|Richard K Thompson (#46900770)|
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EDITS (especially if declined on my part) -|
The new Edit system allows for items to be 'Declined', but the list of required options to explain why isn't very good. If I have declined your edit request it may be because only part of it was not correct (per what info I have or have seen), but there isn't an option to accept part of an edit but decline another part. It is all or nothing. In those cases, the edit is usually declined.
If I have declined an edit I try and note the reason why - if you want more info as to why SAC me or send an email and I'll let you know the reasons.
Some of the edits for locations are for less specific locations than I've got on memorials, so those edits don't make much sense.
Names and dates often have variations, which I try to note on the memorial, so check that first before sending an edit.
Changing a middle name initial to a full name is a common edit request - those are tricky to resolve without a good reason for the change. Just seeing a name on Ancestry isn't always accurate. Point me via a SAC to a birth, death, marriage, war enlistment record with the full middle name spelled out and I'll be much more receptive to accepting a middle name edit request.
Very obvious edit requests are ok, but I prefer the standard SAC for more involved edits so that I can know the source for the change to be made.
rkt//Feb. 11, 2014
As of May 26, 2013, I am reserving the right not to make transfers of memorials to contributors who shield their identity by being "Anonymous" in their screen names, especially if their profile pages disable messages and email contact.
I believe that contributors and managers of memorials should be held to a high degree of responsibility to honor the deceased, and the use of "Anonymous" for a screen name, and disabling of email and message contacts concerns me greatly as to how memorials would be or are managed.
I started my own family genealogy research in Jan. 2007 using records compiled by my parents and grandparents to start with. I then discovered the Find A Grave website and found several pictures of headstones of relatives in Texas taken by a group of photo volunteers. To 'pay it forward' I registered as a photo volunteer in my area of Jefferson County, Iowa. I also make memorials where needed and put in as much family information as possible and relationship links to help others with their family research. The memorial guidelines on F/A/G keep changing day-by-day so past memorials don't always conform to 'new' guidelines.
My family lineage is: Thompson & Thomas (Texas and KY) and Kingdom/Woodworth (Ohio) primarily.
I will be glad to transfer most any memorials I have made for others (not my close family in Ohio, Missouri, Kentucky, and Texas, though) during the course of my local cemetery visits in the Jefferson County, Iowa area (or other cemeteries in other counties that are identified with my entries). Since discovering a branch of my own family (back 300 years, over a couple of siblings, and forward again 300 years) that settled in this area of SE Iowa in the late 1800's,I have been finding and linking and adding info for many of these family groups. I have access to local library and courthouse records to make the entries more informative if possible; but if someone is closer in relationship then I'll be glad to make transfers outside of the guidelines especially if additional information can be added. Feel free to ask!
I enjoy walking the cemeteries in response to a single photo request and then finding many additional family members that someone requesting the initial photo was unaware of. My record so far was finding over 50 family individuals in three cemeteries as a result of a single photo request made for this area! They are now each with memorials, links, often obituary information, and headstone photos.
It is good to know that these deceased families and individuals are now remembered.
I have also documented with memorials and, if possible, headstone photos, several entire small, rural cemeteries to keep them preserved for future generations.
I use the genealogy resources of the Jefferson County Genealogy Society at the Fairfield Public Library for much of my local "documentation" and sourcing; I also take advantage of the courthouse vital records and probate materials to examine first hand some of the materials that help me put on genealogy information and determine relationship links for my memorials, and to suggest corrections or updates to memorials made by other contributors where possible. Of course, there are online genealogy websites that I often use as well to confirm or not confirm some family information and relationships.
Note: I (and others) also contribute headstone photos to Iowa Gravestones Photo Project website for linking purposes from the IaGenWeb.org/Jefferson county genealogy website. My screenname on IGPP is "thompsonrb" (which provides an email link to me).
I strive to have my memorials as accurate as possible but errors or mis-information in my sources happens. If you see errors or corrections, I'm glad to make them. "Edit"/SAC is best, but direct emails or public messages are ok. If not by SAC try to provide the memorial number because just providing names doesn't alway ensure I know who you are wanting updated, especially in cases where there are fathers and sons with the same name. My Ouiji board is broken and I can't read minds.
I much prefer working with contributors who use their real names rather than initials or quirky screen names. I'm a bit old fashioned: in real life I address people by their given name, unless they use a 'regular' nickname. Getting or sending contacts to others who use only initials (gender non-specific) or quirky screen names is not how I was raised to address people, especially since memorials on FindAGrave are for people with real given names.
Being forced to send a SAC to another contributor as "Dear RubberDuckyLover" devalues the respect that I feel that the deceased deserve.
//Richard - /February 11, 2014 (profile updated)
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|Mary Ellen Lanigan||RAIN|
The drought is still going but we did get quite a it of rain in the last couple of weeks. We have a well and was worried about that not filling up. I do not waste water~~~It has finally greened up here in the Sacramento California Valley.
|Genie Lady||Josephine Schlarbaum|
Thanks for the additional information on Josephine. It has been added to her memorial page. I appreciate all the work you do for Hope Lutheran Cemetery.
|F. G. Joy||Frank Joy Edwards & Family|
Thanks so much, Richard, for getting this family in order. Keep up the wonderful work.
|barbara billings||RE: Minnie Smith photo request|
If you could get the obit. that would be wonderful , thank you for your time and effort barb.
|Sharon B.||Edward F. Oliver # 76476071|
Thank you for creating the Find A Grave Memorial and taking the photos of the gravesite for my second great-grandfather Edward F. Oliver. I look forward to adding to it. :)
Sharon B. (#47856058)
|Treva Poe||Schmitter 44705106|
Thank you for the very prompt response to my request for links.
|Sharon B.||Metzler Memorial# 76533473|
I think the article you found on David O. Metzler is great! I have 1-2 photos of him when older that I'm going to try to get up some time.
Sharon B. (#47856058)
|Sharon B.||RE: Oliver edits|
Hi Richard (dang, I think I wrote Robert in my past email...)
I don't recall how to send a private email on this system, but I just sent a message a different way and we'll see if you get it.
I'll take a look at it
Sharon B. (#47856058)
|Sharon B.||RE: Oliver family edits under review|
I'm so sorry, but I didn't keep track of exactly which edits I sent you. Would it be possible to just forward me the emails you received from me via FindAGrave?
This way you could then ignore the edits I sent unless I resubmitted them with sources you could evaluate. This would allow me to find out about source problems like the 1880 census in context.
Let me know if you need my email and I'll send it in a personal email. Thanks so much!
Sharon B. (#47856058)
|Libby||William Stuart McClellan|
Updates and links made. If there is anything else I can do please let me know.
Added by Libby on Jan 23, 2014 10:04 PM
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