NB: Due to exhaustion, after sending out approximately 950 typed obituaries and funeral notices, in addition to those I typed for my own pages, I may now occasionally post the obituary image instead. If any page owner wishes one removed, contact me via a PRIVATE message, by using a random page I manage and typing in the SAC 'edit' blank. I will then remove it. Also: If you'd prefer me to send you a typed version to copy and paste into the decedent's bio section, let me know.
I was sitting 10-12 hours a day without meal or other breaks, trying to help as many deceased as I could by doing so. The obituaries were all prior to copyright years (and most obits/notices were 100 years or older), in keeping with site rules. (The site rules on copyright are in the site FAQ.)
However, carpal tunnel + exhaustion + many members either being inactive or taking full credit for the submission led me to rethink this a bit.
I will still type things out for you when I can.
As for my own pages: I am an active member. Please send me a link or a typed transcript rather than posting a clipping. I will copy and paste any (out of copyright) obituary which is sent to me in typed form. (Source info must also be included: Newspaper title and date.) I will give you credit if you transcribed it for me. Or, I am willing to type it myself. Might take a bit if my carpal tunnel is acting up ;)
If an article is still within copyright years, I can rewrite it completely. Just make sure you include the source information (newspaper title, date, and page number too if you can.) A completely rewritten piece, posted with the source info, is legal.
So 'work with me.' Also: please do not post a death cert. anywhere here, I find it improper as part of a memorial. Please do not use the flowers section for posting biographical information. It may be in error; then what do we do? Flowers are for remembrances and regrets. The bio section is for biography. I will 'work with you' just contact me via the SAC in the edit tab.
I'm a big believer in biographical information, and the site put the bio section there for a reason. As I like to say: "How can we find a grave if we do not know who is in it?"
Frank Heubner He was a cousin, I would love to see his obit! I am related through his mother, Justine Ackerman Heubner. You can put his obit in the photo section of his memorial page, if you like. Thanks so much, Linda
Hannah Xander I had no problem adding that incredible obit for Hannah. I want to promise you that there was no one in that cemetery by that name when I placed her and the other family member memorials there. I see now there are lots of dups maintained by Find A Grave. I am not one to duplicate on purpose--yes--it happens by accident occasionally, but I try hard to avoid that. I am glad you asked me to help you with Hannah's obit--and I did copy and paste as you asked. Thank you for transcribing the obit and sending it!!
You Are AWESOME! Thank you for helping out and you make it so easy with all these little issues! I appreciate everything and it looks perfect. Happy to help any way I can and always a pleasure working with you dear friend.
William Hade Thanks for the information on Buck, was also able to link his parents and wife to him and add some information to the wife and mother. Thanks again for sharing your research, so others may enjoy his life story. Sheila