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Elkv42 (#47098971)
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Bio Photo Native of New York State, now living in the great state of Texas. Sometimes in the state of confusion!

Many thanks to the volunteer photographers, without you we would have no lasting memory of our loved ones final resting place, especially if we live in another state/country/world.

I have made many memorials for very, very distant relatives (and some non-relatives) gleaned from death records and obituaries. I will be more than happy to transfer management of any memorial closer than mine, just let me know the relationship. For example: your cousins, aunts, uncles, etc. trumps my 1st cousin of husband of aunt of wife of nephew of wife of father-in-law of 1st cousin 2x removed. Just because I happen to be obsessive about collecting obituaries to prove birth/death dates and happen to find where they were buried, does not make the memorial mine to hoard.

I also welcome any corrections to my records, as no one is perfect, myself included, but please include a source with your correction. Oh, and it's not very nice to manually go in and make the changes to edits I've sent and then go back to your edit page, deny it, and mark it as "no change".

PLEASE, do not post obituaries on my memorials that are outside the FAG guidelines (see FAC's). If you will let me know where you found it, I will be happy to add a synopsis in the bio section and list the source.

Feel free to use any photos I've taken of headstones, but please give me credit for the picture, as it was dang hot when I traipsed through some of those bramble and poison ivy infested plots... LOL.

Additionally, many thanks to those contributors that were gracious enough to transfer the memorials for my close family members, outside of the FAG guidelines, even though they were not obligated to do so.

Strange replies to my questions or suggestions:

"The age is just an estimate when you subtract the year of death and the age. Better to have an age on the memorial than nothing at all." (when asking where they got the birth date).

"I have a life, I'm a busy person and I'll get around to it when I have the time" (when pointing out that ALL their memorials in a particular cemetery had the burial date instead of the death date).

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Howard Chatfield
Thanks! I made the correction.
Added by Joy on Nov 29, 2015 9:18 PM

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