|K. Quentin Bremmer (#47654729)|
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When I started recording memorials on FindaGrave, my desire was to help provide original information on burials that was difficult to find elsewhere. I reasoned that an accurate account of headstone, cemetery records, and other information related to the burials would enhance people's genealogical research, helping to add new information or confirm that which they had already gleaned from other sources.|
However, a great number of people have decided it is a resource better suited to making a free family tree where they can replace what can be found at the gravesite with information from other sources (along with any mistakes that it may contain). If some family tree says they are buried in some cemetery, why bother checking? Just plop the memorial there. Found a death certificate that says where they were buried? That has to be the one, since none of us have seen any errors on a death certificate. Don't know the cemetery at all? Just plop them in one you think is close by or leave it as "burial unknown", maybe somebody will go through the trouble of contacting you after they put in the hard work to actually find the grave in another cemetery. Either way, you still get to claim ownership of the memorial because you "found" the grave first.
Because of these things, I probably won't be adding a great deal more memorials to FindaGrave. The effort to physically locate the graves and accurately record them just isn't worth it if the reality of the website being more like "Their-Grave-Might-Be-There.com" is good enough for the majority of members.
"Find a Grave's mission is to find, record and present final disposition information from around the world as a virtual cemetery experience". (That's their wording). I don't feel a memorial here should be a repository for transcriptions of census records, marriage certificates, or other source materials that are widely available elsewhere online unless it is the type of thing you might engrave on the tombstone, include in a eulogy, or put in the newspaper obituary of your loved ones. If you want to write the information into a nice biography or story of some type, that would be great to add, but please don't just send things like raw census data. I'll add obituaries for you, but I'm not very comfortable with those that were written less than 50 years ago unless any names of people still living are used only with their permission. Otherwise, putting dashed lines in place of their names or just using excerpts of the obituary without the names of those who may still be alive is what I prefer. As you may have noticed when you read the Find A Grave rules on obituaries, any obituary you wish to have added needs to include the name and date of the newspaper from which it came. I also suggest including the volume and issue number of the paper as well, just in case some of the people you are hoping will see it also want to include an original source citation in their geneological records.
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|Kari Olson||Headstone photo for Wm Clayborn Pickett|
Hi , I hope you will allow me to use this lovely photo on my family tree on Ancestry. Please let me know, about this and others of the family. I always give photo credit and do this with permission. Thanks for taking the photos and all the work you do on Find a Grave.
|Diana Caldwell||Bowman, Samuel #120698314|
Hi Quentin - you posted a pic to Bowman, Irene #113378003. I was wondering if you would post it to her husbands memorial as well? Bowman, Samuel #120698314. This is in Fairmont Cem, Fairmont MO. Thank you, Diana
|Kincatcher||Charles Howard headstone.|
Hello, Quentin. I am interested in the headstone of Charles Howard, buried in Marion County, MO. He is supposed to be buried in Minor-Sand---- Cem in Hannibal. This Charles Howard was buried in Greenwood Cem, Palmyra, Marion Co, MO and was born after my Charles Howard (also spelled Harward) . Do you know of any other Harward/Howard surnames in either of these cemeteries? Is there a record in Marion Co, do you know for all the burials in these two cemeteries that would include Harward or Howard? I am looking to verify my Charles, who the headstone says died 1889, but should be 1883-it is difficult to red on the stone. Can you direct me to where I might inquire about seeing a list of burials in either of those cemeteries, with an address or email address? My Charles lived in Palmyra from after 1865 to his death in 1883, and this listing at Greenwood, might be a relative of my Charles that I am unaware of. Would it be common to live in Palmyra and be buried in Hannibal as the F-A-G site gives? I'm not sure ow far apart they are. Any help for a list of burials in either of those cemeteries would be most appreciated. Thanks , Dar at email@example.com
|Virginia Partch||Memorial #88120629|
I am looking for the grave of their daughter, Elizabeth B. Spratt, b. 22 Mar 1841; d. 9 Apr 1892 in Marion County, Missouri. She married John Wesley McKamey Memorial #138330195, who is buried in New Providence Presbyterian Cemetery in Benbow, Marion, Missouri. Can anyone help to find her site? Thank you!
|JohnRandolphPrinceWmVa||A simple thank you:)|
Some are grateful of your dedication and sacrifice of time.
|JohnRandolphPrinceWmVa||Sometimes the essence of this poem does get miconstruded|
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
So many years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
|Gary L. Maize||Mabel Kiefaber.|
Can you link her to her parents or let me have maintenance. Franks Wells Smith 86174911, Ella Stetzel Smith 86174912. Also do the same for Dwight Smith, Greenwood d. Mar. 15, 1965 Thanks.
|Mom2 two||RE: Elizabeth Axie|
Quentin, you are awesome! Thanks so much for correcting, Cousin!,,
Added by Mom2 two on Aug 10, 2015 11:57 PM
|Mom2 two||Elizabeth Axie "Lizzie" Watson Green|
Hi Quentin, Thank you for all you do!!
Is there a record stating that Martin L Winston is the father? My record show the father was Stephen B. Watson 1853-1911 and that Martin L Winston was Martha Almeda Crane Watson's 2nd husband prob married 1929-1930..
Added by Mom2 two on Aug 10, 2015 10:06 AM
|Jerry Coffman||Glenwood Cemetery|
I see where you have taken many pictures of stones in Missouri and I wonder if you are close to Glenwood Cemetery in Schuyler County, Mo.?
If so, would you be able to get 2 pictures for me? I have asked for them the right way but no luck so far.
Jane Fruit # 50675492
Robert Bartlett # 108529771
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