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Craig & Tonya Banks (#46890871)
 member for 7 years, 9 months, 16 days
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Bio Photo When I joined Find a Grave it was a good website where a person could find and connect to their past without having to pay an annual fee. As I searched other volunteers home pages, I would read in their bios how they too expressed their support for the website and how it helped them to find a love one. On certain occasions though, I would come across a bio in which the volunteer didn't write a bio about themselves, but they expressed anger about the neglect of other individuals who didn't abide by the website rules. As I continued to read the bio, I wondered why they would choose to express their anger and frustration rather than write something good about themselves. Well after many years of contributing memorials, photos, and flowers, I know now why they wrote those angry words. I have come to realize that when a website offers free membership, it opens the door to every idiot who has nothing better to do than to create frustration and tension for other people. If these trouble causing individuals were forced to pay an annual fee, I believe they would think twice about wasting their money on creating aggravation for other individuals. I am changing my policy, and will be a STRICT keeper of the Find a Grave Rules. This means: Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be YOUR siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. If you don't understand this, then go find someone who does understand this statement and can explain it to you. There are many of my relatives memorials that I don't manage and I am quite happy to leave them in the hands of other people. If there is something I want added to the memorial I click the EDIT tab and make my request. This is the correct, by the rules, way for this website. If this rule is not followed, then when I receive your email/request, I will list it as spam and it will be deleted.
Another rule I have found that volunteers are breaking is the photo copyright rule. You CANNOT claim a photo you DID NOT TAKE. I have found many of my photos being copied and pasted on other memorials. This is a serious rule infraction. REMEMBER, IF YOU DIDN'T TAKE THE PICTURE.....DON'T TAKE CREDIT FOR THE PICTURE! Ask for permission.
Finally, Be accurate with your information. When photo volunteers go out to fill a photo request, they are taking their time and money to get you that photo. Don't just put someone in a cemetery because it seems like the right one. Take the time to do some research and get confirmation before you list a memorial. Be Considerate!

There are certain individuals out there (and you know who your are) who have caused me to take these measures and unfortunately for the innocent, I'm sorry but things have changed.

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Thank you!
Hi Craig and Tonya,

I just wanted to take a second to thank you for your efforts on the website. One branch of my family is entirely based in Georgia/Florida and as I look through F.A.G. I keep seeing your names pop up as the photo volunteer.

Thank you for spending your time helping others. As one who've you've helped immeasurably - I can't thank you enough! (My grandmother also wanted to show her thanks - because of you she got to see her grandparents' grave for the first time.)
Added by Ayanah on Nov 22, 2014 8:24 PM
Tim Day
Craig and Tonya. I am fairly new to findagrave, and have been checking it out and looking for graves of a lot of family members. I notice that you manage several of the Kennon graves, specifically Dr. Benning M. Kennon. He was a cousin of my great grandfather. I am trying to compile a family history book, and am wondering if you are related to the Kennons, and if so, do you have some information on the family? Thanks, Tim D.
Added by Tim Day on Nov 21, 2014 5:35 PM
Glenn Massey
Douglas City Cemetery, Douglas, Coffee, Georgia Photo # 34959149
Hi Craig and Tonya,

I know how busy you both are; my family and I are again asking for your permission to use this photo to add to our family tree with Full credit would be given to you both along with your F.A.G. # 46890871. Thank you both for all your support with this website.

Thank You, Glenn Massey & Family
Added by Glenn Massey on Nov 16, 2014 10:54 AM
Helena Cemetery
Your 3 cemetery photos on this cemetery:
all mention in their captions that the map is wrong. That map has now been corrected. Can you please remove that part of the captions?
Added by Frankz on Nov 03, 2014 3:27 PM
Mary Davis Bobbitt Burns
I'm looking for people related to my great grandmother, Mary Davis Bobbitt Burns of North Carolina. She was my maternal grandfather's mother but unfortunately died at age 28. If anyone is on 23 and Me or, please let me know. I am on both of these sites plus GED Match.

Suzanne Alexander
Added by Suzanne on Nov 03, 2014 8:43 AM
Family Researcher
Requesting Photo
I am requesting a possible photo of the Hazlehurst City Cemetery entryway.

Family Researcher
Added by Family Researcher on Oct 21, 2014 12:50 PM
Would you mind deleting the duplicates I've sent to you? It seems like it takes forever for Find A Grave to do anything.
Added by Peka on Oct 16, 2014 7:21 PM
Virgil K. Knight
Ryall Cemetery
Just a note to say thanks for the memorials and photos in Ryall Cemetery in Effingham Co., GA. Learned more about the Morgan family because of you two. You both are appreciated.

Added by Virgil K. Knight on Oct 15, 2014 7:59 PM
Heath cemetery, Treutlen county
Since you took photos of this cemetery:
can you tell me where it's located, if you remember it?

Added by Frankz on Oct 14, 2014 9:55 AM
l jo brown w
William N Brown
Son of: # 136937671 & # 136937814. His middle name is Nicholas.
Added by l jo brown w on Oct 13, 2014 10:17 AM
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