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Danny Grizzle (#47133001)
 member for 7 years, 3 months, 6 days
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All pictures I upload to Find A Grave are placed in the public domain. You may use them for any purpose, no credit required. If you would like a high resolution, uncompressed original, just contact me.

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SOAPBOX

With volunteer efforts like Find A Grave, all contributions are appreciated.

At the same time, I have noticed an increasing number of persons expressing displeasure that others would find their contributions valuable in their own family research. Specifically, there seems to be bad blood that photographs posted to Find A Grave would be used elsewhere.

Those of us who do this work know how time consuming it is. I see your statistics and you see mine, but what we cannot see is the hours and days and months spent walking cemeteries and toiling at the computer preparing images, and time spent uploading to Find A Grave.

What concerns me is recently encountering assertions of copyright and encumbrances placed on images. My opinion is, if your generous efforts are truly to honor the deceased and to preserve their memory, then set your images free. Please do not place a tremendous burden upon others who are seeking out their departed to manage usage rights on individual images. This is an impossible hurdle, and a demand that can only lead to hurt feelings.

One contributor noted on their profile that they had pulled all old family photographs from Find A Grave after discovering some had been reposted to Ancestry. Stated reason: "These images are personal to me." Please consider that they are likely personal - and treasured - by other descendants as well.

I am a professional photographer, and images are my livelihood. Even so, the images posted here and elsewhere on genealogical sites, I give absolutely freely for any use whatsoever. So what if I find my images on Ancestry.com or FamilySearch? I consider it an honor that these images are valued by descendants and family members of the deceased, and I realize that the proliferation of these images across multiple websites insures that the records we seek to preserve are most likly to be successful, in that there is redundancy in case of website closures or technical problems that may potentially cause data loss at any given website.

I'm not against credit where credit is due. The solution to this is embedding your creator information into the image metadata before uploading any images to the Internet. You can learn about metadata on Wikipedia, but the process is simple and can be automated.

Final point, these passages from the King James Bible for your consideration:

Matthew 10:8 - Freely ye have received, freely give.

2 Corinthians 9:7 - Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

What more can I say? Thank you for your volunteer contributions to Find A Grave. Your generosity of time and effort is apparent; please complete the course and be generous in spirit also.

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I come from a family full of genealogists. Never thought I would be able to contribute, but not true.

My goals:

1) Publish family research, converting paper records to the web.

2) Preserve family photography.

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If you are related to me and have original images or negatives, please contact me.

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HOT TOPICS - SEE BELOW

1) GPS cameras - perfect for grave photography!

2) Book Review: A Graveyard Preservation Primer.

3) Special Note on Photo Requests

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2013 GPS CAMERA ROUNDUP

Update Notice, May 2013: For several years I have published a guide to GPS enabled cameras, evaluating their features and usefulness for cemetery photography. Find A Grave has limited the space available to me here, but if you contact me by email, I will send the full GPS camera information which I have been forced to delete here.

Basic GPS capture is simple. On an iPhone or iPad, it simply happens. There are a wide range of camera types that now do GPS, and cost is little more than comparable models. There are also some serious drawbacks, if you are concerned as I am about grave location accuracy. Contact me for the full scoop.

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Sorry, the other comments formerly present and noted above have also been deleted in order to shorten this bio to the required length. Again, contact me by email if there is an interest.

BTW - my email situation is hopeless, with over 1,000 new messages daily. Please include "Find A Grave" in the subject line of all emails. If I am away from my computer, your email will be buried in the onslaught, but at some point, I will search for Find A Grave in order to get caught up on Edit Requests for memorials I manage. Hopefully, you will not wait too long for a reply.

If you have an urgent situation, I am not adverse to taking calls on my cell phone, (903) 238-4465.

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Nancy Poppin Umland
Nellie Pavloff
Thanks for the update for Nellie's memorial. I uploaded several thousand and have not completed the other information so important to a memorial.

Nancy
Added by Nancy Poppin Umland on Jul 15, 2016 11:08 PM
marylynn west
RE: Findagrave #75057093
Danny, Thanks so much for transferring this to me & for all the wonderful work you do.

Marylynn
Added by marylynn west on Jul 12, 2016 2:08 PM
Juli Quinteros de Hernandez
RE: Roxie Houston
Roxie was paternal gg grandmother. She had nine children with her husband John Young Houston. I never met any of their descendants other than those of Luther Henderson Houston & Della Green who were my paternal ggrandparents. Their children & most of their descendants are gone as well. The few that are still left that I am aware of Charles Luther Houston of Texas City (while I have met him, I have not met his two sisters. I do not know where they live), the family of Wallace Odean Houston who live in Diboll, my father Ralph Quinteros, my cousin Wanda Ulicnik Still (who is in very frail health & has been for several years now) & her family who live in Hugo, OK, my cousin Betty Kotrla Prentice who lives in Dallas & her family (I believe most of her granddaughters live in the Longview area, while her daughter just moved to TN) & my cousin Debra Nell Houston & her son who live in Clute, Texas. I only have two photos of Roxie. One came from the Lindsey book, Vol 1 & the other came from my cousin Wanda Ulicnik Still. My family & I went to the Lindsey Reunion a couple of times many years ago & greatly enjoyed ourselves. I met Bill Grubbs briefly. I remember his wife Joy much better; however, I am not sure that she will remember me. We met several ppl, the main people I remember are Fayrene Bonebrake & her son, Steven Edward Lindsey (who came dressed up in his Clan Lindsey garb one year) & the family of Oni Bryant who we found had passed away several months before the last Lindsey Reunion we attended. I know there is a Woodrow Schober who lives in Irving who is a Roxie Lindsey descendant, but I have never met him. We were amazed at the staggering number of ppl that attend the Lindsey Reunion every year. My father was raised as an only child without a sense of family so to have so many relatives in one room that you have never met before was a bit overwhelming. My parents are in their seventies now & do not travel as well anymore so they stay close to home in Collin Co., Texas now. I saw you had a page on fb, but did not know if you would welcome a friend request from a third cousin or not. If you would, you can find me on fb also under Juli Quinteros de Hernandez. I hope I have been helpful. I think a lot of you would enjoy a trip down to Milam County. I have been a few times & wish I could go back & explore some more.
Added by Juli Quinteros de Hernand... on Jul 11, 2016 9:48 PM
Juli Quinteros de Hernandez
RE: Roxie Houston
Roxie was paternal gg grandmother. She had nine children with her husband John Young Houston. I never met any of their descendants other than those of Luther Henderson Houston & Della Green who were my paternal ggrandparents. Their children & most of their descendants are gone as well. The few that are still left that I am aware of Charles Luther Houston of Texas City (while I have met him, I have not met his two sisters. I do not know where they live), the family of Wallace Odean Houston who live in Diboll, my father Ralph Quinteros, my cousin Wanda Ulicnik Still (who is in very frail health & has been for several years now) & her family who live in Hugo, OK, my cousin Betty Kotrla Prentice who lives in Dallas & her family (I believe most of her granddaughters live in the Longview area, while her daughter just moved to TN) & my cousin Debra Nell Houston & her son who live in Clute, Texas. I only have two photos of Roxie. One came from the Lindsey book, Vol 1 & the other came from my cousin Wanda Ulicnik Still. My family & I went to the Lindsey Reunion a couple of times many years ago & greatly enjoyed ourselves. I met Bill Grubbs briefly. I remember his wife Joy much better; however, I am not sure that she will remember me. We met several ppl, the main people I remember are Fayrene Bonebrake & her son, Steven Edward Lindsey (who came dressed up in his Clan Lindsey garb one year) & the family of Oni Bryant who we found had passed away several months before the last Lindsey Reunion we attended. I know there is a Woodrow Schober who lives in Irving who is a Roxie Lindsey descendant, but I have never met him. We were amazed at the staggering number of ppl that attend the Lindsey Reunion every year. My father was raised as an only child without a sense of family so to have so many relatives in one room that you have never met before was a bit overwhelming. My parents are in their seventies now & do not travel as well anymore so they stay close to home in Collin Co., Texas now. I saw you had a page on fb, but did not know if you would welcome a friend request from a third cousin or not. If you would, you can find me on fb also under Juli Quinteros de Hernandez. I hope I have been helpful. I think a lot of you would enjoy a trip down to Milam County. I have been a few times & wish I could go back & explore some more.
Added by Juli Quinteros de Hernand... on Jul 11, 2016 9:48 PM
Holly Bonorden Jentsch
RE: Thanks for your work in Milam County
Correction. Lindsay and Lindsey are not the same! I know that. You are a LindsEy. I do that a few of that surname as well tracing the Kirk family.
Added by Holly Bonorden Jentsch on Jul 10, 2016 9:59 AM
Holly Bonorden Jentsch
RE: Thanks for your work in Milam County
So very cool to read your story!! Just awesome! I have a Ancestry tree for the Gause Cemetery to trace the families buried there. I know I have traced a few Lindsay's in the tree. I think in the Todd portion of the tree. Will have to look! Keep in touch!!
Added by Holly Bonorden Jentsch on Jul 10, 2016 9:53 AM
Deb Vondrasek
Volunteer Question
I would like to speak with you regarding doing some off the side volunteer cemetery work that you might be interested in.You can contact me at my email listed on my page.

Deb
Added by Deb Vondrasek on Jun 15, 2016 3:04 PM
marylynn west
Findagrave #75057093
Would you please transfer this memorial to me as this is my grandfather & I would like to link family to him. Thank you for all your contributions.
Added by marylynn west on May 28, 2016 1:27 AM
Jeannie
Photo "lifting"
Thank you for a lovely attitude regarding use of your photos. I have recently encountered a "contributor" who has "copyrighted" his submissions and expressly denied use by anyone else. That is his right but when I requested another photo, (hoping someone with a generous heart would post one I could have use of for a family tree) he repeatedly removes the request citing the photo already exists. I have explained that I always credit the photographer but he persists. Very frustating. Your thoughts restore my hope. Sorry for venting.
Added by Jeannie on Apr 04, 2016 4:25 PM
Nancy Poppin Umland
FAG
Hi...........great profile and beautifully said about family who say the photos are theirs. If they wish to keep them to themselves, then don't post. Some of these people are also my relatives and I didn't know what they looked like.

Again.........thank you for your work. It is appreciated.

Added by Nancy Poppin Umland on Mar 21, 2016 4:48 PM
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