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My husband and I are working on documenting cemeteries in Washington County and Western Frederick County. |
NOTE: I am hesitant about transfering to anyone who is a new member of FAG, or someone who maintains very few memorials. The reason is because I've found that often someone will sign up, quickly request transfers of all their family members, then get bored and not respond or make corrections after the newness of the site has worn off. Please consider using the "virtual cemetery" feature to gather your family together.
All edits, corrections and links are welcome.
I also want to thank two FAG Contributors, Eloop III and Genealogy Nut, for helping me with obituaries and family links.
How do I get a relative's memorial transferred to me? First, Determine if you really need the memorial transferred to you for management. Only request transferring of management if you have extensive changes to make to a memorial. You can add photos and suggest corrections without having to request management. Simply having someone in your family tree is not grounds for a management transfer request. With hundreds of thousands of contributors, we have many overlapping family trees and it would be impossible for all contributors to manage their entire tree.
If you have extensive additions/changes to make to a memorial, please contact the Find A Grave member who created the memorial via the "Suggest a Correction" link under the "Edit" tab on the memorial in question with your request to have the memorial management transferred to you. This will send an email request to the contributor, even if there is not an email address listed on their contributor page. Explain your relationship in the request! Keep in mind that the original contributor may also be related to the memorial and may not make the transfer. Bulk surname requests must not be made.
Please remember that there are thousands of contributors to Find A Grave, and it is highly likely that some of those contributors will actually be part of your family tree and share some of your ancestors. Also, the goal is not to "own" every memorial of those to whom you are related. The ultimate goal is to have meaningful, accurate memorials that honor those who have passed away, regardless of who created the memorial or who maintains it.