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Charlie Morgan (#47142894)
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Bio Photo 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). I will transfer management of any memorial to any member of the extended family of the person in a memorial upon request with pleasure, provided that such person is equally liberal in granting transfer requests.

Personally, I'd rather have a memorial managed by a member of the extended family 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 or the degree of relationship 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.


This has been said about genealogy and I rather think that it applies with equal force to the volunteer work done here at Find A Grave:

Genealogy begins as an interest,
Becomes a hobby,
Continues as an avocation,
Takes over as an obsession,
And in its last stage,
Is an incurable disease.


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.


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, 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").


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.

Regarding living people, I find it impossible to "know" who is living or not. The fact that there might be a name on a grave marker either without any dates or with a birth date but no death date could mean that the person is deceased but the marker has not been updated (or it could reflect the fact that the person is not deceased). We cannot know the status of such a person without access to the immediate family. Of course, a faithful transcription needs to include that information since it is right there on the marker under the photos tab.

The tougher question is whether it is appropriate to create a memorial for a person whose death information is absent from the grave marker. Find A Grave rules prohibit the creation of a memorial if, but only if, the person is living. In the absence of knowing, however, I find it reasonable to create the memorial since the grave marker does mark the grave of the person. That is particularly true since I have found many instances where the death information is absent from the marker but I know that the person is deceased. Of course, I will delete a memorial promptly when contacted by a member of the family advising that the person is living and requesting deletion.
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RE: Timely Attention to Edits
We moved here because our daughter also lives in South Portland. It is a really beautiful area. The beaches and coastline are magnificent. I hope I am not overwhelming you with all the edits from Riverside. Like your quote in your profile,genealogy evolves from a hobby to a passion, and I have immersed myself. The Riverside Cemetery has so much rich history. Thanks for your reply.

Best Regards
Nora K
Added by NoraK on Oct 23, 2016 7:30 AM
Timely Attention to Edits

You did a considerable amount of work at Riverside Cemetery in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland County, Maine. We recently relocated from New York to Maine, and Riverside Cemetery is very close to our new home. I want to thank you for your timely attention to the edits I have submitted to you. You do a wonderful and thorough job of including documentation about the person or persons. I appreciate your efforts. Thank You.

Nora K
Added by NoraK on Oct 21, 2016 7:42 AM
Drew McKerlie
RE: Mckenzie family
Ok thanks, this is an odd part of a family where I think it might be related to mine but can't find the proof for it.
Added by Drew McKerlie on Sep 05, 2016 6:40 PM
Drew McKerlie
Mckenzie family
You added a bunch of memorials to the Shelburne area of NS and some have pictures and others a note about more info needed. Are those ones a headstone was not found but burial is within the cemetery? Thought id check before requesting photos.

Added by Drew McKerlie on Sep 05, 2016 10:55 AM
David C. Bradley
Find A Grave Memorial# 136949650
Hello, Charlie,

You certainly have the thanks and appreciation of many, including me, for the invaluable results of your work with Find A Grave.

...Concerning this memorial for John William Croes, I suppose it is not entirely impossible, but I find it rather implausible that he was born to my GGGGgrandmother Martha (Crane) Croes when she was 67 years old. John William was more likely the son of her son, Rev. John Croes, JUNIOR, and his wife Eleanor (Van Mater) Croes. There seems to be an error in the Christ Church burial records, or in the transcription of them. Are you in any position to tackle the chore of making appropriate corrections?


Added by David C. Bradley on Aug 29, 2016 10:01 AM
Nathan Haines
Fred Audleigh Fuller
You sent an edit wanting it changed from died 1970 to died May 1, 1970.
I had to look at that and make sure that was right and wonder why I only put 1970 and not the rest of it.
Fred did not die May 1, he died May 10.
There are two different entries in's OR death index for Fred.
One says he was born about 1879 and died May 10, 1970.
The other entry does not say a year born, just died May 1, 1970.
Then, besides that, I have an Oregon death index on cd that I got some years ago. It only has one entry for Fred, that he died May 10th.
In "all the years" I have never in my life seen a state death index with so gosh dang many errors in it. It is almost "laughable" sometimes in places. Don't know why that happened? If careless people made the transcription of the state death index, or if the state index had so dang many errors in it for anyone to transcribe from or if it was hard to read the state index or what, I am not sure??
Anyway, Fred's funeral notice was in the newspaper May 12 and they just don't wait two weeks before they put a funeral notice into the newspaper.
Added by Nathan Haines on Jun 21, 2016 3:46 PM
Roseanne Barbeau
Farner Family in New Jersey
Hello Charlie,

I appreciate the changes and additions you made for this family. And I truly appreciate your prompt responses to my request!

Thank you for all your help.


Added by Roseanne Barbeau on Jun 17, 2016 8:08 AM
Darlyn Bellon
request for transfer
Hi Charlie
Would you consider transferring my immediate
family to me.
My parents- Lockie & Stella BeLong
My sister-Annie Marie( BeLong) Williams
My Great Grandparents- Joseph & Sarah BeLong
My Great Uncles-Henry Edson/Jeremiah Daley &
John Enslow BeLong because they are listed on the same stone.
The graves are found in Lockeport & West Green Harbour, Shelburne county,Nova Scotia

I will add the photos of the stones to the sites as I have done on

Thank you
Darlyn B.

Added by Darlyn Bellon on Jun 06, 2016 7:54 PM
Bio sources
Thanks much,... for the info, links. Great contribution.
Added by lifescribe on May 27, 2016 10:01 AM
Bio sources
Just wondering your sources for the bio on Rev. Ira. Thanks.
Added by lifescribe on May 27, 2016 6:49 AM
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