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cplaw (#46604725)
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Bio Photo Native of Knox County, Illinois. Resident of Henry County, Illinois. Avid genealogist. I love visiting cemeteries and taking photographs when time allows. I try to keep my eye out for local photo requests. I try to focus on the local cemeteries in my area that have not yet been photographed and also visit random cemeteries when I travel.
Concerning transfer requests...per Find A Grave's rules.....transfer requests should be for DIRECT RELATIVES WITHIN FOUR GENERATIONS. This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Many people request far outside those guidelines. I do make exceptions in some cases. Examples would be your best friend, your brother in law, sister in law.

BULK SURNAME REQUESTS SHOULD NOT BE MADE. Do not request a transfer based solely on a common surname.

I always respond to edit suggestions sent via the Edit tab. I only refuse the suggestion if I am personally aware that incorrect info is being suggested.

The full FAG rules on transfers are found here~~~

Another issue that arises on FAG is concerning the use of published obituaries on memorials. I have seen many arguments on this subject and it appears the following helps cover the subject.

Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act of 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. Obituaries for the use of Genealogy and Historical Research are covered under this act. An obituary is simply a form that recites the facts, it may not reach the unique creation test of copyright law and therefore would not be legally copyrighted but credit should be given to the original creator.
I personally will add pertinent info from an obituary but please don't send me edit suggestions asking to include complete obituaries on recently deceased individuals.

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RE: Christy Obituary
You're most welcome. I'm glad that I could assist.
Added by rnf68 on Sep 04, 2014 10:33 AM
Gail Davis
Wreath Photo
Thank you so much for the great photo.

Gail Davis
Added by Gail Davis on Aug 28, 2014 7:44 AM
Richard Moore
Photo Request - Pleasant Point Cemetery
Thank you for completing the photo request that I made for Sarah McKeever. I hope to visit that cemetery and her grave later this year.

Richard Moore
Added by Richard Moore on Aug 26, 2014 9:07 PM
THANK YOU for William & Lizzie Orcutt. Been searching for William Orcutt for 6 years. Can now add to family. JLORCUTT
Added by JLORCUTT on Aug 20, 2014 5:36 AM
John Blakemore Sellers
RE: Green Stallard
Must have been Green tapping on your shoulder. Glad I could bring back their memories to you as they do not want to be forgotten.
Added by John Blakemore Sellers on Jul 17, 2014 7:32 PM
RE: Mary Willis
You are very welcome.
Added by Gilly on Jul 06, 2014 11:53 AM
John J logsdon
I uploaded your pic to John's page. I also have his wife Martha G. 1859-1921. I have a Rev. J.W. Logsdon b.1924 d. 1974 and his wife Elsie b. 1914
Added by Lisa on Jun 07, 2014 3:34 PM
John Woodhams
William James Woodhams
I have some information to be updated on William James Woodhams.
Find A Grave Memorial# 113422476
Birth: Sep 7 1796 in Somersetshire, England
Death: Oct 20 1844, Mercer CO, IL
He would be my 3rd great grandfather.

Added by John Woodhams on May 19, 2014 1:40 PM
Kenneth Caldwell
Memorial #111340140
T%hank you for the pictures that you added to Jane Beatty's grave site.
Added by Kenneth Caldwell on May 17, 2014 12:58 PM
Pinoy Pride
Markham children updates
I just accepted your edits on the birth dates of Harry and Charles Markham. Thank you so much for the additional info and hi from the Philippines!
Added by Pinoy Pride on May 14, 2014 6:46 AM
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