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I am the Volunteer Admin for Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati Ohio.
I am the caretaker of all AUTOGRAVR records. I am NOT autogravr. We are trying to fix them with a wonderful group of volunteers. The records are in Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati Ohio and Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland. There are roughly 270,000. Many of the "wrong" dates were entered by the Autogravr program and have to be fixed by hand.
I try to work on this Working weekdays M thru F. Weekends and Holidays are excluded.
************busy out in the garden. Trying to keep turn around reasonable. Enjoying summer days. Please be patient******
I have reenabled my messages. I get even one unsavory message and I will turn this off again. Do not request changes, transfers, etc. here. See below.
The URL on the autogravr spring grove records is being removed. I will leave the interment id but no URL's. The Interment id is the ONLY way I have of communicating with the Spring Grove Foundation to correct problems on springgrove.org. My response to email telling me that the URL doesn't work or isn't permitted, not per Find A Grave Guidelines, etc ,will be "
Please read my profile for information on the URL". I get too many of these to constantly send out the same information so I put it on my profile. its just easier. The URL hasn't worked in what is going on 7 years. I DID NOT PUT IT OUT THERE. THE AUTOGRAVR PROGRAM DID. There are over 200,000 records so please be patient. YOU WILL GET A 404 error if you use the link.
Please use the drop down menus in the EDIT process to send dates, places of birth/death, marker transcriptions, family links, plots, GPS. I will send you here if you request changes thru Messages.
I run the update process at least once a day. Again, weekends and Holidays are excluded. Please note that I will no longer enter the above data even if you ask. I enter Bios and Notes only. Please do NOT leave me messages asking me to run the update. I will send you to my profile.
Use this method also for single and mass transfers. Just select one of the memorials you want transferred and put all the information using the "Other" menu selection. I may ask for proof or other substantiation if I suspect record collection.
If you are using springgrove.org as your source, please let me know if there are discrepancies between the burial information, the index list and/or the marker. I can get many changes done by The Spring Grove Foundation but I can't catch them all. Thanks for the help. Please use the "other" menu option in the Edit tab process to send these messages
LOOK OUT FOR DUPLICATES!!!
The autogravr program created all kinds of duplicates. If you have one let me know. just pick one of the duplicates and send the info via the edit tab process "other" menu.
We are finding as many as we can but aren't able to find all of them. Make sure I am the manager on one of them. I can't submit a merge otherwise.
I have to merge duplicates with the original good record. I have no choice. I don't like this solution but Ancestry.com is giving me no alternative. I can't delete autogravr records directly because I'm not the original owner.
We do allow dates on markers to overrule the burial records however inaccurate they may be because people send me changes complaining that the memorial dates and marker dates don't match.
I will read Obituaries sent to me and I will put the text in the bio if short. Please provide the text for long obits. I will put obits in even though FAG doesn't like it.
Please be aware that on memorials that haven't been fixed yet, the year of death may be wrong. This is because the autogravr program put the last year known which is the interment year. This is not always equal to the death year.
All records for all burials prior to October 22, 2011 in Lake view Cemetery, Cleveland OH and Spring Grove Cemetery are for the most part already added. Please do not add any records for burials for those dates until you've checked to see if they already exist. Ask if you can not find them.
Thank You for your patience
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