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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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L Mastan
Vesper memorials
Thank you for so quickly accepting the numerous SAC's I sent for the Vesper family. Also a BIG THANK YOU for making the memorial for my cousin Harry "Ray" Vesper in Pacific Crest Cemetery.
Your "labor of love" is very much appreciated!
Blessings, L Mastan
Added by L Mastan on Oct 07, 2015 9:02 PM
Rowland Biggs
Thanks so much for the photo of Rowland Biggs gravestone!
Added by GJK on Sep 20, 2015 7:45 PM
Norma Murphy
James P Mann
I would like to thank you for the research you did for my Great Uncle James P Mann, I would never been able to travel that far I live in Michigan. I find it awful His parents Could not put even put a small marker on their youngest child. Again Thank You. If I can do something please contact me at again I live in Gaylord, Michigan. Norma Murphy
Added by Norma Murphy on Sep 09, 2015 6:33 PM
steve willis
Sarah Catherine Weeks Willis
Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph my Grandmother's grave and posting to Find A Grave. Steve Willis Carmichael, Ca.
Added by steve willis on Sep 08, 2015 11:35 PM
Wayne Turner
Verle A. Turner gravesite
Thank you very much for locating the gravesite for Verle A. Turner.

I will contact some other family members to see if we can collect funds for obtaining a marker for this grave. Though Verle was just an infant when he died, no one should ever go unremembered.
Added by Wayne Turner on Sep 06, 2015 10:38 AM
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
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