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Dale & Patti (#46937639)
 member for 8 years, 8 months, 9 days
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Bio Photo The goal should not be ownership - it should be capturing and memorializing the gravestones of generations past.
Mutual civility is the path.

Please submit edits and transfer requests through the edit function. These are typically processed within 24 hours. Any requests left as messages will be ignored. Bio requests that come in via email will take longer. Lengthy emails where we are left to figure out what it is you are expecting us to do will be deleted.

Photos we have uploaded to memorials are 100% photos we have taken. You may use those for your own personal genealogical endeavors. Credit is appreciated if you do use those (common courtesy is all we ask).

After years of active involvement, with many go-arounds with certain members who, to put it frankly, are rude and dishonest and like to play games, we have agreed that the benefits outweigh the idiocy. It seems while guidelines are set forth, some members either don't read them, or perhaps think they don't apply to them.

Our years of setting up memorials and adding photos seem to now be seen as us "being in it only for the numbers." Be advised, if we wanted to be "in" something for the numbers, it certainly wouldn't be Find-a-Grave. We believe in paying back for the info we have obtained from others. If our numbers bother you, get out to your local cemetery and contribute now so you can focus on your own numbers if that's all you're interested in. Families are forever, gravestones, sometimes not so much! Capture them digitally for future researchers.

We do want to thank the many friends we have encountered over the years. There are some that we have connected with many times in many cemeteries and it has been fun getting out and locating your relatives' gravestones.

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Added March 28, 2016

In light of the many recent numerous concerns, negative complaints, aired in various social media outlets lately, kindly be advised:

We will no longer add transcribed obituraries to memorials we manage due to (a) copyright and (b) privacy of living individuals listed. Recognizing that obituaries do contain information important to genealogical research, summaries of included information will be added if provided with the source information.

We try to avoid. At times, when transcribing a cemetery, it is not always possible to determine if the person is living or not (we've encountered many a gravestone where a death date has never been added). Memorials for individuals who are in fact alive will be removed when requested.

We will NOT list any cause of death. Period.

Per FAG guidelines, links to other websites are not allowed within any memorial.

Allowed photographs on memorials are gravestone photos or portrait photo containing the memorialized individual. The following photos are NOT permitted and we WILL report any violations we find on our memorials to FindaGrave:
(a) Screenshots and photos from other websites (including census images and the like).
(b) Photos from obituaries
(c) Scans of obituaries, newspaper articles, and similar material.
(d) Photos "lifted" from other memorials within FindaGrave or from another website.
Kindly remember that photos fall within copyright protection laws (even photos used in obituaries). If you did not take the photo yourself, do NOT post it. It's that simple.

Is it too much to just add a note as to how you are related to the memorial you would like transferred to you? Seriously? We believe we are responsible and reasonable in transferring memorials to family members. Be responsible and reasonable in how you request transfers. For those assuming we are only in this for the numbers, if you look at our numbers you will see that we have transferred a number of memorials.

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We encourage everyone to set up a family tree at or genealogical site of their choosing to keep track of their family. THAT is the appropriate forum for attaching census records, vital records, etc., etc.

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Sue McDuffe:)
Frank & Beertha Kneeland
"thanks so much for the excellent grave marker photos for them!"
Added by Sue McDuffe:) on May 24, 2016 11:51 AM
Barry / Watson
P.S. I should have added this:

Ellen Gallagher Barry: Memorial# 120443193

John W. Barry: Memorial# 120443953

Please unlink this John from Ellen Gallagher.

Added by Tim on May 23, 2016 10:58 PM
Barry / Watson
Thanks for adding the photo for Ellen Cavanaugh Watson, this was very helpful as it confirms that James and Mary were her children. I'm still trying to locate her husband John Watson's gravesite (he remarried to Ellen Gallagher).

Thanks also for taking the photos of the marker for John Barry and Ellen McLean ... however this is a different John Barry than the one who was married to Ellen Gallagher (not McLean). Could you unlink him from Ellen Gallagher? The correct John Barry was born about 1870 and died around 1903-5, before Ellen Gallagher married John Watson as her second husband. Actually John Barry AND John Watson could be buried near Ellen Gallagher.

Sorry there are so many Ellen's and John Barry's! There are several possibilities in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery for John Barry and I can't figure out which one is tied to Ellen Gallagher.

Thanks for the help, I really appreciate it; this one is a challenge.
Added by Tim on May 23, 2016 10:54 PM
Sheila Farrington Schweitzer
John Farrington
Thank you so much for your quick response to edits connecting him with his children. Much appreciated as is all your hard work you do for us all on Findagrave.
Added by Sheila Farrington Schweit... on May 23, 2016 2:08 PM
Alan Towner
Photo request
Thank you for the pictures. They are wonderful.

Alan Towner
Added by Alan Towner on May 23, 2016 10:35 AM
Dominique Potier
Frederick B Dodd # 119562635
Thanks Dale & Patti for your picture ... could you find his obit ??? on the grave it's writing 101 infantry ... it's maybe 101st Airborne but no proof ...

Could you help me ?


Added by Dominique Potier on May 23, 2016 3:54 AM
Patricia Maffei Ford
Robert Wilson Pasos
Thank you so much...Pat Ford
Added by Patricia Maffei Ford on May 22, 2016 8:49 PM
D DeWitt
Matilda Jewel
Thanks again for your help with her grave.

Added by D DeWitt on May 22, 2016 6:04 AM
James Osborne
RE: Raymond L. Cookson

Thanks so much for finding it! I wondered if you might have been the other volunteer. Thanks to volunteers like you, I have found over 500 (lots of attrition in what normally is a 180 soldier unit) former members of my dad's infantry company. Thanks again, James
Added by James Osborne on May 21, 2016 8:07 PM
James Osborne
Raymond L. Cookson
Dale & Patti,
Thanks for finding and taking the photo of Mr. Cookson's gravestone. About a year ago another volunteer walked the entire cemetery and couldn't find it. Was it near his parent's gravestone? Mr. Cookson joined Company A, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division at the Anzio Beachhead and fought with them during the invasion of Southern France and into the Vosges Mountains in eastern France. He was wounded in action in western Germany while breaching the Siegfried Line. Thanks again. James
Added by James Osborne on May 21, 2016 6:44 PM
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