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Mark E. Thomas (#47501294)
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RE: Info Additions that you Declined & your Turning me down for Maintenance Control also?
The only ones I see from you that I declined was the double name for Eliza Slocumb.. The reply I got from Find a Grave and sent to you, should have shown you that double surnames are not acceptable. I also turned down several corrections you sent to change Vaughn to Yaughan. Vaughn is the correct spelling of the name. Eliza Slocumb is my gt gt grandmother, Permilia Vaughn's half sister. Eliza's mother Elizabeth is my gt gt gt grandmother. I have documents with the last name on them spelled Vaughn.
Added by Silver on Jun 26, 2015 8:26 PM
RE: Info Additions that you Declined?
It appears that Pamela and I were right after all.
Added by Silver on Jun 25, 2015 6:49 AM
RE: Info Additions that you Declined?
I sent an inquiry to Find A Grave about multiple surnames and here is the contents of their answer.

multiple surnames

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Response Via Email (Camaris) 06/24/2015 04:59 PM
Hello Richard,

Thank you for contacting Find A Grave in regards to multiple last names.

When a person has more than one last name, we ask that only the last name on the headstone be the last name placed in the last name field. Then in the bio section place all of the lasts names in order, for example in Jane Smith marries John James and then Joseph Brown and Brown is the name on the stone, then the name on top of the headstone would read Jane Smith Brown and in the Bio section would look like Jane Smith James Brown.

If you need additional assistance, please feel free to reply to this message.



Added by Silver on Jun 24, 2015 3:23 PM
RE: Info Additions that you Declined?
I went to one of your added memorials for Ronald Duane Levy-Stevens and tried to search for him using your combined surname and also individual surname and nothing comes up on any of them. The one for Charlotte Bagby shows her surname so that is also the way the cemetery would registers her. I forgot about that one with the three last names. I tried to get the manager to change it to one name a long time ago. Find A Grave Memorial# 95052340. I also tried to search for her under each individual name but nothing comes up unless I enter the three names exactly as they are on the memorial with no hyphens. What are the chances a searcher would know the exact three names and the order to enter them in order to find the memorial? The Bio takes care of all the relationships showing past marriages and family.
Added by Silver on Jun 24, 2015 7:37 AM
RE: Info Additions that you Declined?
I have never seen a hyphenated entry of two surnames of Find a Grave. I wouldn't think the search engine would be able to recognize two names put together. Even so, if they search Nelson or Slocumb in this case, they would find links that connect her to both her husbands.
Added by Silver on Jun 23, 2015 7:06 PM
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Added by Pamela on Jun 16, 2015 2:21 AM
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What are your Find A Grave memorial naming conventions?

Last Name:
Last Name as you would find it on the tombstone, if the interred had more than one marriage or other possible spellings please place this information in the bio and use the family links.--Find A Grave
Added by Pamela on Jun 16, 2015 2:07 AM
Transfer Requests
Per Find A Grave:

How do I get a relative's memorial transferred to me?
First, Determine if you really need the memorial transferred to you for management. Only request transferring of management if you have extensive changes to make to a memorial. You can add photos and suggest corrections without having to request management. Simply having someone in your family tree is not grounds for a management transfer request. With hundreds of thousands of contributors, we have many overlapping family trees and it would be impossible for all contributors to manage their entire tree.

Second, Transfer requests will be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Third, If you have extensive additions/changes to make to a memorial, please contact the Find A Grave member who created the memorial via the "Suggest a Correction" link under the "Edit" tab on the memorial in question with your request to have the memorial management transferred to you. This will send an email request to the contributor, even if there is not an email address listed on their contributor page.

Fourth, Explain your relationship in the request! Any non-direct relatives (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc) are not required to be transferred. Keep in mind that the original contributor may also be related to the memorial and may not make the transfer. Bulk surname requests must not be made. Be advised that memorials listed as famous or maintained by Find A Grave will not be transferred.

Fifth, The "Suggest a correction" feature may also be used to submit corrections, an original biography, and family links to memorials that do not fall under the above definition. (Be sure to include the memorial ID#s for the family links and how they are related, father, mother or spouse. The original contributor will make any corrections and add any additional information you have for that memorial, such as links to parents and spouses, provided the information is accurate.

Sixth, Please note that it is not appropriate to request a transfer and then, after receiving the transfer, delete that page and substitute it with a new memorial that you have created. This practice denies credit to the original contributor. Please use the original memorial page to make updates and add information.
Added by Pamela on Jun 14, 2015 6:02 PM
Per Find A Grave instructions for adding memorials:

Memorial Naming Conventions: Non-famous Memorials
If a hyphen or an apostrophe is part of the name, use the punctuation.
Use a period after names where only an initial is known. If the full name is known, use the full name and not the initial.
Do not use any other punctuation within any Name Field.
Do not use Full capitalization (ALL-CAPS) of names in any Name Field.
Suffixes and Prefixes do not belong in any Name Field.

First Name
First name of the deceased. Put the entire first name (if known), even if the grave marker is only an initial. Do not include titles or other prefixes in the First Name field.

Middle Name
Middle name of deceased. Put the entire middle name (if known), even if the grave marker is only an initial.

A familiar name of the deceased, if known; the nickname is automatically placed in quotes. A nickname is different from the real name (first or middle).

Maiden Name
Maiden name of a married individual, if known (otherwise leave blank); the maiden name is automatically italicized and is only used if the individual was married and took the spouse's last name as their new last name. If the deceased was never married, then the last name is placed in the "Last Name" field, NOT in the "Maiden Name" field.

Last Name
Last Name as you would find it on the tombstone, if the interred had more than one marriage or other possible spellings please place this information in the bio and use the family links. Do not include honorary or other suffixes in the Last Name field.

Added by Pamela on Jun 12, 2015 10:03 PM
Elizabeth Wells
Hello, Yesterday I corrected Elizabeth Wells name, due to this message that was on her Find A Grave Page.
Elizabeth Galbraitha

She married first Enoch Rector Whillock Oct 3, 1833 in Tennessee.
She married George W Wells Dec 27, 1874 in Dallas County, Missouri.

Daughter of Aeneas & Mary Coldwell Galbraith

So her Maiden Name will be in the Maiden name box as Galbraith. Then her 1st Marrage Surname will be Whillock, and her 2nd Marrage Surname will be Wells. Both of those will be in the Last name Box as WhillockWells.

From Mark Edwin Thomas.

Find A Grave is a burial website. Volunteers go to cemeteries and compile information from headstones. It is the information from the headstone that goes in to the database. Her headstone reads Elizabeth Wells. This was her legal name when she passed away.

However, it appears Elizabeth could use a new headstone. If you wish to purchase a new headstone for her with the name Elizabeth Gailbraith Whillock-Wells, then I can add her name to the database in that way.
Added by Pamela on Jun 12, 2015 1:55 PM
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