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Charlie Morgan (#47142894)
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Bio Photo I do not adhere strictly to the FAQ suggestion (not a directive) that transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations (i.e., siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren). I will transfer management of any memorial to any member of the extended family of the person in a memorial upon request with pleasure, provided that such person is equally liberal in granting transfer requests.

Personally, I'd rather have a memorial managed by a member of the extended family who has significant motivation to maximize the content of the memorial due to the family relationship than continue managing it myself. The distance back in time or the degree of relationship to that ancestor is irrelevant to the question of a person's commitment to the memorial.

Please provide your relationship to the person in the memorial when making the request.

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This has been said about genealogy and I rather think that it applies with equal force to the volunteer work done here at Find A Grave:

Genealogy begins as an interest,
Becomes a hobby,
Continues as an avocation,
Takes over as an obsession,
And in its last stage,
Is an incurable disease.

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If you would like me to take cemetery pictures for you, please include the grave location - one way to learn a grave location is to phone the cemetery; if a cemetery with thousands or even tens of thousands of graves has 20 photo requests and I have only an hour or two to take photographs, I am likely to select first the requests that include the grave location. Also, if you want multiple photographs (e.g., husband and wife), list both/all of them; I feel that I more helpful the more pictures that I take, so I am likely to give priority to a pair of requests.

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If you would like to use one of my photos for your own personal purposes (e.g., to post on a profile on your family tree at Ancestry.com), feel free to do so, but please provide attribution (along the lines of "Originally contributed to the memorial for [name of person] on Find A Grave by Charlie Morgan").

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A note about the Transcriptions Field - it's very time consuming to complete. I concur completely with the following comment made by Stauffacher56 in a thread in one of the Forums here: "I think the transcription is about the marker and should include everything it says. If I omit something (usually due to readability issues, sometimes because living persons are mentioned) I'll mention the nature of the omission in the note field. Things like names and dates could be presented differently on the marker vs. the fields on the top of the page. Photos aren't viewable by everyone, sometimes they're not very clear, and sometimes there isn't a photo at all. The transcription fills those gaps."

By making a complete transcription of the inscription, we do a big favor to folks without eyesight who depend on electronic readers to speak the words of a website to them. Those readers cannot read photographs.

Regarding living people, I find it impossible to "know" who is living or not. The fact that there might be a name on a grave marker either without any dates or with a birth date but no death date could mean that the person is deceased but the marker has not been updated (or it could reflect the fact that the person is not deceased). We cannot know the status of such a person without access to the immediate family. Of course, a faithful transcription needs to include that information since it is right there on the marker under the photos tab.

The tougher question is whether it is appropriate to create a memorial for a person whose death information is absent from the grave marker. Find A Grave rules prohibit the creation of a memorial if, but only if, the person is living. In the absence of knowing, however, I find it reasonable to create the memorial since the grave marker does mark the grave of the person. That is particularly true since I have found many instances where the death information is absent from the marker but I know that the person is deceased. Of course, I will delete a memorial promptly when contacted by a member of the family advising that the person is living and requesting deletion.
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Annie
Mrs. John McBain
Charlie,
Wanted to give you some additional information about Mrs. John McBain that is buried in Willow Grove Cemetery. Her given name is Ellen Davis. She was born in England. I know her mother's name was Letitia but don't have her father's name. She married my ancestor John MacBain who at the time was living in Indiana. They were married on February 2, 1854 in New Brunswick, NJ. Witnesses to the marriage were her mother Mrs. Davis and a Miss Walker who was living in their household at the time. A Rev. Alfred Stubbs preformed the ceremony. John's age is listed as 25 and Ellen is listed as 22 at the time.
Unfortunately Ellen died on April 18th, 1854 and was buried on April 19 1854. I have no idea what she died from although I am still in the process of finding that out. Again, Alfred Stubbs did her funeral. If I find out anything else I will let you know. Thanks so much. Anne Maesaka
Added by Annie on Dec 03, 2016 11:53 AM
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Find A Grave contributor Charlie Morgan has made a suggestion to you regarding your Find A Grave memorial for Electa Clark.
Link to memorial: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=75302903
Link to contributor profile: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=mr&MRid=47142894
Email address of contributor: chasly@comcast.net

Their suggestion:
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This memorial is a duplicate of Find A Grave Memorial# 23843814 which was created in 2008. This memorial needs to be deleted.

My memorial has the named spelled correctly and uses the name on the headstone. I had no way of knowing if she had married.
Added by af on Nov 21, 2016 5:49 PM
NoraK
RE: FAG #101180082
Thanks Charlie. I will add the link.
Best Regards,
Nora
Added by NoraK on Oct 27, 2016 7:30 AM
NoraK
FAG #101180082
Hi Charlie,
Wanted to let you know the above individual, Captain Joseph Kinsman you entered at Western Cemetery, Cumberland County, Maine has a stone at Riverside Cemetery, Cape Elizabeth, Maine. I am pretty sure it is the same man, since his wife is Lucidna Jordan Kinsman. He has three sons also engraved on the stone. The names appear on the back side of the grave of Lucinda's parents (Rufus Jordan) Take a look and decide if you may want to delete the entry at Western Cemetery.

Thanks so much,
Nora K
Added by NoraK on Oct 26, 2016 6:44 PM
NoraK
RE: Timely Attention to Edits
Charlie,
We moved here because our daughter also lives in South Portland. It is a really beautiful area. The beaches and coastline are magnificent. I hope I am not overwhelming you with all the edits from Riverside. Like your quote in your profile,genealogy evolves from a hobby to a passion, and I have immersed myself. The Riverside Cemetery has so much rich history. Thanks for your reply.

Best Regards
Nora K
Added by NoraK on Oct 23, 2016 7:30 AM
NoraK
Timely Attention to Edits
Charlie,

You did a considerable amount of work at Riverside Cemetery in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland County, Maine. We recently relocated from New York to Maine, and Riverside Cemetery is very close to our new home. I want to thank you for your timely attention to the edits I have submitted to you. You do a wonderful and thorough job of including documentation about the person or persons. I appreciate your efforts. Thank You.

Regards,
Nora K
Added by NoraK on Oct 21, 2016 7:42 AM
Drew McKerlie
RE: Mckenzie family
Ok thanks, this is an odd part of a family where I think it might be related to mine but can't find the proof for it.
Added by Drew McKerlie on Sep 05, 2016 6:40 PM
Drew McKerlie
Mckenzie family
You added a bunch of memorials to the Shelburne area of NS and some have pictures and others a note about more info needed. Are those ones a headstone was not found but burial is within the cemetery? Thought id check before requesting photos.

Drew
Added by Drew McKerlie on Sep 05, 2016 10:55 AM
David C. Bradley
Find A Grave Memorial# 136949650
Hello, Charlie,

You certainly have the thanks and appreciation of many, including me, for the invaluable results of your work with Find A Grave.

...Concerning this memorial for John William Croes, I suppose it is not entirely impossible, but I find it rather implausible that he was born to my GGGGgrandmother Martha (Crane) Croes when she was 67 years old. John William was more likely the son of her son, Rev. John Croes, JUNIOR, and his wife Eleanor (Van Mater) Croes. There seems to be an error in the Christ Church burial records, or in the transcription of them. Are you in any position to tackle the chore of making appropriate corrections?

Appreciatively,


David
Added by David C. Bradley on Aug 29, 2016 10:01 AM
Nathan Haines
Fred Audleigh Fuller
You sent an edit wanting it changed from died 1970 to died May 1, 1970.
I had to look at that and make sure that was right and wonder why I only put 1970 and not the rest of it.
Fred did not die May 1, he died May 10.
There are two different entries in Ancestry.com's OR death index for Fred.
One says he was born about 1879 and died May 10, 1970.
The other entry does not say a year born, just died May 1, 1970.
Then, besides that, I have an Oregon death index on cd that I got some years ago. It only has one entry for Fred, that he died May 10th.
In "all the years" I have never in my life seen a state death index with so gosh dang many errors in it. It is almost "laughable" sometimes in places. Don't know why that happened? If careless people made the transcription of the state death index, or if the state index had so dang many errors in it for anyone to transcribe from or if it was hard to read the state index or what, I am not sure??
Anyway, Fred's funeral notice was in the newspaper May 12 and they just don't wait two weeks before they put a funeral notice into the newspaper.
Nathan
Added by Nathan Haines on Jun 21, 2016 3:46 PM
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