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GerbLady (#46637511)
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Bio Photo NOTE: Valid transfer requests put through the proper protocol with relationship identified and fall within the FAQs are processed within the 30 day window. In other words, I am sick and tired of the antics of members who can not take NO for an answer. And, no, I do not delete messages left until they are at least a year old. Leave up everything - the good, the bad and the ugly.

Having been a beta tester for the new EDIT system, have nothing but praise for this new feature! Can get through updates in minutes what used to take hours. This new edit feature is also proving to be a huge leap in getting the name fields clean up per the naming conventions found in the FAQs (these are not optional or subject to interpretation):

Memorial Naming Conventions:

If a hyphen or an apostrophe is part of the name, use the punctuation.

A period should be used after names where only an initial is known. If the full name is known, use the full name and not the initial.

No other punctuation should be used within any Name Field.

Full capitalization (ALL-CAPS) of names should not be used in any Name Field.

Suffixes and Prefixes do not belong in any Name Field.

First Name - First name of the deceased. Put the entire first name (if known), even if the grave marker is only an initial.

Middle Name - Middle name of deceased. Put the entire middle name (if known), even if the grave marker is only an initial.

Nickname - Nickname of deceased, if known; the nickname is automatically placed in quotes.

Maiden Name - Maiden name of a married individual, if known (otherwise leave blank); the maiden name is automatically italicized and should only be used if the individual was married and took the spouse's surname as their new surname. If the deceased was never married, then the surname should be placed in the "Last Name" field, NOT in the "Maiden Name" field.

Last Name - Last Name as you would find it on the tombstone, if the interred had more than one marriage or other possible spellings please place this information in the bio and use the family links. Do not include honorary or other suffixes in the Last Name field.

Any photos I've added to this site are open for anyone to use, no permission or credit needed.

I strictly adhere to the Find A Grave guidelines regarding transfers. No exceptions. Requests made outside of the guidelines, or do not state relationship, are no longer being acknowledged. Virtual cemeteries are the way to "gather" your ancestors together.

Copy-and-paste census, military and other data is not a "bio". Please don't send these type of bios because they will not be added.

Finally, I will NOT add a link to a burial unknown memorial. This site is named Find a GRAVE for a reason. Not a difficult concept.
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I finally found how to look for these and I believe they are all gone. Then I remembered the Suffix Judge, Major and a couple of others were not in the drop down either.

I sure hope mine are all fixed now.

Thanks for your help.

Added by Winnette on Jul 12, 2014 10:02 AM
Susanna Parrish Allen
Hi-can you come visit my wall and see if you know who the person is that left me the wonderful message? I have reported it to AJ.
Added by Susanna Parrish Allen on Jul 12, 2014 8:01 AM
unknown 14
Please note that this plot in the cemetery I am photographing, has a large plot of young children that were victims of a disease that hit the area at that time. At a later date, I or someone from the local genealogy society will be checking death records from those years and the plot number to find the family name of the child. I have taken photos for now and made memorials so that we can identify these persons. This is part of a special project being done.Thank you for your concern.
Added by butterfly on Jul 11, 2014 5:33 PM
William Harrison
Naming conventions
I have seen how picky you are about persons following FAGs naming conventions, hence, in extracting the following from your contributor's home page, "A period should be used after names where only an initial is known. If the full name is known, use the full name and not the initial.", I have submitted edits for a few of your errors so that you can correct them.
Added by William Harrison on Jul 10, 2014 7:29 PM
Valerie Mauk
Nicholas Mollish #22907857
Could you kindly transfer ownership of Nicholas Mollish #22907857 to me? Nicholas is my dad's brother & I would like to have membership of close family members. Thank you ~ Valerie Mauk
Added by Valerie Mauk on Jul 10, 2014 4:44 PM
Judy Russell
Larry Dwayne Riegel

Could you please transfer Larry's memorial # 125254379 to me, Judy Russell # 47413511.
He is family and I would like to update and connect him to his family.

Thank you

Judy Russell
Added by Judy Russell on Jul 08, 2014 2:22 PM
Old Southern Belle
TYPO make that second reference to FAQ#166 instead of FAQ#168. Its interesting to though.

Added by Old Southern Belle on Jul 06, 2014 3:16 PM
Old Southern Belle
Naming Conventions
NOT OPTIONAL OR SUBJECT TO INTERPRETATION! you mean like how you are telling contributors to change "Infant Son or Daughter", which is ON THE MARKER, is respectful & sensitive, to "Infant Male or Female" which is your personal preference, disrespectful and very impersonal.

Show US where that is in the "Naming Conventions".
Please show us! What is the FAQS# on that?

Please read FAQ #137

It says to use:
First name: INFANT
Middle name: TWIN SON or DAUGHTER
Last name: DOE(meaning surname of parent, but that is an interpretation)

Also FAQ#168 where it says: "What information should I include from a headstone?
All of the information on the headstone should be typed into the appropriate fields in the memorial form. It is not sufficient to create a memorial with only a name and a headstone photo and expect people to click on the photo to read the information that should be readily available in a name search, such as birth and death years. Of course, if the headstone only has a name, then you cannot add information you do not have. However, if the information is on the stone, it should be entered into the form."

Are we to understand that you want us to enter the names YOUR WAY instead of what Findagrave says? So you want us to change the memorials to "Infant male or female". Even thou the NAMING CONVENTIONS specify SON OR DAUGHTER. And to put "UNKNOWN" instead of "Mr." in the 1st name field, when it is the only name on the marker. Which would make the memorial unsearchable.

WE DO NOT TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER WHEN YOU ARE WRONG! You personally have 2971 infant memorials that over half are outside the "FINDAGRAVE NAMING CONVENTIONS". Especially the ones where you name them "Infant A or B" where the A and B in the middle name field appears to be the 1st Initial of the infants name when the memorial is viewed. See #124477433 & #124477432

Maybe when you start following the GUIDELINES we will follow your personal advice.

When is the last time YOU READ THE FAQS?
They have changed since came on board. It's not done YOUR WAY anymore, actually it never has been! That's way you are having such a time of it. To quote you from your profile: "I am sick and tired of the antics of members who can not take NO for an answer." Yeh - I made a copy of that too. Your profile seems to change daily these days.

Added by Old Southern Belle on Jul 06, 2014 1:46 PM
Sue Lee Johnson
Evans and Boddie
I received your edit to make "MALE" the first name on these unreadable gravestones. But if you don't know 100% that these are indeed "male's" who are buried here, if it's all the same with you I prefer to put "Unknown Evans" and "Unknown Boddie". Using the known dates I have tried to find these people on, but I can't find them with any certainty.
Thank you.
Added by Sue Lee Johnson on Jul 06, 2014 11:16 AM
Bonita Campbell
Hello, I was hoping you could transfer the memorial # 71547350, Natala Dennis, is my grandmothers sister. Id love to be able to post a pic and link her to my family. Thank you so much.

Bonita Campbell
Added by Bonita Campbell on Jul 06, 2014 9:10 AM
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