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AlaskanPrincess (#47036076)
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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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Your Welcome.. I like doing it
Added by Oldergraver on May 03, 2016 7:19 AM
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.
Added by Lovely Bonz on May 02, 2016 4:52 PM
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.
Added by Lovely Bonz on May 02, 2016 12:08 PM
Deb Cap
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 Cap on May 01, 2016 5:18 AM
Deb Cap
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 Cap 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.

Added by Diane & John on Apr 26, 2016 2:40 PM
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.
Added by genielady2012 on Apr 25, 2016 9:42 PM
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.

Added by Diane & John on Apr 25, 2016 11:34 AM
Diane & John
RE: Transfer Request
In the future, please include your membership # in your message requesting a transfer so I don't have to hunt for it.

Thanks, Diane
Added by Diane & John on Apr 24, 2016 5:34 PM
Joseph W Beasley
Hi AlaskanPrincess,

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

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 so I think the Oak Grove one is in error.


Added by quantum on Apr 16, 2016 10:19 PM
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