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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 Ancestry.com.
If you wish to use any of the photos on other websites (including Family Search, Ancestry.com 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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|Kathy Brick||RE: Thank you for Harriet E Titus headstone photos|
I sent an edit to have the year changed to 1872.
|Jay McCaddin||George Edward Strickland|
He is listed as being in Mobile Memorial Gardens,Last Supper #153 but I could find no marker at this location or even nearby. Sorry.
If you can provide anymore info I'll be glad to follow up on your request.
So sorry, no Army plate attached to headstone
Added by Cindy on Jun 28, 2014 9:19 PM
|Glenda B.||Hugh Denver Welch|
Thank you so much for your help and the copy of Hugh's obituary that helped me "get it right". We all try so very hard, any help is much appreciated, but this time - you were so especially helpful. Thank you! Glenda B.
|Annette Gann||Kring Family|
Are you related to the Kring family. I noticed the memorial 36515239 in Germany.
|Juanita Ruebke Spitzenberger||Artie Stella Hilburn Bacon siblings|
I was just wondering if you know if this Artie Hilburn Bacon is the daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Mary Frances Hilburn? If she is I have the information on her siblings, the last of which just passed away on March 10th, of the year at 100.
Thank for your time,
Juanita Ruebke Spitzenberger
|Amy Caddell||Michael Terrence Landsberry 119101434|
|J Martin Graham||Minnie Ivie headstone photos|
Thank you sooooo..... much!
|Lon Mason||Lopshire tombstones|
Thanks so much for the photos of Harvey, Alice and Harold Lopshire's tombstones. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.
|RMW||Emmett Kenneth Richards|
I thought you may want to know, I just found one of your pictures on "Billion Graves". (At least it looks like your picture.) Find A Grave Memorial# 90263456
Are you working both sites?
Added by RMW on Feb 23, 2014 10:05 PM
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