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Russ Dodge (#309)
 member for 14 years, 8 months, 26 days
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Patricia Moore
FALLEN FIND A GRAVER
Russ I am not sure if you know or not but Edmund Dodge has passed away. He was a member of Find A Grave but I do not know his member number. Please view his obit @ http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesunion-albany/obituary.aspx?n=edmund-c-dodge&pid=175290817&fhid=4844

A memorial has been created for him which is # 149138847. Can you locate his page and add him as a fallen graver?

Thank you,
Pat

Added by Patricia Moore on Jul 15, 2015 2:38 PM

Tim J.
Cynthia Kaley
Hello,

Is Cynthia Kaley still active on Find a Grave?

I understand from her profile/bio that she was undergoing medical treatment.

I see you and Cynthia are "friends" on Find a Grave, and I thought perhaps you would know if she was well enough to attend to some inquiries I have made regarding Mona A. (Markley) Duke's Find a Grave page.

Mona was married to one of our family members, Alderic Bourbeau, and we would love to see a biography for Mona added to her Find a Grave page. (I recently decided to sponsor Mona's page, to remove those pesky advertisements!)

I am deeply sympathetic to Mrs. Kaley, and her health issues, and wish her the very best

As you are a "veteran" of Find a Grave, perhaps you can suggest how I might move forward regarding this.

Thank you for your help,

Sincerely,

Tim Jennings, and The Bourbeau Family

Added by Tim J. on Jul 14, 2015 4:16 PM

Tom Donahue
Chestnut Level Cemetery
Russ,
You are awesome. Thanks for adding "New" and "Old" in front of the names for the two separate Chestnut Level Cemeteries. I have been trying to straighten out the ones that have been placed in the Old cemetery. This will help my efforts.

Thanks again,
Tom Donahue

Added by Tom Donahue on Jul 10, 2015 6:02 PM

ComancheCoTx
Wagley Cemetery
I added the Wagley Cemetery, but it had already been added. Could you please delete it along with the picture? The link is http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2584320&CScn=Wagley&.
I apologize for the inconvenience. I will try to be more diligent in my searches.

Thank you,

Comanche County TX

Added by ComancheCoTx on Jul 09, 2015 10:32 AM

Drew Bartley
Undating cemetery percentage count
Hi Russ,
As a professional researcher, I use findagrave daily. I have now decided to occasionally go out to smaller cemeteries and ensure they are photographed. I did the Spear Cem. (Reading, Vt.) and realized a third of the stones were missed. I tried the newly downloaded app on my phone and captured the rest. I wanted to update the percentage photographed to 100%, but could not do it. That is an important statistic for me when researching.
A second one for New England (likely the whole northeast), can a search be added to identify all cemeteries within a town. The county search is not very helpful for detailed research.
Thanks for your help!
Drew Bartley
drew@yourgenealogist.com

Added by Drew Bartley on Jul 07, 2015 12:31 PM

G. Darleen Huffman Linschoten
Need two to be connected
Hi Russ - not sure where to go but I'll try here...
I have an uncle who has been residing at Forest Lawn - well he still is... anyway - I entered his information Anthony "Tony" Berardini Mem # 30119845 - I also see an Anthony George Berardini that South Coast Grave Minder had entered - this is one and the same person HIS # is 94509298. I messaged him and he said to contact you all. Can we have this done - it should be as mine was entered. Thanks a bunch. Darleen Huffman Linschoten his wife Lorraine 'Sally' Goshorn Berardini was my mother's sister.

Added by G. Darleen Huffman Linsch... on Jul 06, 2015 2:22 PM

BONNIE LYNNE GIBSON
Henry Spinner
Thank you for finding my great grandfather head stone.

Added by BONNIE LYNNE GIBSON on Jul 05, 2015 7:26 PM

Martin Douglas Packer
Francis Crick, OM
"He discovered the double-helix structure of DNA, and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1962." THIS IS INCOMPLETE AND INCORRECT SO I HAVE ASKED FOR AN URGENT EDIT, AT THE SAME TIME AS ADDING HIS FIRST WIFE: 1913 - 2011; Martin Packer

Added by Martin Douglas Packer on Jul 05, 2015 8:34 AM

j diehl
my account
Hi. I've been a member for >4yrs and tried to access the forums to see how to submit corrections to cemetery information. Although I've never logged out the forum page required login. I tried to use the credentials I set up initially and they don't work. I tried to use the 'forgot my password' button and message said my email was not in account. My profile page confirms the address I entered. Now what? Would greatly appreciate assistance getting this straightened out. Thanks!

Added by j diehl on Jul 02, 2015 3:06 PM

Mari Mills
Alexandar Bonnyman, Jr
I found this, today. I also noticed that he is "buried" in two other sites. Thanks, Mari http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/long-lost-medal-of-honor-recipient-s-remains-found-to/article_58e596c4-936f-549c-ab1b-5f3fba686c04.html

Added by Mari Mills on Jul 02, 2015 2:16 PM

Doug Hooper
South Australia
Three suburbs that are missing from the listing are Daw Park, Parkside and Hawthorn. Can they be added please.

Doug Hooper

Added by Doug Hooper on Jun 30, 2015 2:53 AM

T & R Melton
Don't know where to turn

It is very hard on your site to beable to respond, talk or communicate with anyone to right a wrong.
I received the below automated email:
This is an automated email letting you know that your recent edit for the William Carr McNamara (1900 - 1985) Find A Grave memorial has been declined.
General reason: Not accurate - Their data applies to a different memorial.

The problem is that the info I gave was correct. This is my Gerandfather and Great Grandfather.
# 147965107 WE Whitehead is the father to #132211424 William Carr McNamara my grandfather.Read the obit it mentions a son Willie. He is the biological son of WE Whitehead No to Mr McNamara. Please Correct this.Thank you!!
6-25-2015

Added by T & R Melton on Jun 25, 2015 7:36 AM

Sarah Thompson
Captain John A. Harris
Hi. Could you please explain why you are refusing edits which are transcribed directly from the monument and marker for Captain John A. Harris and for which I have provided the photographic evidence? Thanks.

Added by Sarah Thompson on Jun 25, 2015 2:22 AM

Anne1950
Merging of findagrave

Find A Grave Memorial# 40633821

Sometime in the last 18 months you merged my findagrave listing with this one. This is my husbands great grand aunt, my data is partially being used on the new site. But, I have tried to get the person listed to include a different side of Catherine Coman books to no avail. Originally she had her listed as buried elsewhere. I had been requested previous by someone to delete my listing. But we emailed back and forth and she told me to leave mine alone as it was accurate. I tried working with the other person to no avail. I am disappointed and ask findagrave to take this over the handling of the site so other accurate information can be included.
Thank you for your consideration.

Added by Anne1950 on Jun 24, 2015 10:35 PM

Donna Evans
Find A Grave Memorial#147908079
Blessings Russ,

I am inquiring how I can request the management of my Aunts memorial that I would have created after her funeral (she has not had her wake or funeral at this writing June 17 2015) I went to check on another memorial I asked to be transferred and saw that Find A Grave Memorial#147908079 Created by: The Old Genealogist (#46920129)Record added: Jun 15, 2015 had been added and I can not contact this person as their messages are disabled. I had added info on my Uncles memorial Spouse: Callie D. Smith (1922 - 2015)* Find A Grave Memorial# 44640625 and to find that this individual has added the actual memorial is unbelievable. I would like to add my Aunt and manage her memorial. Can you help me to get this rectified.

Thank you for your time and effort to this matter
Donna Evans (#47939167)

Added by Donna Evans on Jun 17, 2015 4:31 PM

Philip Kohler
Cemetery not listed
Russ; Forgive is this is the wrong place to report this, but, there is a city missing on your list. Wheatfield, Niagara County, New York. North Tonawanda, which is the city next door, has "annexed" part of the City of Wheatfield, (not sure if that is the correct word) but North Tonawanda grew and added some parts of Wheatfield. There are several members of my family that lived in "Wheatfield" but died in what became North Tonawanda. Any questions contact me at: kohlgene62@yahoo.com. God Bless your work! Phil Kohler

Added by Philip Kohler on Jun 16, 2015 3:03 PM

Bob Brown
General Irvines
There were two of them that served during the American Revolution. William served at Fort Pitt. As far as I know, James did not serve there.

Added by Bob Brown on Jun 16, 2015 7:23 AM

janey
I have problem
i created a memorial for Barway Collins on May 2 2015, the day he was buried. i wrote you about it the same day.

Barway Edwin Collins
This little boy is Famous because of his Death. he was murdered
Find A Grave Memorial# 145931354
Added by janey on May 02, 2015 5:30 PM
you wrote me a reply saying that it was not famous.
_________________________________________________
i recieved email from Red (#47105291) stating that little boy was buried at Glenhaven Memorial Gardens.
no-reply@findagrave.com
Wed, May 6, 2015 at 10:37 PM To: calamityjane313@gmail.com
Reply | Reply to all | Forward | Print | Show original
Greetings,

Find A Grave contributor Red has made a suggestion to you regarding your Find A Grave memorial for Barway Collins.
Link to memorial: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=145931354
Link to contributor profile: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=mr&MRid=47105291

Their suggestion:
-------------------------
Barway was buried at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Crystal.
_________________________________________________
I wrote Red and told him that until i was positive with proof of which cemetery little Barway was buried at i was leaving it blank.

I had remove the cemetery from my memorial as i had heard that the little one was buried at 2 different cemeteries or posssibly cremated.
when i did not put his suggestion in my memorial, he created a duplicate on May 22, 2015. i feel this is wrong. My Memorial was created May 2, 2015. Please can you help to correct the duplicate. i feel mine was created first and should be the only one on F.A.G.


janey (#47766164)

Added by janey on Jun 13, 2015 10:17 PM

Ken
Signing in to Find A Grave
Please disregard my last message, it is working now.

Thanks

Added by Ken on Jun 13, 2015 3:34 PM

Ken
Signing in to Find A Grave
I hope you can help us with this problem. My wife has been a member of Find A Grave for several years. She has 617 memorials added and 628 managed. When she tries to sign in, she gets the message: "we have no record of that email in our system please try again" We have tried on different computers with the same results. How can this problem be resolved. Her page is: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=mr&MRid=47848948 her email address for signing on is kenstella2007@yahoo.com

Thank You and please reply soonest.

Ken

Added by Ken on Jun 13, 2015 3:14 PM

Daniel Shippee
RE: Platt relations
Good evening. I am a new user on Find A Grave and my girlfriend and I have been researching family histories. My mother's maiden name is Platt, and through our research it's been found that I am related to William Augustus Platt, the father of Emily (Platt) Hastings, who married General Russell Hastings. If possible, and if you are willing to pass over ownership of General Hasting's memorial page I would be happy to share any further information that I can find on him and other parts of the family. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you and have a great day!

Added by Daniel Shippee on Jun 11, 2015 5:25 PM

Linda Peloquin
Thank You for the help
Russ,

Thank you for intervening on our family's behalf. I'm sorry it was necessary to drag you into this.

I find it hard to believe that just 8 days later after being personally contacted & having removed the original memorial, Pro Deo et Constitutione didn't recognize the name & as "purely an accident" created the memorial again. But then this is coming from me who would have felt like sh** knowing how I'd upset a family and who'd have put a sticky note on my computer screen edge to remind myself of the loved one's name not to create a memorial for.

As for the contributor's assertion regarding another memorial for Mom, I sent you an email on 30 May suggesting how Find A Grave might prevent or at least lessen the chances of this or a similar situation happening in the future.

But as you say, "I get a large amount of e-mails a day pertaining to Findagrave in general and my contributions in particular" so you probably haven't even seen the email yet.

Now that Ancestry owns Find A Grave & there's much broader exposure, there are sure to be more new contributors & the possibility of situations similar to our family's occurring.

However, with computers & the computing power of Ancestry now in the mix, creating guidelines as I suggest & programming the system to recognize DODs 6 mos or newer & auto contact the contributor should be do-able to some degree.

In the email I suggested a 2 part moratorium on creating memorials for people who have just died.

A 3 mos no memorial waiting period applying to immediate relations such as children, grand & great-grand children, siblings.

And for strangers, less immediate family members such as cousins, nieces/nephews, etc., a 6 mos moratorium to give the family both a chance to heal as well as to create the memorial themselves for their loved one should they desire to do so.

I can resend the email if you think it's too buried in your in box to find easily.

Thank You again.

Linda Peloquin

Added by Linda Peloquin on Jun 09, 2015 3:54 PM

Pro Deo et Constitutione
RE: Peloquin Memorial
Russ,
I primarily add memorials at National Cemeteries to honor, veterans and their families. I've searched for lost memebers of my family for decades, only to find them years later, because some kind person, found them in a cemetery and documented the location on F.A.G.. I'm grateful for this service.

The addition of the 2nd "Peloquin" memorial was purely an accident, and unfortunate.

Curios, how will Find A Grave, make sure that no "member" adds this memorial again, and again, and again,? Somebody will walk the Graveyard, see the tombstone, and there the memorial will get created again.

Maybe Find a Grave, will need to create a "No Record list", of people buried with specific names, and DOB, DOD, and cemetery, that the system will not allow to be created. So, when somebody tries to do it, they will be told that a specific memorial is "restricted", and unavailable to the general public for creation.

But then again, what if the deceased has one child, that wants to create a memorial, and another, that wants the memorial
"blacked out", what will find a grave do then ?

As you know,
If members of Find A Grave, only created memorials for their "blood relatives", exclusively, the F.A.G. database would be extremely sparse, and of little benefit to everyone.

My very best regards,to you for handling to matter, quickly.

I would expect you will be hearing from the Peloquin family very soon again. Some "other" good intentioned F.A.G. member is going to step into that quagmire, accidently, in the very near future, and watch the fireworks fly.

Added by Pro Deo et Constitutione on Jun 08, 2015 8:16 PM

Linda Peloquin
Contributor Who Ignores the Request of a Grieving Family to Remove a Memorial of a Loved on Who Just
I am having a HUGE problem with contributor who has now TWICE created a memorial for our Mother.

Pro Deo et Constitutione #48368710 Contact me at:
Fynd_N_Graves@aol.com


We,as a family are in a great deal of pain dealing with Mom's loss.

Having the problem of dealing with a callous & insensitive contributor/stranger who has already had the situation explained to them once is making the grieving process doubly hard on our family.

This person created the first memorial just days after Mom's funeral. She was barely cold in her grave! Kathleen M. Peloquin Memorial# 146500073

I emailed the contributor regarding this rather than embarrass him/her by making a public posting.

I explained the pain his/her memorial was causing our family. And, I requested that he/she remove the memorial & allow our family time to grieve & heal.

I let them know that I, as an immediate family member, would create a memorial when we had healed sufficiently such that we could speak of Mom with smiles rather than gallons of tears.

Email exchange:

Initial email to Contributor-

Mom's Memorial Find A Grave Memorial# 146500073; Friday, May 22, 2015
To: Fynd_N_Graves@aol.com

I am requesting that you delete this memorial and give us as a family sometime to grieve.

When we have healed & we can talk about Mom w/more smiles than tears, I as a direct family member will create a memorial for her.

Please respect our feelings & give us some time as should be given to all families before you, as a stranger, create memorials for their loved ones who are barely in their graves.


Contributor's one & only communication to me:

Re: Mom's Memorial Friday, May 29, 2015
"Fynd N Graves"

Now that I've removed it, Somebody else will just put it up again. You had better create it yourself , So at the very least, you can control its content. My very best regards to you and yours.

Sent from my iPhone

I replied with a "Thank You" and wrongly assumed that this would be the end of it with this particular contributor.

Now I find just 8 days after removing the initial memorial, this total stranger who never knew Mom in life & knows the pain this is causing our family, has made good on his/her statement, " Somebody else will just put it up again." and created yet another memorial for Mom!

Jun 06, 2015 Memorial# 147507284 Kathleen M. Peloquin

PLEASE, PLEASE PLEASE....Do something about Pro Deo et Constitutione #48368710!!

I'd love to see them suspended for a time so they can cool their jets and reflect on the pain they are knowingly inflicting.

Mom died just barely a month ago.

It's not the end of this person's world if a memorial for a person they never knew in life doesn't get created immediately.

But it is a cruelty visited upon a grieving family that has asked this total stranger NOT to create a memorial for our loved one until we've had a respectable time to grieve.

The person has 11,547 memorials created in a little over a year on Find A Grave.

Obviously those numbers and the callous disregard for our family speak to the fact that this person is more interested in numbers than in memorializing loved ones so they not be forgotten.


Other family members are so upset by this on going problem w/the total stranger who goes by Pro Deo et Constitutione #48368710 fynd_n_graves@aol.com that the "L" word (lawyer) has been spoken a few times.

Please have some compassion & consideration for us in our period of grieving, remove this Memorial# 147507284.

Linda Peloquin
#46525145

Added by Linda Peloquin on Jun 08, 2015 4:51 PM

honeybun
duplicate cemeteries
i created a cemetery back in 2012 and another person created the same one in 2013 but under a different name. mine is Legion Memorial Cemetery and his is American Legion Cemetery. can you please merge these 2 cemetery. please and thank you.

Added by honeybun on Jun 08, 2015 4:32 PM

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