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Kerry (#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.

Please feel free to copy any pics I have posted on either findagrave or ancestry. I scanned and posted my family photos for the family members of the subjects in the photos so they can have pics that they might not have. I also buy portrait pics at antique stores, ask me if I still have the hard copy.

Are you checking out findagrave? See a memorial with no grave photo? PLEASE click the "request photo" button if no marker photo and no notation that it is unmarked.. THANK YOU! Thank You!

Please read the findagrave faqs so you know and understand them. They do change without notice. All un-kind messages get forwarded to findgrave admin.

I am documenting cemeteries using sexton, burial, and death records. I also strive to keep them up to date. I entered the Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society cemetery records for Lewis County, ID. I am currently working on researching them.

I send a TON of edits: When I come across relevant info during my research I pass it on. It is up to your discretion if you want to add it. There is absolutely NO reason anyone should be offended if someone sent an edit or suggested a correction, family member or not. I have permission from the local newspaper to post obits.

I don't care WHO enters a memorial, I care that it got entered; in the correct cemetery.

Findagrave has become a godsend to many small cemeteries as they don't have the funds to digitize records, nor the funding for a website.

I create memorials that will help family members find their loved ones final resting place. Additions and corrections are always welcome. I have permission from the local newspaper to post obituaries.

Someday, the family member who has been in charge of research and family archives will die, and their stuff mayor may NOTbe special to the next generation. If that next generation decides to put those boxes on the curb for the garbage manthats it. Its gone. Forever. But if you scan, share, post, and label, it will live on. Forever. It wont matter who found it, who owned it, who had it first. What will matter is that it was preserved.

To all of you have created pages and pages of Burial Unknown listings, instead of creating more, why not spend some time researching where all those people you have created memorials for are buried?? It's called FIND-A-GRAVE.

Findagrave 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. Contributors who have posted memorials with 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.

The "In it for the numbers" folks: I've heard this term used negatively; however, those of us that transcribe massive numbers of folks, whatever the source, are the angels of this site. Please keep it up. There are folks we all need to find and we can't find them without them entering records. So thanks to all of you that are documenting. This is what FindaGrave is all about!

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, which they do, then the memorial creator goes back and deletes it?? WTH? just transfer it! It's not your family.

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

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, take online screen shots or snips to document incidents and forward them to FindAGrave or your local 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.
I am no longer physically able to "mow the rows." 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 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.

Duplicate memorials that a member refuses to delete are merged with the original memorial with the original memorial being retained. Please read and understand the faqs on memorials placed in the correct cemetery, vs those that are listed as BU or in the wrong cemetery.

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.

Before there was a rule against it. I added many obituary scans to memorials from our local newspaper from the early 1900. I have now attempted to go back and transcribe all of these into the bio area. Unfortunately it is very difficult to find ones that are not on my own memorials. If you find one please bring it to my attention and I will transcribe it and send it to the memorial manager. Thank you for your help.
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John Davis
Vennigerholz links
Thank you for making the links to the brother and sister of John Vennigerholz
Added by John Davis on Dec 07, 2016 6:38 PM
Renaldo Browne
RE: Belle Ballard Evans 167208760
Can you then merge 167208760 (Mine) with 55445941 (yours)? Thank you.

Added by Renaldo Browne on Dec 07, 2016 8:50 AM
Renaldo Browne
RE: Belle Ballard Evans 167208760
no problem. Sorry about that.
Added by Renaldo Browne on Dec 07, 2016 8:43 AM
Thank you for the information. It's been aded.
Added by klassikat on Dec 05, 2016 5:47 PM
162904881 Jacob Altmiller
Thank you! I do have that book but just haven't taken the time to go through it for Find A Grave. I did put the biography on Jacob Altmiller's memorial.
Added by Michal on Dec 03, 2016 7:24 AM
Eliza Doggett
Thank you for the photo for the memorial for Eliza Doggett.
Added by dscott on Nov 23, 2016 7:10 PM
It is being done... I still have some additions I am putting in...i am slow with completing this cemetery thank you for your help.
Added by aisxray on Nov 21, 2016 10:00 AM
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Added by aisxray on Nov 21, 2016 9:42 AM
Michael Spurzem
Everett Sloan
Hi Kerry,
You sent me a message on my memorial for Everett Sloan stating: "Hi Michael. wondering if you might have an idea of who this might be? This cemetery is just up the road about 15 miles, from Orofino, ID. If you think this might be a family member, just ask for a transfer." It leaves me a little confused as there was no mention as to who you were talking about. I put "Sloan" in the search of your records and found two with that name in Kamiah Cemetery. As far as I know they are not relatives of Everett.

I appreciate your views on your profile for this site. I wish more people would adhere to them. Adding obituaries clarifies many questions about who is actually buried there. I have many relatives that have hundreds, if not thousands, of people with the same name and if there is only their name and date of birth or death, I do not know if that is the person I am looking for. The only exception with your comments that I have is that I do believe in Burials Unknown. I have had many a friend who died in the A.I.D.S. crisis. They were cremated and their ashes were spread. Cremation without burial is becoming quite popular. Although this site is called "Find A Grave", I think it should include those that do not have a physical presence. That is just my opinion. In my searches of graves for family members, I came across a wonderful idea at the Conrad Memorial Cemetery in Kalispell, MT. They have created a large memorial called the "Perpetual Memory Monument - A special place to engrave names and dates as a permanent and lasting remembrance of those who have been scattered or buried elsewhere". I hope other cemeteries might do the same thing.

Thanks for all you do on this site. It really is invaluable to those of us looking for our loved ones...and even for some of those not so loved.

Added by Michael Spurzem on Nov 20, 2016 1:26 PM
Carol S
Marvin Whitman
Thanks for adding his obit. My brother-in-law had sent me a copy. I had to do a double take when I saw that I was poster. For some reason, I did not get an email from findagrave that you transferred his memorial to me. I do thank you.

Added by Carol S on Nov 10, 2016 3:43 PM
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