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.
Clyde kitty Lowe ivey Hey y'all, There are 2 more sibilings to Gramdma Ivey....they are Floyd C. Lowe born 1907 died 1969 and Lester Carol Lowe born 1909 died 1989... Thanks y'all both are buried at Bulloch memorial gardens in Statesboro ..
Thanks for all you do. I was looking at Solomon Zeigler's parents and they are not the right parents. I tried to find the right one on Find a Grave, but they were not there. Solomon's parents were Israel Zeigler( Nov 7, 1821- Oct. 31 1883) and Margaret (Jan. 15 1826-June 22, 1908). Israel born in 1851 could not be Solomon's,born in 1848, father. Any help getting this fixed would be appreciated. Solomon and Victoria were my great-great grandparents. I have Emma Zeigler's family Bible.
Mem #5290979 I am trying to verify if the William B Bobbitt buried in Bobbitt Cemetery is my great great grandfather William Bobbitt, hopefully you can help me? Do you have any idea where the death date '14 Jan 1898' is from? Several months ago I requested a photo of his gravestone; I fear there is not one or it cannot be read. I have a Pulaski Co Kentucky death record with the following: William Bobbitt 46 white b. Grayson Co Virginia, died 10 June 1857 Pulaski Co KY, occupation Blacksmith; parents John & Nancy Bobbitt. I am puzzled by the dates, the birth date could be his, however I cannot be sure until I have more information on the death date recorded on his memorial. I really appreciate any suggestion or help you may have. Thanks for your reply and all the great work you have done on Find A Grave!! Lynda
928135141 THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU DO. Bobby O'Neal Christmas has a marker now thanks to you I found him. you have him listed as (NEAL) It should be O'Neal He was my half brother. My mother was married to his dad Carol Christmas.
Thank you Thank you for the time you have put into this. I too have had some negatives..I AGREE with your statements about the rules especially photos. I love going on ancestry.com and see MY PHOTOS posted by others. I took the time to take photos and mark and submit. But thank you again for your hard work!