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Joanna (580,310 Memorials)
I am British, married to an American who has raised her children in the United Arab Emirates.
In looking at my Scottish ancestry I found a BIG GAP so my current mission is to address this and add in some of my own relatives and those of others I come accross.

I also like having grave photos in the tree so hats off to the people that add them... (read more)
 
Tony & Cindy Lloyd (235,517 Memorials)
I live in Nebraska and recently took over the Genealogy torch from my grandmother. I have had numerous people take photos of cemetery stones for me and I thought I would like to do the same for others. My wife Cindy helps to take photos, enter names, and deal with the thousands of corrections.

Special thanks goes out to Jenn O. (#47041892) for a... (read more)
 
jlong (506,490 Memorials)
If you have found a family member Memorial on Find A Grave then you are the recipient of some kindness and effort on the part of a volunteer. Someone once said that creating Memorials on FAG is like the proverbial Message-in-a-bottle— being cast out onto the sea of the internet, waiting to be found and linked back to a family. I enjoy creating those M... (read more)
 
Gone Gravin ★ (447,443 Memorials)
All submissions need to
a.) comply with all FAG policies.
b.) (bios) be a 'copy ready' narrative (i.e. complete sentences, in paragraphs, etc).
c.) be accurate.
d.) be submitted properly through the first five options on the EDIT tab when applicable.

Auto-processed edits post in 21 days if not otherwise addressed. You should not exce... (read more)
 
A.Firefly ∞ (1,234,210 Memorials)
If there is a change you can enter into the drop-down SAC (Suggest a Correction) system, please do so.

Bio info and transfer requests, and other changes not addressable in the drop-down system, send by "other" SAC.


✥ Please:

-Enter Maiden names when possible.

-Take up-close, careful shots of photo-ceramics on gra... (read more)
 
Twist (214,695 Memorials)
Hello.

I am in Michigan. I am not related to 99.999% of my entries, but have added them with the hope that other researchers who have come to a dead end may be helped. With respect to those entries, I have no other information available as I have tried to include as much info as I have.

PROCEDURES FOR LINKS, ADDING OR CHANGING INFO, TR... (read more)
 
Marvin & Samme Templin (483,076 Memorials)
We completed a survey of all known cemeteries in McMinn County plus transcribed McMinn County death certificates from 1914-1955.
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Surnames we are reseaching: Marvin's lineage = Templin, Click, Bryant, Sisk, Smith, Waddell, Gross. Samme's lineage = Carpenter, Simpson, Hutsell, Julian, Warren
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T.V.F.T.H. (2,059,834 Memorials)
**Please use the new edit functions - you can easily enter DOB/DOD and link information, and then I can hit the Approve button. If you choose not to, it can take up to 30 days for me to make your edits.**

Rudeness will be ignored.

I enjoy documenting graves so that others can find their kin easily & accurately. For every memoria... (read more)
 
Cyndi (902,672 Memorials)
Please use the edit tab on the memorial to suggest corrections, request additional information be added, or to request a transfer.

Thanks
 
Mom (299,054 Memorials)
 
Lostnwyomn (164,245 Memorials)
Use the "Suggest a Correction" feature on the appropriate memorial to submit information or any requests. I follow the Find-A-Grave guidelines regarding the transfer of memorials. Any transfer requests should only be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents,... (read more)
 
Tom Myers (214,518 Memorials)
I've been actively involved with genealogical research for over 25 years. My specialty is Bucks County, PA and surrounding areas.
 
Erice Wilcox (264,434 Memorials)
Once again I have had to remove my message board. Why? Cause people us it for the wrong reason. Request must be made according to Find A Grave guidelines. No corrections or transfers will be made from message board.

Retired ordained minister and husband to Mary Barton Wilcox, artist and author whose books "First Rose" and "First of Ever" address... (read more)
 
John C. Anderson (430,311 Memorials)
My interest of documenting cemeteries began with a request to help on an Eagle Scout project in 2001.

Since I love creating and working with databases, digital photography and genealogy, what better combination!

I've documented many Howard Co. Indiana and Montclam Co. Michigan cemeteries with thousands of tombstone photos. My largest co... (read more)
 
Dwight Baker (171,453 Memorials)
I live on the Travis and Williamson County border in Texas.

If you find one of your family members that I have created a memorial for, then feel free to request a transfer to you.

If you have family links, I will also be glad to add them for you also.

I take most of the photos I post myself and give you permission to use them or cop... (read more)
 
KChaffeeB (169,902 Memorials)
Thank you so much to the volunteers who not only list the information but also provide a photograph of the stones.

I'm 12th Generation American, directly decended from Thomas Chaffee (1635) and as such the Chaffee's and allied families are my interest.

The faq's are an amazing repository of information for FAG. You'll also learn a lot... (read more)
 
BKGenie (218,120 Memorials)
I have been interested in genealogy research for over 20 years. I enjoy taking photos and adding the information to this site in hope that it will help someone researching their family. I especially enjoy filling volunteer photo requests because it combines my love of photography, genealogy and volunteerism. If you see any mistakes or have additions to ... (read more)
 
GerbLady (243,734 Memorials)
The FAQ are guidelines and the guidelines are the RULES. Hence the FAQ are the RULES.
Mark, Jan 12, 2016, Official Ask an Admin

Rules are rules, and in this case, guidelines are rules. Please abide by them. They aren't that difficult.
A J Marik, Apr 13, 2013, Help Forum

The FAQs are definitely guiderules...or are they rulelines? No ... (read more)
 
Momstore (226,493 Memorials)
If someone is your direct family line, please let me know and I'll be happy to transfer them to you, as long as the person is within the Find a Grave guidelines for transfer. PLEASE USE THE "EDIT/SEND A CORRECTION" LINKS AND PROVIDE YOUR MEMBER NUMBER (located next to your name on your member page). Thanks!
 
Frank K. (211,894 Memorials)
My contributions are in honor of those, who walked before us, no disrespect is intended whatsoever by my submissions to this website.
💜 BE KIND TO ONE ANOTHER, WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES.💜

“There are three deaths. The first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave. The third is that ... (read more)
 
Lin (215,157 Memorials)
***Not stating clear request - Nothing accomplished.

Recording grave registration NOT genealogy/family trees.

***All Should Be Remembered.

***There is no better heritage than a good name that a father can bequeath to his children; nor is there in a family any richer heirloom than the memory of a noble ancesto... (read more)
 
Corey & Douglas Marshall-Steele (232,358 Memorials)
PLEASE NOTE:

When making requests for edits or transfer, please use the SAC (suggest a correction) method from the edit tab on that memorial. Sorry, edits or transfers will not be made from emails or wall postings, which would be needlessly inefficient. If you need assistance in using the edit tab, please refer to the Find A ... (read more)
 
III (482,713 Memorials)
 
David Woody (346,676 Memorials)
I am retired. Enjoy baseball (Atlanta Braves) and many other hobbies. I believe Find A Grave.com is a wonderful idea and hopefully more people will help identify a lot of the ones that have passed before us. I especially enjoy following some of the older graves especially those who fought in the civil war and have photos. This is so interesting to think... (read more)
 
RobMinteer57 (929,288 Memorials)
A big "Thank You" goes out to everyone who sends any info and links for the memorials I've added.

I got interested in Family History in 2007, and in 2008 and 2009 visited hundreds of my "dead relatives", as my wife so descriptively put it.

Feel free to use any of my grave marker photos any way that you want to, as few (if any) of them have... (read more)
 
Islington (200,577 Memorials)
Visit My Virtual Cemeteries to see majority of the historical stones in Toronto area then what is listed in famous headstones area of the site.

Also have 30 days to do a Suggest a Correcton which is site policy so emailing two days later asking why i have not done anything will get you nowhere lol

DO NOT LEAVE S.A.C.S. on my message board... (read more)
 
Dave (209,114 Memorials)
 
Susan Ing (175,956 Memorials)
I live in Maplewood Missouri.
I can go to several cemeteries for pictures.
Please let me know if we can help. My helper is my 13 pound dog Lola who chases the birds and other critters around while I look for tombstones.

My family names that I am working on are Strang, Durham, Franks, Ing/Inge, Pickering, Marlow, Gonia, Bridges, Asher, Abbo... (read more)
 
Judy Mayfield (216,929 Memorials)
Find A Grave's mission is 'graves registration'.

Please specify your relationship when requesting transfers. I am no longer transfering outside the Findagrave guidelines.

Due to the growing popularity of the website I have been getting multiple transfer requests for the same memorial from several different contributors. Trying to... (read more)
 
LostGeneration (272,924 Memorials)
"Any fool can criticize, complain and condemn - and most fools do." -Benjamin Franklin

PLEASE DO NOT POST DEATH CERTIFICATES OR DOCUMENT SCANS - THEY ARE REMOVED.

Transfer and edit requests should be made through the edit system. Transfer requests should include your exact relationship and contributor number. Transfer and edit requests ... (read more)
 
JOHN SVADBIK (3,208,487 Memorials)
Super Squirrel. Our family tree is full of nuts.

I enjoy researching especially online the parish records of Czech Republic and Austria. The records are usually in Latin, German Gothic or Czech, which I speak none of. The German Gothic is crazy hard to read the characters. I live in Miami, Florida. As more Cemetery records go online this helps to... (read more)
 
Christina (261,458 Memorials)
When you use my photos, please credit them back to me since I hold copyright, and more importantly so that others know the origin of the photo.

If you would like a memorial transferred to you, please use the Edit tab on the memorial as this will ensure the correct memorial is transferred to you. Also, please send an individual request for each... (read more)
 
International Wargraves Photography Project (1,936,097 Memorials)
The IWPP was created in September 2005 by Carina and Gary Nelson. Carina is Swedish born whose Grandfather served on the King's Guard of Sweden. Gary is a retired Staff Sergeant of the Washington DC Air National Guard, a retired Police Sergeant as well as retired from the Federal Government.

Beginning May 28, 2012 Carina and Gary relocated to... (read more)
 
Scout731 (174,152 Memorials)
Please utilize the edit tab on the memorial. Any other request submissions such as Bio. information, transfer, please use the SAC (suggest a correction) method from the edit tab on that memorial. I check edits at the beginning of the day, when possible. Suggested corrections on the weekend. If you have edits please utilize them. Also death certifica... (read more)
 
Bob & Nancy Cannon (165,219 Memorials)
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT MANY EDITS THAT WE RECEIVE CANNOT ALWAYS BE VERIFIED AND THEREFORE MAY NOT BE CORRECT. PLEASE SEND A NEW EDIT IF YOU FIND THE INFORMATION IS NOT CORRECT.

Find a Grave's mission is to find, record and present final disposition information. Read more on left side of this page by clicking on "Help with Find A Grave".

IF... (read more)
 
Angie Robinson (215,835 Memorials)
Photos may not be used without written permission. Posting my photos to other websites or publication not allowed.

Don't expect a response if you didn't include your email address.
 
Susanna Parrish (185,650 Memorials)
The only truly dead are those who have been forgotten.

Jewish Proverb

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My name use to be Susanna Parrish Allen. Same person!
 
Chris Mills (455,346 Memorials)
 
Scout (191,511 Memorials)
We try to photograph entire cemeteries. Often when on vacation we will photograph, therefore you may see our photos have been taken in many different areas of the the country.

Only personal photos and grave photos should be posted in the photo section, all others will be removed.This includes death cert, obits, and any other scanned document... (read more)
 
Mookie (205,660 Memorials)
I've been doing family research for over twenty years and it is still a favorite past-time.

Please use the edit system for edits, as anything else may take a lot longer.

Find A Grave has become a useful research tool, but has also been abused a bit. I try very hard not to connect any of my memorials to those that are labeled "burial unkn... (read more)
 
Rita Osborne (208,913 Memorials)
Please use the "NEW" editing system when you are sending suggestions. This includes Links to Parents and Spouse, birth and death information.

When sending edits please make sure you double check the sources you are using for the edits. A source is "Not" another tree. A source is birth certificate, death certificate, marriage records. I am ... (read more)
 
John Smolarek (230,509 Memorials)
Hi. Most of the memorials are for family to find and to ask for the management be transferred to them. All others: use the Edit function in the upper right of a memorial for corrections and suggestions.
 
Stuart Strout Woodside Skolfield (218,112 Memorials)
I guess I was 12 when my uncle George started telling me of my family roots, and gave me a lot of research. If you see any information that is not correct, please let us know. More than happy to make corrections and add relationship links to other memorials, but am curtailing (not stopping) transferring memorials due to growing misunderstanding of what ... (read more)
 
ProgBase (470,454 Memorials)
I'm trying to find lots of records for people looking for their ancestors. I try to do SACs within 48 hours (unless they're local to me, then I need time to add them to my spreadsheets) but may not have time to message you. If sending SACs, please finish your research first (I got five non-duplicate SACs in twenty minutes on the same memorial from the... (read more)
 
Headstone Genealogist (428,132 Memorials)
A simple "Transfer please." is all that is required to request a memorial transfer. The transfer will usually happen. (Over 34,000 transfers to date)
 
Robert "Rob" Weller (208,209 Memorials)
***PLEASE READ CAREFULLY IN ITS ENTIRETY***

I WILL NOT MAKE ADDITIONS OR CORRECTIONS FROM EMAILS.

PLEASE DO NOT MAKE MULTIPLE REQUESTS FOR DIFFERENT MEMORIAL CORRECTIONS ON ONE MEMORIAL SITE. GO TO EACH MEMORIAL SITE YOU ARE INTERESTED IN AND MAKE YOUR REQUEST THERE.

If, for some reason, you wish to have a memorial deleted, use the... (read more)
 
Paul R (240,788 Memorials)
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Please use the edit tab to ask for updates. Please use the free-form entry ('Suggest any other change or correction') only if there is no category for your change.

For transfers, please use the edit tab, then 'Suggest any other change or correction'.
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I am retired s... (read more)
 
Ron West (167,560 Memorials)
I am a bit of a fan of history and I love the history you find in cemeteries. My favorites are the old pioneer cemeteries of the west.

For those of you that are looking for forgotten relatives, loved ones, friends and family, I just want to say to you that I do what I do here on Find A Grave, for you. No one should be forgotten! We may not all ... (read more)
 
Graves (730,047 Memorials)
I'm caught up on auto-edits to 9/22 and email edits to about 9/22. (it's been a busy summer)

FYI - I bypass email change requests that point out a problem without a solution (such as stating I have an incorrect date without providing a correct date - requiring me to research). I'll get to them eventually but I process the change requests where th... (read more)
 
Crypt Tonight (182,170 Memorials)
 

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