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Most memorials I add have been verified by viewing the grave, seeing a photo of the headstone (with GPS if GPS was attached to the photo) or by verifying with several independent sources to document cemetery location.
Clarification. The below was added after numerous comments in various groups by people who don't understand U.S. copyright law. I am not a copyright attorney, but have consulted with copyright legal experts and the U.S. Copyright Office on copyright law on copyright issues for other purposes.
The new agreement with Ancestry does not allow people to post photos from this website to Ancestry without first getting permission. Both sites make it very clear the copyright holder retains copyright and you need his/her permission to use any photo. Under U.S. copyright law, photos taken after 1977 are covered by copyright without the need to register it, use the (c), circled c, copyright, or any other notice. Using someone else's photo with citation is not a substitution for needing permission.
I personally photographed over 95% of the photos I have uploaded, and have permission from the copyright holders for the remaining ones. Some of them have asked me to not to list their names after they were hassled by some people because they would not allow the photos to be used on other sites, especially paid sites like Ancestry.com.
If you wish to use any of the photos on other websites (including Family Search, Ancestry.com and any of its affiliates, etc.), contact me and I will let you know if the photo can be used.
If a photo request asked for permission to be used elsewhere and I filled it, the original requester or his/her heirs has permission to use the photo(s) in line with what was listed in their photo request.
I will consider OOG (out of guideline) transfers on an individual basis as long as the memorial isn't for a person related to me, but please state the nature of the relationship (family, close friend, etc.). I don't do bulk transfers. I reserve the right to not transfer OOG in certain situations.
I always do a detailed multi-stage search before, and immediately after, adding a new Memorial to avoid creating a duplicate Memorial. However, on rare occasions, an existing name doesn't show up in a search. If that happens, please let me know and I will remove the duplicate Memorial I added. However, if I added the Memorial first, mine is not the duplicate.
Part of this approach includes making sure they are added to the correct cemetery. This includes comparing cemetery records when available to other records, checking obits and death certificates, looking at photos that were taken with GPS-enabled devices, etc. Again, sometimes the research doesn't indicate when a person has been moved from Cemetery A to Cemetery B, or that Cemetery A was later acquired by Cemetery B. I won't add someone based solely on obit or death certificate information as the information may be incorrect.
Update 2: With the new SAC/Edit system, we won't be seeing as many e-mails, but I do check e-mail because some will still come through e-mail and I check the Edits tab on a regular basis.
I try to get to SAC/Edit requests as soon as I see them. If I haven't gotten to your request within a week, please feel free to post a message on my wall with the ID of the Memorial. I check my Spam folder on a regular basis, but I get enough e-mail that a request can occasionally fall through the cracks. The nature of the Edit/SAC will determine how I handle it.
Looking for a variety of names spread mostly across the eastern half of the U.S.
Honoring the memory of my Dad who was in the Air Force, my brother who served in the Marines and Army, and for the many relatives who have served in the military over the years.
Updated 08 May 2014, still alive and kicking.
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Thank you for the stats, I've augmented the memorial with the information you so kindly provided. Adriana
Added by Adriana on Jan 13, 2015 7:47 AM
|M. Williams||RE: Update for Memorial # 96820017|
What was her name
|William Neill||Michael Blankenship|
Thank~you so very much for the flowers on Michael's memorial.
|Doug Borgman||RE: Thank you for the headstone photos|
You are welcome. I'm glad I could help.
|Rebecca McIntosh||Oz Burials|
I think you got the Forbes photo - please feel free to request photos in Australia for Springvale, Cheltenham Pioneer and Cheltenham Memorial at the very least - those are the cemeteries we work the most although we go all over. Let me know, via email (link on my profile page) when you have put in requests so we can claim them and get them for you if you want them. Cheers - 'becca and Robert
|CindyS||Avis B Smith|
Thank you for the information. I noticed some of the memorials I took stewardship over at Arlington National Cemetery it has that information in the notes and no photo. I've been deleting it as I come across them. Take care - Cindy
Added by CindyS on Nov 09, 2014 9:37 AM
|Rebecca McIntosh||RE: 123351889 Forbes|
No worries - claimed and we will go and get it tomorrow (we are 16 hours ahead of the East Coast USA so it is Sat evening here).
|Rebecca McIntosh||123351889 Forbes|
Would you like a photo for the above referenced memorial? Happy to go and take one for you if you like? You have a nice description, but wouldn't you prefer a photo?
|Cindy Cornwell McCachern||Thank You|
Thanks for transferring the Cornwells to me. I sure appreciate it!!
|Steph T||Photo Transciptions|
THANK YOU for your help transcribing my photos! I have so many that I've taken, but not the time to enter all the info - I do so appreciate the help from all of you that jumped in and helped get my first batch done. I just uploaded about 1700 more pics yesterday - so look out next weekend! :)
Added by Steph T on Oct 20, 2014 8:16 AM
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