|David McInturff (#47179039)|
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I was born and raised and work in northern Virginia. I'm a 66 year old Federal Government employee with 42 years of service. Almost ten years after its inception, I found this site quite by accident when a co-worker asked me to help him at lunch time take a photograph of a headstone that was overgrown with bushes. After that, I was hooked fulfilling photo requests, primarily at nearby Arlington National Cemetery.|
Then it occurred to me that this would be a great place (free (thus far)) to document my family tree for all to see, which would be based on the extensive genealogical research that my aunt has been doing for the past 15 to 20 years. This project of linking thousands of memorials is going to take a very long time (if it's at all possible) to complete due to several memorial creators, totally unrelated to my family, who will neither transfer ownership nor respond to SAC edits. That is not to say that all memorial creators are like that. Indeed, most are very gracious and totally responsive, and for that, I whole-heartedly thank them.
If I have a memorial for one of your relatives or even someone else whose memorial you're willing to maintain, I'll gladly transfer ownership upon request. Please make your transfer request via the edit tab on the memorial page, and then SAC. I don't understand the reasoning behind many members wanting to hold on to memorials of folks they have no relation to, genetic or otherwise, when there are people willing to maintain them. Findagrave's guidelines are just that, guidelines. The logic behind the beyond-the-two-generation and non-direct-line transfer request guideline from multiple members is specious at best; those requesters would be related and should be able to work out maintenance issues better than the unrelated memorial creator.
Regarding duplicate memorials, it's never my intention to create a duplicate on purpose. If you come across a duplicate I that have made, please submit an SAC on the Edit tab of the memorial page and let me know, and provide the number of the original memorial. Thank you.
You have my permission to use any of my photos, as long as you include attribution. (Please don't ask, just use them.)
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Thanks so much for the very good photos. Gene was a civil service employee and a co-worker. I just now found out where he was interred from the new documents on ancestry.com. Thanks again.
Added by Dottie on Oct 05, 2015 3:33 PM
|ronald conrad||Clifford & Sally Snead|
Thank you so much for the headstone photos of Clifford & Sally. They are very much appreciated. Have a blessed day.
|Russ Pickett||Carney Lee Dowlen|
Hey David, Thank you very much for the "great" photo of his headstone. I truly appreciate my friend. :-)
Thanks My Friend,
Russ Pickett Find A Grave # 46575736
( Army Veteran - Sergeant )
|Jen Mullins||Thomas Wiechec|
Thank you so much for applying for a new marker. This is really kind of you and much appreciated!!
|Linda Cancilla||Read your Bio|
David, I read your bio after you photographed James Weston for me. I think I may have run into the same person who refuses to transfer memorials and refuses to make any changes. Is her first name Jan? I ended up writing to Findagrave and told them what was occurring with her and they transferred the gravesites over to me. I have noticed that there are many that are transferred out of her name by Findagrave.
So If you are having a problem, that is the easiest solution.
I would say the majority of people on Findagrave are very cooperative, but there are always the few that ruin it for everyone.
|Linda Cancilla||James Weston|
Thank you so much for his photo. It is greatly appreciated. I hope you're surviving all the rain.
Thank you very much for the transfer. Your work on this is very much appreciated.
Added by Pete on Oct 05, 2015 4:22 AM
|Kendra L Haynie||Memorial # 49174865|
Thank you for the beautiful picture of David's headstone. Kendra
|Cathy Morgan||Walter & Mildred Blum|
Thank you so much for photographing the beautiful stones of my cousins buried at Arlington National Cemetery. They are just lovely! I thank you for your time and effort to share these for our family history records.
|Pam Miller||Howard and Hannah Dubois|
Thank you so much for the quick response and the very clear photos of the National Cemetery gravestones for Howard and his wife. I really appreciate your efforts on my behalf. Pam
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