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Who would hold hostage - under the fictive pretense of copyright - the photo of a grave stone?
I have not changed my opinion on copyright, but for those of you who feel strongly about protecting your copyright...
Have you noticed that Ancestry is posting ALL of your copyright-protected photos on their profit-driven website?
Why isn't that a violation of your copyright?
The only valuable grave stone photo: Jimmy Hoffa
FINDAGRAVE PEEVES - MEMBERS WHO:
• Suggest that I add or remove a period after a middle initial.
• Create a memorial for a living person.
• Hide their email address and turn off messages - then argue about updates.
• Would rather cut off a finger than delete a duplicate memorial.
• Request a photo, when the memorial clearly states "NO HEADSTONE".
• Post 1 photo, which shows only 1/3 of the headstone.
• Don't understand the historical context of "maiden name".
• Think that copyright law requires you to post a blood-curdling threat against would-be violators.
• Create 175,000 memorials and then complain about "impatient" suggesters.
• Suggest a correction by creating a "correct" duplicate memorial.
VETERANS MEMORIAL CEMETERY
As of 15 Jun 2013, I have photographed every visible headstone in this cemetery - all have been posted.
That's over 6,700 headstones (Aug 2015).
With that many photographs, they can't all be "great".
If you would like me to take a more thoughtful photograph - better lighting, background, grass trimmed away, etc - feel free to ask.
I have researched every headstone up to and including Word War I. I have published two books, which list all of these burials and include selected biographical sketches and cross-reference lists:
The Muffled Drum (Civil War) 2013
The Ghostly Bugles (Indian Wars thru WWI) 2014
The Third Volley (WWII to 2013) Scheduled for 2016
MILITARY RANK ON FINDAGRAVE
For context, see the message I received on 8 Jan 2015, from an account holder who believes "military rank is meaningless", military service should "forgotten", and that you must die in a war to have rank applied to your memorial.
Following military customs and courtesies, men and women who died while in service should have their rank applied to their memorial page as a prefix.
Following military customs and courtesies, and federal law; men and women who RETIRED from the military are also authorized to "take their rank with them" after their service. Their rank should also be applied to their memorial page as a prefix.
RETIRED could mean a 20-30+ year career of honorable service, or it could mean a much shorter service period that ended in a medical retirement - eg, a Private who suffered a severe combat wound before serving even a year.
Of course, if the deceased veteran had expressed another preference, then it should be honored.
TO FINDAGRAVE: The drop-down choices for PREFIX need to be updated, corrected, and appended. There is "WO" and "CWO", but only one kind of Lieutenant? Only 2 kinds of SGT? Since when is CORP an appropriate abbreviation for Corporal? (should be CPL)
~| MEMORIES |~
Oft I remember those I have known
In other days, to whom my heart was lead
As by a magnet, and who are not dead,
But absent, and their memories overgrown.
With other thoughts and troubles of my own,
As graves with grasses are, and at their head
The stone with moss and lichens so o'er spread,
Nothing is legible but the name alone.
And is it so with them? After long years.
Do they remember me in the same way,
And is the memory pleasant as to me?
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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|Kitty Check||Transfer request|
Please transfer my brother's (Patrick Neilsen Find A Grave Memorial# 46566081) memorial to me.
Thanks so much,
|Kitty Check||Transfer request|
Please transfer my Father's (Kenneth Neilsen Find A Grave Memorial# 46566063) memorial to me. Thank you so much for the care you have given his memorial.
Thanks in advance, Kitty Check
|THStew||Skinner in Lakeside|
Thank you so much for all the photos.
Added by THStew on Sep 29, 2015 2:38 AM
|SLFergus||James P Clark Tombstone|
Thank you so much for the pictures of the James P Clark grave!
Added by SLFergus on Sep 26, 2015 11:02 AM
|JackiMex||Alice J Johnson|
Thanks for getting the photo for Alice's memorial, and thanks for your attitude toward photo copyrights.
Added by JackiMex on Sep 20, 2015 8:33 PM
|Diane Clark Smith||cleveland infant|
Thank you so much. Whose son do you think this baby was? Ir is hard to read. It could be George Henry and Nettie Adaline but it looks like ?H & NA
Cleveland. And then the date is somewhat smeared. Any suggestion would help.
|Trish Mathewson||RE: George Windsor #81114838|
Thanks so much for the information. I appreciate your follow up with it. Will enter it and see where it goes from there.
trish in california
|Ann Stockton Meyer||Robert Eugene Stockton|
Thanks so much for updating my uncle's memorial. I greatly appreciate it.
Ann Stockton Meyer
|jim gillis||photos at Pleasant Valley Cemetery|
Thank you for photographing the graves that I requested. Much appreciated.
|Janet Eiler||RE: Lucinda Nelson #7144654|
Thanks Salvarsan....I don't believe she is in King either. Her obit says services were held there but burial was in Farmington.
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