|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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|Gary L. Maize||Mabel Kiefaber.|
Can you link her to her parents or let me have maintenance. Franks Wells Smith 86174911, Ella Stetzel Smith 86174912. Also do the same for Dwight Smith, Greenwood d. Mar. 15, 1965 Thanks.
|Mom2 two||RE: Elizabeth Axie|
Quentin, you are awesome! Thanks so much for correcting, Cousin!,,
Added by Mom2 two on Aug 10, 2015 11:57 PM
|Mom2 two||Elizabeth Axie "Lizzie" Watson Green|
Hi Quentin, Thank you for all you do!!
Is there a record stating that Martin L Winston is the father? My record show the father was Stephen B. Watson 1853-1911 and that Martin L Winston was Martha Almeda Crane Watson's 2nd husband prob married 1929-1930..
Added by Mom2 two on Aug 10, 2015 10:06 AM
|Jerry Coffman||Glenwood Cemetery|
I see where you have taken many pictures of stones in Missouri and I wonder if you are close to Glenwood Cemetery in Schuyler County, Mo.?
If so, would you be able to get 2 pictures for me? I have asked for them the right way but no luck so far.
Jane Fruit # 50675492
Robert Bartlett # 108529771
|DKOWN||Mays family Mount Olivet Cemetery|
Thank you for the wonderful photo's of the gravestones. So clear, thank you again.
Added by DKOWN on Jun 19, 2015 8:49 AM
Great to see you posting photos again. Have missed having you around to help with Palmyra photos! Thanks again for Drescher and McKee photos. The McKees are in my family tree, the Drescher family is in a friend's tree. Thanks again!
|Gensearcher||Sent with much appreciation!|
Thank you for transferring my ancestor's memorial. The care you've given this and other memorials as well as your photo contributions has helped to make this website a wonderful resource for numerous reasons. Thank you!
Thank you for processing the update for John Kroeger.
|Andy Morgan||Great Job.!!|
With over 10,000 memorials and almost as many photos - all I can say is THANKS..!!!!
Don't let anything others are doing incorrectly stop you from your efforts. These are most appreciated by everyone who actually matters.
Your dedication rocks..!
|Carol Buckwalter Small||Otto Elliott #88102915|
Hi Mr. Bremmer, In regards to the subject, Otto Elliott and his wife Bertha, the info on their pages regarding Joe Edwin Griggs is incorrect. Mr. Griggs is not their child. The person that originally posted this errant information has disabled the message option on their F/A/G page, so I don't know how to contact them to get this corrected. Mr.Griggs died on the same day, Sep 14, 2014, lived in the same town, as Donald Eugene Elliott. Their obits were published in the same newspaper and their services directed by Waters Funeral Home in Vandalia. The original "poster" of this incorrect information obviously got the details mixed up. That's why such information should be left to family members to handle. Thanks for your attention to this. I appreciate all the work you've done in documenting
Marion County information. Carol Buckwalter Small
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