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I'm finishing up working on the last few hundred abandoned Dorri Safford memorials I volunteered to take over. If I still have one you are interested in let me know|
I don't link to "Burial Unknown". This isn't your note folder. If you want me to put the names of the parents or spouse in the bio section, send me the name in a suggestion.
Before you send me an 'edit' to link to a spouse, take a moment to see if YOU have the memorial for the spouse. If so . . . why are you sending me that 'edit'? Just link them.
If you discover someone has transferred a duplicate to you, I can get that taken care of if you transfer that duplicate to me.
I don't, knowingly, put the names of living people on memorials. If you see something I missed, please let me know so I can delete it. If you are composing an email to me with all the names of the living descendants you want me to put in the bio of a memorial, including your own name, save us both some time . . you to write it; me to read it and delete it.
I transfer to folks who seem sincerely interested in their family & friend's memorial.
I like to look up additional info. for other people's memorials. More folks should hop off the 'flower' button and hop on a death index or the census, and send some 'edit's, to actually improve more memorials on the site.
On July 28th, 2013 I was blessed to receive almost 45,000 abandoned memorials to work on in Italian Cemetery in Colma, CA. I worked on them nearly every day for 3 years and found homes for a large portion of them. On August 8th, 2016 I transferred the remaining 26,911 memorials to the Find A Grave account. I will continue to work on them, just at a slower pace.
I want to thank all the photographers out there getting headstone photos on memorials so the rest of us can sit on the couch and 'visit' our relatives. You may never know just how grateful we are.
OH WHAT TO DO WITH ALL THOSE LAST NAMES OF A DISCIPLE OF ELIZABETH TAYLOR -
You want to acknowledge all the marriages, but you don't want a crappy looking memorial with 6 last names crammed into the maiden and/or last name space.
Find A Grave suggests;
The 'last name' is the name that is on the headstone. Include other married names as part of the biography section. The 'maiden name' space is only for her maiden name.
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|Nicholas Hohler||RE: Marion McMurtry|
I removed two of them.
|Arnold Krause||RE: Thank you for the grave photo|
|B J||Caroline Roseborough 166595067|
Samantha, thanks for the edits for both of them. Are they part of the project you adopted or are you related somehow? BJ
Added by B J on Aug 29, 2017 10:38 AM
|James Seidelman||RE: Albina Figone|
I'm 76 and trying to transfer as many memorials I can, too. You've got the right information, so it's in your hands.
Good catch. Jim
|James Seidelman||Albina Figone|
Since they left the stone behind, it's been noted on the memorial that she's been moved. Most likely if we remove this one - someone else will repost it. What do you think???
Added by Kurt on Aug 21, 2017 12:17 AM
|Chris Knowland||RE: Matilda Malicoat|
I made a mistake . When I again checked my records I did find that I have her born in Tennessee.
|neenee379||August and Lena Rocca|
I recently posted pictures of their graves at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in case you're interested. Have a great day!
|Carol||Timothy Paul Mooseau # 114279872|
I’m so glad you resubmitted your edit suggestion for Timothy Paul Mooseau…emphasis on the middle name of Paul. I think I was working in reverse order this evening. I accepted your first edit suggestion and then went looking for confirmation. I knew immediately I should have done things the other way around.
When I went looking on Ancestry, this is what I found:
U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
Death, Burial, Cemetery & Obituaries
Name: Tim Paul Mooseau
Birth: 2 Jun 1955 - Santa Barbara, California
Death: 12 Oct 1974
Civil: 4 Jan 1975
California Birth Index, 1905-1995
Birth, Baptism & Christening
Name: Timothy Alfred Mooseau
Birth: 2 Jun 1955 - Ventura, California
I figure the odds of two people named Timothy Mooseau being born on the same day have to be quite high, but they do have two different middle names. I’ve changed the birthplace back to just California. With conflicting information, I don’t know what else to do.
If you would like the memorial transferred to you, that would be fine with me. I am not related to him in any way.
Added by Carol on Jul 11, 2017 12:34 AM
I appreciate the spirit in which you conduct yourself here! Thank you for many days spent at work (I know they were enjoyable.)
I'm curious. Why name a cemetery in the Bay area Colma? My ggg-aunt, Colma Williams Cave, was the wife of Richard Cave who was a very early settler-entrepreneur in Humbolt county. He was murdered at Salmon River Bar for his gold. His sons carried out the family plan to establish the first sawmill in northern California.
Colma Williams Cave was the aunt of Mary Mock Williams' husband, and early journalist, John Amos Williams. He's special to me.
There is probably no connection whatsoever; but I am always curious. Colma Cave is buried in Arcata.
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