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Craig & Tonya Banks (#46890871)
 member for 9 years, 5 months, 20 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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Kathy Brown
Dora Brown
Thanks you for the picture of Dora Brown's tombstone. It's much appreciated.
Kathy Brown
Added by Kathy Brown on Jul 25, 2016 2:23 PM
Remembering
Memorial 29300826 George Lovell Anderson
I believe I have came across your photos in the past and ask permission to use your photos provided I certainly give you credit for the photo, and I believe you said yes...

I certainly would appreciate permission to use your photos on my Family Tree.

Thank you so much,
Linda Thomas Matola

Added by Remembering on Jul 22, 2016 5:58 PM
Yvonne
Ann Jane Brannen Nichols Find A Grave Memorial# 13978942
Craig & Tonya,
Are you related to Ann?
Yvonne
Added by Yvonne on Jul 19, 2016 12:30 AM
Dess D. Smith III
James Hampton Price
I am Meg Price Leonard and am wondering way another Find a Grave listing shows that James is the son of James E Price when he is not. My James was married to Jamina Flanders and he was killed in the Civil War. Jamina is buried at the Sumner Flanders Cemetery as you have it listed on your Sumner Flanders Cemetery site. What I am asking is do you know who James Hampton Price's father was. Please let me know if you do or do not. Thanks so much for your trouble. Meg Price Leonard.
Added by Dess D. Smith III on Jul 13, 2016 10:26 AM
L & R
11042337
this picture is not this greenberry Bobbitt. this is my great great grandparents. greenberry Bobbitt and Louisa meece. they are buried in pine hill cemetery in Pulaski county, ky
Added by L & R on Jul 12, 2016 5:39 PM
Joyce carver
transfer please
would you please transfer lewayne pebo davis #52139584 he is my brother thank you
Added by Joyce carver on Jul 02, 2016 8:29 AM
Harold Sendelbach
J Fred Fortner/Phillips Cemetery/Smyth Co Virginia
Hi there,

I'm not a relative (that I know of) but I'm comparing a DNA match of mine who a relative and reasarching her tree to find my grandmother's birth parents. Do you know much about J. Fred Fortner?

Is he the husband of Molly Cox and the father of Daisy Fortner Bishop?

I've hit a road block on the tree. Any information is much appreciated.

Thank you!
Added by Harold Sendelbach on Jul 01, 2016 11:07 AM
Donna Brummett
Annie Lampp Palmer
Could you transfer this memorial to me. She is my Great Aunt
Added by Donna Brummett on Jun 28, 2016 8:50 AM
Dave Kennon
Duplicate Memorial for Harvard Stewart # 78438377
Hello, Harvard was my great-uncle, my grandfather Roy Stewart's brother. I created a memorial for Harvard in March 2011, just noticed you all created a duplicate memorial later that same year. is there something on mine I needed to change?

Dave
Added by Dave Kennon on Jun 24, 2016 3:59 AM
Mary Bobbitt Richardson
Beatrice Viola Wrenn Bobbitt
I request that you release her to me, so I can manage her record. She is my grandmother.
Added by Mary Bobbitt Richardson on Jun 20, 2016 6:06 PM
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