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Richard Parker (#47021994)
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Bio Photo Transfers under the following guideline. I've learned a long time ago you can't please everyone and I'm not going to try. For you who like to break the rules, don't waste your or mine time. If your request is outside my guidelines, I will ignore and delate your request.


Generation 1: your family -- Husband - wife - your children - son-in laws - daughter-in-laws - grandchildren.

Generation 2: your and spouse parents -- Father - Mother - aunts - uncles - 1st cousins - wives and hubands of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Generation 3: Grandparents - their siblings and their children -- huband and wife of siblings and children.

Generation 4: Great Gradparents - their siblings and their children - huband and wife of siblings and children.

NO transfers beyond the great-grandparents and NO transfers of Revolution Soliders or Civil War Soliders or Sailors.

This is a MUST!!! You have to tell me your RELATIONSHIP to the person you want transfered and PROVE if I shoud ask FOR proof. No transfer.

Don't waste my time with: I went school with...I do research for another person would you consider transfering...they were neighbors to my grandparents...I work with this person...they were my neighbors when I was a kid...just this once would consider breaking the rules...ect. ect. ect. If you are not related, forget it. My transfers go to family members who fall within the guide lines.

For you who think there should be no rules and should transfer every request that comes down the pipe, take it up with Find A Grave. They're the ones who set the rules. How many of you knows that a contributor does not have to do corrections or transfers. How many of you knows that Find A Grave have a Right to Privacy Act?

All a contributor has to do is to invoke this privacy act and the contributor will no longer receive any corrections or transfers e-mails. Find A Grave DOSE NOT demand corrections or tranfers be done. They ask contributors to consider doing them to improve memorials and provided more information for researchers.

CORRECTIONS: For you impatient persons who believe your request should be answered in a 24 hours period of time. Get Real! I may have 30 or 40 other requests before yours comes in. I do answered all corrections but it might take several day or weeks. I don't spent 24-7 at the computer. I know this is hard for you to believe but I do have a life outside the computer. I do have family and friends I spent time with, I have a part time job, yard ward, house keeping, grocery shopping, library research, visiting cemeteries for tombstones to photograph, searching cemeteries for requested tombstones and other chores that has to be do.

MY PERSONAL GOAL: My reason for joining Find A Grave is to presrve graves and their tombstones. That's where the bulk of my time on the computer goes, adding people and their tombstones. Corrections and tranfers are done when I can find extra time in the day. So if it takes me one or two months to answering your requests, so be it. Don't give me any guff, that if I can't keep up with the requests, I should transfer the memorials to someone who can. Get Real!! It won't happen!


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cindy hudgins
thank you very much about the pictures of my uncle William teal I live in tx so I do not get a chance of going up there

Added by cindy hudgins on Jul 08, 2014 4:54 PM
Sarah Mikkelsen Carson
Cordelia Jane Williams Niehaus, John Henry Niehaus, and Myrtle May Niehaus
Thank you very much for making the edits.
Added by Sarah Mikkelsen Carson on Jul 03, 2014 7:07 AM
Dennis Hardin
Wilbur E. Donner
Thank you for updating his memorial. I appreciate it.
Added by Dennis Hardin on Jul 01, 2014 11:26 AM
John Horn
John W. Palmore
Lucy E. Palmore
Find A Grave Memorial# 74654862

John W. Palmore
Find A Grave Memorial# 74654707

You have these people listed under Freeman Cemetery, Freeman, Cass County, Missouri, USA but you might find they are buried in Rosebank Cemetery, Mulberry, Kansas. There are two entries for John and Lucy there by people I don't know. One is quite extensive. I have visited these grave sites myself as they are related through my mother's side.

I have a photo of the gravestone and it is exactly of the one you have for Freeman Cemetery.

I found this connection via and thought it might be one I worked on. Just thought you might want to know.


John A. Horn
Added by John Horn on Jun 29, 2014 4:35 PM
J. Dods
RE: LaVerne Smith
Thank you so much for the information, which is fascinating, and very helpful.

LaVerne and I are 3rd cousins. Her father Kirby was the son of Othena Craig Morgan (memorial n. 50884990), who was the daughter of John Craig (memorial n. 46265125). Othena's sister, Annie Irah Craig(memorial n. 26766092), was my grandfather Odra Lusby's (memorial n. 130485698) mother.

I came across the name 'Ruckdeschel' in Kirby's obituary.

I am especially interested in the fact that Ethel and her sister married two brothers. That makes mapping a family tree very complicated indeed!

Thank you again for the information,
Added by J. Dods on Jun 29, 2014 9:23 AM
Blankenship siblings
Hi Richard,
I has been awhile.
Just wanted to thank you for your fast response in connecting the siblings❤
Thank you so much for all your contribution
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Added by ღVickyღ on Jun 29, 2014 8:19 AM
J. Dods
LaVerne Smith
Hello Richard,

I am trying to determine whether or not your cousin, LaVerne Smith, may be a distant relative of mine. Do you happen to know if she was at one time married to a Mr. Ruckdeschel? And was her father Kirby L. Morgan (memorial number 3676179)? I am related to Kirby through his mother, Othena Craig.

Thank you for any information you are able to provide.

Added by J. Dods on Jun 29, 2014 7:25 AM
Jaime Crandell-Stapleton
Thank you for taking the time to get this picture for me!
Added by Jaime Crandell-Stapleton on Jun 29, 2014 5:51 AM
Dave from Dallas
Happy 6th Year Anniversary with Find A Grave!
Hello Richard,
I was searching a distant relative and found your gravestone photo on the web page for Elizabeth Jane Dobson (memorial # 14196050) and noticed that you have created over 33,000 memorials, and provided over 28,000 photos! So I just wanted to thank you for your contribution to find a grave, and for the all the help you provide to other members like me. Best wishes to you!
P.S. love your photo!
Happy Trails,
Dave from Dallas
Added by Dave from Dallas on Jun 24, 2014 9:45 PM
valerie gray
John William Prosser

I believe the birth date of John William Prosser is incorrect. The 1850 Census for the parents state he is 6 yrs old making the date of birth to be abt 1844 which is consistent with having the FATHER alive at the time.

Also in Millar-duBois Family history and Genealogy it is stated on pg 220 that "John William Prosser born Aug 7, 1856 named for an older brother who died". Again consistent with the death date for the first John William Prosser born.

John William Prosser and Valerie are 1st cousins 3 times removed. Their common ancestors are Abraham Van Meter and Elizabeth Parsons.


Added by valerie gray on Jun 20, 2014 6:12 PM
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