I am taking a break from Find A Grave for a while. I have worked hard to 'pay it forward' and help others find burial locations they are looking for. I have actively maintained my memorials, processed edits well within the accepted windows of time, and worked within the guidelines. Mistakes have been corrected promptly. Over the last several months, I have been attacked again and again for my efforts here, being referred to as a 'vulture', 'hearse chaser', 'hoarder', and a variety of other things. Apparently, spending hours and hours every week makes me 'in it for the numbers'. I would have thought such a situation would be a positive, but it turns out it is a negative. You won for now. I'll continue to do edits within the time allotment, but I'll not be on for hours on end.
All submissions need to a.) comply with all FAG policies (including permission to republish obituaries); b.) (bios) be a 'copy ready' narrative (i.e. complete sentences, in paragraphs); and c.) be accurate. d.) edited through the first five options on the EDIT tab when applicable.
Auto-processed edits post in 21 days if not otherwise addressed. You should not exceed 40 of these per week to any one contributor. Additional edits should be sent via the sixth option. Volunteers are allowed 30 days to handle these and they are limited to 20 per week.
Please do not post pirated photos to memorials that I manage. If you didn't take them or inherit the copyright from someone, modern photos are protected. Not only is the pirating a violation of copyright law, removing someone's identifying information is an additional violation not to mention an admission of your dishonesty.
Deception is never a good strategy.
I am working on the spreadsheet fiasco in Forbes Cemetery A (166), B (603), T (245), U (9), V (23), W (414), X (0), Y (7), & Z (1) have been corrected. Plenty more to go. Please be patient.
Stanboroughs in Katoomba Hello, I saw that you had posted memorials for the Stanboroughs buried in Katoomba (Australia). Are you also related? If so, we have a Facebook group to help connect all the US and Aussie cousins. Let me know! :-)
RE: Information I meant to add this at the bottom of last message but got side tracked and forgot.
I've read some of the messages on your board and your bio and just wanted to say how sorry I am that you are being attacked by some people :( . I don't know all that is going nor is any of my business but I just wanted to say I think the free service you do with find a grave is extremely nice of you and I truly hope you don't take these attacks to heart. I commend you.
Information I see that you added this record of Lena Kratenstein on: Sep 04, 2015 Find A Grave Memorial# 151832072 and was wondering if you had or can get a picture? I believe the headstone is going to say Leah and not Lena I am her great granddaughter and was trying to trace my family history and believe they are the same person. The cemetery has Lena in their database but not Leah. I have the block, row and grave on Lena but no picture and have a picture of Leah's headstone but I only have the block and gate on Leah. Very confusing so anyway I was wondering if you had a picture to go with the Memorial you posted. Thank you have a great day!