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Dianne Beattie (#48355095)
 member for 1 year, 4 months, 11 days
What are the names of your grandparents? If I find them I will transfer them to you.

Added by Yandeau on Mar 03, 2014 9:25 PM

We are required to transfer parents memorials to their children unless a person declines.

You might like to write a bio. If you find other family members you can link them to his memorial.
Other than that you can add flowers on special occasions.
Even if you don't add anything there is nothing more required to maintain the memorial.
You have already added photos and that's just about it.
Are his parents buried in the same area?
I will look for the stone transcription and send it through edit.

Added by Yandeau on Mar 03, 2014 6:59 PM

Transferred your dad
Just a tip re transfers.
Contributors are required to transfer your family within 4 generations only. ie
-your spouse,children grandchildren. siblings
-your parents,
-your grandparents
-your great grandparents.

If the person who maintains the memorial is also related within the guidelines, they do not have to transfer. Aunts, Uncles cousins do not have to be transferred.

Some people transfer only within these guidelines
and that is allowed and their choice,
Others transfer freely outside the guidelines.
again their choice.

Some women's memorials may be listed under their maiden name so it's wise to look under both maiden and married name when you enter a new memorial.

I live in Simcoe co. so if you need help in finding some of your relaives burials here,feel free to ask and I wil do the best I can to help.

Added by Yandeau on Feb 28, 2014 7:58 PM

Your Dad
How wonderful you found your dad and I will transfer his memorial to you so you can add photos and bios.
No I don't know him. Many of us are trascribing cemeteries and are not related in any way. All the info you need to know is in the "help with findagrave in the left hand side of the screems.
Am sure you will get on to it.
Lorie has done a nice job of explaing things to you.

In the meantime, welcome to the site and hope you enjoy it.

Added by Yandeau on Feb 28, 2014 7:15 PM

...forgot the link =)
Find A Grave Memorial# 35092641

Added by Lorie on Feb 23, 2014 9:52 PM

One more cool feature....
If you are at all interested in compiling your family tree - or at least posting it on Find A Grave, it makes it VERY easy to "share" with other family members and you can create links to connected family members.
Here's my grandfather's memorial. GO check out the Family Links with the Parents / Spouse / Children connections and those go to each of THEIR memorials as well.
I have actually "connected" with living cousins in Nebraska because of my Find A Grave memorials

Added by Lorie on Feb 23, 2014 9:52 PM

RE: Just discovered FindAGrave
I am so glad that I was able to provide this for you. No, I do not know any of the family. I am simply a data guru digging for misc online information and compiling it on Find A Grave for family members to find, claim and add to.
If you read my profile, it explains very well my motivation and desired contribution path.

Find A Grave is truly a community collaboration. Each memorial can begin in several different ways.
Family tree enthusiasts will create memorials for their family members and post whatever info they may have, then someone who lives near a cemetery might find and post a photo of the gravestone.And then a 3rd person who is a true genealogist may provide SSA info, Obit info, lineage connections etc.

Others (like me) will create several unrelated memorials based on newspaper listings or from local databases and then family members can search and find out where "Aunt Harriett" is buried b/c no one in the family remembers... Or discover other ancestors based on an anonymous genealogist just putting the right leaves on the right branch. Then you find COUSINS you never knew existed

There are still more people who like to take pictures, and so they will go to their local cemeteries and photo-document ALL of the headstones and post to Find A Grave either with a NEW memorial or update an existing. (I used to do this but sunny days are few and far between).

If I had to give you 1 tip as a beginner, I would say that before you CREATE any new memorials, be sure to SEARCH thoroughly for a possible existing one first. If you find an existing relative's memorial, you can always request a "Transfer of Management" from whomever currently "Maintains" it

I could ramble on.... and on....
But if you have ANY questions, just send me a message and I will help you out.

Ciao & Welcome to Find A Grave

PS - Your dad's memorial is currently maintained by YANDEAU.

Take Care,

Added by Lorie on Feb 23, 2014 9:45 PM


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