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Keith & Linda Robertson (#46970718)
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Sent: Sunday, June 12, 2016 5:57 PM
Subject: Memorials before death


I have come across so many memorials that you have made for people who have not yet died.
If you aren't aware, Find A Grave rules prohibits creating a Memorial before death, unless it
is for yourself. The rules clearly state that a memorial created after death will be preferred
over one created before death and that one may ask to have it deleted.

I know that in some instances, it is not possible tp determine if the person has died, if the
date has not yet been added, especially in older stones, where maybe the ancestors
couldn't afford to add it. If the birth date is well before the Memorial is created, I suppose
one could assume that the person has died.

I have a friend that walks several cemeteries, but he doesn't add a Memorial if there is no
date of death. I wish others would follow his example.

I would appreciate it if you would be so kind as to delete yours before F.A.G does it for you.
It would sure make it easier for others.

Thank you,
Barbara Pointer

Please Note: When a findagrave memorial is deleted and a new number is assigned it corrupts the link in ancestry as a source for any genealogy site linked to findagrave.
it does not make it easier for others using ancestry to delete an existing memorial. When you link something to findagrave at ancestry you may want to copy the memorial and put it in your notes at the time the link is established or the information becomes corrupted. I have clicked on links at ancestry to go to a person only to find that it is the wrong person. . If you have this data you can prove your information was correct at the time you put it in. Even though we actively update a memorial as the death date becomes available some people will create a new memorial and have findagrave delete the older memorials or merge them creating havoc in ancestry for your source. When photographing a cemetery. I have many corrupt links in ancestry due to memorials being deleted. These links are used in family search and other genealogy sites. Please use caution when deleting memorials as it causes problems in genealogy sites.
we have photographed thousands of graves and there is no way to know for sure if the person is dead. If someone notifies us the person is alive we do remove the information and pictures. THe worst tombstones are for infants that died at birth. They only put one date on the stone..

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Jim Savage
Thomas Bryant Pettit edit
Thank you.
Added by Jim Savage on Jul 22, 2016 8:23 PM
Jim Savage
Judith Keller Crawford edit
Thanks, again!
Added by Jim Savage on Jul 14, 2016 10:21 AM
Larry Hagemann
RE: memorials with no dates
Beautiful writing...thank you for all your contributions.
Added by Larry Hagemann on Jul 06, 2016 11:32 AM
Larry Hagemann
Dr. Robert Glenn Lewis
Your 136786645 for Dr. Bob was duplicated some three months later on 141441518. You might ask the F-A-G folks to merge his with yours since he has many family links or connections. Dr. Bob was a great contributor to genealogy work in North Carolina and deserves such a nice page you put up for him. Thank you.
Added by Larry Hagemann on Jul 02, 2016 4:06 PM
Larry Hagemann
Memorials with no death dates
Keith, sadly many people are buried, yet the remaining relatives DO NOT etch the death date on the stone. Unless I know for sure that this was a stone created for an eventual burial, I add it to the F-A-G database. If someone tells me that the person is still alive after I post it, I happily delete it. Keep up the good work!
Added by Larry Hagemann on Jul 02, 2016 4:02 PM
Barbara Howard Pointer
Myrtle Dunn Christenson
Thank you for the transfer of Myrtle. That was very kind of you.
Added by Barbara Howard Pointer on May 06, 2016 10:15 AM
Barnhill-Sarratt-Clary Relations
Keith & Linda, I cannot thank you enough for making the various "edit request" on the memorials of my Barnhill-Sarratt-Clary relations; who are buried in the Gaffney, South Carolina area. Your incredible work here at Find-a-Grave has been invaluable to me in my ancestral journey & research. ~ with appreciation, George Gaston
Added by GMG on Jan 19, 2016 9:10 AM
Hallie Price Garner
Thank you so much for all you do to document those folks in SC. I really appreciate your work.
Hallie Garner
Added by Hallie Price Garner on Jan 07, 2016 4:08 PM
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A Christmas Card
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You and Yours!
Added by Record Hunter on Dec 17, 2015 4:55 PM
Walt D.
Madge Lavender Smith
Keith & Linda, Thank you for connecting Madge with her Lavender family. She was married to Maitland K. Smith and they lived in Atlanta, GA for awhile. They had one daughter. Walt D.
Added by Walt D. on Dec 16, 2015 5:29 AM
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