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I work with Obit City, and also maintain several websites, including a private one with my own cemetery transcriptions. I am also a professional journalist. Find A Grave is one of many online sites to which I've donated information. As my work duties increase, I'll be adding fewer entries to this site, but I'm still around if you need anything.
I'm glad to transfer memorials (save for the few I wish to hang onto for my own loved ones). But please help me out here. If seeking a transfer, please give me the Find A Grave memorial number AND your own contributor number. PLEASE make sure the numbers are correct, as people frequently send me wrong numbers. Don't send a vague note demanding that I transfer your aunt's memorial to you and then expect me to guess which one of my over 15,000 Find A Grave entries your aunt might be, while making me hunt down your contributor number on top of it. This is happening far too often. Thanks!
NOTE: If you are going to submit endless changes to one of my memorials, then please just ask for a transfer. Then you can easily edit it yourself whenever it suits you. There are people asking me to make constant changes to entries, and it's becoming too much to keep up with.
NOTE: I do not know the vast majority of the people whose names I submit here. If I had to guess at a statistic, I'd say I probably don't know 99.5% of them. At least. The information comes from public records.
NOTE: Don't send massive hunks of data and expect me to do anything about it. Please do the polite thing and send small portions of information at a time. When I complete one task, I can tackle another. Receiving it all at once is simply too overwhelming.
NOTE: If you're asking for date corrections for a memorial, please don't send a note saying, "Check dates against headstone." Many of these headstone pictures are too small or too blurred for me to read. Seriously, please stop doing this. Just tell me the dates you want changed instead of referring me to a photo.
NOTE: If you want me to add/change locations for a person's birth or death, fine, but I'm not a geography detective. Please don't make me guess what county all these U.S. towns are in. If you give me a city, then also specify the county. I don't have time to play a game of "Guess That County" every time someone needs a correction made.
NOTE: Please stop asking me to transfer entire cemeteries. I'm getting a lot of notes like, "I think I'm related to a few people at _____ Cemetery, so just send me everybody you've got." I'm glad to transfer a few people, but I've had requests to transfer over a hundred people at once. Please don't do that. If you want me to do something for you, please make your directions plain and give it to me in small amounts. I can transfer multiple people, but as ever, don't ask for over five at a time. Rude notes like "Gimme that whole cemetery and hurry up with it!" are not going to get a response from me anymore.
Many people have sent me e-mails hailing me as a long-lost relative simply because I've added one of their relatives to Find A Grave, or even because I left a virtual flower. I'll admit I'm a little baffled by this. However, if you wish to claim the likes of me as a relative, I'm proud.
But the truth is, I'm adopted, and haven't a clue as to who I'm related to. I only recently found out the name of one of my biological parents. That's a huge step. What I'm saying is that I'm not one of these people who can trace roots back to the Founding Fathers. I do have step-relatives whose families I'd enjoy knowing more about, though. My own genealogy is an impossible task, but that doesn't mean I can't do my little part to help with someone else's.
Most of the information I have here is of the bare-bones variety, and came from library books, newspapers, word of mouth, family Bibles, tombstones, and all manner of public records. I just put it online, whether here or on the other numerous sites to which I've contributed, and move on with my life. I don't keep records around. What you see is what you get. If I had more information, I'd have added it.
I was on this site for over 6 years before putting anything on this page other than my e-mail address, but felt I finally needed to address issues that are coming up over and over again.
I'm pretty easy to talk to. If you want to drop a line and just say "hello", you can do that.
If you want to approach me about a relative whose name I've put on here, that's fine, but please understand that I know next to nothing about the subject of genealogy, that I'm probably not going to be able to fill in gaps in your family history, that I only actually know a very tiny handful of the people whose names I've added here, that I can't tell you the history of cemeteries thousands of miles away from my home, and that I'm not psychic, either (in other words, if you want me to do something, please tell me in plain English what it is rather than expecting me to read your mind). Oh, and of course, rude e-mails are instantly deleted.
My one big hope is that any of the information I've provided here at Find A Grave, on Obit City, or anywhere else is useful to someone. And from the e-mails I've received, it seems that it has been. For that, I am both glad and grateful.
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17,774 Memorials Added
16,395 Memorials Managed
3,970 Virtual Flowers
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|JudiT||Wow!! Mary Isa Germany|
What quick turnaround!! Thanks!! I will probably request transfers when I get back to working on this family as I do have more information. Thanks so much for your contributions here! Judi
Added by JudiT on Jun 15, 2016 8:51 AM
|David Haspert||Barbara Richmond|
Thank you very much for the transfer of Barbara's memorial which has been updated. -- Dave
|Ruth Bass-Burgess||Pictures needed for Eventide, Marvell, AR|
Hello. My name is Ruth Bass-Burgess. Many of my relatives are in Eventide and am in the process of getting together grants to fix the old stones and clean any that need it. I just wanted to say thank you for putting all the Eventide pictures in (you and everyone else), I thot I was going to have to do that in the next few months! WHEW! :) So, thanks for everyone's hard work. It is GREATLY appreciated.
Thank you for the quick response with the updates. Really appreciate all your work.
|Root Digger||Thomas Munford Oglesby Memorial # 8222195|
This is my great grandfather. Would you please consider letting me have maintenance of this website. Thanks Root Digger (#47690728)
I am trying to contact any living relatives of Al Black who is buried at the Sunrise Cemetary In Utah. Mr. Black left behind some funds unclaimed, I would like to return the funds to a family member however distantly related.
Added by CASSIE on Apr 30, 2016 12:32 AM
|Sundae Orwick||Please Transfer to Me|
# 8748910 To me #47115911
This is my great grandmother. I have more family in this cemetery I'm willing to have transferred to me.
Sundae Simons Orwick
|Linda Garrett||Find A Grave Memorial# 12849847|
There is already a memorial listed earlier for this individual (Find-A-Grave: 37502329)you may wish to ask them to delete it.
|Texasnmyheart||Len and Alice Philp|
Thank you so much for the transfers!
|Texasnmyheart||Thomas Leonard Philp and wife Alice Philp|
Would very much like to have Len transferred to me if you are not related. My number is: 46847602. I'd be honored to maintain his memorial.
Thomas Philp #8275170
Alice Philp #8275165
Please delete my previous 2 messages - I'm having one of those days, LOL!
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