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K. Quentin Bremmer (#47654729)
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Bio Photo 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 errors on death certificates. 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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Catherine Smith Hall
Orphan Train children
Thank you for correcting your Cornell children's memorials by linking to their birth parents.

Five of their children were taken from Geneva, NY late at night while asleep in the late 1920's, by train to New York City, then onto the Orphan Train to Missouri to be farmed out and raised by non relatives.

Some of the children were adopted, others did not have a good experience, but the birth family kept in touch with each other. There were 10 children in all, some born after the 5 were taken. Those were years when no agency was there to keep the family together when the father did not have work.

I am in the process of adding this family to Find A Grave using the records my cousin sent to me over the years. This is her family.

I thank you for your interest and the beautiful way you set the record straight.
Added by Catherine Smith Hall on Jul 25, 2014 3:59 AM
Tombstone Treasures
Erma and Cecil Lake
Hi,

Sorry this is late in coming!

Thank you for getting the photograph of Erma and Cecil's headstone.

Erma is my cousin through the Snow family, on my dad's side.

Great picture, thanks again!

Tombstone Treasures
Added by Tombstone Treasures on Jul 14, 2014 10:43 AM
Michael Jones
INFO PLEASE
I AM LOOKING FOR ANY INFO RE M.R. JONES AND NANNIE JONES IN ST JUDES CEMETERY MONROE MO. TK U MLJ LV NV
Added by Michael Jones on Jul 13, 2014 4:39 AM
Heather Cottrell
Greenwood
As always thank you for posting the rest of my photo requests at Greenwood. Your time is always appreciated.

Heather
Added by Heather Cottrell on Jul 04, 2014 8:42 PM
Tree Leaf
Marksburys Marion county MO
Hello. I was working on my Marksbury 'line' and I am trying to figure out whether the Emerson, Marion county, Missouri Marksburys are related to 'my' Marksburys.

I have some old newspaper clippings of incidentals pertaining to your Marion county Marksburys.

Thanks to an obit you posted I figured out your Mary Marksbury is not the one in my line; but I still think the two lines may be connected. Both originated in Kentucky etc.

So if you would like the newspaper clippings I have, post on my page and I will email you with those. Then you can delete this message if you wish.

I wasn't sure who among those who posted the Marion county Marksbury memorials might be related to them or interested. You mention doing work in that county.
Added by Tree Leaf on Jul 02, 2014 8:48 AM
Heather Cottrell
Myrtle and Roy Hoehne
Thank you for posting a photo of the Hoehne couple for me. I always appreciate your time. Soon you should have Greenwood all done right? :)

Heather
Added by Heather Cottrell on Jun 28, 2014 1:17 PM
Linda
Charles Robert Smoot Photo
Thanks so much for taking the photo, it looks very good. Linda 47061568
Added by Linda on Jun 28, 2014 8:10 AM
Becky Feaster
Lauck and Seyffer
Thanks, Quentin. Great pictures. Do you mind if I put these in my Ancestry tree, of course, giving you credit again?

Becky
Added by Becky Feaster on Jun 28, 2014 8:05 AM
Heather Cottrell
Carwells
Thanks very much for posting the photos for Fred and Lydia Carwell. I am connected to their daughter Ruth.

Heather :)
Added by Heather Cottrell on Jun 20, 2014 8:11 PM
Heather Cottrell
Harry Bohon
Thanks very much for this photo. Good to see you out posting photos again. I was concerned and hoped you were just busy and not ill! :)

Heather
Added by Heather Cottrell on Jun 10, 2014 8:07 PM
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