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Dear Cousin (#47307279)
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Bio Photo I've been doing genealogy since 1998. I've been to hundreds of cemeteries, courthouses and libraries. I've made several family tree books, the largest being 700+ pages. I'm addicted to this research and I love it.

I'll help anyone who asks.
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James Bellert
I had been routinely posting obituaries to the memorials I created. Then someone complained to the Find A Grave administrators about one of the obituaries. The Administrators made me aware of their policies regarding posting of obituaries in any manner to memorials. This is what it says in the "Help with Find A Grave" section:

"Can I add an obituary to my interment listing?
You should not copy obituary notices from newspapers (or from funeral home notices or web sites) to an individual's memorial record unless you have permission from the newspaper to do so or you are the author of the obituary. Some obituaries that were published in 1922 or earlier are now in the public domain. In general, obituaries in newspapers are submitted by the family with assistance from the funeral home. If the obituary is added to the memorial record, it should list the newspaper and date the obit was printed for example "Published in the Hattiesburg American, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Internet Edition, April 11, 2007". Please do not include the names of living or surviving relatives in the biography, unless you have their permission. If you do not have permission to copy an obituary to a memorial, you may put a note stating the name of the newspaper and the date the obituary was published.
Please do NOT add photographs from obituary notices (unless you, personally took the photo), as they are protected by copyright law. Find A Grave reserves the right to remove obituary notices and photographs from memorial records. Similarly, you may NOT scan an obituary and add it as a photograph to a memorial record. Obituaries for "famous" individuals are usually written by newspaper staff and can not be posted to Find A Grave as the newspaper company owns that copyright. Please do not include website addresses that may be listed in the obituary as they usually expire within a year after the obituary is printed."

I thought the wording was a bit ambiguous so I emailed the administrators and their reply was, in no uncertain terms, that we MUST have written permission from the newspaper of online source to copy and post obituaries in Find A Grave memorials.

Added by James Bellert on May 02, 2016 8:35 AM
Karen M.
Sellini & Nietz

Thank you for taking Polly & Paul Nietz and Richard Sellini's headstone picture.

Added by Karen M. on Apr 28, 2016 6:18 PM
Alan Carlton
Grave Marker Photos
Thank you very much for taking photographs of the grave marker of Frank and Amelia Mollnhauer in Elmwood Cemetery.
Added by Alan Carlton on Apr 27, 2016 8:38 AM
Thanks for the 2 photos.
Added by DHoffstedt on Apr 26, 2016 4:41 PM
Karen Riley Hall
Memorial # 102296636
May I ask why there are no parent links for Marian's memorial? I was going to attach her to her mom and dad and then she would show up as a sibling to my dad.
I noticed she was attached as a spouse but there were no parental links. Thanks! Karen
Added by Karen Riley Hall on Apr 06, 2016 12:35 PM
priscilla ross-fox
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Find A Grave contributor Dear Cousin has made a suggestion to you regarding your Find A Grave memorial for Raffaele Villonio.
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Their suggestion:
Raffaele Villonio is not buried at the Wauconda Cemetery. He's buried at the Transfiguration Cemetery which is also in Wauconda."

According to the Wauconda Cemetery Inscriptions he was buried there. Information came from an obituary found at the Lake County Genealogical Society.
I am sorry their information confused the persons who had written the Wauconda Cemetery Inscriptions.
I will delete this memorial.
Added by priscilla ross-fox on Mar 21, 2016 12:59 PM
Thanks very much for volunteering and the nice readable photo.
Added by YellowRoseTX on Mar 14, 2016 12:50 AM
P Renee T
RE: Hello

Morning there.
Thank you so much for all the help
on Casteel cemeteries. I think we have the bulk of it fixed up.

I am sure when I go back out to the cemeteries, There will be more edits in the future (Some Where)


Added by P Renee T on Mar 09, 2016 7:36 AM
William R. Cavins
Thank you
I appreciate the time you took to help me out with the photograph,
Added by William R. Cavins on Mar 05, 2016 4:39 PM
Earl Grenquist photo
Thank you so much for the photo.

Alexis Currier
Added by Alexis on Mar 05, 2016 7:31 AM
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