|Bio and Links|
First & foremost I don't own Find A Grave nor even work for them. I'm simply one of many UNPAID volunteers.|
But I am a website designer, online software installer, community admin/moderator, digital photographer, image editor & genealogist. I taught myself everything I know by reading help files & pushing buttons. I've crashed a few sites. But they've been my own & usually empty so the only one affected was me.
I can tell you from much experience this isn't the site for pushing buttons & seeing what happens. Indeed, people w/ no experience in record keeping, data entry, working w/ software & working w/ images really shouldn't mess w/ it. And if you have no interest in reading the FAQ's & guidelines you not only shouldn't register & add content, you also shouldn't suggest corrections.
This site is a grave location database that uses memorials rather then lists. The good thing is the "keyword" for the memorial is the deceased's name. So you can find them not only via FAG's internal search engine, but also an external search engine like Google. The bad thing is all the people mistaking this site for some place like Last-Memories.com.
These memorial pages are one web page - not a site. They don't hold much more info then a headstone does. The person's name, b & d dates & locations, a stone inscription if there is one, a note about the stone if there is one, a bio or obit (if you credit the source), cemetery info or otherwise (cremated, buried @ sea, etc.) & plot info if there is one & you know the info. You can link to parents & spouse(s). Once all this is done that's it.
On Thanksgiving Day someone contacted me about transferring their great-grandma to them. But great-grandma was done. This person brought up the family rule. And I brought up everything before the family rule. "You should only request management if you have extensive edits to make". And again - great grandma was done. It's not about who manages what. It's that the memorials are complete & correct.
The following has nothing to do w/ FAG & everything to do with me. I'm many things but a psychic isn't one of them. Please don't use the SAC feature to ask me questions I can't/won't answer.
Q - Where did you get your info?
A - I get my info from relatives/friends, trees, lists, DC's, obits & by physically visiting a cemetery. If I get info from a DC or obit I usually post the DC or obit right on the memorial. Otherwise I don't keep track of where I got my info so unless it's obvious, I don't remember.
Q - Are you related to this person?
A - I have a tree you're welcome to search & find out.
Q - How are you related to this person?
A - Unless it's obvious - I don't know. My tree has a feature that can figure it out but of course you have to pay for it & I don't.
Q - Do you have anymore info?
A - I have a tree, family site, family community & a Cherokee community. Any info I had or have been given is posted on one of these sites or directly on the memorial itself. All of these sites have search features. If you don't find the info then I don't have it.
Q - Did you take this pic?
A - As far as headstones go, unless there's a caption that says "pic courtesy so & so" then yes I did.
If you've got a complaint about one of the memorials or pics I've added go to FAG. If they agree there's a problem I'm sure they'll let me know. ;)
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