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|I add to Find a Grave for the purpose of genealogy - my own or, hopefully, to help someone else find a relative they are looking for - or find one they didn't know existed. |
Definition of "ANCESTOR" - One from whom a person is descended and who is usually more remote in the line of descent than a grandparent. As an example, my 3rd cousin 1x removed does not qualify as my ancestor. Family, yes - ancestor, no.
I've been researching my family off and on since 1980. So....not new at this.
Transfers - Most of the time (but not all of the time), I will transfer family outside the "guidelines" as long as they are not in my family lines or connected to my family. Just ask and tell me your relationship. Please be honest about it and, if possible, don't just say "he's my family" or "he's my ancestor". I'm nosey - I'll probably make an attempt to determine your connection - especially if you're vague.
I might not transfer if it looks like someone is a surname collector or a cemetery collector. I would rather real family have the pages if they ever want them. I will not do out-of-guidelines transfers to those contributors who will not do out-of-guidelines transfers.
When I first started adding memorials I added only relatives and a few others with a close association. In March 2009, I started adding non-family to the site. Please look at my virtual cemeteries to determine who is my family and who is not.
Let me know if you find any mistakes no matter how small they seem - but - please check and make sure you're right before asking me to make corrections.
I have found several of my headstone photos on other websites with no mention of the source or who the photographer was (me). While I don't get too bent out of shape over it, it has the potential of causing problems. So...With the exception of re-using or duplicating my photos on Find a Grave, you have my permission to copy any photos I have added (both headstone and family photos) for personal use or non-profit use on another website. I do ask and expect that you credit where you got them from: CB - Find a Grave Contributor (something to that effect). Hopefully, that will avoid any question as to who the original photographer was - or who copied from who.
If you do copy my photos to another website without giving credit, don't be surprised if you find yourself reported.
Almost all the headstone photos found on the memorials I have added were photographed by me. Several were added through photo request and several I used with permission from the photographers. These are not included in the above permission to use my photos. Please read the captions or who the contributor was before using photos from my pages.
Please check my photos for additional information in the captions - especially if the photo was added to a memorial I did not create.
Please be aware that the family links added to my non-family pages were determined by the limited resources on the internet (family trees, census records, marriage records, etc.) and sometimes nothing more than what seems to be the most likely relationships based on the names and ages of people interred together. I have done little (not zero) extensive research on families that weren't my own.
The quality of my headstone photos can be somewhat disappointing. I need a new camera. Too many of the monuments and stones appear to be either leaning, bowed or pinched on one side when they aren't really like that. Some of the lettering doesn't look as good as it does in real life. Haven't figured out my problem with that. You can read most of the markers in my photos by clicking on the photo to see the larger version.
If you copy information to your family tree as I have added it here, you might want to check back from time to time to see if I have made any corrections or added additional information.
|Messages left for CB (251)||[Leave Message]|
|Tom Saltsman||control of my ancestors|
CB--According to your own admission and I believe the rules of Find A Grave, aren't you required to turn over to me any of your relatives who are my ancestors?
Jefferson J. Saltsman is my great, grandfather and only an uncle to you.
|Larry C Marcum||Joshua Hadley me # 71865471|
I noticed that you created a memorial for Joshua Hadley. The correct cemetery should be Hadley Cemetery #1 on Brienz Valley Dr (I was by there today and saw the markers for several Hadleys (Hadlys), not Smith Hadley Cemetery in Brentwood. I believe it is a simple task for you to edit the cemetery.
Thanks – Larry Marcum
|Elizabeth Holton||Mark S. Cockrill and Cockrill Medal|
I am a teacher at the Academy at Old Cockrill, a public, non-traditional high school located in the 1939 Cockrill school building at 610 49th Avenue North, which was named after Mark S. Cockrill. I am working with several students on a project about the history of the school and we are looking for any photographs related to the school or the original building from 1888. We are also desperately hunting a photo of the Cockrill medal, an award created by Mark S. Cockrill that is still given annually by the Cockrill Elementary School. --oddly they do not have a picture of the medal.
Any help you can give us would be greatly appreciated!
|Antonia Demaris Collins||RE: Leo P. Lawrence|
CB: I thought I had a source, but I don't. I did find that his father was Charles Paris Lawrence, but that is from Family Trees also. So sorry to have sent you an unsourced change.
|Bama Grits||Geistman records|
I'd be happy to take on responsibility for the record of Christine Schunter Geistman # 73236252 and any other Schunter/Geistman/Weakley records you may have.
I am the granddaughter of Frances Geistman Weakley, daughter of Christine & Louis Geistman. She is buried in the Geistman plot as there was no room left to put her next to her husband Frank Weakley.
|LuAnne Jones Beckley||Micajah Stone|
My third great grandfather is Isaac Stone. Micajah Stone is Isaac's oldest son. Isaac's father is Thomas Stone. My second great grandfather is Patrick Henry Stone, Isaac's youngest son.
So how are you related to Micajah Stone?
Patrick Henry Stone was born in Tennessee but moved to Texas before the Civil War and eventually found his way west to Childress, Childress County, Texas.
|bioengineer||Dr. Barton Warren Hall (#35464141)|
A detailed biography, a photograph, and a document have been added for this interesting Confederate physician. Unfortunately, I have not
been able to determine the month and day of his death in 1875, nor his father's given name(s). Many thanks for the transfer and for the excellent gravestone photograph.
F. Terry Hambrecht, M.D.
Senior Technical Advisor to the
National Museum of Civil War Medicine
|bioengineer||Dr. Barton Warren Hall|
Will add a detailed biography for this Confederate physician within a week. Many thanks, F. Terry Hambrecht, M.D., Senior Technical Advisor to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine
|Greg Lepore||Narcissa Nance|
Thank you for all your hard work on findagrave. I am research a James P. Kendrick who is probably the same man as married Narcissa Nance. Do you have additional information, or a photo, of him? thanks,
|Gail K||Laura Wade|
Thank you for helping with the corrections on Mrs. Wade's memorial. I wonder how I could have managed the information so badly. Hope it's corrected now.
Added by Gail K on Mar 30, 2015 8:05 AM
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