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I started doing genealogy in 1996, when my husband's family passed around old photos and other information at a family reunion. I have been hooked every since!|
I am not sure how I stumbled onto the Findagrave site, but when I saw what they were doing, I decided to start putting on-line the information that I have. Then I realized the potential of this site, by housing grave stones before cemeteries could be destroyed by moving or vandals, I started driving to area cemeteries and copying headstone information.
Instead of creating memorial pages, I am concentrating on getting the "121 Million" memorials linked together. Don't get me wrong, I still make memorial pages as well as photograph cemeteries, however, my main interest right now is getting families linked together.
Please do not duplicate memorials! It makes it difficult to link families together and/or complete cemeteries when there are duplications. First do a search of the whole website AND then if you know the cemetery, search the cemetery as well...Thank you for your consideration.
Please make note: It is NOT a "numbers" game to me, I do this to honor the deceased! I spend upwards of 10+ hours a day on the computer working on findagrave.com. It does not matter who has the memorial page, if I can add information, I send it to the creator, if it is a relative and I have a photo, I add it to the memorial page...what is important here is NOT that I have maintenance of a relative's memorial page, it is that someone cared enough to go out and photograph that memorial so that I and future generations can see the headstone!
Not to upset or belittle anyone, but I WILL ONLY MAKE PERMANENT TRANSFERS WITHIN THE GUIDELINES OF FINDAGRAVE.COM that being 4 GENERATIONS: Spouses, Parents, Brothers and Sisters, Children, Grand-children, Grandparents, and Great-grandparents. Please use the "EDIT" tab to ask for EACH transfer. PLEASE STATE YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO THE DECEASED and your member id#, without these, your request will be deleted.
For EXTENDED FAMILY MEMBERS or all other requests, I will gladly make additions, corrections or links. PLEASE USE the "EDIT" TAB on the upper right-hand corner of the memorial to send the information. This sends me a direct link to the memorial page required to make the changes. I delete all requests left on my "bio" page or sent to me in a e-mail. Don't forget to send the memorial numbers for links.
If you are seeking transfer to "have all my family together" ~ use the virtual cemetery button. Then all of the memorials will be in the same "cemetery", and you can look at them daily.
Because others feel the same as I do about their hard work, I have also been working with others on "Teamwork Temporary Transfers" - see information below.
Please DO NOT leave biographical information and obituaries in a virtual flower. This is against findagrave.com policy...and the flower will be reported as "abused". As stated, I do make corrections when asked, as well as as try to give credit where credit is due.
Thanks to all of you who have sent additional information for the memorials.
"Teamwork Temporary Transfers" - I have started working with a few people on a project we are calling "Teamwork Temporary Transfers"...If we have a great deal of changes to be made to a memorial page or quite a bit of information to add to a bio section. I will request a transfer of the memorial page, make the updates and return the memorial page to the original creator. This involves TRUST. I will only request one or two memorials at a time. If you doesn't get transferred back...do not issue anymore memorial pages to anyone…its that simple. "Fool me once, shame on you... fool me twice, shame on me!" Please, give it a try.
When you click on "Transfer Management" the instructions state: "This action is PERMANENT and can not be undone." This is misleading. The PERMANENT implies that it will be lost to you FOREVER. That is true only if it NEVER gets transferred back to your control. The other aspect of TEAMWORK TRANSFER is that the person who contributes the research can add their name in the bio or notes with an embedded link. Contributors who say they will add information that you send to them don't always credit their source. They don't want others taking credit for the photos they post, but they don't think twice about taking credit for other people's research and just pass it off as their own.
I have also joined Find a Grave Volunteers of Indiana.
I am also the County Keeper for Hancock County, Indiana.
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|Ellie Sparks||Isaac Whisenand|
Thank you for his obit. I have added it to Findagrave.
|Gina||Edna C Rasmussen|
Thsnks for her death date and place.
Added by Gina on Jun 28, 2015 8:54 PM
|Brian Irwin||RE: Saint George's Churchyard|
I've added that Ann Ward memorial now. Thanks for pointing this out and your help transcribing things!
|AradiaB||RE: Re: Dringhouses Cemetery|
Hi there. Sorry about the previous messages. The message posted before I finished. Yes if you could send it to me that would be wonderful. I think there's still glitches in the beta transcriptions at the moment
Added by AradiaB on Jun 26, 2015 3:13 PM
|Michelle Christensen||Spouse of Gladys M. Day|
Thank you for all your hard work linking families and maintaining so many memorials. You are truly amazing.
I think that there might be an error in the spouse of Gladys M. Day (b. Nov 22, 1904 and died Jul 9, 1930). I have records indicating that she married Estel Columbus Sherman.
I believe that William Irvin Day is actually her brother.
Here is a link to her marriage record. https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KDH9-8W7?treeref=K8ZD-BFK%3Bhttps%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Ftree%2F%23view%3Dancestor%26person%3DK8ZD-BFK
|Sandra Scott||Coffin Family Members, Indiana|
If I haven't asked you already, I wonder if I may have your permission to use your cemetery and/or grave site photos on my family website. Check it out at http://freienmuth-shortridge.com/ernst/buchheim-cemeteries.html. This is how I'd be using the photos and obituaries I find on Find A Grave, with 'used with permission' in the caption.
Thank You for saying that Wanting to link families together,
Added by lizzie on Jun 14, 2015 12:28 PM
|HRS||Dr. J.G. McPheeters (Rose Hill, Bloomington)|
The image of the McPheeters monument is not that of Dr. J.G. (Joseph Glass) McPheeters, which is the record it is linked to, but that of his eldest son (also named Joseph Glass) and his wife Amelia. Dr. McPheeters did not divorce Clara Dunn McPheeters and marry Amelia in 1873, so that information in his memorial is incorrect. It was his son who was married to Amelia and whose monument is pictured here. I would direct you to Charles Blanchard's "Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown: Historical and Biographical" pg. 580 for further clarification.
Added by HRS on Jun 05, 2015 3:41 PM
|Janice (Teel) Crites||RE: Re: C. Bradbury|
Thank you for making the correction in the location of his burial.
I have deleted my memorial as I said I would, when the correction was made.
I know we all want the info to be as correct as possible. It is great when we can all work together to accomplish this.
|ItsALLrelative||RE: Re: Leiters Ford IOOF Cemetery|
Thank you, I have resolved the ones you sent. I added pictures and some are duplicates.
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