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Sandi K (#47747668)
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Bio Photo NE native but MS delta resident since 1970s. Vacation home in northeast AR. Family names of interest NE/IN/IA: Busse, Watson, Washburn, VanBenschoten, Robinson, McLaughlin, Miller. Cemeteries complete or nearly: Cotton Plant AR, Fifty-Six AR, Hillcrest Decatur NE, IOOF Greenwood MS, Sidon Leflore Co MS. Currently working on Heavenly Rest Coahoma Co MS.

Usually only transfer direct-line relatives per FaG guidelines. Those collecting last names or entire families please use Virtual Cem feature.

Since I believe FaG is created to recognize those who came before us please feel free to copy any picture I have taken for personal use. However, some of my memorials have pictures belonging to others. Please check labeling to determine what you copy was actually posted by me. Otherwise you will want to get permission from the actual photographer.

Please submit Edits using link and NOT by emailing. At least 3 times weekly I check for Edits on site. Emails, MUCH less so.

What a wonderful website & what a wonderful way to honor the lives of our ancestors. And thanks and appreciation to those who send Edits to flesh out memorials - always looking for ways to make them better and more complete.

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Mike Smith
RE: Nancy Smith 161269189
Thank you very much Sandi. I really appreciate it.
I am from Mountain View. My parents still live there. My wife and I live in Batesville. Still have a lot of relatives in that area. I have been working on my family history for years. Just retired last November so now I can devote more time and effort. Thank you for your kindness. May our paths cross again. God Bless!
Added by Mike Smith on Feb 15, 2017 5:20 PM
Mike Smith
RE: Nancy Smith 161269189
Thank you Sandi. I would like to request a transfer of Nancy Smith. Nancy is my great grandmother. I would appreciate the transfer very much.
Thanks again,
Mike Smith
Added by Mike Smith on Feb 15, 2017 3:48 PM
Lee Richards
RE: Census
I am not related to the Richardson or Bigger families. And yes the Greenwood, Leflore, MS Death location is only from the SS Index - I know that is not the best source but there wasn't any Death Record and it was better then leaving it blank, especially because her mother's death record was Madison Co, MS.

I have questioned myself multiple times on including the Census Records, but even though many are not entirely accurate etc it provides so much data that people who don't have access so Ancestry etc can use - I keep including it. If I had it posted to a Memorial and a relative asked me to delete it I would or better yet I would give them the Memorial as long as I wasn't related, which are really the only Memorials I want to Manage.

Best of Luck
Added by Lee Richards on Jan 31, 2017 2:14 PM
Lee Richards
RE: Placing Census Info on FaG
I appreciate your comments and concerns and am not offended etc, there is nothing wrong with having a difference of opinion.

On SS#s, I "X" out all but the last 4digits, which is not very revealing. Everybody can access the SS Death Index and obtain the entire SS# as well as other data.

The Marriage, Birth/Death Records etc issued by states that are available on Ancestry are also 50 -70 years old and not very revealing of people still alive. If this info is displayed on the Memorial, it may prevent people from changing data to conform to possibly inaccurate info that was passed down by their previous family members.

The most revealing thing I post is the Census Records, which are records that are at least 70 years old before they are available and they do not provide any current address info, married names for women, etc for any individuals they may still be alive. They are much less revealing then the info that is included in most Obituaries. Which is why FindaGrave doesn't want obituaries issued after 1940 (70years) added to Memorials.

It cost $400 per year for an annual subscription to Ancestry which is more then many people have or are willing to spend to obtain the type of information I add.

I believe that the supporting data that I add is very useful to family members that are interested and have received many thank you notes from people who appreciate the data I make available. In the last 2+ years I have updated over 12,000 Memorials Unfortunately, about 1/2 of all the Memorial Managers think they have to retype the data I send etc and don't realize how simple it is to just Approve the Edit on their Contributor Tools page and the data would be automatically updated on the Memorial

Overall I think the supporting documentation benefits far outweigh any potential negatives, although obviously others may have differing opinions.

Good Hunting

Added by Lee Richards on Jan 31, 2017 9:05 AM
S T :)
thank you so much for your lovely work
and generosity :)
Added by S T :) on Jan 26, 2017 4:46 PM
mary lucas
James Ginis Lucas
He is my husband's father and we are the ones who bought the headstone. The engraver made a mistake and blamed us because he didn't want to change it. His name was James Finis Lucas.
Added by mary lucas on Jan 23, 2017 6:48 PM
Samuel Gwin Mounger 138478408
I just sent you an email...regarding linking Samuel Gwin Mounger to his parents... an error message keeps me from using 'edit request' tab (see email). Many thanks, George
Added by GMG on Jan 18, 2017 5:29 PM
Bryan Anderson
RE: Ward J. Wilson

All I know is that he is listed in the History of the 89th Division. I've done this enough to know that mistakes were common. Whether this source is in error, I have no idea, but it's possible.

I think it's reasonable to include it.

Thank you,

Added by Bryan Anderson on Jan 11, 2017 10:02 AM
Bryan Anderson
Ward J. Wilson
Dear Sandi K,

I am researching my paternal grandfather's WWI army unit, Company B, 355th Infantry, 89th Division. According to the History of the 89th Division, Ward J. Wilson of Decatur, Nebraska was also a member of this unit. His listed as having been gassed on 8/28/1918.

Despite the fact Ward J. Wilson's gravestone says he was part of another unit, I'm convinced this is my guy. Transfers between units certainly occurred and I'm confident he was a part of my grandfather's unit at one time.

I'm not sure where I'm going with my project, but I would like to eventually publish something. When I do, would it be permissible to use your photo of the grave of Ward J. Wilson (Find A Grave Memorial# 103551348)?

Thank you!

With warm regards,

Bryan Anderson
Added by Bryan Anderson on Jan 11, 2017 9:13 AM
Ron Collins
RE: 92380684
Glad I could help. Thank you for all you do, also !!!


Added by Ron Collins on Jan 09, 2017 4:43 PM
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