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Russ Dodge (#309)
 member for 14 years, 1 month, 16 days
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Carriedaway77
Brilliant Idea ;)
Jim,

First, thank you for all you and your team do. It is a wonderful service to many.

I'm kind of new to geneology, so you may have already had this idea, but I was thinking...

Why not do a Facebook/Instagram campaign every Halloween?
You guys work with the spookiest thing there is: Cemeteries.
Why not hype it as something like:

This Halloween, do something really spooky and help people looking for their long-lost ghouls at the same time. Just snap and post the ghosts in the graveyard near you...or are you too scared?

You could have a link to your site, and how to easily take pictures. I would do it, but I'm still figuring out Facebook ;)

Thanks again for what you do!

Carrie Phelps


Sent from my iPhone

Added by Carriedaway77 on Oct 22, 2014 7:34 AM

Jane Hamilton
Brinton S Buck, Private 1918
Russ, I find a great article in GenBank.com on the last letter written by Brinton to his mother. According to it, he died July 29, 1918 and buried in France, but must have been brought back in 1921. Are you interested in the article? Paper of Feb. 24, 1919 Phila. Inquirer. Also, in the Laurel Hill listings the 1918 stone is pictured on Burton D. Buck, d. 1939. Jane

Added by Jane Hamilton on Oct 21, 2014 7:52 AM

With All My Love ☮ & ❤️
Leslie Erin Mahaffy's Memorial
Hi, Russ!
I don't know whom to ask, but since people have messaged you about Find A Grave questions here, I hope you don't mind if I do too. In the past week, Leslie Mahaffy's memorial has been taken down. Can you shed any light on this subject? It was created about a decade ago and had about 1,000 virtual flowers. Someone submitted a new memorial with a famous status and it was approved a day or two ago, is it be possible to merge the two memorials. I wouldn't want all those beautiful virtual flowers/tributes in Leslie's loving memory created over the past decade to go away. I'm not 100% sure, but I'm pretty sure I was the sponsor of her previous memorial. Thanks in advance for any or all your help.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=9292925

Added by With All My Love ☮... on Oct 19, 2014 7:09 AM

Susan S
Cemetery location
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Winona County MN is incorrectly listed as being in New Hartford which is 6 1/2 miles east of its actual location in Dakota MN. I have been there many times, the most recent being this summer when I photographed the entry gate and some of the same headstones that are supposedly in New Hartford. I hope this can be corrected for the sake of those who will be wandering around New Hartford looking for the cemetery!

Love Find A Grave and thanks a bunch.

Susan #47006947

Added by Susan S on Oct 18, 2014 4:10 PM

Mayrose
information about a non deceased person
Hello,

I am writing to you to hopefully get some information on a message removed. My estranged mother is posting information on my grandson and daughter that is not public information. Also it is not information given to her by me or my daughter. So I am copying and pasting these messages to hopefully have them deleted. My estranged mother has never met my children or grandchild and we appreciate any help in this matter.

Here are the messages:


M. Richards

Still in our prayers
Ann,
I have to tell you your great-grandson makes me green with envy. I have a new great-grandson also. He was born on Labor Day last year. I have not physically seen him yet. Conner and his parents live in Maine, alas I reside in Nebraska. Really, I'm happy that you are able to have Jovanni for a time. I know he is good medicine for you. Enjoy him and the rest of your family while you can. They grow so fast and move away so quickly to start their own lives. You and Clair are lucky to be so blessed. You are always in our prayers. You have given us all strength and courage. Now you take strength in God and us that all things happen in their due time. Keep believing in the power of prayer.
Sunshine and Rainbows from Nebraska,
Mary and Family
Added by M. Richards on Jul 10, 2014 8:45 AM




Ann H.

RE: Still in our prayers
Oh I wish you could be with your great grandson too. I know he would bring you great joy. Jovanni really is good medicine for me and has kept me going.

My family has always been so close, many people who know us comment on how they wish they had a close family. I worried about when our children grew up they might move miles away from us. They all live within 6-10 miles away from us. We really are blessed.

When my parents were alive the children and I was at their house every day. The only time I missed was when we went on a vacation. Then they wanted us to call everyday so we did. Keep the prayers coming I need all the prayers I can get. I was so blessed to live in a Christian home. Hugs, Ann
Added by Ann H. on Jul 10, 2014 4:40 PM


Thank you in advance,
Sincerely,
Tamara

Added by Mayrose on Oct 15, 2014 10:56 AM

Lester Letson
edwin robbins
hoping you can merge 2 memorials, my earlier one and one with a bunch of attachments.

My memorial is # 43277503 with headstone created in 2009

second one created by a relative this year is # 124758271 and it has all attachments and a bunch of pictures of Edwin Robbins.

I don't mind it being transferred to the relative, but I would like to see the headstone picture I took on the memorial.

Added by Lester Letson on Oct 12, 2014 7:56 PM

Lester Letson
merge 2
hoping you can merge

Added by Lester Letson on Oct 12, 2014 7:44 PM

Mila Eby Bernethy
Frank Firth Ford
Would you mind attaching him to his parents:

Arnold Harris Ford 113365980
Annie Rob Firth 113366521

Thank you!

Mila Eby Bernethy

Added by Mila Eby Bernethy on Oct 12, 2014 10:39 AM

Joseph Swisher
Yoopergal
Yoopergal was my aunt. She passed in May 2011, how do I find her sites and change the contact to me? I have picked up where she left off.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=70875035

Added by Joseph Swisher on Oct 03, 2014 4:16 PM

genie-in-az
Duplicate Cemeteries & Memorials
Sigh, sorry, had those dates reversed in previous post...it is the first one #16452209 created in 2006, and the other one # 90904286 created in 2012. Just fyi.

Added by genie-in-az on Oct 01, 2014 8:11 PM

genie-in-az
Duplicate Cemeteries
Just FYI- Since you are listed as a F.A.G. Senior Curator; I recently came across duplicate cemeteries in Virginia created by F.A.G. contributors which has a least 50 of the same people listed. One is called "Shiloh Church Cemetery" and the other is called "Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery". The first one with memorials was created on F.A.G. as early as 2006, the second contributor failed to check closely enough and duplicated many memorials by creating the second cemetery on F.A.G. using a slightly different name , and listing many of the same people already listed in the first one. Someone needs to merge all those duplicates. I am seeing a lot of that type of duplication actually, as F.A.G. becomes more and more popular. One reason for the error was that the same cemetery is listed by these contributors as being in two different counties (the county line ran right by the cemetery, apparently). As one example of many duplicates in these 2 cemeteries, refer to Find A Grave Memorial# 90904286 in Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery in 2006, and his duplicate memorial #16452209 entered in Shiloh Church Cemetery in 2012. I have alerted the creator of the cemetery and memorials done in 2012, and she confirms being now aware of the prolific duplications she created but declines to take them down or merge then using the edit function to the original memorials. Therefore, this is one of the rare instances when I think for the sake of accuracy and trying to keep this site from becoming cluttered with a proliferation of duplicates, the F.A.G. admins should step in to do some cleanup work. Thank you.

Added by genie-in-az on Oct 01, 2014 8:08 PM

Glenn Benner
Major Charles F Taggart
Hi Russ,
Just a "Heads Up", added a photo to your C.F. Taggart memorial page -#23310.
Thanks for all you do!
Best Wishes,
Glenn

Added by Glenn Benner on Sep 24, 2014 10:16 AM

Mary Jane Evertz
George W Powell
Hi, George is the son of Alexander #60652749 and Martha Powell. He is grandson of Zachariah #61122574 and Bell Jane Powell #61122880. Could you please add this? Thanks Mary Jane

Added by Mary Jane Evertz on Sep 21, 2014 1:15 PM

Joy Cornwell
Julius Alford
Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Jul 16, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7690774
duplicate


Added by Joy Cornwell on Sep 21, 2014 11:04 AM

Debbi
Patrick Henry Pentzer
Don't know if you're aware, but Wikipedia has pages dedicated to the Medal of Honor recipients. Even though Patrick Henry Pentzer (memorial #19580) is listed there is nothing submitted regarding his service and reason for being a recipient. Thought you'd might like to submit your info from his memorial. He is one of three who were recipients that had ties to Macoupin Co IL. One of the other two (David Dickie) has info linked to his name and I am working on the other one (Richard H Wood).

Debbi Geer

Added by Debbi on Sep 15, 2014 3:09 PM

p♥gal
Please remove my account
Hi Russ, would you please remove my account from find a grave, I am no longer interested in being a member...Thanks so much.

#47385826

Added by p♥gal on Sep 12, 2014 4:06 PM

Linda Roberts
FRANCIS W. REEDER
I am not related to Francis W. Reeder. I just had a copy of his obit and his birth date and noticed that the death year was incorrect, so I sent thru what changes I had available to me.

Added by Linda Roberts on Sep 10, 2014 9:44 AM

Timothy Tumbrink
David Mateer
Sir, I attempted to add a correction to the above named memorial and the county list(s) of counties in Ireland won't let me pick the county of Antrim or the county of Down in Ireland. Apparently these 2 counties are the only counties listed for the city of Belfast Ireland. I searched "EVERY" county listed and none came up with the city of Belfast. The memorial number is 71604260. This was driving me crazy. Thank you for your help.

Tim


http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=71604260

Added by Timothy Tumbrink on Sep 08, 2014 4:34 PM

marelle44
Corp. William F. Steinmetz
Since it's your photo on the Memorial for Corp Steinmetz, why don't you just download it and then upload it to the other two Memorials. William is at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=14634392
and his two daughters are linked to him(Mary D and Clarissa B). :-)
Mary

Added by marelle44 on Sep 03, 2014 8:34 PM

marelle44
Corp. William F. Steinmetz
Russ,
I sent you an email asking you please post your photograph of the gravestone you had posted on Corp. Steinmetz' Memorial to the Memorials of his two daughters who are listed on the same headstone. You replied by asking me, "Is he an ancestor of yours?" and I replied, "...very distant ancestor/relative of a paternal uncle's wife..." Am I correct in assuming that, since he is not related directly to me and since the Memorials were not established by me, you are not going to post your photograph on the Memorials for his daughters Mary D. and Clarissa B. Steinmetz?
Mary

Added by marelle44 on Sep 03, 2014 4:48 PM

Darlene
pictures
Please how do I remove pictures that other people put on the findagrave person that I had put on but no pictures yet. It wasn't the right person picture. I've asked them to remove it but they wont. I cant not put the right picture up cause there is no more ... ugh
thank you for your time Dar Finnegan
Plus what is the best email address to contact someone from findagrave.com

thanks again dar@finnrv.net

Added by Darlene on Sep 03, 2014 3:02 PM

Tony L. Chester
Lost Password
Russ,

My mother is a contributor to the Find A Grave website and has been for a few years now. Recently she had a computer glitch and is unable to access her account. She does not know the password to her account and the email address she used when setting up the account has been disabled by Yahoo for inactivity. She swears she had changed the email on the account to her new email(she's 73 and not getting any younger). When I attempt to do a password recovery, it does not recognize the new email address, but when I try to recover using the original email address(the disabled one), it send an email to the old password. She can't access that email because it's disabled.

What can we do to get access to her account? Please help if you can. She's driving me crazy!

Tony Chester

Added by Tony L. Chester on Sep 03, 2014 10:12 AM

marelle44
Corp. William F. Steinmetz
He's a very distant ancestor/relative of a paternal uncle's wife. He's not blood to me, but I am working on the Steinmetz line of my aunt's family.

Added by marelle44 on Aug 25, 2014 9:50 PM

marelle44
Corp. William F. Steinmetz
Thanks for linking Corp. William F. Steinmetz to his parents George S. Stenmetz and Clarissa B.Steinmetz.

Added by marelle44 on Aug 25, 2014 7:37 PM

Linda Sexton Nusbaum
RE: Joseph Bloomfield #4820
Russ,
I will get to that this week and will do my best for old Joseph.
Linda

Added by Linda Sexton Nusbaum on Aug 24, 2014 7:45 PM

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