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GerbLady (#46637511)
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Bio Photo NOTE: Contrary to messages being left, valid in-guideline transfer requests submitted via the proper protocol (using the EDIT tab, not messages left here or via emails) with relationship identified and that fall within the FAQs are processed within the 30 day window. Other than the thank-yous, none of the members who have posted their rants, requests and pleas here regarding transfers have followed the FAQs.

Having been a beta tester for the new EDIT system, have nothing but praise for this new feature! Can get through updates in minutes what used to take hours. This new edit feature is also proving to be a huge leap in getting the name fields clean up per the naming conventions found in the FAQs (these are not optional or subject to interpretation):

Memorial Naming Conventions:

If a hyphen or an apostrophe is part of the name, use the punctuation.

A period should be used after names where only an initial is known. If the full name is known, use the full name and not the initial.

No other punctuation should be used within any Name Field.

Full capitalization (ALL-CAPS) of names should not be used 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.

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

Nickname - Nickname of deceased, if known; the nickname is automatically placed in quotes.

Maiden Name - Maiden name of a married individual, if known (otherwise leave blank); the maiden name is automatically italicized and should only be used if the individual was married and took the spouse's surname as their new surname. If the deceased was never married, then the surname should be 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.

Any photos I've added to this site are open for anyone to use, no permission or credit needed.

I strictly adhere to the Find A Grave guidelines regarding transfers. No exceptions. Requests made outside of the guidelines, or do not state relationship, are no longer being acknowledged. Virtual cemeteries are the way to "gather" your ancestors together.

Copy-and-paste census, military and other data is not a "bio". Please don't send these type of bios because they will not be added.

Finally, I will NOT add a link to a burial unknown memorial. This site is named Find a GRAVE for a reason. Not a difficult concept.
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Donald Leaman
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Please add father as Harry Leaman, Find A Grave Memorial# 56882668

Added by Donald Leaman on Jul 25, 2014 12:00 PM
Elizabeth Barrie
Thank YOU
I just wish to thank you for this site. I have been unable to get any info on my sweetheart's grave. In 2011 I was able to find him in FL and finally get some closure, since when he passed I lived in Canada and he passed in FL. If there were someway I could get a picture of him, military etc. I would carry it with me until I am with him. All I have of him is a very blurry picture. We were to be married 2 months after he passed. Thank you Colleen Elizabeth Barrie
Added by Elizabeth Barrie on Jul 25, 2014 11:53 AM
RE: Flowers
Thank you, I'm a newbie' still learning. :)
Added by mcc on Jul 23, 2014 7:50 PM
Lela Parris Koch
Sarah Bridgewater Taylor
The marriage record says Bridgewater just as plain as day. Therefore I think it is safe to say her maiden name was Sarah Bridgewater Taylor.

Respectfully yours,
Added by Lela Parris Koch on Jul 23, 2014 4:30 PM
Thanks for the clarification. It's a shame that findagrave does not offer Mr. as a title in those circumstances. Maybe I'll have to elevate them to the position of "Sir".... (just kidding) Thanks again! liz
Added by liz on Jul 23, 2014 2:18 PM
GerbLady, I appreciate your desire to clean up name fields "per the naming conventions found in the FAQs (these are not optional or subject to interpretation)". I understand naming "conventions" to be guidelines, or a suggested way of doing something... I do not see where findagrave says your use of MALE vs. MR. is the mandatory directive nor even a suggestion, unless I have inadvertently overlooked this. In many cases, an individual is listed as MR. in the burial register, which denotes an older individual. MALE suggests an arbitrary age and could be an infant. In situations where "MR." is indicated, I think that is a preferred alternative, as often no age is given. At this time, I wanted to inform you that I respectfully choose to ignore your edits based on this logic, but will continue to consider each suggestion judiciously. Thanks for all you do! liz
Added by liz on Jul 23, 2014 1:24 PM
Anne Shurtleff Stevens
Mr Able
I am not understanding why you want me to change him to "ma Able"?
Added by Anne Shurtleff Stevens on Jul 23, 2014 1:22 PM
Judy Bunasky
Peter Luke Haluschak
I added on the edit tab the mother and father memorial numbers for Peter if you could add please. This is my husband's uncle on his mother's side and we are working on his family tree. Peter never married. If you could also add that he was born in Cleveland Ohio I would appreciate it. Thanks for all your good work.

Judy Bunasky
Franklin Tn
Added by Judy Bunasky on Jul 23, 2014 8:43 AM
Robert G. Flade
Thank you
For adding my father's grave (Edward J. Flade, Jr. #51740195). We have added a few things. But it was nice that you started the page.

Thank you again! God bless.
Added by Robert G. Flade on Jul 21, 2014 8:50 PM
Oliver Leo Butner, Jr.
Thank you so much for the quick edit. Leo was my boss and a great man. He was loyal to a fault. He and his wife, "Mig", were wonderful people.
Added by Jennie on Jul 21, 2014 5:04 PM
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