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Ed Smith (#47100545)
 member for 5 years, 10 months, 1 day
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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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Connie Saculla
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Keep up all your great work Ed !
Appreciate all you do,
Connie Saculla in Stockton
Added by Connie Saculla on Dec 17, 2014 12:59 PM
Sherry Wolford
RE: Question
I have no idea how he got from Kentucky to Cali so I am a bit surprised, but thank you so much for the information. I will follow up on it further now and get this documented.

Thank you very much!
Added by Sherry Wolford on Dec 17, 2014 1:35 AM
Jennifer Hamilton
Your Fallen Offier VC
Hello again,
For your Fallen Officer VC - Brad Crawford #89011963. He, my husband, and I worked together for years and I was working the night he was killed by the male half of a domestic disturbance. It doesn't seem like it's been 10 years already. Jen
Added by Jennifer Hamilton on Dec 13, 2014 11:37 PM
Jennifer Hamilton
Frank Padgett
Thank you so much for the transfer. I sincerely appreciate it and you. Jen
Added by Jennifer Hamilton on Dec 13, 2014 11:31 PM
Jerry Rezendes
Emily S. Rezendes
Thank you for your speedy reply, and the information it will be of great help.
Jerry Rezendes
Added by Jerry Rezendes on Dec 11, 2014 1:25 PM
Nona Forrest
I am interested in Find A Grave Memorial# 37776846 the McLaughlin family in California. As you posted fotos there ..I am hoping you might have info.

It is incidents and accident hints and allegations but...
I am related to the McLaughlin family via my mom but my spouse had a friend with the sir name in the San Joaquin area his first name was Gary and he had a brother Vance sister Kathy their dad was Dale Mclaughlin ...they lived in Australia during the 70's you have any info on this family?
Added by Nona Forrest on Nov 29, 2014 10:35 AM
Gerri B
Victor C. Lunardi memorial
Hi Ed,
I looked up my Dad's memorial today as I do periodically and whenever I read the message you left me when you transferred to care of his memorial to me, I get tears in my eyes. It was so sweet and meant so much to me: "We are strangers, but I found you. Because of this your daughter has found you. I give you to her to care for your memory. Rest in peace."

I am thankful for all you have done on the Find-a-Grave site. This is such a wonderful service and has helped me and countless others remember and honor their loved ones. In addition, it is linked to and when doing family history research, the Fina-a-Grave site proves invaluable. So thank you again and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Added by Gerri B on Nov 24, 2014 12:22 PM
Sharon Correia-Borges
Barbara and Jose "Joseph"Nunes
Thank you for taking care of our Great Grand Parents.
I Have started adding to their history.
Added by Sharon Correia-Borges on Nov 12, 2014 7:46 PM
Valice Raffi
Mary E. Boulter
Thanks for updating her memorial, I'm not related - she's related to someone in my local cemetery.
Added by Valice Raffi on Nov 11, 2014 5:46 AM
Gary and Carrie Lewis
Thanks so much for creating memorial and transfering Maria to me, Gary
Added by Gary and Carrie Lewis on Nov 09, 2014 7:36 PM
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