Have been researching my family history since the 1970's. Families include Stephens, Morgan, Anderson, Reining, Paul and Roegge (primarily in Cass & Morgan Counties, central Illinois); Bentler and Harris in Sangamon County, Illinois, and in the Chicago region the Hoppe and Jasmund families.
Have just recently (2014) begun creating memorials for persons not related to me, simply because as I walk through cemeteries searching for my own relatives, I photograph many graves. Often they turn out to be those I was searching for; sometimes they are not. If they're not already in FindAGrave, I add them. I will be happy to transfer any memorials that are not related to me.
RE: Marcella (Curtis) Kennedy FindAGrave memorial YOU WROTE:::::Marcella (Curtis) Kennedy FindAGrave memorial Shanna, In over 40 years of genealogy work, yours is the ONLY hateful message I've ever received. Do not ever use the derogatory term 'duped' with me again. Both of the Marcella (Curtis) Kennedy FindAGrave memorials were originally created by the Project Next Generation people at the Beardstown Library on July 5, 2011. They are the only ones who can delete them. As a family member having all of Marcella's pertinent information that was lacking, I submitted it in the proper fashion via the edit/suggest feature so they could update and condense the two memorials into one. THEY INSTEAD TRANSFERRED BOTH MEMORIALS TO ME. I did not request the transfers. After making the corrections, I learned I am unable to delete either of them due to FindAGrave policy. A memorial can ONLY be deleted by its original creator.
As for JLM's January 2011 memorial for Marcella, it too lacks even the most basic information. There isn't even a birthdate. May I suggest that once JLM's memorial is properly completed, you then contact the team at Project Next Generation so they may delete both of the 'offending' memorials they transferred to me.
I notice on your contributor page that you "do not police other contributors", and that "there is no need to be rude and demanding." YOU HAVE BEEN BOTH. You are in violation of your own personal message demanding others to be respectful.
Janet (Stephens) Bentler
FOR YOUR INFORMATION! I was not policeing anyone. I was adding memorials and when I went to add hers that is when I found there were THREE. Since you are manager of the two that were transferred to you in error, you need to take it up with the contributor and NOT tell me to do it for you.
All I have to say to you is BACK OFF!!! I have forwarded your RUDE message to Find A Grave ADMIN!!!!