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I send out 50 corrections a day so if you email me, please remind me which memorial we are talking about.|
A duplicate is the copy. Even if it has more information, or if it's your relative, or if it has a photo.
The one in the correct cemetery wins no matter how old it is.
If you don't get it, you are on the wrong site.
MAKING A MEMORIAL FROM A STONE IN THE CEMETERY
ya know . . some stones in the cemetery are NOT headstones. Sometimes they are just big rocks, or a stone designating the family area, accompanied by individual stones for the individual graves, or a monument for the pioneers or veterans section. You can put some of those photos on each of the family members' memorials if they apply. The rocks . . . well sometimes a rock is just a rock.
MAKING A MEMORIAL FOR EVERY BUILDING IN THE CEMETERY
Not every building in the cemetery is a Mausoleum. Making a memorial for the shovel shed shows you aren't paying attention.
I am VERY interested in transferring memorials to folks who will actually work on them. I am working on other people's abandoned memorials. I check those memorials for flowers left by relatives so I can offer to transfer to them. It makes my day. However . . .
TRANSFER REQUESTS posted here on my wall will be ignored. Use the 'edit' tab.
TRANSFER REQUESTS from people who have duplicates will be ignored. Clean up your mess.
TRANSFER REQUESTS from people with several "burial unknown" memorials that are not cremains will be ignored. Put things where they belong.
LINKS to "burial unknown" that are not cremains will be ignored. This isn't your scrap book, it's a website called FIND A GRAVE. Go find it, then add it.
TRANSFER REQUESTS from people stating they only transfer within Find A Grave guidelines . . . well . . . live by the sword, die by the sword.
Some free sites I find helpful:
CA birth index 1905-1995
CA death index 1905-1939
CA death index 1940-1997
Census and other indexes
Italian Cemetery Records
MO death certificates 1910-1962
San Francisco Mortuary index
On 28 JUL 2013 I was blessed to receive almost 45,000 abandoned memorials to work on in the Italian Cemetery in Colma, CA. On that day, my total went up to 49,973.
A year later the cemetery is really taking shape with so much help from so many people. I can't begin to thank everyone for; spending hours in the cemetery fulfilling photo requests, contributing obituaries, spending countless hours looking at indexes to send me edits, matching the memorials of individual body parts with the memorial for the rest of the body, taking entire families off my hands to work on even if they weren't relatives, and pointing out the duplicates to eradicate. Oh the thousands of duplicates. It was mind boggling.
My special thanks go to the people who have helped me do an intense search on memorials when their relatives in Italy email me requesting any information I can find.
I want to thank all the photographers out there getting headstone photos on memorials so the rest of us can sit on the couch and 'visit' our relatives. You may never know just how grateful we are.
What makes me smile?
*Seeing a duplicate disappear.
*Seeing a duplicate maker disappear.
*Memorials that have men with maiden names.
What makes me laugh out loud?
*Getting a transfer request sent to my email with no memorial number, no last name, and no member number.
ha ha It made me laugh again just telling you about it.
What makes me wonder?
*Seeing a contributor's bio with all the information needed to fill out a credit card application. Can you say "identity theft"?
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|J. Clements||RE: Scott Bolliger is inactive|
Would it be possible for you to tell me whose memorials I requested to have transferred from Scott Bollinger? I'm completely lost on this one and figure you must know in order to have sent me the information (which I appreciate, but can't do anything with w/o some guidance) Thank you.
|Agi ~||RE: Martin Moore|
Sure! That would be wonderful! Is there any thing you need from me that you dont already have to do this?
Added by Agi ~ on Jan 26, 2015 5:41 AM
|G. GOBLE||RE: Glendon the administrator|
I sent a request to findagrave this morning for the transfers from Scott Bollinger. I didn't specify Glendon, but I'll see what kind of response I get. It I don't have satisfactory results, I'll contact Glendon. Thank you again for your assistance!!
Added by G. GOBLE on Jan 24, 2015 3:07 PM
You have a photo request for Fannie Ross, at Sunnylane Cemetery located in Del City, Oklahoma.
There are several of us that take photos there but we need to know the location of your request.
If you would be so kind at your convenience to call the cemetery 405-677-8384 for the plot location please?
Then add the location to your photo request or submit it using the edit feature to the manager of the memorial.
Then one of us will gladly fulfill your request.
Thanks so much,
Added by Cyndie on Jan 24, 2015 9:54 AM
|Lisa||RE: Scott Bolliger is inactive|
Thank you for this information, I appreciate that you took the time to help out.
Added by Lisa on Jan 24, 2015 7:53 AM
|Sherlocks Cousin||RE: Scott Bolliger is inactive|
Thanks for the info. I wish Findagrave would ease up on the transfer rules of relatives, no matter the relationship, on contributors who are no longer active. The way I look at it is family should be with family and not sit there for ancestry people to take their time in updating or not doing anything (which is already happening on some my blood line relatives). Not good:(
|G. GOBLE||RE: Scott Bolliger is inactive|
Thank you so much for the information. I wondered why he never transferred the memorials to me. They are my maternal grandparents. Thanks again!
Added by G. GOBLE on Jan 23, 2015 7:09 PM
|Michelle Broadbent||RE: Morosis in the Italian Cemetery|
That would be lovely, Thank you!
Have you had any relatives ask about the Morosi family?
|Gone Gravin ♥||RE: Emma E Martin Shrout/Long|
Thanks for taking care of it!
It's been THAT LONG?
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