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Mausoleum Houseguest (#47377196)
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I do this for those interested in genealogy.

I thought it a sad day, March 18, 2014 when a Cemetery (Pennsylvania) said I had to have a notarized letter from the families to take photos of tombstones.

It is a far worse day when I read the Find A Grave Complaints and people are so worried about 'privacy'. I deleted 410 memorials and transferred ten to others. This chunk of history is lost forever.

I will restore some of the memorials that I have taken down, only if a family member's request.

This privacy nonsense is bull crap.

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Michael Hague
Hague transfers
Thank you for the Hague transfers at Sandy Hill Cemetery Fayette Co. Pennsylvania... Michael
Added by Michael Hague on Jul 19, 2014 7:10 PM
Mona Anderson
I read the message between you and "Heaven's Gate" about not being allowed to take photos. Cemeteries (unless on private property) are PUBLIC. Other posters have said to call the police and report it.
Added by Mona Anderson on Jul 12, 2014 6:04 AM
Heaven's Gate
RE: photos
I think it is most unfortunate that there are people who feel that pictures should not be taken. I feel it is better to acknowledge someone than to allow them to have left this earth with no one caring. It is through this site "Find A Grave" that many of us can find our ancestors, descendants, etc. What a pity.
Added by Heaven's Gate on Jul 08, 2014 12:53 PM
Sheila Duplaga
RE: Corrections
Thanks for the updates. I read your info about not adding pictures. That is too bad, the pictures are a nice addition. I have family at Lafayette and have not yet added pictures.
Added by Sheila Duplaga on Jun 26, 2014 1:22 PM
Really ????

It was a very sad day Tuesday (March 18, 2014) when a local cemetery(Pennsylvania)told me it was an invasion of privacy for me to take photographs of tombstones. I would have to have a notarized letter from the family before taking any more photos at this cemetery. I took down 182 photos off of Find A Grave.

How in the world can taking pictures @ a cemetery be considered "an invasion of privacy" ??? If that is the case,then Id love to know just who it is that pays the taxes, pays the employees for the maintenance etc...

We to was told pretty much the same thing out here in South Dakota but in our case,we was told the cemetery itself was private property etc.

After a little bit of investigating & a lot of phone calls later....we the tax payers "own" the cemetery.Granted,there are "private family"
cemetery's that would prefer NOT to have their loved one's stones on this site & so yes,I respect that but in my humble little opinion,this place that told you the above was way out of line...Geesh !!!


BTW : Was this by any chance a Amish cemetery ?
Added by Beth.Bailey on Jun 25, 2014 8:34 PM
OK, I now realize that Stephen Arkwright is also buried in West Virginia, so am deleting my memorial for him in Oak Grove Cemetery. They are buried in East Oak Grove Cemetery of Morgantown. Ouch, my mistake!!
Added by Cashie on Jun 12, 2014 8:28 PM
Bernard Johnson
May I ask what cemetery gave you trouble claiming our privacy?
Added by Bernard Johnson on Jun 11, 2014 10:30 PM
Mary Ann
Roscoe Jack Johnson Jr's Photo request
I read your biography on Roscoe. How sad that he was homeless. I looked up his pertinent information on the national gravesite locator and I submitted several edits for him based on the information registered on this there. I will try to get a photo but don't know if I'll be successful. Several markers in that section are installed, several are not. I don't know if his permanent marker has been installed or not. Also, I try to take close up and distant photos and don't know if I can the distant photos but I will try. This section has new burials and could be muddy.
Added by Mary Ann on Feb 05, 2014 1:47 PM
Thank you
Thanks so much for dropping by Abbie's memorial, what a lovely gesture <3
Added by TRICH on Feb 05, 2014 12:41 PM
Doris Franks Nader and Robert Lee Nader, Sr.
I just happened to notice that you left virtual flowers on these memorials and wondered if you were a relative?
Added by frogstar on Feb 05, 2014 12:14 PM
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