FIND A GRAVE IS A REGISTRATION OF THE FINAL DISPOSITION. Memorial contributions to Find A Grave must fulfill that mission - registration of the final disposition. If the memorial contribution corresponds with only the main mission, then the memorial fulfills its purpose as part of Find A Grave's mission. _________________________ What is a cenotaph? How do I have a memorial designated as a cenotaph?
Find A Grave has general rule. If we all followed them there would not be so many burial unknown. Read the FAQ's. (Help with find a grave) to the left.
They have rules for photos, only add photos you took. So Things you take from other web sites do not belong.
****************** I will add a bio if you send one but will not add cut and paste records. I think They make crappy bio. You do not have to manage a memorial to add links.
So much wrong information is given. I get information from others. If you find something you have proof or source that what is added is wrong please let me know.
Some take what they find on Ancestry as fact. There is a lot of wrong links and information on Ancestry.com. ****************** Please do not add photos of birth, death records, newspaper obituary's or articles or other stuff like that to memorials I have added. They do not belong on here. Find a grave will remove them if asked. I think they are tacky and make the memorial look bad. ******************
I stopped walking cemeteries because of the large number of burial unknown being added then moved after I find the true burial location. One does not have to look for a burial unknown when you walk a cemetery just search the cemetery.
You should find the burial location then add the name. Not add the names then hope someone finds The grave for you. Even if they are cremated if they have a stone in the cemetery the one added to the right cemetery FIRST will stay.
Your BURIAL UNKNOWN will be gone. ****************** The FAQ are guidelines and the guidelines are the RULES. (Mark, Administrator)
In the FAQ's You will find sites rules/guidelines.
You do not need to manage a memorial to add information. All you have to do is use the edit tab. It is the same as if you managed it.
What if a member will not transfer my relative to me? If the memorial in question is a direct relative within four generations (siblings, parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents) to you and the original submitter is not direct family, then they must transfer the memorial.If they refuse to transfer your relative to you, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work on it for you.
Please remember that there are thousands of contributors to Find A Grave, and it is highly likely that some of those contributors will actually be part of your family tree and share some of your ancestors. Also, The goal is not to "own" every memorial of those to whom you are related. The ultimate goal is to have meaningful, accurate memorials that honor those who have passed away, regardless of who created the memorial or who maintains it.
General Rules: ONLY post photos for which YOU hold the copyright (meaning photos you took)!!! The copyright of all photos posted to Find A Grave remains with the original submitter. No use of photos for any other website or personal use is given without prior consent of the original submitter. JPEG format preferred (.jpg or .jpeg). Less than 8.0MB Crop any scanned photos to eliminate any surrounding white space. No decorative graphics, animated GIFs, photo frames, or graphic embellishments. No post-mortem photos.
No screen shots from other websites.
No obituary photographs.
No scans of obituaries or newspaper articles.
No photos taken from any website, including Find A Grave.