MISSION: I believe Find A Grave's mission first and foremost is to document cemeteries; to accurately record graves, not to build one's family tree.
Find A Grave FAQs says: Find a Grave's mission is to find, record and present final disposition information from around the world as a virtual cemetery experience.
Memorial contributions to Find A Grave should fulfill that mission - registration of the final disposition. If the memorial contribution corresponds with only the main mission, then the memorial fulfills its purpose as part of Find A Grave's mission.
Find a Grave memorials [may] contain rich content including pictures, biographies and more specific information. Members can leave remembrances via 'virtual flowers' on the memorials they visit, completing the virtual cemetery experience.
TRANSFERS (PLEASE READ): Per Find A Grave FAQs, Transferring of management should only be requested 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.
Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Explain your relationship in the request! Any non-direct relatives (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc) are not required to be transferred.
I will consider making out-of-guideline transfers on a case-by-case basis. Please tell me your specific relationship to the one you want transferred to you. I need specifics not vague statements such as this is my family member, my relative or they are in my family tree. IF YOU AREN'T SPECIFIC, I WILL IGNORE/DELETE YOUR REQUEST. Please be considerate when asking.
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RE: William Morley Thank you so much for the transfer and for keeping things up to date up until now. I am new to this but love to help others so will try and follow in the footsteps of those such as yourself that have created and grown F A G to what it is today. There seems to be a lot of negitivity out there which is sad. For all of you that have been keeping these records, the rest of us should be thanking you not berating you! So, Again, Thank you! If there is anything you even need in Upstate NY please do not hesitate to contact me!
RE: Mario Hermosillo, Jr I have been around the barn trying to figure where Mario was buried I thought his marker was covered over like about 25 to 30 others until I realized that he was buried in same grave with Santiago. I have four left that the grounds manager told me today that he had to make marker for those four and none was ever put at their graves. Unless some shows up I will have completed that part of my mission. Now I have the duplicates to deal with, those that have added memorials that they aren't buried in Smith Mountain and locating those who have been buried in the past several years to take photo's. I've been working on taking photo's at the Exeter Cemetery in Exeter. Love doing this. Thanks for being so easy to work with. Henry
RE: Morris VanArsdale I was just wondering. Muscoe is my g-g-grandfather. The cousin who originally created the memorial for Morris has passed away. He introduced me to a lot of the family that I had no information about. His branch of the family believed that Muscoe's middle name was Terrance, ours always gave it as Thompson. Of course, I believe we were right, but because of all the work that Donald did, I have been reluctant to make some of the needed changes. Thanks for reminding me that I have some editing to do.