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Genealogy Lover (#47431313)
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Bio Photo About Me
Since I retired, I've found a bit of time to get back into genealogy. I think I've become addicted to FindaGrave. What a fabulous site! I enjoy setting up and maintaining memorials for my loved ones, as well as others. I also enjoy being a volunteer and taking pictures of headstones to upload! My husband has even joined in the fun!!

My photo shows what I love most -- visiting those little old almost forgotten cemeteries.

Making Requests
Please remember to use the EDIT button on memorial pages to offer suggestions, corrections, and even questions regarding specific memorials. Also please remember that no one is perfect -- we all make mistakes.

Obituaries and Other Documents
I will not include cut/paste from books, obituaries, or other documents in the bio. I will be glad to include a summary of the obituary, but names of the living will not be included. From other documents, I would consider including only pertinent information that is not covered in other fields on the memorial.

Scanned Items
Please do not add scanned items, including death certificates, in the photo area of memorials I manage. If there is information in the item you would like added, please submit it in a SAC and I will consider adding the info in the bio. Otherwise, please only upload grave/headstone photos and/or personal photos of the deceased.

Regarding Burials Unknown
According to Find a Grave guidelines (FAQs), creating a memorial as a Burial Unknown is to be used only for new burials, with the memorial to be edited/updated with the final disposition within 30 days.

Listing a memorial as Body Lost or Destroyed just because the burial place is not known is not accurate, just as Non-Cemetery Burial is also not accurate if it's a case of simply not knowing where the deceased is buried.

Please do not request that I link to a Burial Unknown.

My Photos
Please feel free to use (for your personal non-commercial use) any headstone photos that I take and upload to FindaGrave memorials.
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Tom Hart
Thanks for the suggestion, but I cannot find anything in the naming conventions provided by FG that states only one nickname can be included. It is singular, but so is the term middle name, and I know plenty of people who have more than one middle name. Also, in the two memorials you mentioned, none of the multiple middle names was more commonly used than another. Singling out one would be misleading and incorrect. Maybe you can show me in the FAGs where it states that only one nickname can be inserted. I can't find it.

Added by Tom Hart on Sep 20, 2016 5:45 PM
Sarah Mikkelsen Carson
Myrtle G. Thompson Helm
Thank you for making the transfer! That was very nice of you.
Added by Sarah Mikkelsen Carson on Sep 17, 2016 6:52 AM
Sarah Mikkelsen Carson
RE: Harry Iven Stockton and Clarrasa Frances
Harry Iven Stockton (130993379) and Minnie Flora Mason Stockton (130993401) are in my family.
I'm going to be in Mount Vernon Sep 24 & 25. I plan to visit Smith Cemetery.
Added by Sarah Mikkelsen Carson on Sep 12, 2016 8:27 AM
RE: Baxter
Thanks for the reply....just curious. I don't expand that far out unless I am related to that family....that is cool for all the time you put into it!!!!
Added by brumblemom on Sep 10, 2016 2:33 PM
Frances Baxter
I have her name that way per family request because everyone knew her as Elizabeth....

I follow the RULES but sometimes just being nice to the family is more important to me than being so rigid and inflexible. I take a lot of photos and if a family member wants a transfer or a suggestion, I try to go along with it. It makes it so much easier to volunteer that way.

Thanks for your work! Just curious as to how you came across this "tweek" of rules since you appear to live no where near me and my memorial does't appear to be related to what you have.....
Added by brumblemom on Sep 10, 2016 2:19 PM
Deb McCallister
RE: Naming conventions
It tells you what TO submit in the name fields. Findagrave told me to forward any edits that are not corrected and they will correct them. Numbers have nothing to do with the name of the person, name fields are for names, initials or Unknown (adult, etc) which is what people use for searching.
Added by Deb McCallister on Sep 06, 2016 10:35 AM
Sherry Paterick Keith
Memorial 5681260 and duplicate 5681265
Hi, Thanks for making me aware of the duplication. My cousin, who has passed away created both memorials and Find A Grave will not let me delete one. I tried clicking on the contact Find A Grave link but it does not work for me. Do you have an email for them or any other suggestions to how I can correct this problem. Thanks for your help, Sher
Added by Sherry Paterick Keith on Sep 04, 2016 3:11 PM
Tom Hart
Anna Louise Chapin Duplicate Memorials
Thank you. I will combine the two that are duplicates and then delete the newer of the two. The other (74385737) is for a different Anna Louise Chapin. The two women with the same name are from the same extended family, but have different fathers. One is the daughter of Levi Chapin. The other (74385737) is the daughter of Philip E. Chapin. Levi was the son of Philip Chapin (not to be confused with P.E. Chapin who was the son of Hermon Chapin, the brother of Levi's father Philip). I hope I conveyed that clearly.

Added by Tom Hart on Sep 03, 2016 12:57 PM
Marcia CCTX
RE: McCulley headstone photo
In the rules set down by find a grave, it is better not to touch the headstone or clean it.

As for my own protection, I do not carry a bag only a little feather duster and camera. I usually replace the flowers and flags that have fallen out of the urns but other than that I try not to touch them.

I have gained quite an education about the person just by reading the headstone and what has been added to find a grave. It is interesting, I have found some where one has a long obit and yet doesn't mention the other person on the headstone at all! In fact, hasn't been put in find a grave.

The saddest are the infants who only made it that day and there are a set of twins that lived only a day.
My most fun is a double headstone where the "husband" and "wife" are more than 30 years apart in age! Hope it was a daughter but I don't know ---
Sincerely Marcia
Added by Marcia CCTX on Aug 29, 2016 2:30 PM
Marcia CCTX
RE: McCulley headstone photo
Your welcome! Sorry about all the grass but we are not supposed to touch the headstones!
Added by Marcia CCTX on Aug 28, 2016 2:44 PM
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