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FIND A GRAVE IS NOT JUST A RECORD OF HEADSTONES, BUT A FREE FAMILY GENEALOGY SITE AS WELL. I came across Find A Grave when researching my family tree and became instantly hooked.
DON'T WORRY ABOUT ANCESTRY'S BUYOUT OF FINDAGRAVE. Let's just hope that they DO WHAT IS RIGHT and continue to maintain FINDAGRAVE as a free genealogy research site. This site enhances their Ancestry site by adding additional information from those who may not be able to afford an Ancestry membership. This is a wonderful way to create your family tree, so make sure you link all your family members AND make copies for your personal files!
MY GOAL: is to create accurate memorials that will honor the memory of each individual.
CORRECTIONS OR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please let me know if I have made a mistake or misprint on any memorial or if you have additional information by clicking on the EDIT button on the top right of a memorial.
VIRTUAL CEMETERIES: You should create a virtual cemetery for all your various family TREES and extended families without actually controlling their memorials. Check out how to do this on your member page. You really don't need to maintain all your family's memorials, but you do need to keep them in their respective virtual family trees.
BE SURE TO SEND EDITS TO THOSE WHO CONTROL MEMORIALS: link children to their parents and wives to husbands. Find A Grave then automatically adds siblings if they are linked to their parents.
TRANSFERS: If I have created or am maintaining a memorial that you would like transferred to you, please use the EDIT button on the top right of the memorial page to make your request - I will do so as speedily as possible if I have no personal link to the memorial. Otherwise, remember to add them to your virtual cemetery.
TRANSFER, TRANSFER, TRANSFER - REMINDER TO ALL VOLUNTEERS: We all need to be willing to share those memorials that we have created especially those who are not directly related to us. DO NOT EVER DELETE THEM! There may be family members whether distant or close who would love to add more family information to the memorial or add an obituary.
PLEASE REQUEST PHOTOGRAPHS!! LET'S HELP EACH OTHER! If you have added memorials without headstone photos, please visit the cemetery ASAP and add your own photographs; however, in the meanwhile, please request photographs! It is my hope that there will be other Find A Grave Volunteers especially in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia who will be willing to step up and rephotograph and restore the memorials that have been mass deleted. Hopefully there are also family members out there who would like to expand on the memorials that I AND OTHERS have restored and create personal family histories. We all need to step up and participate in order to preserve the memory of our forefathers and mothers forever. You can do this in such a way as to make them easier to read by using some of the techniques that I have tried to explain below:
SPECIAL "HOW TOS" (HELPS) FOR MY FELLOW FIND A GRAVE VOLUNTEERS USING HTML CODE:
HOW TO EXPAND YOUR BIO PAGE AS WELL AS YOUR INDIVIDUAL MEMORIALS TO FILL OUT THE SCREEN LEAVING LITTLE OR NO WHITE AREA TO THE RIGHT: Just type a line across the page at some point in the bio OR add a row of characters. Just make sure to leave your EDIT TAB IN FULL VIEW. Recheck before continuing.
HOW TO CREATE BOLD TEXT:
To create bold text in your Find A Grave memorials or on your home page you need to USE SOME HTML CODING by first type < and next TYPE the letter b with no space and then type > NEXT TYPE THE TEXT THAT YOU WANT IN BOLD PRINT and at the end of what is to be in bold TYPE < no space then / then b then > with no spaces in between them.
HOW TO CREATE ITALICS TEXT:
You can also do the same thing with italics by switching out the b and replace with i (for italics) using the same procedure. Or you can do both bold & italics by adding both the corresponding HTML codes one following the other with no space. Experiment with this until you get it right. Try it!
HOW TO CREATE A LINK TO ANOTHER FIND A GRAVE MEMORIAL:
Sometimes you may want to link to another memorial especially when there is no way to normally link the memorials - use the following HTML Code:
< a h r e f = "http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid= number "> name < / a >
NOTE there are no spaces in the code except one after a before href. I had to make spaces so you can read this. Then find the memorial you want to link to, copy the number from the bottom of the memorial and paste that number where you see the word number - then delete the word number being careful not to remove any other notations. Then place the name of the person you want in place of the word NAME. Carefully delete the word name. Then click SAVE CHANGES. Always check to make sure the link has taken place and it is to the correct memorial.
MOST IMPORTANTLY Create a copy of your most important memorials to your computer hard drive especially direct family members in case something happens to the system plus save a copy to an external hard drive. Better be prepared than angry!
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|Keith McDonald||RE: Athey's in Rockland Cemetery|
those Athey's are related, but not really in my line... and i have no personal knowledge of that part of the family, just paper records and family history notes, so it would not really make much sense for me to take them...
W.E. and Lelia are the parents of Carey Garland Athey, who was the husband of a 4th cousin 1x removed. As I work on records, I try to add parents/siblings of a spouse to my tree just to help put them in context, but do not try to track down more on them. As i am linking them in, I do submit SAC's if i also find them on Find A Grave.
|Amy Michtich||Transfer Complete|
The burial record of Benjamine E. Wotring has been transferred to you per your request. - AJM
|Christin Craig||RE: Eddie Elmer Robinson Headstone|
You are very welcome for the photos! I'm glad I could help you out. Thank you very much for your kind words. They are greatly appreciated! I love walking around and searching for photos for those that cannot get them - it's very rewarding. Have a great day!
|Larry K||RE: wrong photo Sullivan memorial|
yours was the first one I found, but there are others. I uploaded about 40 pictures for new memorials on 6/18/2014. Some are OK, but others have the same problem like yours, a new photo on the wrong memorial, and my picture gone (somewhere?). I stopped after finding 3 more, all uploaded on 6/21/2014 and sent a msg on the discussion board. We'll see what their response is.
And Thank you for taking care of the picture.
Happy graving, Larry
Added by Larry K on Apr 30, 2015 2:23 PM
I'm not sure I fully understand what has happened but I am willing to do the Columbia Furnace Cemetary that is located at Union Forge Rd. and St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Jerome of any that needs to be done again olus add on any new ones. I'm thinking if we designate the cemetaries that we can do it will keep us from having duplicates. Or if someone would like to work together on individual cemetaries that we could get this finished in a timely manner. Myself I don't want the credit for doing this. This is just something I enjoy doing. Any thoughts appreciated. Barbara Miller
Added by B Miller on Feb 28, 2015 4:40 PM
|Eddy Dodson||RE: David Fadely & Mary Fadely|
I understand and I am always happy to meet a fadely desendant. I have some information on David's service in the War of 1812 if you are interested in adding it to his memorial. I am also a member of the SAR under David Sr.
|Michael S. Markwood||Daniel Wotring|
Hi, my name is Michael Markwood, #47643470. I am looking for info on Daniel Wotring #76822279 (1776-1839). I see that you have him listed on this site and under the burial info you have: Specifically: Farm south of Aurora, Preston County, WV. I live in Eglon, WV which is right beside Aurora and would like to know where Daniel is buried. Do you have the exact location where he is? Daniel Wotring is my 5th great grandfather. Thank you for any help you may have.
|Larry046||Maxine E CRABILL|
You had a photo request for Maxine E CRABILL. While I did not take the photo, I can provide you with a link to a cemetery web site that has the photo you are seeking.
Hope this helps.
Added by Larry046 on Jan 22, 2015 10:46 AM
|C Yocom||Indexing a death|
I just indexed a death which I believe is your Mary Elizabeth Lear Sine. It's so messed up, I think you would never find it. Death Cert Commonwealth of Virginia, #13498, listed as Sarah Elizabeth Sine. I thought with the info on the memorial you must have done a lot of research on this line and wanted to let you know. I came to find your memorial because I couldn't read her last name but her mother Matilda was fairly clear.
Added by C Yocom on Sep 11, 2014 12:53 AM
|Laura Kessler Hershey||Hints|
Just want to also say thank you for the "How TO's" of different print!! Appreciate it!! Laura
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