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CORRECTIONS and EDITS
Each memorial has an edit button. Click on the edit button to send us additional information about the individual. If you have links include those as well. Findagrave is a grave registration site, meaning that the final disposition is known and recorded. For that reason we do not link to burial unknown records.
Where Do I get My Information?
Most of the memorials I create are based on articles and death announcements in period newspapers as well as death certificates, burial permits, transcriptions, sources from Ancestry.com, Familysearch.org, books, my own cemetery visits and internet searches.
A lot of the memorials we maintain are family. A lot are not. Each memorial is special. We try to do additional research to find out about the people behind the memorials we create.
My two history passions revolve around Moran Place - The Blog and Dead Memphis Talking. Moran Place is dedicated to family history while Dead Memphis Talking uses period newspaper articles to bring the fascinating, sometimes bawdy and always politically incorrect history of Memphis to life. It also expands on many of the memorials you'll find on Findagrave.
--If you add a lot of photographs to Findagrave and need a fairly simple and free software program to crop, rotate, color correct etc. you'll find it here at Paint.net
--Need help figuring out if someone is your 1st cousin once removed? Check out the Consanguinity Chart at Familypedia.
--Findagrave FAQ's are a must read.
Archaic Dating Methods
You often see in obituaries and correspondence the abbreviation "inst." and "ult".
Inst is an abbreviation for instant meaning current. Ult. is an abbreviation for ultimo/ultimate and indicates an event took place the previous month.
example: "The funeral was on the 18th ult." simply means the funeral was on the 18th of the previous month whereas "The funeral was on the 18th inst." means it took place in the current month.
Relict is used as we use the word widow today. It denotes the female surviving spouse who did not remarry after the death of her husband.
Consort is seen on headstones and denotes the deceased wife. "Mary, consort of John."
née is sometimes seen on headstones and is used to indicate a woman's maiden name. example: Mary Timberlake nee Jones. Jones was her maiden name.
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