|Mike & Nancy Ridgdill (#47585642)|
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My philosophy about F/G is really simple. Treat me like you want yourself to be treated. Very simple. If I see a memorial that I'd like to have transferred to me, I'll simply ask for it. Likewise, if you see a memorial I've submitted that you'd like to have transferred to you, just ask for it. I could care less if the person is related to you, or not. If you want it, and there's no reason for me to keep it, you can have it. It's just that simple. I do this because I love it. A lot of people just don't have the time to do this. In reality, I have no connection to at least 90% of the memorials I submit. I submit them because no one else has. |
I know, there are those out there that claim they adhere to all rules, and will make no exceptions for anyone for any reason, whatsoever. You know the ones I'm talking about. We've all had to deal with them at one time or another. Guess what, they don't adhere to all the rules, either! I guarantee if you look at their totals, most of them manage a lot more memorials than they've ever added. I find it hard to believe all those extras adhere to the rules for relationship.
That, my friends, is why I'm not about numbers, and I really don't care about the persons relationship to you. Look, every memorial I create then transfer to someone else, will forever have my name as the original creator. So, don't be so possessive of the memorials you create. This is not a competition folks, as much as some try to make it be. This could be one of the best sites ever for genealogical research if only everyone would work together, show a little understanding, a little courtesy, and throw in just a little bit of good old common sense.
Like all of us, there are some memorials I won't transfer. But, the only time I won't transfer a memorial is when the person is in one of my direct ancestry lines, my aunts/uncles, a few cousins, and a handful of friends I hold dear to my heart. As for the information I post, feel free to use any info I submit. You do not need my permission. That's why I put it on there in the first place.
Now, since I've been so nice to you, I expect the same considerations given to me. If I request a memorial to be transferred to me, it is usually a direct ancestor, or a very close aunt, uncle, or cousin. On rare occasions, I may even request a memorial of a very dear friend. The only deviation from this is that from time to time I may request the memorial transfer of a Confederate soldier, if it's apparent the soldier is probably not related to the submitter. But, no matter who's memorial I request, I always stipulate, "unless this person is your relative." However, if you don't want to make the transfer, at least give me a good reason why you won't. Don't just keep putting me off, and don't start ignoring my requests completely. Common courtesy is all I'm asking for, and expect. But, don't come on here and complain about things that just don't matter. If you absolutely can't help but complain, then complain about things that really matter, like elder abuse, children having to go to bed hungry, or our returning military personnel having to live on the streets. Please, complain about those things, LOUDLY!
Now, that said, I do have one pet peeve on F/G, but it's only a common sense thing. Please, if you're going to take the time to create a new cemetery, make sure you have the correct name, provide the complete address, accurate written directions, and the correct map. It doesn't take much time, and can ensure future submissions are added to the right cemeteries.
Otherwise, I have been researching my family genealogy for over thirty years. I have published three books so far, Confederate Graves of Emanuel County, Georgia, in 2009, a color edition of the book in 2010, and The Ridgdill Genealogy, in 2011. All are available online.
Thank you for your cooperation.
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|Margie Daniels||Love your statement|
I feel the exact same way. I keep my relatives and don't even think of asking for my CSA vets they are all my relatives and most are within 3 generations. I do this because I love it. I would much rather a relative manage the memorials. They should want to manage them. That's how you connect families and continue your research. I am so thankful to everyone who has put my relatives online especially when I had no clue where they were.
To those Find A Grave hoarders, we all know who they are and they know who they are. One even put my mother's memorial online before we had the funeral service it seemed and at first refused to transfer her to me. Find A Grave fixed that quickly.
I say transfer the folks to their families and what is the number game all about anyway. Get a life.
|lillian gregory||Henry Kemp|
Looking for my third great grand father born 1820 ,died 1859,Emanuel county Ga.son of John A Kemp.
I appreciate this proof from DeKalb but no one knows anything about this person,i suggest looking at the 1920 census and see if they are recorded in Lithonia at this time,i firmly believe that is is hard proof of a burial,maybe searchomg obits from that area also.usually all this information is available at your local library I will continue to help you. D.J.
Added by D.J. on Nov 19, 2013 4:02 PM
there are o markers with this name but there is a lot that has unknown family could this be this family its in the oldest part small cemetery but 500 feet from my house,i could ask the church,they may know,even in franklin garrets necrology they are not listed here can you post a copy of the certificate.D.J.
Added by D.J. on Nov 19, 2013 5:24 AM
|Diana B||Russell Pate|
I have added the information. Thank you : )
Added by Diana B on Oct 27, 2013 9:27 AM
After posting the last message I discovered that I had Walt and Annie's marker photos as well. Have posted those to your memorials. If you look at the larger grouping of the markers that I took you can see there is what looks like an unmarked grave in between Walt/Annie and Maria. Would you like me to check with the Cemetery office to see who is buried there? The flowers are all the same so I'm assuming it is also someone related or it might just be an empty lot? I go about once a week and would be happy to look it up to see if I can tell if someone is buried there and get all the lot numbers for you. I hope this was helpful.
Added by Lexie on Oct 21, 2013 8:34 AM
I am a volunteer photographer for findagrave and am currently working on putting the graves from Hillcrest Cemetery, Augusta, GA into Find A Grave. Today I added a Maria R Ridgdill and a Henry O Ridgdill to findagrave. If they are related to you and you would like me to transfer them to you please send me you Find A Grave number in your reply and I will be happy to do so.
Added by Lexie on Oct 21, 2013 8:21 AM
|Olivia Williamson Braddy||Corbin & Williamson families|
Mike, I just want to say thank you for the photos and memorial offerings you've placed on the memorials of my family members. It's greatly appreciated.
|Olivia Williamson Braddy||Appleton Green Amerson, Jr.|
Mike, Confederate military honors go to the father of Appleton Green Amerson Jr. The son was born in 1868, the father in 1832.
|Rita Goss||RE: Henry Adkins|
I spoke with one of the Board of Directors for the cemetery today and he told me that he has a partial layout of the cemetery that he is willing to share with me. The layout is about 30 years old. It'll be a couple of weeks before I will be able to get due a medical issue with a family member of his. I'll hang on to your request and see if it gives me any more info.
There is a large section in the middle of the cemetery with absolutely no grave markers. He advised that there are certainly burials in there but they were never identified. I'll let you know what I find out from the layout.
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