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Can I add an obituary to my interment listing?
You should not copy obituary notices from newspapers to an individual's memorial record unless you have permission from the newspaper to do so or you are the author of the obituary. Some obituaries that were published in 1922 or earlier are now in the public domain. In general, obituaries in newspapers are submitted by the family with assistance from the funeral home. If the obituary is added to the memorial record, it should list the newspaper and date the obit was printed for example "Published in the Hattiesburg American, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Internet Edition, April 11, 2007". Please do not include the names of living or surviving relatives in the biography, unless you have their permission. If you do not have permission to copy an obituary to a memorial, you may put a note stating the name of the newspaper and the date the obituary was published.
Please do NOT add photographs from obituary notices (unless you, personally took the photo), as they are protected by copyright law. Find A Grave reserves the right to remove obituary notices and photographs from memorial records. Similarly, you may NOT scan an obituary and add it as a photograph to a memorial record.
Obituaries for "famous" individuals are usually written by newspaper staff and can not be posted to Find A Grave as the newspaper company owns that copyright.
Please do not include website addresses that may be listed in the obituary as they usually expire within a year after the obituary is printed."
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[I will transfer memorials only if the request follows the Find A Grave policy [this is a direct quote, including the words and sentences in bold.]
First, Determine if you really need the memorial transferred to you for management. Transferring of management should only be requested 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.
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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 should 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.
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|Paula Via||13th Tennessee Cavalry|
Hi Roger, I am a researcher of Tennessee's Union soldiers. I was going through the soldiers that you have in your Virtual Cemetery for the 13th Tennessee Cavalry and I have the memorials on Find A Grave for about 50 more. If you are interested in adding these, please contact me directly.
Paula Via email@example.com
|deanna french||RE: Manhattan, Alvah Strong Civil War Veteran|
Thank you very much Roger. Alvah Strong was born in Benson, Vermont Jan. 12,1797. He was 61 years old when he enlisted, and was credited to his home town. He actually served as Private in Co. F.1st NE Infantry, from June 24th.1861 until March 21,1862. He does have a page on the Vermont C.W. site, but we don't have anything on him other than his birth, death and service. That is where his grave photo will go.If you have any detail on him, family, obituary, photo etc. we would be glad to post it on his page.If you browse the site you will see many soldiers have a lot listed, others not so much. We are always on the hunt for info on them.
|deanna french||Manhattan, Alvah Strong Civil War Veteran|
May I use the monument photo that you contributed to the Find A Grave Memorial of Alvah Strong, to post on the Vermont C.W. site? ( www.vermontcivilwar.org)
You will receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration.
|Julia Young||William H. Slimp|
Thanks for the bio, I have added it to his memorial.
For his bio (please):
Private Andrew T. Stout, Company G, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry, USA. Enlisted September 24, 1864 and mustered in September 1, 1865.
It seemed important to you so I put it on but it appears a duplicate of current bio:
CO G 13th TENN Vol Calvery 1861-65
Added by Wamplerg on Aug 09, 2016 3:39 PM
Info added to bio.
Added by MSL on Aug 09, 2016 12:20 PM
|Cheryl Hanson||Richard Cable|
Sorry about that. The bio has been added.
|Missing My Daddy 💔||Billy Joe Bowman #110540594|
I am working on getting Scalf Cemetery 100% complete. My Daddy is buried there so I visit the cemetery frequently.
I really don't know anyone else there but I often read the stones and wonder who they were. So here I am.
Anyway, I found Mr. Bowman's obit. and pic. online if you would like to add it to his memorial. Here is the link...... http://www.hathawaypercy.com/obituaries/Billy-Bowman/#!/Obituary Thank You so much and have a lovely day :) Cori Davis
|Jan Heller||Horace Albee|
There is no Horace Albee in Beaufort National Cemetery, according to the Veterans Gravesite Locator. (gravelocator dot cem dot va dot gov)There is a Henry Albee,
Find A Grave Memorial# 2946870.
Thank you! I just added the information to his bio. Cindy
Added by CindyS on Jul 11, 2016 4:27 PM
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