You may use my photos for personal use (without alteration) but not for profit.
Transfers within Find A Grave guidelines only. See the FAQ for details.
I do not link to burial unknown memorials.
============= Some of the Guidelines given in the Forums:
Mark: 1-11-2016, " The FAQ are guidelines and the guidelines are the RULES. Hence the FAQ are the RULES. Along with the Terms of Service."
Katrina; 9-15-2015: "Merge requests should be sent to edit@. There is a limit of three requests per email/twenty emails per day. This could change in the future depending on the amount of email that we receive. Please include the memorial numbers or links paired together. It is helpful to add the words "duplicate" and "original" next to each memorial number of link. For instance: Please merge: Duplicate memorial# - merge into- original memorial# or Duplicate memorial link merge into original memorial link If there is a wrong cemetery/correct cemetery situation, please state so next to each memorial number or link. Please make sure that the information you are sending in is correct. Check to see if the memorial is a cenotaph, if the burial has been disinterred, etc. Send us any pertinent information, source, or documentation. If a memorial is incorrect, please send the pair of memorial numbers or links along with the words "correct/incorrect" or "wrong/right" attached to the memorial. Please provide any information that you can about the correction. We will make the determination on which memorial will be kept and which will be merged. If you suspect that a memorial has been backdated, please state that fact."
Katrina: 9-18-2015, "Our first determination on a merge is which memorial was in the correct cemetery first (other than the 30 day grace period on recent deaths). We also determine which memorial has the correct information according to the stone."
Katrina: 9-29-2015, "The memorial that is created after death is the memorial that is kept. We do make exceptions for memorials that members create for themselves. When a current headstone photo is added, the headstone photo (that does not include full dates) can be removed. This request can be sent to photo@"
Katrina: "If you are the manager of the memorial you have the choice of whether or not to link to a burial unknown memorial."
Katrina: 9-18-2015: "If there is direct primary documentation that a name or date is incorrect on the headstone, then add the correct information to the fields provided on the memorial page. An example of direct primary documentation is a birth certificate that proves the birth year oon the headstone to be incorrect. Add a note to the memorial page that briefly documents how the stone is known to be incorrect. It is best to research and check multiple resources to verify your findings."
Russ: Posted 21 Jun 2015, DC's are not a requirement, however - its personal preference. Just remember if you do not want them on your pages, you have the right to request their removal, regardless of what might be said by the DC poster.
Russ: Posted 21 Jun 2015, On June 19, 2015 at 0:04 PM, NancyC said: Russ, do I have to do research first to find the farm, so at least I would have a location. I do know what county in Minnesota that the farm was in. The building site may not be there anymore. "Yes you need to know specifically where the farm is/was. Just throwing out a general "Smith Farm" without knowing where it/was located is tantamount to placing an Unknown Burial within a listed County."
Russ: Posted 21 Jun 2015, A memorial should always be listed where the remains are resting in the present day, regardless of where they were originally buried (yes, we know there are a few Famous Memorials that are duplicated with original and present day burial sites. They are a hold over from the early days of Findagrave).
Katrina: Posted Jan 16, 2016 If there is a, actual burial memorial and a cenotaph, only the actual burial memorial should be relationship linked. The cenotaph can be html linked on the actual burial memorial page, vice versa.
Katrina: Posted Jan 28, 2016 The prefix "Mrs." is often found on headstones from an era when women formally went by their husbands name, such as Mrs. Jeremy Tompkins, for example. The Mrs. prefix is to be used when Mrs. is found on the headstone.
Katrina: Posted Jan 28, 2016 If two memorials exists and one is placed in the wrong cemetery, then the memorial that is in the wrong cemetery should be removed by the manager. If the manager does not respond to the removal within 30 days, then the memorial pair (links or memorial numbers) can be sent to edit@ with identification of the correct cemetery memorial. Please also state any knowledge that you have of the memorial in the correct cemetery (i.e. documentation, you walked the cemetery, you photographed the headstone, etc.) We will merge the memorials together. Please keep an eye out for cenotaphs as they sometimes exist in different cemeteries.
Mark: Posted Feb 24, 2016 If you need to email a contributor about a specific memorial, use the editing system which is under the Edit Tab in the upper right of the memorial. Select the "Suggest any other correction or addition" option. This option allows you to email the member directly about the memorial in question. The site expects members to collaborate. If you have submitted factual information via the editing system and the edit is declined, you can email email@example.com with the link to the memorial, the edit information submitted which was declined and the source information for the requested change.
Mark: 8 March 2016 When it comes to War memorials, we are looking for those with National significance.
Memorials like National September 11 Memorial and Honolulu Memorial fall into that category.
Individual town service memorials do not fall into that category. Those memorialized most likely have another marker whether within a cemetery or on one of the many National memorial walls to the missing.
Katrina: 11 April 2016 Ancestry updates the Findagrave index every couple of weeks. The index does include relationship links. If the links are not added when the memorial is initially submitted and then added later (in between index updates) then the relationship links are added on the next update to the Findagrave index.
AJ: 12 April 2016 Photos that have been deleted for over 2 years are permanently deleted by Ancestry from the Find a Grave servers. There is no record or history of a photo being deleted less than 2 years ago from the page of Sallie Phillips 41794993. When a photo is deleted, it is only deleted from public view. Administrators can still see and retrieve the photo (for up to 2 years). In this case, there is nothing for us to restore. You can use the "Request a Photo" feature...perhaps there is a nearby photo volunteer who can find, photograph, and post the grave marker.