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Findagrave now automatically accepts edits after a short time, so I do not accept credit for all changes made recently. I will, most of the time, process edits in the order received, as I always have,doing the best I can with what I have. Processing edits is not an instant task if done correctly. I will still verify before I make changes even though FAG does not do that anymore. I believe it is the least I can do, to pay respect to the deceased ones memorial, to keep accurate records.|
TRANSFERS: Certainly, I will not transfer my own relatives except in very rare instances. I will always transfer memorials within the Find A Grave rules, direct relative within four generations (siblings, parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents) (direct descendants do not include cousins, aunts, uncles, or your in-laws...) - please take the time & effort to read and abide by FAG guidelines. PLEASE NOTE!!! I do sometimes transfer cousins, so please ask. Please use the "Edit" button; I prefer that over email transfer requests. This helps ensure accuracy. Please do not request multiple transfers in one message; one person per request. Do not send requests like "transfer all Smiths in this cemetery". To comply with transfer policy, you must fully explain your relationship to the individual. You must include your Find A Grave name and contributor number.
While I do believe memorials best belong with family members, I may, for various reasons, choose to retain them if they are not in your immediate family as noted by Findagrave guidelines. In those instances, I will be happy to add additional information or links.
If you have documentation to verify relationships, please mention that to help reduce my research time. There is no reason to be offended if asked for proof. It is responsible record-keeping practice, and proper according to FAG admin to ask for proof or documentation. It is also in FAG guidelines to decline to add information & links that appear to be incorrect. I appreciate each one of you who do so much to keep accurate records here on findagrave.
We are the rememberers,
the people left behind...
to keep the ones who've gone from us
alive in heart and mind.
The people left to cherish
and preserve a legacy....
Yes, we are the rememberers
and we will always be.
We are the chosen.
In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us, "Tell our story!" So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors, "You have a wonderful family; you would be proud of us." How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying, "I can't let this happen." The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish, how they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth. Without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are they and they are the sum of who we are. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family storytellers. That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those whom we had never known before.
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|Jennifer Saling||Jack Nelson #55244614|
I sent the information along to the person who created Anna Palk Nelson's memorial, they are the one who linked her as the spouse.
Please look and see if that one is better.I can remove it after you copy it.
Added by Jenny on Aug 31, 2016 8:44 AM
|Jenny||copy of paper|
I will get it scan in. So you can see the whole paper.I will remove it just let me know.
Added by Jenny on Aug 26, 2016 7:35 PM
|Christopher Rhorer||RE: The photo is not Add Bays...|
I am unsure how to contact her. Are you related Add Bays?
My records show Tyler Haston Thompson married to Sarah Elrod. Go back to the headstone, I am sure its on the wrong memorial. As it reads AB Thompson which was Tyler's father and his wife was named Sarah. on't know if this helps but that is all i have on them. Richard
|Gordon Edwards||RE: Johnson photos|
You are welcome - do you want me to transfer Oscar's memorial to you?
|all in the family||CBirdwell|
Don't Know i haven't been on long enough to say. You can look at your edit i am thinking or someone might just sent it in thinking it was dup. I had seen both men . Thank You Butterfly Girl for being a trooper on helping . Have a nice day.
|all in the family||Cancel Birdwell|
In mt vernon cemetery ,has wrong wife and son link. They are 2 Cancel Birdwell, The Other Cancel Allan Birdwell died in 2006 was married to Roseline Asberry Birdwell Son was Terry Birdwell .Sister was Edna Birwell Hatcher. Bernice Birdwell .But if you google Cancel Allan Birdwell he is link to his family. But its been removed. Both of the Cancel Birdwell mother was Versia (Versa) Cherry Both married Birdwell. If i can help i knew both families.We are kin Folks And Cancel birdwell Wife is still living so i didnt want to say her name here.Let me know glad to help
|Lorraine||Photo request for Myrtle Britt|
There is a problem with the photo request for Myrtle Britt. She died under the name of Brown, along with Robert Brown in Block 29 Lot 100. There is already a memorial with a picture of the tombstone. Check it out. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Brown&GSiman=1&GScid=8453&GRid=110545464&
Added by Lorraine on Aug 07, 2016 10:49 PM
|so-ky.com||Hilda Mae Moore Odle|
Who was the Odle that Hilda married? From her sons names I'm thinking she was married multiple times.
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