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Dave Francis (#46779220)
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Bio Photo I've been a genealogist for about 20 years, and I've accumulated over 75,000 people in 5 databases. I live in Santa Cruz, California.
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Messages left for Dave Francis (281)[Leave Message]
RE: Richard Kirby still a duplicate
How neat. Glad you were able to meet.
I'm making a trip to NJ next week to see a cousin and we are going to visit and photograph a bunch of NJ Kirby graves. Find A Grave has been a good way to reconnect with relatives and also to make new friends. Good luck in your family roots searching.
Added by SueB on Aug 13, 2016 8:50 PM
RE: Richard Kirby still a duplicate
Thank you so much for verifying the burials. The other memorial mgr removed the gravestone photo from their memorial for R Kirby, but left it on his wife's. Not the response we were hoping for.
Let's see if the mgr responds to your request and removes their duplicate as well as moving the wife to the correct cemetery. Give it a few weeks and then I'll check back. If no resolution after the usual 30 days, I suggest one of us request Find A Grave admins to merge and move as needed.
If/when we need to involve the site admins your report in your message will clinch the case.
I used to be a systems analyst, so messy duplicates like this just make me distressed, even if they are not my relatives. They are SOMEONE'S relatives and they deserve the respect of accurate documentation.
Thank you again for your help and patience.
Added by SueB on Aug 12, 2016 4:08 PM
Richard Kirby still a duplicate
This is still a problem. Can you please follow up. You sent me a email at the time so I understood you would take care of this. Is there a further problem? You know where this person is actually buried. I don't, but he is not both places. And potentially the wife is assigned the wrong cemetery as well. If you tell me which cemetery is correct, I can follow up with Find A Grave to have a merge. But I would rather someone with local knowledge oversees this. Appreciate your help on this. Thanks.

Original email sent May 10, 2016

Find A Grave contributor SueB has made a suggestion to you regarding your Find A Grave memorial for Richard Kirby.
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Their suggestion:
The memorial for this man's wife (#9361821) shows a photo of this same joint grave marker, but says it is in Felton Cemetery. There is also a duplicate memorial for Richard (#136413102) that locates him at Felton, but shows no grave marker photo. So where is he buried? And where is his wife buried? Can you please sort this out, as you are located nearby. I am a distant Kirby relative in Hershey PA. I found this mix-up when searching for a different Richard Kirby. Perhaps you can contact the manager(s) of the other 2 memorials and sort this out between you. I'm sure we all want relatives and friends to be able to find correct and complete memorials. Thank you.
Added by SueB on Aug 11, 2016 9:57 AM
Floyd Lanny Martin
RE: Martin Surname
No. Sure am not. The Martin name was the 13th most popular name in the 1990's Census. There's a bunch of us around. LOL
Added by Floyd Lanny Martin on Jul 18, 2016 11:45 AM
J Wright
RE: Anne (Wright) Dean FAG #49700555
Thank you! I have updated her profile. Jo-Ann
Added by J Wright on Jul 16, 2016 8:56 PM
J Wright
RE: Anne (Wright) Dean FAG #49700555
So sorry Dave. The correct Find A Grave #4970054. PS thank you for photographing the gravesite. I made the mistake of using a Polaroid in the 1990's to ensure going home with a good shot. Big mistake. They are darkening and facing at the same time. Thanks again, Jo-Ann
Added by J Wright on Jul 16, 2016 8:17 PM
J Wright
Anne (Wright) Dean FAG #49700555
Mr Dave Francis, I have a little bit more information to add to Anne Dean's profile. Would you prefer to enter it or would you like to transfer her to me? Jo-Ann Wright
Added by J Wright on Jul 16, 2016 6:09 PM
RE: Photo of Lucy Johnson's resting place

"Interesting, the headstone photo, in my genealogy program, says that I got the photo from FindAGrave."


Just because find a grave HAS a photograph does not mean it is YOURS or that you can use it without obligation to the original contributor. I have worked with F.A.G. for decades and the copyright laws are strictly enforced.

It is simple. All one has to do is acknowledge the fact that the photograph was provided by...

It is common politeness. Very few, unfortunately, acknowledge this fact.
Added by j7dharma on Jul 14, 2016 4:43 PM
Lucy Wood
No, it is not uncommon for people to post photographs they rip of other sites. I just wanted to let YOU know where it came from.

I work countless hours tending to our ancestors grave sites just to see others "claim" the honor without even a mention of who really does the work.

You may keep the photo as is. It would be nice if you attributed the photograph to the one who actually took it and cares for that cemetery.
Added by j7dharma on Jul 14, 2016 3:43 PM
Lucy Wood.
Added by j7dharma on Jul 14, 2016 3:40 PM
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