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Charlie Morgan (#47142894)
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Bio Photo I do not adhere strictly to the FAQ suggestion (not a directive) that transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations (i.e., siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren). I will transfer management of any memorial to any descendent of the person in a memorial upon request with pleasure, provided that such person is equally liberal in granting transfer requests.

Personally, I'd rather have a memorial managed by a descendant who has significant motivation to maximize the content of the memorial due to the family relationship than continue managing it myself. The distance back in time to that ancestor is irrelevant to the question of a person's commitment to the memorial.

Please provide your relationship to the person in the memorial when making the request.


This has been said about genealogy and I rather think that it applies with equal force to the volunteer work done here at Find A Grave:

Genealogy begins as an interest,
Becomes a hobby,
Continues as an avocation,
Takes over as an obsession,
And in its last stage,
Is an incurable disease.


If you would like me to take cemetery pictures for you, please include the grave location - one way to learn a grave location is to phone the cemetery; if a cemetery with thousands or even tens of thousands of graves has 20 photo requests and I have only an hour or two to take photographs, I am likely to select first the requests that include the grave location. Also, if you want multiple photographs (e.g., husband and wife), list both/all of them; I feel that I more helpful the more pictures that I take, so I am likely to give priority to a pair of requests.


If you would like to use one of my photos for your own personal purposes (e.g., to post on a profile on your family tree at, feel free to do so, but please provide attribution (along the lines of "Originally contributed to the memorial for [name of person] on Find A Grave by Charlie Morgan").


A note about the Transcriptions Field - it's very time consuming to complete. I concur completely with the following comment made by Stauffacher56 in a thread in one of the Forums here: "I think the transcription is about the marker and should include everything it says. If I omit something (usually due to readability issues, sometimes because living persons are mentioned) I'll mention the nature of the omission in the note field. Things like names and dates could be presented differently on the marker vs. the fields on the top of the page. Photos aren't viewable by everyone, sometimes they're not very clear, and sometimes there isn't a photo at all. The transcription fills those gaps."

By making a complete transcription of the inscription, we do a big favor to folks without eyesight who depend on electronic readers to speak the words of a website to them. Those readers cannot read photographs.
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Maureen Keillor
RE: Mehitable (Fuller) Deming
For as long as I can remember, my dad's first cousin has lived on Morse Road in Wayland, and I have another cousin in Wellesley (hence my visit to the cemetery there). It's really a small world when you start climbing the family tree!
Added by Maureen Keillor on Sep 10, 2014 1:50 PM
Maureen Keillor
RE: Mehitable (Fuller) Deming
Oh, okay, Woodlawn! Neat cemetery, wooded and hills...tons of history there. Too big to photograph the whole thing in an afternoon, so I had to be random - lucky for you, eh? :-)
P.S. There is NO Random in family history!
Added by Maureen Keillor on Sep 09, 2014 4:03 PM
Maureen Keillor
RE: Mehitable (Fuller) Deming
Hi Charlie,

This is an interesting little conundrum - the findagrave# you send took me to Elizabeth Newell Fuller in Needham cemetery. I did not take that particular photograph, but I HAVE photographed in that cemetery, I have several cousins buried there. When I looked up Mehitabel Deming I found none, but when I searched my own created memorials for Deming, I found 4 (Jedediah, Percival, Richard and William), all in Rhode Island, and I HAVE photographed and added memorials in all of those cemeteries.
That being said, my own personal policy on using my photographs for your trees/websites is: Have at it! I do it to give back/share/preserve this information. My payback is when people like you find my work helpful. :-)
Maureen (in Fayetteville GA, from Whitman, MA)
Added by Maureen Keillor on Sep 09, 2014 8:49 AM
Chris Hurley
99826294 Joseph Douglass
Thank you for entering Joseph Douglass. Now I am pretty sure the Joseph Douglass I saw in is this same one.
The birth year of 1807 fits with a birth date of Sep. 25, 1807, given in a D.A.R. application and I have suggested this edit. From where did you obtain the age of 43?
Please see id 61500901 for who I believe to be Joseph's father, Robert Douglass (Jr.) I've included much information about the family.

I'm not a descendant, but I'm researching the family. Chris H. of Woburn
Added by Chris Hurley on Sep 05, 2014 10:01 AM
carole carbutt
Ackermans in NJ
Thanks for trying to find those Ackerman headstones.
Added by carole carbutt on Sep 02, 2014 7:02 AM
Thank you
I will message the other Memorial creator. The photo is of the same stone you posted. Thanks for your insight.
Added by Natalie on Aug 26, 2014 7:50 PM
Bob McLellan
Charlie, thank you very much for the transfers of George & Joseph Baker.
Added by Bob McLellan on Aug 11, 2014 11:28 AM
Sandra Lennox
RE: Almira (Weston) Lanman
Your memorial for Samuel Avery Collins is
EXCELLENT! If he was an ancestor of mine and
I came across that memorial, I would be very
The reason that I use the information that is
on the gravestone is to avoid having somebody create a duplicate memorial.
Many times information on the gravestones do not agree with the information on the vital records.
Many volunteers do not see this. They do not do
research. They just put information found on
transcripts, which are usually copied from
the gravestones. For that reason I use the
information from the gravestone.
I do realize the information in "The Churchill
Family in America" is not totally reliable. I
have found many contradictions. I do document
my sources on the memorials that I create. It
is up to the discretion of the researcher to
decide whether to use information or not.
Thank you for your suggestions. Your hard
work is appreciated.

Added by Sandra Lennox on Jul 25, 2014 7:48 PM
Re: Theodore Strong
I am not obligated to use your bio.
Added by Kat on Jun 12, 2014 8:06 AM
Hello Charlie,

I have transferred Lucy Strong to you. Your dedication is awe inspiring.

Added by Jamie on May 16, 2014 3:51 PM
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