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Charlie Morgan (#47142894)
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Bio Photo There seems to be two schools of thought regarding the creation of memorials here.

Adherents to the "minimalist school" simply post a name, any dates that might appear on the grave stone, post a photo of the marker (without bothering to complete the transcription field for the inscription on that marker in contravention of the FAQ requirement that the inscription be included), and refuse reasonable suggestions for edits to the various fields, especially additions to the biography field.

A note about the Transcriptions Field - it's very time consuming to complete. I concur completely with the following comment made by Stauffacher56 in a thread in one of the Forums here: "I think the transcription is about the marker and should include everything it says. If I omit something (usually due to readability issues, sometimes because living persons are mentioned) I'll mention the nature of the omission in the note field. Things like names and dates could be presented differently on the marker vs. the fields on the top of the page. Photos aren't viewable by everyone, sometimes they're not very clear, and sometimes there isn't a photo at all. The transcription fills those gaps."

By making a complete transcription of the inscription, we do a big favor to folks without eyesight who depend on electronic readers to speak the words of a website to them. Those readers cannot read photographs.

I follow the "best practices" school of thought:

1. Adhering to all the "rules" in the FAQs;
2. Researching information to complete fields that cannot be completed based on the information on the marker;
3. Placing relevant information into the biography field;
4. Connecting people via the family links;
5. Checking the edit tab frequently to see edit suggestions made by others on memorials that I manage;
6. Giving the Manager a transcription edit suggestion when adding a photo to a memorial that they have created and manage;
7. Responding to suggestions for other edits promptly;
8. Responding to questions from other "Gravers" promptly;
9. Working collaboratively with other "Gravers" in completing the biography fields; and
10. Posting photos of a "family" of related markers for members of the same family for context, not merely the marker of the person who is the subject of a memorial.

I welcome suggestions for additions, deletions or edits to my list of "best practices."

I will transfer management of any memorial to any descendent of the person in a memorial upon request with pleasure. In other words and unlike others here on Find A Grave, I do not adhere strictly to the FAQ suggestion (not a directive) that transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations (i.e., siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren).

Personally, I'd rather have a memorial managed by a descendant who has significant motivation to maximize the content of the memorial due to the family relationship than continue managing it myself. The distance back in time to that ancestor is irrelevant to the question of a person's commitment to the memorial.

Please provide your relationship to the person in the memorial when making the request.

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If you would like me to take cemetery pictures for you, please include the grave location - one way to learn a grave location is to phone the cemetery; if a cemetery with thousands or even tens of thousands of graves has 20 photo requests and I have only an hour or two to take photographs, I am likely to select first the requests that include the grave location. Also, if you want multiple photographs (e.g., husband and wife), list both/all of them; I feel that I more helpful the more pictures that I take, so I am likely to give priority to a pair of requests.

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If you would like to use one of my photos for your own personal purposes (e.g., to post on a profile on your family tree at Ancestry.com), feel free to do so, but please provide attribution (along the lines of "Originally contributed to the memorial for [name of person] on Find A Grave by Charlie Morgan").

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lulu
asher lambert
Ur pic is for another asher...see the other in same cemetery...donna
Added by lulu on Jul 05, 2014 8:02 AM
lulu
72580591
I do believe u have added the wrong photo here...this asher was only 24 yrs old at death...I am on vacation and will research in a cpl wks when I return.....I will decline the info at this time...be patient when I get back in will fix..donna
Added by lulu on Jul 05, 2014 7:47 AM
Kat
Re: Theodore Strong
I am not obligated to use your bio.
Added by Kat on Jun 12, 2014 8:06 AM
Kat
RE: Theodore Strong
please state what website so I may investigate the use. Unless it is USgenweb, I seldom give permission.
Added by Kat on Jun 10, 2014 4:30 PM
Kat
Theodore Strong
it is my picture. I took it in 2009 at the cemetery.
Added by Kat on Jun 08, 2014 7:11 PM
Jamie
Transfer
Hello Charlie,

I have transferred Lucy Strong to you. Your dedication is awe inspiring.

Jamie
Added by Jamie on May 16, 2014 3:51 PM
Treeclimber
Drake/McNeal
Thanks for all of the edit suggestions for the Drake family at McNeal Cemetery.I was able to confirm and add most of them.

Thanks
Treeclimber
Added by Treeclimber on May 08, 2014 8:48 AM
Homeward Bound
Sarah Alden Standish
May I use any of your headstone photo in my family tree with credit to you for the pic. Thank you.
Added by Homeward Bound on May 05, 2014 12:22 PM
Kat
Family linking
is now down on the EDIT tab
Suggest a correction or an addition:

Birth/death date, birth/death place
Relationship (parent and spouse links)
Name
Plot or GPS
Marker transcription
Suggest any other correction or addition
Added by Kat on May 04, 2014 3:50 AM
Kat
RE: Credible Documentation
"Your profile is remarkable for dictating about rules to other gravers"


Not MY rules, they are findagrave rules directly from the faqs- Try reading them .

please do not leave me your self-serving opinions on my message pages.
Added by Kat on Mar 31, 2014 12:01 PM
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