back into them as far back as we can reach. We take what we find and chronicle the facts of their existence, remembering their names and who they were and what they did. They are the sum of who we are, for without them, we would not exist. We greet those who came before us, restoring their place in the familial line. We scribe their stories and their histories. We search for them in public libraries, county records, and weed-filled or well-kept cemeteries. We comb through yellowed newspapers, family archives, and lovely old letters and photo albums. We find them! And in finding themówe find ourselves.
Catherine (Clemens) Sevenau, Sep 2009
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shari desilva
Michael Mathis #40762907
My name is Shari Mathis-DeSilva and my brother is Michael Glenn Mathis. I came upon the Find a Grave site by accident and being that i can never find anything when googling my brothers name, which i find quite strange, i decided to see if his gravesite would come up. Not only was i surprised that it did,i was more surprised to see your name as the one who put it there. I am curious as to who or what made you put his info and pic of his headstone on this site a few yrs ago. I would appreciate it if you could possibly let me know. Thank you, Shari DeSilva
Added by shari desilva on Mar 25, 2015 4:16 AM
BLV
Lena Agnes Sullivan Smart
Thank you and much appreciated for adding the information in the Bio section of Lena's memorial.

Beverly (BLV)
Added by BLV on Mar 25, 2015 12:02 AM
Lisa Bailey
Eliz. Flinders Justice
It appears that you have 2 memorials for her:
57314278 and 57315810
Can you check this? Thank you.
Added by Lisa Bailey on Mar 24, 2015 1:16 AM
Terry Prizer
Mary and Joseph Large
Huff Cemetery, Sevier County, TN
They are also my fourth great grandparents. I (and other cousins) are wondering how our ancestry lineage lines up? Please email me privately (listed on my contributor bio). Thanks for all your contributions.
Added by Terry Prizer on Mar 16, 2015 9:58 AM
Clark Vinson
Photo request
Thanks you so much for taking the time to photograph Michael Alan Jones' grave marker. I know how much work it is and I really appreciate it.
Clark Vinson
Added by Clark Vinson on Mar 06, 2015 9:54 AM
Cheryl Moore
38490864
Thank you for the transfer of John's memorial. I didn't expect it in such a speedy manner. It's very much appreciated.

Cheryl Moore
Find A Grave# 47831716
Added by Cheryl Moore on Mar 01, 2015 1:08 PM
Steven L. Rowe
Lewis and Lucy Richards
Is the grave of Lewis Richards (#54809720) adjacent to that of Lucy A. Richards (#54809722)? Your information shows them both in BK 79, Lot 2 of the Oakdale Citizens Cemetery, with Lucy in GR 4. I believe that Lucy was the second wife of my great grandfather, Charles L. Rowe. After Charles died in 1905, she married a Lewis Richards.
Added by Steven L. Rowe on Feb 28, 2015 7:43 PM
Justaheinz
RE: Kathryn & Phillip Ranzo
Mr. Smith.....I thank you for your service as a police officer in one of the most dangerous cities in the state. I knew Kathy very well and a nicer person would be very hard to imagine. I just went completely numb when my sister told me that Kathy had passed away and how to she died, horrific. It is too bad that your weapon didn't spontaneously discharge when it was in the presence of Kathy's killer. Just my honest thought Sir. Thank you for posting the little story I wrote.
Added by Justaheinz on Feb 25, 2015 12:42 PM
Susan Sykes
Millie Chandler
i just found your post of my husband's grandmother, Millie Chandler. I just wanted to thank you for your work on Find A Grave.
Susan Sykes
Lincoln, CA
Added by Susan Sykes on Jan 31, 2015 7:07 PM
sanjlewis
RE: Jeff & Mary Chapman; Joseph & Rose Lewis
Ed,
Thank you so much for caring for my grandparents' memorials all these years. And thank you, also, for the kind messages you left for them and for me. Your kindness, generosity, diligence and dedication will surely be rewarded and is most appreciated by all family historians who visit your well maintained memorials. Thank you so much for transferring my loved ones to my care. I can't express how much this means to me.
-sanjlewis-
Added by sanjlewis on Jan 20, 2015 5:07 PM
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