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FortheKing (#47433387)
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Bio Photo Due to spam issues, removed e-mail from being visible. If you need to contact me and don't have my e-mail, please post on my wall.

Most memorials I add have been verified by viewing the grave, seeing a photo of the headstone (with GPS if GPS was attached to the photo) or by verifying with several independent sources to document cemetery location.

Clarification. The below was added after numerous comments in various groups by people who don't understand U.S. copyright law. I am not a copyright attorney, but have consulted with copyright legal experts and the U.S. Copyright Office on copyright law on copyright issues for other purposes.

The new agreement with Ancestry does not allow people to post photos from this website to Ancestry without first getting permission. Both sites make it very clear the copyright holder retains copyright and you need his/her permission to use any photo. Under U.S. copyright law, photos taken after 1977 are covered by copyright without the need to register it, use the (c), circled c, copyright, or any other notice. Using someone else's photo with citation is not a substitution for needing permission.

I personally photographed over 95% of the photos I have uploaded, and have permission from the copyright holders for the remaining ones. Some of them have asked me to not to list their names after they were hassled by some people because they would not allow the photos to be used on other sites, especially paid sites like

If you wish to use any of the photos on other websites (including Family Search, and any of its affiliates, etc.), contact me and I will let you know if the photo can be used.

If a photo request asked for permission to be used elsewhere and I filled it, the original requester or his/her heirs has permission to use the photo(s) in line with what was listed in their photo request.

I will consider OOG (out of guideline) transfers on an individual basis as long as the memorial isn't for a person related to me, but please state the nature of the relationship (family, close friend, etc.). I don't do bulk transfers. I reserve the right to not transfer OOG in certain situations.

I always do a detailed multi-stage search before, and immediately after, adding a new Memorial to avoid creating a duplicate Memorial. However, on rare occasions, an existing name doesn't show up in a search. If that happens, please let me know and I will remove the duplicate Memorial I added. However, if I added the Memorial first, mine is not the duplicate.

Part of this approach includes making sure they are added to the correct cemetery. This includes comparing cemetery records when available to other records, checking obits and death certificates, looking at photos that were taken with GPS-enabled devices, etc. Again, sometimes the research doesn't indicate when a person has been moved from Cemetery A to Cemetery B, or that Cemetery A was later acquired by Cemetery B. I won't add someone based solely on obit or death certificate information as the information may be incorrect.

Update 2: With the new SAC/Edit system, we won't be seeing as many e-mails, but I do check e-mail because some will still come through e-mail and I check the Edits tab on a regular basis.

I try to get to SAC/Edit requests as soon as I see them. If I haven't gotten to your request within a week, please feel free to post a message on my wall with the ID of the Memorial. I check my Spam folder on a regular basis, but I get enough e-mail that a request can occasionally fall through the cracks. The nature of the Edit/SAC will determine how I handle it.

Looking for a variety of names spread mostly across the eastern half of the U.S.

Honoring the memory of my Dad who was in the Air Force, my brother who served in the Marines and Army, and for the many relatives who have served in the military over the years.

Updated 08 May 2014, still alive and kicking.
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Bette Keene Scavone
George W. Berry
Thank you very much for taking the time to photograph the stone of my great Uncle George. I had hoped to travel to Kansas & visit the cemetery, but health issues have kept me away. grateful thanks to you from me & his parents who went to Wichita for their son's funeral those many years ago.
Added by Bette Keene Scavone on Aug 28, 2015 5:43 PM
Asel Magruder
Thank you for the gravestone photos. His name is spelled so many we know the correct spelling from his stone. Jill MacRae
Added by JDM on Aug 28, 2015 2:15 PM
Thanks for the photo you placed on Linda Schnitzer's page. Is this someone you would like transferred? I also do OOG transfers.
Added by OkieBran on Aug 28, 2015 10:54 AM
Julie A (Eskridge) Taylor
Thomas Eskridge
Thank you for the transfer "FOR THE KING" I appreciate it, and will keep it updated.. Tracking Eskridge family from Kentucky to Virginia.. I think they started in Virginia, so it is backtracking..
thanks again.. Julie (Eskridge) Taylor
Added by Julie A (Eskridge) Taylor on Aug 22, 2015 10:43 PM
Iva Loewen
Would you be so kind as to permit me to use your grave photograph on my tree? I would appreciate it so much. Deanna Johnson, Mission, TX.
Added by DKJ on Aug 20, 2015 11:01 PM
Lowell Loewen
Thanks so much for posting your photograph of Loewens' grave. I appreciate it so much. Deanna Gilmore Johnson, Mission, TX.
Added by DKJ on Aug 20, 2015 10:50 PM
Brianna Butler
Information Regarding McNelly
The possible father id you have on Rev. James Craig McNelly is his father. His father is James Kenneth "Jim" McNelly (24561912) This is my aunt's husband and her children. So you can link them, if you'd like.
Added by Brianna Butler on Aug 15, 2015 4:31 PM
Brianna Butler
Information Regarding McNelly
Added by Brianna Butler on Aug 15, 2015 4:29 PM
Nedra Fortune
RE: Shared Webb Headstone
Yes, he does...thanks!
Added by Nedra Fortune on Aug 09, 2015 9:06 PM
Nedra Fortune
RE: Shared Webb Headstone
Thanks! I appreciate the info. I thought it was most likely, but didn't want to ignore the possibility that they transported her back....
Added by Nedra Fortune on Aug 09, 2015 9:04 PM
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