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Who would hold hostage - under the fictive pretense of copyright - the photo of a grave stone?
I have not changed my opinion on copyright, but for those of you who feel strongly about protecting your copyright...
Have you noticed that Ancestry is posting ALL of your copyright-protected photos on their profit-driven website?
Why isn't that a violation of your copyright?
The only valuable grave stone photo: Jimmy Hoffa
FINDAGRAVE PEEVES - MEMBERS WHO:
• Post photocopies of documents to a memorial.
• Submit a suggestion that ONLY requests that I add or remove a period after a middle initial.
• Create a memorial for a living person.
• Hide their email address and turn off messages - then argue about updates.
• Would rather cut off a finger than delete a duplicate memorial.
• Request a photo, when the memorial clearly states "NO HEADSTONE".
• Post 1 photo, which shows only 1/3 of the headstone.
• Don't understand the historical context of "maiden name".
• Think that copyright law requires you to post a blood-curdling threat against would-be violators.
• Create 175,000 memorials and then complain about "impatient" suggesters.
• Suggest a correction by creating a "correct" duplicate memorial.
VETERANS MEMORIAL CEMETERY
As of Oct 2015, I have photographed every visible headstone in this cemetery - all have been posted.
That's over 6,800 headstones.
With that many photographs, they can't all be "great".
If you would like me to take a more thoughtful photograph - better lighting, background, grass trimmed away, etc - feel free to ask.
I have researched every internment through 31 Dec 2013. I have compiled three books, which list all of these burials and include selected biographical sketches and cross-reference lists:
The Muffled Drum (Civil War) 2013
The Ghostly Bugles (Indian Wars thru WWI) 2014
The Third Volley (WWII to 2013) May 2016
MILITARY RANK ON FINDAGRAVE
For context, see the message I received on 8 Jan 2015, from an account holder who believes "military rank is meaningless", military service should "forgotten", and that you must die in a war to have rank applied to your memorial.
Following military customs and courtesies, men and women who died while in service should have their rank applied to their memorial page as a prefix.
Following military customs and courtesies, and federal law; men and women who RETIRED from the military are also authorized to "take their rank with them" after their service. Their rank should also be applied to their memorial page as a prefix.
RETIRED could mean a 20-30+ year career of honorable service, or it could mean a much shorter service period that ended in a medical retirement - eg, a Private who suffered a severe combat wound before serving even a year.
Of course, if the deceased veteran had expressed another preference, then it should be honored.
~| MEMORIES |~
Oft I remember those I have known
In other days, to whom my heart was lead
As by a magnet, and who are not dead,
But absent, and their memories overgrown.
With other thoughts and troubles of my own,
As graves with grasses are, and at their head
The stone with moss and lichens so o'er spread,
Nothing is legible but the name alone.
And is it so with them? After long years.
Do they remember me in the same way,
And is the memory pleasant as to me?
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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|Debi Thoma||Transfer Request|
I would like to know if you would kindly transfer Memorial# 151088123 for Joseph S. Humphrey whom is a relative on my dad's mother's side of the family. I also have photos of Catherine & Joseph, but they are currently in my storage unit. I will post them once I get moved again and can get my stuff out of storage.
|Betty (South) Young||RE: Joseph South in Waupaca #60953363|
I checked Joseph South's Memorial again on "Find A Grave" and it indicates that he is Buried in Cormorant Lutheran Church Cemetery in Becker County, Minnesota. That's all I have to go by is what it says there-as I have no other information on his Burial.
Thanks for your Help.
Betty (South) Young
|John S. Sims||Transfer Request|
First of all, thank you for your excellent work and photography at Veterans Memorial! This includes two of my family members, John David Miller and his wife Sophia L. Miller. I have placed personal photos on each memorial and today I sent you a link to Sophia's 1st husband and the father of John Frank Miller (aka up to 1880, John Heitefuss). I would appreciate your transfer of these two memorials to me. Thank you.
|D L Melville||photo request|
thanks for fulfilling my photo request. much appreciated.
|Deb Krueger||Catherine Olson|
Thanks for fulfilling the photo request!
Thank you again!
|Valice Raffi||Wallace Frank|
Thanks for making the info and links!
|Julianne Hockett Orlando||83030429 - Sabrina Coons Roe Barker|
First, I want to say thank you for your countless hours photographing the cemeteries! You made my day today. I have been searching for Sabrina Coons for 10 years. I did add some information and a photograph of Sabrina Coons with her first husband who was my third great-grandfather. Sabrina Coons was born in Schoharie County, NY and married Almer P. Sage shortly after his first wife died. She and Almer were survivors of the Peshtigo Fire and she raised his children. The Roe family was connected to the Sage family through several marriages.
Again, thank you!!
|truck||Oscar & Minnie Cook Gravestone pictures.|
Thank you for taking these pictures for us.
Added by truck on Jun 15, 2016 1:18 PM
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