I appreciate those who have contributed memorials, even when the memorials they've added aren't relatives....or even acquaintances. I've certainly benefited from many of these submissions. These submissions have also played a part in genealogy research I've done for friends.
At this point, most of the memorials I've added have been because of a personal (and emotional) connection (family, friends or on behalf of friends). Update, OCT. 2014: I have recently added some memorials for individuals I don't know and am not related to. In general, when searching Find a Grave for my friends or family members occasionally my attention may have been drawn to something: it might have been an unidentified baby, family members not linked, and/or missing dates for birth or death (there are so many of them!) Fortunately, many of these problems were resolved often after doing some research and then sending edits (or bios). In some instances I did create some memorials for individuals that are are not known to me - either as family member or friend. I'll be glad to consider transfers (outside FaG guidelines) - just ask! March 2015 - still here. Not adding much these days - I think I've lost yet another memorial (that I had included obit and supplemental info with) - likely to a merge. There are FAG'ers that focus on being 'the first' to create a memorial, and that's it. No links, no obits, no details. Yes, I know I can send edits, but then I have to monitor if they accept or reject the edits, etc. They will click 'accept' and yet not enter the info. Or reject for whatever reason. Or - just not do anything. I was hoping when ancestry took over FAG that since ancestry's purpose is genealogy, that they would encourage more than basic stats in memorials. In cases where I've added memorials or info to memorials of those I don't know it's been with an eye to genealogy - to provide info to researchers ... just hasn't worked out real well. I DO have to comment I have had contact with some like-minded, really pleasant, helpful contributors and I really, really appreciate you and your efforts.
I noticed your messages on Quantum's wall. Please note that Oak Grove and Maplelawn cemeteries in Paducah, Kentucky are two entirely different cemeteries. There is no need for a merge and no need for an "AKA". They are not known as the other. If there was any land purchased decades ago that will not affect the memorials that were created within either. I'm sure there are a few random slips that have worked their way in (such as the Beasley memorial) and when these issues arise I will personally find out which cemetery the memorial should be in. I plan on continuing to photograph both cemeteries and when they are both done I will make sure there are not duplicates, plops, etc. I have spent dozens of hours in both cemeteries and at home creating memorials and uploading photos. I would hate to see this progress destroyed by a single memorial that confused a contributor that does not reside in this area. If you have any questions about any memorials created in either cemetery please let us know and we will be glad to look into it for you. Both cemeteries combined have about 50,000 burials which could potentially turn into a huge problem if combined. Please be cautious when requesting to merge these two as it's not necessary.
I took the photos in Maplelawn so those headstones exist for sure. Also if you click the photo you can see the full size version http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2015/77/UNCEM_1426746779043.jpg
Maplelawn and Oak Grove are back to back. You can actually see Oak Grove in the background in the pictures I posted. I think the Oak Grove one is in error.
There are some Beasleys in Oak Grove but Joseph W is not listed in their official records http://www.paducahky.gov/~paducahky/sites/default/files/BBURIAL_-_1800_THRU_1999web.pdf so I think the Oak Grove one is in error.
RE: CURETON family Wow...thank you much. I really wanted Tom and Carol listed together. He loved her so much. There is one more sibling that I need to add, (Their baby brother) but I have to go find his grave first. Hope all is well...take care. Lisa
RE: Carol Hi..If you want to transfer her to me that would be great. I was trying to figure out how to get Carol's and Tom's to reference each other... I guess I have to put in Tom sr. and Greta and then it will make them siblings. I love that you did this for Carol. I found it thru Ancestry. Hope all is well. Lisa
Clarice Olea Casizzo Your welcome , how did you know Clarice she was my cousin, when I moved to Yuma I had just met her , I'm doing our family tree and her grandmother was my grandfathers sister. When she died her son got all there pictures of family and I have been trying to get a hold of him in San Diego , but he has never returned my calls ???? Clarice had a picture of her grandfather , I have never seen one of him or my great Aunt Clofus Montana Olea , I have been collecting pictures for a long time and the Olea family is hard to find I have some. Have met some of there great grand children on Face Book , funny place to meet your cousins so I keep in touch with them on Face Book . Well Thank You for your work on Find a Grave I think the same way you do so about helping cousins find there family and pictures.