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No Guts, No Glory (#46889469)
 member for 8 years, 5 months, 28 days
Jimmy Allen
Eli James Herndon
You have the husband and wife's information put on the wrong individuals. The husband died in 1881 and the wife died in 1928. Can you please straighten it out. Thanks.

Added by Jimmy Allen on Jul 28, 2015 2:24 PM

The Real McCoys
Atta Boy!
Just a note to tell you I have noticed what a nice job you do on memorials you create. I think the family links are so important to take the time to research and make, even when it is for someone you've never met. Thank you for all you do on Find A Grave!

Added by The Real McCoys on Jul 27, 2015 9:32 PM

Sharon
Duplications
I wholeheartedly agree with your comment of not adding a living person to Find A Grave just because they share a headstone with someone who has passed. I also find that some do whole cemeteries including spouses or family members for the same reason. I wait until I see the obit before including (writing up) the memorial to make sure that everything is there. I also use Ancestry to make connections of who's who in the family. I will say that I have done duplications by mistake but I have also tried to contact the other contributor to see if they want to include something with no response back in most cases--this is usually with the people who were living at the time the first person did the memorial. I do it because I'm a finatic about connecting family members to them as well. Didn't know that Find A Grave will add info to another's memorial if it's provided to them (Read this in another person's message). Will have to remember this for the next time. Another thing that bothers me is when you request family member transfers (usually out of state) and usually don't get a response. It would be nice to have them do it or at least respond back as to why they won't--common courtesy. Most Find A Grave contributors are pretty decent about doing this but I have come across two/three in my area who won't; one being that there was no headstone pic, so no proof for them to look at. Others no response/acknowledgement. Thanks for letting me "rant". Also thank you for all of your contributions.

Added by Sharon on Jun 24, 2015 11:23 PM

Oh look, a chicken!
RE: Hi
Hi! Adding the video clip was pretty easy. I used imgflip.com, but any .gif creating program will work, and there are lots of free ones online. With imgflip.com I loaded a short video clip, when it was made into a .gif file I downloaded it and then was able to upload it here. It compresses the file so that it is able to be used here and still come under the file size limit.

Have a great evening!

Added by Oh look, a chicken! on Jun 12, 2015 9:47 PM

Elizabeth
Edward Davis
Hi Dave,

Thanks so much for the article! Greatly appreciate it!

The death day on it is a mistake... They used the date the obituary was originally published, which was a Friday. The obit said he passed on Tuesday. I checked my online 'Day of the Week' thingy and the 5th was a Tuesday, so it's all good. :)

I'm going to update his memorial on May 13 when he is inducted into the hall of fame.

Again, Thanks so much for passing it on!

Elizabeth

Added by Elizabeth on May 05, 2015 8:33 AM

Robert Ball
30814720 Semp Robert W. Jr.
Birth Date is 3/25/1979

Thank You

Added by Robert Ball on Apr 02, 2015 1:28 PM

Paul
RE: Florence....
A little more detail on Florence's birth registration ...

Florence Bowron in the England & Wales, Birth Index, 1916-2005

Name: Florence Bowron
Mother's Maiden Surname: Coltman
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1921
Registration district: Coventry
Inferred County: Warwickshire
Volume Number: 6d
Page Number: 1488

Regards

Paul

Added by Paul on Mar 28, 2015 8:58 AM

Karen
Transfer of Ann Denson Poucher
Thank you so much for the transfer of Ann to our Denson family. All of the Denson's transfers are greatly appreciated and will be such a honor to have.
Have a Wonderful Day and may you have a Great Easter!

Added by Karen on Mar 26, 2015 4:53 AM

John Holloway
RE: Memorial #50447415
Nicely done, Dave. Thank you so much.

Added by John Holloway on Mar 25, 2015 10:56 PM

bjw36
lucille Pelletier
Thank you so very much for the transfer.

Added by bjw36 on Mar 16, 2015 8:24 PM

screenname
RE: Vicki Lachowicz
Love LOVE your sign! It's hilarious! I have a fan base involving my ex-husbands family here on Find A Grave & across the internet. They are not nice people. Why not give them something to talk about? So a BIG THANK YOU! Just PERFECT! They tend to think I get through life with my body, and not my brains. Taphophile anyone? ME ME! I RAISE BOTH MY HANDS! Guilty as Charged! LOL.

Added by screenname on Mar 15, 2015 1:12 PM

AZEXPLORER
I just learned a new word!
OMGosh... I just learned a new word!

Taphophile - describes an individual who has a passion for and enjoyment of cemeteries.

I saw your salutation on one of your messages to someone else... so I looked it up! How fun! Thanks for that!

Happy taphophiling to you, too! :)

Deb

Added by AZEXPLORER on Feb 17, 2015 1:49 PM

DogMama08
RE: deliberate duplications
I agree that a graver should offer the additional information to the original contributor. I do it all the time with things like parents' names when the parents don't have memorials, hoping they will be added in the future.

There are a lot of duplicate memorials. I find them when I'm searching for people with the same names. So far I have only found one contributor who admitted to deliberately adding duplicate memorials and have only found a few who, as a matter of course, don't seem to search for existing memorials. I think there are some newer contributors who don't understand that they can add a photo to a memorial created or managed by someone else, and they create duplicates just to post the photos. Most of us HATE to learn we have added a duplicate because it's such a waste of our time.

I LOVE the automated SAC function! Before it was implemented, I almost NEVER got responses to SAC messages I sent. Some contributors still never respond to requests to add bio information. I imagine some gravers create duplicates out of frustration just to add that info, instead of asking Find A Grave to do it when the memorial's creator doesn't respond. My experience with non-responsive contributors is usually because the person has "gone inactive," and I send a message to Find A Grave suggesting they check the account's activity.

I'm not blaming anyone for duplicates, though, until Find a Grave's search function is foolproof, or close to it. I've had too many occasions where a search didn't find a memorial for a person when I KNEW one existed. In fact, it happened to me again just yesterday. Usually checking the partial-surname search box helps, but not always; and I have no idea why.

A couple of years ago there was one memorial I could only reach through the link on Ancestry. Find A Grave wouldn't retrieve it by name OR memorial number and said "memorial not found."

The duplicate memorials that are the biggest pain to correct are caused by duplicate cemetery listings, and I'm always amazed at how often that happens. I don't know how often you've run across that. Some contributors add cemeteries without adequate research first. Sometimes the cause is multiple local names for a cemetery, and funeral homes are often to blame. By now, there should be very few cemeteries not already added to Find A Grave. I added three very small Native American cemeteries in Oklahoma in one day a couple of years ago, but only after a whole day of internet research to determine they weren't in Find A Grave by another name, that they actually existed, and they were separate cemeteries in the same county that weren't far apart. Sometimes I take a break from memorials and work a few days on cemetery corrections. Correcting duplicate cemetery listings is a almost always a multi-step process and can sometimes take days to finish.

Sorry to be so long winded!


Sue Averyt

Added by DogMama08 on Feb 10, 2015 10:19 PM

Barbara Voight Kaiser
FAG Memorial # 142263611
~ Dear No Guts/No Glory, Much appreciation for your 'due diligence' in finding the three memorials for Lt. Commander Joe Landell and for notification to all three Find A Grave Contributors of such ... I am very pleased to see that you do what I do before entering a memorial and that is , checking to see if it has already been entered on Findagrave. I'm fairly new here, but I am sincere in going by the Guidelines that we all agreed to. Thanks again and best wishes to you. Please consider me as one of your Findagrave Friends. Regards, Barb

Added by Barbara Voight Kaiser on Feb 10, 2015 8:35 AM

Hal G. Brown
Transfer...
A word of thanks... You are most kind and I so appreciate your efforts and contributions to this mission. It is clearly above and beyond.

Thank you for accommodating my request!

God Bless You, Sir! -Hal

Added by Hal G. Brown on Jan 25, 2015 6:42 PM

Spence Burton
RE: Transfers
Thanks Dave.... I thought I had read and "taken in" your short paragraph on transfer requests.... BUT after a quick review I never added my ID in the body of the message... a fact that makes updates so much easier! So one of my New Year Resolutions is "Read before I Write!"

Also, thank you for adding a new word to my vocabulary... "taphophiling"... it will be showing up in a lot of my communications....

So... Happy taphophiling to you!

Spence

Added by Spence Burton on Dec 30, 2014 3:18 PM

 
 

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