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Tree Leaf (#47481781)
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Bio Photo Hello, fellow volunteers.

We all contribute in different ways.

Some have 'small pages counts' and some contribute in ways that are usually uncredited and unseen.

If you see a small difference between the total of pages I started and total of pages I manage, it's for two reasons: 1. I do what I can, but I find most marked graves are already uploaded here; and 2. I sometimes get batches of pages I did not request.

I believe our focus should be the deceased. They are a human being, and we are in charge of their memory. If a person has so many pages that they cannot make time to add a biography at all, perhaps they should question why they wish to keep that page. (I believe as the importance of internet continues to grow, and this is the main source of information for the deceased, this responsibility becomes even more serious. We simply must do right by the decedents, as much as possible.)

The biography section is important, because how can a descendant or relative "find a grave," if no one knows who is in it?

Names often repeat within family lines, or cities or counties. The biography can yield vital clues to distinguish who rests in that burial spot.

During research, if I find information, I try to see if there is a page here. If not, I create one. If so, I send all available information to the page manager.

I also spend hours researching life information for a decedent. I then will often write a biography so that the data isn't just a dry post of census information and documents. Or if the obituary is old enough, I will transcribe it. I then send these things to page managers.

It does hurt when quite a few then refuse to post them on the page they manage. It does not hurt me; it hurts that person's memory and it hurts their family's chance to find them.

I rarely ask for a transfer. If I do, it is because 1. I am close with that decedent and/or 2. I am working that family line diligently and have frequent updates and information to add.

I do not undo your work in the Biography section (unless you express a preference otherwise.) Of course I would not delete your original page either, so that your name always stays as page originator. You have nothing to fear in transferring a page to me.

If you do not see 'source or credit' under a biography, it is because I wrote it. I write those from collated research, to honor the dead. I keep seeing those uploaded to Ancestry, without credit or source. Please, do not do that. If you upload things, I cannot ever change or edit them as new information comes available, or corrections could be needed. Take time to ask first, and we can work something out. (This is good policy anyway, and coincides with rules of both websites.)

If I can help, just ask.

Thank you.

PS: Going to add a quick PS until I have time to rewrite the above to incorporate this. Since I have begun to add more pages, some new dilemmas have come up. So here are my thoughts on the following:

1. Edits. Please, if you can, take a moment to send any type of indication for a source, for edits you have sent to me. Use one of the pages, and click the 'edit' tab and choose 'suggest more corrections' and type in the blank.

Please do not use the public comment section (on my profile page) for edits. It becomes confusing.

2. Please do not misuse the flower section or the photo section. Think of this website like a virtual funeral. The Biography section is for things someone might say to eulogize the deceased (not census and other dry info, just my opinion.) The flower section is for flowers, and things you might write on a note with flowers; not for your research notations. The photo section is for a photo of the grave, or marker, or living person; it is not for documents, clippings, or death certificates. I especially feel that certificates are not appropriate for this site. Please use Ancestry or Family Search or Fold 3 for uploading documents to.

Also you can send me any information such as sibling memorial page numbers, biographical information, anything not covered in the edit tab, by using the 'edit blank' mentioned before. (Edit/Suggest More/type in the blank.) Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with all the edit tabs if you have not as yet. If I don't know you and your work, I might ask for a source, but I will work with you. (Or try to!)

3. Please do not send me any copyright material without source information. It has become a trend for people to post current obituaries without regard to the site rules. The site forbids use of copyright material without source information, and copyright often forbids complete republication. This site also forbids posting names of living descendants without their prior permission. Excerpts also fall into this copyright rule! I follow the website and copyright rules on this.

4. Transfers - I try to be reasonable! And I do not believe that 'family' is only defined by 4 generations' blood ties. Just let me know why you want it and how you are related.

I want the pages to be with someone who truly cares about the decedent, ideally. Keep in mind it is against site rules to delete the original page. If you get a transfer, I'd appreciate if you do not delete the obituary or biography I had posted on their page since it reflects some work, and helps identify the deceased, and helps their family learn about them.

Thanks for reading.

A post script after the most bizarre experience I have yet had on this website:

Do NOT harass me for any reason. I am here as a volunteer.

If I send a hand typed obituary, that should trump a census date for a person by the same name that you are not even sure IS the same person as the one in the grave.

If you had a wrong date in there, do not blame me for it. I did not do any more than key in what was in the obituary. The rest is up to you.

I leave existing information alone, unless I have proof of information to replace it.

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Ken Keller
RE: Thanks
You are welcome

Added by Ken Keller on Feb 13, 2016 7:40 AM
Donna Fraser
Mildred Metzger
Thank you and added the information as per your note to the memorial.

Best Regards and many many thanks!!!
Added by Donna Fraser on Feb 09, 2016 5:21 PM
Ken Keller
RE: Thank you.
Your welcome

I like the photos with the fall leaves or fresh snow best
Added by Ken Keller on Feb 09, 2016 5:04 AM
Donna Fraser
Your have it perfect!!! There was another family in town during the era but not related. I did the same mental block as you with the information at first too. Have a better week and always friend, many thanks for your kind help/input/thoughts! Best Regards :)
Added by Donna Fraser on Feb 06, 2016 2:20 PM
RE: Capt Lamb
Your welcome and Thank you
Added by cjgriffith on Feb 01, 2016 6:01 PM
Donna Fraser
Re Request Photo
Please could you send me an email so I may share some info.that has been found privately.
Thanks so much...regards

Added by Donna Fraser on Feb 01, 2016 11:40 AM
Diana Ness
RE: Pepper family
Thank you for completing the edits! The Pepper family is a distant relation to me. I agree that it is a cool surname! According to Ancestry, Fredricka Terwische Pepper is my first cousin 3x removed and her son Alvin is my second cousin 2x removed. Fredricka's mother was a Mitchell and that is a line that I have been spending a lot of time working on as it is my grandma's birthmother's line (my grandma was adopted in 1928).

Thank you for noticing my profile! I spent some time developing exactly what I wanted to say. I agree that people misinterpret what is being said at times. I've found that people come to Find A Grave with varying intentions and often times expect that others come to the site with the same intentions as they do, which is not always accurate. I try to be cognizant of this fact as I am muddling through whatever I am working on.
Added by Diana Ness on Feb 01, 2016 8:12 AM
David Bartelt
Herman Henry Wulfmeyer
Corrected my duplicate.
Thank you.

Herman Henry Wulfmeyer.
97522990 deleted.
97568825 remains.
Added by David Bartelt on Jan 31, 2016 6:01 PM
Elizabeth Beatty
I am thinking the Elizabeth Beatty you are searching for is likely not my 1955 entry. My information is from their database, which you can access online. It's possible, but not likely, given the age of this cemetery -- which is ENORMOUS by the way -- that it's a double-depth burial with a subsequent top burial of a man who died in 1966.

I've requested a photo though to verify...

Thanks! Good luck!
Added by A.Firefly on Jan 30, 2016 4:14 PM
Thank you
Appreciate your effort!
Added by WJH on Jan 29, 2016 3:57 AM
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