|William Green (#46780427)|
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I claim no copyrights for any photo I provide to Find A Grave. This includes photos of graves in public view as well as private family photos. All photos that I provide to the Find A Grave (FAG) community are done so for free and fair use, not for commercial gain. In other words, feel free to "lift" my photos and add them to your collection! |
I am a hands-on researcher, not a sit-at-home and read an obituary amateur. My actual genealogical research began in 1976 before erroneous information was introduced by sit-at-home computer, social enthusiasts, meaning that I can back my family data with proof from many sources rather than another online site such as Ancestry or an online newspaper. They are useful but not my primary source(s). In the late 1980's when the various sites began, all we had were stacks of papers, charts, Bibles, and word-of-mouth histories. Genealogical sites allowed us to compile our boot-on-ground research into the new medium and have more order, thus we were able to share our family data amongst other family members in a comprehensive way. Folks who have sat in a research library will appreciate the musty odor of 100 year-old documents.
Those of you who are in the amateur category should try an actual site survey. Walk through the cemeteries and document the graves by reading and photographing the stones. Find A Grave's concept was to find graves not obituaries. Guess how many obituaries are wrong after printing. Only then you will appreciate the musky odor from a sunken, hidden grave! Gotta love snakes...
Now that this site has "shared" its data with Ancestry, all of the information added prior to 2013 are set in stone. Any errors in dates by mistake or omission are now permanently held as fact with that online source. Even if you correct a date the old date is not updated with Ancestry. That is why it is important to verify obituaries by actually documenting the graves.
This may be a hobby for you but for the rest of us we are depending on true research!
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|Ramona & Serena||James Sidney "Albert" Green at Riverview Cemetery in Brawley, Ca|
We went to take a picture of him weeks ago and couldn't find him. This time we called ahead and had them show us where he was buried. We put some flowers in the picture so you would know exactly where he is buried.
Have a great day.
Ramona & Serena
|MelissaG||John Summerfield Easley|
We have shared family tree info long ago. I am the great granddaughter of Hollie Frank Easley (who is the grandson of John Summerfield Easley). I have a picture from a Kemp family Bible showing that "Molcy Elizabeth Kemp married John Summerfield Easley on Dec 26 1879". Email me at email@example.com and I will send you a copy if you are interested. This is where I originally got the "Summerfield" information.
Added by MelissaG on Mar 21, 2013 6:09 PM
|C. T. Lewis||RE: Edgar Newton Dickens|
There are also two of my Dickens memorials in the Magnolia Cemetery, Woodville, Tyler County, TX.
If you would like these also, just let me know. They are most probably related to your other Dickens.
Ditto to TimelessSpirits
Link made. PS, your bio was like reading my own thoughts. I've driven to and sat in so many court houses it's not even funny. Ever notice how the hand writing was great right up to the records that were recorded in the 70's and after? The memorial you asked me to link to was discovered mowing the rows. Keep up the good fight.
Added by Mark on Mar 02, 2013 4:09 PM
I just read your profile and loved what you had to say about doing solid genealogical research. It is unfortunate that so many people post information based on wild guesses, and that the unsourced information then is reproduced ad nauseum on Ancestry, FindAGrave, and similar sites until such time that some people assign validity to the data simply because of the number of times and places they have read it. Bottom line: Although many more people seem to be interested today in family history than when I began my quest, a large number of them have never learned that they should document only what can be properly sourced, and that they should use lesser unsourced information only as possible avenues of research. I salute you.
|Lynda Duncan Miles||Judith Pauline Brown|
Thank you so very much for the correct name for Judith! That Juda just did not look right to me, and you also provided me with her middle name. I do love them to be complete, and like to have photos and the family linked together.
On another note - BRAVO for your statement about the photos added being for public use!! I feel this way too. If it helps your family, that is what I put them there for! It's sharing the wealth of images we have in our personal collection. I've never understood this "don't steal my photo - just look at it" attitude!! All of mine are there for sharing too.
|Mike M||RE: Lester & Gladys Green|
My pleasure. Would you like me to send the org.
Added by Mike M on Jan 20, 2013 10:38 AM
|Karen Burns||RE: Bonnie G Prawitz #72885054|
Sure, no problem. Karen
|Arleta ♥||Shaw photo|
Thank you for fulfilling the stone photo request; it is greatly appreciated. Have a blessed day!
Added by Arleta ♥ on Jan 12, 2013 2:02 PM
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