|David McInturff (#47179039)|
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I was born and raised and work in northern Virginia. I'm a 66 year old Federal Government employee with 42 years of service. Almost ten years after its inception, I found this site quite by accident when a co-worker asked me to help him at lunch time take a photograph of a headstone that was overgrown with bushes. After that, I was hooked fulfilling photo requests, primarily at nearby Arlington National Cemetery.|
Then it occurred to me that this would be a great place (free (thus far)) to document my family tree for all to see, which would be based on the extensive genealogical research that my aunt has been doing for the past 15 to 20 years. This project of linking thousands of memorials is going to take a very long time (if it's at all possible) to complete due to several memorial creators, totally unrelated to my family, who will neither transfer ownership nor respond to SAC edits. That is not to say that all memorial creators are like that. Indeed, most are very gracious and totally responsive, and for that, I whole-heartedly thank them.
If I have a memorial for one of your relatives or even someone else whose memorial you're willing to maintain, I'll gladly transfer ownership upon request. Please make your transfer request via the edit tab on the memorial page, and then SAC. I don't understand the reasoning behind many members wanting to hold on to memorials of folks they have no relation to, genetic or otherwise, when there are people willing to maintain them. Findagrave's guidelines are just that, guidelines. The logic behind the beyond-the-two-generation and non-direct-line transfer request guideline from multiple members is specious at best; those requesters would be related and should be able to work out maintenance issues better than the unrelated memorial creator.
Regarding duplicate memorials, it's never my intention to create a duplicate on purpose. If you come across a duplicate I that have made, please submit an SAC on the Edit tab of the memorial page and let me know, and provide the number of the original memorial. Thank you.
You have my permission to use any of my photos, as long as you include attribution. (Please don't ask, just use them.)
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|Bernard Green||Lloyd P Green's Memorial 49192932|
Thank you for providing the photo to my cousins memorial.
|Sue Ann Harfst||Moultrie Patton|
Thank you so much! I was watching him on Northern Exposure Sunday, and went to look him up, and discovered there was no picture. The one you took is absolutely wonderful. Thank you for doing that.
|Janet Hickman||Bettie and Don Lenwell|
thank you for taking their picture to add to their memorial.
Thank you for the memorial transfer. It means a lot to me. Your profile expresses my sentiments exactly (re: memorial transfers). I wish other contributors were as understanding as you are.
|Donna Elliott||Frank Walter Kania|
Thanks so much for the transfer of my great uncle. I really appreciate it.
|Sonia Davis||Joseph F. Davis #13227526|
I would be honored if I could take over the management of my father-in-law, Joseph Franklin Davis. I did not realize that there was one already for him so I added his stone to yours. I would like to add his parents and siblings as well but will wait to hear from you first.
Thank you for the great photos of Francis Card's grave. I appreciate your time and effort!
Added by Kay on Oct 11, 2015 7:38 AM
|Kyler V. Schaub||Mabel L. Eastwood - 121176353|
Hello, my name is Kyler V. Schaub of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. I saw you made a memorial for my 3rd Aunt Mabel, thank you. Could you please transfer her to me? I'd like to work on developing her page.
|Russ Pickett||Carney Lee Dowlen|
Hey David, Thank you very much for the "great" photo of his headstone. I truly appreciate my friend. :-)
Thanks My Friend,
Russ Pickett Find A Grave # 46575736
( Army Veteran - Sergeant )
|Linda Cancilla||Read your Bio|
David, I read your bio after you photographed James Weston for me. I think I may have run into the same person who refuses to transfer memorials and refuses to make any changes. Is her first name Jan? I ended up writing to Findagrave and told them what was occurring with her and they transferred the gravesites over to me. I have noticed that there are many that are transferred out of her name by Findagrave.
So If you are having a problem, that is the easiest solution.
I would say the majority of people on Findagrave are very cooperative, but there are always the few that ruin it for everyone.
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