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Matt (#46559125)
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Bio Photo I have been working on my family's genealogy since 1998.

I will do updates to memorials within reason; I can include obituaries on memorials, but I will require that a proper citation is included, i.e., newspaper or funeral home website information and date of publication or access.
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Lucy Buffington
RE: Update Lydia Leah RUCKER English Bennett
Hi Matt!

Thanks again for a speedy Response! I will get to work on those without Find-A-Grave Memorials so each family member will be linked to each other. I'm beginning to see just how much work adding family members to Find-A-Grave can become...lol! But I'm still a "Happy Camper" in This Endeaver!

Happily learning the ropes, Lucy
Added by Lucy Buffington on Oct 15, 2017 7:04 AM
Lucy Buffington
RE: Update Lydia Leah RUCKER English Bennett
Thank you so much for you speedy response. I will take a look at Grandma's memorial again to see if any changes have appeared as of yet!

I tried to add family members from an accepted genealogy book, not anyone close but still in the Rucker bloodline. The "Edit" wanted me to include a "Find A Grave Memorial number" for the missing family member I want to add. But there doesn't seem to be a memorial already here in "Find A Grave"! So I guess the system won't accept the new info unless they too are a find "A Grave Memorial" entry also? But I've seen at least one memorial that lists family in an obit style manner in their memorial. I'm sure some of the people mentioned and still living. Although their Birth, Death dates were not given. How do I go about doing that? Or do I just go back to a point where there is a family member with a Find A Grave memorial and request someone else add the information I have progressing backwards in the family line?

If I am attempting to add brothers, sisters, parents, etc too a memerial, then I have already examined the relevant census, birth, death, marriage records and Will's to connect the relationships, ages and other corroborating evidence before proceeding to add the info onto the memorial.

I hope my questions are making sense. I feel very ignorant but want to help at the same time. Not overburden others with things I could do that are simple enough! I know as time goes on I will pick up the knowhow it's just getting to that point to really be a help that is worrisome. I tried repeatedly to sign up in the community forum section but I guess I was taking too long stumbling around in the application process that it just rejected me repeatedly. I'll try again in a day or so to see if I can finally join in there and ask questions there in the Future! But any information you can give is appreciated. Sincerely, Lucy
Added by Lucy Buffington on Oct 13, 2017 3:38 PM
Lucy Buffington
Update Lydia Leah RUCKER English Bennett
Hello Dave,

I am Lydia Leah's grand-daughter Lucy Buffington. I am just starting my family Tree research and come to Find some Grave to gather any additional clues if any I can. I find the majority of Lydia siblings are missing from the site as well as other oddities like her actual burial location. She is buried at Andrew's Chapel Cemetery in Hackberry, Lavaca County, Texas, USA.

I do appreciate your efforts to honor my Dad's Mother. The info I have will have the records where I found the proof of the connections. I'm not sure how the info that she is buried in Yoakum came about but I believe she may have a grave marker there near her 2nd husband, John Bennett, he provided it for her and she wanted to be buried beside him but my Dad wanted her buried near us so she is at Andrew's Chapel Cemetery. Please contact me concerning this Matter!

Sincerly great full for you honoring my grandmother with the current Find a Grave memorial,

Lucy Buffington
Added by Lucy Buffington on Sep 26, 2017 1:24 PM
C Frei
Transfer?
Hello Matt I was wondering if you would be willing to transfer My Great great grandfather to me? Joseph J Holick # 146964857 and any of his direct ancestors you manage. Thank you so much for all your hard work. I hope someday to help as may people as you have.
Thank you,
Caroline
Added by C Frei on Sep 01, 2017 10:53 AM
Bob
Denise Goodwin
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1. GOODWIN, DENISE LEE
S SGT US ARMY
DATE OF BIRTH: 09/05/1957
DATE OF DEATH: 07/12/2017
BURIED AT: SECTION 23 SITE 1296 Click to view the cemetery map
FT. SNELLING NATIONAL CEMETERY
7601 34TH AVENUE, SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55450
(612) 726-1127
Added by Bob on Aug 18, 2017 5:51 PM
Betty Lang Walker
RE: Memorial Obituaries
Does that mean if I told you they were published in the Eagle Lake Headlight newspaper that you would include them on the memorials?

Betty walker
Added by Betty Lang Walker on Aug 04, 2017 3:45 PM
Betty Lang Walker
Memorial Obituaries
Matt I appreciate the work you do by entering memorials on Find a Grave. By not including obituaries this prevents many of us from finding our relatives. Many people have the same name and unless more history is given it is impossible sometimes to know if this is your relative. EX: William Walker -- there is over 3000 William Walkers. Without the obituary I could not determine which was mine. PLEASE DO INCLUDE THE OBITUARIES. Thank you very much!!!
Added by Betty Lang Walker on Aug 03, 2017 1:41 PM
Rhonda McKethan Faltysek
RE: Emily Faltysek
Thank you!
Added by Rhonda McKethan Faltysek on Aug 02, 2017 11:21 AM
Meridee D Dunn
Lorenze Coyle Dunn
Thank you so much for sending me the obituary for him. It is certainly appreciated. I have added it to his grave entry. Ill update it again noting your having contributed it.

Meridee D Dunn
Added by Meridee D Dunn on Jul 26, 2017 1:34 PM
Meridee D Dunn
Lorenze Coyle Dunn
Thank you so much for sending me the obituary for him. It is certainly appreciated. I have added it to his grave entry. I'll update it again noting your having contributed it.

Meridee D Dunn
Added by Meridee D Dunn on Jul 26, 2017 1:33 PM
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