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Lewis Clark (#47296569)
 member for 7 years, 3 months, 25 days
Karen Hill
RE: Joanne Elizabeth (Long) Clark

Hi Lewis, I am afraid it is not possisble for me to transfer the memorial to you because I am no longer the manager. Find a Grave is now the manager. They strictly go by the book which states the following:

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. Again, always include your relationship to the memorial on a transfer request, in order for it to be considered. You may also want to include your specific interest in the memorial. Bulk surname requests must not be made. Be advised that memorials listed as famous or maintained by Find A Grave will not be transferred.

Fifth, The "Suggest a correction" feature may also be used to submit corrections, an original biography, and family links to memorials that do not fall under the above definition. (Be sure to include the memorial ID#s for the family links and how they are related, father, mother or spouse. The original contributor will make any corrections and add any additional information you have for that memorial, such as links to parents and spouses, provided the information is accurate.

Sixth, Please note that it is not appropriate to request a transfer and then, after receiving the transfer, delete that page and substitute it with a new memorial that you have created. This practice denies credit to the original contributor. Please use the original memorial page to make updates and add information.

NOTE: If you are unable to edit a memorial after it has been transferred to your account, try logging out of Find A Grave then logging back in. [Top]

What if a member will not transfer my relative to me?
If the memorial in question is a direct relative within four generations (siblings, parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents) to you and the original submitter is not direct family, then they must transfer the memorial. If they refuse to transfer your relative to you, contact and we will work on it for you.
Please remember that there are thousands of contributors to Find A Grave, and it is highly likely that some of those contributors will actually be part of your family tree and share some of your ancestors.
Also, the goal is not to "own" every memorial of those to whom you are related. The ultimate goal is to have meaningful, accurate memorials that honor those who have passed away, regardless of who created the memorial or who maintains it.

If you go ahead and request the transfer from them to you, be sure to unclude Joanne's memorial number. Good luck.

Added by Karen Hill on Jun 02, 2017 5:15 PM

Karen Hill
Also I see you are interested in Curtis and Putnam genealogies. One of my Curtis ancestors had a sister Susan Curtis who married a William Blair. Are you of the same line?

I am also descended from James Putnam of Salem. He was brother to Thomas Putnam who was involved in the Salem witchcraft trials.


Added by Karen Hill on Jun 01, 2017 5:22 PM

Karen Hill
RE: Joanne Elizabeth (Long) Clark
Joanne asked me to be one of her bridesmaids at her wedding to Kenneth Clark, but I was unable to make it.

Of course I will transfer the memorial to you!


Added by Karen Hill on Jun 01, 2017 5:17 PM

RE: Joanne Elizabeth (Long) Clark
Kenneth is a cousin.

Added by mommycita on Jun 01, 2017 3:37 PM

Kenneth Curtis Clark # 68804359
Would you please post a copy of his headstone photo on his wife's memorial. Her number is 169118926.


Added by mommycita on May 30, 2017 3:49 PM

Raymond Kevin Bassford
RE: Mary {Smith} Clark
I'm going to email it to you shortly from my home email Check your spam folder if you don't see it. Ray

Added by Raymond Kevin Bassford on Feb 15, 2017 7:02 AM

Justin L. Smith
RE: David Rawson

I just saw your reply to my message. Do you live in the UK or America? I am trying to get enough people interested in order to start a Rawson family association. We have a Facebook group

If you don't care to share your lineage back to David I'd appreciate it. I can also invite you to view my tree if interested.

Justin L. Smith
11th great grandson of David Rawson

Added by Justin L. Smith on Dec 06, 2016 1:34 PM

Thank you for sponsoring my 8th great-grandmother.

Added by Anonymous on Dec 02, 2016 2:04 PM

Justin L. Smith
David Rawson
Thanks for sponsoring the Findagrave memorial of my 11th great grandfather David Rawson. Are you a descendant as well?

Justin L. Smith

Added by Justin L. Smith on Nov 28, 2016 5:01 PM

Ginny Fisher
RE: Monument for Lewis Putnam
I finished adding the other pictures I had taken. Not real happy with them because they are from the "dark side" of the monument. I may try reshooting them on a flat light day to get better results. Happy to help you fill in the pieces of your family tree!

Added by Ginny Fisher on Nov 12, 2016 12:42 PM

Ginny Fisher
RE: Monument for Lewis Putnam
Hi Lewis,
You're very welcome. I still have a couple of pictures to upload the other members of the family. It is Pine Grove Cemetery where they are located.

Added by Ginny Fisher on Nov 11, 2016 6:12 PM

RE: India H. {Arnold} Howe
That is awesome, Lewis. Now she is honored and remembered properly. I hope you understand I was just trying to give your relative the respect she deserves by seeing she had one proper memorial. (with no duplicates hanging around out there) Denise.

Added by Denise on Nov 08, 2016 1:42 PM

John Terwiske
Transfer of India Howe
Thank you for contacting me.

I have made the transfer.

John T.

Added by John Terwiske on Nov 06, 2016 7:59 AM

RE: India H. {Arnold} Howe
I am interested in ALL memorials and the correct use of the website. Since this is a grave registration site there is only to be one memorial per person. The way to contact any member is by clicking on the 'edit' tab on the upper right of the memorial. You can then send edits/updates/bios etc. that way. If they do not do the edits they will be done automatically within 21 days.

Added by Denise on Nov 05, 2016 3:01 PM

RE: William K. & Emily {Toomey} Freeman
You are welcome. Years ago I visited the cemetery office and made copies of cards that might have been family. So, Willam's & Emily's were in my file, which I happened across recently. (No, I don't think they ended up as relatives to me.)

Added by Cee on Oct 24, 2016 5:39 PM

RE: Lydia Fay Arnold
I included a link to the original created in 2009 in the SAC. All edits/updates should be sent to that one.

Added by Denise on Oct 16, 2016 5:29 PM

RE: Isabel {Woodhall} Wilson
I am sorry if I sounded scolding. I have wasted so much time searching Find A Grave, not only because of its inadequate searching and indexing capabilities, but because many use Find A Grave incorrectly.

As for people not linking to relatives, much of that is because linking is new to Find A Grave. When many of the memorials were created, it was not offered.

The rest is likely due to the already mentioned problems with indexing and searching Find A Grave.

Whenever I find two people who need to be linked, I send suggestions also. However, many contributors refuse to link to persons without cemeteries, which is as it should be since those persons are not supposed to be in Find A Grave.

Added by Anonymous on Sep 19, 2016 10:12 AM

RE: Isabel {Woodhall} Wilson
Even though owned by, FindAGrave is not a genealogical website. Persons without known cemeteries are not, per the rules) to be added.

Since the cemetery for Elizabeth is unknown, she must not be entered in Find A Grave.

Find A Grave is difficult enough to search. Adding a person who does not have a known burial place clutters up the site and makes it even harder.

It is better to add family connections in the bio, as I have now done.

Genealogy websites are the place to enter genealogical links.

Added by Anonymous on Sep 18, 2016 12:19 PM

Chris Enright Snyder
RE: Ezekiel Clarence Page
I'll add what you want, Lewis. Are you emailing me those dates and info? Thanks for looking into this.

Added by Chris Enright Snyder on Sep 15, 2016 1:50 PM

Chris Enright Snyder
RE: Ezekiel Clarence Page
I'll add what you want, Lewis. Are you emailing me those dates and info? Thanks for looking into this.

Added by Chris Enright Snyder on Sep 15, 2016 1:41 PM

John Maxwell
RE: Memorial #151046155
Hi Lewis,

I haven't checked my messages for some time. As I pull up the image associated with this memorial it appears oriented correctly. I must be missing something.


Added by John Maxwell on Aug 21, 2016 10:40 AM

RE: William & Ruth {Horton} Larrabee

Added by Andrew on Jul 16, 2016 3:59 PM

Chris Enright Snyder
Larrabee info
I added the info for Emery Horton Larrabee. No, I never received any other email with this info on it through Findagrave. And Lewis, I believe that Findagrave has made it that anyone can enter additional info by using the "edit" button at the top right. They might take a day or 2 to process, but you don't have to go through the manager of the page, I think. Try it next time and see.

Added by Chris Enright Snyder on Jul 09, 2016 12:43 PM

Chris Enright Snyder
RE: Emery H. Larrabee, Maplewood Cemetery
I entered the birth/death locations for Emery. But I don't see what his middle name is.

Added by Chris Enright Snyder on Jul 08, 2016 6:24 PM

RE: Franklin Eugene Larrabee
Hi Lewis

Since this family is also part of my family tree, I am going to retain management.

Thanks for being in touch. You made some great contributions to the memorial. Nice work!

Added by AuntieJ on Jul 08, 2016 1:36 PM


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