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Lutetia (#46580078)
 member for 10 years, 10 months, 19 days
legal names of famous people
I see that you are still having arguments with people that they must document famous people by their "nicknames".

I don't care what you say Find A Grave wants or does not want, this is something YOU are saying, and it is wrong, wrong, wrong!

If a person is documenting a famous person, and they have done their research, then they will know both the legal name and the nickname, especially so if it is a relative. I have no problem with a cross reference in the biography section of a memorial to reference a "nickname", but not you, you tell everyone they must document by the nickname only. I can't even find the words to express how uneducated you project yourself to others, by doing this.

I have experienced your stubborness and fixed opinions, and your threats. You come across to me as very arrogant. It's time for you to back off, you're upsetting a lot of Find A Grave contributors.

You make it sound that you are a monitor for Find A Grave, who hired you to surf Find A Grave for legal names of famous people?


Added by Amanda on Apr 22, 2014 2:15 PM

Helen Rineer
Richard Talbot
Thank you for the information. Would you send me the other memorial number before I delete mine. Thank you.

Added by Helen Rineer on Mar 16, 2014 4:09 PM

CM Reed
RE: Henry III
Thank you for your reply!

Added by CM Reed on Feb 01, 2014 10:46 AM

RE: Benjamin Gunnell #115679297
I am so sorry and didn't know it was called "plopping". I have removed him from any location but left him linked to his family which was my intent.

Added by okieskater on Oct 21, 2013 2:28 PM

Henri Ballin gravesite
Hi Lutetia,
First of all, thank you so much for going to the cemetery and getting all those photos and the birthdates for me. That plot is the one that I got for Henri, but that doesn't mean it is correct. Thank you for looking. Maybe when you are out there looking for some other graves, you will happen upon his, too.
I wish you all the best.

Added by LoveTrees on Oct 05, 2013 6:31 PM

Benjamin Gunnell #115679297
No, I don't really know if he is buried there. I know he is buried overseas in the area but think I finally just chose a cemetery. I will look again at my notes. If you have someplace to check I would appreciate any help. I have gone to his memorial and placed a note that it may not be correct.

Added by okieskater on Oct 05, 2013 4:12 PM

Adelaide of Savoy

I would like to have permission to use your picture of the grave of Adelaide of Savoy in my private family tree on

Thank you,

Added by canyonland23 on Oct 01, 2013 6:22 PM

Judith Thomas
RE: Albrecht
Albrecht V von Österreich, Holy Roman Emperor
b. 10 August 1397, d. 27 October 1439

Albrecht V von Österreich, Holy Roman Emperor was born on 10 August 1397 at Vienna, Austria.[1,2]

He was the son of Albrecht IV Erzherzog von Österreich and Joanna von Bayern.[1]

He married Elisabeth de Luxembourg, daughter of Sigismund de Luxembourg, Holy Roman Emperor and Barbara of Cilly, on 28 September 1421 at Bratislava, Czechoslovakia.[1,2]

He died on 27 October 1439 at age 42 at Neszmbely, Hungary.[1,2]
He was a member of the House of Habsburg.[3] He succeeded to the title of Erzherzog von Österreich( Duke of Austria) in 1404.[1]
He succeeded to the title of Duc de Luxembourg in 1437.[4]

He succeeded to the title of King Albert of Bohemia in 1437.[1]

He gained the title of König von Ungarn in 1437.[1]

He succeeded to the title of Emperor Albrecht II of the Holy Roman Empire in 1438.[1]

Children of Albrecht V von Österreich, Holy Roman Emperor and Elisabeth de Luxembourg

Anne von Habsburg+1 b. 12 Apr 1432, d. 14 Nov 1462
Georg von Habsburg b. 16 Feb 1435, d. 16 Feb 1435
Elisabeth von Habsburg+1 b. 1438, d. 30 Aug 1505
Ladislas V, King of Bohemia and Hungary1 b. 22 Feb 1440, d. 23 Nov 1457

[S16] Jirí Louda and Michael MacLagan, Lines of Succession: Heraldry of the Royal Families of Europe, 2nd edition (London, U.K.: Little, Brown and Company, 1999), table 78. Hereinafter cited as Lines of Succession.
[S2453] Laurie Coster, "re: Luxembourg Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 5 October 2007. Hereinafter cited as "re: Luxembourg Family."
[S38] John Morby, Dynasties of the World: a chronological and genealogical handbook (Oxford, Oxfordshire, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1989), page 156. Hereinafter cited as Dynasties of the World.
[S38] John Morby, Dynasties of the World, page 92.

SUANN: I am not trying to upset you, but the House of Habsburg was a royal house and its members were born with titles. Therefore, anyone who is credited with a title at birth or has succeeded to it deserves that recognition. As you can see he had many royal titles. Being King of Germany [crowned or not] was not an issue in being the Holy Roman Emperor .... it was a succession, by birthright and marriage he succeeded to the title, and since this was the most prominent of his titles it is presented with his name. I hope that you will consider the above along with creditable citations and correct his memorial.

Added by Judith Thomas on Aug 07, 2013 4:17 PM

Find A Grave Volunteer
RE: Additional Info...
HA HA HA...You are too cute! I posted it in his bio just in case. You know SO MUCH MORE THAN ME! Hugs

Added by Find A Grave Volunteer on Aug 03, 2013 9:20 PM

Find A Grave Volunteer
Bareth... 43908469
Hi Susann! How are you? I haven't heard from you in a long time. I hope all is well with you.

Anyway, thanks so much for your help on that tomb stone. I must of done this one past my bedtime. Nowhere do I see the name Leon or Marchéville. MORT still looks like MDRT. I imagine the rain has distorted the writing over the years. I changed it to MORT. My French doesn't exist, so a lot of these are very difficult. I actually stopped adding my photos because a lot of them are too difficult to read.

I still don't know the relationship of M. Louise Bareth. Is she a sister or wife to Maurice? Do you know? Thanks again for your help. Jayne

Added by Find A Grave Volunteer on Jul 30, 2013 1:22 AM

Thomas Brotherington
You have asked me to delete this memorial because it is a duplicate. Could you resend the link for the original, so that I can view it? The one you have provided is not working.

You have asked me to delete about seven memorials at this point; and while I am very much aware that find a grave has the right to call the shots on this, I disagree with their method of going about things.
The Plantegenet family are my ancestors, and it is important to me that accurate extra information be included in their memorials. We all know that historians very often disagree with dates and places of ancestors, especially in the first centuries After Death and Before Death. Even the names can be quite different, especially the monarchs - they have so many names. My entries have been well researched, and the sources documented. It feels awful to be so curtly told to delete material provided about my ancestors. The policy of find a grave to use the "no reply" message method is certainly one sided.

I am very much hoping that the administration will reconsider it's policy, and allow some leverage because some of the memorials on "famous people" are very scant.


Added by Amanda on Jul 02, 2013 11:22 AM

Eleanor, Countess of Bar
Thank you for your concern that this is a duplicate. I have already discussed this with the author of this memorial, and tried to discuss with find a grave. The author said that once find a grave takes over the memorial, no changes can be made. It was also suggested that find a grave will merge the memorials.

Because this is a direct ancestor, I want all of the material that I have to be included in the memorial, regardless of where the burial took place.

I am appreciative of your concern, and I mean no disrespect. If you are communicating on behalf of find a grave, this would be a wonderful opportunity to discuss with them that famous memorial do not have a way in which information can be added, as can regular memorials.


Added by Amanda on Jul 01, 2013 3:47 PM

Many thanks for your information on August Zang, he truly is an interesting guy. Since you left a flower for him I stopped by your bio and left many flowers on your memorials that otherwise had none, thank you again, have a great day :-)

Added by §ĸỵнï on Apr 11, 2013 6:54 PM

Charlotte Pickard
Elizabeth of Vermandois
I'm currently researching Elizabeth of Vermandois and noticed that you list her as being buried in the cathedral at Arras, I was wondering where you found the information for this.

Added by Charlotte Pickard on Apr 09, 2013 4:41 AM

RE: Information on the burial of Fritz Ballin
Do I call you Susann or Lutetia?
It is so nice to be able to communicate with you as you are living in that part of the world where my family has ancestry. I would not be surprised if you find Ballins, and please do collect any pics of stones that you find for them. I expect they would all be in Jewish cemeteries, but I don't know that for sure. As for the Joskes, they were well known as they had a big factory in Leipzig that was taken from them by the Nazis, and whoever was alive was supposedly deported away from there. I know that the Joske store has been rededicated in recent years.
I hope to hear from you again.
All the best.

Added by LoveTrees on Feb 12, 2013 4:53 PM

RE: Information on the burial of Fritz Ballin
Thank you so much, Lutetia. Also, have you ever seen any stones for the Joske family of Leipzig. Our great uncle Alfred Ballin was married to Edith Joske. She was from Leipzig and they lived there until their divorce. Their daughter Rita (a great grandmother now) lives in England.

Added by LoveTrees on Feb 12, 2013 8:33 AM

RE: Kirmse
Thank you so much fo your message. And please thank Frank for me also. I really appreciate it if you would keep your eyes open as you go through these cemeteries. It means a lot to me.
I had hoped to get over to Germany myself some day but as I get older, I feel it is a dream that may not be fulfilled. If there is any particular info you need, please feel free to message me. Again, a great big Thank You.

Added by sheilab on Feb 06, 2013 10:05 PM

Montmartre III
Und hier noch ein Verweis.

Added by McMidi on Aug 02, 2012 10:40 AM

Hallo luthetia, ich habe zufällig letzte Woche auf Montmartre auch das Grab von Konstanze von Sachsen Coburg Gotha photographiert und mich beim durchsehen der Bilder gefragt, warum die da beerdigt ist. Vielleicht hilft dir bei deinen Recherchen ja der Name Konstanze Geiger weiter. Sie war als Komponistin nicht standesgemäß mit (ich glaube) Engelbert von Sachsen Coburg verheiratet. Beide waren Freunde von Johann Strauss. Siehe auch Wikipedia unter Engelbert zu Sachsen Coburg Gotha.
Ich fand es interessant, dass du an dem gleichen Grabmal hängen geblieben bist :-)

Added by McMidi on Aug 02, 2012 5:36 AM

RE: Grigar & Kubinzky
Liebe Susann,

gerne geschehen, wenn ich wieder etwas zum stillen der Neugierde aus Wien oder rund um Wien beitragen kann, jederzeit gerne,


Added by Bernhard@Vienna on Jul 22, 2012 12:52 AM

"Sir John"
Ms. "Lutetia"
I have no profile at for a "Sir John" or a "John of Gaunt in St Pauls Cathedral".

You are mistaken.

From information just extracted, there are lists of hundreds of John Gaunts or John of Gaunt or John Ghent or similar.

Your request is not consistent with the web site conduct that has not expected removals of duplicates by other users at This incident was documented and reported to authorities in the United States.

Do not contact me again.

Added by Campbell on Apr 11, 2012 6:11 PM

Sir John "John of Gaunt" Plantagenet of Ghent
Mine is the original profile of this ancestor.

This message is in reply to an Email I received from this identity on March 28, 2012 at 4:48AM EST.

There is no policy or law which compels any member of "Find A Grave" must delete a duplicate profile of an ancestor, as each is unique to that particular family.

For the record.

Added by Campbell on Apr 07, 2012 10:06 AM

Jerry Ferren
All suggested deletions of duplicates have been made. Thank you for letting me know about them.

Added by Jerry Ferren on Feb 28, 2012 8:35 AM

Judith Berlowitz
More information re. burials
Dear Lutecia,
Can you obtain more information about the people whose stones you photograph? I would like information about the young William Philipsborn (1878-1892, buried in Alter Israelitscher Friedhof in Leipzig? I'd like to know names of parents & siblings. I have this information and will try to contact them via email if possible: Amt für Stadtgrün und Gewässer
Abteilung Friedhöfe
Friedhofsweg 3
04299 Leipzig
Tel.: 0341 123-5712

I'm working on a book about the Philipsborn family and would like to post your photo, and of course will give full credit to you and your website. May I have your permission?

Judith Berlowitz

Added by Judith Berlowitz on Feb 25, 2012 10:40 AM

Frank K.
Frohes Fest
Auch von hier drüben alles Gute zum Weihnachtsfeste und ein Glückliches Neues Jahr.


Added by Frank K. on Dec 24, 2011 3:38 PM


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