|Craig & Tonya Banks (#46890871)|
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When I joined Find a Grave it was a good website where a person could find and connect to their past without having to pay an annual fee. As I searched other volunteers home pages, I would read in their bios how they too expressed their support for the website and how it helped them to find a love one. On certain occasions though, I would come across a bio in which the volunteer didn't write a bio about themselves, but they expressed anger about the neglect of other individuals who didn't abide by the website rules. As I continued to read the bio, I wondered why they would choose to express their anger and frustration rather than write something good about themselves. Well after many years of contributing memorials, photos, and flowers, I know now why they wrote those angry words. I have come to realize that when a website offers free membership, it opens the door to every idiot who has nothing better to do than to create frustration and tension for other people. If these trouble causing individuals were forced to pay an annual fee, I believe they would think twice about wasting their money on creating aggravation for other individuals. I am changing my policy, and will be a STRICT keeper of the Find a Grave Rules. This means: Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be YOUR siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. If you don't understand this, then go find someone who does understand this statement and can explain it to you. There are many of my relatives memorials that I don't manage and I am quite happy to leave them in the hands of other people. If there is something I want added to the memorial I click the EDIT tab and make my request. This is the correct, by the rules, way for this website. If this rule is not followed, then when I receive your email/request, I will list it as spam and it will be deleted.|
Another rule I have found that volunteers are breaking is the photo copyright rule. You CANNOT claim a photo you DID NOT TAKE. I have found many of my photos being copied and pasted on other memorials. This is a serious rule infraction. REMEMBER, IF YOU DIDN'T TAKE THE PICTURE.....DON'T TAKE CREDIT FOR THE PICTURE! Ask for permission.
Finally, Be accurate with your information. When photo volunteers go out to fill a photo request, they are taking their time and money to get you that photo. Don't just put someone in a cemetery because it seems like the right one. Take the time to do some research and get confirmation before you list a memorial. Be Considerate!
There are certain individuals out there (and you know who your are) who have caused me to take these measures and unfortunately for the innocent, I'm sorry but things have changed.
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|Jeff Futch||Aunt Onnie married into the White Family|
Onnie Idabelle Futch married Edgar White 9/8/1937
her Father was William Everette Futch
her Mother was Alletta Iola (Allie Milton
I'm sure you can check this our on the Futch Line
Jeff Futch Fort Myers FL.
|S.J. Wingate||Mary Gugel Weitman Gnann|
Regret . . . misspelled middle name wrong . . . it is GUGEL not Gugle.
|S.J. Wingate||Mary Gugle Weitman Gnann 1830-1913|
Your work is greatly appreciated, but I would like you to update your info on this person. I know Mary's maiden name is WEITMAN NOT GUGLE.
Mary's mothers maiden name was Gugle and Mary's middle name is Gugle.
(1) Records of Effingham Co., GA, Part 2, Effingham Co. Legal Records From The GA Genealogical Magazine, p 154.
Granted marriage license to CLETUS GNANN and MARY G. WEITMAN on July 29, 1852.
(2) GA Salzburgers & Allied Families, Vol.1, p 514 (Gnann Family).
(3) GA Salzburgers & Allied Families, Vol.4, p 3071 (Weitman Family).
Your work is greatly appreciated.
Sandra J. Wingate
# 78350934 Mary Carolyn Graham is the Daughter of John A Graham and Lillian Barwick Graham memorial # # 97603262, in case you want to link them.
Added by quiltedv on Sep 11, 2014 10:03 PM
|Diana B||Henry Heath|
Thank you for adding the parents. I saw that you had the info in the bio section but a family member wants me to link as many children as possible to the parents page.
Added by Diana B on Sep 10, 2014 7:46 PM
|Ronnie||Margararet Reiser Groover 40520454|
Hi Craig and Tonya,
You had Margaret linked to John David Groover but she was actually married to Luther C Groover #47559852. I put in a correction on the edit tab but I don't know if it will actually delete the incorrect link. I am a Groover descendant and have records showing Luther Groover married Margaret Reiser and John David Groover married: Elvira, Rebecca, Ella, and Anna.
Added by Ronnie on Aug 24, 2014 4:17 PM
|Paul S||Hulett Cemetery|
You appear to be in the know on the site and rules. Who has edit rights to the "general" information about the cemetery?
I have noticed some cemetery transcriptions that are becoming available at FamilySearch. They appear to have been done in the 1950's. So obviously they wouldn't be current. But they could be useful in research.
Here's one for the Hulett Cemetery in Telfair county.
So I'm wondering how one would add such a link to the cemetery description?
Added by Paul S on Aug 24, 2014 8:24 AM
|Daniel Coursey||Memorial transfer|
Would you please transfer memorial #74476813 to me. He is my grandfather on my mothers' side. Thanks very much.
|Olivia Williamson Braddy||Daniel Edward Odom|
Craig, please check the above Odom's wives and children. It looks like he's having children by two wives at the same time. Something must be wrong with this.
Here's one of the children, listed by a different wife:
|M. A. Claxton||Brinson additons|
Thank you so much for adding the edits that I submitted for the Brinson memorials. I just happened upon them in working with some pictures I was posting from a local cemetery and I like to see memorials as complete as possible. I appreciate all the work you've done.
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