|Bio and Links|
Note - As of August 2017 my messages have been disabled due to contributors using the message feature rather than the edit tab as outlined in the Help/FAQ section to make edit requests, transfer requests and submit documentation. That is also part of the reason my email address is hidden. This choice is clearly allowed by Findagrave and I ask that my choice be respected rather than judged according to your personal standards/wishes. If you want to contact me about something other than a specific memorial you can always use one of my memorials "suggest any other correction" link.|
(If you have never read the FAQ/Help or the Terms of Service/Community rules or haven't for some time I would suggest you do so as there is lots of important and worthwhile information in them.)
*Thank you for being a fellow volunteer collaborator on Find A Grave.
I am thankful that sites such as Find A Grave are here to document the final disposition (burial location, cremation, etc.) of the ancestors, descendants, relatives and friends of so many. These sites and the "memorials" created may well be around longer than a tombstone or cemetery exists or a tombstone is readable. I hope my time spent creating and maintaining memorials through research and collaboration with others will be of use to others researching where their ancestors and loved ones are buried as a part of their family history.
*EDIT PROCESS - Please use the edit process outline in the Help/FAQ.
I will most likely research your edit requests will contact you if I have a question or would like to see a copy of the official documentation the request is based on. It is nothing personal, but based on experience often necessary.
*OBITUARIES - The Terms of Service/Community Rules we all agreed to when we joined the site prohibit adding copyrighted materials (obits, pictures, etc.) without permission from the copyright holder. You are welcome to submit a bio in your own words based off of facts in the obituary and I am happy to add the name of the newspaper or website where the full obit can be found and the date it appeared to the bio section. The names of living people will not be listed in the bio nor will URL links in accordance with site rules.
*Please do not post scanned obituaries or photos that you did not take to the photo section as they are against the TOS/Community Rules on Findagrave due to copyright issues.
*TRANSFERS - Findagrave requires transfers of direct ancestors and descendants within 4 generations (spouse, siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren), unless the manager is also related within those guidelines. Findagrave does not require transfers to people outside of the guidelines noted above and at this time I rarely do for the reasons outlined in the FAQ/Help. Please use the the process outlined in the Help/FAQ to request transfers.
*BURIAL UNKNOWNS - Since Findagrave purpose is to document final disposition, I will not link to memorials where the burial location is unknown or to people who have obviously been intentionally placed in a cemetery where someone "thinks" they "might be" (especially when I know it has been proven they are not buried there) or where the "body lost or destroyed" designation is clearly being misused (that designation is not supposed to be used just because you don't know where a person is buried). Findagrave does not require linking to memorials where the final disposition is unknown or guessed at.
Findagrave is not a family tree site or a memorial site, it is a site to document final dispositions with the ability to add information that is of genealogical value and that helps memorialize a persons life.