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I'm a fairly recent (as of 7 years ago, anyway) enthusiast of cemetery photography. I suspect becoming a site contributor and (former) photo volunteer was inevitable, especially given past traveling.|
That photo there? Yes, I am sitting on a headstone. It's my mother's. I don't do that with any other headstone anywhere. I don't own any but Mom's, where my cremains mingled with my baby son's will one day be scattered.
Most of the memorials I have created are for people I am not related to. They once came from picture-taking adventures and subsequently learning that no memorial existed. (When appropriate, I added photographs to existing memorials.) These days most added memorials come from obituaries (current and historic) and from books of cemetery transcripts and funeral home records at my local genealogy library.
If you find that one of your relatives has a memorial made by me, I'll be pleased to transfer management - WITHIN the 4-generation direct relationship guidelines as given in the Find A Grave FAQ. --->> Please specify your exact relationship in the "Other" edit! <<---
FAQ #162 states that the 4-generation direct relationships are as follow: "This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren." Your spouse's relatives within the 4 generations? Sure, no problem.
Please do *not* waste my time and yours by demanding management of your third cousin once removed ex-husband's college roommate's great-aunt. Or of that old dude from down the block during your childhood whom you have not even thought about for the last 30 years. Virtual cemeteries are a great thing for those folks.
Transfer requests posted as messages will be summarily ignored. Kindly use the proper method that was specifically set up by FaG administration.
Annnnnnnnd: Kindly DO NOT copy my photographs. Yes, I ***REALLY*** DO mean: DON'T post photographs that I have taken to other memorials or to any other website. Copyright for images posted to Find A Grave remains with the photographer, who in this case reserves the right to not permit further sharing on the Internet. This is not negotiable and photo theft will be appropriately reported.
Valid edits are great. They make me happy. Bogus edits, hysterically insisting that I post cut-and-paste obituaries stolen from the newspaper as biographies, adding photos stolen from obituaries and other websites, and nasty demands bring out my inner Balrog. Nobody enjoys the Balrog, not even the Balrog.
I find graving and genealogy to be pleasant hobbies. Let's keep it pleasant.
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|L Howsen||William Moore Van Valkenburch|
You request a photo for William Van Valkenburch at Oakland Cemetery in Warren,Arkansas. This person is Buried at Pine Myrtle Cemetery in Warren, not Oakland can you change the request for photo.
Added by L Howsen on Sep 19, 2017 12:17 PM
|Don Calhoun||Patrick Allen Calhoun, 80718123|
I noticed that you submitted 2 photo requests for the Altus Cemetery in Altus OK.
They were for Infant Baughman 131008595 and Infant Beaker 139936492.
Please read the obit I developed for my eldest brother, Patrick Allen Calhoun, 80718123. He is also buried in Babyland in that same cemetery.
This will adequately explain the lack of stone photo's in Babyland.
Your photo request will probably never be satisfied, as there probably isn't a stone there.
Hi, just wanted to let you know that I was at the Graveyard Ridge Cemetery this past weekend and fulfilled your photo request but could not find a grave stone for Lola Hensley.
|Rita Collvins Mayfield||Infant Daughter Adler|
Adler, Infant Daughter 183149231
Got number 2 posted. Ready for a flower.
|Rita Collvins Mayfield||Infant Blake|
I am also partial to infant burials. In doing photo work in the older cemeteries in Washita, Kiowa and Jackson counties. I noted so many infants and small children burials from long ago days. Many, you could see, had no one to visit or care as so many folks moved on and left the area and it pained my heart. I could not stand for them be so forgotten, so I made memorials and posted flowers just to show they weren't forgotten.
Thanks for the kind words about the posting of DCs. Usually I get blasted for asking them to delete them. There are a few of us around the feel the same way. :)
|Demaris Miller||RE: Mr. Littleton|
|Shelburn Wilkes||RE: Ralph Franklin True (#110881662)|
Regarding death location for this entry at Find A Grave, SSDI shows his address as Bibb County at time of death...along with two obits...and at least five family trees. Probably safe to say that he died in Bibb County. Thanks.
|Joseph Mann||Irma Adams|
I am confused. It has nothing to do with your specific request, but I thought I had photographed her grave recently for you, and yet the photos are not there. I created a memorial for one of the people, but I do not generally create a memorial unless I take a specific photo of their grave.
Maybe I am in the Twilight Zone. I will take the photo, but my home computer crashed yesterday and I may not have it back until after Labor Day.
|Rita Collvins Mayfield||Infant Blake|
If you are related to this person, I would be happy to transfer management to you, as I am not related. Just let me know.
|Mark||Infant Blake (Altus Cemetery, OK)|
I fulfilled your photo request for Infant Blake. However, doing so revealed that there are two (redundant) virtual memorials for Infant Blake, so I am coordinating among the managers to eliminate the newer one that you made the request for.
Added by Mark on Aug 20, 2017 6:09 PM
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