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NWO (#46583762)
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NOTE: I ignore and delete all suggestions that do not provide a source that I can double-check for their "information". Those with "Linking Sickness" create quite a mess when they perpetuate and spread wrong "facts". There are those who need to learn the definition of the word SUGGESTION. They seem to consider it the same as command or order. Some I simply am not interested in placing on the entry as they add nothing except length. (Often taken word-for-word from the Wikipedia entry ! ) If you can't take the time to state the source, I can't be bothered with your "information". I've received way too much nonsense, whether through carelessness, stupidity, or maliciousness. There are times when I do not immediately consider your SUGGESTION, since I am not one of those fortunate enough to have "no discernable occupation."

The "Transfer" thing is getting to be silly, and annoying. It seems to be a quest to increase a "score", without making any actual effort. (Possibly graduates of the Atlanta public "education" system ?) Don't bother asking. Create a Virtual Cemetery for your distant "relatives". Do some NEW work for the total database. Add NEW people. As in society-at-large, nothing will improve by doing each others laundry, or by Mooch-A-Grave.

I find it interesting that transfer requests (and outright grabs, even changing the number totals ! ) almost always seem to be for individuals that are considered famous, and very seldom for ordinary people. Why don't you "poachers" try adding to the overall database, and stop playing the "Gold Star Game" of grabbing other members research and efforts, which was often done at serious expense. The "entitlement" mentality is running wild, devoid of effort, devoid of shame. If you were part of a basketball team, would you demand that your team-mates give you their points ? Possibly Find-A-Grave can become an online version of Detroit ? I can't even begin to imagine what the parents of some of you characters must have been like, raising you in such a disgraceful manner. It is sad that what should be a serious, useful resource has those within the control-structure who delete, alter, re-assign, re-credit, etc. entries, alienating many contributors, and creating another on-line mess. They appear to regard the site as some weird sort of online game for their amusement and ego.

There is Wikipedia for reading lengthy bios. This is FIND-A-GRAVE, not a mirror-site for work that has already been done on Wikipedia. It is a GRAVE site, not a biography or genealogy site - the internet is already loaded with those, and certainly doesn't need another one.

There is, unfortunately, a FIND-A-BIO group, who place entries without bothering to locate the grave, declaring that they are unknown, apparently hoping someone else will make the effort for them. If you do not have the grave or cremation information, PLEASE do not create useless entries. Your information is readily available elsewhere.

I have noticed an almost cult-like attitude among many contributors. Since Find-A-Grave has been sold to Ancestry.com, people should be AWARE they are providing free labor and information to a rather expensive genealogy company.

As for myself, I have joined the growing ranks of those so disgusted by the continual pilferage and changing of numbers, that I now only add family & friends to the database, although I continue my hobby of finding notable people, which existed long before Find-A-Grave.
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D. Wilson
Wilfred Harold Munro Memorial# 93256340
Thanks NWO for adding the parent links and bio for Wilfred Harold Munro. His books about the history of Bristol, RI are a fun read!
Added by D. Wilson on Nov 15, 2014 11:21 AM
Grave Recorder
George Spencer Knapp
in Oak Woods Cemetery in Chicago. I sent an edit for his parents to be linked to him. This is based on what you have on his memorial and the fact that he is buried in their family plot. I have created his parent's memorials based on their headstones and I have added his headstone photo to the memorial as well
Added by Grave Recorder on Sep 27, 2014 9:29 PM
James
Melborne Clinton Burr
Thank you for posting my great great grandfather on Find A Grave.
Added by James on Sep 21, 2014 9:49 AM
James Clarke
Ida Place #35009372
I sent you the suggestions to link her to her parents. This information was gathered from the news report of her killing, the marriage certificate of her father William to her mother Laura. Information also obtained through the local LDS.
Added by James Clarke on Apr 22, 2014 9:12 PM
JLF
Maria K. Kindsvater
I am the "village coordinator" for the village of Shcherbakovka, Russia through AHSGR. My information about her maiden name and birth and death dates goes through my German-Russian research. JLF
Added by JLF on Jan 04, 2014 12:33 PM
SLGMSD
Hyacinth Robert Agnel
Find A Grave Memorial# 49611936

Here is a source for you to check out.

http://www.lib.muohio.edu/multifacet/record/mu3ugb3551453

Relief of heirs and legal representatives of Hyacinth Robert Agnel, deceased, military affairs.]

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Page:United_States_Statutes_at_Large_Volume_23.djvu/650

If you need more I can send them.
Added by SLGMSD on Jan 02, 2014 2:09 PM
Bronx Aquarian
Lippincott stone
William & Aileen have stones in the Taylor section of the Thorne family plot at Woodlawn.

Other Taylor stones in that section are:
(1) James Blackstone Taylor Jr., husband of Aileen (KIA in 1942)
(2) Donald B. Taylor; son of James & Aileen
(3) William Thorne Taylor, son of James & Aileen
(4) Lydia Thorne, wife of James B. Taylor
(5) James B. Taylor, husband of Lydia Thorne Taylor.

I have these photos if you wish.

Maryann

Added by Bronx Aquarian on Oct 07, 2013 4:39 PM
Brenda Dahmen
RE: AOUW Cemetery
I appreciate you confidence. You can see a map on the first page of the AOUW page and on the bottom is section 5, there isn't even a division between it and section 1 of the Fairmount Block. I have photographed almost the whole cemetery. Find A Grave is so backed up right now I thought I would try this before I just went to them and had peoples stuff moved. As soon as I find my map I will post it on the Pullman City Cemetery page.

Thanks again,
B
Added by Brenda Dahmen on Sep 11, 2013 5:18 PM
Brenda Dahmen
RE: AOUW Cemetery
I am a local here in the area and I will tell you that the AOUW, Fairmont and City cemetery are all in one. The Odd Fellows does happen to be across town as is the Farr cemetery. In the Pullman City Cemetery you will see that the plots are marked as Fair 1, Fair 2, etc.... and AOUW 1, AOUW 2, etc... If you simply go to edit tab on your memorials and change the cemetery name to Pullman City Cemetery it will be just that simple.

Thank you for your help!

Brenda
Added by Brenda Dahmen on Sep 11, 2013 2:28 PM
Martha Rand Coke Hix
RE: Frank Chambless Rand
Thanks for your work, and for getting back with me. I will let my cousin know about your reply. All the best, Martha
Added by Martha Rand Coke Hix on Sep 04, 2013 9:14 PM
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