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mjshistory (#47447356)
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Bio Photo Retired and loving it. Enjoy old cemeteries and photographing the markers. Photography of the markers is my primary focus.

PLEASE be kind to the VOLUNTEERS who have added the names, dates and grave photos so YOU can find your missing kin and friends.

THANK them for their work! Courtesy and kindness accomplish much.

Provide something other than census records and SSDI as sources WITH edit requests instead of waiting for the denial to arrive.

Adding family links without adequate research and documentation tends to create MULTIPLE errors that require hours of work to remove, if they get corrected at all. I am very cautious with accepting link requests as the result of past errors. It takes only seconds to hit the 'accept' tab, endless hours and headaches to repair the damage. It is the responsibility of the requestor to do the research, not the memorial manager who did the photos.

A denial is not personal rejection of you. Accept it and move on.

I spend many hours researching edit requests at local court houses, libraries, and online. I often find edit requests have errors and therefore decline as allowed by Find a Grave. If this is a problem for requestors, I transfer management to Find a Grave. The majority of edit requests are approved within the 21 day time allowed. No one benefits from memorials with erroneous information. If there are no grave marker photos, likely the name and dates have been added from an index or other source. If you are a family member and asking for a transfer, please state and explain your relationship.

Thank you to all the volunteers who donate their hours, photos, research and help to others seeking their missing family and friends.
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S.A. Balow
Thank you for your help
Just a note to let you know that I left the updated photo in place for the Brown memorial. I deleted the older photo. Thank you Melodie, I appreciate all the assistance you have given me.

Added by S.A. Balow on Aug 03, 2015 6:03 PM
S.A. Balow
Double photo
Hi Melodie,
You attached a second photo for the gravesite of Garfield Brown (Find A Grave Memorial# 117660986). Sue Butterfield Picard had already placed one there. I tried to remove it but was unable to. Will you do so please?
Added by S.A. Balow on Aug 03, 2015 1:31 PM
Bill Hart
East Lwn Cemetery - Augusta

I just noticed that you have added some memorials to East Lawn in the last 90 days. Are you in the process of taking pix there? I have been there twice in the last week and have taken over 1300 pix. I was going to try take all 3600 or more, but if that's one you want to do, I'll move on to something else. If you want them, maybe we can figure out a way to get my pix to you.

Added by Bill Hart on Jul 31, 2015 3:44 PM
Joe Gibbens
Fannie Smith verse
Melodie, you wrote: "Thank you for completing the verse and adding it. Good work!"
Don't know what I used to do before 'Google'. Thanks to you for starting the verse.
Added by Joe Gibbens on Jul 21, 2015 5:05 AM
Jim Randolph
Grant Woodrow Olson
Thank you for posting the grave marker for Grant W Olson - much appreciated!

Added by Jim Randolph on Jul 18, 2015 8:09 AM
Cathy Morgan
Randy Rude
I changed the burial record. Thank you so much for the correction.
Added by Cathy Morgan on Jul 17, 2015 7:59 PM
Connie L. Vance
RE: Oliver and Edith Darwin photo requests
Thanks so much for tracking these down and fixing the problem. It does look a lot like Barmin. Appreciate your time spent in this.
Added by Connie L. Vance on Jul 15, 2015 8:59 PM
Judi and Marie
Memorial# 142957954 Herbert Leach
Herbert Leach is our great grand uncle, If you would consider transferring his memorial we would appreciate it very much.
We have additional information that we would like to put on the site, We would appreciate if you would grant us the opportunity.
Between Marie and I we have about 80 years of family history
Judi and Marie
Added by Judi and Marie on Jul 11, 2015 12:21 PM
Ranke question.
Please check 99013139..Ed. Ranke. He was married to a relative of mine ...Rosetta Dahl. The gravestone gives another woman's name. Also, are the dates on the stone the same as what I have? Just not sure. Thanks!
Added by Aavedt on Jul 02, 2015 5:45 PM

Thank you for edits- and the transfers of the Morley memorials. I will take good care of them for you :)

Added by MMarkwell on Jul 01, 2015 9:45 PM
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