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I will no longer make family links to memorials that are "burial unknown", especially if there is no birth or death dates. This is "Find A Grave", not "Free Family Tree Game". You did not find a grave, you typed a name in with no idea where the final resting place is for that person. I consider such memorials invalid and contrary to the purpose of Find A Grave, so I will not link to them.|
When I started on FindaGrave, I wanted to help provide original information on burials that was difficult to find elsewhere. I reasoned that an accurate account of headstone, cemetery records, and information related to the burials would enhance people's genealogical research, helping to add new information or confirm that which they had already gleaned elsewhere.
However, a great number of people have decided it is a resource better suited to making a free family tree where they can replace what can be found at the gravesite with information from other sources (with any mistakes that it may contain). If some family tree hints they are buried in some cemetery, why bother checking? Just plop the memorial there. Don't know the cemetery at all? Just plop them in one you think is close by or leave it as "burial unknown", maybe somebody will go through the trouble of contacting you after they put in the hard work to actually find the grave in another cemetery. Either way, you still get to claim the find as yours because you "found" it first.
Because of these things, I am much less active on FindaGrave. The effort and expense to physically locate and accurately record graves just isn't worth it if the reality of the website being more like "Their-Grave-Could-Be-There.com" is good enough for most members.
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|Kathy Rose||Dunkin Cemetery|
Thank you! for getting the pictures for me from the old Dunkin Cemetery. This really means a lot.
|Susan Aduddell||Thomas M Lear|
I'll also try to get the incorrect child disconnect from his memorial
|Susan Aduddell||Thomas M Lear|
Thanks for putting his memorial back to only what is on the stone. After more research of probate and wills, I think Martha was his aunt, not his mom, so it is good that you declined that edit. If I ever find absolute proof that his father is John More Lear (buried in the same cemetery), I will send an edit including the proof. Thanks for your quick response.
|Mary Clarkson Turek||RE: Nettie McCrorey birth dates|
Thank you so much for the added info for Nettie Ellen Couch McCrorey #114007262. Always glad to get new info. I am not related to Nettie but I help out the Shelby County Historical Society with adding information either from newspapers or death certificates. If at anytime I have a memorial that maybe of your family please let me know and I will transfer them to you. It is great when we can all work together for future generations to learn about their families. Thank you so much for all you do for FindAGrave! It is very much appreciate by so many.
|Deb Anderson||Lake headstone|
Thank you so much for the picture of Lewis Lake's headstone. I really appreciate it.
Thanks a lot
I have an ancestor William Henry HARRISON (and wife Bina HITT)who is buried in Greenwood Cemetery Taylor Marion MO-which I am know as Palmyra). I have other ancestors buried there but he is not listed. Would I contact the Cemetery and if so, do you have an address? Thanks so much for all your help. Donna
Added by D on Jul 02, 2016 4:41 PM
|Gary L. Maize||Lucy Paugh - Terill Cemetery|
Quentin, Lucy may be Louisa Jane Orton, wife of Alonzo. Born 1855. Have no deathdate now.
Have not found her name on any listing I have.
George could be their child??
|Tree Leaf||RE: Sorry for the delays|
No problem whatsoever. You've always been great to 'work with' on the pages.
Sorry for all that you and your family are going through.
Will check through past sent edits next week.
Have a wonderful weekend.
|janicet||Photo of stone of Lacy Morris #77872450|
Hello - I have been informed that the photo of the stone you uploaded to Lacy Morris #77872450 is actually the stone of his wife. Specifically she wrote:
"This is the stone of his first wife wife, Sarah. I've seen this broken stone & read/transcribed it. It is not Lacy's. If you look really close at the top it says, 'wife of'. Her name, Sarah, is broken off but should have been photographed because its close to this part of the stone. "
That first wife Sarah is at this memorial #77871811 Could you please delete the photo from Lacy and add it to Sarah? And, evidently I have Lacy in the wrong place but I didn't want to delete this duplicate memorial without saving your headstone photo of Sarah. Thank you
Added by janicet on Mar 12, 2016 8:03 AM
Hi there! You were nice enough to set up a memorial for one of my great grandmothers, Kate Robinson Patterson, #86686054, and even added a pic. Can't thank you enough.
Recently I started doing serious work on the women in my family tree. And just recently I was able to crack Kate's code! Thus, I would like to make a couple changes and additions to her Find A Grave page.
First and foremost, I would like to update her maiden name to Robertson instead of Robinson. Robinson is the name I found in not only my family bible with her husband William, it's also in the Fleming Family Genealogy - her husband William Patterson's mother's family - her inlaws.
I suspect that the translation of her name occurred because that is what the family actual thought her last name was - not a big leap from one to the other! Possibly that is what is also in the cemetery records. When she died, her brothers and other family had moved on already so no one was there to correct William if he spelled it one way instead of the other. And the children were young when she died so they all took William's word, and thus recorded that name in the bible. But the census records as well as the marriage records indicate Robertson is the correct spelling. I would like to have both names noted in the information section for those looking for her in the future.
Additionally, Kate is found most often in the official records under her full name of Catherine instead of Kate. I also discovered that Catherine is actually the middle name - she was named Pamela (like me!) but never used that name as she grew. So, officially, her name is Pamela Catherine 'Kate' Robertson Patterson.
And I'd like to give her a birth date. Based on the consistent census responses and her headstone, she was born in Kentucky in 1843. When she died in 1880, it was one month after the census was taken where she stated she was 37, which jives with all but one of the other census dates (only one gave 1844). If the missing 'months' on her stone is a number of 10 or 11, that easily places her birth in 1843 yet she could still be 36 years old and on the cusp of her birthday when she did the census and then died, easily accounting for the 37 on the census and 36 + something on the headstone.
Thank you again for taking the time to photograph the stones and post them with the information you have gathered. I know how much time that takes - I've uploaded a good share of photos of stones here mself - and it is invaluable to genealogists like me! Thank you thank you!
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