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Karyn Buckner Garvin (#47464142)
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Bio Photo Most of my work is from "mowing the rows" in our local cemeteries or in those that are special to me when I get a chance to visit. I try to be very thorough in what I do post to this site. My favorite part of contributing to Find A Grave is walking the cemeteries and taking photos. ACCURATE cemetery documentation is very important, and this is why I do what I do.
I love to research and link families, and add biographical information - please use the Edit tab and send me any information you would like to have added, and I will add based on the rules for bios set in the Find A Grave FAQ's.
I transfer only within the four-generation
Find-A-Grave guidelines.
PLEASE carefully check the cemetery in which you want to list a memorial (it doesn't hurt to quickly check the county too) BEFORE you list it, as one may already exist for that person. Duplicate memorials for the same person, ("Dupes"), whether accidental or intentional, are not allowed by F-A-G. Duplicates erode the quality of this site and are problematic for many reasons. I will send you a friendly SAC if I see one.
It is very sad that quite a few contributors continue to misuse this site and post entries as permanent BURIAL UNKNOWN, both recent deaths and those 100 years ago or more.
This is Find A GRAVE, not a memorial site for generations of folks who have passed on and we do not know where they are buried, or for certain what happened to their remains.
I do not add entries for those with unknown dispositions (Burial Unknown) to Find A Grave. I also will not link my managed memorials to those without proper dispositions. Please do not link any BURIAL UNKNOWN entries to the memorials I manage; I will request the links to be removed if I become aware they have been linked.
PLEASE realize this is a GRAVES REGISTRATION SITE, not a place for you to build your family tree :) If you do not know where the person was buried, or the final disposition of the remains, you should not be listing the person on FIND A GRAVE.
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friends, and ‘famous' individuals.

Find A Grave is definitely a genealogical RESOURCE, but not a genealogical SITE..... There's a difference :)

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RE: Ward Photos
You're welcome! I was scratching my head on the edits. I tried researching them, but ran out of time. My computer is so slow!
Added by Laura on Jan 22, 2015 5:58 PM
James & Martha Edwards
James and Martha are buried in the Antioch Baptist Church Memorial Gardens. The entry for them in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery is incorrect and should be deleted. These are two distinct cemeteries, located about 1/4 mile apart. The picture on Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery showing the Memorial Gardens sign is incorrect. The Memorial Gardens is a new cemetery located at the church.
Added by dreid2277 on Jan 22, 2015 6:34 AM
Teresa Bruton
Burial Unknown
I have removed the memorial 141468171. My intentions were for this to only be in my virtual cemetery and not visible to the public. I was trying to fill in some missing links so I could link family members together and 14168171 was a link to someone that is on Findagrave. My intentions were not to break the rules--I only wanted to be able to link to this man's parents.
Sorry!! TEresa
Added by Teresa Bruton on Jan 22, 2015 5:16 AM
Diane Gravlee
RE: Greenwood Memorial Gardens
Sounds great...I'll leave this cemetery in your capable hands! We travel a lot from our home in Greenwood, so we aren't always around to fulfill photo requests, but we're around for a while as my husband recovers from some surgery.
Added by Diane Gravlee on Jan 21, 2015 8:01 PM
Diane Gravlee
RE: Greenwood Memorial Gardens
The problem with just putting the info in the description, is that many don't read what is there! But maybe by eliminating the "dupe" cemetery, it will become obvious they want the one in Hodges. Someone may again create another "dupe" in Greenwood if they don't realize how large a cemetery it is and that it would already be listed, but we can hope that it doesn't happen again.
I'm working on the long list of photo requests for Greenwood Memorial Gardens...I've asked each requester to call the cemetery and get the burial locations. I have maps of most of the sections and can just go and get the photos without bothering the office. We did the 4 that had burial plots a couple of days ago and it goes fast.
Added by Diane Gravlee on Jan 21, 2015 6:54 PM
Diane Gravlee
RE: Greenwood Memorial Gardens
Thanks for your help with this. My thought in addition is to put a cross reference of "See Greenwood Memorial Gardens under Hodges, Greenwood, South Carolina" if someone looks for it under Greenwood City.
Added by Diane Gravlee on Jan 21, 2015 6:39 PM
Kelly Jane O
RE: Gillespies
Karyn- thanks so much for the doc. I would leave it on there though. Its no different than a death cert. It may help someone, that's my only concern. Thank you again. I appreciate your work.
Added by Kelly Jane O on Jan 20, 2015 2:53 PM
Kelly Jane O
Karyn - if you could post the "govt document" stating they died in Germany I would appreciate it. You and I both strive for accuracy so I am sure you can understand my reservation. Please and thank you.
Added by Kelly Jane O on Jan 20, 2015 1:43 PM
William Belzung
Complaints of Burial Unknowns
Just happened on your site and want to thank you for your level of research and photos of graves. No question you are very thorough and accurate. Just a note on your complaint that “quite a few contributors continue to misuse this site” by posting Burial Unknowns. I have a few such memorials on my own page and agreed this is not the intention of F-A-G, but please go
to following memorials maintained by F-A-G.
# 7373566 # 120380480 # 7391830 # 5353 # 86360354 # 8646 # 6872945 # 67879072
# 67880955 # 6873075 # 111727781 # 9684465 # 8137189 # 26432071 # 40036151
There are many more, but these are my favorites;
Alexander the Great: # 8246022 Fredrick Barbarossa-Holy Roman Empeoror: # 8116342
What are we to do, complain to Find A Grave?
I do agree about the duplicates, that is a major problem. If you discovered your ancestor was Alexander The Great, would you not link to him because his burial site is unknown?
William Belzung
Added by William Belzung on Jan 19, 2015 9:52 AM
High Plains
Melvin Farr memorial

You are right! I duplicated my own memorial! One has been removed.

Thank you for the information.

Best wishes,
High Plains :)
Added by High Plains on Jan 18, 2015 8:16 AM
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