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4losthistory (#46983562)
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Bio Photo I have recorded the birth date, death date, and last address of your family members. Now it is your turn to edit and enhance their memorials, for the enjoyment of future generations.

Thank you so much to the people who generously donate their time and money to provide information, photographs, and floral contributions to people who may never be able to thank them. I especially appreciate those who remember this is much bigger than ourselves and consistently maintain their memorials in a professional manner, treating others volunteers in the respectful way in which they like to be treated.
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The "Relationship Link" feature is an amazing way to link family members and build your family tree. You can link each memorial to his/her parent(s) and spouse(s). To use this feature:
1) Select "Edit" next to "Family Links" or
"Link Family Members" for first link
2) Type in (or copy and paste) the memorial number of the parent(s) or spouse(s) in the appropriate box.
3) Select "Save Changes"
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Steward for these memorials when I pass
on is "RTerry" #46537864 .
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FINDAGRAVE MEMORIAL TRANSFER POLICY

First, Determine if you really need the memorial transferred to you for management. Transferring of management should only be requested If you have extensive changes to make to a memorial. You can add photos and suggest corrections without having to request management. Simply having someone in your family tree is not grounds for a management transfer request. With hundreds of thousands of contributors, we have many overlapping family trees and it would be impossible for all contributors to manage their entire tree.

Second, Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Third, If you have extensive additions/changes to make to a memorial, please contact the Find A Grave member who created the memorial via the "Suggest a Correction" link under the "Edit" tab on the memorial in question with your request to have the memorial management transferred to you. This will send an email request to the contributor, even if there is not an email address listed on their contributor page.

Fourth, Explain your relationship in the request! Any non-direct relatives (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc) are not required to be transferred. Keep in mind that the original contributor may also be related to the memorial and may not make the transfer. Bulk surname requests should not be made. Be advised that memorials listed as famous or maintained by Find A Grave will not be transferred.

Fifth, The "Suggest a correction" feature may also be used to submit corrections, an original biography, and family links to memorials that do not fall under the above defintion. (Be sure to include the memorial ID#s for the family links and how they are related, father, mother or spouse. The original contributor should make any corrections and add any additional information you have for that memorial, such as links to parents and spouses, provided the information is accurate.

Sixth, Please note that it is not appropriate to request a transfer and then, after receiving the transfer, delete that page and substitute it with a new memorial that you have created. This practice denies credit to the original contributor. Please use the original memorial page to make updates and add information.

I HAVE HAD AN OVERABUNDANT AMOUNT OF BAD EXPERIENCES TRANSFERRING MEMORIALS TO MEMBERS WHO QUICKLY LOSE INTEREST AND ABANDON THE MEMORIALS I CREATED. WHEN I LOOK AT YOUR PROFILE AND I SEE YOU HAVE HAD HUNDREDS, OR THOUSANDS, OF MEMORIALS TRANSFERRED TO YOU, I WONDER ABOUT THE NECESSITY SINCE YOU ARE ONLY DIRECTLY DESCENDED FROM 30 PEOPLE ACCORDING TO FINDAGRAVE GUIDELINES. ONE TRANSFER REQUEST CAME WITH A NOTE ABOUT ALL OF THE BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SHE HAD TO POST WHICH CONSISTED OF "THIS WAS MY FIFTH GREAT GRANDPAPPY WHO I LOVED VERY MUCH". THAT, SOMEWHAT SUSPECT, BIOGRAPHY COULD HAVE BEEN POSTED ON A FLOWER TRIBUTE. I RESEARCH ALL CORRECTIONS SUBMITTED TO ME FOR ACCURACY BECAUSE THERE IS A LOT OF MISINFORMATION AND FAMILY TREES WHICH ARE ALL MESSED UP ON RESEARCH SITES. ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS I HAVE BUILT TWO SEPARATE FAMILIES IN FINDAGRAVE SO THAT THEY WILL BACKFEED CORRECTLY INTO ANCESTRY. I AM TICKLED TO RECEIVE NEW EDITS AND LINKS, AND AM EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA EXCITED ABOUT PICTURES AND STORIES TO PERSONALIZE THE MEMORIALS. AND I AM EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA UNHAPPY WHEN PEOPLE TRY TO GET ME TO REMOVE INFORMATION IN ORDER TO REWRITE THEIR HISTORY TO PLEASE THEM.
I AM AN UNBIASED CARETAKER WILLING TO POST ALL THE DOCUMENTED INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE AND HAVE WORKED VERY CLOSELY WITH OTHER FINDAGRAVE MEMBERS FOR YEARS EXCHANGING INFORMATION TO HELP BUILD YOUR FAMILY HISTORY. MOST OF MY DIRECT ANCESTORS WERE BUILT BY AN EARLY PIONEER TO FINDAGRAVE WHO POSTED ALL OF THE INFORMATION I REQUESTED AND TAUGHT ME HOW TO DO IMBEDDED LINKS BEFORE THE RELATIONSHIP LINK FEATURE WAS ADDED. OVER TIME I HAVE TALKED HIM OUT OF A FEW OF THEM, BUT NOW SEEMS TO HAVE MOVED TO FLORIDA AND FOUND SOMETHING BETTER TO DO WITH HIS TIME. [I'M TALKING ABOUT YOU BERN] PUH-LEEZE DON'T OBSESS ABOUT OWNING THE MEMORIALS OF EXTENDED FAMILY.
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VYWall
Roman Johnson
Thank you for the updates on Roman Johnson, I truly appreciate it!!
Added by VYWall on Mar 01, 2015 9:42 AM
Michael West
transfer reguest
I would like to have ownership of my grandmothers memorial, Bessie Irene SPARKS West. Memorial# 42415376

Michael Joel West
Added by Michael West on Feb 27, 2015 8:40 AM
Terry Vickers
Never mind
I found it in my notes. Thanks anyway.
Added by Terry Vickers on Feb 25, 2015 7:06 AM
Terry Vickers
139521536
George Washington Vickers #3

If and when you get a chance, could you send me a note to explain the parent child relationship on this memorial If you know. Adoption? I have been researching my line for a long time. This is the first I've seen on this one. Thanks for your efforts and you help. This person is not in my direct line.
Added by Terry Vickers on Feb 25, 2015 6:59 AM
Terry Vickers
58729139
I have linked the last child to this memorial.
Thurman Gomaz Vickers, awarded the Silver Star in WWI. Terry vickers
Added by Terry Vickers on Feb 14, 2015 2:22 PM
Doc Wilson
RE: Caswell Hood
He's listed on CemeteryCensus.com:

http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/chat/cem512.htm

I usually make links, updates, and other connections and corrections by plugging my Find A Grave data in to Family Tree Maker. That way I have access to more focused searches, done automatically by Ancestry.com, than if I searching Ancestry's site manually.

Actually, I had visited the site many years ago (abt.1999) in connection with my research into the history of coal mining in the area. IIRC, I found a grave marker for Caswell Hood at the time, but I didn't have my camera with me. When I came back a couple of years with the camera, I couldn't locate the marker.
Added by Doc Wilson on Feb 11, 2015 7:21 AM
Kimberly Barrett Johnson
John Green and Annie Dezern Compton
Thank you for the memorial of my great grandparents. My mother, still living, never knew where they were buried and will be so happy to see this. -Kimberly Johnson
Added by Kimberly Barrett Johnson on Feb 08, 2015 12:21 PM
Linda Wilson
Lieut James R Lawrence, #87327542
laid in an unmarked grave for 125 years. He is my great-great grandfather. I wish I could tell you that he's my great grandfather and secure transfer of his page on Find-a-Grave, but that would not be true. I grew up with stories of him. Unfortunately no one living, even when I was a child, knew where he was buried since he died so long ago that there was no living memory. I have spent nearly 20 years of my life learning all I could about him. I've learned so much about his childhood, his military history, his career, and his legacy. Finally, I located his grave. I was able to secure the military marker on his unmarked grave by submission of his Confederate military records to the federal government. I am grateful to Cedar and Steve at Maplewood Cemetery in Durham for their help and caring interest in this soldier long gone, but not forgotten. I could add so much about this man to the site. You will see I have already added what I could. When his marker was placed, my family gathered there to pay our respects. I can send you a picture of that if you'd like. He's personal to us, you see. I visit there several times a year, the most recent time being this past weekend.
I do not know your name, but if you are not closely related to him, please consider transferring his site to me. I would not delete your memorial, but I could add to it. I have read your profile where you speak of your reluctance to transfer management. I'm hoping that you will consider this an exception and recognize that without many years of research, his grave would not have been identified for you to add to Find-a-Grave. It was not listed until I had the stone placed.
If you would like to contact me offsite, my e-mail is charlottewitch1@msn.com

Linda Wilson
Added by Linda Wilson on Feb 04, 2015 12:23 PM
Deborah Hearn Dugdale
please ignor
Hi, please ignor the last correction I sent for James Julian Reynolds, you are right in your Memorial for him, the death certificate clearly says 1826, even though the stone gives 1866! Strange but every now and then one runs into stones that have the birth years WAY off! Thanks for all the great work!
Added by Deborah Hearn Dugdale on Feb 01, 2015 9:11 AM
Doc Wilson
Oh, before I forget . . .
Since we're working more and more closely on Chatham County interments, I have something I need to tell you, but I don't want to do it on these message boards. Drop me a line via my email and I'll give you the low-down.

You mentioned that you were jealous of my ability to visit Chatham County cemeteries -- where are you operating from, if I may ask?
Added by Doc Wilson on Jan 24, 2015 10:23 AM
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