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Kathy (#47737776)
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"Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren".

"The goal at Find A Grave should not be to manage all of your family members. If you have information to add, you should suggest it to the current manager and they should make the changes."
~Jim Tipton, creator of Find A Grave.

I will gladly transfer within the guidelines and am more than happy to make corrections and additions to those memorials which fall outside of the guidelines. If memorials I've transferred are stripped of the obit or photos, I won't transfer anymore to that person. I do not transfer "all" of any name. Please use virtual cemeteries for the purpose of collecting "all" your relatives.
Please use the edit key for transfers and
changes or corrections.

Photos I take may be used, no need to ask permission, but please give me credit, as FAG photo takers are volunteers who provide their own gas and time to go take photos. Please put "Headstone photo taken by FAG Volunteer, Kathy #47737776" in the description box. Thank you, in advance.

I include the newspaper or funeral home when mentioned for future relatives who are trying to build their family trees. Even though other FAG members feel it is an easy way to "beat me" to the obituary. Shame on you. If you don't have the time to enter more than the date born and the date they died, maybe you need a new hobby. Every persons life should be remembered for more than just a couple dates.
A name with "unk" "unk" for the dates is no memorial at all. My purpose is a full and complete memorial.
So often I see-"my photos are not to be used on paid sites like". FAG is owned by and has been for several years now. This is what FAG says--Find A Grave is owned and supported by Ancestry. Our Terms of Service state that when you upload content to Find A Grave, you grant Find A Grave and its group companies the right to reuse that content on other sites in the group, including Ancestry users may include information found on Find A Grave in their trees on Ancestry sites and Ancestry may show information and images from Find A Grave in their search or other areas of the site. This expands the reach of the information collected on Find A Grave and helps other members of the Ancestry Community who are researching their ancestors.
And as for duplicates--"Because so many people add data to Find A Grave, there are often duplicate cemeteries and duplicate memorials added. This is a very common situation and is quite difficult to resolve in a way that keeps everyone happy. Before adding a memorial, search the cemetery to see if a record with that name has already been added. If you are adding a memorial for someone who has recently passed or who does not have a physical grave or memorial marker in a cemetery (perhaps their ashes were scattered), please do a general search on Find A Grave (do not enter a location) to see if a memorial has already been created for that person. If you find a memorial has been added but has incomplete or incorrect information, instead of creating a duplicate memorial use the tools provided to submit corrections, additions or a transfer request via the "Suggest A Correction" link under the 'Edit' tab on the upper right of the memorial. Never deliberately create a duplicate memorial". To me this means, send an edit, do not just make a duplicate. FAG has enough unintentional duplicates! When a woman has been married more than once--I use the name in the obituary, if a headstone isn't available from a previous marriage with her name on it. I don't "presume" she'll be buried with the first husband, as maybe the 2nd or 3rd marriage is who she preferred to be buried next to. I don't have ESP to know this.

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Marion Ertmer
41668646 and 8823751 are duplicates. Please delete your entry as it was done later and has less detail.
A distant relative, Marion Ertmer, Thanks
Added by Marion Ertmer on Feb 26, 2017 7:37 AM
Barbara Sherriff Hahn
RE: Anna Mae Sherriff
Thank you Kathy. I can certainly understand your grief and your loss. I have lost two of my six sisters to date, and one of my three brothers.
I appreciate the transfer.
Added by Barbara Sherriff Hahn on Feb 25, 2017 12:31 PM
RE: Earl E. McGuth # 163070136
I live close to Earl's grave and will take a swing by and see if a headstone has been put up yet. I'll be glad to remove the fresh grave picture then. Thanks for the e-mail.

Added by jstev on Feb 24, 2017 8:31 AM
RE: # 162827909 Edward Doyle
Thank you. Its easy to do when you get wrapped up in names. No, I'm not related.
Added by Rainbow on Feb 23, 2017 6:20 PM
# 162827909 Edward Doyle
I am wondering why you have a female photo on Edward's memorial?
Added by Rainbow on Feb 23, 2017 4:26 PM
Kathy's kin n more
RE: Karl Abbink
Thank you so very much for the transfer!! Kathy
Added by Kathy's kin n more on Feb 21, 2017 6:32 AM
David VanderZee

I am trying to lighten up some of my memorials and noticed that you had his father's memorial. Would you be interested in taking over David VanderZee's memorial #74615397.

Added by Lisa on Feb 08, 2017 8:29 PM
Larry Pauly
Emil Henschel
Kathy, do you have a grave stone marker for Emil Henschel 169094837? I have one in Dubuque Mt Calvary.
Added by Larry Pauly on Feb 08, 2017 10:08 AM
Patrick William Coghlan
I've been adding information to my father page (Francis J Coghlan) and adding some photos. The problem is that I am not able to sequence them in the proper order. I contacted Find a Grave and they told me I had to contact you. (See there message to me below.

Hello Patrick,

Thank you for contacting Find A Grave in regard to updating the photo order on the memorial for Francis J. "Fran" Coghlan (113422809).

The manager of the memorial can rearrange the photo order to their preference. Since this memorial is managed by an active member, we ask that you contact the member first in order to request this change. If there is not any response within thirty days you may send us the request again.

If you have already contacted the member and have not received a response within thirty days, please send us an email back with that information. We appreciate your patience with this process.

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I suppose there are two means to solve my problem.
1. I can give you the order of photos presented.
2. You can relinquish administrative authority to me.

My email is
My phone is 615-595-2646

Thanks -- Pat Coghlan

Added by Patrick William Coghlan on Feb 02, 2017 9:36 AM
RE: Jack A. Nelson
Thanks for getting back with me, Kathy. I know what you mean about my father-in-law being my husband's father. Like you, I would have transferred him though because he is a close relation, and he is my children's direct line. One reason I do family research is for them. I personally would transfer anyone that wasn't related to me. I can understand your frustration though with people stripping your work. I do have a subscription to Ancestry, but I feel the same way you do about it. I want to put as much out there as possible to be accessible to everyone. My pet peeve is people who put wrong info out there though. Most of them do it unknowingly. That is why I was trying to get the children of my great great grandfather corrected. Yes, I hope we can all work together and be kind. All the best to you and yours.
Added by Historybuff74 on Feb 01, 2017 8:41 AM
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