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For what it is worth, I want to thank all the selfless members who volunteer to honor and respect those who have passed before us. To sincerely thank them for the countless hours that they have contributed walking the cemeteries photographing, creating & or maintaining memorials, and sharing that information with the millions that would not be able to see it otherwise.|
A special sincere thanks to all the people that have transferred memorials of my family members to me. I want to wish everyone a very healthy and prosperous 2016
I find it such an honor to be able to join people that have been separated for so long, especially children that died at birth, or passed at a very young age, often separated by many miles and years. Even if just virtual connection it always gives me a special feeling knowing that others might not have to dig around to find they even existed in the first place.
Please remember that I always try to portray as accurate data as possible and that I am a volunteer doing this out of the kindness of my heart. I have joined thousands of individual graves with their loved ones that are not even related to me and do this in hopes that it helps others in the future, please remember this before jumping to harsh conclusions and that this is also a work in progress and we can all make mistakes or interpret documents differently.
I thought I might borrow what Jeff Gonyea on his Find a Grave profile:
"We don't "own" the memorials we manage - they are not ours. We may create them, we may update them, we may transfer them to others - we are but stewards. They are Find A Grave memorials of human beings, departed. They are not "friends" on a social media network website to be collected like baseball trading cards. And there's no prize for the one who dies with the most.
The reward (for me) comes from maintaining the most accurate and dignified memorials I can. What we record becomes history, and a record in someone else's family tree. We have a responsibility to do a good job of it. It's a privilege and honor."
Well put Jeff, and I just wish more of the people could soak these words of wisdom in.
*If you volunteer on this website and decide you no longer want to maintain memorials, please transfer your records to someone who has an active account and are willing to take over management of the memorials. I am one of many willing to take over records. This really will help reduce duplicates.
You can email email@example.com if you have someone who has accepted stewardship over the memorials you added. Please send in their member number with your email. Feel free to contact me should you wish that someone maintain the memorials you have created. Thanks!*
(Borrowed from another FAG Contributor)
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|Melanie Kunisch||Louisa Stelophene Town Grimwood|
I added bio information to Stella. You may like to look at it.
|Kathy Franks||Nancy Pitman|
Joseph, thanks for the information you sent to add to Nancy's memorial and catching my typo that I had her marrying on her death date. Nancy's daughter, Eva, was my great grandmother. Eva was the mother of my grandfather, Hugh Benton Cunningham. I was wondering where you fit in to the family.
|John Christeson||Boldng Stiles Cemeter|
I see you have a friend or relative buried in this
Could you give me directions to it or put me in contact with someone who can?
John J. Christeson
|Tombstone Shadow||Lucy Thomas|
Joseph, feel free to use my photos for your family tree. If you would like me to transfer any memorials to you, please don't hesitate to ask!
|Rose||Nora & Mid Drinkard# 8501067|
Thanks so much for posting the pictures of Mid and Nora. She was my Great Aunt and have some photos of her in later life, but none so early. Do have one from about 1918 but a big group photo and hard to make out. Are you closely related?
Added by Rose on Aug 09, 2016 10:22 AM
I believe I got all changes you sent incorporated including transferring Nancy to you. If not, let me know.
Added by Jimbo on Aug 08, 2016 3:28 PM
|Carol Tatum||Cora Simmons|
I just transferred management to you. I had also added links to her parents.
|SUE ANN NORRIS||Thomas Snodgrass|
What a wonderful tribute you have made for Thomas Snodgrass. He is very lucky to have someone who still cares so much for him. It was certainly my pleasure to help in any way.
|SUE ANN NORRIS||Thomas Snodgrass|
I have just transferred Thomas Snodgrass to you. I am not related, just take pictures to post on Find A Grave in hopes they will be useful to someone. Please feel free to use any picture I have posted. You may also add my name to your friends list.
|Carol Tatum||Cora Simmons again|
I forgot to ask if you know where Cora's parents are buried to I can link them from her memorial?
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