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dells (#46799965)
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Memorial contributions to Find A Grave must fulfill that mission - registration of the final disposition. If the memorial contribution corresponds with only the main mission, then the memorial fulfills its purpose as part of Find A Grave's mission.

I had received an edit for an individual stating he was born in Dell Rapids. I know the history of this family. He was born on the family farm, before birth certificates were issued and before a hospital was built in Dell Rapids. The family farm is just over one mile north of Dell Rapids. the Moody County, Minnehaha County border is one mile north of Dell Rapids. Every bit of info shows he was born on the family farm, and the individual who sent the edit stated he was born on the family farm. I declined the edit, the family farm is not in Dell Rapids. And yet I see today, the location of birth has been changed to state he was born in Dell Rapids. Despite all other sources. SAD!!

Please note over the last several weeks I have had several edits made for Benton Lutheran in Minnehaha Co., and Union Cemetery in Flandreau that others have sent a revised edits telling me the previous edits were incorrect. I suspect the previous edits are made from family trees on ancestry as no source is EVER provided, however if I decline the edit I get rude responses back. Please double check your edits! Do not send one edit for the father, then a week later send another edit for the mother. This happens often. Or one person will send an edit for the mother then another will send for the father, working in tandem. Very frustrating!



Over the last 30 years I have learned a few things about genealogy.

1. Social Security does not show where an individual died, only the last residence.
2. Copying from other trees will only get you up the wrong tree with new leaves that don't belong. Not everyone sources and validates information. Some guess, assume and speculate How do you know the information is correct?
3. Grandma didn't always have the best memory. Names and dates got mixed up.
4. Grandma lied about her age. LOL

Met some really wonderful people on findagrave.
Met some really horrible, nasty people on findagrave. I have received HARASSMENT, BULLYING and THREATENING emails. Please visit West Nidaros Cemetery, I transferred the memorials to Findagrave because those type of messages.

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Memorial contributions to Find A Grave must fulfill that mission - registration of the final disposition. If the memorial contribution corresponds with only the main mission, then the memorial fulfills its purpose as part of Find A Grave's mission.

Because I have gotten a lot of incorrect information through the edits I do not automatically accept the information. I check out all edits before adding, linking or correcting. To make the process go quicker, please send your reliable documented source for the edits. Is there really a problem with that? If you disagree all you have to do is contact findagrave and they will add or change the information listed without contacting the memorial creator, even though it may have been declined for a reason.

I would like to thank all of you who have sent sympathies and kind words of encouragement. It helps to know I am not alone and others have received the same type of messages.







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