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Russ Dodge (#309)
 member for 16 years, 1 month, 8 days
RE: FindAGrave Tombstone Logo Replaced By Ancestry '3 Leaf Twig' Logo
Dear Russ Dodge,

Your first reply was understandable, but your kind second reply about the Tombstone logo replacement being an inadvertent programming error is not only wonderful news, but more importantly shows that even with Ancestry having bought FindAGrave, your heart and soul are still firmly focused on continuing to make sure that your all's creation not only survives, but continues to get better!

I just looked up to notice that 'our' Tombstone logo is back where it belongs! ;-)

Thank you and all the staff for for all you have done to make FindAGrave the fine site it is today.

Always, in FindAGrave brotherhood,

Added by E49 on Sep 30, 2016 7:07 AM

Ron Carter
GPS Coordinates
Hi Russ,

I couldn't find a place for this comment, so I looked to the staff.

I am A FIND A GRAVE (as "Find A Grave" HEREIN) worker and I always have my camera GPS on when I take photos. I would like to suggest that Find A Grave post in the GUIDELINES for workers that they turn on the GPS when taking photos. This would give the requester the actual GPS coordinates of the location of the photo.


Ron Carter

Added by Ron Carter on Sep 23, 2016 4:27 PM

RE: Henry Steele Commager (General)
I sent you those documents, didn't I?

Added by SandraC on Sep 23, 2016 10:46 AM

Joseph Campbell Jr #168234357
I really need your help. Its too important to me to address it to the email address given in "Help with Find A Grave". Something has happened to the original memorial for the above person, Joseph Campbell Jr, which was created by Vonnie Cantrell and transferred to me last year. The above number (168234357) is NOT the original number which Vonnie created. Somehow the memorial Vonnie created and transferred to me, a descendant of Joseph Campbell Jr, was "merged" into this one recently created in August 2016. All the information I added to Vonnie's original creation has totally disappeared except for the flower I left and the flower Vonnie left when Vonnie transferred it to me. The only way this could have been done is if someone from findagrave did the merge! I don't understand this and its making me sick. There was NO REASON for this to have been done. Please please find out for me how this happened! I desperately want to recover ownership of my ancestor's memorial that VONNIE CANTREll created and transferred to me. All the best, Lynne

Added by K&LB on Sep 19, 2016 10:37 AM

James G. Brown
Thank you so very much for the transfer. This means more to me and my family more than you ever know. God Bless!

Added by hossadeeregirl on Sep 16, 2016 2:19 PM

Can you please check?
Good Afternoon Russ,
We have been trying to contact Greyhound Club since July 2014. There are also countless others that are trying to reach them also. Please look at her profile page to see if she is active. I have been asking for James G. Brown (79670327) a Civil War Veteran who is also my Great Great Grandfather since this time also. Thank you very much. Have a great day.

Added by hossadeeregirl on Sep 16, 2016 11:43 AM

debra shannon weldon
stealing pictures
I knew when I put pictures on my find-a-grave memorials that they were likely to be copied. You insist that only pictures that I own can be put there by me and great for you, you give me credit. I love the memorials I have created and tend.
I also am a member of Ancestry. To my surprise, I just found a family tree that "ripped" off over 60 of my pictures and put them on their tree like they own them. I really resent this and did contact the person about giving me credit for those pictures. I intend to also send this information to
My question to you---What more can you do to right protect our pictures and memorials from being ripped off by unscrupulous people? Please respond, I am really angry about this.

Debra Shannon Weldon

Added by debra shannon weldon on Sep 09, 2016 12:05 PM

Dr. George Augustus Quinby
In researching my family I came across the name of Quinby which I believe is the family that owned or my great-grandfather worked for. I noticed you have a picture of the cemetery but no grave marker - is there a way to contact the contributor of the information concerning the family so I can see how my great -grandfather Andrew J Henderson came to work for him - and who his parents were.
Thank You

Added by Fayette on Sep 08, 2016 3:44 PM

Philip A. Starck
The information for this biography is not taken from primary sources. The contributor said that she obtained her information by using "Google" which is not necessarily a reliable source. The contributor also fabricated some of the information. I have been researching the Starck Family for years. I have the primary sources and the "handed down" history. At the request of the P. A. Starck descendents, please remove this biography. Thank you.

Added by interested on Sep 08, 2016 11:52 AM

Help with correction to memorial
Hello, Mr. Dodge.

I have been unable to locate what is supposed to be the "Suggest any other correction or addition" link to submit a correction to an existing memorial. Since I could not locate the link, I sent the correction to one of the other links explaining that I did not know where to submit the correction, an I received a message back stating that the information I sent could not be sent to that particular link.

The memorial is for Michael "Smitty" Smith, who was an original member of Paul Revere and the Raiders. He actually left the group in 1967, not 1957 as stated in the memorial. I realize that this is a small detail, but someone down the road might need this information.

Have a blessed evening.

Added by Janet on Sep 04, 2016 10:34 PM

Brucene Stulen Seal
Alvah A Clark
I sent you a parent link and to confirm where I got the information was the The New Jersey Law Journal Vol 36 page 29. this can be found on line at google books

Added by Brucene Stulen Seal on Aug 31, 2016 5:20 PM

Brucene Stulen Seal
Alvah A Clark
I sent you a parent link and to confirm where I got the information was the The New Jersey Law Journal Vol 36 page 29. this can be found on line at google books

Added by Brucene Stulen Seal on Aug 31, 2016 5:14 PM

D.J. Hughes
Wrong GPS for Flat Rock Cemetery
Hi Russ,
Donít know if you can help with this, but Find A Grave interactive map for this cemetery is not correct. It currently displays to Pioneer Trail Park, where there is actually a very tiny old Indian cemetery.

Correct GPS Coordinates for:
Flat Rock Cemetery
Also known as: Escanaba Township Cemetery
Located in Flat Rock, Delta County, Michigan
is: 45.8254761,-87.1900577

Escanaba, Mi

Added by D.J. Hughes on Aug 26, 2016 1:51 PM

RE: Henry Steele Commager (General)
I would gladly send a pdf to you.

Added by SandraC on Aug 24, 2016 1:58 PM

Henry Steele Commager (General)
Russ, I Have records that my Ancestor, General Henry Steele Commager was buried in the New City Yard located between Avenue K and L in Galveston. This record is from the Rosenberg Library in Galveston. I can send a pdf of the record if you would like.

Sandra Commager

Added by SandraC on Aug 23, 2016 10:08 AM

I have an addition to one of your virtual cemeteries
Hello, I have an addition to your Civil War cemetery for the 10th NJ Infantry, he served in Co. K., William H. Zern:

Added by greatgrands on Aug 21, 2016 11:27 AM

deanna french
C.W.Vet;Atlantic Co. Orville E. Moore
I am a Vermont Civil War buff, and am presently working on a project to identify the last resting places of many of our"Old Soldiers" that had ties to Vt. Orville Moore is one such patriot. May I use the photo that you contributed to his Find A Grave Memorial, to post on the Vt.C.W. site? (

You will receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration on this.
Deanna French

Added by deanna french on Aug 20, 2016 2:02 PM

John M.
site compromised?
Lately I will occasionally get a random, non-Find A Grave, web page appearring when using the site. This will sometimes happen when clicking on what I think is a valid link within the site, and other times it will pop up even if I haven't done anything. Is it possible the site has been compromised somehow?

Added by John M. on Aug 19, 2016 12:51 PM

Ron Carter
Create Memorial

I have tried to figure out how to create a memorial, I had no luck. Can you tell what I need to know to create a memorial?


Ron Carter

Added by Ron Carter on Aug 18, 2016 2:05 PM

Estimating birthdates from tombstones
I find many tombstones say the date a person died and then state at....years, ....months...days. Keeping in mind that this information was provided by someone who only knows what he or she was told by the deceased or someone else, I don't think the memorial contributors should take it upon themselves to do the math and enter, as correct, an exact birthdate. This is happening all too frequently now. Unless there is a verifiable source for the birthdate, the contributor should just enter the death date and leave out the birthdate and just add the tombstone information in the 'bio' area. Can Find A Grave perhaps point this out to the contributors?

Added by Sue on Aug 16, 2016 5:29 PM

Barbara Barksdale
RE: Russ invite to PHGP (email was sent)
Thanks for making contact with me. I did attempt to resend but this time it came back undelivered. Could you contact me directly using my email. I could then possibly send you the press release and additional information. I could also give you my number at that time so we can discuss directly.



Added by Barbara Barksdale on Aug 16, 2016 12:24 PM

todd hansell
Milton Hansell
Thanks very much sir and have a nice day!

Added by todd hansell on Aug 16, 2016 4:50 AM

Barbara Barksdale
Russ invite to PHGP (email was sent)
The Pa Hallowed Grounds Project will be holding its annual meeting at West Chester Univ on Saturday October 22nd and we would like to give you a personal invitation to come and learn about what our mission is...along with the fact that you could share with us the techniques for Find A Grave.

I would like to send a press release for you to share with those in Pennsylvania. Our focus is the cemeteries that hold the remains of the USCT. We hope that you will be able to attend as well as speak to the group. The meeting is open to the public,a free lunch will be served to those who sign up. Please contact me at that email listed below or respond to the email previously sent.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

With regards,
Barbara Barksdale

Added by Barbara Barksdale on Aug 15, 2016 1:43 PM

denise & phil macleod
wrong location
i have added graves of people in the old beach meadows cemetery in nova scotia someone had 2 names at the time but they made a mistake on it`s location they say it`s lunenburg but it`s queens county it is located in beach meadows nova scotia
queens county

Added by denise & phil macleod on Aug 13, 2016 2:55 PM

Barbara Steinmetz
Catherine Keppele Meredith
Russ: William Morris Meredith and Catherine Keppele Meredith had five children, not one. They are:
1 - William Morris Meredith b. 14 May 1835
2 - Elizabeth Caldwell Meredith b. 6 May 1837
3 - Gertrude Gouverneur Meredith b. 2 Feb 1839
4 - Catherine Keppele Meredith b. 17 Mar 1841
5 - Euphemia (Effie) Ogden Meredith b. 4 Sept 1842

These may be found in the newspaper "North American" by Leach and several other places. Hopefully, the current error will be corrected. These people are hard to get correct because they use the same names for several generations.

Hope this helps.

Added by Barbara Steinmetz on Aug 13, 2016 11:52 AM


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