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Cheryl Ayres (#46935923)
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Grave photos I have taken & any family photos I have shared you have my permission to copy.

I have been burnt many times by a person here & there requesting 100's of memorials because they are remotely related & they are not directly related. This is why I changed & started following the guidelines for direct descendancy. Do you believe that these people will transfer them to their direct descendants? I don't think so, a direct descendant comes along & sees the memorial transferred to another, they won't even bother to request a transfer for they would think that the person who maintains the memorial is a direct descendant. I had one person tell me a horror story of his request for his father's memorial & was denied by a person who was related but remotely because they shared the same surname & this person was doing a one surname genealogy, this is what I would call hoarding & the same goes for relatives requesting a transfer for distant relatives. By only transferring to their direct descendants what better way can you connect to relatives you didn't know you had. A quote from findagrave guidelines "The goal is not to "own" every memorial of those to whom you are related. The ultimate goal should be to have meaningful, accurate memorials that honor those who have passed away, regardless of who created the memorial or who maintains it." I do bend the rules in special circumstances such as infants, relatives that did not marry or had no children or if someone is doing genealogy for a person who is a direct descendant, I also go beyond the 4 generation rule for direct descendancy. I am keeping my memorials in safe keeping until a direct descendant comes along to claim them. I am honoring them by keeping them safe for people who really care about them because they are their ancestor & not just a distant relative. I go way beyond just putting names & dates when creating memorials, I research & give more details then the simple gravestone has by adding maiden names, full birth & death dates, linking family, obituaries,biographies, etc. I too have relatives that I am not a direct descendant of but will gladly transfer them to their descendants when they come along. Please consider my point of view, there is a very good reason why I follow the guidelines. When I have had to decline a transfer I always have responded respectfully to the requester why I declined & my thinking on direct descendancy, they completely understand & commend me for my stand in this matter, of course their are a few who do not & have bullied me into transferring them by mean cruel ways, which is wrong. I respect the rights of others opinions,but you should also respect others points of views. I just wanted to let everyone know why I follow the guidelines. I do hope this gives others to be just a little bit more understanding of why the guidelines were put in place, after all the site originally was suppose to be virtual cemeteries & a source to find burial places for relatives & loved ones & not for maintaining their own family trees. I am a genealogist but do not use this site for my family tree, I have my own personal tree elsewhere where it belongs. I have shared my relatives on this site but as I said before I will transfer them to their descendants. It isn't about hoarding with me, it is about what is the right thing to do.

NOTE: MILITARY SERVICE if requested by immediate family & direct descendants, I will add rank to their name. Civil War Buffs & any other War Buffs please refrain from requesting the rank be added, you are not family & have no personal knowledge of these soldiers. I do not assume to know the wishes of the soldier to add rank to their names, only family have this authority. As a stranger I will however respectfully add it to their bio to honor their service. The only other exception would be career soldiers of which rank will be added to their name.

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Lin Hochstetter
Vangie Gillingham Doudna
Thanks Cheryl, I'm really new to Findagrave, so I'm still learning the rules. Your efforts are much appreciated. Thanks again, Lin Hochstetter
Added by Lin Hochstetter on Feb 26, 2015 7:26 PM
Janet Elliott Douglas
RE: Re: Susan Cooper Williams
You are most welcome. Any time I receive an EDIT I forward the info to Daniel and he usually goes above and beyond - and does more research on what I send. Really appreciate him.
Added by Janet Elliott Douglas on Feb 23, 2015 7:28 PM
Brian Weeden
RE: Re: Erlla Ella Beck
Taken care of.
Added by Brian Weeden on Feb 23, 2015 6:33 PM
Cheri Branca
Everett Henry Ford #65036329
Thanks for the correct parents for Everett Ford. I have things linked now.
Added by Cheri Branca on Feb 23, 2015 11:38 AM
Julianne Hockett Orlando
D. C. Parker 48969640
Thank you for your work in this cemetery. Please link D. C. Parker with his wife

Nancy Sage Parker - 100535289

Julianne Hockett Orlando
Added by Julianne Hockett Orlando on Feb 22, 2015 7:55 AM
Cheryl, thank you so much for the transfer of my Great(s) Grandmother. I greatly appreciate that as well as all of your time and effort on this site. :)
Added by Leroy30 on Feb 14, 2015 2:23 AM
Marissa Bingham
Jennifer Renee Griggs
Thank you so very much for updating her info on her page...greatly appreciated :) Bless you
Added by Marissa Bingham on Feb 11, 2015 9:45 PM
Marissa Bingham
Jennifer Renee Griggs
Jennifer Renee Griggs Memorial # 101400490

Jennifer was born with a hole in her heart and had been scheduled for surgery but passed away before the surgery was performed.

If you could add that as well, thank you :)
Added by Marissa Bingham on Feb 10, 2015 10:19 PM
Marissa Bingham
Jennifer Renee Griggs
Jennifer Renee Griggs Memorial# 101400490

Please update her correct info & add more to her page if you would please :)

This is what I have found and confirmed so far...

Her middle name has 2 e's (Renee) her death date was 11-27-73 not 11-26-73 her father's name is Michael Ira Griggs(born 1946) mother's name is Betty Jean Kinross Griggs(born 1945.
her obit was found in the daily news ran on 11-28-73 page 25 column 4, that's all I know so far, still researching further. I'll try to keep updating you as I find info, thank you, god bless :)
Added by Marissa Bingham on Feb 10, 2015 10:07 PM
Mike Brown
McCall grave in Houck Cemetery
I was at Houck Cemetery in Gallia Co., Ohio yesterday. I am posting a photo and info on a "J. Oscar McCall" which I believe is probably the "Josga R. McCall" that you have posted there. However,the name and some of the info is slightly different, as you can see. Wanted to alert you to this in case you think your post should be revised.
Have a great day!
Added by Mike Brown on Feb 09, 2015 7:44 AM
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