|Calmly Searching (#47240541)|
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Find a Grave is a free site, and is an extremely useful tool for genealogy!!! This site is in our favor....meaning FAG is "for" us.
Ancestry also has all it's volunteers (which is what it's members are) doing all the research, etc. and ANCESTRY is getting paid for it. They do NOT release anything pertinent without you having to pay for it. Even the material we upload to ancestry.com, is no longer available to us if we are not paying members. If you receive "freely", give "freely".
I do not want ANY photos from my memorials to be used or uploaded to Ancestry.com!!! Even without water marks, the photo's are copyrighted the day they are uploaded to Find A Grave.
If you intend to use them for any reason other than personal, please contact me and allow me to decide if it is ok.
Also, I have noticed that many of my memorials are getting cluttered with a lot of duplicate photos of what I have already posted. I would appreciate it if you would not post additional photos unless mine are not legible. If you do post them, I would appreciate a notice on a sac for the memorial stating such and give me an opportunity to see it and if it is better than mine, perhaps I will delete mine.
The sad part of continuously adding more grave photos to memorials that already have a good clear photo is that when the loved ones find the memorials, there is no available uploads left for personal family photos.
If you are collecting surnames, don't bother asking for transfers. The memorials that I list are for "family", NOT to help aid in collecting your surname.
As much as I have wanted to "give freely", I am becoming plagued by people who seem to believe if they have the same last name as is on a memorial, that somehow they are "entitled" to demand a transfer. I see why find a grave made the "guidelines". I hope I will not have to adhere to them, too often. Remember, you attract more bees with honey, than vinegar.
When you want me to add links, additions, or corrections, including transfers, USE THE EDIT TAB on the memorial, tell me the relationship for who you are requesting, I will not make any more transfers without the info.
Remember, those of us who list these memorials are only human, sometimes we make mistakes, let us know, and we can correct them. Best to use the edit tab on your loved ones memorial. Never forget: We Are Volunteers. VOLUNTEERS. Our time and work are given freely.
I am of the belief that no one is truly gone, until they are forgotten.
So with all this said, I will continue to visit cemeteries and take photos of graves, and hope someday to find more of my family,and maybe some of yours. Until then I will remain.... Calmly Searching..........
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|Connie Clever||RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 55001655|
I had not received your email and find that I am unable to send one to you either. It's done.
|Vivian LAW ENGLAND||MORRISON grave photo|
thank you so much for taking the time to photograph the crypt marker for me for my son's great aunt, Beulah MORRISON. it meant a lot to him and also to me.
|RICHARD SMITH||SMILLIE FAMILY|
THANKS FOR THE PHOTOS
|Lori Edwards||Smith Family|
Thank you so much for the pictures. The family deeply appreciates your work.
|Lori Edwards||Lydia Smith|
Since I already linked family, if you don't mind adding photo to mine would be easier for me. You are so kind. Thank you.
|Lori Edwards||Gordon Smith|
Thank you for the picture. When I add Gordons' wife Lydia, do you want to add the picture to her memorial -- the one you took of the whole grave marker? Thank you !
|Ed Seela||Hazel Onstott|
Thanks for udating.
Added by Ed Seela on Nov 25, 2013 6:32 AM
|Mark Grafe||RE: J|
Please excuse me for posting my great-grandfather's memorial on the wrong message board. Thank you for the information.
|Debra Hennings||Re: Sidney Baker|
Thank you for updating your information on my Grandfather. I wanted again to thank you for all your work on this site. I agree with you that you should share and if you get freely, give freely. I belong to Ancestry, but I sure get tired of the cost. I have given out so much info freely at my own expense and I really do love to share.It usually is with the promise of returned information. Seems to never happen. If there is information you might think I have that you can use, please just ask and I will be more than happy to share. Thanks again for all your hard work. Debbie Hennings
|Andrew Pack||RE: Pearl Swales|
Thank you so much for taking the time to find her grave! I really appreciate that. I'm glad they will be able to complete her headstone now and add her date of death. The pictures are all so great! It looks like a beautiful cemetery.
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