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"My Never Ending Puzzle Tree"|
Surnames: Tullis, Stapley, McMurtrie, Adams, Bliss, Bird, Bradford, Currier, Cross, Eccles, Forsythe, Hardman,Lamb, Flint,Gray and Grey, Lewis, Cass, Chase, Scott, Wilson, Peebles, Loomis, Farmer, Duncan, Landals and many more.
Just a few words while you're here...
While it's wonderful to find our ancestors and link them to others in our family tree I can't help feeling a bit sad. We can find our ancestors from long, long ago and even find some paintings and stories and a fragment of thier headstone, if we're lucky. But the part that is so sad is the closer to home we get, the fewer stones we find and the pictures and stories are forever lost. These days we can take pictures and record the stories so easily but when it comes time to pass to the next generation, nothing is to be found. That is one reason I like Find A Grave. It's the best place I have found to honor my loved ones.
We honor their memorial for a while then time passes by so quickly and the dearly departed graves are soon neglected and forgotten. We make excuses some real, some imagined. Then as the years are upon us we search and file and try to remember those things long forgotten trying to hold on to a lost moment in time. Back when we could of, should of asked and if only we listened more.
PS. A few pet peeve of mine, and probably many genealogist, is while we appriciate very much the photos placed on the memorials, I for one would like them even more if you would PLEASE, put a name to the picture. So many don't have anything written to tell what connection it has to the person. And while I'm stating this I will also ask if you see any memorial of mine that has errors, please by all means, make me aware of them.
Oh, yes one last item maybe someone can explain to me how and why does any one person manage the thousands and thousand of memorial they have?
I don't see how they can really manage so many and do it well. Maybe they don't understand what the word "manage" means, either that or they have a different dictionary than me. Managing a memorial, I thought, means you make it the best you are able. To 'tend' it. When you have so many it makes me wonder if that person is a 'collector'. This isn't a game.
I have personally 'tended' memorials that I have no connection to and it was very obvious the links that could be made had the 'manager' of the memorial noticed but they couldn't because there are sooo many other memorials to 'tend'.
I say if you can't keep up with all those memorials then it's time to allow your numbers to drop down to something more reasonable.
Also remember that just because someone adds flowers to a memorial does not mean they are related to that person so don't just drop the memorial in thier lap. You took on the memorial you have to treat it like you have adopted it and care for it and when the time comes to tranfer the memorial make sure the new "parent" is the right choise.
PS ps. I promise this is the last entry.
When you enter a name make it simple so it's easy to find. I have seen strings of names all placed in the surname area. The other problem is the over use of "Sir" and "de" and their placement in the wrong area which makes it difficult to look up a persons memorial. Add the different name spellings in the Bio section not the name area. It's too confusing especially when there is titles listed as well in the wrong areas.
Okay, Okay, I'm off my soapbox.
Thank you for stopping by.
A wonderful New System for Memorial Edits:
Go to your Contributor/Profile page.
Look in the upper right corner. You should see "Edits" - it's a great place to suggest editting of that memorial. But PLEASE be very sure of your corrections before submitting.
Thank you to all efforts made to make Find A Grave the very special place we can come to find and honor our loved ones.