|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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|Mario Ragucci||Thank yo Mr Lindsey|
I am so honored you transfer mgmt. of care for the memorial of my straight maternal GG Grandma. This is so great. Thank you very much. This is my all-female line back for me. I just recently found out through FL sources on the internet. Thank you very, very, much. You really made a special feeling in my heart, My Maternal GG Grandma WARD. Catherine Ward.
|Nancy P||Barbara Louise Harris Stowers + Mother|
THANK YOU so much for linking mother and daughter!!!!!!!!!
Added by Nancy P on Mar 09, 2014 10:37 PM
|Talex||Children needing to be linked|
Doug, I am sure you know that Morties and Margaret had at least 5 children. 2 girls are missing from the link on their page. If you ask Denise Ferguson Lake to transfer Memorial # 89862199 to you maybe then you can link at list this daughter's burial info to her parents. Memorial #89862199 is Mary Elizabeth (Smith) Breece, married to Clyde Jay Breece. She was born 18 AP 1889 in Newaygo county, MI. She died 2 Dec 1990 in Flint, Genesee, MI but she is buried in Helena Township Cemetery with her family. Again, I am sure you already knew this but it does help a researcher to have all the info together. BTW, my ex-in-laws that I keep in touch with is related through Margaret's Uncle Eugene Ernest Kincaid. Thanks so much for your time.
Added by Talex on Mar 07, 2014 9:15 AM
Are you the person that states that Margaret Jane Abrushaby (Kincaid) Smith is your 2nd great grandmother? Or was it the other person that created that file?
Added by Talex on Mar 07, 2014 8:29 AM
|Chavers||Aubrey Clark Chavers|
I wasn't expecting you to transfer this to me but thank you very much. That was very nice of you.
Added by Chavers on Mar 05, 2014 7:37 PM
|Shawn Pearson||Zeke Stephens|
Thank you for transferring uncle Zeke (memorial 32844503) to me. Shawn Pearson
|Sharren Formby||Headstons Photos in Columbia Cemetery|
Doug I need to ask you a big favor. There have been several memorials in Columbia Cemetery removed. I have replaced 3 so far. Would you please replace the headstone photos on these three people for me.
Alice Santippe Hart Formby # 124853978
Lena Neida Formby Massey # 124853268
William Thomas Massey # 124853428
As I go through my records I may find more.
Thank You so much for all your hard work.
|Leslie Riffle||RE: Allen Such #322433892|
Doug...Thank You some much for the transfer of my great uncle!! I want you to know that I really appreciate people like you that put so much work and dedication into bringing families together. I am also thrilled to have a picture of his stone, for I live in a far away state and I would have never seen it!
Just wanted to Thank You that all Your time, Dedication and Hard work. It is sincerely appreciated.
I totally agree with the thoughts you have posted on your Bio page...
God Bless, and Thank You
Added by Ladybug on Jan 20, 2014 7:24 PM
|judylynnturner||71636042 Edelle Tatsch|
Thank you so much for transferring my great aunt...I was not expecting that...I just have been trying to link my family together...blessings!!!
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