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Karen Ferency Baker (#47351306)
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Bio Photo Born and reared in Michigan, only child of Theodore and Elizabeth Ferency, married to the world's greatest husband, have three fabulous kids, FOUR wonderful grandkids and a precious great-granddaugher.

Hobbies: family tree research, reading, painting, gardening.

Family lines which interest me are:
Baker
Kroh
Ferency
Jankovits
Drane
Fettes
Burdick
Parmelee
Shepard
Russell
Tice
Maxfield
Riechart
Moshier
Kiesecker
Duffin
Mitchell
McGuffin
Ritchey
Stevens
Stephen
Black

I have in the past posted photos of people I found online on their findagrave page. Most of the photos I post were from a Pinterest site. I have rec'd a complaint from an irate person trying to sell some of the photos on eBay, who says the photos belong to her, so I have stopped posting any photos I find. So very sad for the families, who no longer will have the chance to put a face to Grandma's name, but I guess people need to make a buck somehow. I do wonder why it is "illegal" to post photos one finds on Pinterest if they are pinned from eBay. Pinterest obviously does not care; they provide notifications if something pinned from eBay is relisted at a reduced price. Also...the people posting on eBay (and Pinterest, and Find-a-Grave ) do not have the copyright for any of those photos that they use for assorted purposes. The copyright belongs and stays with the photographer, even if he (or she)is long dead and the photograph is in the family of the subject. If you have read the complaint posts, you know that ONE eBayer does post photos on FAG after her auction is over. But what of others? What about the people not yet listed on FAG? In 20 years, someone may list them here and their photos are long gone, in an album of someone who collects photos by a certain photographer, or clothing styles, or hair styles. Anyway. I did take down all the people I found thru Pinterest/eBay. Saddest was taking down military people, the ones with no one "caring" for their page, and most without even a headstone. I did manage to track down some family members and informed them their family history was for sale on eBay. (And helped a few of them with bidding, as they had never been on eBay.)

I wish someone would come up with a place for all old named photos, for future seekers; one where the internet image belongs first to the subject person, second to the family of said person, and 3rd to the person who would like to sell the actual item. Actually, there is such a place...my wish was granted... "deadfred.com", a not for profit photo sharing site. They also do un-named photos. Please contribute.

PS I have since found MANY, MANY eBay sellers who have given me permission to re-post any photo they list, in the interest of helping the families. (One says she has over 9000 with ID's I can list here and deadfred!) What really, really kind and good-hearted people! People like that just lift your spirits and make you believe a bit more in this old for-profit-only world. If a photo I post says "for sale on ebay", it was for sale when I posted it, and posted with permission.


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Susan Neff, Ford & Neff Family Historian
Expired link
Hi Karen. You left a Pinterest link on a flower on my gr-uncle's memorial #13215865. However, the page is now expired. Would you kindly delete your flower? Thank you.
Added by Susan Neff, Ford & Neff F... on Apr 09, 2014 7:20 PM
Evelyn Linger Thorn
John Curtis
Thanks for trying. I know that is a really old grave and I can see from the pictures it is not in the best shape. Thanks again.
Added by Evelyn Linger Thorn on Apr 01, 2014 8:55 AM
GeekyGraveGirl
Moses links
Thanks for the information linking this couple, I really appreciate receiving it! Have a great day!
Cathy
Added by GeekyGraveGirl on Mar 20, 2014 6:38 PM
Beverly Sprowl Teibel
Kratzer
Thanks for the links and information. Its been added and appreciated.
Added by Beverly Sprowl Teibel on Mar 07, 2014 3:30 AM
Mary
Hi,
Thank you for leaving a birthday greeting for my beloved cat Chuck. I sincerely appreciate this!

Take Care,

Mary
Added by Mary on Mar 05, 2014 2:50 PM
Bonnie Miller
RE: copying eBay photos is illegal
Thank you - I appreciate that - no need to hurry - that's impossible on findagrave anyway. No, there aren't any special ones, thanks.
Added by Bonnie Miller on Mar 02, 2014 4:09 PM
Bonnie Miller
copying eBay photos is illegal
Hello again from the irate eBay seller - you are wrong about families not being able to find grandma's photo at findagrave. I always post a photo here after it has sold. Make a buck? As I said before in the message you deleted, I barely break even and often give away or greatly discount photos for family. If you're really interested in making sure people can find grandma here, why don't you buy some of the many id'd photos available on eBay, research them, list them on eBay, pay the fees, do the shipping, etc. Then see how you feel about people who play Robin Hood with your photos.
Added by Bonnie Miller on Mar 02, 2014 7:15 AM
Bushong Weiss
On asking on memorials.
It won't hurt to ask, lots are willing to transfer to a relative, then those that are't, they stick to the rules, which I hope they change some day..
Fraya
Added by Bushong Weiss on Feb 24, 2014 3:32 PM
Bushong Weiss
Gamble and Goldsmith memorials
Hi
Thank you for the suggestions, would you care to manage these memorials, Frank, Fred. Lois, Robert Gamble, and Ione Goldsmith?
I am slowing backing out of Find A Grave, adding information to the memorial and turning them over to a Friend.
Thanks
Fraya
Added by Bushong Weiss on Feb 24, 2014 9:50 AM
Mary Harrell-Sesniak
RE: Thomas Baker
Please remake the request to transfer using the edit tab.
Added by Mary Harrell-Sesniak on Feb 15, 2014 8:13 PM
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