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Janet Muff (#46951416)
 member for 7 years, 2 months, 24 days
RE: Duplicate Memorials
No problem. I'm just happy the information is correct now.

Added by phillipsp on Jan 31, 2015 12:32 AM

RE: Duplicate Memorials
Thanks for letting me know. It wouldn't be the first time the old newspapers were wrong about the place of burial. I'll delete mine. I've already deleted the memorial for Clara Burdish (infant daughter of Richard and Mary), who also had a newspaper article stating she was buried in St. Mary's cemetery.

Added by phillipsp on Jan 30, 2015 7:25 AM

Koory updates--and an appreciation for your bio
First, thank you for the Koory updates. These memorials are so much better because of volunteers who help each other.
Second, having experienced a scolding, growling request and response from someone not anywhere close to the 4-generation transfer request (I had done SIGNIFICANT work in searching National Archives and crafting a bio), I appreciated reading the comments you put in your profile.
Again, your time and thoughtfulness in sending the Edits is valued by me.

Added by MrsB on Jan 27, 2015 9:36 AM

RE: Ebenezer Warren FAG #29477534
source: Prestonville Cemetery Book @ Mt. Clemens Library in Genealogy Room. I visited the Library this week on Cass Ave. Don't forget to use the profile nos. when you ask a question. We work on hundreds of profiles in a week at many cemeteries in several counties.

Added by Marguerite on Jan 23, 2015 8:43 AM

RE: The Kelleys
Yes..if you ever need any help in CT...or NC where I am presently on vacation...let me know...always glad to help a "fellow" genealogist!!

Added by Sara on Jan 22, 2015 7:04 AM

Erik & Karen
# 38633167
I am curious about this internment as you posted 2 different pictures and they don't reference the same person. The bottom one has 'S' for middle name and the death date does not match.

Added by Erik & Karen on Jan 22, 2015 4:38 AM

RE: The Kelleys
I'm thrilled that this edit method has worked out. I've used it for the past few days...and so good. Plus contributor's have e-mailed me with any additional information that they would like me to include. As you've said people easily have a reference/contributor's number for the additions on the memorial it's a win-win situation!!

Thanks so much for e-mailing me with your thoughts. As always good luck with your genealogy,

Added by Sara on Jan 21, 2015 6:50 AM

RE: The Kelleys
It was never my intention to cause extra work for contributors who spend so much time and effort doing excellent research of their information/taking gravestone photos etc. The only problem I had was adding (hopefully) correct information and documenting who provided it.

I realize that it is my responsibility to do "due diligence" on edits and I should research all information that I am provided. That being said...when I get 30+ edits each and every day (and we do have other lives besides Find A Grave) was impossible to try and thoroughly research everyone's individual edit information. Do I look on Ancestry/the Hale records/the Barbour records/a local historical society/another genealogy website etc?? I even thought about no longer being a part of Find A Grave or occasionally inputting memorial pages.

But...I woke up this morning at 6am with a revelation and a solution to the edit issue. I can just take the 30+ edits as they come every day and go to the indicated memorial page and add the contributor's number as providing that information. It is more work for me either way...but this new way will "annoy" contributors less and make it easier for them to provide links to parents/birth dates/maiden names/correct spellings of last names etc....and not require them to look at my contributor's page and then send an "additions/corrections" edit.

Please don't think that I decided on my original edit declines without many sleepless nights on my part but I think that this new solution will solve the "problem".

Again I am so sorry that this caused you any additional time/research,

Added by Sara on Jan 19, 2015 6:11 AM

RE: The Kelleys
Absolutely I will correct any name discrepancies ...just send me a correction on the edit button...and then the "additions and corrections" tab and I will change the name. I just...right or wrong...decline all the edits I receive...over 30 yesterday...and don't look at them one by one to see if they are possibly correct.
It would be so much easier if Find A Grave would add the contributor's number with any edits so that others know how to reach them and where they got that information.
Thanks for your understanding,

Added by Sara on Jan 18, 2015 1:45 PM

RE: Oliver Bogue
The only reason that I said "your date conflicts with my data" is because none of the "decline this edit" reasons are any good to explain why I don't accept edits any I just pick the first one. So sorry for any confusion!!

Again the edit way doesn't put the contributor's name on the memorial page...and I have gotten some false information. I have had people ask me where I got the information from...and I don't know. I had over 30 edits today...and I can't possibly research every/all things.

So I came up with this method...we'll see if it works. Send me an edit...then go to the "additions/corrections" tab and include your source and contributor's number and I'll include it on the memorial page so people know who to contact with any questions.


Added by Sara on Jan 17, 2015 4:35 PM

Ancestral Sleuth
RE: Lucy Mayo
Yes, they did. He died first and she died 6 hrs later. But I can't remember what they died from...

Added by Ancestral Sleuth on Jan 13, 2015 5:44 PM

Virginia Combs
Clarissa Robinson
I am looking for information on Clarissa Robinson, daughter of William B. Robinson and Sally Woodward whose memorial # is 28544492. Do you know if she married Thomas C. Mosher (or Mosier) who probably died in the Civil War? If she is the same person, it's possible that she is my husband's great-great-great grandmother...just following through with some family research.
Thanks! Ginni Combs

Added by Virginia Combs on Jan 05, 2015 2:38 PM

Bonnie Maskery
Use of Photos
Dear Janet,
May I please use your photos for my ancestors.
Thank you so much.

Added by Bonnie Maskery on Jan 02, 2015 9:54 AM

David Edsall
RE: Moses Pingrey
Hi Janet - Sorry to be so long getting back to you. I just took another look at page 40 of the Pingrey book. The problem is that the information in the book differs considerably from what is on the grave marker. I feel that all I can do is add a not to his bio. If you have suggestions, email me (please don't use Find A Grave) and I'll do what I can. The headstone is always a starting point, but is also an anchor for the memorial. Thanks for the reminder ... Happy New Year, David

Added by David Edsall on Jan 02, 2015 9:21 AM

ancestor hunter
RE: Sarah Doubleday
Your welcome, thank you.

Added by ancestor hunter on Dec 30, 2014 10:45 AM

RE: Sponsorship of Memorials
Hi Janet,

Yes, I was pleasantly surprised to see that you had found Sybil's gravestone. Glad to learn that it was an ordeal, including a tick bite, for you, making it truly memorable.

Did you ever learn what became of the fragments of the stone of Elizabeth (Harvey) Scott, #75579653, that you had so carefully arranged back in 2011?


Added by THStew on Dec 28, 2014 4:01 PM

RE: Please provide source

Evergreen Hill Cemetery

Name: Hiram H. Kelley
Date of Birth: 00/00/0000
Location: Evergreen Hill Cemetery
Evergreen Hill Cemetery
Section 04
Lot :2
Space :2
Veteran: No
Date of death: 00/00/0000
Service date: 00/00/1897
Cremated: No

Added by Walker on Dec 24, 2014 8:19 AM

Michael Clemons
May I have permission to add your photos of East Wells Cemetery and the markers of Michael and Eunice Howe Clemons and their descendents to my tree? I would of course give you credit for the photos and for the memorials. I am descended from Wesley's daughter Marion Clemons Frisbee.

Mary Gilstrap

Added by Mary9 on Dec 22, 2014 5:53 PM

Thomas Clemons (1723 - ?)
I appreciate all the details you've provided on the Clemons family of Wells, Vermont. I have been trying to find additional information on Thomas, but the earliest date I have found documentation for is his marriage to Mehitable Colburn in 1756. Do you have evidence you can share that he was born in 1723, and in Massachusetts? I have researched Dedham (where Mehitable was born, and where their first 4 children were born), but have found no history for him there, so I'm branching out to other parts of Massachusetts.
Thanks for taking the time to provide so much information in Find A Grave.

Mary Gilstrap

Added by Mary9 on Dec 22, 2014 5:34 PM

Brent Benson
Whitney Grave Photos
Added Photos For Mary, Charles, W Frank, Charles R, And J Harold Whitney. Thought I Would Let You Know So You Can Take A Look At Them. There From 1987 Which Was The Year I Was Born.

Added by Brent Benson on Dec 11, 2014 8:28 PM

RE: Mary Fuller edit
Thanks for your caution. I should have put the source info into the 'other edit' category. In the Barbour Collection of CT Vital Records, the entry for her birth in the Farmington book (referencing LR 17:435) gives her name as Mary Hart, daughter of Ebenezer (under the surname Hawley). And that's the source of my information.

Added by KSBlack on Dec 09, 2014 11:11 AM

Brent Benson
Grandma's Genealogy Stuff
My Mom Was Up For A Couple Days To See Me And She Brought Me All The Genealogy Stuff That I Was Talking About With Pictures, Documents, And A Couple Letters Even.

Added by Brent Benson on Dec 08, 2014 1:44 PM

Kari Olson
Edee Scott photos
Well I sent that rather abruptly... I meant to add I would appreciate it and add a photo credit to you of course, as in the past. Thanks in advance.

Added by Kari Olson on Dec 07, 2014 9:47 AM

Kari Olson
Edee Scott photos
Hi Janet, Can i use your Edee Scott photos on my tree?

Added by Kari Olson on Dec 07, 2014 9:46 AM

Stiles Cemetery
Hi. May I have your permission to copy the photo you took of Lawry (Haynes)Stiles headstone. For my family tree. I would give you credit for taking the photo. Holly

Added by Holly on Dec 05, 2014 2:23 AM


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