I began my genealogy research after the recent death of both of my beloved parents. I have connected with so many cousins I never knew before which has been very rewarding. This project findagrave is wonderful and I appreciate all the work of the volunteers and also their emails!
James Hastings While wandering around Holmes Cemetery in Adena OH, I found a James Hastings, but his birth/death dates didn't match. I did find a John Hastings, son of James and Martha, who died in 1828 at the age of 24. I did get a picture of the headstone as well as the James Hastings who's dates didn't match. I'd be happy to send them your way if you'd like.
Re: Josesh Ginsberg (1968) at Mt Hope Someone has requested a photo for the memorial that you created for Joseph Ginsberg (1968) at Mt Hope Cemetery, Rochester. However, I can find no evidence that this person was buried at Mt Hope Cemetery, Rochester, NY. I cannot find his name in the online interment records for the cemetery (https://www.lib.rochester.edu/index.cfm?page=3311) nor in a survey of surviving legible markers that covers almost all of the sections of the cemetery (http://mcnygenealogy.com/cem/mh-intro.htm).
Do you have evidence that he is buried at Mt Hope?
This is a VERY large cemetery and they make all sorts of noises when I ask them for a location. They are much more accommodating to family members and descendants. It would help if you could get a section at the very least. It saves me from being on their doo-doo list!
RE: i only took your photo, i do not control this memorial How do I get a relative's memorial transferred to me? First, Determine if you really need the memorial transferred to you for management. Only request transferring of management if you have extensive changes to make to a memorial. You can add photos and suggest corrections without having to request management. Simply having someone in your family tree is not grounds for a management transfer request. With hundreds of thousands of contributors, we have many overlapping family trees and it would be impossible for all contributors to manage their entire tree.
Second, Transfer requests will be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Third, If you have extensive additions/changes to make to a memorial, please contact the Find A Grave member who created the memorial via the "Suggest a Correction" link under the "Edit" tab on the memorial in question with your request to have the memorial management transferred to you. This will send an email request to the contributor, even if there is not an email address listed on their contributor page.
Fourth, Explain your relationship in the request! Any non-direct relatives (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc) are not required to be transferred. Keep in mind that the original contributor may also be related to the memorial and may not make the transfer. Bulk surname requests must not be made. Be advised that memorials listed as famous or maintained by Find A Grave will not be transferred.