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Dale & Patti (#46937639)
 member for 8 years, 7 months, 15 days
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Bio Photo The goal should not be ownership - it should be capturing and memorializing the gravestones of generations past.
Mutual civility is the path.

Please submit edits and transfer requests through the edit function. These are typically processed within 24 hours. Any requests left as messages will be ignored. Bio requests that come in via email will take longer. Lengthy emails where we are left to figure out what it is you are expecting us to do will be deleted.

Photos we have uploaded to memorials are 100% photos we have taken. You may use those for your own personal genealogical endeavors. Credit is appreciated if you do use those (common courtesy is all we ask).

After years of active involvement, with many go-arounds with certain members who, to put it frankly, are rude and dishonest and like to play games, we have agreed that the benefits outweigh the idiocy. It seems while guidelines are set forth, some members either don't read them, or perhaps think they don't apply to them.

Our years of setting up memorials and adding photos seem to now be seen as us "being in it only for the numbers." Be advised, if we wanted to be "in" something for the numbers, it certainly wouldn't be Find-a-Grave. We believe in paying back for the info we have obtained from others. If our numbers bother you, get out to your local cemetery and contribute now so you can focus on your own numbers if that's all you're interested in. Families are forever, gravestones, sometimes not so much! Capture them digitally for future researchers.

We do want to thank the many friends we have encountered over the years. There are some that we have connected with many times in many cemeteries and it has been fun getting out and locating your relatives' gravestones.

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Added March 28, 2016

In light of the many recent numerous concerns, negative complaints, aired in various social media outlets lately, kindly be advised:

We will no longer add transcribed obituraries to memorials we manage due to (a) copyright and (b) privacy of living individuals listed. Recognizing that obituaries do contain information important to genealogical research, summaries of included information will be added if provided with the source information.

We try to avoid. At times, when transcribing a cemetery, it is not always possible to determine if the person is living or not (we've encountered many a gravestone where a death date has never been added). Memorials for individuals who are in fact alive will be removed when requested.

We will NOT list any cause of death. Period.

Per FAG guidelines, links to other websites are not allowed within any memorial.

Allowed photographs on memorials are gravestone photos or portrait photo containing the memorialized individual. The following photos are NOT permitted and we WILL report any violations we find on our memorials to FindaGrave:
(a) Screenshots and photos from other websites (including census images and the like).
(b) Photos from obituaries
(c) Scans of obituaries, newspaper articles, and similar material.
(d) Photos "lifted" from other memorials within FindaGrave or from another website.
Kindly remember that photos fall within copyright protection laws (even photos used in obituaries). If you did not take the photo yourself, do NOT post it. It's that simple.

Is it too much to just add a note as to how you are related to the memorial you would like transferred to you? Seriously? We believe we are responsible and reasonable in transferring memorials to family members. Be responsible and reasonable in how you request transfers. For those assuming we are only in this for the numbers, if you look at our numbers you will see that we have transferred a number of memorials.

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We encourage everyone to set up a family tree at or genealogical site of their choosing to keep track of their family. THAT is the appropriate forum for attaching census records, vital records, etc., etc.

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If you are using FindaGrave, please take the time to read through the FAQ section so you understand how the website works. That single act will make playtime much more fun for all.
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Norman Dodge
Find A grave # 85241960
Thank you for your time to go andd acquire this photo. It is apprreeciated/
Added by Norman Dodge on Apr 29, 2016 5:24 PM
thank you
thank you so much for finding this record, it meant so much to my father-in-law!
Added by kczdot89 on Apr 29, 2016 11:09 AM
Barb Beverage R
Susanna "Susan" Kent Beverage
Thank you so much for attaching Susan to her parents. It's greatly appreciated. Barb
Added by Barb Beverage R on Apr 28, 2016 8:10 AM
John F Colby
Added by NEVER EVER FORGET...... on Apr 27, 2016 12:39 PM
Emma Matilda Colby
Added by NEVER EVER FORGET...... on Apr 27, 2016 12:38 PM
John Huckins & Sarah Tibbetts
Thank you for transferring your memorials for John and Sarah. I will take good care of them. Regards, Linne
Added by Velcro on Apr 25, 2016 12:21 PM
Michael Auger
Lorraine Rand
Thanks so much for the photos and lot info!! Mike
Added by Michael Auger on Apr 25, 2016 6:21 AM
Pam Schaffner
Sarah T. Lovell
Dale and Patti, thanks so much for once again going above and beyond in taking the lot picture for Sarah Lovell. Much appreciated! -- Pam
Added by Pam Schaffner on Apr 25, 2016 6:15 AM
Bob McLellan
Dale & Patti, thank you very much for the Miller, Pinkham, Porter and Salisbury transfers.
Added by Bob McLellan on Apr 24, 2016 2:44 PM
Benjamin Garnsey
Thank you for transferring your memorial for Benjamin. I will take good care of it. Regards, Linne
Added by Velcro on Apr 23, 2016 8:31 PM
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