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Kerry Moser (#48011981)
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Bio Photo FINDAGRAVE is a COLLABORATIVE website; Collaboration is working with each other to do a task and to achieve shared goals. It is a recursive process where two or more people or organizations work together to realize shared goals.

I am working with several others on documenting the cemeteries in my area using original cemetery records. This way we are able to add all those who have no marker. For those that have an issue with it, I have a question: How do you think all these people got on here in the first place? Because people, like me, are documenting cemeteries all over the world; we're not just working on our own families.

The "In it for the numbers" folks: I've heard this term used negatively, but those that transcribe massive numbers of folks, whatever the source, are the angels of this site. Please keep it up. We have folks we need to find and we can't find them without them.. So thanks to all of you that are documenting the cemeteries!

Findagrave has become a godsend to many cemeteries. They don't have the funds to digitize their records, nor the funding for a website so that people can more easily find their family.

I would like to state that if a contributor refuses to accept sacs, edits, and bios submitted to memorials under their care, perhaps they should be transferring them, even if it is out of guide lines, instead of refusing to add the info. This simple little thing would go a long way in reducing duplicate entries, and some of the negativity that is on here. It's so very laughable, the stories I hear from family members that are frustrated that a contributor won't transfer their family member, or add info they send, without full documentation. When the family member requests admin add the info, the memorial creator goes back and deletes it.

Please request edits, corrections and transfers by clicking the "EDIT" tab on the memorial page, select the category of your edit and submit. For bios, obits and transfers use "suggest other corrections," please include your findagrave # for transfers.

The new photo transcribing application is pretty slick. Although you can't edit existing memorials through it, and if you add a double marker pic to both memorials, then delete the pic from one, it deletes it from both of them. It adds the GPS reading.

I do not Photoshop or straighten any tombstone pics I shoot. I believe families want to see their loved ones tombstone el natural and not enhanced with modern photo-shopping tools. If the tombstone is gray, it needs to look gray. If it's ready to fall over, the photo needs to show that.

Please familiarize yourself with the findagrave FAQS by clicking the link in the left column "help with findagrave". Whether you agree with them or not, they are the rules for this website.

Recognize online nitpicking, unjustified criticism or faultfinding for what it is: harassment and bullying. Report it to FindAGrave. There is no reason anyone should hound or harass you.

If you are threatened or harassed online take screen shots or snips to document incidents. Tell them to stop immediately or you will be forced to take further steps. If the person contacts you again, report them to FindAGrave or your authorities without haste.

Findagrave admin can see all messages that have been posted publicly, or sent privately via the edit tab, even if they have been deleted.
Feel free to copy any pic/info I have posted. You do not need to give me credit. If you have taken a picture of a headstone that is of better quality than the one I posted, please post it to the memorial and let me know so I can remove the one I added.

You do not need to give me credit for any info I may pass on to you. I don't do this for the credit or the numbers, I do it to help others find and connect to their people, which is how I discovered findagrave myself.

If I have sent you an obit or any other information it's up to you whether you want to include it or not. When I come across relevant information during my research I pass it on to the memorial manager. It is up to their discretion if they want to post it or not. There is absolutely NO reason anyone should be offended because someone sent an edit or suggested a correction, family member or not.

Duplicate memorials that a member refuses to delete are merged with the original memorial with the original memorial being retained.

I am not responsible for duplication of burial unknowns or memorials placed in the wrong cemetery, or that were not placed in a cemetery, or the correct cemetery.

The site rules clearly state that burial unknown, where the cemetery has not been located after 30 days are not subject to the normal seniority rules on resolving duplicates. A contributor who has posted a memorial with a known burial location may as a courtesy remove their memorial if an older unknown burial memorial is edited and moved into the correct cemetery but the contributor who found the burial location first is under no obligation to do so.

A Burial Unknown is one in which you don't know where they are buried. An Unknown Burial is a burial you know is there, but you don't know who it is.

If you want a photo. Officially request one, if you want a photo for another family member, officially request one. Don't bury your request in a spouse or another family members photo request, many times people don't notice the message to take additional pics.

Because so many have "liked" this bio, Please feel free to copy any or all parts of it for your own use. :)
I am descended, on my father's side, from Smith/Hickman; Penawawa/Colfax, Whitman County, WA and McLeod/Peterson; Anatone/Asotin, Asotin County, WA.

My dad's side; Moser/Wieber; Colton, Whitman, WA/Cold Springs, Stearns, MN.

My Mother's side, Myers/Bowles;
Myers: Flora, Wallowa, OR, Asotin County, WA; Grundy County, MO and Bath County, KY, Fayette County, PA.

Bowles/McKorkell, Lewis County, ID and Umatilla County, OR.
"Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest; Walla Walla Mission, 1859-1872" Compiled by Harriet D. Munnick and Adrian R. Munnick. I have a copy of this and can look up info on births, baptisms, marriages, burials.
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RE: Carl & Daisy Wells
I have updated them but I didn't delete the memorial I had for Carl & won't until my cousin replaces his pix to his new memorial - I do so kindly thank you for these transfers - the problem we've had in tracing their memorials is that Carl left his wife & dau & ran off with another woman (Daisie) - we knew he changed his name to Wells as he would write to his dau but she never would answer his letters because of what he did to her & her mom - thus we weren't sure where they were buried - we knew they had been in Clearwater Co, ID & their names but it's been a long search.
Added by Lawsonail on Feb 27, 2015 5:30 AM
David McInturff
RE: Photo Uploader
Then I guess this function won't be of much use at ANC, where there are already memorials for just about every grave.
Added by David McInturff on Feb 25, 2015 5:29 AM
David McInturff
RE: Photo Uploader
Added by David McInturff on Feb 24, 2015 10:33 AM
David McInturff
photo transcribing application
You wrote in your bio:
"The new photo transcribing application is pretty slick."
What is it; what does it do; and where do I find it? Thank you.
Added by David McInturff on Feb 23, 2015 12:33 PM
Vassar twins 1939
I've added another memorial, and separated the twins. Also linked them to their parents. Thanks for the correction.
Added by MS1958 on Feb 22, 2015 1:18 PM
RE: Mills
Will do and thank you for the heads up. I had searched but was unable to locate her for some reason.Thank you again for your help.
Added by Marque on Feb 18, 2015 9:36 PM
Chris Loders
RE: Great Grandfather
I live in the Portland area. My mother was a Smith.
Added by Chris Loders on Feb 18, 2015 8:36 PM
Chris Loders
Great Grandfather
Kerry...It appears that your great grandfather George T Smith was my grandfathers (Clyde Troy Smith) older brother. With eleven siblings, it makes for one large family tree on the Smith side. Chris Loders
Added by Chris Loders on Feb 18, 2015 6:13 PM
Rich Kreiss
Nettie Alexander
Yes, that is his wife. She divorced him and was killed in a car accident with her second husband. Thanks for finding her.
Added by Rich Kreiss on Feb 15, 2015 7:41 PM
Nathan Haines
RE: Minnie M. Powell McMeeken
Huh, I did not know that and never heard of that before. That is interesting.
Thanks for telling me.
Added by Nathan Haines on Feb 15, 2015 3:03 PM
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