|Doug Lindsey (#46871440)|
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Hello. I have been working on my family history since the early 1980's and I really love how Find A Grave helps us find or confirm those missing branches in our Family Trees. It has helped me break through a couple of brick walls and I hope all my efforts, time and money spent for Find A Grave will help others as much as they have helped me. |
My goal is to provide as much information that I can to help anybody who is looking for it. I know that some of us (Your Know Who You Are) Find A Grave contributors do not like getting emails from others letting you know you made a mistake or duplicated a posting. I AM NOT one of those people. Please email me when you find a legitimate mistake and I will correct them as soon as possible. Please include any supporting information, especially the F.A.G. ID#. I probably won't email you when I complete your request, but I promise you it will be taken care of.
Now, when I'm not in a Cemetery, I do have a life so sometimes it can take me a few days to respond. If I take longer than the one mount window per F.A.G.'s rules and you can't wait for me to get to it, you can submit your corrections, updates, etc... directly to F.A.G. support. I know they have a lot on their plates, so again I will make corrections and transfers as soon as I can. In the past I responded to every email within the time frame set by F.A.G. but I've just been burned, harassed, treated poorly and just plain disrespected by to my people on this system, so I'm not as enthusiastic as I use to be.
There are also too many contributors who will not respond to my requests to transfer my family over to me or even update their memorial pages. I'm not referring to one or two emails. I talking about several emails sent over a span of a year or longer. One woman refuses to transfer or delete my living aunt. I've submitted a few requests to F.A.G. that went unanswered. I also do not understand why anybody would just want to hoard memorials and not work with a family members or at the very least just maintain the memorial page. If you're not willing to do this, why even bother with this program. Find another hobby and leave this one to those of us who want to work with and share information with others.
If you are one of those people who steals somebody else's work and then post it on here taking created for work you didn't do. Well, what goes around comes around.
We all know that emails don't always go through or they get sent to your junk folder, accidently deleted and the worse, your Outlook crashes. That's happened to me a few times. Please don't automatically go to a negative assumption. If I do not act on your email within a mounth. I have no issues with you resending your requests. Believe me; I would rather get your emails twice that not get them at all.
When you request a transfer, please tell me how you are related and please don't just send a message that reads anything like "transfer this to meĻ If you do this I WILL WILL delete your email. It doesn't take but a second or two to type the world "please". We all know that if you are the one asking for anything, you're more likely to get what you want when you want it and get it quicker if you ask nicely. Remember, this is not my job and I do not make any money from doing this. It actually cost me time and money to provide you this information.
If you are one of those people who just post Obituaries, you can email me the obituary and I will add it to the memorial and list your name and F.A.G. ID#
Unfortunately I've encountered too many not so
nice people on here and I really don't understand it. Genealogists are some of the nicest people you will ever meet and they are always willing to help others and share their information. To many Find A Grave contributors that I have had the pleasure of dealing with ARE NOT anything like Genealogist. If you're not willing to play nice with other, please go find another sand box to play in.
I photograph cemeteries wherever I travel. All my entries were backed by a photograph so if I don't have a picture posted, you can me email a request to post the picture or you can post a photo request through F.A.G. Most of the time I take several shots of the headstones and graves and I'd be happy to share them with you.
I have over 100,000 headstone and grave site pictures that have not been posted. I'll have them all entered someday. I've had two hard drive failures, so I've lost some pictures, so when I can I will reshoot them and I'm working on reshooting some of my poor quality pictures.
Another part of my goal is to provide quality not quantity. I want people to use my pictures in their family trees. I do ask that my pictures not be reposted on any other web site that is not your personal family tree. I spent a lot of time and money to take these pictures, so please respect this request. If you want me to post my pictures on other web sites like Find A Grave, email me and I will do it. One of the reasons I have not been adding as many pictures to F.A.G is because I am posting my pictures on other sites.
I apologize to all you good people who are once again catching the short end of the stick because of the actions of the bad ones. I am truly sorry.
Please remember to be kind and respectful when you send me or anybody any type of request. Genealogy is my hobby and hobbies are suppose to be fun and relaxing, so I'm asking you to help me have fun and relax a little.
Thanks and happy family tree climbing.
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Please check your Edit section. I would like to include Malley Nobles as Eva Ray's father. She is my mother's aunt. Thank you for posting this memorial.
Kristy (Hall) Howard
|jennib69||Edwin White & Velma (Day) White memorial|
I wanted to take a moment to say what a lovely, tasteful memorial you put together for this couple. Taking the additional photos of the headstone photos and adding them to the memorial made it come to life!!! To see this couple together and smiling in their 20s and again in their 60s made me smile...
Outstanding work!!! Jenn
Added by jennib69 on Feb 19, 2015 1:15 AM
|Bruce Kelly||Preston Husted|
Could you transfer Preston Husted (29604609) to me or let me know so I can offer a bio of him.
Bruce Kelly, 48014870
|Ed Sanders||Gilley Family memorials|
I need your help on some duplicate memorials that you and I have.Following is the info I have on the burials of 3 Gilley family members in Escambia county Florida.
I show the 3 as being buried in Highland Baptist cemetery and you show them as being buried in Aldersgate Methodist cemetery.According to the Escambia cemetery information, the Highland Cemetery is right behind the Highland church and the Aldersgate cemetery is to the east of Highland, but only separated by a small path/lane.The Aldersgate cemetery survey in 1982 does not show the Gilley family being buried there.The heastone pictures on both of our memorial is the same.What is your idea on this?
My memorial #s your #
Etheral Gilley 41958439=== 30287307
Gene " " 41958659=== 30287329
Thomas '' 41958376=== 30287291
Thank you very much
|Dianne Jack||grave #49564295|
I just left flowers and a message on this grave.
could you correct the punctuation for me. some
words are run together. it did show when I typed
the note. This was for Betty Lacy Carney.
Below is a suggested bio for Noel Davis (Memorial#50845044). Thanks!
Lieutenant Commander Noel Guy Davis and Lieutenant Stanton Hall Wooster were United States Navy airmen who made an attempt to fly the Atlantic Ocean from New York-to-Paris in the spring of 1927. The men were trying to win the $25,000 dollar Orteig Prize offered by New York hotel owner Raymond Orteig for the first nonstop flight between New York and Paris. Davis and Wooster flew a Keystone Pathfinder plane called American Legion (N-X179). While testing with a heavy load of gas on April 26, 1927 the Pathfinder lost altitude and crashed on its nose in Virginia killing both men. Charles Lindbergh won the prize for his successful flight in the Spirit of St. Louis on May 20-12, 1927.
Added by APG85 on Feb 10, 2015 6:34 AM
|Sharren Formby||Barlow Cemetery|
Doug I believe you need to check the memorials in Barlow Cemetery in Columbia, Arkansas. A lot of memorials have been deleted and replaced by others. All of your wonderful headstone photos are gone!!!
I am beginning to wonder if there is a way to stop this type of deleting. I have links on Ancestry to each memorial I find on Find A Grave and they all now have to be updated, which is very time consuming.
If you have any ideas about this please let me know!
Thank You So Much,
|Sharren Formby||William Thomas Fomby|
Would you please place your headstone photo for William Thomas Fomby on his memorial. The original memorial was deleted along with your headstone photo.
Memorial # 130483899
Thank you So Much,
|Sharren Formby||Jackie Dean EDWARDS Fomby|
Would you please replace your headstone photo on this memorial. The original memorial that was once there was deleted along with your photo.
Memorial # 130483897
|Julie A (Eskridge) Taylor||Pollock family|
Thank you so much Doug for the transfer of the Pollock's.. They are my immediate family and I appreciate you having them listed. It will be an honor to update their memorials. Researching out lives is a work in progress and continual.. day to day.. Thanks again..
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