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As a preacher's kid, I spent plenty of time, even as a child, in cemeteries. At first it was for funerals, Decoration Day, or work days to clean up the weeds in the church cemetery. |
From that I developed my own love of strolling through cemeteries, paying my respects, reading the interesting information on tombstones, and enjoying the peace, quiet and unique beauty in each cemetery.
Now I have the added joy of studying my families' genealogy. I only wish I had had the time to do it when my parents and grandmothers were alive to reap the benefits with me. Find A Grave has been a wonderful asset to my research, and has even helped me find a couple of new cousins. It has also given me great comfort in being able to add memorials and photos for family members. It has also been a great satisfaction to add memorial for friends and even perfect strangers.
Please remember when addressing another contributor that common courtesy is very important. Acknowledging the time and effort that contributor put into making a memorial, using phrases like "please" and "thank you" is received much better than "do this because I said so"! Also, please explain exactly how you are related to the deceased, and remember that you may not be the only person who has requested a transfer. Please be advised that I will NOT do transfers for "give me this memorial because..." Doing all transfers is at the discretion of the original contributor, and transfers for other than immediate family, per Find A Grave standards, is totally up to the original contributor. Courtesy, kindness and a thank you note, whether or not you receive the transfer, are always welcome. Please remember that you can add pictures to a memorial without a transfer, and can update it by submitting proper information to the original contributor.
If you would me to update a memorial, please submit a proper S.A.C.,("Suggest A Correction), which you will find by clicking the edit tab, then choosing one of the edit options and that will link me directly to the memorial and any others involved. Please also provide any proof you have available as well. I try to be as accurate as possible. I am only human and sometimes make mistakes. If you find a mistake, please let me know. I will gladly correct it as soon as possible. If you want the state, county of birth, county of death etc. added to a memorial, I will be glad to add that information if you send it to me.
Having said that, this is copied from a fellow graver: "Get out and photograph memorials while they are still readable. This site is primarily for GRAVE photos not genealogy, preserve those memories that are quickly fading."
**My schedule is tight right now with the holidays, plus I have been extremely ill recently. I am also doing full-time volunteer work at a local hospital. If you send me an S.A.C. and I don't respond quickly, it's because my time is not my own at the moment. I have your requests in a file and will work on them as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience.
Here is a VERY helpful link while utilizing www.findagrave.com:
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Mam, I wanted to take a second & say how much I appreciated a note you had sent a contributor. I cam across it by accident and the jest of what you were writing was in regards to not being in the "numbers-game". I don't know why but it struck a chord with me because I feel the same way and am really just patting you on the back for putting it into words better than I could have. -Jerry
Added by Jerry on Jan 11, 2015 3:34 PM
|D.L. Sargent||THANK YOU|
just want to thank you for all the work you do.
|Josh Liller||Carlile Family|
I saw you posted a photo of James Andrew Carlile and mention being a cousin of Robert W. Carlile. Both men (and several other relatives) were assistant keepers at Jupiter Lighthouse where I work. I would love to hear from you in regards to information about the family that you can share, and if possible to get a high-res copy of the photo of Andrew. You can reach me at jliller at jupiterlighthouse dot org Thanks!
|Donna Harris||Find A Grave Memorial # 89535816|
Just a quick message to let you know that I have added an up-dated photo to the above memorial for you. Have a blessed day. Donna
|Sandra Freddie||RE: Mary Satterfield|
This was my grandfather Lewis sister....thank you
|ranny||RE: Rebecca Carter O'Quinn|
I thought it must have been a typo.
Thanks! Randy O'Guin, ranny Find A Grave 47208269
Part of my One Name Study of the O'Guins
Added by ranny on Jun 30, 2014 6:09 PM
|NGL||RE: Shirley Gray Cantrell|
Thanks for the link. Kind regards, ngl
Added by NGL on May 28, 2014 7:28 AM
Out of curiosity, do you know Eryc?
Kaylee Rayne Krista Elise Johnson, 17 month old daughter of Nathaniel Johnson and Jaimie Beck Johnson died Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at Scottish Rite Children's Hospital.
Kaylee was born in Bartow County on May 2, 2011.
She is survived by her parents; her sister, Kinsly Johnson; her maternal grandparents, Cristie and Tony Turner and Tommy and Penny Beck; her paternal grandparents, Rosa and James Johnson; her maternal great-grandparents, Howard and Patsy Fortenberry; and numerous loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 23, 2012 in the chapel of Parnick Jennings Funeral Home and Cremation Services with Reverend Richard Sims and Reverend Fred Lee officiating. Interment will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Rydal. The family
|Bill Waters||What is.........|
PK and S.A.C.
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