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CABrown (#47000639)
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Bio Photo PFC James Rexford (Rex) Scowden KIA WW I buried in France, also has stone in Rose Hill Cemetery, McKean County, Pa

Corp. Steven John Skinner KIA WW I, buried in France
ADRIENNE, FIND SOMETHING USEFUL TO DO WITH YOUR LIFE, MIND YOUR MEMORIALS AND LEAVE OTHER PEOPLE'S ALONE. This is an excerpt from your profile, apparently someone told you you were God. I really don't know why you think you're so smart and the rest of us are dumb!
" But
If I sent you a handful of the same corrections
This is where you stop and think
"There's a distinct possibility that I uploaded
quite a few more like these -
Maybe I should take a while and check my data
and fix the rest before Adrienne sends me another handful!"

People that think I should read the FAG guidelines, might want to try it themselves.

How do I enter all married names for a woman's memorial when she was married more than once?

The 'last name' is the name that is on the headstone. INCLUDE OTHER MARRIED NAMES AS PART OF THE BIOGRAPHY SECTION. The 'maiden name' is only for her maiden name.

(If she was married more than once, they just link her to her other husbands, people will see it)
I'd like to suggest that if you're doing a photo request, and there is no stone for that person, then take a photo of where it should be. I do that because I feel that way they can see there is no marker and maybe have a better feeling having a photo of the location, with other markers on each side for location.

Also if I find a woman that was buried as Mrs.____ don't hassle me over that. It's bad enough that they didn't even use her first name, now some people want to do the same thing with her memorial. If you know her first name, tell me, don't just think I should list her the same as her husband.

When I first found Find A Grave, I was excited and happy to be able to add to it. But sadly it's not that way anymore. I can fully understand the feelings off some of the contributors that have become unactive. When I added memorials, I fully thought family would turn up, want them and fix anything they considered an error. But that's not so either. With the automatic edits, in 21 days, they apparently are made whether you ignored or declined them. There doesn't seem to be much control over your memorials anymore. Just because someone disagrees with the way I've added them, not even family, they can be changed. We are all different individuals, so I can't see why other people, if they're NOT family, should be allowed to change yours. I thought difference of opinion was a way of life, not your right, so I'm wrong. Memorials shouldn't be changed just because someone else thinks they should. I thought the important thing was they were on there for family to find.

Also, I'm tired of people whining because someone might not transfer a memorial. "It's all about the numbers." I'm not sure I understand what you're talking about. The number I added doesn't change, just the number I manage. So if I was in it for the numbers, I'd still be okay. Quit whining.

I do disagree with F.A.G. on obits and survivors (so they'll probably remove this). Obits are a wealth of information. I have been able to track and link families with the info that was in the obit. If survivors were worried about it, they wouldn't have their name put on tombstones along with their spouse.

As far as transfers, I don't necessarily stick to the FAG guidelines as far as relation. If you're a relative, I don't mind transferring (that's why they're on there) BUT it does depend on how you ask/tell me!

I also don't agree with the chalking ban. If a tombstone is so bad that the only way you can read it is to use chalk, that should be a good thing. At least for awhile, people will know who it is. If the picture is added to F.A.G., it'll be there for a long time.
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Messages left for CABrown (21)[Leave Message]
Bo Holm
RE: Sigred Sasserson
Sigfred Sasserson.

The most practical is to keep the memorial with most information, my in this case. Don't you agree?
Added by Bo Holm on Aug 30, 2015 2:50 AM
John K. Pierson
E. Confer
Did I get the correct Hattie Confer?

JK Pierson
Added by John K. Pierson on Aug 26, 2015 8:06 AM
Carl and Judi
Bickel at Fairview
Thank you for the photo of Henry's headstone and helping me connect (in a small way) with a distant relative.

Added by Carl and Judi on Aug 24, 2015 6:13 PM
Thank you for the photos.
Added by mygenpassion on Aug 20, 2015 8:19 PM
Rebecca Dunlap
John Eakin
Thank you for letting me know! Since the other Memorial has a headstone and mine has his death Certificate, I have asked that the two be merged leaving ownership in the other owner's hands. That is correct I think. Especially since my Memorial links the family, merging is best. I really appreciate your input and Thanks again!

Becky Dunlap
Added by Rebecca Dunlap on Aug 20, 2015 8:11 PM
Rich Vance
RE: Hurlburt/Maybury
Fear not, Grasshopper. I have way too many of those "Coffee Low-Level" warning light moments myself.

Sounds like a good excuse for a road trip. ^_^

Wish I could go with you, but it's looking more and more like I won't make it out to PA this year.

You've been a great help and inspiration to me.

Cheers, Rich
Added by Rich Vance on Aug 19, 2015 5:31 AM
Thank you, love your post. I too feel like you and have been hassled along with no one change need info . so a guess we all go on. I just want to tell you that you have been doing a fine job and eave helped many myself included.
Added by LizaJean on Aug 14, 2015 1:05 PM
Avanelle Riddle
Dear CABrown -- Thank you so much for fulfilling my photo request for my mom's Aunt Avanelle, and also creating a memorial for her husband, Warren. Your efforts are greatly appreciated!!

Thank you so much again and all the best to you!!

Added by Cookie on Aug 06, 2015 5:13 PM
RE: Hugh Palmer Bedient
Forgot to add: "Credit" isn't important to me. Nice to get if I've contributed substantially, but it isn't what this site is about. I just enjoy working on memorials that have some significance to me. Your bio is much in tune with my philosophy.
Added by Anna on Aug 02, 2015 7:23 AM
RE: Hugh Palmer Bedient
I'm sorry it came off that way. I will have to rethink that phrasing. Thing is, I'm an endless tweaked/polisher and I find it easier to write if I have the memorial. Some people don't want to lose the memorial permanently and I don't need to keep them so if someone wants it back, I'm happy to accommodate that.

I've got a long list of the baseball players who were killed in WW2 to,work through. I'll just send along the info when I get to him. Meanwhile, please accept my apology, no offense was intended.

Best wishes ( truly),
Anna Richter
Added by Anna on Aug 02, 2015 7:09 AM
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