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BIRDMAN (#47118844)
 member for 5 years, 10 months, 17 days
Blue Ribbon 78681
Find A Grave Memorial# 81956681 this a duplicate of Find A Grave Memorial# 82923699 can you please delete/merge?
Richard Flagg

Added by Blue Ribbon 78681 on Mar 01, 2015 6:22 AM

Keith McDonald
deleted memorials
not sure how many others did the same, but I sent a note to Find A Grave about trying to restore the deleted memorials, they have recovered 47824 and said that is the best they can do.

if you recreated any in edge hill (or other places) and it is now a duplicate, they said send them a merge request (to 3 per email, 20 emails max per day) with old and new # and they will merge into the new one.

any pics he added and the bios/notes were stripped, and in most cases it looks like the links are gone, but at least the name and date is back and we just need to get new photos and redo whatever links we can figure out.


Added by Keith McDonald on Feb 26, 2015 2:00 PM

Gant William Miller
I would be glad to remove my posting for Gant if you would update the information from my posting to yours and link Gant to his parents on my postings. I will keep my Gant up for a while to give you time to make the changes. If you have questions, please drop me a line.


John Rentch

Added by jrentch on Feb 25, 2015 6:01 AM

Carol N
RE: Elizabeth Holmes McKeever
Thank you for making the changes to your post for Elizabeth Holmes McKeever.
I thought I had mentioned that this is my son-in-laws relation. I had done research on his family and found a book of the Holmes genealogy that I got my information from.
Not sure where the information on all the other children for Elizabeth Holmes McKeever came from but I appreciate your adding the information I had posted.
I will look to find out how to delete the posting that I had made.
Thank you,

Added by Carol N on Feb 24, 2015 10:22 PM

Carol N
RE: Elizabeth Holmes McKeever
This person is my son-in-laws family. He is a Holmes descendant.
My concern is that the information on your site is different from mine: For instance the list of children is not the same. I got my information from a family tree that was published by a relative of my son-in-law, so I'm not sure what is accurate and what is not (although I did go through census records to check out some of the information in the book) . The contributor named Myta is the person that wrote Find A Grave and wanted the "duplicate" data removed. I don't know who this person is and communication with her is "Blocked". I don't know what here relationship is, and where her information came from.
I'm not sure what to do. Do you have any ideas?

Added by Carol N on Feb 23, 2015 7:30 PM

Carol N
Elizabeth Holmes McKeever
I received a message from Find a Grave generated by "Myta" that said that a grave I had added was a duplicate of one that
you added.
Find A Grave contributor myta has made a suggestion to you regarding your Find A Grave memorial for Elizabeth McKeever.
Link to memorial:
Link to contributor profile:

Their suggestion:
This is a duplicate of #73899242.
When I look at the two postings they are not totally identical. There is information from the family genealogy that I put on my post (85142118) that is not on your post (73899242) and visa versa. I'm not sure of how to handle the melding of the two, but if you would be willing to update your post with the additional information from my post I can delete mine.
Carol Nida

Added by Carol N on Feb 22, 2015 9:51 PM

Linda Cook
RE: Joseph Evans
Thanks, that helps a lot. I do not have proof of a date of death for Joseph, but at least I know he could not have fought in either battle. I will contact the person who set up the memorial.

Thanks for all your information and your hard work,
Linda Cook

Added by Linda Cook on Feb 21, 2015 2:09 PM

Dr. Henry Clay Beckham (#142880195)

Many thanks for allowing me to repost your gravestone picture. Although the memorial says the picture was added by "bioengineer", if one clicks on the picture they will learn that it is your picture and was posted with your permission.


Added by bioengineer on Feb 21, 2015 1:06 PM

Dr. Henry Clay Beckham (#142880195)
In the past, you added an excellent gravestone picture for this Confederate physician. Unfortunately, his memorial was deleted by the creator and with it went the picture. I have recreated a memorial for Dr. Beckham (#142880195). Would you happen to have a copy of your gravestone photo and if so, would you add it to the new memorial? If you don't have it, I saved a copy before the memorial was deleted, but I want you to get full credit for it.

Thanking you in advance,

F. Terry Hambrecht, M.D. (a.k.a., bioengineer)
Senior Technical Advisor to the
National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Added by bioengineer on Feb 21, 2015 8:25 AM

Linda Cook
RE: Joseph Evans
Yes, thank you. The information was very helpful. I'm still concerned about his date of death being January 1862. South Mountain was fought Sept 1862, right?
Also, I have some discrepancies with the memorial on Find-a-grave. To whom would I address those questions?

Added by Linda Cook on Feb 20, 2015 3:07 PM

Linda Cook
Joseph Evans
I am descended from Mary M Evans Cook who was a sister to Joseph Evans. Can you tell me more about the number that appears on the tombstone of Joseph Evans (it looks like 3398, but I can't be sure). Several sources in Ancestry indicate that he died at the Battle of Antietam and some indicate the Battle of Chancelorsville, both of which occurred after his death.
How can we be sure that the Joseph Evans buried in the Antietam National Cemetery is the same Joseph Evans from Dubois County IN?
Linda Cook

Added by Linda Cook on Feb 20, 2015 7:41 AM

Phineas A. Gates
Lucinda Colliflower grave
Thank you very much for the photo of Lucinda Colliflower's grave.

Phineas Gates

Added by Phineas A. Gates on Feb 18, 2015 6:12 PM

Keith McDonald
RE: Middleway Masonic Cemetery
I had taken all pics for both of them, stopped working on uploads because I was not sure which one to place them in, or to do SAC to change between them based on what I was told by a church member, not someone official. never got around to getting confirmation, guess I can go back out there and try to get someone in the church office to explain.

sadly I think that someone needs to get out to each cemetery in the area and go over everything again, he had LOTS of memorials with both his own and others pics. at least on other memorials, if he deleted his photo, the memorial is still there and shows up as needing one vs entire memorial gone and unless you linked to it and now see missing link, no idea of it being gone.

Added by Keith McDonald on Feb 16, 2015 8:44 AM

Keith McDonald
Middleway Masonic Cemetery
do you know the demarcation line between middleway masonic and grace episcopal cemeteries? I was told that it was basically a line from where the fencing along the road changes, but I have found memorials from both cemeteries listed in the other one.

Added by Keith McDonald on Feb 16, 2015 5:52 AM

Keith McDonald
RE: kathryn ranels
yeah... looks like he who shall not be named deleted thousands of his memorials before he was banned by the admins. i have been working on recreating a bunch of relatives in green hill, berryville, and also need to go back over green hill, martinsburg where i was almost done uploading pics for the entire cemetery

Added by Keith McDonald on Feb 15, 2015 6:24 PM

Keith McDonald
kathryn ranels
thanks for taking the time to get her photo for me.

Added by Keith McDonald on Feb 15, 2015 4:28 PM

RE: transfers
Thanks for the transfer!

Anytime you suspect mass deletions are happening, alert Find A Grave right away-let me know if you need an email addy for that. they will shut it down immediately, and will restore the deleted memorials, although they will be barebones. A contributor in SC went crazy last fall and deleted more than 30,000' mostly in two counties. It makes me sick to think of it. So many of us had contributed a lot of work and photos to those memorials.

Also, if you have the names of the deleted memorials, it may be possible to pull up the cached versions of the old memorials to get the links and other info from them. Let me know if you want to know how to do that.

Added by Anna on Feb 14, 2015 3:17 PM

Monica Primus
Martha Usher Lewis
Please decline the request to add parents that I submitted. I have tried to cancel the request but it is no where in my edits. According to her obituary, her parents were Edna O'Tuel and Shelton Usher.

Added by Monica Primus on Feb 14, 2015 9:31 AM

Joyce Potts Hoffmann
Penwell pics
Thank you for the quick response on my photo request. The pictures for Robert and Elizabeth are great, thank you for all that you do.

Joyce Hoffmann

Added by Joyce Potts Hoffmann on Feb 14, 2015 8:54 AM

I take all anyone wants to transfer to me after experiences with two people deleted masses of memorials, but I'm not related.

Added by Anna on Feb 13, 2015 7:28 PM

Joe and Stephanie Grohol
Hester Cline photo
I just wanted to thank you for the photo....

Added by Joe and Stephanie Grohol on Feb 13, 2015 8:31 AM

Thanks for getting the Beckwith photo.

Added by Anna on Feb 13, 2015 7:04 AM

s grimm-mullen
Jacob Earl Reeder

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide me with the headstone photos. I really appreciate it!


Added by s grimm-mullen on Feb 09, 2015 12:21 PM

s grimm-mullen
Ruth Reeder

Thank you so much for the photo. I appreciate it.

Added by s grimm-mullen on Feb 06, 2015 12:32 PM

Lonny Jo (Brown) Watro
RE: Alburtis records

Thank you very much for transferring these records to me. Thank you also for all the work you do volunteering for Find A Grave. Not at all I didn't think you were ignoring me. I offered to maintain these records since it appears you are maintaining thousands and thought you'd be appreciative of a family member taking care of these.

Have a great day!

Added by Lonny Jo (Brown) Watro on Feb 05, 2015 10:05 AM


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