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Kerry Rae Smith Moser (#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.

We are documenting cemeteries using sexton, burial, and death records. I also strive to keep them up to date; I then transfer to #8.

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.

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 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. 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 left on my MESSAGE PAGE (Below), will be ignored.. Please familiarize yourself with how findagrave works and follow the rules.

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 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. Tell them to stop immediately or you will be forced to take further steps. If the person contacts you again, report 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.
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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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"Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest; Walla Walla Mission, 1859-1872" Compiled by Harriet D. Munnick and Adrian R. Munnick. I have a copy of this and can look up info on births, baptisms, marriages, burials.

History of Grundy County, MO, Birdsall & Dean 1881
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Carl Catherman
Raleigh McMillan
Thank you very much for linking him to his parents.
Added by Carl Catherman on Apr 29, 2016 11:07 AM
Alice
RE: Eleanor Therese Borchert Jechort
I moved in September. To be a little closer to my daughter who is on Portland. Turns out it isn't that close but she visits often as she loves the beach. And me, haha. It is 400 square feet. So tiny.
Added by Alice on Apr 25, 2016 6:45 PM
Debbie McGinley
Clara Bell Marks (13954923)
Thank you so much for the marriage cert you added to her memorial, with that I was able to trace her family and get them tied together.
Added by Debbie McGinley on Apr 24, 2016 3:13 PM
Julie Bennett Coleman
RE: Duplicates
Thanks for making the effort!! I must admit that I've given up on certain members and their duplicates.

Julie
Added by Julie Bennett Coleman on Apr 23, 2016 11:21 AM
E. Bennett
RE: Cottonwood
Kerry,

My pleasure - I was on my way home from Boise and stopped to pay my respects to some family members. Unfortunately, I did not think to print out a list of memorials in the cemetery without grave photos - I see there are still quite a few.

I really appreciate all the work you do adding new memorials as people pass. It is so nice to have that information accessible and preserved for future reference.

Thanks,
Eric
Added by E. Bennett on Apr 23, 2016 12:05 AM
Gene Williams Nichols
RE: Francis Fincher #154482410
He is my 12th great grandfather. It is great that I can trace back my family that far, thanks to people like you.
Added by Gene Williams Nichols on Apr 17, 2016 12:01 PM
Gene Williams Nichols
RE: Francis Fincher #154482410
Thanks for the information. I still do not see that information with so much to read. I have wondered about that. Good to know.
Added by Gene Williams Nichols on Apr 17, 2016 5:31 AM
Steve
Devearl Pugmire
Thanks again Kerry.
Added by Steve on Apr 16, 2016 3:52 PM
D'Eon Thomason
RE: Jasper
Sorry but I don't know. I got my info off of Ancestry.com but you might have better luck.
Added by D'Eon Thomason on Apr 16, 2016 11:36 AM
Steve
Earl Gerald Pugmire
Hi Kerry, I see you are trying to link a family member to his memorial. Would that be his wife or Parents ? His parents were: Justin Gerald Pugmire # 133096 and Clara Lzina Barker Pugmire # 65664 if you don't have them already.

Thanks,
Steve
Added by Steve on Apr 15, 2016 12:49 PM
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