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CJSwann (#46553563)
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Bio Photo I am an avid searcher. I have enjoyed many walks through cemeteries with my camera in hand. Now I need oxygen 24/7 which makes travel a little more difficult. I do take binoculars with me to cemeteries that I visit. I am so thankful for my husband who assists me whenever I travel. He makes cemetery visits possible for me.

Please do not add Death Certificates to the memorials I have placed on Find A Grave. Yes you are within your rights to place a death certificate on a page. I, personally, feel like it is the same as having it posted in the funeral home at the time of a person's death. It just takes away from the reason I created the memorial page. Find A Grave began as a way of connected families together and honoring them by visiting and placing flowers on their graves via internet. This website is to honor those who have left us. It was not created as a place to add all information about a person that we place in our family tree. When we begin to add US Census information, death certificates, etc., we begin to loose sight of the purpose of Find A Grave. Thank you in advance.

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I have placed these memorials on Find A Grave so that we would be able to visit their graves to pay our respects. I do not leave my house much any more and this website has given me the opportunity to travel many places and place flowers on their graves. I hope future generations will smile when they find the family member they are searching for and be pleased.

It is disheartening to know that when I die, someone can take over my work and change everything that I have done to honor my family and those surrounding them in their places of burial unless I designate someone to care for their Memorial Pages.

When you find errors, please e-mail me. I will do my best to correct them.
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Stone Branches
RE: David Cunningham 25124686
Source: Alabama, Deaths & Burials 1881-1974
Certificate #1433

Name: David Howard Cunningham
Birth Date: abt 1884
Birth Place: Tennessee
Death Date: 26 Jan 1939
Death Place: Huntsville, Madison, Alabama
Death Age: 55
Marital Status: Married
Gender: Male
Father Name: Jim Cunningham
Spouse Name: Mary Cunningham
FHL Film Number: 1908573

Hope this helps.
Added by Stone Branches on Jul 30, 2015 11:52 AM
Joe B.
RE: "Sandy" 30235908
Thank you for changing Sandy's memorial. I understand the various reasons for quotes around names, the problem is Find A Grave doesn't deal well with names in quotes. For example even tho Sandy was a nickname someone may have tried searching for her but her name would not have been displayed because of the quotes. Everything from and including the first " disappears.
Added by Joe B. on Jun 22, 2015 10:49 AM
RE: 124782239
That is your idea for the website but the problem is that we don't own the website, make the rules to use it or pay the bills to keep it online. So therefore we use the website according to the rules of the administrators/ owners.

I see nothing wrong with a death record on a memorial page for a person. I think it adds validation to the memorial and I have had many, many people thank me for the death cert. And I am always happy when I find a family member's memorial and there is a death cert there for me to see. So not everyone thinks the same about the memorial page as you do. So we are helping the family in many ways.

Thank you for answering my question and I hope you can see that it adds to the memorial, not the opposite. Which is why the website owners allow them to be posted on the memorial, I'm sure.

Have a good summer,

Added by SLW on Jun 05, 2015 1:36 PM
RE: 124782239
Findagrave (a free site that allows us to post memorials according to the rules they set forth) states in their rules found here:

"May I add a death certificate to a person's memorial page?
Death certificates may be added via the "Add a photo" button on the memorial page. Please select the option for "Other" in the "Type of photo:" to be added, as it is not a Grave, Person or Family photograph. NOTE: Death certificates do not necessarily contain completely accurate information about the deceased. There are often errors regarding the final burial location (as well as other data)."

I followed the rules, so why can I not post it there?
Added by SLW on Jun 03, 2015 6:34 PM
Janice Oberlin Smarr
Tennessee Bennett
Thank you for reminding we made a duplicate to put up the bio I will delete it and send you her bio if you can copy and paste it up for me thanks
Added by Janice Oberlin Smarr on May 15, 2015 7:22 PM
RE: Douglas Harper 36333942
Here is my original source. ID: I06978 Name: Douglas Harper 1 Sex: M Birth: 22 AUG 1821 in Warren Co., Ky. 1 Death: 14 DEC 1904 in Lynchburg, Moore Co., Tenn. 1 Census: 1900 Moore Co., Tenn. 1 Census: 1880 Lynchburg, Moore Co., Tenn. 1 Father: Henry Leonard Harper b: 18 DEC 1790 in Burke Co., N.C. Mother: Permelia Husbands b: ABT. 1794 in Burke Co., N.C. Marriage 1 Martha Jane Brown b: 17 NOV 1828 in Lincoln Co., Tenn. Married: 27 NOV 1842 in Lincoln Co., Tenn. 1 Children Has No Children Thomas W. Harper b: ABT. 1844 in Lincoln Co., Tenn. Has No Children William Henry Harper b: 1846 in Lincoln Co., Tenn. Has No Children Allan D. Harper b: JAN 1856 in Tenn. Has No Children George W. Harper b: ABT. 1866 in Lincoln Co., Tenn. Has No Children John C. Harper b: MAY 1872 in Tenn. Sources: Title: AFM29Feb2013.ftw.FTW Repository: Media: Other Text: Date of Import: Apr 13, 2013 Andy F. McCloskey ,2013 from
Added by Mary on Apr 18, 2015 6:55 PM
Shelia Ivy Eyers
RE: Hilae Swann # 9694620
My records are from Iba's daughter {Martha (Swann) Porter's daughter} , and she had done a lot of record keeping, hoping to make a book. Not sure if she did or not. Anyway let me know if I can help!
Added by Shelia Ivy Eyers on Mar 23, 2015 5:29 PM
40387488 Mary Reavis
I will send you a SAC to explain it. I usually send a source when I send an edit but guess I failed to. MHN
Added by MN on Dec 19, 2014 5:33 PM
Tim Osborne
RE: Mary McCarson Reavis
Your welcome.
I hope you and your family have a nice Thanksgiving too.
Added by Tim Osborne on Nov 20, 2014 1:21 PM
Tim Osborne
RE: Mary Reavis 40387488
I sent you an email with source.
Added by Tim Osborne on Nov 19, 2014 8:27 PM
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