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Khillwoods (#47503052)
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Bio Photo Hi everyone who is a serious family tree researcher as me. I've been researching my family tree for many many years now. I grew up in Memphis but haven't lived there in over 35 yrs. I've lived outside Nashville, TN for well over 20 yrs. now, so much better a place to live.
I found this site in order to help me in my family tree research, it's been a great tool and in some ways, a nightmare...I'm glad Ancestry took over Find A Grave for they've made it so much simpler in many ways, maybe they will stop the memorial hoarders too.
I only do memorials for my family tree, my hubby's whose tree I research for he's not into genealogy and also my x's tree for our children together, ditto for him. I would like to have any memorials connected to us that are kept by people who aren't any kin to them because I will do personal updates for them mostly trying to link them with their parents and children. I find most of the memorial pages on Find A Grave have only what people who have went in and listed from a marker in a cemetery. I sometimes find where a marker was put down yrs. later with guessed at info. for birth and death dates that is often wrong. If the person has a death cert. then that's usually from a close relative such as a parent or spouse and is often more correct. If the person died in a hospital its often info. they gave theirselves when they went into that hospital before their death.
I want everyone out there to know that if I have a photo put on any memorial whether I manage the memorial or not then it is yours to share. I will not be so very selfish that I think I own the photos from my family trees, they belong to me and all who are connected to me via my family tree...
I don't know if many of you do family tree research, seems many are just into listing where people are buried, but that's a dead body and that person had a history. So I want my family tree listings, if you aren't connected to my family tree then they don't belong to you, they belong to me and my cousins who are also into researching their trees.
I'm into the life before death and many photos were taken by the eldest children of the families. So many families split up after the Civil War to move North and West to make livings for their families that could no longer be done where they were born and raised in the South. So share your old photos, it won't hurt you...
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Rita Collvins Mayfield
Dovie Dieter
Hi Kay,
I have no knowledge of the Dieter family. Any information or links have come to me from the edit tab. I just processed them with the hope that they were correct, but I guess they got a bit mixed up and linked her to the wrong parents. I apologize for the errors and thank you for letting me know about it. I did remove the parental links and linked her to Richard as spouse. I also accepted your edits to be processed.

Thanks again,
Rita
Added by Rita Collvins Mayfield on Aug 28, 2015 7:32 PM
Wendy Way
RE: Amy Sapp McBride # 21597243
Kay,

You are welcome. Glad I could fulfill your request. No I don't mind people using my photos for their family trees on ancestry.

Wendy
Added by Wendy Way on Aug 26, 2015 11:25 AM
Kat
Raymond
I received a request Abt the family of Raymond. I transferred to him. Thanks
Added by Kat on Aug 17, 2015 9:39 PM
Southern Roots ღ
Your BIO
Hello Kay.

A great deal of my research is in Lauderdale County and western Tennessee. I was reading through your notes on Dewitt "Dee" Grigsby and decided to visit your contributor page.

I'm very impressed with your biography and feel the same as you. I have found that many, many contributors will not even get out and scour the cemeteries, but peruse the internet and newspaper obituaries, then post on Find-A-Grave.

Like you, I'm the family researcher and have been toiling for many, many years. I travel and visit the cemeteries, the courthouses and the libraries. It's been very fulfilling.

But like you, as to the people who post from obituaries only, I'm really annoyed at those who will not transfer a memorial unless my relationship follows strict Find-A-Grave guidelines of being a direct descendent only.

I've made thousands of edits to memorials, based on my own personal research. If people are most interested in racking up their number of memorials posted and managed, I truly wish Find-A-Grave would also post the number of edits made by a contributor.

My work is freely given to anyone who wants to use it. I, many times, begin to research unrelated individuals posted on Find-A-Grave, hoping it will help others with their own family history research.

I truly appreciate contributors like you.

Take care,
Debbie Lunsford Yates
Southern Roots
Added by Southern Roots ღ on Aug 16, 2015 5:11 PM
Tony Bell
RE: found him
No idea but more than likely.
Added by Tony Bell on Aug 11, 2015 1:56 PM
Tony Bell
RE: Jesse Menasco Kuykendall
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Added by Tony Bell on Aug 11, 2015 1:31 PM
 

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