Any photo's I've taken may be used freely since I took them as a VOLUNTEER. I only ask that you give me credit for my time in traveling to the cemetery and walking through the cemetery to actually take a digital photo. On heavy dew mornings I've had numerous wet shoes, and bug bites for my efforts. Any photo's that I take I keep a HD quality version. Just ask...I'll send you that copy. Memorials I add that are not my family, I will be happy to transfer to a family member and not per FAG guidelines. If there are two requests AT THE SAME TIME, then I might use the guidelines. Find A Grave calls entries MEMORIALS...not graves. I'm not a collector, nor a hoarder of names. Links to family, added Bio information, date corrections, etc. will be added. Conflicting information on any memorial I manage will be added and noted as a conflict. I don't just add memorials for fun, I add them so the "Person" in the grave is remembered. A taphophile, maybe. I will continue to research and find additional information on the people I enter.
My pet peeve's...gravers that enter memorials without entering dates or a photograph. Gravers enter a memorial without photo, waiting for someone to request it...then claiming the request to only add the photo they already have. Just so it's chalked up as a volunteer photo and not just a photo so they get "pseudo credit" for taking the photo. And gravers that refuse edits so they can enter the information as if they did the research personally. As I happen across such gravers, I'll list here. *Cheryl Hanson (#46836345) member for 8 years, 4 months, 13 days - 4 edits refused, but information was corrected on memorials. *Dave (#46499754) member for 13 years, 3 months, 23 days refused corrections and link to parents and a first husband for no reason.
I have disabled public messages because each and every person on Find A Grave has an email address. No sense in Find A Grave sending me an email telling me someone has left me a message. They can send it directly to me.
I have been researching our family history for several years. This all started when one of my children asked about her family history. Our family extends across the country. Early Virginia settlers, German immigrants in Ohio, Pioneers from Kentucky, Native Americans across the country, and the lists grow. Some of the family names are: Skaggs, Hay, Dials, Fyffe, Bobst, Vulgamore, Shonkwiler, Hawk, Deitchel, and Ramsey. Numerous family members with history in the American Revolution, Civil War (both North and South), WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, to name just a few of the records we've found. It's a large family, and there are still missing pieces to be discovered and remembered. I hope to be able to give our children as much information as I can validate and gather in one place.