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CABrown (#47000639)
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Bio Photo PFC James Rexford (Rex) Scowden KIA WW I buried in France, also has stone in Rose Hill Cemetery, McKean County, Pa

Corp. Steven John Skinner KIA WW I, buried in France
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People that think I should read the FAG guidelines, might want to try it themselves.

How do I enter all married names for a woman's memorial when she was married more than once?

The 'last name' is the name that is on the headstone. INCLUDE OTHER MARRIED NAMES AS PART OF THE BIOGRAPHY SECTION. The 'maiden name' is only for her maiden name.

(If she was married more than once, they just link her to her other husbands, people will see it)
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I'd like to suggest that if you're doing a photo request, and there is no stone for that person, then take a photo of where it should be. I do that because I feel that way they can see there is no marker and maybe have a better feeling having a photo of the location, with other markers on each side for location.

Also if I find a woman that was buried as Mrs.____ don't hassle me over that. It's bad enough that they didn't even use her first name, now some people want to do the same thing with her memorial. If you know her first name, tell me, don't just think I should list her the same as her husband.

When I first found Find A Grave, I was excited and happy to be able to add to it. But sadly it's not that way anymore. I can fully understand the feelings off some of the contributors that have become unactive. When I added memorials, I fully thought family would turn up, want them and fix anything they considered an error. But that's not so either. With the automatic edits, in 21 days, they apparently are made whether you ignored or declined them. There doesn't seem to be much control over your memorials anymore. Just because someone disagrees with the way I've added them, not even family, they can be changed. We are all different individuals, so I can't see why other people, if they're NOT family, should be allowed to change yours. I thought difference of opinion was a way of life, not your right, so I'm wrong. Memorials shouldn't be changed just because someone else thinks they should. I thought the important thing was they were on there for family to find.

Also, I'm tired of people whining because someone might not transfer a memorial. "It's all about the numbers." I'm not sure I understand what you're talking about. The number I added doesn't change, just the number I manage. So if I was in it for the numbers, I'd still be okay. Quit whining.

I do disagree with F.A.G. on obits and survivors (so they'll probably remove this). Obits are a wealth of information. I have been able to track and link families with the info that was in the obit. If survivors were worried about it, they wouldn't have their name put on tombstones along with their spouse.

As far as transfers, I don't necessarily stick to the FAG guidelines as far as relation. If you're a relative, I don't mind transferring (that's why they're on there) BUT it does depend on how you ask/tell me!

I also don't agree with the chalking ban. If a tombstone is so bad that the only way you can read it is to use chalk, that should be a good thing. At least for awhile, people will know who it is. If the picture is added to F.A.G., it'll be there for a long time.
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Tina
Re Floyd Smith
Thank you for transferring Floyd Smith's memorial to me. Much appreciated!
Added by Tina on Aug 02, 2015 8:59 AM
Anna
RE: Hugh Palmer Bedient
Forgot to add: "Credit" isn't important to me. Nice to get if I've contributed substantially, but it isn't what this site is about. I just enjoy working on memorials that have some significance to me. Your bio is much in tune with my philosophy.
Added by Anna on Aug 02, 2015 7:23 AM
Anna
RE: Hugh Palmer Bedient
Hi CAB
I'm sorry it came off that way. I will have to rethink that phrasing. Thing is, I'm an endless tweaked/polisher and I find it easier to write if I have the memorial. Some people don't want to lose the memorial permanently and I don't need to keep them so if someone wants it back, I'm happy to accommodate that.

I've got a long list of the baseball players who were killed in WW2 to,work through. I'll just send along the info when I get to him. Meanwhile, please accept my apology, no offense was intended.

Best wishes ( truly),
Anna Richter
Added by Anna on Aug 02, 2015 7:09 AM
Angel
Sherwood grave @ Kanesholm
Imagine my surprise when checking my tree on Ancestry, and one of the hints was find a grave!
Thank you so much for posting the Sherwood headstone in the Kanesholm Cemetary on Find A Grave! Loretta and Frank Sherwood are my grandparents. I only get back to Kane about once every 5 years and I always make a special trip to visit them when I'm there. Again thank you so much for doing this. DL Bostaph
Added by Angel on Aug 01, 2015 6:11 PM
glenda (contributor #47305349)
Photo request
Hi, I know you work on McKean cemetery and I know it is hard to find people because of its size and no comprehensive index. I have just submitted two requests and hope you might be able to fulfill them the next time you are there. I have section/lot/grave posted on the two memorials. They are for Harry (149995493) and Marguerite (149928193) Johnson. THANKS!
Added by glenda (contributor #4730... on Jul 30, 2015 10:19 AM
LSmith
memorial 86694409
Hi. Place of burial is now accurate. Thanks.
Added by LSmith on Jul 27, 2015 3:46 PM
PATTY McFERREN-BLANTON & JR BLANTON
Mary Agnes Guth Weber
THANK YOU for the great photos for Mary Weber. We know her family will be thrilled to see them!

CHEERS!
PATTYB&JR
Added by PATTY McFERREN-BLANTON & ... on Jul 27, 2015 3:10 PM
Ward Clemence White
RE: Sunnyside Cemetery
Thanks to you, I found David and Bethany(a) in the Panama Union Cemetery under a variation spelling.
Added by Ward Clemence White on Jul 27, 2015 2:16 PM
Michael Cannon
Your Bio
After I sent that last message, I decided to look over your bio. I completely agree with you. I think some folks do take some things more personally than they should and I don't agree with some of the guidelines. Congratulations for speaking up.

Mike
Added by Michael Cannon on Jul 26, 2015 9:33 AM
Michael Cannon
RE: Nancy Sharrar
My pleasure.
Added by Michael Cannon on Jul 26, 2015 9:29 AM
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