|Doug Lindsey (#46871440)|
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Hello. I have been working on my family history since the early 1980's and I really love how Find A Grave helps us find or confirm those missing branches in our Family Trees. It has helped me break through a couple of brick walls and I hope all my efforts, time and money spent for Find A Grave will help others as much as they have helped me. |
My goal is to provide as much information that I can to help anybody who is looking for it. I know that some of us (Your Know Who You Are) Find A Grave contributors do not like getting emails from others letting you know you made a mistake or duplicated a posting. I AM NOT one of those people. Please email me when you find a legitimate mistake and I will correct them as soon as possible. Please include any supporting information, especially the F.A.G. ID#. I probably won't email you when I complete your request, but I promise you it will be taken care of.
Now, when I'm not in a Cemetery, I do have a life so sometimes it can take me a few days to respond. If I take longer than the one mount window per F.A.G.'s rules and you can't wait for me to get to it, you can submit your corrections, updates, etc... directly to F.A.G. support. I know they have a lot on their plates, so again I will make corrections and transfers as soon as I can. In the past I responded to every email within the time frame set by F.A.G. but I've just been burned, harassed, treated poorly and just plain disrespected by to my people on this system, so I'm not as enthusiastic as I use to be.
There are also too many contributors who will not respond to my requests to transfer my family over to me or even update their memorial pages. I'm not referring to one or two emails. I talking about several emails sent over a span of a year or longer. One woman refuses to transfer or delete my living aunt. I've submitted a few requests to F.A.G. that went unanswered. I also do not understand why anybody would just want to hoard memorials and not work with a family members or at the very least just maintain the memorial page. If you're not willing to do this, why even bother with this program. Find another hobby and leave this one to those of us who want to work with and share information with others.
If you are one of those people who steals somebody else's work and then post it on here taking created for work you didn't do. Well, what goes around comes around.
We all know that emails don't always go through or they get sent to your junk folder, accidently deleted and the worse, your Outlook crashes. That's happened to me a few times. Please don't automatically go to a negative assumption. If I do not act on your email within a mounth. I have no issues with you resending your requests. Believe me; I would rather get your emails twice that not get them at all.
When you request a transfer, please tell me how you are related and please don't just send a message that reads anything like "transfer this to meĻ If you do this I WILL WILL delete your email. It doesn't take but a second or two to type the world "please". We all know that if you are the one asking for anything, you're more likely to get what you want when you want it and get it quicker if you ask nicely. Remember, this is not my job and I do not make any money from doing this. It actually cost me time and money to provide you this information.
If you are one of those people who just post Obituaries, you can email me the obituary and I will add it to the memorial and list your name and F.A.G. ID#
Unfortunately I've encountered too many not so
nice people on here and I really don't understand it. Genealogists are some of the nicest people you will ever meet and they are always willing to help others and share their information. To many Find A Grave contributors that I have had the pleasure of dealing with ARE NOT anything like Genealogist. If you're not willing to play nice with other, please go find another sand box to play in.
I photograph cemeteries wherever I travel. All my entries were backed by a photograph so if I don't have a picture posted, you can me email a request to post the picture or you can post a photo request through F.A.G. Most of the time I take several shots of the headstones and graves and I'd be happy to share them with you.
I have over 100,000 headstone and grave site pictures that have not been posted. I'll have them all entered someday. I've had two hard drive failures, so I've lost some pictures, so when I can I will reshoot them and I'm working on reshooting some of my poor quality pictures.
Another part of my goal is to provide quality not quantity. I want people to use my pictures in their family trees. I do ask that my pictures not be reposted on any other web site that is not your personal family tree. I spent a lot of time and money to take these pictures, so please respect this request. If you want me to post my pictures on other web sites like Find A Grave, email me and I will do it. One of the reasons I have not been adding as many pictures to F.A.G is because I am posting my pictures on other sites.
I apologize to all you good people who are once again catching the short end of the stick because of the actions of the bad ones. I am truly sorry.
Please remember to be kind and respectful when you send me or anybody any type of request. Genealogy is my hobby and hobbies are suppose to be fun and relaxing, so I'm asking you to help me have fun and relax a little.
Thanks and happy family tree climbing.
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Hi, Would you please check your Edit tab to accept edits and thank you. I have submitted several for people in my family.
|kathy smith||Aunt Della &Uncle Charles|
Thank you for adding them. You do work a lot to help others . I know I for one appreciate it. If ever that I could do the same or more for you, I will jump at the chance. May God bless you. And Thank you, again . Kathy
|Emma Phillips||William J McNeal|
Thank you so much for transferring my great grandfather's site to me. You do a lot of work
for us all, and it is greatly appreciated.
Thanks for all you do.
Emma (Medlock) Phillips
|a.babb||Aldersgate vs. Highland Baptist|
Hello, Mr. Lindsey,
I was going through some of my cemetery pictures to see if there were any that needed to be added to existing memorials. As I was looking, I noticed that there were several of your memorials that were listed as being in the Aldersgate Methodist Church Cemetery in Molino, FL, that are actually in the Highland Baptist Church Cemetery in Molino. The cemeteries are right next to each other, and if you do not know where the boundary line is, they can easily be confused. I did not want to overload your inbox, but I thought that you might would want to know about the errors. Would you mind swapping these memorials at your convenience, please? I can either send you a list or I can send you individual edits through the memorials. If you could let me know, I would be glad to send these to you. Thank you so much for considering my request and for helping with Find A Grave. I have relatives in both cemeteries, and I appreciate you helping make sure that they are not forgotten. I hope you have a great weekend.
Added by a.babb on Aug 28, 2015 3:20 PM
|Barwick-Susan||Sent SAC to ya and edits entered|
Hi, Doug, Thank you so much for the tremendous work you do. I am with you on the difference in those who truly work at this from a genealogy point which helps complete the memorials and creates links. Please check your email for an obit from 1905 for Mary "Mollie" Davies. Also edit on her name, links, ect. Thank you so much!
|june adkinson||kitty Steep|
29608066. was added by you in 2008 , I have searched the data base for St Johns cemetery on G street in Pensacola fl.,it not there I put in a search under find a grave with no results. can you check your data so I can get this request . Thank You June Adkinson copy of request sent to Doug who entered information
I think you have the wrong picture on 8372983.
Added by EFulmer on Jul 12, 2015 6:16 PM
|Zara Mercer||Olaf Johnson #24050541|
Hi Doug are you related to this person ? He is the husband to a half sister of my Great Granmother Zelumia "Luna" Roberts Bradbury . Thanks for putting him on find a grave .
# 27227360 Her parents are buried in Holley Point Cemetery. James Apr 1854-8 Nov 1924 and Mary Apr 1873-1919 Hicks. Ida Hicks was my children's ggg aunt.
Added by Maureen on Jun 10, 2015 5:23 PM
|kathy smith||Londrow Transfers PLEASE|
Hi Goug! I am sorry that you have had a hard/bad time in your sand box! I like to think that I am a Play Nice With Others Find A Graver. My Grand Aunt Della Frances Londrow Find A Grave#26610724 And her husband Charles Samuel Londrow Find A Grave# 26610723. IF they are not your family. May I have a transfer to me? If you would like to go through my added people to see if I have anyone you would like I do transfer anybody and everybody. I do keep family, in less you are closer relation. I would like to thank you for adding them. I know this Find A Grave is a wonder full thing. Do NOT let a few bad apples spoil your whole tree. Thank you for all your hard work. Kathy Smith Find A Grave # 47970254. I pray that God will bless you in all you do.
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