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Richard Parker (#47021994)
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Bio Photo Transfers under the following guideline. I've learned a long time ago you can't please everyone and I'm not going to try. For you who like to break the rules, don't waste your or mine time. If your request is outside my guidelines, I will ignore and delate your request.


Generation 1: your family -- Husband - wife - your children - son-in laws - daughter-in-laws - grandchildren.

Generation 2: your and spouse parents -- Father - Mother - aunts - uncles - 1st cousins - wives and hubands of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Generation 3: Grandparents - their siblings and their children -- huband and wife of siblings and children.

Generation 4: Great Gradparents - their siblings and their children - huband and wife of siblings and children.

NO transfers beyond the great-grandparents and NO transfers of Revolution Soliders or Civil War Soliders or Sailors.

This is a MUST!!! You have to tell me your RELATIONSHIP to the person you want transfered and PROVE if I shoud ask FOR proof. No transfer.

Don't waste my time with: I went school with...I do research for another person would you consider transfering...they were neighbors to my grandparents...I work with this person...they were my neighbors when I was a kid...just this once would consider breaking the rules...ect. ect. ect. If you are not related, forget it. My transfers go to family members who fall within the guide lines.

For you who think there should be no rules and should transfer every request that comes down the pipe, take it up with Find A Grave. They're the ones who set the rules. How many of you knows that a contributor does not have to do corrections or transfers. How many of you knows that Find A Grave have a Right to Privacy Act?

All a contributor has to do is to invoke this privacy act and the contributor will no longer receive any corrections or transfers e-mails. Find A Grave DOSE NOT demand corrections or tranfers be done. They ask contributors to consider doing them to improve memorials and provided more information for researchers.

CORRECTIONS: For you impatient persons who believe your request should be answered in a 24 hours period of time. Get Real! I may have 30 or 40 other requests before yours comes in. I do answered all corrections but it might take several day or weeks. I don't spent 24-7 at the computer. I know this is hard for you to believe but I do have a life outside the computer. I do have family and friends I spent time with, I have a part time job, yard ward, house keeping, grocery shopping, library research, visiting cemeteries for tombstones to photograph, searching cemeteries for requested tombstones and other chores that has to be do.

MY PERSONAL GOAL: My reason for joining Find A Grave is to presrve graves and their tombstones. That's where the bulk of my time on the computer goes, adding people and their tombstones. Corrections and tranfers are done when I can find extra time in the day. So if it takes me one or two months to answering your requests, so be it. Don't give me any guff, that if I can't keep up with the requests, I should transfer the memorials to someone who can. Get Real!! It won't happen!


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small typo - should read Benjamin not Benjamion

Hi Richard Parker,

There is a small typographical error on the description of the Alexander Cemetery at Caledon, VA. Here is a link to the page for the cemetery:

The last line of text reads as follows:

Then you get a chance, could you please correct it...
since his name is spelled Benjamin?
Thank you!

On a different topic -- thank you so much, for your work in identifying this cemetery in VA!

Best regards,
Added by MarthaHopscotch on Sep 02, 2014 2:11 PM
Willis Cemetery
Hi Richard,

What if I can prove from myself to Merrill Willis (with birth or death certificates) in Willis Cemetery in Dreyfus, KY, is my GG Grandfather? I have been to his grave with my other Willis cousins that still live in the area and I have been in contact with Mike Shelton who lives not far from the cemetery who has cleaned up the cemetery before.

My Father Passed away (he was Merrill's G Grandson) Father's Day 2013 so I am the only one left for his line. I have either birth or death certs for myself to Merrill as I said. I hope it's just a matter of proving. Thank you for your time.

More than happy to prove it (I also proved my line to Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War,, the MN group, Tent #1. I admitted Merrill's civil war record).

Please let me know,


Sally Willis
Added by Sal on Aug 31, 2014 10:19 PM
Dan Curd
James Harvey Curd
Thank you for this photo!
Added by Dan Curd on Aug 31, 2014 2:56 PM
Dan Curd
RE: James Curd
Thank you for this information. No, I didn't have it!
Added by Dan Curd on Aug 26, 2014 11:34 AM
Sue Lapp
You had preciously transfer some Deskins post to me, thanks again for that.
I am questioning post # 28821876 the name appears to be Deakins instead of Deskins can you shine some light on this?
Eager to hear from you.
Sue Deskins Lapp
Added by Sue Lapp on Aug 24, 2014 7:42 PM
Ross, NM
Margaret Murphey Harvey
Thank you for the transfer of her memorial.
Added by Ross, NM on Aug 24, 2014 3:33 PM
Michele Davis
John Hendrickson
Thanks, Richard, for the transfer. I really appreciate it.
Added by Michele Davis on Aug 24, 2014 11:50 AM
Mike & Doris
Isaac Sponsler Sponsellor # 80577799
Let me thank you for all your hard work. I have added a few things myself, but nothing like you. This concerns # 80577799 Isaac Sponsellor and Mary # 80577939
buried in Saline County MO. We are researching Sponsler/Sponseller lines. Noticed that Isaac's obit (on findagrave) has his last name as Sponsler yet his headstone has Sponsellor. Have found 4 different census forms (on which has his name as Sponsler. Just wondering if somehow there could be link on to show his last name as Sponsler. I have never seen a burial with name Sponsellor - Sponseller, yes. Would you know if this was placed at his death or have any other info on discrepancy between stone and his obit? Just a funny aside, in my research have found a husband, John Sponseller, buried in Hocking County, OH. His wife, Sarah, died later and was buried next to him as Sponsler. Thanks for any help you might give, Mike Sponsler
Added by Mike & Doris on Aug 22, 2014 7:18 PM
Richard P. Johnston
Thanks for this transfer; I have seen your profile page before but have no idea who this Richard Johnston is or why I would want that transfer. Long way out of my "neck of the woods".Should I transfer him back or is there an explanation? D. Moores
Added by JFJN on Aug 20, 2014 6:52 PM
rod lewis
william James McGaughey
thank you for the prompt reply. I appreciate it.
rod lewis
Added by rod lewis on Aug 16, 2014 9:17 AM
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