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Danny Grizzle (#47133001)
 member for 5 years, 1 month, 20 days
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All pictures I upload to Find A Grave are placed in the public domain. You may use them for any purpose, no credit required. If you would like a high resolution, uncompressed original, just contact me.

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SOAPBOX

With volunteer efforts like Find A Grave, all contributions are appreciated.

At the same time, I have noticed an increasing number of persons expressing displeasure that others would find their contributions valuable in their own family research. Specifically, there seems to be bad blood that photographs posted to Find A Grave would be used elsewhere.

Those of us who do this work know how time consuming it is. I see your statistics and you see mine, but what we cannot see is the hours and days and months spent walking cemeteries and toiling at the computer preparing images, and time spent uploading to Find A Grave.

What concerns me is recently encountering assertions of copyright and encumbrances placed on images. My opinion is, if your generous efforts are truly to honor the deceased and to preserve their memory, then set your images free. Please do not place a tremendous burden upon others who are seeking out their departed to manage usage rights on individual images. This is an impossible hurdle, and a demand that can only lead to hurt feelings.

One contributor noted on their profile that they had pulled all old family photographs from Find A Grave after discovering some had been reposted to Ancestry. Stated reason: "These images are personal to me." Please consider that they are likely personal - and treasured - by other descendants as well.

I am a professional photographer, and images are my livelihood. Even so, the images posted here and elsewhere on genealogical sites, I give absolutely freely for any use whatsoever. So what if I find my images on Ancestry.com or FamilySearch? I consider it an honor that these images are valued by descendants and family members of the deceased, and I realize that the proliferation of these images across multiple websites insures that the records we seek to preserve are most likly to be successful, in that there is redundancy in case of website closures or technical problems that may potentially cause data loss at any given website.

I'm not against credit where credit is due. The solution to this is embedding your creator information into the image metadata before uploading any images to the Internet. You can learn about metadata on Wikipedia, but the process is simple and can be automated.

Final point, these passages from the King James Bible for your consideration:

Matthew 10:8 - Freely ye have received, freely give.

2 Corinthians 9:7 - Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

What more can I say? Thank you for your volunteer contributions to Find A Grave. Your generosity of time and effort is apparent; please complete the course and be generous in spirit also.

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I come from a family full of genealogists. Never thought I would be able to contribute, but not true.

My goals:

1) Publish family research, converting paper records to the web.

2) Preserve family photography.

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If you are related to me and have original images or negatives, please contact me.

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HOT TOPICS - SEE BELOW

1) GPS cameras - perfect for grave photography!

2) Book Review: A Graveyard Preservation Primer.

3) Special Note on Photo Requests

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2013 GPS CAMERA ROUNDUP

Update Notice, May 2013: For several years I have published a guide to GPS enabled cameras, evaluating their features and usefulness for cemetery photography. Find A Grave has limited the space available to me here, but if you contact me by email, I will send the full GPS camera information which I have been forced to delete here.

Basic GPS capture is simple. On an iPhone or iPad, it simply happens. There are a wide range of camera types that now do GPS, and cost is little more than comparable models. There are also some serious drawbacks, if you are concerned as I am about grave location accuracy. Contact me for the full scoop.

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Sorry, the other comments formerly present and noted above have also been deleted in order to shorten this bio to the required length. Again, contact me by email if there is an interest.

BTW - my email situation is hopeless, with over 1,000 new messages daily. Please include "Find A Grave" in the subject line of all emails. If I am away from my computer, your email will be buried in the onslaught, but at some point, I will search for Find A Grave in order to get caught up on Edit Requests for memorials I manage. Hopefully, you will not wait too long for a reply.

If you have an urgent situation, I am not adverse to taking calls on my cell phone, (903) 238-4465.

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Colleen Arnold
Jason Bryan Hammer
Find A Grave Memorial# 45439947 / May 9 1973 is also the death date he lived 1 hr 15 min. His parents are Rodney Hammer and Cynthia Sullivan
Added by Colleen Arnold on Jun 08, 2014 12:38 PM
Kinfolk News
John Perimon in Little Vine Cemetery
Thank you kindly for the transfer.
Regina
Added by Kinfolk News on Apr 17, 2014 12:49 PM
Ila Sosebee Lark
James Wesley Fields, Sr., Family
First, let me thank you for giving us permission to use your photographs. I always make sure to list the name of the photographer if I ever use someone else's photograph, anyway.

Second, are you connected to this particular Fields family? I am trying to connect family members and am finding one of James Wesley Fields ancestors was my grand uncle through his brother, Harvey Jackson Fields.

I would appreciate hearing from you.
Thanks.
Added by Ila Sosebee Lark on Mar 28, 2014 3:36 PM
Michelle
Judy Elaine Stanley Frazier
Thank you so very much for adding her maiden name! Thank you for all you do and God bless!!
Added by Michelle on Jan 19, 2014 6:12 PM
Tess Beshara
Jimmie Doris Taylor Keys
Thanks for making the links. Tess Beshara
Added by Tess Beshara on Jan 14, 2014 5:55 PM
AnnieDuckettHundley
David Anthony Conley
Good Morning David,

Going through my edit requests I came across your request to change the death place of David Anthony Conley for American Fork, Utah, to Pleasant Grove. I declined the request but wanted to let you know why. Although his residence was Pleasant Grove, his own obituary states he died in "at the American Fork Hospital." If you have info (with a source) that conflicts with that, I hope you'll let me know; obituaries sometimes have errors! Thank you so much for you input and efforts to get these memorials correct.

Blessings,
Annie :)
Added by AnnieDuckettHundley on Jan 08, 2014 8:23 AM
DBSims
Carl Barrett memorial
Thanks for the transfer. I have updated his information from info found during my family research.
Added by DBSims on Dec 04, 2013 10:18 AM
Beverly Brooks
Many thanks
Hello Danny: Thank you so much for photographing my dad's grave here in Beeville, Texas, especially, the inscription you captured recognizing that my dad fought in the "Battle of the Bulge." My dad never stopped talking about that great historical battle so I know it must have been a horrific war experience for all those brave soldiers who fought and died there but who never gave up. If he were alive today, he would give you the biggest hug ever. I hope you feel that your work is rewarding as it sure means a lot to family members who have lost our loved ones. If there is anything we can do for you, then please let us know. All the best to you and may God bless you in many ways. Beverly Brooks
Added by Beverly Brooks on Nov 20, 2013 4:49 AM
Beverly Brooks
Many thanks
Hello Danny: Thank you so much for photographing my dad's grave here in Beeville, Texas, especially, the inscription you captured recognizing that my dad fought in the "Battle of the Bulge." My dad never stopped talking about that great historical battle so I know it must have been a horrific war experience for all those brave soldiers who fought and died there but who never gave up. If he were alive today, he would give you the biggest hug ever. I hope you feel that your work is rewarding as it sure means a lot to family members who have lost our loved ones. If there is anything we can do for you, then please let us know. All the best to you and may God bless you in many ways. Beverly Brooks
Added by Beverly Brooks on Nov 20, 2013 4:48 AM
Michael Edd Bonner
Archie Wood
Thanks for the links. He also has brothers named Frank Wood and Roscoe Wood but don't know where they are buried. I think it's somewhere in Gregg Co.
Mike
Added by Michael Edd Bonner on Oct 26, 2013 12:11 PM
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