|Chris Nelson (#46617359)|
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I love researching cemeteries and strive for accuracy. If you see an error or have additional info you want added, do not hesitate to contact me through Suggest A Correction (not through Messages or E-mail) and I'll be more than happy to make the changes. (Note: Suggest A Correction is accessible through the Edit tab.)|
Note that Find A Grave, though a valuable resource for genealogists, is not primarily a genealogical website. Certain highly detailed genealogical data (e.g. census transcriptions) is more suited for sites like Rootsweb.
Some people I have entered are my relatives; most are not. In documenting graves, I contribute to this site's growth and completeness. My goal is often to photograph an entire cemetery, but in large cemeteries this can be a daunting task; in such cases I just randomly photograph markers that catch my eye.
Some have asked why I am doing this. I'm doing this to honor the memories of the dearly departed, to give relatives who live far away the chance to visit the graves of their loved ones online when they can't do so in person, and to assist genealogists by providing information unavailable elsewhere. No disrespect is intended; indeed, I enter the data and post the photos with only the most respectful and honorable of motives.
I live in Taiwan and often travel to places like Hong Kong, Thailand and Malaysia to photograph cemeteries.
To protect the privacy of the living, I do not input pre-need graves, and I remove the names of the living from obituary information I post.
In general, if the stone does not show a birthdate, but instead an age, I do not calculate the birthdate from the age due to varying methods of calculations used, instead leaving the birthdate field blank. I make exceptions for my own direct ancestors and those for whom I can find reliable documentation. I can't stress this enough: If you wish me to add a birthdate to a headstone with only a death date and an age, please tell me HOW YOU KNOW the person's birthdate. Otherwise I will SUMMARILY IGNORE that request! Plus, I can't make links to children or siblings; only to spouses and parents. Such requests WILL BE IGNORED.
And when providing me with cities or towns of birth and/or death in the US, please tell me the county. Thank you!
As for transferring "ownership" of memorials, I am more than happy to do so if you are a relative. But please make the requests reasonable, rather than saying something like "Give me all your Smiths." This is Find A Grave, not Go Fish! :)
Enjoy your graving!
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|Tim Reynolds||Charles Lee Tilden II|
I note that you have prepared memorials for Charles Lee Tilden and Charles Lee Tilden III, both buried at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland , California. I am interested in the Charles Lee Tilden in the middle. I don't suppose you came across him in your travels?
|nebbm||Mary Shawhan Megibben|
Mary Shawhan Megibben (Memorial# 19877599)
Will you please transfer his memorial page to me
my contributor number is(#48639348).
Relationship - 2g-grandmother.
Added by nebbm on Feb 25, 2015 6:30 PM
|nebbm||James K. Megibben|
James K. Megibben (Memorial# 19877603)
Will you please transfer his memorial page to me my contributor number is(#48639348).
Relationship - 2g-grandfather.
Added by nebbm on Feb 25, 2015 10:07 AM
|JanisG||Protestan Cemetery at Penang|
Hi, Christ! Nice work you're doing!
A quick request for help on this cemetery. Would you, please, mark the home page of this cemetery with a note about its having been completely photographed on such-and-such a date and that there are no more stones to photograph? I'm currently inputting burials here from the old burial registers, but you are already receiving Photo Requests on some of them. Even though I'm marking all of the memorials with the source for the info, folks won't have a way of knowing that there is no longer anything to photograph. It'd be a shame to waste anyone's time looking through the cemetery for something that never or no longer exists. Thanks for your help with this.
Added by JanisG on Feb 08, 2015 6:27 PM
|Paula Lewis Picken||Latham B Avery|
Sorry I left the message, I did not read through your bio before I did.
Paula Lewis Picken
|Paula Lewis Picken||Latham B. Avery|
Thank you for letting me know you found the last resting place for Latham Burrows Avery. Your work is appreciated.
Could you please link him to his parents, Latham Avery #9284487 and Betsey Wood Lester Avery #9284373. I will continue to link his memorial, but I have made a notation based on your findings and other records.
Also he was born in Groton, New London County, Connecticut on Sept 5, 1817. He was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. This information can be found online in the following book.
The Groton Avery Clan Vol. II by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery; Published 1912 by [s.n.] in Cleveland, Ohio; page 304-305, 477-478.
|Philip Somervail||Hnedrie Wardlaw Somervail|
Thank you for adding a photograph to the website of my great uncle's grave at Happy Valley, Hong Kong.
|Kathy Duncan||Mary Ingels|
Thank you for the transfer.
Thank You for the grave location, it is appreciated, Regards Blumokitty
|Royton RollofHonour||Singapore Memorial|
hi there, I'd like to use your photo of the Singapore Memorial on my website.
Would this be possible? I would,of course, credit you and can also put a link from your name to a web address. Your findagrave page perhaps?
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