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Russ (#309)
 member for 16 years, 10 months, 19 days
Susan Beth Mohr Engels - Historian TUMC
Cemetery Correct
I emailed Find a Grave to correct a name of a cemetery that I manage. Most grateful that you all made the correction for me. But sadly, as I look at what was inputted there is one error that was made. Some one on your staff miss spelled Cemetery. It reads as follows: Thornhurst United Methodist Cemeter can you get someone to correct the spelling? Thanks sincerely, Susan Beth Mohr Engels - Historian TUMC member (#48825244)

Added by Susan Beth Mohr Engels - ... on Aug 16, 2017 2:02 AM

New Version
I have been member for several years, and have contributed several memorials. I also have lots of information that needs to be added to existing and probably future memorials that I am entering using the existing version. The existing version permits a PC user to see all / or most of the information at one time and permits an easy editing features.

The new version must be handy for viewers using hand held or tablets, but requires continually scrolling to view all the data. To edit, it is even more complicated and cumbersome. I can see where a not genealogist with a handheld and be a casual user may use the new version, I can not see any useful time that I would use it on my PC.
I hope you will keep both versions. Thank you.

Added by ADAMSONANCESTRY on Aug 15, 2017 5:00 PM

Gaynor Caroline Jones
please is it possible to make finding a cemetery in the UK a little easier, for the USA you caN ENTER the state but not for can only use the name of the church/cemetry... I just tried to find one so as to enter a few people but was given 347 same name churches

thank you Gaynor

Added by Gaynor Caroline Jones on Aug 15, 2017 6:21 AM

James Gabelmann
Photos needed in cemeteries.
Is it possible to print just a list of the photos needed in a specific cemetery? We would like to go to cemeteries with such a list and see how many we can find. For example, in the Greenwood Union Cemetery, Hunter KS (near us), there are only 58% of the 706 burials photographed. We could surely find a great lot of them with such a list.

Added by James Gabelmann on Aug 14, 2017 2:23 PM

William Cole
Find a Grave Program suggestion
Russ, just a thought for the programer's.
Why can't there be additional boxes on the 'suggested edits' page for siblings. I'm sure it's been brought up and discussed but in my experience using the program there has been more than several times that siblings that have a memorial are not included on the same page as the parents or other siblings. Maybe even a explanation box along with it. Just a thought, Bill

Added by William Cole on Aug 14, 2017 5:46 AM

Lisa M
Paul Bridger
Russ, are you connected to Paul Bridger or was it just a volunteer contribution. I have come across a special artifact from him and would like to share with any family members available.


Added by Lisa M on Aug 13, 2017 9:16 PM

Kenneth Caldwell
Changes comming to FAG
I have been using the preview and I find that any one can edit using the the new find a grave that is coming. The only one that should be able to edit a
FindAGrave site is the one that created the site or in maintaining the site.

Kenneth Caldwell Find A Grave ID 47745987

Added by Kenneth Caldwell on Aug 13, 2017 6:18 PM

cathy holden
the new find a grave
Hi Russ thank you so your hard work on find a grave. i love it but not like the new program it is very hard to work with. my mother in law who is 85. was able to use your old find a grave this new one she has decided it is not worth the headache of using to do family genealogy.

Added by cathy holden on Aug 13, 2017 4:44 PM

John Otto
RE: Maughlin headstone photo, Green Mount Cemetery, Balto. MD
To follow up on your comment, I checked the FAQs. You might not have noticed a change to the rules after bought Find A Grave:

"Can I add a photo that I found on Find a Grave to a memorial I am working on?

Our Terms of Service allow photos posted to Find A Grave to be shared amongst the Ancestry Community. As a result, you can post photos you found on Find A Grave to your Find A Grave memorials or on other Ancestry Community websites. We recommend that you provide attribution to the user who originally posted the photo. Please note: if you think a photo on Find A Grave includes living persons, you should get permission from the user who originally posted the photo before reposting it anywhere."


Added by John Otto on Aug 06, 2017 9:57 AM

John Otto
RE: Maughlin headstone photo, Green Mount Cemetery, Balto. MD
Sorry. I meant I was done doing what you requested.

Added by John Otto on Aug 06, 2017 9:40 AM

John Otto
RE: Maughlin headstone photo, Green Mount Cemetery, Balto. MD

Added by John Otto on Aug 06, 2017 9:38 AM

John Otto
Maughlin headstone photo, Green Mount Cemetery, Balto. MD
Hello Mr Dodge,

I borrowed a copy of one of your photographs from Find A Grave memorial 98878140 for Dr Hugh A Maughlin and added text underneath to give you credit for the original. I then added a copy of the edited photo to the memorials I created today for Dr Maughlin's wife, Mary Elizabeth Maughlin (memorial 182088509) and daughter, Mary W "Mollie" Maughlin Forney (memorial 182066799). Both of their names appear on the headstone and markers in the photograph. You also added a close-up of the headstone to memorial 99878140 which I did not copy.

I did this so that you can see how I handled your photograph. I would love it if you would find your copy of both photos on memorial 99878140 and put copies of them on the other two memorials, 182088509 and 182066799. That way the photos are more visibly credited to you. If you do so, I will delete my edited copy on the latter two memorials. If you prefer not to go to the trouble of adding copies of your original photos, I would like your permission to keep the edited copy I added to the two memorials I created today.

Also, thank you for all the great work you have done for Findagrave and the thousands of memorials and photographs you have contributed.

John Otto
Va, Beach VA

Added by John Otto on Aug 05, 2017 3:24 PM

Daniel Bly
RE: Problem of Vandalism at F.A.G.
Some appropriate action has been taken, and the folks who initiated it had a lot of evidence. One of the problems of that Find-A-Grave does not require any documention for non-burial memorials and that lets people put up just about anything.

Added by Daniel Bly on Aug 01, 2017 5:05 AM

J B Williams & T Slaydon Williams
Credit to a memorial
The credit for my information, my work that I have added to many of my memorial page's,
some of these memorial page's I created,
some I maintained starting in 2012 to 2017.
Several of these memorial's, I added a biography
for each one, with my name and contributor number at the bottom of each page, giving me credit for the information.
My question is
How do I get the contributor that maintains the
memorial, to restore
my information, that they have deleted, erased
from the memorial page, back to the memorial,
with my name and number for credit for the
information that I added.
The contributor will not respond to my request.
The contributor Pat Berel, has added her own
disregarding, discrediting my information,
that had been on these memorial's for 4 years.
I ask for your help?

The memorial's which I added information to
with my name and number
J. B. Williams #47696685,

these I maintained from 2012-2017
with my information, my biography
for each, now 2017,
my information deleted, discredited
#29749429 Blewford Lewing
#29749430 Miamma Virginia Dupree Lewing

these I created in 2013,
with my information, my biographies
for each, now 2017,
my information deleted, discredited
#113270976 James Monroe Lewing
#113271850 Martha Lewing Peters
#113269210 Salina Lewing,
#108561630 Marion Lewing
#108057458 Lenora Lewing
#113272499 Joseph P. Lewing

All of my information, my name,
my number giving me credit for all
of these memorial's
deleted, discredited,
by contributor Pat Berel.

My #47696685 J.B. Williams
I ask you for your help.
Thank you.

Added by J B Williams & T Slaydon ... on Jul 17, 2017 6:48 PM

mismarked grave
i have twice tried to correct an error on Joseph Julius Daniel buried in Star Hill Cemetery in Louisiana. He is listed on your site as a "SR" and that is NOT correct...his father, also buried in same cemetery, is the real SR and this Joe Daniel is the JR....please, please correct this....your "evaluators" of suggested edits need a little training! bcasford

Added by BRANT CASFORD on Jul 17, 2017 10:53 AM

Barbara Rea
RE: Storm A Loucks
Please read the above message posted by Paul saying he is sticky ? What is he talking about. Why does he care anyhow. This is my ancestor and he isn't even related. All genealogist know the census have mistakes. This guy is trouble. Please turn over Storm Loucks' grave to me. I have all documents to prove my claim as well as all the legal documents. Thank you.

Added by Barbara Rea on Jul 17, 2017 7:48 AM

Barbara Rea
RE: Storm A Loucks
Can you please turn this grave over to me ?

Added by Barbara Rea on Jul 16, 2017 9:42 AM

Barbara Rea
RE: Storm A Loucks
No the middle initial A remains.

Added by Barbara Rea on Jul 16, 2017 9:39 AM

Michael D
Photo Transcriber Process
Are you aware of the damage being caused by the Photo Transcriber Process? Many duplicate memorials are being created each day. The process should be taken off line until it has been redesigned.


Added by Michael D on Jul 14, 2017 6:19 PM

Barbara Rea
Storm A Loucks
Hello, my ancestor who I researched for over twenty years is NOT correct on find a grave.
Can you help me. The person who put this middle initial will NOT remove it. He is no relation.
I would ask that this grave be turned over to me.

He is buried in Darien Cemetery, WI

Added by Barbara Rea on Jul 14, 2017 9:07 AM

Martha Grimes
Grave not Located with searching
I added a photographs to my mother-in-laws grave site with information. This additional information was placed in your web site a month ago, it is not appearing on Ancestry.

The "Find A Grave Memorial # 180549349"
Her name is Maria Ficik, Cemetery is North Elba Cemetery, Essex County, New York 1920 -2013

Did I do something incorrect??


Added by Martha Grimes on Jul 13, 2017 4:05 PM

Karen Hefley Prokop
Linking family members
When linking family members, why is it we can only link the parent's and the spouse. I'd like to be able to link their children also.

Added by Karen Hefley Prokop on Jul 09, 2017 8:17 AM

Rebecca Mills
find a grave
I have been having a lot of problem with my find a gave I can not copy anything on find a grave please tell me what I can do they was going on the paper the wright way but not know

Added by Rebecca Mills on Jul 08, 2017 7:38 AM

Shirley Bradley
SORRY - made a mistake
Hi Russ - I wrote FACEBOOK by mistake - I mean Find A Grave.
Shirley Bradley

Added by Shirley Bradley on Jul 03, 2017 5:28 PM

Shirley Bradley
New Facebook
Hi Russ - I checked out the preview of the new facelift for Facebook. One question - when we inquire about listings with the last name of HALL, for example, will there still be a box to include all those who have maiden names of Hall?
Thank you in advance for any assistance with this question.
Shirley Bradley 46964203

Added by Shirley Bradley on Jul 03, 2017 5:26 PM


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