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Craig & Tonya Banks (#46890871)
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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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S.J. Wingate
Mary Gugel Weitman Gnann
Regret . . . misspelled middle name wrong . . . it is GUGEL not Gugle.
SJ Wingate
Added by S.J. Wingate on Sep 12, 2014 1:18 PM
S.J. Wingate
Mary Gugle Weitman Gnann 1830-1913
Your work is greatly appreciated, but I would like you to update your info on this person. I know Mary's maiden name is WEITMAN NOT GUGLE.

Mary's mothers maiden name was Gugle and Mary's middle name is Gugle.

3 sources:

(1) Records of Effingham Co., GA, Part 2, Effingham Co. Legal Records From The GA Genealogical Magazine, p 154.
Granted marriage license to CLETUS GNANN and MARY G. WEITMAN on July 29, 1852.

(2) GA Salzburgers & Allied Families, Vol.1, p 514 (Gnann Family).

(3) GA Salzburgers & Allied Families, Vol.4, p 3071 (Weitman Family).

Your work is greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
Sandra J. Wingate

Added by S.J. Wingate on Sep 12, 2014 11:48 AM
parent link
# 78350934 Mary Carolyn Graham is the Daughter of John A Graham and Lillian Barwick Graham memorial # # 97603262, in case you want to link them.
Added by quiltedv on Sep 11, 2014 10:03 PM
Diana B
Henry Heath
Thank you for adding the parents. I saw that you had the info in the bio section but a family member wants me to link as many children as possible to the parents page.
Added by Diana B on Sep 10, 2014 7:46 PM
Margararet Reiser Groover 40520454
Hi Craig and Tonya,
You had Margaret linked to John David Groover but she was actually married to Luther C Groover #47559852. I put in a correction on the edit tab but I don't know if it will actually delete the incorrect link. I am a Groover descendant and have records showing Luther Groover married Margaret Reiser and John David Groover married: Elvira, Rebecca, Ella, and Anna.
Added by Ronnie on Aug 24, 2014 4:17 PM
Paul S
Hulett Cemetery
You appear to be in the know on the site and rules. Who has edit rights to the "general" information about the cemetery?

I have noticed some cemetery transcriptions that are becoming available at FamilySearch. They appear to have been done in the 1950's. So obviously they wouldn't be current. But they could be useful in research.

Here's one for the Hulett Cemetery in Telfair county.

So I'm wondering how one would add such a link to the cemetery description?
Added by Paul S on Aug 24, 2014 8:24 AM
Daniel Coursey
Memorial transfer
Would you please transfer memorial #74476813 to me. He is my grandfather on my mothers' side. Thanks very much.
Added by Daniel Coursey on Aug 22, 2014 6:54 PM
Olivia Williamson Braddy
Daniel Edward Odom
Craig, please check the above Odom's wives and children. It looks like he's having children by two wives at the same time. Something must be wrong with this.

Here's one of the children, listed by a different wife:
Added by Olivia Williamson Braddy on Aug 21, 2014 1:50 PM
M. A. Claxton
Brinson additons
Thank you so much for adding the edits that I submitted for the Brinson memorials. I just happened upon them in working with some pictures I was posting from a local cemetery and I like to see memorials as complete as possible. I appreciate all the work you've done.

Mary Ann
Added by M. A. Claxton on Aug 01, 2014 10:24 PM
Robert Calhoun
Grave Memorial # 73749908

Hello Craig & Tonya

Please add a short Bio to Henry A Walker

Mr. Henry Augustus Walker died at his home near Kibbee. He was a native of Laurens county and son of John and Louise Walker. He married Annie Estella Jones on September 28th, 1890 in Laurens county. She died April 9th, 1921. Their children were : Lucille wife of Will Braddy, Kibbee ; Grady Walker, Tarrytown ; Mildred wife of Jesse B. Roberson, Kibbee ; Hilburn Walker, Kibbee ; Miss Frankie Walker, Tarrytown and another son, Mercer Walker, died in England during the World War.

After the death of his first wife, Mr. Walker married Miss Isabell Tyson, of Kibbee and they were the parents of a son,Jones Tyson Walker. After her death, he married again, and his third wife before a former marriage was Miss Lillian McNeely, of Tarrytown. She survived him

He left seven brothers, J. T and J. E., of Uvalda ; D. E. of Soperton ; B. A. of Hazlehurst, and T. O. Walker, of West Palm Beach Fla. ; and a sister, Mrs. Carrie Fullford, Cochran.


Added by Robert Calhoun on Jul 13, 2014 2:38 PM
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