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Kerry (#48011981)
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Bio Photo FINDAGRAVE is a COLLABORATIVE website; Collaboration is working with each other to do a task and to achieve shared goals. It is a recursive process where two or more people or organizations work together to realize shared goals.

Are you checking out findagrave? See a memorial with no grave photo? PLEASE click the "request photo" button if no marker photo and no notation that it is unmarked.. THANK YOU! Thank You!

Please read the findagrave faqs so you know and understand them. They do change without notice. All un-kind messages get forwarded to findgrave admin.

I am documenting cemeteries using sexton, burial, and death records. I also strive to keep them up to date.

I don't care WHO enters a memorial, I care that it got entered..

Findagrave has become a godsend to many small cemeteries as they don't have the funds to digitize records, nor the funding for a website.

I try to create memorials that will help family members find their loved ones final resting place. Additions and corrections are always welcome. I have permission from the local newspaper to post obituaries.

Someday, the family member who has been in charge of research and family archives will die, and their “stuff” may—or may NOT—be special to the next generation. If that next generation decides to put those boxes on the curb for the garbage man—that’s it. It’s gone. Forever. But if you scan, share, post, and label, it will live on. Forever. It won’t matter who found it, who owned it, who had it first. What will matter is that it was preserved.

To all of you have created pages and pages of Burial Unknown listings, instead of creating more, why not spend some time researching where all those people you have created memorials for are buried?? It's called FIND-A-GRAVE.

Findagrave rules clearly state that burial unknown, where the cemetery has not been located after 30 days are not subject to the normal seniority rules on resolving duplicates. Contributors who have posted memorials with known burial location may as a courtesy remove their memorial if an older unknown burial memorial is edited and moved into the correct cemetery but the contributor who found the burial location first is under no obligation to do so.

A Burial Unknown is one in which you don't know where they are buried. An Unknown Burial is a burial you know is there, but you don't know who it is.

The "In it for the numbers" folks: I've heard this term used negatively; however, those of us that transcribe massive numbers of folks, whatever the source, are the angels of this site. Please keep it up. There are folks we all need to find and we can't find them without them entering records. So thanks to all of you that are documenting. This is what FindaGrave is all about!

I would like to state that if a contributor refuses to accept sacs, edits, and bios submitted to memorials under their care, perhaps they should be transferring them, even if it is out of guide lines, instead of refusing to add the info. This simple little thing would go a long way in reducing duplicate entries, and some of the negativity that is on here. It's so very laughable, the stories I hear from family members that are frustrated that a contributor won't transfer their family member, or add info they send, without full documentation. When the family member requests admin add the info, which they do, then the memorial creator goes back and deletes it?? WTH? just transfer it! It's not your family..

TRANSFERS REQUESTS and other messages left on my MESSAGE PAGE (Below), will generally be ignored. Please use the edit tab to send me messages about memorials.

Please request edits, corrections & transfers by clicking the "EDIT" tab on the memorial page, select the category of your edit and submit. For bios, and transfers use "suggest other corrections," please include your findagrave contributor # for transfers.

The new photo transcribing application is pretty slick. Although you can't edit existing memorials & if you add a double marker pic to both, then delete the pic from one, it deletes it from both. Please be sure that there isn't already an existing memorial for the pic you are transcribing. The drop down menu will bring up the name and info IF you let it. Not checking for existing one, creates duplicates by the transcriber. Please do the edits from the photos when you add the photo; edit the dates please. It does no one any good when you just upload your pics and don't do the edits.

Please familiarize yourself with the findagrave FAQS by clicking the link in the left column "help with findagrave". Whether you agree with them or not, they are the rules for this website.

Recognize online nitpicking, unjustified criticism or faultfinding for what it is: harassment and bullying. Report it to FindAGrave. There is no reason anyone should hound or harass you.

If you are threatened or harassed, take online screen shots or snips to document incidents and forward them to FindAGrave or your local authorities without haste.

Findagrave admin can see all messages that have been posted publicly, or sent privately via the edit tab, even if they have been deleted.
I am no longer physically able to "mow the rows." Feel free to copy any pic/info I have posted. You do not need to give me credit. If you have taken a picture of a headstone that is of better quality than the one I posted, please post it and let me know so I can remove the one I added.

You do not need to give me credit for any info I may pass on to you. I don't do this for the credit or the numbers, I do it to help others find and connect to their people, which is how I discovered findagrave myself.

When I come across relevant info during my research I pass it on. It is up to your discretion if you want to add it. There is absolutely NO reason anyone should be offended if someone sent an edit or suggested a correction, family member or not. I have permission from the local newspaper to post obits.

Duplicate memorials that a member refuses to delete are merged with the original memorial with the original memorial being retained.

I am not responsible for duplication of burial unknowns or memorials placed in the wrong cemetery, or that were not placed in a cemetery, or the correct cemetery.

If you want a photo. Officially request one, if you want a photo for another family member, officially request one. Don't bury your request in a spouse or another family members photo request, many times people don't notice the message to take additional pics.
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Messages left for Kerry (1470)[Leave Message]
Paul Kneipp
Thank you for updating his memorial, much appreciated.
Added by Lavelle on Sep 28, 2016 5:35 PM
Carol S
RE: Bertha Rose Jacobs Brown # 125902010
Thanks. First marriage must not have lasted two long.
Added by Carol S on Sep 24, 2016 3:56 PM
Amber Kiely
RE: Robert L. Warren Gridley-Biggs Cemetery
Of course! Glad to help out when I can. :0)
Added by Amber Kiely on Sep 23, 2016 7:22 AM
Kay V
RE: Normal Hill Marker Pics
I am new at this. What do I do with the photos I take that are not someone's request?
Added by Kay V on Sep 22, 2016 9:10 PM
Kay V
RE: Normal Hill Marker Pics
I could not find markers for the others you requested but I will check with the cemetery records to see if I can find any other additional information before I give up. I did take some photos of a marker that was for the children of Phillip Green that was in the area you listed for Phillip Green. I would gladly email that to you if you want it.
I will have to ask for access to the mausoleum as it was locked up yesterday. Hopefully I can located John Chavez there.
Added by Kay V on Sep 22, 2016 12:36 PM
Dennis Graham
RE: Charles Engstrom # 53389726
I took it sideways, put it in the editor, and turned it rightways. Then when I uploaded it was sideways, but when you click on it and bring it up on its own, it is right side up. Huh.

I'll work on finding out how to get to stay right side up all the time. There must be a way.

By the way, we took pictures of every marker in Ruark today. Some of them are better than the ones on Find A Grave, and I'll upload those. Some of my pictures are not as good, so I'll keep those to myself.

Thanks for all the work you do.

Also, next time we go to Ruark, which may be five years, we'll take some tools and clean up the brush a bit.

Best, Dennis
Added by Dennis Graham on Sep 21, 2016 9:16 PM
RE: Coast Guard trip
will he be around, though? Because you could come anyway and stay with me!
Added by Alice on Sep 21, 2016 12:20 PM
Dennis Graham
Fay Alexander
Hello, regarding the Fay Alexander in Pomeroy City Cemetery, I searched for her. The index indicates she is in the next space to CA Alexander, who does not seem to be her husband, but maybe an older generation. There is no marker on either side of CA Alexander. My guess is someone didn't pony up for one. I can send you pictures of the CA Alexander marker showing both sides if you wish. But I found nothing. Hope this helps. Dennis
Added by Dennis Graham on Sep 20, 2016 8:03 PM
Quincy Stroeing
RE: Aloysious Conrad
You can transfer 119456511 to the other person. Thanks. Quincy

Added by Quincy Stroeing on Sep 20, 2016 9:07 AM
Shelli Steedman
Lottie Lee
Thanks so much for such a wonderful headstone photo. When I took the photo several years ago, I didn't have anything to clean it. I deleted mine.
Added by Shelli Steedman on Sep 19, 2016 3:29 PM
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