I was diagnosed with Stage 4 lymphoma in July 2013 and am now in remission. This experience has taught me to leave good records for future generations. I try to only list family members and people that I have known. Quality is much more important than quantity. My great aunt got me started on this when I was in high school. She kept very accurate records and traveled all over the country doing research.
This site has one big major problem I have found. Retired people or hobby seekers will walk cemeteries or scan obituaries without even knowing the person. You can usually tell these people by the quantity of listings they have.
Unfortunately, you have to be a parent or sibling to request ownership. I have several relatives like this. The best you can do is send updates and hope the owner will add this information.
Edward Dray memorial No response from the other poster, so I contacted Find A Grave. I am not worried about my memorial. I told them to look at the two, which they will. I also told them if mine is removed I won't pay again to remove adds from memorials as I did for that one. Thanks.
Edward Dray memorial I did contact the other memorial owner and ask them if they would consider deleting theirs. Mine not only has many things on it, I paid to have the adds removed and it is a part of an extensive tree. There is a chance the poster may not even be related. If they do not delete it, then I will contact Find A Grave since the difference in the amount of data here is obvious. Mine is helpful to researchers. I worked a long time on this line sine I joined the DAR on him and they made me prove everything about Edward. They did not except the old proofs but made me redo it all from my Charles/ William line. They were not easy either. This sort of thing has happened before, actually with my Alex McCready (also connected to this line) and they will most likely keep mine and delete that one. I also did ask if I could keep their grave photo as it is better!
RE: James W. Gattis There are two ways I would approach Rosella. First, get her death certificate and hope the person who filled it out knew her parents names. Secondly, hopefully she had brothers or sisters, trace them in records (hopefully, they are older so you can find them in census records). Hope this is helpful to you. Chris
RE: James W. Gattis That's why I go to all these local cemeteries and try to list as many people as I can. The cemetery where you aunt is has over 80,000 burials as do others in the area. As you see, I have barely scratched the surface with my entries. However, over the years I have heard from many how they have looked for a loved one for years and only found it because I had taken a section of a cemetery that they were in. Receiving messages like this keep me going although as I grow older, I am slowing down a bit. By the way, send some of the rain this way, we could really use it. Chris
James W. Gattis Your Aunt is correct. When I am mass entering graves the program sometimes just fills in a previous name I have typed that started with the same letter (W). I don't catch all of those. Thank you for pointing my mistake out to me. I have corrected it and added birth and death information for him. Chris