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Ed Smith (#47100545)
 member for 5 years, 8 months, 4 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.

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.

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.

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.

When requesting a transfer, use the EDIT TAB on the memorial and state your relationship. If it falls within Find A Grave guidelines I will complete the transfer. If there is no relationship noted, the relationship is outside Find A Grave Guidelines or the request is posted on my profile page, it will be ignored and deleted.

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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L. Forbes
Floyd Forbes
There is a duplicate, do you think he will remove his?

Floyd Forbes
Created by: Donald E. Riise
Record added: Jul 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54922606
Added by L. Forbes on Oct 17, 2014 5:02 PM
Tricia Stewart
Alma Judson Moffet
Thank you for the memorial transfer and for the beautiful message you placed. :) Your kindness in caring for him is greatly appreciated.

Tricia Stewart
Added by Tricia Stewart on Oct 13, 2014 1:45 PM
Heidi Nash
William Schmidt Transfer
Thank you for the memorial transfer. It is really appreciated.

Added by Heidi Nash on Oct 12, 2014 9:19 PM
Managing Leo Manford Isenhower Memorial
Thank you for transfering the management of my grandfather's memorial over to me, for the work you put into creating and taking care of it, as well as for the kind words you left on it.
Added by TMontez on Oct 12, 2014 9:54 AM
Beulah Cook Drew
Thank you for the correction on her memorial!
Added by duck77 on Oct 10, 2014 10:55 AM
Amy Wolfe
luis castaneda
Thank you so much for the transfer and kind words. Touched jessicas heart greatly.
Added by Amy Wolfe on Oct 07, 2014 8:16 PM
Gary and Carrie Lewis
Hi Ed,
I want to thank you for transferring Morris, Patricia & Cerina to me. Your kind words brought tears to my eyes. I added a picture to Morris's memorial & I'm forever grateful.
Added by Gary and Carrie Lewis on Oct 06, 2014 10:44 PM
Genealogy Buff
Thank you for all you do
I was looking at the Walter Ditmas Watkins memorial and noticed you have added almost 92,000 names. You must be one very special person to take the time to do this. Walter Watkins is on my husband's side of the family tree - he was married to a distant cousin.
Thank you for all you do for others.

Joan in SoCal
Added by Genealogy Buff on Oct 06, 2014 9:44 PM
Jerry Reiswig-82nd Airborne
Modesto Pioneer Cemetery
Thanks for transferring Clifford Leon Bechthold to me.
I deleted the one I had.

Added by Jerry Reiswig-82nd Airbor... on Oct 04, 2014 9:36 PM
Dennis & Linda
RE: Thomas Washington Gibson
Thank you. However, I was only concerned about the birth location, which did not show anything but Arkansas when I viewed the memorial.
Added by Dennis & Linda on Oct 01, 2014 7:17 PM
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