Retired Federal Law Enforcement Officer with over 29 years of service. I am also the wife of a retired US Army soldier and the mother of a soldier who was injured in Iraq from an IED but was able to complete his tour of duty! SUPPORT THE TROOPS!!!! Honor them without complaining on memorials!
My memorials are lopsided as I manage a deceased cousin's contributions to Findagrave.
TRANSFERS: I follow Findagrave's guidelines of the 4-generation rule for transfers; aunts/uncles/cousins are not included in the transfer rule. Consider creating a virtual cemetery to keep your relatives together. If the individual in the 4-generation rule transfer request is related to me or my family members, then I will maintain the memorial(s).
DEATH CERTIFICATES are welcomed on my memorials as they are in the public domain and, although at times there are errors, they can provide a wealth of information. I add them so individual's who cannot afford ancestry.com have access to their relative(s) documents. It's my way of paying back.
Findagrave is again changing special flowers and modifying bios if they don't approve.
SUGGESTIONS: For those making suggestions, please research and provide the researched information for me to update. Additionally; 1: If someone has a duplicate memorial, courtesy is to ask that individual to delete it FIRST before asking Findagrave to get involved, and 2. When you receive an edit request please DO NOT update the information you received and then decline the edit you received - that is just NOT cool!
HEADSTONE PHOTO VOLUNTEERS-If you volunteer and post headstone photos, please take a photo of the COMPLETE marker and please take the time to ensure your photos are posted as right side UP (not sideways or upside down). I find more and more that some individuals crop the bottom of the markers off & some post photos sideways and blame their computer program - especially on military grave sites, which does an injustice to our veterans. You took the time to take the photo, then PLEASE take the time to crop & post the headstone photo correctly.
Please don't create additional IDs and claim photo requests because you have used your allotted photo claims or you fail to take the photo in a timely manner and then reclaim it under another one of your IDs (which is illegal by Findagrave rules). We know who you are and, should the need arise, you will be reported to the Administrators for abusing the system.
SSDI-Regarding the "Last Residence" in the SSDI: This is the last address of record, not necessarily where the individual died. Please do not ask me to list it as the place of death on memorial pages - to do so would only be a guess.
I work hard on Findagrave and have sponsored quite a few memorials. Please be a contributor and not just a person who adds names. It's great to see the people who do provide research.
Caleb J Todd You have Caleb J Todd's wife Charlotte listed as Charlotte Willoughby and her parents as John and Harriet Willoughby. Her mother, Harriet Adams was actually married to Edward Nichols first on 27 Sep 1828 in Dorchester, Maryland. She married John A Willoughby 12 Jan 1858 in Caroline, Maryland. In her will she listed her children, one being Charlotte C Todd wife of Caleb J Todd. See Caroline Co., Registery of Wills, vol 14, folio 276. Hope this is helpful. Carol
Transfers Hello Cuz, I was just going through some old messages (edits) and transferred a few memorials over to you. I haven't been active with any of this for quite some time now. Honestly, I haven't even figured out how to navigate smoothly through all the changes Ancestry's made over the past year or two. I doubt I'll be back on here regularly, anytime this year (work, kids, life, blah, blah, blah) ... so if you want me to transfer any other memorials to you, just shoot me the numbers. Good luck, and keep up the good work. Look forward to jumping back in someday, when I have more free time.
George Fritz Appreciate all the work you've done on the Fritz family. Maria Hoffman was the mother but I don't see George Fritz listed as a son on many of the write-ups you've done. Is this just a miss or do you think he isn't related? Thanks, Nancy
RE: John Rogers Easy to do, I once linked a woman to someone who had never been married and lived out west. The lady who found my mistake was very angry with me I changed it when she send me the mistake, she was going to report me to Find A Grave, when I check it out it was only one number different. My mother in law's mother was a Rogers she is also buried at Ridge Top Cemetery.