|Doug Lindsey (#46871440)|
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Hello. I have been working on my family history since the early 1980's and I really love how Find A Grave helps us find or confirm those missing branches in our Family Trees. It has helped me break through a couple of brick walls and I hope all my efforts, time and money spent for Find A Grave will help others as much as they have helped me. |
My goal is to provide as much information that I can to help anybody who is looking for it. I know that some of us (Your Know Who You Are) Find A Grave contributors do not like getting emails from others letting you know you made a mistake or duplicated a posting. I AM NOT one of those people. Please email me when you find a legitimate mistake and I will correct them as soon as possible. Please include any supporting information, especially the F.A.G. ID#. I probably won't email you when I complete your request, but I promise you it will be taken care of.
Now, when I'm not in a Cemetery, I do have a life so sometimes it can take me a few days to respond. If I take longer than the one mount window per F.A.G.'s rules and you can't wait for me to get to it, you can submit your corrections, updates, etc... directly to F.A.G. support. I know they have a lot on their plates, so again I will make corrections and transfers as soon as I can. In the past I responded to every email within the time frame set by F.A.G. but I've just been burned, harassed, treated poorly and just plain disrespected by to my people on this system, so I'm not as enthusiastic as I use to be.
There are also too many contributors who will not respond to my requests to transfer my family over to me or even update their memorial pages. I'm not referring to one or two emails. I talking about several emails sent over a span of a year or longer. One woman refuses to transfer or delete my living aunt. I've submitted a few requests to F.A.G. that went unanswered. I also do not understand why anybody would just want to hoard memorials and not work with a family members or at the very least just maintain the memorial page. If you're not willing to do this, why even bother with this program. Find another hobby and leave this one to those of us who want to work with and share information with others.
If you are one of those people who steals somebody else's work and then post it on here taking created for work you didn't do. Well, what goes around comes around.
We all know that emails don't always go through or they get sent to your junk folder, accidently deleted and the worse, your Outlook crashes. That's happened to me a few times. Please don't automatically go to a negative assumption. If I do not act on your email within a mounth. I have no issues with you resending your requests. Believe me; I would rather get your emails twice that not get them at all.
When you request a transfer, please tell me how you are related and please don't just send a message that reads anything like "transfer this to meĻ If you do this I WILL WILL delete your email. It doesn't take but a second or two to type the world "please". We all know that if you are the one asking for anything, you're more likely to get what you want when you want it and get it quicker if you ask nicely. Remember, this is not my job and I do not make any money from doing this. It actually cost me time and money to provide you this information.
If you are one of those people who just post Obituaries, you can email me the obituary and I will add it to the memorial and list your name and F.A.G. ID#
Unfortunately I've encountered too many not so
nice people on here and I really don't understand it. Genealogists are some of the nicest people you will ever meet and they are always willing to help others and share their information. To many Find A Grave contributors that I have had the pleasure of dealing with ARE NOT anything like Genealogist. If you're not willing to play nice with other, please go find another sand box to play in.
I photograph cemeteries wherever I travel. All my entries were backed by a photograph so if I don't have a picture posted, you can me email a request to post the picture or you can post a photo request through F.A.G. Most of the time I take several shots of the headstones and graves and I'd be happy to share them with you.
I have over 100,000 headstone and grave site pictures that have not been posted. I'll have them all entered someday. I've had two hard drive failures, so I've lost some pictures, so when I can I will reshoot them and I'm working on reshooting some of my poor quality pictures.
Another part of my goal is to provide quality not quantity. I want people to use my pictures in their family trees. I do ask that my pictures not be reposted on any other web site that is not your personal family tree. I spent a lot of time and money to take these pictures, so please respect this request. If you want me to post my pictures on other web sites like Find A Grave, email me and I will do it. One of the reasons I have not been adding as many pictures to F.A.G is because I am posting my pictures on other sites.
I apologize to all you good people who are once again catching the short end of the stick because of the actions of the bad ones. I am truly sorry.
Please remember to be kind and respectful when you send me or anybody any type of request. Genealogy is my hobby and hobbies are suppose to be fun and relaxing, so I'm asking you to help me have fun and relax a little.
Thanks and happy family tree climbing.
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|june adkinson||Elizabeth Chapel|
How can the address be changed to 8008 Chumuckla hwy.
|Debbie Pope||Transfer #33530027 Lloyd Lister Pope|
Thank you so much for starting the Memory Park memorial to my father, and the clear photos. I didn't realize there had been a duplicate until I began working family links on my mother's memorial and an older spouse link to my father had been deleted. Ouch! It is actually for the best. I was just thinking, instead of requesting the new relationship edit, would it just make better sense under the circumstances to transfer the memorial? I am moderately active on this site and I believe I can certainly make time to manage the memorial for a dear parent.
Debra Pope Hoffman
|june adkinson||Elizabeth Chapel|
I entered the current address for this site, but when I arrived the mail box said 8008 Chumuckla Hwy. How can this be changed.
|Nancy Edwards||Isabelle Dennis #30544636|
Are you able to link Isabelle to her parents Philip Winand #163271195 and Mary "Molly" Phillips #30544652? This way Isabelle will be linked to her sister Sally Winard #163143620 who married George Arthur Dennis.
|Earlene ||Samiuel D. Porter|
I forgot to give you this information: Samuel D. Porter Find A Grave#25048902 at Wolf Ridge Cemetery in Mobile, AL. Sorry.
Added by Earlene on Aug 30, 2016 1:07 PM
|Earlene ||Samuel D. Porter|
Samuel Porter was a great grand uncle of my husband's.
The birth date listed on the site is 1888. The photo will not enlarge so I can see if that is actually the date on the stone. However, since his first child was born in 1890, I believe that his actual birthdate is 1866. He was on the 1880 Mobile, AL census as age 14 and on the 1900 Mobile,AL census as age 34, May 1866. (Sam Porter both times)
Would you be willing to change his birthdate to 1866 on the site?
Added by Earlene on Aug 30, 2016 1:04 PM
|Bob Atchison||No big deal, but....|
you may want to change "mount" to "month" in your bio.
Thanks for all your hard work.
Now, when I'm not in a Cemetery, I do have a life so sometimes it can take me a few days to respond. If I take longer than the one mount window per F.A.G.'s rules and you can't wait for me to get to it, you can submit your corrections, updates, etc...
|june adkinson||Botts Cemretery in Alabama|
I see 11 entries but stated only four markers Did any photo get taken while there .we have a request for two. I would hate to drive only to find they did not have a marker. please let me no. Thank You June
|Eye Remember U||Audrey French|
Audrey is buried in St. Johns Cemetery in Pensacola, Florida. I wanted to thank you for creating her memorial (Memorial# 29604163). I was wondering if you might possibly be in the area sometime and find an obit from the Pensacola newspaper at the local library to add. If so, it would be very appreciated. The memorials are always so much better if they have one. Again thank you for all of your hard work and the time you dedicate to creating memorials and photographing tombstones. It is very helpful to the ones researching that are unable to go to the graveyards their self for whatever reason.
|deanna french||Santa Rose Co Civil War Vet. Erastus Locklin|
I am a Vermont Civil War buff, and am presently working on a project to identify the last resting places of many "old soldiers" that had ties to Vermont. Erastus Locklin is one such patriot. May I use the photo that you contributed to his Find A Grave Memorial, to post on the Vt. C.W.site? (www. vermontcivilwar.org)
You will receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration.
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