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Jim and Elizabeth (#47230507)
 member for 5 years, 5 months, 12 days
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Bio Photo We have been tracing our family trees for a number of decades. As part of that research, we have walked a number of cemeteries photographing the gravestones. Jim's genealogy centers on Mason County, WV and Elizabeth's family comes from the western New York area.

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Katherine (Kathi) White
RE: Jacob Kibbey
All done. Thank you for your help with the dupe.
Hope you had a good 4th of July. Kathi
Added by Katherine (Kathi) White on Jul 04, 2015 10:47 PM
Ellen Herrmann
RE: Copyrighted Photos
As I mentioned in my earlier e-mail, I understand copyrighting personal family photos of individuals, just not the gravesite photos which consist of views any one who walks by a grave can see. I also understand the importance of referencing sources, especially for biographical information that is undocumented leaving your source as the person quoted.
I was just trying not to upset you, should you discover that I had resubmitted my photo requests because as I mentioned, I share my family tree not to the public, but with family members and I cannot guarantee you would always be credited for your photos. I felt I must be honest in that respect.

Best Wishes and thanks again,
Added by Ellen Herrmann on Jul 03, 2015 8:55 AM
Ellen Herrmann
Copyrighted Photos
I can see that both you and Jim have done a tremendous amount of work adding memorial pages to Find A Grave which provides an invaluable resource for family genealogists. I however find your copyright restrictions rather difficult to accept, as I share my family tree with several others in my family and can not guarantee that they would fully comply with your wishes.

For that reason, I am resubmitting my photo requests in the hope that a volunteer who is willing to share the photos without restriction to family members of the deceased individual. I can understand a copyright on a family photo of an individual because it is personal family property, but I cannot understand the need to copyright a photo of a gravestone which is always within public view and to which you have no claim of ownership.

Again, I do in no way mean to diminish the priceless work you have done, but would like a photo of the gravesite to share with family members without infringing on your copyright.

I hope I have made it clear that my resubmission of my photo requests is not intended to be unkind, I just don't want to invite potential legal problems.

Thanks again,
Ellen Martin Herrmann
Added by Ellen Herrmann on Jul 02, 2015 12:11 PM
Mark Peebles
David M. Ortner, Jr
Thank you for adding the Jr.

Mark Peebles
Added by Mark Peebles on Jul 01, 2015 9:51 AM
Leroy KingSr
John Edward Hursey
In reference to the date of birth for him is Dec 9 1883. There was another John Edward Hursey born May 5 1883 with different parent i have birth records of both. Everything else seems correct Thank You for making the memorial
Added by Leroy KingSr on Jun 27, 2015 10:16 PM
Ellen Herrmann
Luce Photo Requests
Thank you so much for the photo of George and Elizabeth Luce's gravesites.

I really appreciate your willingness to volunteer. I hope you will agree to allow me to use your photo for my personal family tree.

Ellen Martin Herrmann
Added by Ellen Herrmann on Jun 24, 2015 11:16 PM
Denise Beagley
I see that the photo of the marker for Richard Barvian, (buried in Saint Ceillia's South Cemetery in Sheldon, Wyo. Co. NY), has his wife's name and dates blurred out. I believe that his wife's name was Anna Mest, my 1st couxin 2x removed. Why is her name blurred out in his findagrave photo?
Added by Denise Beagley on Jun 21, 2015 8:35 PM
Hi I just wanted to let you know that Bill Millers middle name is Sabine, not Scott as you have listed with the headstone.

Thank You, Amy Grinstead-McCain
Added by Amy on Jun 12, 2015 11:47 AM
Joseph Rickard #55870884
Can you tell me if the age on the monument says 74? I just have to find his birth date ... was hoping you had a better viewer magnifier! Thanks, Sharon
Added by SGirton on Jun 11, 2015 1:34 PM
Mary Buckel
Thank you very much!
Added by Babydw on Jun 07, 2015 10:32 PM
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