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Hi everyone who is a serious family tree researcher as me. I've been researching my family tree for many many years now. I grew up in Memphis but haven't lived there in over 35 yrs. I've lived outside Nashville, TN for well over 20 yrs. now, so much better a place to live.|
I found this site in order to help me in my family tree research, it's been a great tool and in some ways, a nightmare...I'm glad Ancestry took over Find A Grave for they've made it so much simpler in many ways, maybe they will stop the memorial hoarders too.
I only do memorials for my family tree, my hubby's whose tree I research for he's not into genealogy and also my x's tree for our children together, ditto for him. I would like to have any memorials connected to us that are kept by people who aren't any kin to them because I will do personal updates for them mostly trying to link them with their parents and children. I find most of the memorial pages on Find A Grave have only what people who have went in and listed from a marker in a cemetery. I sometimes find where a marker was put down yrs. later with guessed at info. for birth and death dates that is often wrong. If the person has a death cert. then that's usually from a close relative such as a parent or spouse and is often more correct. If the person died in a hospital its often info. they gave theirselves when they went into that hospital before their death.
I want everyone out there to know that if I have a photo put on any memorial whether I manage the memorial or not then it is yours to share. I will not be so very selfish that I think I own the photos from my family trees, they belong to me and all who are connected to me via my family tree...
I don't know if many of you do family tree research, seems many are just into listing where people are buried, but that's a dead body and that person had a history. So I want my family tree listings, if you aren't connected to my family tree then they don't belong to you, they belong to me and my cousins who are also into researching their trees.
I'm into the life before death and many photos were taken by the eldest children of the families. So many families split up after the Civil War to move North and West to make livings for their families that could no longer be done where they were born and raised in the South. So share your old photos, it won't hurt you...
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