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Russ Dodge (#309)
 member for 15 years, 26 days
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Bio Photo Senior Find A Grave Curator and Administrator.

Check out my Bio on the Find A Grave Main Page here, under "Who Is Behind Find A Grave".

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Lifelong resident of New Jersey until July 2013.
Now reside outside of Philadelphia, but will always be a "New Jerseyan" for life.
Find A Grave Contributor since 1996
Find A Grave Admin since 2002
Human Being since 1969
"Chuck Taylor's" wearer since 1979.

A majority of my contributions are Civil war-era soldiers. If you find one or any of my interments is an ancestor, I would be happy to transfer them to you.

I get a large amount of e-mails a day pertaining to Findagrave in general and my contributions in particular. If perchance I have failed to respond in a timely manner, please resend your correspondence and I will endeavor to reply.

I am also a volunteer tour guide at Philadelphia's historic Laurel Hill Cemetery, final resting place of the "Victor of Gettysburg" Major General George Gordon Meade, amongst many many others. Come visit sometime and explore some buried history.
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 • 9,142 Memorials Added
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 • 12 Memorials/Week
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 • 2,929 Virtual Flowers
 • 92 Virtual Cemeteries
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Terms used in biographies
Minor iritation me being a veteran and prefering proper term be used. On numerous biographies for Medal of Honor receipients the term Congressional Medal of Honor is used. A simple check of government references shows that is INCORRECT. The proper term is Medal of Honor, not CMH, not Congressional Medal of Honor, etc.

While some may dismiss this as being too picky I think we all want to record these memorials correctly.

Thank you & Happy Thanksgiving.
Added by Family Searcher on Nov 26, 2015 7:00 PM
Bette Hartman
Hannah Jewett Parkhurst
I have recently been alerted by a member that I had duplicated a memorial. I found that the Find-A-Grave member who had entered the original memorial had passed away, I am willing to delete my entry, but would like to "merge" my research into the original. Can you help?

Original: #38334918
Duplicate: #38981028

Burial: Central Cemetery, Dunstable, MA

Thanks for your help.

Bette Hartman
Added by Bette Hartman on Nov 25, 2015 5:59 AM
E. Darlene Veo
Linked Siblings
Hello, Russ. I understand that siblings are linked automatically, and I understand how that is done. But what if the listed siblings are NOT "half" brother and sister, but instead are "full" brother and sister? Can anything be done to rectify the error on the database through your web master?

My grandfather is Leslie E. Veo #43748739
His parents are George M. Veo #43748634 and Gertrude Veo #43748679. The sibling the sibling in question is Olive # 54884659

Then under the "Calculated Relationship" field, it shows that Leslie and Olive are Half-siblings. This is totally incorrect. They were full-siblings.

I noticed that Gertrude was not linked as her mother, so I went in and added this through the Edit tab, but I'm seeing that the relationship has not changed, nor has the link shown up on Olive's record.

Any questions? Advice?
Added by E. Darlene Veo on Nov 13, 2015 10:32 AM
M (Dillon) Goddard
Where do we go for help. I have one person, two Find A Grave. I requested the newest one to merge with the old and she came back and said no.

There are two headstones in two different cemeteries however there is a great deal of good information on both files.

Where do we go to get these merged?

Find A Grave Memorial# 133076076
Find A Grave Memorial# 107271861

Please tell me if you don't think they are the same. Thanks for your time.

Myrna Goddard
Added by M (Dillon) Goddard on Nov 07, 2015 2:06 PM
Teresa D
FAG #64228963
The person who is in charge of this memorial seems to have deleted their account. I am trying to add information and link family members in this cemetery who's LAST names begin with Dorey and Phelps. Can I possibly take control of these accounts in this cemetery for these surnames where this person, Megan Heyl, has control, but is somehow not contactable.

Thanks for your help.

Best Regards,
Teresa Dorey
Added by Teresa D on Nov 06, 2015 4:31 PM
ethel chapman
My memorial number;
Am not sure who to contact as I can find nothing where I can .
On my find a grave no.,47253075., where I can receive messages and ect typing in this no., they are not always getting ahold of me... but that of
the grave of Alice M. Hill... who also is seen with this same no., 47253075.
What can I do to correct this as I really do not
want to change my number if at all possible.

Thankyou Ethel DAWSON-Chapman.
Added by ethel chapman on Nov 06, 2015 10:55 AM
Laura Macferran Kraus
all parent link
Memorial #42983961, Annie Marie Wagner Macferran. Please add the link to her parents: Annie's father was Solomon Wagner, memorial #42983961. Her mother was Rachel Margaret Campbell, memorial # 154675062. Thank you. Laura Macferran Kraus
Added by Laura Macferran Kraus on Nov 06, 2015 9:44 AM
Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
Aunt Dud
I would prefer to no longer receive any messages for Aunt Dud 48806913. I have been a Find A Grave Contributor for over 12 years and feel this person should be warned about her messages.
Added by Mellissa Lake Co. Illinoi... on Nov 04, 2015 12:40 PM
Tambre Bergstrom-Markfort
Messages on Find A Grave
Hi there - I received a notice that I had a new Find A Grave message, and when I click the link I only see one message (from last year), but there is a "2" next to messages; is there something I need to do to see the new message?

Thank you,

Added by Tambre Bergstrom-Markfort on Nov 02, 2015 2:58 PM
Account info
How can I delete my account here? Can the administrator delete it for me?
Added by Lisa on Oct 27, 2015 8:09 AM
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