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Ed Smith (#47100545)
 member for 8 years, 8 days
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I have met many wonderful people on Find A Grave. Thanks to all the contributors for all you have done and continue to do. Thanks everyone for all the suggested corrections, and extra information provided to me.

Unfortunately, there have been a number of individuals who do not understood that we are volunteers, who have been rude, who have been otherwise abusive or who have been frankly bizarre. Because of this, I will follow the Find A Grave guidelines. It is about the hunt, not the numbers. But dealing with some of the Find A Grave members and interlopers, I have learned to follow the guidelines.

I am always happy to to update or correct memorials but PLEASE use the "EDIT" tab on individual memorials to suggest information corrections or additions. This sends a direct link to the memorial as well as your own profile page. If a request is left on my profile page it will be ignored and deleted. I just don't have the time to search for the individual memorial and then make the update.

If you discover that I have made a mistake or created a duplicate later than one you created, please use the Edit tab and send me the correction and I will delete the duplicate immediately. And please be nice. A simple request is all I ask. I strive to have my memorials as accurate as possible, but I am human and I will make mestakes.

I will only transfer listings of one's direct relatives within four generations as defined in Find A Grave Guidelines. This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents. Simply having someone in your family tree is not grounds for a management transfer request. Consider using the Virtual Cemetery feature. It's an easy way to collect all of your ancestors either in one big VC or you can have several VCs for various family lines.

What calls us to find the ancestors? It goes beyond a simple curiosity. We are taken over, compelled, as if possessed by something bigger than us that is begging to be revealed. There is one of us in most every family, called to be the scribe. I am but one of the many in the long line of storytellers of our clan. Like others I am called to gather and assemble the ancestorsóto breathe life back into them as far back as we can reach. We take what we find and chronicle the facts of their existence, remembering their names and who they were and what they did. They are the sum of who we are, for without them, we would not exist. We greet those who came before us, restoring their place in the familial line. We scribe their stories and their histories. We search for them in public libraries, county records, and weed-filled or well-kept cemeteries. We comb through yellowed newspapers, family archives, and lovely old letters and photo albums. We find them! And in finding themówe find ourselves.
Catherine (Clemens) Sevenau, Sep 2009
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Wendy Spencer
Harry Ashley
Hello Ed.
Harry was my great grandfather. I had never seen that photo or heard about his job with the railroad or his manner of death. Fascinating. Thank you!

Wendy Spencer Fowler
Added by Wendy Spencer on Feb 19, 2017 6:29 PM
possibly lee
another family memeber
Thank you again for sharing.
Added by possibly lee on Feb 15, 2017 7:22 PM
possibly lee
Thank you for the transfer to us of family.
Added by possibly lee on Feb 15, 2017 4:59 PM
Judy Pearce Deranian
William Smith 39001148
Thank You for the quick response of the transfer you made to me. It means a lot to his family. Judy
Added by Judy Pearce Deranian on Feb 13, 2017 10:28 AM
Story Chaser
Eva Mae Davis Malone 38865555
Hello Mr. Smith,

I would like to thank you for the transfer of Eva Mae to my care.

It was kind of you.
Sherri (Storychaser)
Added by Story Chaser on Feb 12, 2017 4:43 AM
Larry Tally
Thelma Louise Gorman
Hi Ed,
Thank you for the additional information on Thelma Gorman. I have edited the memorial with the new info. I do have one question. You shared her date of birth as 12 Aug, 1907. The grave marker reads 1908. Is the grave marker incorrect?
Let me know, thank you again.
Added by Larry Tally on Feb 06, 2017 6:04 AM
Pat McArthur
Benjamin and Matilda Vallier
Ed, thank you so much - I appreciate it.

Added by Pat McArthur on Feb 05, 2017 2:58 PM
Lewis Ivie
Thank you so much for the transfer.
Added by Connie on Jan 30, 2017 9:21 AM
Shirley Farrell
Thank You for the great photo of the headstone for Bessie Naomi Wann Wright, memorial # 40764825. We would be lost with all of you volunteers.
Added by Shirley Farrell on Jan 23, 2017 1:10 PM
Thanks for correcting Elward Logan Hall's memorial
Thanks for fixing Elward Logan Hall's birthdate and posting his WWI draft registration on his memorial.

I don't know how you find the time to do all you do for find a grave and still make the edits in a timely manner!

I am glad to be your relative. You have done so much for our family records.

I wish you could have been at General James Smith's War of 1812 ceremony. It would have been nice to meet you in person!

Have a wonderful year!
Sandra Smith Gwilliam
Added by Sandyscouter on Jan 12, 2017 2:03 AM
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