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Yes, I will transfer a memorial to you if you are related and I am not.|
Due to the insane amount of edits I am receiving on a daily basis (30 - 50 a day), I will no longer research any edits sent in and will let Findagrave do the automatic accepting of all edits after the 21 days. I used to do research and have found that 20% of the edits submitted are incorrect so a word of caution.....make sure your submitted information is the CORRECT information.
The memorials with photos I add are from the many hours I spend walking the cemeteries to document them by taking pictures of the headstones. If you have created a "burial unknown" memorial and then are informed that they are in a cemetery with a memorial and photo added, and you move yours to that cemetery, DO NOT TAKE MY PHOTOS AND ADD THEM TO YOUR MEMORIALS! Just ASK ME NICELY to add them to your memorials so we do not have duplicates.
PLEASE DO NOT POST PHOTOS OF OBITUARIES ON MEMORIALS. ANY MEMORIALS THAT HAVE OBITUARY PHOTOS PLACED ON THEM WILL BE REPORTED TO FINDAGRAVE TO BE REMOVED. THESE ARE NOT ALLOWED. PLEASE TRANSCRIBE (TYPE) THE OBITUARY OUT AND STATE THE PAPER AND DATE AND SEND IT THROUGH THE EDIT TAB TO BE ADDED TO THE BIO SECTION.
ALSO, PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE VITAL INFORMATION (BIRTH AND/OR DEATH INFORMATION, PARENT INFORMATION, ETC. ON THE VIRTUAL FLOWER SECTION. THAT IS NOT WHAT IT IS FOR AND I WILL HAVE IT REMOVED. CLICK THE EDIT BUTTON AND SUBMIT THE INFORMATION THERE (INCLUDE WHERE YOU FOUND IT) AND I WILL ADD IT TO THE BIO SECTION. THANK YOU.
A NOTE ABOUT HEADSTONE TRANSCRIPTION SECTION: I do not add them unless they are hard to read on the headstone photo. If the word wife, husband, child, daughter, son, brother, sister, etc is CLEARLY seen on the headstone, I will not add it to the memorial and will decline the edits submitted for it. It's not a necessary item. The most important information will be added. Thank you.
REMEMBER: The United States Social Security Death Index ONLY gives the last known address or location lived in and the state where the number was issued. It does NOT mean that the person was born there or died there.
NORMALLY, if you do send an edit, I will do research before I post the edits. I may accept or decline your edits. Please be sure to READ the email that is sent you from findagrave telling you if your edit has been approved or declined. If it has been declined, READ the reason why in your email. When an edit is declined we have to choose from a drop down menu as to why the decline is being made so the email will reflect this and at times I will put more information in with the decline. You may at times be asked to provide where you found the information, especially for the most recent deaths where information is not as easy to confirm.
FYI: Ancestry.com and FAMLY TREES are NOT a source! Ancestry.com is only a location where you can put your family tree.
Documented sources are Birth and Death records/indexes, census for some of the information, military records, obituaries, etc. Newer deaths (21st century) are harder to find documentation online so please submit your source with your edit as it would be greatly appreciated.