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P.K. Magruder (#47017377)
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Bio Photo PLEASE use the Edit tab and Suggest a Correction link to add/correct information. I try to get to them within 24 hours of receipt.

PLEASE use the Edit tab and Suggest a Correction to request a transfer. Please include your relationship. I will not transfer out of guidelines. Please spare me the "I am the family genealogist" and the "I have tons of information to add" stories. Use the edit system. Too many people have requested out-of-guidelines transfers and then never added so much as a comma to the memorial. Requests for bulk transfers will be summarily ignored.

I WILL NOT link to a "burial unknown". This IS a grave registration site.

If I do not maintain the memorial, but add a picture, PLEASE check the photo caption for the inscription.

My love of old cemeteries is genetic from my dad. I try to take pictures of the fallen/damaged markers first as they might end up "behind the shed" or "over the wall" by the next time I get there.

Sources for additional memorial information include:
Suggest A Correction, NEHGS, Fold3.com, Ancestry.com, NARA, other on-line sources, personal library, obituaries, newspaper items, etc.

Presenter of Betty Allen Chapter DAR "Celestial Residents Walking Tours": Bridge Street Cemetery (Northampton), Park Street Cemetery (Florence), and Spring Grove Cemetery (Florence), and a virtual tour of "The Celestial Residents of Chesterfield".

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InMemory
RE: RE Rebecca Torrey Duplicate
Please don't be offensive to me because I am a newer member than you. You aren't any better than me. I may not have created as many memorials as you have. However I have submitted over 5,000 edit corrections not including bio corrections. I do have experience working with volunteers all across the country.

I have sent messages to Find A Grave recently and I have been surprised at the fairly promptly response. Maybe this is because Find A Grave has been granted additional resources given their merge with Ancestry.
I believe they are getting additional resources all the time -- see below. Because you are the manager, I am letting you know and you have the responsibility to work together to resolve the duplicate issue. So I ask you again to refer to Find A Grave policy:

From what you explain one of the memorials is a cenotaph, where she is actually not buried.

Then the memorial of the cenotaph where not buried either needs to
1) merged the memorial into the other memorial where buried or
2) marked by Find A Grave as cenotaph. You certainly can keep your links as you have currently set up. This must be done by sending a request to Find A Grave to mark the memorial where not buried as a cenotaph.

Please remember that these memorials update Family Search, Ancestry, etc

If the other manager doesn't respond, let Find A Grave know and they will merge the duplicate into yours. Find A Grave may very well also suspend the other manager.

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OTHER
As you know, Find A Grave has had a process in place for quite some time where they process edit corrections after 21 days. Now they have added to that by adding any bio corrections not made within 21 days. I know because Find A Grave just sent me an e-mail asking for more information on a transfer request I sent via edit correction. They including the following in their e-mail.

"Please note that we have recently have implemented a new editing system which will automatically make the necessary edits or corrections that have been sent as a suggestion for a memorial after 21 days. All of the current suggestions for corrections have been made with in the 21 days. As soon as the 21 days have passed, the system will automatically make the corrections. If there are any edits or corrections to cemetery locations or biography please send them directly to edit@findagrave.com and we will be happy to make the necessary changes."
Added by InMemory on Apr 19, 2015 1:30 PM
InMemory
RE: RE Rebecca Torrey Duplicate
From what you explain one of the memorials is a cenotaph, where she is actually not buried.

Then the memorial of the cenotaph where not buried either needs to
1) merged the memorial into the other memorial where buried or
2) marked by Find A Grave as cenotaph. This must be done by sending a request to Find A Grave to mark the memorial where not buried as a cenotaph.

See Find A Grave policy. Please remember that these memorials update Family Search, Ancestry, etc

If the other manager doesn't respond, let Find A Grave know and they will merge the duplicate into yours. Find A Grave may very well also suspend the other manager.
Added by InMemory on Apr 19, 2015 6:36 AM
James Bianco
Esther (Hayward) Warner
I detailed Esther & 1st husband Lewis's bios a bit further and linked her to 2nd husband John Flavel Warner. I have many more photos to add to the memorials I created in Village Hill, somehow I was sidetracked on another project and didn't finish uploading the rest of them. Thanks for your work on this! If any of these people are related I can certainly transfer. Jim
Added by James Bianco on Apr 16, 2015 8:35 AM
Alan Eugene Koch
RE: Lillian, Ressie & Carrie Howard
Thank you for the reply.

I appreciate your consideration and respect your decision.

Best regards,
Alan
Added by Alan Eugene Koch on Apr 15, 2015 3:03 PM
Lookn4Folks
Lyman James
I would appreciate any help with Lyman James, Find A Grave # 41285493. You list him buried at Goshen Center Cemetery, Goshen, MA with no birth date and a death date of 16 Dec 1830. I also find Lyman James, born 23 Mar 1796 in Goshen, MA, died 16 Dec 1830 in Huntsville, AL and buried at Bellefonte Cemetery, Bellefonte, AL under Find A Grave # 20482857 with a headstone. I am trying to figure out if this is the same Lyman James and wondered if you had information that he was buried at Goshen Center Cemetery or if this was a memorial to him. Thanks for your help.
Added by Lookn4Folks on Mar 21, 2015 12:24 PM
Abby A-M
RE: Estimated birth years
I searched the dates not based on the book but on their death records.
Added by Abby A-M on Mar 12, 2015 9:23 PM
DebNC
RE: Identifying monuments on cemetery map
I used to live in Florence--for 20 years--but have spent the past 8 years in Asheville, NC.

I am looking at the graves closest to Park Street/fence. If you have an email address, I could upload a copy of the pic with the monument circled.
Added by DebNC on Mar 09, 2015 4:15 PM
Darlene Purdy Smith
Pictures
I was just wondering if you have any requirements for using your pictures. I usually copy photos to my Ancestry Family Tree and give credit to the Find A Grave volunteer.
Added by Darlene Purdy Smith on Mar 08, 2015 8:29 AM
Bette Hartman
Moses Fisk
I added the memorials of 1st wufe Emily Lucretia Todd and 2nd wife Martha Pratt to the memorial for Moses Fisk. You noted the dates of the marriage intentions for both marriages; could you provide me with the source information for those entries so I can add them to the information on his memorial.

Thanks,

Bette Hartman
Added by Bette Hartman on Feb 25, 2015 12:26 PM
John
Edward Bliss
Reference your suggested correction on Edward Bliss's birthdate. Got it, and thank you.
Added by John on Feb 03, 2015 12:08 PM
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