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Tree Leaf (#47481781)
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Bio Photo Edit: I have been ill lately but promise to update pages very soon, please, bear with me a bit. Thank you.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart, to everyone at this site who is here to help others. Those of you who post people's ancestors and transfer the pages willingly when a relative claims it. Those who are glad to help no matter how the request is posted! You all really are saints, in my eyes. I can never express my thanks deeply enough. And this type of person seems to be 99.9% of the fellow members here. Which is wonderful!

I am not doing this for any kind of 'glory' - if that were the case I'd be using my real name. That is not the reason I am particular about accuracy or provenance.

It is my wish to honor my ancestors by caretaking their pages. If I am not related to the person and/or if it is not important to me as a family member or family line, then I do not ask for a transfer. If I have nothing new to add, then I do not ask for a transfer, either. I admit, I think pages should ideally be with 'family'! I also think everyone should consider a page an honor and a sacred trust, to maintain. Mistakes that sit untouched, and gossip on a memorial page, make my teeth chatter.

I have been working on the genealogy for my entire family very hard for a while now. I do not take research lightly, including yours. I will never erase someone's page, your name will always be on the page as first to post it. Therefore there can be no worry about transferring any page to me.

About copyright: Now that and are owned by the same company, I'm not as concerned about the obituaries or biographies I write for this site "showing up" mysteriously there. There should be less need of that, now that pages here are automatically linked to However, if someone still is tempted, I hope people will ask me to upload a biography, instead. That way, I can edit in new information in the future, if new facts are found. (If you upload it as a story, I cannot edit it at all. There are some I wrote, on Ancestry now, that contain errors I cannot fix, because I didn't upload it. It is vital - for accuracy - that I be able to update things as needed.)

Sometimes, people still want to download things for their blog or publication. So, the usual copyright rules apply. Basically: Anything original in content (written) is automatically copyright.

(And by the way if you have a special reason to ask - a family reunion or something - it is very likely I'd be happy to write something up for your occasion, if asked. And I could try to tailor it to the occasion. Not all things are appropriate here that might make a good story elsewhere, you know? And vice versa.)

Photos often have limited permissions (please check the captions.) Some were loaned to me on the condition they not 'appear' anywhere else. When in doubt about 'borrowing' something - just ask. It only takes a moment.

The reason this is important, aside from it simply being the law (at least in the U.S.), is: in genealogy, provenance is important. If you upload something elsewhere under your own name, the chain is broken. You'll forget where you found it, and others will have no idea who to ask if they have any questions. If your aim is to be of help to others, please don't break the chain. This is even more important now that things can be copied so quickly on the internet. The source must be kept on record, or the real meaning of photos and information is invalidated for future generations. Think about it. And this way, the owner of a written piece, or image, can try to keep track of 'where things are going.' Think of an anonymous lending library and the problems that could create as things are 'borrowed' endlessly - that's the internet.

People have already found their ancestors' photos 'borrowed' by strangers, completely wrong names put with them, on other websites. This is another reason it's good to keep track of where things go, if possible. Not everyone cares about accuracy, some will borrow anything to fill out their tree. One day how will we prove who those photos really are, if there is no chain of attribution?

Biography corrections: If you are a relative of the deceased, and a member of the site here, and wish something added to their biography, please tell me. It is very important to me to try to tell their story, accurately and (when possible) vividly. To me that is why the Biography section exists. To tell their story. To try to bring something of the person to life on the page. The location information is so we can honor their memory with a visit one day, or virtually. But it's nice to know who we are 'visiting.'
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I apologize for bothering you. I am simply stuck and trying anything I can find to get a crack in that brick wall I'm facing.
Added by AMCharles on Feb 25, 2015 10:13 AM
Thank you for the information on James and Malinda. I already have all of that information in my tree. It's their parents where I have run into a brick wall. Is there any documentation to suggest that John Winner and Hester Mason Winner had a son named James?
Added by AMCharles on Feb 25, 2015 5:07 AM
John and Hester Ann Mason Winner
I'm trying to research my Winner family, but am stuck on my third great grandfather. I stumbled across the information you have on the above mentioned Winner, and am wondering if there is any documentation indicating another son named James A, born in 1813, and married to Malinda Wilkinson/Wilkenson/Wilkerson?

Any help will be greatly appreciated. I'm really stuck.

Thank you, Annette
Added by AMCharles on Feb 24, 2015 5:24 AM
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If you have documentation, please send it with your information and I will post it.

Best Regards
Added by Coxie on Nov 08, 2014 8:35 AM
J. Bean
John Ingersoll
Please contact me on my email so that I can send you the documentation I have for your inquiry regarding John Ingersoll, as it is too long to post here.
Added by J. Bean on Nov 02, 2014 10:11 AM
RE: Joanna Annie Hastings Rogers Smallwood

1910 United States Federal Census about Anna Southwood
Name: Anna Southwood
[Anna Smallwood]
Age in 1910: 67
Birth Year: abt 1843
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1910: Keokuk Ward 2, Lee, Iowa
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Roomer
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Allen Martin 72 Should be Ellen)
Anna Southwood 67 (Should be Smallwood)
Added by Glenda on Sep 28, 2014 8:29 AM
RE: Joanna Annie Hastings Rogers Smallwood
The 1910 census has her born then.
Added by Glenda on Sep 26, 2014 6:58 AM
Joanna Annie Hastings Rogers Smallwood
It this John Hastings wife?

Mrs Annie Smallwood
Birth: unknown
Death: Jul. 18, 1918
Lee County
Iowa, USA

According to her obituary she was married three times but had no near surviving relatives. (see obituary)

Buried on Jul 20, 1918 by Crimmins Funeral Home.

Oakland Cemetery
Lee County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Potters Field

Created by: Thomas
Record added: Nov 24, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 120755526
Added by Glenda on Sep 23, 2014 10:05 AM
Mary Elizabeth Fairchild.
father is linked. Thanks for the info.
Added by Glenda on Sep 23, 2014 6:55 AM
RE: question
I think it must have been 42745349. You wanted the mother removed but I think it is correct the way it is. Kay
Added by kpet on Sep 21, 2014 12:48 PM
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