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|Genealogy has been a serious business for me since I was in grade school. I documented and discovered that my 3rd great-grandmother Laura A. (WHITMARSH) MILLER's parents Horace WHITMARSH & Clarissa Mitchell (WARNER) WHITMARSH were both Mayflower descendants. I tracked the surname GILMORE back to Capt. James GILMORE of Rockbridge Co, Virginia. (Thanks to the late Shelby GILMORE for his ground breaking research in the 1960-70s.) Turns out that he was present at the Battle of Yorktown where poor Cornwallis discovered that yes he would be famous but no not for something to land him in to #10 Downing Street. Other discoveres include proving Mennonite ancestry via the BINKLEY orig BINGELLI and STAUFFER lines. |
Corrections & Questions: Use the S.A.C. for corrections and please differentiate facts from from suppositions and might be for the benefit of other researchers. Also if it's a question that I don't have an instant answer for that requires further research remember that the facts are the foundation for the solution. Correction and question e-mails should NOT be deletion requests as those requesting deletions are considered a nuisance and are treated accordingly. Include your e-mail address in the S.A.C. and you must have your findagrave.com messages visible to the public. If you are requesting links include the findagrave code number after each person.
Transfers: Most of the the virtual graves I manage are blood kin in some way. I don't transfer direct ancestors or very close relatives of my grandparents. For others that can happen if you are more closely related than me.
First: leave some kind of flower on the virtual grave in question. Use the correct e-mail (NOT a message on my profile) that includes your e-mail address (required) and tell me how you are related. If the person is someone I'm not related to I usually transfer these type immediately. (Unless you ask if you have other relatives buried in the same cemetery. In that case I might need that virtual grave as a reference point for easy access because non-relatives will not be in my internal database.) I probably know very little about a non-relative so someone who is a relative should manage them.
Second: If I am related but you are a closer relative to that person --- I will look at my internal database --- I may have questions for you! I may have active research that I conducting on that person and/or his/her near relatives. So just because I don't transfer a relative immediately doesn't mean no if I don't say no. Before I transfer a relative I back check my internal database to make sure what I have there matches findagrave. If you send in the "correction" additional facts, crosslinks to parents or other updated data I need to fix BOTH areas. I have also been known to transfer a group of graves for the same family. If I am doing a group transfer I also back check each cemetery to see if there are other relatives of the person who don't have virtual memorials but should. All of this takes TIME which is a precious commodity and when it is done it should be done right the first time.
The type of transfers I absolutely will not do are any type of these three:
#1 Any of my direct ancestors and other close relatives of my grandparents.
#2 To people who are bulk collectors of virtual graves that do not transfer outside of guidelines.
#3 To people who have harassed others on findagrave.
These are direct line known surnames to my 7th great-grandparents. Note that on those from Norge I am trying to use "farm" names because surnames were not generally required by law till about 1900 in Norge. American & Canadian states/provinces are abbreviated in all caps. Other countries are spelled out preferably in that nation's first language. When you see a surname repeated that is because it is actually more than one unrelated surnames with the the surname coming closest to this current time listed first. Several of these families can be accessed through my multiple virtual cemeteries. Most of these, but not all, are public:
SPECIAL NOTES CONCERNING PARTICULAR AREAS:
Missouri: Mercer County, Lindley and Harrison Twsps and also the neighboring townships of Clay Twsp in Harrison County and Hamilton Twsp in Decatur Co, Iowa: I do have a particular interest and expertise in this area as four of my great-grandparents were from this area. If you need help in this area ask. What I don't know I most likely know who you need to talk to.
Maine: Hancock County, Swan's Island: Make sure you see http://www.swansisland.org/cemetery.htm for any virtual grave in this area that I either entered and/or left a candle on. This is the source for all of the information, including links to parents, gravestone photographs or documentation of the lack of one. If the person in question had the surname JOYCE or married one then they either were themselves or married a direct descendant of the SAMSON, STANDISH, and ALDEN families.
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|Norman Dagen||William Henry Colvin|
|JoAnne Leppo||Request to use bio of Andrew Warner|
I am doing a website for my family, Douglass. My ancestor, Domini Douglass married a Warner, so I am also following that line.
I'd like to post the bio of Andrew Warner which is at:
This is the page that I would like to link it to:
|Rhonda Brown||#84852518 Raymond D Hagan|
I am assuming this may be a relative, but not one you know too well since his memorial was set up in 2012 and he just passed Monday. He is not a blood relative,but he is like family to us. I didn't even check for a memorial for a couple of days out of respect. We are on our way back to DC after driving to MO to attend the funeral where the girls asked my husband to speak. If he is not family I would love to care for his memorial, as well as "Nita" and Kay's. If you are a relative or feel you want to retain please note additions from his obituary located under Freeman Mortuary, Jefferson City, MO. Thank you, Rhonda
|Judy Percell||Francis M. Newton #40043458|
I am hoping to find a connection between this Francis Newton and my Elijah Newton who lived in Hamilton Twp., Decatur Co., Iowa, in the 1860 census, the only definite fact I have of Elijah's life. My Elijah and his wife Jane (Turpen) were both presumed dead by 1870, as their sons, John W. and William R. were living with maternal relatives. Since this area was special to you, I hoped you might know of them. Two of Francis's children attended the wedding of William according to his family Bible. Francis's son, Elisha, moved to Chanute, KS, as did John W. Ella Newton, Francis's youngest child, married a Booth, and I believe stayed in the Cainsville area all her life. My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
I'd appreciate anything you might know about the Newton family.
|Craig Gauger||Joseph Farr|
Joseph Farr is one of my 5 GGrandfathers. His listing on Find-A-Grave shows "non-cemetery burial". Are there any more specifics on him regarding what happened at his death that he's not in a cemetery? Thanks. Craig (email@example.com)
|lynn lindvall||Salome D Weston|
I am a bit new to Find A Grave and creating memorials, as I am a volunteer photographer. I see that her memorial says no dates are on her stone. I found a flat stone for Salome D. Weston that was mostly buried in the ground. So no dates were visible. I cleared it off and found dates that don't quite match: 1802-1881. The years are so close that I wanted to double check. I don't know how memorial info is derived and thought if it was derived by going through the cemetery and gathering info from stones, then it would appear no dates on the stone. I realize this is probably the wrong stone, but just want to make sure. I have not found any other Salome Weston so far and have spent days there.
|lynn lindvall||George Brown|
I am hoping you can help me out. I am a volunteer photographer for Find A Grave. There is a photo request for George Brown, memorial # 102426160, located at Mayflower Cemetery in Duxbury, MA. There also was one for Caroline Brown, memorial #102426091, which I fulfilled. George's memorial lists his death year as 1905. Caroline's stone lists her husband George's death as 1898. The plots listed for the two of them is the same plot, adjacent graves. I can't post that photo to George because the dates don't match and the 2 memorials are not linked as spouses. Can you double check George's death year for me to see if the memorial year is incorrect? Thank you so much for your help.
|Kathy Williams||Banister Vowell #56621078|
My 4th great grandfather. I was wondering if you knew anything
about his burial. I see you have it listed as non cemetery. Any more information you can share?
|Odielion||Simon Heasley and wife Catherine Ann Uber Heasley|
I really enjoyed reading your profile - one of the best I've seen. On the memorials for Simon Heasley and his wife Catherine Anna Uber Heasley you have provided some interesting information and I am wondering if you can provide some sources. Thank you. I will leave a flower on Catherine's page so you can email me back.
Added by Odielion on Mar 28, 2017 10:15 AM
|Michael Stanley Klimczak||RE: Flora Township Cem, Flora Twsp, Boone Co, Illinois|
Oh okay. If you'd like a transfer, please give me the memorial number. Thanks.
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