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Charlie Morgan (#47142894)
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Bio Photo I do not adhere strictly to the FAQ suggestion (not a directive) that transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations (i.e., siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren). I will transfer management of any memorial to any member of the extended family of the person in a memorial upon request with pleasure, provided that such person is equally liberal in granting transfer requests.

Personally, I'd rather have a memorial managed by a member of the extended family who has significant motivation to maximize the content of the memorial due to the family relationship than continue managing it myself. The distance back in time or the degree of relationship to that ancestor is irrelevant to the question of a person's commitment to the memorial.

Please provide your relationship to the person in the memorial when making the request.

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This has been said about genealogy and I rather think that it applies with equal force to the volunteer work done here at Find A Grave:

Genealogy begins as an interest,
Becomes a hobby,
Continues as an avocation,
Takes over as an obsession,
And in its last stage,
Is an incurable disease.

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If you would like me to take cemetery pictures for you, please include the grave location - one way to learn a grave location is to phone the cemetery; if a cemetery with thousands or even tens of thousands of graves has 20 photo requests and I have only an hour or two to take photographs, I am likely to select first the requests that include the grave location. Also, if you want multiple photographs (e.g., husband and wife), list both/all of them; I feel that I more helpful the more pictures that I take, so I am likely to give priority to a pair of requests.

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If you would like to use one of my photos for your own personal purposes (e.g., to post on a profile on your family tree at Ancestry.com), feel free to do so, but please provide attribution (along the lines of "Originally contributed to the memorial for [name of person] on Find A Grave by Charlie Morgan").

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A note about the Transcriptions Field - it's very time consuming to complete. I concur completely with the following comment made by Stauffacher56 in a thread in one of the Forums here: "I think the transcription is about the marker and should include everything it says. If I omit something (usually due to readability issues, sometimes because living persons are mentioned) I'll mention the nature of the omission in the note field. Things like names and dates could be presented differently on the marker vs. the fields on the top of the page. Photos aren't viewable by everyone, sometimes they're not very clear, and sometimes there isn't a photo at all. The transcription fills those gaps."

By making a complete transcription of the inscription, we do a big favor to folks without eyesight who depend on electronic readers to speak the words of a website to them. Those readers cannot read photographs.
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Luke Davidson
RE: Durants of Newton, MA
Thanks again.
Added by Luke Davidson on Apr 18, 2016 1:20 PM
Luke Davidson
RE: Durants of Newton, MA
Thank you. Do you know if the cemetery would have more information about them?
Added by Luke Davidson on Apr 18, 2016 12:07 PM
Luke Davidson
Durants of Newton, MA
Hello,

I noticed that you have memorials for Thomas and Nabby Starr Durant in Newton, Massachusetts. Do you have information on all of their children? I am doing research on a different Durant/Durrant family and I'm trying to find out if this Newton Durant family is related.
Added by Luke Davidson on Apr 18, 2016 10:40 AM
LG
RE: Henry E. Hungerford
Thank you for accepting my submission of Frances M. Gill as the first of two marital partners of Henry Hungerford. I am a descendant of the Gill family of Springfield Vermont. I had been looking for Frances May Gill for awhile. Frances Is an indirect relation, a cousin of my "fourth grade" grandfather. I have not yet submitted an edit request to link Frances to her parents.
Added by LG on Mar 19, 2016 2:39 AM
LG
RE: Henry E. Hungerford
No, I am a descendant of the Gill family of Springfield Vermont. I had been looking for Frances May Gill, his wife, for awhile. I have not yet submitted an edit request to link Frances to her parents.
Added by LG on Mar 19, 2016 2:30 AM
B J
RE: Lily Abercrombie
Charlie, as you are family, would you like to take these memorials under your care? I am only a contributor. BJ
Added by B J on Feb 20, 2016 12:29 PM
B J
Lily Abercrombie
Charlie, thanks for the updates and photos for both. Always a goal to leave breadcrumbs for family or researchers to find and add on valuable info. Having photos makes me believe you are family?
BJ
Added by B J on Feb 20, 2016 10:29 AM
Peter
RE: Sarah Alden Standish
Just happened to notice it. Thamks
Added by Peter on Dec 12, 2015 6:20 PM
Marva Bigler
Christ Church Episcopal Churchyard
HI - I think you may have a match, in this cemetery; memorial #317119984, Mrs. Charles Dunham, and memorial #119019645, Elizabeth Morel Dunham; both died May 1843, and both are married to Charles Dunham. Thanks!
Added by Marva Bigler on Dec 11, 2015 1:19 PM
Peter
Sarah Alden Standish
Sarah Alden Standish 14421267
I have noted that on Sarah Alden Standish memorial there is a headstone placed there that actually belongs to Elder Thomas Cushman buried at Burial Hill in Plymouth, Massachusetts 12498413
Added by Peter on Dec 09, 2015 2:11 PM
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