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Russ Dodge (#309)
 member for 16 years, 1 month, 1 day
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Bio Photo Senior Find A Grave Curator and Administrator.

Check out my Bio on the Find A Grave Main Page here, under "Who Is Behind Find A Grave".

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Lifelong resident of New Jersey until July 2013.
Now reside outside of Philadelphia, but will always be a "New Jerseyan" for life.
Find A Grave Contributor since 1996
Find A Grave Admin since 2002
Human Being since 1969
"Chuck Taylor's" wearer since 1979.

A majority of my contributions are Civil war-era soldiers. If you find one or any of my interments is an ancestor, I would be happy to transfer them to you.

I get a large amount of e-mails a day pertaining to Findagrave in general and my contributions in particular. If perchance I have failed to respond in a timely manner, please resend your correspondence and I will endeavor to reply.

I am also a volunteer tour guide at Philadelphia's historic Laurel Hill Cemetery, final resting place of the "Victor of Gettysburg" Major General George Gordon Meade, amongst many many others. Come visit sometime and explore some buried history.
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Robert DeLong
memorial 173024636
Amemorial was made for my step father 173024636 he died on 20 Nov 2016 and was not buried untill the 22 nov 2016 the memorial was placed on the 21 nov 2016 the day before he was buried so a lot of information was left off of the memorial and the person who made the memorial has his messaging truned off i would like to be the creater so as to do a better job with the memorial is there any way i can contact the creater to have it transfered to me or should i just create a new memorial, thank you Robert J. De Long
Added by Robert DeLong on Nov 25, 2016 10:57 AM
Kelly Lucas
Sharon Hudson Autry My Mother
I stumbled across this on FB. A friend of mine had found the sight. I was curious to see if my Mother's Grave/stone was in here. Yep there it is. I,my father, my sister's, gave no one permission to post her stone on this sight. Her records may be"public"but NOT HER STONE!I WANT IT OFF YOUR SIGHT IMMEDIATELY!!!!!! How disrespectful of you all! Trying to make money off of someone. ..DECEASED! YOU ALL MAKE ME SICK! !! Get it off this sight NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Added by Kelly Lucas on Nov 25, 2016 8:33 AM
Geof Wyght
memorial 37285351
Added a photo from a different cemetery.
Added by Geof Wyght on Nov 24, 2016 7:03 PM
Linking Malfunction - Mem # 76239517
Dear Russ,

While linking Porwoll relatives to one another, I had occasion to attempt to Link 76239517, Bernice Porwoll, to her husband 76239518, Clement T Porwoll, whom I had just submitted my 'auto e/c' to Link him to his parents only.

Upon submittal, the computer claimed there was a pending 'auto e/c' Linking 'spouses' and that I didn't have to submit 'another'. Having gotten this message once before some months back, I went back to Clement's memorial and followed procedure as if I were going to submit a Link from him to her and went to my 'just submitted' pending Link from Clement to his parents, going to my Contributor list of Submitted/Pending 'auto e/cs' and Deleted my pending Link from him to his parents.

I then went back and submitted a new 'auto e/c' to Link Clement to both his parents and his wife and the system accepted it.

My point is that the system claimed there was a pending Link between the spouses, when all I had submitted originally was the 'auto e/c' to Link Clement to his parents, which seems, in this Contributor's mind to be a programming error. The system should have noticed that I there was not only a difference in the submitted memorial numbers, but also a difference in the relationship(s), 'parents' vs 'spouse'.

Just though you would want to know... :-)

Thank you for all your diligent work at F-A-G, and consideration of my above 'malfunction' notification. Also, thanks again for your speedy reply and repair of the F-A-G Tombstone Logo problem during the last F-A-G/Ancestry software upgrade several weeks back.

May you and yours, and all the F-A-G staff enjoy a blessed Thanksgiving with family and friends.

Always, in FindAGrave brotherhood,
Added by E49 on Nov 17, 2016 7:04 PM
Linda S
Merge Memorials
I created a memorial for John Mix # 126687691 in 2014. I got a message today from a family member, who says I created a double but she would like to have mine merged with the other if possible because it has more information. The earliest memorial is # 36254466 made in2009. I thought I would ask before I delete mine.
Added by Linda S on Nov 15, 2016 12:25 PM
Randell Tarin
Duplicate Memorial
I have located what seems to be a duplicate memorial. The older memorial is incomplete and the manager has disabled messaging. The newer memorial is very well done and more complete.

Stonewall Confederate Cemetery
Winchester, Winchester City, Virginia, USA
Plot: Georgia, 250

William Albert Beck
Find A Grave Memorial# 138962945

W. A. Beck
Find A Grave Memorial# 19083877

Thank you,
Randell Tarin
Find A Grave Contributor (#46974932)
For over 15 years.
Added by Randell Tarin on Nov 14, 2016 12:11 PM
Jack Murray
Bell Run Cemetery location info
Bell Run Cemetery
off of Route 44 at Myrtle Northwest of Shinglehouse
McKean County
Pennsylvania USA

It is South-Southwest of Shinglehouse and South-Southeast of Myrtle.

If it was Northwest it would be by Ceres.

Jack Murray

Added by Jack Murray on Nov 13, 2016 4:25 AM
J. Willard Marriott
I talked to the cemetery people and they said his remains were reinterred someplace else
Added by Micah on Nov 11, 2016 7:31 PM
Inactive Contributors
1. Is there any way to tell if a memorial contributor is active or not?

2. Are there procedures to transfer memorials if a) contributors become inactive or b) die?

3. When there are duplicate memorials, mostly those I notice with no biography, does the website eventually delete the newer one?

Thank you for your consideration.
Added by DILLICANITY on Nov 07, 2016 9:00 AM
None to be Forgotten
Who to contact?
I work on Find A Grave every day and have thus far entered almost 50,000 memorials. The thing I find most frustrating is not being able to find a contact for a certain question! What's the trick?

I was informed a couple days ago that over 165 memorials were created in the wrong cemetery because of errors in the county's records. Is there a way for Find A Grave to correct this (I can send an attachment of the list) or must each one be changed individually?

Thanks! -Cindy Kay
Added by None to be Forgotten on Nov 02, 2016 10:11 PM
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