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Ed Smith (#47100545)
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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.

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.
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Story Chaser
Transfer Request
Mr. Smith,

Thank you for the transfer.
Added by Story Chaser on May 24, 2016 2:28 PM
jackie machado
Braun Family Hills Ferry
Thank you for your service !
Jackie Machado
Added by jackie machado on May 20, 2016 1:08 PM
Connie Wright
Find A Grave Memorial# 57528883
Mr. Smith, Loren Elmer Florey was my Dad. His wife was Mary Florey. His Mother was Angeline Elmina Littlefield Florey. The two are mixed up on his information. Also, he was born in San Francisco, CA. His father was Isaac Elmer Florey, born in Kansas 1878, died in 1944, think in San Francisco. Angeline was born 1886 in Traver, CA, she died in Modesto in 1973.

Thank you. Connie
Added by Connie Wright on May 16, 2016 5:45 PM
Story Chaser
A Transfer Request.
Hello Mr. Smith,

I am writing to request a transfer of Ethel Young, Find A Grave Memorial# 57582651.

Ethel Violet Phillips Young was our Grandmother. I have submitted some editing with additional information regarding Ethel.

Also, thank you for creating a memorial for her.

Added by Story Chaser on May 16, 2016 10:52 AM
Joyce Lane
30782796 Orlin Simpson father of Robert Simpson
Sorry, but I must of made a mistake with the number. Robert's father is Orlin Simpson who is buried in the Springfield Township Cemetery, Holland, OH with his mother and a brother.

Added by Joyce Lane on May 10, 2016 6:49 PM
Wayne Halcyon Cutting edit/ 38489014
Greetings Ed,

Just wanted to explain my edit for Wayne's mother.
There are stones both in Vermont and Montana for Josephine. I have only recently figured out that she is actually buried in the Montana cememtery. I manage both of them now and am trying to get this all cleared up.

Hope that makes sense!

Added by Anne on Apr 09, 2016 5:48 AM
Lynda Witherspoon Finch
Frank Latta
I have been researching Frank Latta and his family for some time. I would be interested in taking over his memorial, his wife Jean, mother Harmonia and also Juan Joaquin Murieta. Latta and Murieta were close friends. Les Ballinger suggested that I might inquire to the possibility of handling these memorials. Thank you, Lynda in Bakersfield, California.
Added by Lynda Witherspoon Finch on Mar 24, 2016 6:19 PM
Wanda Pierce Johnson
Find A Grave Memorial# 40763511 at Burwood Cemetery, San Joaquin County, California
You have the headstone photo for Mina Agnes Pierce Find A Grave Memorial# 40763511 at Burwood Cemetery, San Joaquin County, California.
She was married to my 2nd cousin 1x removed.
Would it be ok to use your photo(s) on my family tree? I will include (Find A Grave photo & permission by Ed Smith) for each photo I use.
Wanda Pierce Johnson (Member # 47818424)
Added by Wanda Pierce Johnson on Mar 24, 2016 4:50 PM
Cornelius Oscar Burton
Thank you so much for the transfer. I appreciate it. Take care, Laura
Added by LButlin on Mar 09, 2016 10:20 AM
lauren caple
Eddie Robinson Lindsay
Hi Ed, first, thank you for your hard work, I also belong to Find A Grave and add my family memorials as I find them. Eddie R Lindsay is my late husbands grandfather and it took me a long time to track him down as his legal name is Ed Robson Linzey. I will be correcting this along with other family data soon. I'm wondering if you live in CA and just indexed this cemetery, or how you came by this information. I'm looking for all I can on him, I do have his death cert, WW 1 & 2 draft info, etc...I would love to have a picture of his headstone, if there is one, and have called the cemetery many times, no answer or answering machine. If you can or know someone who can and will take a picture, I'd appreciate it very much. You can contact me through Find A Grave. Thanks for your consideration and hard work. Lauren
Added by lauren caple on Feb 23, 2016 1:32 PM
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