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"This is the heritage of our country," "These stones -- they're not high-ranking officials or generals -- these are the enlisted men who fought the battles. These guys didn't write history, they made it, and we're trying to tell their story. –Sam Ricks|
Like a lot of members I started with FindaGrave looking for my ancestors to preserve memories for future generations. I cannot begin to tell you how Thankful I am for all the wonderful people that went out of their way to help me in fulfilling my quest. So I wanted to pay it forward and I found the best way I could do that is to work with veterans and their families. They have sacrificed so much to preserve our freedom and as a spouse of a NAVY veteran this is the least I could do. Since then I have been working with a wonderful group of volunteers adding and editing veteran memorials to the National Cemeteries.
Currently I am working on Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery checking and cross checking every name for errors and or duplicates and sending requests for corrections when needed.
Find a Grave guidelines clearly states a memorial with a correct known burial location will always be preferred over an unknown burial location and the final disposition should be determined and updated within 30 days. Based on these guidelines the memorial added to the right cemetery first may stay and the burial unknown will be deleted regardless of the dates.
I have had many contributors asking to have the same memorial transferred to them. We cannot please everyone so I am only adhering to the four generation rule (siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren). As the guidelines state the goal is not to "own" every memorial of those to whom you are related. The ultimate goal should be to have meaningful, accurate memorials that honor those who have passed away, regardless of who created the memorial or who maintains it. A wonderful way to gather all your ancestors together and achieve that goal is by setting up a virtual cemetery.
I would like to give a SINCERE "Thank You" to all the contributors and photographers for all that you have done for me and for FindaGrave. It really means a lot.
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|Pamela Rubert||Doris Louise Draa Stine|
104922568 if you could transfer this person to me she is part of my family. If she isn't part of yours too. thanks
|Sonja Garrett Fox||Ollie Dawdy|
Thank you for adding his mother!
|Michael Hague||Carrie Spritz Cohn # 132583020|
Cindy, have moved Carrie to the Walnut Hills United Jewish Cemetery and added plot #. Thanks for the correction and for sending the cemetery link... Michael
|Kirk Robert Sellman||Rosanna Arnold|
Thank you for the transfer. I appreciate it.
Kirk Robert Sellman
|Pamela Haliburton-minor||thank you..|
what a wonderful tribute..I am sure that my brother would appreciate it as well.
|No Guts, No Glory||dunham|
many thanks for the help...the cemetery has been added...happy taphophiling
|Kirk Robert Sellman||Peter Arnold|
Thank you so much for transferring Peter Arnold's memorial to me. I will take good care of it.
Kirk Robert Sellman
|Judy Frehse||David Stonebraker|
David Stonebraker born Sept. 9, 1815 died Oct. 13, 1846 was the son of John D. Stonebraker
born Dec. 5, 1784 in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania and died March 31, 1867 in Ashland County, Ohio and Anna Catharine Summerlot born Sept. 10, 1787 in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania and died July 27, 1845 in Island Creek Twp., Jefferson County, Ohio buried in the Good Hope Cemetery. And the grandson of John Dietrich Stonebraker Jr. and Catharine Reuter.
David had 11 brothers and sisters, but David was the only one who remained in Jefferson County, Ohio
|Kathleen Clemence||RE: Virginia Page/Page Virginia Bailey|
No problem Cindy - yes, isn't that a very sad story? I'll send the maintainer of the other memorial some more information I found on Virginia. Thanks -
|Dave||RE: James D Chesterson|
Might need to check and see which is right, his obit says US Air Force and in the notes you have US NAVY
Added by Dave on Jan 11, 2015 10:34 AM
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