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I have been informed that all headstone photos on Findagrave are now uploaded to Ancestry.com to aide future researchers. |
I do not mind sharing my headstone photos but ask that you please give credit where credit is due and ask permission first.
As a note to all FAG submitters, ancestry.com now gives the researcher the option to report our memorials for various offenses, such as the names of living people in the bio section (obituaries etc), inaccurate research information, sensitive information about the deceased (murder, divorce, bootlegging etc.) and several other issues.
In our favor, while offering the option to report an issue, Ancestry.com discourages a researcher from reporting public information such as obituaries or newspaper articles and/or sensitive information which can be discovered by anyone who performs thorough research on their family trees instead of just copying someone else's tree as gospel but which may contain inaccurate data.
We live in a big country and what one person views as surprising but not something to hide, may be considered quite differently by a person who lives in another section of the United States. Many people want to keep skeletons buried and this is a situation that can create problems.
No offense is meant to anyone by information that is in my memorials. Any information in a bio section is meant to help the researcher.
Divorces, desertion, common law marriages and domestic violence were as common 200 years ago as they are today. Murders and acts of assault and battery were often covered up and buried by locals if they felt the act was justified; feuds were common and still exist to this day.
People who have DNA tests performed to trace their lineage are often surprised when the DNA doesn't match their "known" ancestry. If documentation proves a person is a product of an outside liaison, I will put that information out there to help others find their roots.
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