|Carol Page Tilson (#46543875)|
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As a former newspaper reporter/photographer, high school journalism and photography teacher, old-fashioned genealogical researcher and long-time Find A Grave member, I believe the best memorial should be correct, as complete as possible, and linked to parents, spouse and children. It should memorialize a person, not just a name.|
However, I've been around this site long enough to know this seldom is the case.
As a Family Find A Graver, all of my memorials are for my own or my husband's ancestors and collateral kin, both close and distant, as well as a few in-laws. In almost all instances, the info is documented by primary evidence [legal documents]. Censuses and obituaries provide secondary support.
However, not all memorials are created by relatives, surname researchers or those who consider it a service to record burials and photograph markers in their home counties or towns. The majority are submitted by folks who know little or nothing about the people or places.
Many consider Find A Grave a Graves Registry, a record of what supposedly appears on a headstone, a name and one or two dates. Period. I say "supposedly" because, in most instances, their info comes from burial or cemetery listings [secondary sources] or more recently, another online indexing of these lists. Possibly correct but never complete.
Just because something's "engraved in stone" DOES NOT mean that it's true. "Information" on the dead is provided by the living, and for too many reasons to mention, what ends up on grave markers and/or cemetery listings often is wrong.
When Find A Grave added maiden name, family link and other options, it became much more than an impersonal register of names. And since F-A-G now is owned by Ancestry.com, to insist it doesn't have a genealogical purpose is folly.
If requesting a major alteration via Find A Grave’s “do-it-yourself” edit menu, please send some proof. Those without evidence or "sourced" only by a downloaded family tree will be declined. If you post under an anonymous screen name and not take messages, making any contact possible, don't waste your time.
I'll gladly transfer memorials to members more closely connected to the individual than I [fourth cousin beats fifth cousin twice removed] and would prefer to see any memorials of in-laws in the care of their direct kin. Please just ask.
I’m fairly easy to get along with unless you want to debate whether FAQs are more important than FACTS. Admittedly, I can misinterpret data as well as anyone, have made my share of typos [my dadgum mouse has a problem with drop-down menus. However, to knowingly pass on incorrect or questionable information as fact is something totally beyond me.
If there is documented evidence that a name or date on a headstone was incorrectly engraved, I will not ignore facts and pretend it is right. Don't ask.
19 Oct 2015
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Updated...thanks so much.
|Irene||Re: Addie Caldwell|
Thank you for the marriage information. Also, I wish this family had kept to one consistent spelling of their surname. Sure would make it easier. Irene
Added by Irene on Nov 10, 2015 1:20 PM
|Irene||Re: Frank Caldwell|
Thank you for the death certificate information. I've added it to his profile page. Irene
Added by Irene on Nov 10, 2015 1:07 PM
Thank you for submitting the Social Security application info for Fred Rundell. It confirms the info already on the memorial.
Added by Dıehard on Nov 01, 2015 4:28 PM
|Charlie Powers||RE: Sanders & Campbell|
Yes, I have.
|Charlie Powers||RE: Sanders & Campbell|
You are very welcome. Glad to help. Jim Campbell, was my classmate.
Thanks for sending Helen's obituary to be added. When I read it, it bought back so many memories of how our family thought of her. She was a good person that will long be remembered.
Added by Trigger on Oct 14, 2015 6:50 AM
|The Last Ride||Ida Nye Hoben|
If this is a memorial you wish to care for, Id be happy to transfer to you. She is of no relation to me.
|BJ||RE: Poole Pix|
So glad I could help.. I always like to check for others with the same surname and add pictures, never really knowing if they are related as with the Pooles they were 3 different groupings. I also add any additional info the cemetery records show.
Added by BJ on Oct 04, 2015 1:57 PM
|Don Bogart||Nina Colvin|
Nina is buried next to Gus, I took a picture of her grave. If you would like that pic let me know.
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