|Doug Lindsey (#46871440)|
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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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|Bob Atchison||No big deal, but....|
you may want to change "mount" to "month" in your bio.
Thanks for all your hard work.
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...
|june adkinson||Botts Cemretery in Alabama|
I see 11 entries but stated only four markers Did any photo get taken while there .we have a request for two. I would hate to drive only to find they did not have a marker. please let me no. Thank You June
|Eye Remember U||Audrey French|
Audrey is buried in St. Johns Cemetery in Pensacola, Florida. I wanted to thank you for creating her memorial (Memorial# 29604163). I was wondering if you might possibly be in the area sometime and find an obit from the Pensacola newspaper at the local library to add. If so, it would be very appreciated. The memorials are always so much better if they have one. Again thank you for all of your hard work and the time you dedicate to creating memorials and photographing tombstones. It is very helpful to the ones researching that are unable to go to the graveyards their self for whatever reason.
|deanna french||Santa Rose Co Civil War Vet. Erastus Locklin|
I am a Vermont Civil War buff, and am presently working on a project to identify the last resting places of many "old soldiers" that had ties to Vermont. Erastus Locklin is one such patriot. May I use the photo that you contributed to his Find A Grave Memorial, to post on the Vt. C.W.site? (www. vermontcivilwar.org)
You will receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration.
|june adkinson||brake cemetery santa rosa co. fl|
How did you find this cemetery
|Wanza Bryan Good||RE Catherine Bryan Lindsey|
Is this the Catherine that was the sister of Vinson Allen Bryan who was the son of John Dee Bryan?
See Vinson's memorial at: 93050606.
Also, I wanted to ask you if you knew why John Dee Bryan was married so many times? He was married 3 times, but I think all of his children were by Sarah Lindsey - right?
I guess I'm related to you.
Wanza Bryan Good
My paternal grandfather was Vinson Allen Bryan.
|ndthornton||Cora Baptist Church Cemetery Jay, Santa Rosa, FL|
Would you consider transferring the Smith memorials you created at Cora to me?
I am related to most Smiths in there such as the following.
#33436501 Hubert Cleatious Smith (my maternal grandfather)
#33436502 Hubert Dawson Smith (great grandfather)
#33436507 Leila Mae Smith (great grandmother)
#33436506 John Loyd Smith (great uncle)
#33436496 Doris L Smith (great aunt)
I appreciate your consideration.
|june adkinson||Brantley Cemetery|
Do you live in the area of Brantley Cemetery . There is one request ,but I live in south Pensacola.
|BKM||Please and Thank you|
BKM (#48161588) is requesting a transfer of management of my GG Aunt Mary Ida Skipper. She was my grandfather's sister, one of ten siblings and believe me, not easy to track down. If you are kin to her, then that's even better, we should communicate. Enclosed is a link to her Find A Grave page. Thank you very much.
Added by BKM on Jul 25, 2016 2:43 PM
|bfjkprairiesd||Grace Calder Hainer|
Good Afternoon Doug, Grace Calder Hainer is my aunt. I have a photos to add to Grace Calder Hainer, her son Jack Calder Hainer, her husband John P. Hainer-Sioux City Iowa, and her brother Robert Calder Hainer. I am asking for your permission to had their photos to memorial # 507165553. Barbara, July 21 @ 4:38pm
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