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Doug Lindsey (#46871440)
 member for 8 years, 8 months, 11 days
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Bio Photo 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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Zara Mercer
Olaf Johnson #24050541
Hi Doug are you related to this person ? He is the husband to a half sister of my Great Granmother Zelumia "Luna" Roberts Bradbury . Thanks for putting him on find a grave .
Zara Mercer
Added by Zara Mercer on Jul 02, 2015 8:45 AM
Maureen
Ida Hicks
# 27227360 Her parents are buried in Holley Point Cemetery. James Apr 1854-8 Nov 1924 and Mary Apr 1873-1919 Hicks. Ida Hicks was my children's ggg aunt.
Added by Maureen on Jun 10, 2015 5:23 PM
kathy smith
Londrow Transfers PLEASE
Hi Goug! I am sorry that you have had a hard/bad time in your sand box! I like to think that I am a Play Nice With Others Find A Graver. My Grand Aunt Della Frances Londrow Find A Grave#26610724 And her husband Charles Samuel Londrow Find A Grave# 26610723. IF they are not your family. May I have a transfer to me? If you would like to go through my added people to see if I have anyone you would like I do transfer anybody and everybody. I do keep family, in less you are closer relation. I would like to thank you for adding them. I know this Find A Grave is a wonder full thing. Do NOT let a few bad apples spoil your whole tree. Thank you for all your hard work. Kathy Smith Find A Grave # 47970254. I pray that God will bless you in all you do.
Added by kathy smith on Jun 09, 2015 12:23 PM
Emma Phillips
William J McNeal 30231498
Hi, I am Emma Medlock Phillips, great grandaughter of William J McNeal and his wife Susan Cardwell
#135992847.
Their daughter, Isabel (Belle) McNeal married my
paternal grandfather in Bluff Springs, Fl . His
name was Sylvester Medlock. I have a picture of the footstone on W J 's grave which indicated his service in the Confederate Army.
Are you related to any of these folks ? If you are not and would like to transfer them to me My # is 47521119. If you are related or prefer to keep them, that's ok too. If you wish to retain them, please let me know and I will provide you with numbers for the rest of the family if needed.
Thanks, Emma
Added by Emma Phillips on Jun 08, 2015 12:37 PM
loretta alderman
family
hello my name is Loretta alderman and my great grandma was Martha jane Jernigan. I have been doing the genealogy on my family, finding information and putting it on find a grave. my email is china_675@msn.com. if u have any questions please send them to my email thank u. Loretta alderman
Added by loretta alderman on Jun 06, 2015 12:08 PM
Loraine Jacobs Rose
Transferring memorials
I have had requests now and then but have not been able to successfully transfer. The form called Transferring Memorials in Find A Grave has a spot where you have to put in Contributor ID#. I cannot find them anywhere even when Find A Grave says numbers are underneath pictures. I do not even know my ID#
Maybe you can tell me what to do or anyone else reading this message. Thanks so much.
Loraine (Jacobs) Rose in Tampa
email: Lrose40221@aol.com
Added by Loraine Jacobs Rose on May 03, 2015 7:25 PM
Kathy Clark
Ridings
Hi, just a friendly heads up on memorial# 33331192, Larnest Ridings. His correct name is Earnest, I know that Florida sand can be tricky on names and info, I've gone through this myself! Someone else created a memorial under his correct name, memorial #91870072. I noticed when I was adding another Earnest Ridings to the same cemetery. Thanks again for all you do, appreciated by more people than you'll probably ever realize.
Added by Kathy Clark on Apr 18, 2015 7:11 AM
june adkinson
St Johns cemetery Pensacola Fl
I live about 1/2 mile from this cemetery. I have listed the missing photos Is it ok to take the ones missing. Thank You June Adkinson
Added by june adkinson on Apr 16, 2015 9:14 AM
SC Forsyth
Wesley "Sammy" Stearns
Thank you, Doug, for the transfer!
Added by SC Forsyth on Apr 12, 2015 1:24 PM
An Oregonian
Franklin Family Graves
What a nice surprise, thank you so much for the transfer of the Franklin family (related to the Crary family), of Florida.
THANKS! :-)
Added by An Oregonian on Apr 12, 2015 9:39 AM
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