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. ****************************** Steward for these memorials when I pass on is "RTerry" #46537864 . ****************************** 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.
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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 HE 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.
Delia Lee Once again, you have shared valuable information for a memorial. What would find a Grave do without people like you? I always appreciate people taking the time to share information it's not a job many do. Thank you SO much for all you do on Find A Grave....Future generations will thank you also. It's great to work with you.
Bertha Mae Woodard Watkins Another question- Sorry ,I forgot this one Bertha Mae Watkins obit in the Lumberton paper states she was buried in the Old Hollywood Cemetery but her death certificate states the county home cemetery are they the same? Or is she really in the county home and if so where is that located? Thank you, Amy
Bertha Mae Woodard Watkins I have a few corrections for Bertha. She had 5 children- Wade Clinton Watkins Sr., Zeloma Mae Watkins Clark, Raiford Floyd Watkins, James Carlton Watkins and Bertha Irene Watkins. Bertha is buried in the Old Hollywood Cemetery. Lumberton, NC I am her great granddaughter and I am looking for more info on her last child Bertha Irene, if anyone knows anything please let me know.Thank you very much Amy
Swan - Lyles Thanks for correcting that. It was odd widow Charlotte Lyles's maiden name was on the 1900 census and her children showed the wrong surname also. I checked it too, As always, census have errors!
RE: Willis H Smith #51543062 4losthistory, Thank you for your thorough and timely response with the additional research data base hints. You are awesome and your work is greatly appreciated. Gardner Grows Roots
Jesse Dickins Here is the synopsis of Jesse Dickins’ will from Our Webb Kin of Dixie, W.J. Webb, 1940: Dated 1832 (codicil 1838). Probated in Person Co., N.C. 1838. Witnesses: Portius Moore and William R. Reade. Names: Daughters Mary B. Graves (deceased [she died in 1838]); Ann M. Webb; Grizey P. Smith; Harriett P. Webb. Sons Robert Dickins and Stephen M. Dickins. “It is my desire that Silva be free. I give to my son-in-law Samuel H. Smith my negro woman Silva with request that he take care of her during her life. My negro man Isaac I request my executor to provide comfortably for during his life.” I think that the date of the codicil and the naming of his deceased daughter support the 1838 death date. I have been researching the Moore and affiliated families for over 25 years and appreciate the many contributions that you have made.
RE: Willis H Smith #51543062 yes. i apologize. i discovered a memorial had already been created for this person and deleted the one i created. and then i saw the link had been made to the correct father and then also the mother, although i had not yet found the mother. did you do that? if so, did you find it on family search.com data base or ancestry.com data base or what data base or all of the above and more besides? also, i see where you requested a link of another son, Rev WA Smith, and i thank you. i was looking for this and found it this morning and saw where you had already requested the link, and i thank you again. and the daughter , Laura, is now linked. if you did this, thank you. are you looking for and linking these manually or do you have a program that suggest possible links/matches? thank you again for all you do.