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|Find A Grave is a great website and I enjoy contributing memorials and pictures when time allows. Each memorial has the potential with all the information and pictures posted to help so many people with genealogy and finding the locations of relatives, as well as giving them a chance to view the markers of friends & relatives they may have never seen or are too far away to travel and see. |
I started researching my family in the mid-1970's with help from my Dad. He passed and I've continued on and off through the years. Most of my line on my father's side are from names residing in the southern United states for many generations all the way back to the Revolution and before. Predominately in the areas of North & South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Louisiana, with the exception of one great-grandfather who migrated south from Ohio with some family members after the Civil War and married in Arkansas. My mother's side all came from Italy just after the turn of the Century.
*I'm very happy for anyone to use my photos on other websites such as ancestry.com etc, however, if you could you just please remember to credit my name with the photo it would be much appreciated! (ie: photo courtesy of KBounds @ findagrave.com) or something to that effect.
If you send me information to include in any of my memorials as 'fact', then if possible try to include some sources. Preferably varifiable sources like census records, death certificates, birth records, military registrations, immigration records, obits,...you get the picture. Most all that stuff is readily available to check online from several reliable sites that post them. And sure, I realize some of it varies in it's content and is subject to some interpretation at times, but it's a source just the same. And of course, old family bibles and family letters are excellent sources too. Even if you get your info second hand from so and so who's a relative of so and so who did some research way back in 19..., then go ahead and tell me that. It's always better than no source at all. And many times, I will credit you as the source of the information you give because, I've had instances where someone contacted me later wanting to know where that info came from. So, that way if they have questions or differences, they can discuss it with you. You might even meet a distant cousin you never knew you had.
And please remember, there's no reason why we can't all be courteous, mature and respectful to each other in our edit & link requests, comments and inquiries, even if we differ. Doesn't have to be a lot of over the top, flowery stuff, just simple, respectable pleasantry. I've found things like "thank you" at the end of your messages always set a good tone for people to respond to your inquires and requests more positively. Or, "Thank you for your help!". You can even open with "Hi'" if you so choose. And of course, there's no need for insults, pretentiousness, condescension or hostility. Most of us don't want or deserve that and nothing positive comes of it anyway. If you try to practice common courtesy, then 'most' of the time people will reciprocate that courteous tone. And even if they don't, well, that's just one person who may be having a bad day anyway. There's no need to get angry and combative with them (That's what some of them expect actually). Either don't respond or if you do, just state your position (without anger), move on and be courteous to the next person and chances are 'they' will be courteous back.
Thanks very much to everyone who contributes positively to this great website! Let's all enjoy findagrave.
PS: And folks, PLEASE use the edit/ "suggest a correction" feature for requesting links and edits. That's what it's there for. And it makes it much easier for me AND you. It actually takes less time and trouble to use it than to type out a request in my messages. And it links me to the memorial so I don't have to go searching for the memorial you are referencing. I've encountered a few people who apparently weren't aware of the edit and didn't know where to go look to find out how to use it. So for benefit of those well intentioned folks, I'll temporarily post these simple easy steps.
1) go to the memorial that you want edits or links added to
2) click on the "edit" tab at the top right of the page.
3) Then on the page that comes up, click on the first sentence that reads, "Suggest a correction or provide additional information"
4) At that point, enter your information and memorial numbers for the spouse or parents to be linked to.
5)Then click "Send this message" at the bottom.
6) Then your done, I'll get your message with a direct link to my memorial and I can make the links.
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|Linda (Cobb) Burks||Adams Family|
Thanks for the pictures and time you spent. Orval and Beatrice are my husband's Aunt and Uncle. I can't tell you how happy to have the photos of their headstone.
Rector N and Alma M Adams are related. Rector and Orval are brothers. I will add them to the cemetery and conect him to parents.
Tom and Pauline Adams I am unable to conect.
Linda Cobb Burks
No problem :) William was a nephew to my direct line, which I had almost no information about. So I appreciated the additional information about the family. Hope I am getting everything updated.
Added by Odette on Nov 11, 2013 8:41 PM
Thanks for additional dates, I will not likely make photo request, as most of these individuals are not direct line family. Thanks again for the information and photo of William.
Added by Odette on Nov 11, 2013 10:38 AM
|Linda Hagedorn Finley||RE: Sidney and Sarah McKinney|
Thanks very much for the information. I don't recognize any of the names located around Charlie. It's possible he is buried around his wife's family.
I added the additional names to the cemetery. Thank you for the information and the great photo.
Added by Odette on Nov 10, 2013 9:25 PM
|Linda Hagedorn Finley||Sidney and Sarah McKinney|
If you were unable to locate their headstones, they most likely are buried in the area with their son, C.M. in an unmarked grave.
I appreciate all your extra efforts in trying to obtain the photos.
|Katzgaggi||RE: Asbury Bell|
|Katzgaggi||RE: Asbury Bell|
|Katzgaggi||RE: Asbury Bell|
Sorry about the duplicate, it was not intentional
Thank you for filling the photo request.
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