|K. Quentin Bremmer (#47654729)|
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When I started recording memorials on FindaGrave, my desire was to help provide original information on burials that was difficult to find elsewhere. I reasoned that an accurate account of headstone, cemetery records, and other information related to the burials would enhance people's genealogical research, helping to add new information or confirm that which they had already gleaned from other sources.|
However, a great number of people have decided it is a resource better suited to making a free family tree where they can replace what can be found at the gravesite with information from other sources (along with any mistakes that it may contain). If some family tree says they are buried in some cemetery, why bother checking? Just plop the memorial there. Found a death certificate that says where they were buried? That has to be the one, since none of us have seen any errors on a death certificate. Don't know the cemetery at all? Just plop them in one you think is close by or leave it as "burial unknown", maybe somebody will go through the trouble of contacting you after they put in the hard work to actually find the grave in another cemetery. Either way, you still get to claim ownership of the memorial because you "found" the grave first.
Because of these things, I probably won't be adding a great deal more memorials to FindaGrave. The effort to physically locate the graves and accurately record them just isn't worth it if the reality of the website being more like "Their-Grave-Might-Be-There.com" is good enough for the majority of members.
"Find a Grave's mission is to find, record and present final disposition information from around the world as a virtual cemetery experience". (That's their wording). I don't feel a memorial here should be a repository for transcriptions of census records, marriage certificates, or other source materials that are widely available elsewhere online unless it is the type of thing you might engrave on the tombstone, include in a eulogy, or put in the newspaper obituary of your loved ones. If you want to write the information into a nice biography or story of some type, that would be great to add, but please don't just send things like raw census data. I'll add obituaries for you, but I'm not very comfortable with those that were written less than 50 years ago unless any names of people still living are used only with their permission. Otherwise, putting dashed lines in place of their names or just using excerpts of the obituary without the names of those who may still be alive is what I prefer. As you may have noticed when you read the Find A Grave rules on obituaries, any obituary you wish to have added needs to include the name and date of the newspaper from which it came. I also suggest including the volume and issue number of the paper as well, just in case some of the people you are hoping will see it also want to include an original source citation in their geneological records.
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|Mary Clarkson Turek||Clarkson/Callahan Family|
I want to thank you for the transfers of my relatives.
I appreciate so much the work you do for FindAGrave. I know there is a lot of time and money involved in going to cemeteries and taking pictures, adding them to the site. Just know that what you do will matter in years to come for so many.
Mary Clarkson Turek
Hello - I have thought about this further and then I keep logging out before sending this thought.
I think it is OK to simply edit the phrase to the following:
"took place at 12 o'clock, noon" or similar to that..."took place at 12 o'clock, p.m." (They used smaller case then.)
On second thought, however, I do think the original accurate, as they sought to differentiate AM from PM or noon from midnight although, common sense, no funeral would be given at midnight. So it's clunky regardless.
But, I think that might have been their thought.
|Tree Leaf||Query, re: Viola|
Thank you so much for posting the obit(s) and for the query.
I searched for her on the database again but this time that particular obit did not come up. That often happens as that search engine is a bit wonky- many things come up accidentally via other searches, and (or, since), if the ink is a bit smudged it can misread the name, etc.
I believe that must have said 'forenoon' as I seem to recall that word and it's a word they were fond of using in those days.
I try to type exactly as I find things (other than obvious 'typos' that would make everyone look silly, but which are rare), because their style, punctuation, paragraph breaks, capitalization and even spelling, use of hyphens etc. can differ so much, to today.
One thing I do change is the word "employe" no one spells it that way today and everyone would think it a typo. I suppose they only used "employee" then for the feminine usage, similar to "fiance/fiancee."
Sorry, I digress; if I find the original I will revisit the query but it is either an overlook by the writer or editor, or on my part. I sometimes type for 10-12 hours straight...Am afraid I get a bit bleary.
So I can't say for sure but that likely was meant to say "forenoon." My apologies.
And Happy New Year by the way.
|Tree Leaf||RE: Thank you|
Thank you very much. I have noted your kindness in the past, and appreciate it very much.
So we both have Schallers in our tree. How interesting! I didn't know any of this before I began exploring my roots about 5 years ago, and now, I find that often I share roots with a lot of people who hail from the same area.
Thank you for your generous offer. I will have to take another look at my tree and see which ones I have info I'd like to continue adding etc., but it's such an interesting line. Tempting offer!
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.
|Tree Leaf||Thank you|
Thank you so much for adding the biographies to the Schallers' pages. And for the credit.
Is it possible that James Byrd Williams born 1817 died 1882 is buried in the Palmyra cemetery? His wife was Patience Mahala. I have his death in Polk Co. A cousin has him elsewhere. I see you have a J.T. Williams in Palmyra. I am at a loss. Thanks!
|Susan & Dave||Mary Love Wallace 1853-1882|
I am hoping you will permit me to copy the great photo of Mary Love Wallace to be placed in my family tree. Thank you for your consideration in this matter and thank you for all the volunteer work you do.
|Kari Olson||Headstone photo for Wm Clayborn Pickett|
Hi , I hope you will allow me to use this lovely photo on my family tree on Ancestry. Please let me know, about this and others of the family. I always give photo credit and do this with permission. Thanks for taking the photos and all the work you do on Find a Grave.
|Diana Caldwell||Bowman, Samuel #120698314|
Hi Quentin - you posted a pic to Bowman, Irene #113378003. I was wondering if you would post it to her husbands memorial as well? Bowman, Samuel #120698314. This is in Fairmont Cem, Fairmont MO. Thank you, Diana
|Kincatcher||Charles Howard headstone.|
Hello, Quentin. I am interested in the headstone of Charles Howard, buried in Marion County, MO. He is supposed to be buried in Minor-Sand---- Cem in Hannibal. This Charles Howard was buried in Greenwood Cem, Palmyra, Marion Co, MO and was born after my Charles Howard (also spelled Harward) . Do you know of any other Harward/Howard surnames in either of these cemeteries? Is there a record in Marion Co, do you know for all the burials in these two cemeteries that would include Harward or Howard? I am looking to verify my Charles, who the headstone says died 1889, but should be 1883-it is difficult to red on the stone. Can you direct me to where I might inquire about seeing a list of burials in either of those cemeteries, with an address or email address? My Charles lived in Palmyra from after 1865 to his death in 1883, and this listing at Greenwood, might be a relative of my Charles that I am unaware of. Would it be common to live in Palmyra and be buried in Hannibal as the F-A-G site gives? I'm not sure ow far apart they are. Any help for a list of burials in either of those cemeteries would be most appreciated. Thanks , Dar at firstname.lastname@example.org
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