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I'm a fairly recent enthusiast of cemetery photography. I suspect becoming a site contributor and photo volunteer was inevitable.|
I live in the Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee. My involvement in the Society for Creative Anachronism (the "SCA") means that I travel to other states - notably Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
When possible, I now "fit in" cemetery photography sessions while away from home.
Most of the memorials I have made are for people I am not related to. They've come about from picture-taking adventures and subsequently learning that no memorial existed. When appropriate, I add photographs to existing memorials.
A good number of the memorials I manage but did not make are my family. Some were created before I came along and were kindly transferred to me by other contributors who are not related to them. Others originated from the U.S. Veterans Affairs Office and were transferred to me by Find A Grave Administration.
A couple of memorials I now manage are of non-relatives for whom I suggested rather extensive editing based on information I had gathered ... and the non-relative originator chose to transfer management to me.
If you find that one of your relatives has a memorial made by me, I'll be happy to transfer management - WITHIN the 4-generation direct relationship guidelines as given in the Find A Grave FAQ. --->> Please do specify your exact relationship in the SAC! <<---
FAQ #162 states that the 4-generation direct relationships are as follow: "This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren."
Kindly DO NOT copy my photographs for use on other websites. Yes, I ***REALLY*** DO mean: DON'T post photographs that I have taken to Ancestry.com or to any other site.
Copyright for images posted to Find A Grave remains with the photographer, who in this case reserves the right to not permit further sharing on the Internet.
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|LadyG8r924||Duplicate Memorials, Centerville Cemetery|
I have just found the "rant" you placed on numerous Unknown memorials in this cemetery. It is unfortunate that you chose this means of communicating with me about some duplicate memorials. I have no idea what compelled you to do so; I simply wished to discuss the best way to handle the duplicates. I made no threats whatsoever and made no statements, implied or inferred, regarding my intent "to have them obliviated."
I have never claimed this cemetery as "[my] own personal fiefdom." Although I do feel protective of it and have done extensive work there, anyone who chooses to may certainly come to Centerville Cemetery.
As for "not understanding the actual nature and purpose" of Find A Grave, I think it is you who does not understand. Find A Grave's stated mission is to "find, record and present final disposition information." I don't think your rant qualifies as final disposition information, do you? Frankly, I am offended on behalf of the deceased individuals who were unlucky enough to have had your rant added to their memorials. Rather than having the courtesy to contact me directly, you chose to desecrate their memorials. Your actions are cowardly and inexcusable.
While you claim to have visited the cemetery "on several occasions to photograph the majority of its burials and have personally observed and photographed these markers," then why do at least nine of your Unknown memorials have the exact same photograph when, in reality, they either have (1) no marker whatsoever, or (2) slabs of some sort? This is not just a misrepresentation of the work you claim to have done, it is a blatant lie and calls into question all of your other work.
I would rather have had this discussion privately, but since you did not respond to me directly and have chosen to hide your email address, I have no other way than this to communicate with you.
Hope yours was a happy one....
|Brent Stevens||DAVID WEINREICH|
Thank you for posting your message.
|Lisa G||Anthony Paul Kirkland|
Inforation obtained from MMP Cemetery burial records.
Added by Lisa G on Jul 03, 2015 3:30 AM
|Leon||RE: Sarah Bethune|
You are very welcome. There already was a headstone photo, but you wanted a photo of the surrounding area as I recall. Glad you liked it. Leon
Added by Leon on Jul 02, 2015 5:55 PM
Yes we are good
Added by MN on Jul 02, 2015 4:41 PM
The edits I requested were made, one for maiden name and one for places of death and birth. That is what the SAC was for, to verify what I had ask for in the edits. I guess I should have and I usually do explain the purpose of the SAC.
Added by MN on Jul 01, 2015 5:57 AM
The only thing I wanted you to do was add the maiden name. The SAC was just to prove the maiden name. Had nothing to do with you linking to the Father or anyone else. I did not ask you to link to anyone just add the maiden name and thank you for doing that. If I want a link made to anyone I use the edit tabs.
Added by MN on Jun 30, 2015 3:08 PM
The reason I send the SAC is because if I don't I usually get a request from the manager for proof. Most managers appreciate this . Sorry you don't. I have no idea which memorial you are referring to as you did not bother to give the name. So I suppose no matter what is ask you will just accept the edit. They are usually to prove name of parents or wife. Evidently most of them do not see it as additional work, you are the only one out of the many edits I have sent that Have complained when I send proof of parents.
Added by MN on Jun 30, 2015 2:56 PM
|Brenda Black Watson||RE: Elisabeth Dunn #55566195|
This is one of about 35,000 people I watch, all members of my family, and in abt 7 databases. My goal in life, after researching for years, is to connect all I can on findagrave. Thank you to Find A Grave!
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