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1. SEND SOURCE INFO!!! When sending info for inclusion on memorials I have entered, please include your source (where you found it, or how you know it). This is important. If I think the info is questionable, I might not add it, or will note who sent it to me. |
2. MANNERS COUNT. I appreciate POLITE requests and corrections. If you don't know how to use the words, "please," and "thank you," or can't be bothered, then please don't bother at all.
3. I TRANSFER. Aside from my own family, and close friends, I do not hoard memorials. POLITE requests for your family (close, OR distant), and close friends will all be considered. If I am even remotely related, I will not transfer. I will keep my friends, unless your relationship is significantly closer. If you are prone to entering sloppy memorials with incorrect info, I will think twice about a transfer.
4. YOUR PHOTOS: Please don't add bad photos to memorials I have entered, i.e. photos where you can be seen reflected in the stone, your car is in the background, the stone is covered in bird poop, or leaves, or dirt, your dog, or kid can be seen, or photos taken at a carelessly crooked angle, or ones with more "white space," than gravestone (NO need to crop ALL the white space out, and photos of entire family plots are the exception). Please do not add photographs of new graves in their entirety, with no grass growing on the freshly up-turned dirt. Please do not add photos of the temporary plastic grave markers placed by the funeral home, or photos of the gravestone, prior to inscribing of the DOD for new burials--if you do, please anticipate that I will request a removal when a photo of a fully inscribed gravestone has been posted. I spend a lot of time to make attractive, respectful memorials. Your help with that is appreciated.
Note: If the persons grave has no marker, please at least add a photo of the area where the grave is located.
5. MY PHOTOS, those of gravestones and cemeteries, may be used without my permission, EXCEPT on ancestry.com, or any site which requires an exchange of money. There is no need to give me credit and in fact, I would prefer that you don't. However, please do not post one of my original photos to a Find A Grave memorial yourself. Politely make a request and I will gladly add, if appropriate.
6. CAUSES OF DEATH are a matter of public record. If you are related to an individual who has a cause of death posted in their memorial, and you are disturbed by the posting of that cause, I will remove it, upon polite request.
7. I VOLUNTEER. As another member has noted on their profile, I'm not getting paid to do this. Nope, not a penny. I sometimes get behind in doing corrections, updates, etc. Your patience is appreciated. If you can't wait, you may send the edit request to Find A Grave.
8. LIVING PEOPLE: Please don't add memorials for them, especially, if you haven't yet entered a memorial for YOURSELF. Not only is it against policy, but it's just a horrendous thing to do to someone, without their consent.
9. LIVE & LET LIVE. I am all for receiving and sending updates, corrections, etc. I appreciate notification when I have added a duplicate and will notify others of duplicates. Beyond that, I do not consider myself to be on the Find A Grave police squad, and neither should you. Please allow me to tend to the memorials I have entered. If I add something you don't like to a memorial you have entered, or to that of a family member's, please point it out to me POLITELY. Vague references to Find A Grave policies are not helpful in specific instances--I have entered hundreds of memorials and manage hundreds more. Above all, please remember that Find A Grave IS NOT REAL. The internet is NOT TANGIBLE. What does that mean? In the grand scheme of life, this is small stuff and could go "poof" in an instant.
10. To those who are all about the numbers: THERE IS NO END TO DEAD PEOPLE. Just because I might enter a memorial you wanted to enter, doesn't mean you can't enter one for someone else. There are plenty for all.
In Honor of Our Fallen Brave . . .
In Flanders Fields, 1919, by John McCrae
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
THANK YOU to everyone who sends info and corrections for memorials I have entered. Time does not permit me to thank everyone for each individual contribution, but please know that they are appreciated!
In case I have missed anyone, THANK YOU to the PHOTO VOLUNTEERS who have fulfilled my requests--much appreciated!
MANY THANKS to those MEMBERS who have entered memorials for members of my family and who have had the kindness to transfer them to me--you're the BEST!
LEGAL NOTICE Regarding PHOTOS OF MEMORIALS: Increasingly cemeteries are banning the photo taking of memorials. This is against the law! The information on any memorial is PUBLIC information and you have the right to take a photo of it. Go to http://www.genealogyblog.com/?p=2089 for some legal explanations. (Courtesy of U.S. Veteran and Find A Grave Member Michael Wayne Hutchinson, profile # 46930992)
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|P.||RE: Photo request|
You won't intimidate me. I phoned Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo. who keeps the burial records for Mounds City National Cemetery, IL. They informed me that Captain Alexander Bielaski is not buried at Mound City National Cemetery and they have no knowledge that he is in an Unknown grave there.
By the way, Ancestry.com owns Findagrave.
Added by P. on Dec 12, 2013 10:32 AM
|Betty Miller||Catherine Grivetti|
Hi, I am hoping that you will delete this memorial and add Catherine's headstone photo to the memorial that I have posted. I tried to get it transferred before you had it, but to no avail. She is a relative and I have her linked to other family members. Thank you for all the work that you are doing for Find A Grave and all of us that can't visit these gravesites.
I do not use ancestry.com, and I am not suggesting using the IGI. However, the Vermont Vital records are on familysearch.com. Meaning the actual records. These are "town records" as returned to the state when the state required the towns to send all vital records to a central location, about a century ago. You can literally see the Vermont birth death or marriage record, as you would see it in the vital records division for the state. That is what town records mean for VT. You can't get much better records than that. Surely you can understand the probative value of such a record is more than satisfactory for this purpose. And thank you.
Added by CarolynA on Dec 09, 2013 7:11 PM
Do you want the website page for the POWNAL VT town records via familysearch.org? or do you want me to call the Pownal town clerk and getting book and page number of book and page of land records books. The former you can see for yourself. THe latter would take me weeks or months to find. By the way, Ann T has already verifed all this for you.
Added by CarolynA on Dec 09, 2013 6:04 PM
Captain Bielaski's sword and overcoat were returned to the Union General. Your claim is that Alexander Bielaski was buried in a mass grave(1861) and then 3 years later(1864) he was dug up, identified, using the Civil War Era of forensics, then reburied in an Unknown grave. You want me to believe that a Captain in the Union Army, who was friends with President Lincoln, was reburied at Mound City National Cemetery in a Unknown grave.
A soldier buried at Mound City National Cemetery who has an Unknown headstone, is buried that way because the people who are in charge of the burials do not know the identity of the soldier. Captain Bielaski is not on the interment list for Pulaski County, Illinois.
I will look in the cemetery book my next trip to Mounds City National Cemetery for Alexander Bielaski. And if you make a photo request for MCNC, with a plot location, I will be glad to take it for you.
Added by P. on Dec 08, 2013 11:07 PM
|P.||RE: Alexander Bielaski|
Here is a link to the book, "Union General John A McClernand and the Politics of Command," which is found on Amazon and Google Books. Page 69 states, Alexander Bielaski's body was never recovered and presumably buried in a mass grave. Which would explain why there is no government interment record for him on the Dept of Veterans website. There are no mass graves at Mounds City National Cemetery.
Added by P. on Dec 07, 2013 1:22 PM
|P.||RE: Alexander Bielaski|
I don't accept 2nd or 3rd hand information as documentation. Contact Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Mo, who oversees Mounds City National Cemetery.(314)845-8320 or Fax(314)845-8355 for interment information for this soldier. Then email the doc to me. Also, I did check the interment record for this soldier on Ancestry.com and found none.
I am not saying this soldier is not buried at Mound City National Cemetery in an Unknown grave because I do not know.
Added by P. on Dec 07, 2013 11:58 AM
I did some research on this soldier. And I did not find any "documentation" that Alexander Bielaski is buried at Mound City National Cemetery, Mound City, Illinois. Good luck to you on his headstone search.
Added by P. on Dec 07, 2013 10:32 AM
|Barbara Campbell||RE: Alexander Bielaski|
I was just doing research. I was looking for the Captain's Grandson, A. Bruce Bielaski. Questions entertain me. One question leads to another. Thank you so much for your time and energies in findagrave. Have Happy and safe holidays.
|P.||Mound City National Cemetery|
I will keep Alexander Bielaski written down in my notebook. And will look for the inscription on the Unknowns when I take photo requests there. Be difficult to locate without a plot location. Even if you could come up with the section he where he is buried, would help? My trips to MCNC are predicated on the weather. Was just there to take photos a few days ago. Today snow and sleet in Southern Illinois. In the mean time see if you can come up with more information on his grave, pls. By chance, I may walk by it sometime? May take a while to find it.
Added by P. on Dec 05, 2013 6:00 PM
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