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Linda Davis (#46609907)
 member for 10 years, 9 months, 6 days
Mary Agnes Hammett
RE: Thanks for the photo
No credit needed, just glad to be able to help.

Added by Mary Agnes Hammett on Nov 20, 2014 5:15 PM

Mary Agnes Hammett
RE: Thanks for the photo
Norman Lant was next to Louise. His photo added also. Should you need better, clearer photos, please do not hesitate.

Added by Mary Agnes Hammett on Nov 20, 2014 1:03 PM

Couch Genealogy
Reply to Your Correspondence of 11/19/2044

Thanks for your reply, which I have copied below. All of the memorials I have posted are direct ancestors (ancestry great grandparents) of my wife or me. You seem to appreciate the old pictures and bios I have posted. When I make a duplicate memorial I have previously contacted the creator of the memorial prior to making the memorial and asked that maintenance be transferred to me so that I can make necessary corrections, ad a good bio, etc. Those memorials have been made by people who know absolutely nothing about our ancestors. When I do not hear from the creator after a couple of months, I go ahead and make a new memorial and notify findagrave. However, findagrave often takes no action or it takes a long time for them to do so.

I do not appreciate your condescending and assive/agressive tone when you communicate, nor do I appreciate your saying you sent me notice of a duplicate memorial in October and now you are notifying findagrave to merge the two. Most likely a good bio or old pictures will be deleted. You are actually taking rather aggressive action with regard to someone else’s memorials without actually being aware of what that person has done to get the situation corrected. I realize you are saying you are “following the rules,” and perhaps you are, but you are doing it in a manner that is not consistent with appropriate behavior. You have no idea what a person has submitted to findagrave to get a memorial corrected. Linda, when you submit your requested actions to findagrave, it is possible that the newer correct memorials will be deleted by finadgrave, and the old memorials that have errors will be retained, with no pictures and no bio.

In September 2013, purchased findagrave, and they are still in the process of merging information into (links). discontinued their site in September of this year. The company now is in the business of making a profit, which is OK. I understand they are reviewing rules for findagrave. I would speculate that sometime in the future they might be charging for findagrave, or might just merge it into But in 2010, 2011 and 2013 indicated that their site was a site that served genealogy research well. So in 2010, my own Couch Family genealogy group paid for annual membership and the 250 or so in our group created a site that was pretty massive, with thousands of hours dedicated to developing it. A small group of us paid the annual fee, and it was opened free by us to all in the family line, no matter where they lived. Well, it September 2014, the site was shut down by Perhaps they will keep findagrave like it is.

Have a nice day.

David Couch, Lt. Colonel
Retired, USAF

Please tell me what duplicate memorials you are speaking of.

As you notice from some of the postings, people are somewhat concerned about getting messages from you without reference to specific memorials.

David Couch
Tyler, Texas

MY REPLY (Linda Davis' reply):


When I sent a notice to any member, I use the SAC system from the memorial. A SAC is a "suggestion and correction". This is an email from Find A Grave to the member giving the name and memorial number with a suggestion or correction from me and to make sure that you can get the memorial mentioned in the SAC, I include a link to the memorial. I NEVER email any member directly without using the SAC system.

I Find A Grave doesn't have your correct email address or these emails from Find A Grave are going in your junk email box, you have a problem to solve.

Also, as I posted on your profile page, I have already sent the duplicates found in early October to Edit, the people to who merged or delete duplicated memorials.

Going through my email delete box, I found only one as the others must have been deleted out of my computer: Fay Baugham Memorial # 120283152. You made a memorial for her on Nov 13, 2013 and Jim Lee made the original one on Aug 5, 2009. Looking at the very small cemetery index (3 dups and 4 originals), there are also duplicates for Nancy Baugham and Thelma Philips (Thelma isn't your duplicate as someone else made that one).

As I said in the other posting and in this one, Edit is handling the situation now.

Please search carefully before making memorial to avoid duplicates. Read the guidelines on the left of any memorial under "Help with Find A Grave". This is a grave registration site with one grave for one memorial. That causes problems when a member attempts to store their genealogy data here and there are already memorials made for their ancestors four or five years earlier. Post your data and priceless old photos on the original memorials AND DON'T MAKE A DUPLICATED MEMORIAL. I am ending this conversation as I can't offer anymore information.
The Above is the Reply by Linda Davis

Added by Couch Genealogy on Nov 19, 2014 12:57 PM

Couch Genealogy
RE: Duplicated memorials...

Please tell me what duplicate memorials you are speaking of.

As you notice from some of the postings, people are somewhat concerned about getting messages from you without reference to specific memorials.

David Couch
Tyler, Texas

Added by Couch Genealogy on Nov 18, 2014 10:18 PM

RE: Dickenson photos
You are welcome. Always glad to take photos for Find A Grave members. Martha

Added by Anonymous on Nov 17, 2014 10:04 PM

Kathy T Richardson
Alma Merwine Bilsing
Thanks for adding the pictures today. I added your caption info to her bio, I hope that's okay with you. I have a nice color picture I can add if you delete the bottom picture--if not we can keep it as is. THANKS again.

Added by Kathy T Richardson on Nov 17, 2014 10:40 AM

RE: Thanks for the photo
You're welcome, Linda. I'm sure she was very special and her light lives on in your heart. Her stone was so lovely in the sunlight following the freshly-driven snow. I left it untouched and hope my photo reflects the beauty of what I saw there today. I took her husband's photo as well in case his side had not yet been done. Blessings to you and your family.

Added by Lleeah on Nov 16, 2014 7:22 PM

Our Ancestors Branches
Ruth Rawie
Hello, Linda ~

Thank You for sharing Ruth's photo and the valuable information about this wonderful lady, who indeed needed to be honored and recognized. I hope that You don't mind that I have posted all the information You posted with Ruth's photo. She sounded like a nice lady and I think this information should be on the front of Her memorial, too!

Thank You again for taking the time to let Me know that You have added Ruth's photo and the personal and family information and of course, for requesting a tombstone photo, too!

Enjoy the rest of Your day!

Added by Our Ancestors Branches on Nov 16, 2014 1:34 PM

Sherlocks Cousin
RE: Thank for the flower
Thanks for the 'thanks' but I don't see my name on Nellie's memorial:(

Added by Sherlocks Cousin on Nov 16, 2014 12:12 PM

Jan Hensley
RE: Esther Earle
I'd love it!!! Shoot me an email at

Added by Jan Hensley on Nov 15, 2014 4:33 AM

John Richardson
Rupert Richardson
Not sure which cemetery. His death certificate lists "Brittons Neck Cemetery" as the place of burial but that is not certain.

Added by John Richardson on Nov 14, 2014 5:28 PM

Jan Hensley
Esther Earle
Thanks for the smile!

Added by Jan Hensley on Nov 14, 2014 4:16 PM

Ken Bosso
Gregory Porch
Photo has been added. Ken

Added by Ken Bosso on Nov 12, 2014 8:44 PM

RE: Thanks for the photo
Yuo are very welcome! The large family marker is beautiful!

Added by Pati on Nov 11, 2014 11:14 PM

Rosemary Robbins
RE: Thanks for the photo

You are most welcome.

I also added photos for Ann and Teresa Capriglione (they are all next to each other), and also Carmine & Della Capriglione.


Added by Rosemary Robbins on Nov 11, 2014 2:17 PM

Martha Chrisman Riley
RE: Old photo
I love that photo! Thanks for posting it. She's so beautiful. Yes, she is my 1st cousin, once removed. Do you know her from DAR?

Added by Martha Chrisman Riley on Nov 11, 2014 11:49 AM

Darryl Searcy
RE: photo
Hi Linda, Glad to crop it down for you but having done that, the photo is really quite small. I will post it anyway, but since I live fairly close to Castleberry, I'll be glad to get a new picture for you, at which time I'll remove this one and put in the new. Would you like to have this memorial transferred to your care?

Added by Darryl Searcy on Nov 11, 2014 8:51 AM

Chris Porter
They have their messaging disabled. How do I contact them? I had no idea what I was doing when I started.

Added by Chris Porter on Nov 09, 2014 9:40 PM

Chris Porter
Lempka Memorials
Hi Linda,

I was relatively new to Find A Grave and didn't understand the guidelines before hand. I was doing family research on the LEMPKA memorials and to which you have informed me it is all duplicate. That's great. If you have noticed, this person may have been hard working, but I have the FACTS on these people because they are MY ANCESTORS. I will try to rectify it. I do not have the time I did when I created this. I'd appreciate some more understanding than getting ticked at me!!

Added by Chris Porter on Nov 09, 2014 9:25 PM

Grace Younglove Hudson
Unita Kleinert.
Thank you for telling me about the duplication.
Wrong one deleted. Thanks a bunch.

Added by Grace Younglove Hudson on Nov 09, 2014 10:34 AM

Time Traveler
RE: James B. Spann
I don't remember sending that, but you are correct. Please feel free to decline it, and sorry about that!

Added by Time Traveler on Nov 08, 2014 12:08 PM

RE: Thanks for the photos
You're welcome - happy to help!

Added by sds on Nov 08, 2014 9:42 AM

E. Speed
Cornelia L Black
Thanks for the picture of Mrs. Black. If I can find the original picture, I'll crop as suggested, however, this was a large cemetery and I photographed all of it, so the search may take some time.

I did finally find a death certificate for her.

Added by E. Speed on Nov 08, 2014 6:15 AM

St. Luke's Cemetery
Do you have any idea why the photos of the cemetery are not showing up on the memorial pages? I have added a few more interments and they didn't sow up on those, either.

Added by Travelingal on Nov 07, 2014 10:56 AM

Laurie & Nate S.
Dorothy Lawrence Nesbitt
Hi Linda, after looking through my pictures taken at Pine View Cemetery I realized I missed taking a close up of the double marker. Luckily though I was able to edit the double marker to get a close up shot for now until after winter when I can go back and take an unedited closeup.

Best Regards,


Added by Laurie & Nate S. on Nov 05, 2014 11:46 AM


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