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|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 add that I've 'met' some like-minded, really pleasant, helpful contributors and I really, really appreciate you and your efforts.
--PLEASE I appreciate and enjoy comments from other contributors. But if your comment/s are such that I should reply - PLEASE don't leave them if you can't be contacted. while my email isn't displayed I have enabled leave message feature, but there are some contributors who are free with their comments but offer no way to reply. TY!
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|Ruth Smith||Paul Keller|
Hello- thought I would let you know my husband and I were out at Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery near Gordonville, Mo. today and took a picture of the grave of Paul Keller. Your memorial page is very nice - now your picture is not at the top so I wondered if that is o.k. with you or maybe you can download it and submit it again so it will be at the top. This cemetery is one of the nicest ones I've been to for pictures. We still are not finished and I took over 100 pictures today. Have a good day. Ruth Smith
|K S||Martha Mattie Weddington Hatfield|
I noticed you mentioned the memorials for Valentine Hatfield (1789 - 1872) & Martha Weddington Hatfield (1789 - 1867) have been removed. Do you know why that is? Martha Mattie Weddington Hatfield was a sister a x great grandfather. Valentine..the son of Ephraim 1764. I'm wondering if the link was wrong somehow.
Added by K S on Jun 02, 2016 9:11 AM
|Oldergraver||RE: THANK YOU|
Your Welcome.. I like doing it
|Lovely Bonz||RE: Russell Clarence Horn|
Thanks for the reply... I feel better now :)
I remember now that I look at this memorial, I just wanted to walk around this pretty cemetery, and I was hoping that he had family. I am so happy that his cousin is looking after him. This is a beautiful cemetery, and it was just a lark that I stopped there that day and photographed a few graves.
|Lovely Bonz||Russell Clarence Horn|
I've transferred management of this memorial to you. I'm so sorry I didn't know about the edits you'd suggested! They didn't send an email that there were edits pending... the first email I had was of your transfer request. I don't have many memorials, so I don't actually visit the site every day, just when I get an email.
Have a good day.
|Deb||RE: Francis H. WHETHAM|
Yes his sister Ida was my grandmother. I've done a lot of research on the Whetham line and also have the Whetham Connections book written by Maxine Kaul and a Boddham/Whetham book to aid in my research. I don't have the N.J. Whetham line at all (at least yet) but do have much of the Thomas Bradford Whetham line. If you'd like to correspond privately my email is decap at dwu dot edu
Added by Deb on May 01, 2016 5:18 AM
|Deb||RE: Thank you!|
You are very welcome. Francis was my great uncle. I was pleased to find the memorial and help with it.
Added by Deb on Apr 30, 2016 6:37 AM
|Diane & John||RE: Transfer Request|
Again, I ask that you PLEASE include your membership # when requesting transfers. Better yet is if you use the "Edit" procedure like you did before.
|genielady2012||Oak Grove and Maplelawn|
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.
|Diane & John||Re: Vincent Swanson #45318946|
I unlinked the parents. I usually specifically look at birthdates when I am approving Edits but obviously missed this one. Thanks for letting me know.
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