|Craig & Tonya Banks (#46890871)|
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When I joined Find a Grave it was a good website where a person could find and connect to their past without having to pay an annual fee. As I searched other volunteers home pages, I would read in their bios how they too expressed their support for the website and how it helped them to find a love one. On certain occasions though, I would come across a bio in which the volunteer didn't write a bio about themselves, but they expressed anger about the neglect of other individuals who didn't abide by the website rules. As I continued to read the bio, I wondered why they would choose to express their anger and frustration rather than write something good about themselves. Well after many years of contributing memorials, photos, and flowers, I know now why they wrote those angry words. I have come to realize that when a website offers free membership, it opens the door to every idiot who has nothing better to do than to create frustration and tension for other people. If these trouble causing individuals were forced to pay an annual fee, I believe they would think twice about wasting their money on creating aggravation for other individuals. I am changing my policy, and will be a STRICT keeper of the Find a Grave Rules. This means: Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be YOUR siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. If you don't understand this, then go find someone who does understand this statement and can explain it to you. There are many of my relatives memorials that I don't manage and I am quite happy to leave them in the hands of other people. If there is something I want added to the memorial I click the EDIT tab and make my request. This is the correct, by the rules, way for this website. If this rule is not followed, then when I receive your email/request, I will list it as spam and it will be deleted.|
Another rule I have found that volunteers are breaking is the photo copyright rule. You CANNOT claim a photo you DID NOT TAKE. I have found many of my photos being copied and pasted on other memorials. This is a serious rule infraction. REMEMBER, IF YOU DIDN'T TAKE THE PICTURE.....DON'T TAKE CREDIT FOR THE PICTURE! Ask for permission.
Finally, Be accurate with your information. When photo volunteers go out to fill a photo request, they are taking their time and money to get you that photo. Don't just put someone in a cemetery because it seems like the right one. Take the time to do some research and get confirmation before you list a memorial. Be Considerate!
There are certain individuals out there (and you know who your are) who have caused me to take these measures and unfortunately for the innocent, I'm sorry but things have changed.
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|Mattox Hatfield||Emerson Parks Mattox #72023156|
Would you please transfer the memorial for my grandfather, Emerson Parks Mattox, to me? Thank you for adding him to the site.
|Georgia Carole||James Dale Hawes grave|
Thanks very much for hosting the page for Jim's grave. For anyone interested, here is the brief bio I contributed to his battalion page (and wrongly said the grave was in Waycross!)
Brief Bio: James Dale Hawes
Jim grew up in Ocilla, Georgia. His Hawes grandparents lived across the street from the Baptist Church, and he cherished memories of being with them. His parents were Benjamin Franklin Hawes, who predeceased Jim, and Nell Jenwright Hawes, (later Street), who died in 1999.
Jim’s maternal grandparents were James G. and Vennie Dukes Jinright [Jinwright?]of Osierfield, Georgia. Jim was very close to his ‘Aunt Cile,’ Lucille E. Jinright, who died in 1998. At the time of his enlistment, his home was with his mother and aunt in Waycross, and he was learning to fly at the local airport. He was disappointed that minor vision problems disqualified him from military flight training, but he was interested in commercial piloting. He also was considering a career in the army at that time.
At the University of Georgia he was majoring in psychology, but his favorite courses were in ROTC. He was active in the Baptist Student Union there. He played guitar. In a letter less than a month before he died, he casually mentioned the squirrel he had welcomed to his foxhole. At time, he thought nothing of the bite.
|Elouise Purvis||Find a grave #28264689 Rudell Crafton Dennis|
Rudell was the daughter of Ralph C. Crafton and Bertha Lorene Clark Crafton. Mary Florence Crafton Rutland was Rudell's sister. Please correct this. Thanks so much for your hard work. You do a wonderful job. Elouise Purvis
|Diana Malley||Franchester Dekle #66601462|
Wsa the infant a male? Who were his parents?
|M K II||Find A Grave Memorial# 72447698 question|
On Find A Grave Memorial# 72447698,
there is a note: "spouse 1- Margaret L. 'Maggie' HODGES Hodges 1890-?, b. in Bulloch Co.; dod and burial site unknown".
When you get a moment, can you let me know where you found that info? It will help me very much tracing my son's paternal side of the family.
I'm guessing there is info at the cemetery not visible in other sources.
Anyway, thanks for your time!
Added by M K II on Oct 28, 2015 9:31 AM
|Glenn M. Massey||Alexander Thomas McLaughlin # 70956595|
Hi Craig & Tonya,
I used your Grave Memorial & Cemetery pictures to my family tree with Ancestry.com. Full credit was given to you both. I thank you for all your hard work and dedication to this site. God Bless.
|Kathleen Grimes||Virginia Grimes #66648151|
First let me apologize since I sent some edits and should have just put everything in an email. This is my husband's paternal great grandmother who was born and died in Emanuel County, Georgia. Her actual maiden name was Mary Virginia Cowart however she went by Jennie. She was married to Matthew Grimes #66648148. The death date shows as 1936 however the death certificate shows 1937. I've linked my husband's grandfather William Franklin Grimes #65892440 however fyi there were a total of 12 children. If you need any further information please let me know. Thank you so much for all your help!
|Diana Malley||Louise Dekle #77206745|
I forgot to put the # for Louise on the request. The Louise I am looking for was born abt 1890, she was 40 on the 1930 census with husband Jessie Layfayette Dekle????
|Diana Malley||Louise Dekle #|
Could you please check and see if Louise is indeed the wife of Jessie Layfayette Dekle. #106441501 and if she is the mother to Charles L.,Maurice and Lucile Dekle. It only shows on the 1930 census as wife Louise? firstname.lastname@example.org
|acybersleuth||Duplicate Boyd Children Memorials|
Dear Craig and Tonya Banks,
There are “Find a Grave” memorials for 4 Boyd children by Mike H.created in 2012 for Riverside Cemetery;
they are as follows: Ben H. Boyd (88315886), Jettie M. Boyd (88316940), John L. Boyd (88315944) and
Rosetti Boyd (88315997); they were the children of John R. Boyd (8831942) and Laura Alice (Bobbitt) Boyd
(88315955). He has only a death date listed for each of the children.
There are also “Find a Grave” memorials for all four of them (plus an infant sibling) now managed by you that were originally created in 2005 by a family member of theirs, Calvin Kyle Bobbitt, in the Bobbitt/Boyd Cemetery in Christian County, which has birth and death dates for each; the death dates Mike H. has listed for each are listed as the birth dates on your memorials.
Those memorial numbers, names (some spelled slightly different) and birth/death dates for each of the four children are :
Bennie H. (11069064, b. 19 November 1888 , d. 29 October 1891, both Christian County, KY)
Rossetti H. (11069066, 25 December 1894, d. 28 May 1903, both Kentucky (probably Christian County, also)
John L. (11069069, b. 16 July 1887, d, 18 December 1898, both Christian County, KY)
Jettie M. (11069073, b. 24 April 1886, d. 17 November 1891, both Christian County, KY)
I do not have any idea which is the actual cemetery the children are buried in; I think Mike H. might be correct on the
cemetery being Riverside, since he has listed burial plot information on his, and since their parents are buried there (as well as one
brother who survived to adulthood), but your memorials were created earlier and contain more information and have the correct and full dates.
I had submitted edits to your earlier memorials linking the children to the memorials of their parents, before I discovered that Mike H. also had the children
listed as buried in Riverside, so I have held off on submitting editing to link those memorials for the children to their parents.
Since Mike H.'s memorials list plot information, can you please verify which cemetery the children are actually in?
I have also sent this information, via email, to Mike H. since it looks like a merge of the memorials might also need to be done, as well as verifying which is the correct cemetery that the children are buried in.
Thank you for your help in this matter.
Lezlie Clemons (acybersleuth)
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