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Chris (#47304829)
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Bio Photo Hello Find A Grave members: PLEASE READ!

Please do not add names to Oakwood Cemetery in Farmington, Oakland, Michigan. As the data manager for Oakwood, I have been asked to monitor that cemetery for the Library, genealogical society and the city. I have spent two years, and several thousand hours, researching the people buried in Oakwood. I have been to the cemetery 33 times and taken almost 2000 pictures.

There are at least a dozen people who are listed on grave monuments in Oakwood who aren't actually buried there. The cemetery has been completely photographed and we know who is buried there. We are adding recently burials as they occur, so that we can keep our master list current.

PLEASE don't add names to Oakwood Cemetery in Farmington. The library system is directing their researchers to Find A Grave for their research and we want the information to be accurate. We have a master list for the cemetery, birth, marriage and death records, and census data. We are still correcting lot numbers and some other data that we have discovered is incorrect. Many of the city records are NOT correct.

Thank you for your cooperation.

I have learned a very valuable lesson from this project. You can't just walk through a cemetery, take a picture of a grave monument and assume that the person is buried there. It must be researched!
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Pamela
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Chris do you know what lot number Aurilla is buried in Oakwood Cemetery?
Added by Pamela on Apr 27, 2016 5:22 PM
Jeff247
Betsey Durand 97333356
I just discovered the headstone of Betsy Durand. I believe she is the mother of Joseph Durand 97333356. I just created a memorial for Betsy 160841904. It is located at the old Ovid Street Cemetery in Seneca Falls New York where Joseph was born.

Jeff
Added by Jeff247 on Apr 10, 2016 2:21 PM
Brenda Runyon
Elra Densmore
Thank you Chris for all the information you sent me, I did add it to the memorial.
Brenda
Added by Brenda Runyon on Mar 30, 2016 6:26 PM
wanda
William Ferren
Thank you for the info: would you like me to transfer him to you. I would like for you to add the info: to his memorial would you keep his headstone photo on his memorial? Thank you
Added by wanda on Mar 23, 2016 4:39 PM
LindaC
Elisa Frank 141491334
Edit complete. Tx.
Added by LindaC on Mar 23, 2016 1:55 PM
Jerome Roberts
Ira Burton Crain
Chris, regarding the memorial for Ira Burton Crain memorial # 143508581, it has been recently discovered with documentation that his parents are Joseph O. Crane jr. & Lydia Ann Burton, not Samuel Crane who is actually a brother of Joseph. Thanks, Jerome
Added by Jerome Roberts on Mar 15, 2016 5:08 PM
Maureen Keillor
Mary Pangborn
Hi Chris,
Thanks for catching my goof. I've corrected the two memorials.
thanks for all your hard work on find a grave!
Regards,
Maureen
Added by Maureen Keillor on Mar 13, 2016 6:34 PM
Modfreak
Memorial #135506779
Chris,
Please remove the death certificate you added for this memorial. In my "bio" I specifically asked people NOT to add death certificates and obituaries to my memorials. I've had to have several deleted by the Find A Grave admin.
Thank you,
Added by Modfreak on Mar 10, 2016 10:51 AM
Jean Williams
RE: Albert William Ames
Thank you Chris for the noted credit, glad to have passed it on.
Added by Jean Williams on Mar 08, 2016 7:05 PM
jlong
Richard Steinhardt
Apologies - please resend the links to the parents of Richard Steinhardt.

And I will link them to Richard.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=152465203
Added by jlong on Mar 08, 2016 5:28 PM
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