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betty mckart (#47792241)
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Do you know how to copy and paste. That is how they do it. But as of Sept. 2013, it has changed in the rules here. You must re-write it a little, or if you copy it and use it that way, you have to name the paper it was from, or state the funeral home you got it from.

It sounds like you are not that computer savy. Well, me not so either, as the computer guy is coming tomorrow to fix my router that I messed up. Right now, the only way for you to do it, is write out the obit from the paper/funeral home on a piece of paper, and then write it yourself onto your memorial. Do it exactly and then do parenthesis ( whatever paper, date) at the end to acknowledge where you got it.

You do not have to do it that way. Take out some of the good points about your loved one and write it that way in your own words. Just like you have been doing.

The only thing when you are on the bio page writing, do not hit the enter key after every sentence. Let your sentences flow together. Only hit the enter when you want a different paragraph. It will look so much better that way.

One other way to get your obits on, is, one at a time, transfer them to me, tell me what funeral home or paper, and I will fix it, and then transfer the memorial back to you. You know you can trust me to do that, as they were mostly mine first.

If it has been a long time since death, and you have the obit, you cannot put that in the picture area anymore. It is now against the rules, and will in time be deleted when monitors see it. So again, that needs to be written out on the memorial. Or you are wasting your time. Memorials should be about the person's life, and looks and feels so much better when you do re-write it and put it on the page. In one paragraph, you can say, that services were held as such and such funeral home, burial was at so and so cemetery.

If the living relatives are young or minors, we are not to list them any more. Just say three neices, four aunts, etc. Some people will email you or if close family, give you permission and want their name on it. Touchie subjects the last while. I work on any of mine as I find them, if done the old way.

Your memorials are good that I saw, they are meaningful and from the heart. I use obits for my very old burials, but most of them were dead over a hundred years, so out of copyright. Some on this site, don't follow rules, but they are just hurting themselves, as their work may be deleted sometime in the future and they wasted all their efforts.

So, I hope this helped to answer your question. They do it by Copy and Paste. You take your mouse, and left click and drag it over the obit or writing you want to copy. If you have a menu bar at the top of your computer screen, you click EDIT, drop down list pops up, and you click COPY.

Now you go to your memorial, that was made, go into the bio section where you write about the person, place the cursor there on the page, and then RIGHT CLICK the mouse, when the menu item pops up, choose PASTE, and what you copied will paste itself onto the page. Fix it the way you want it on the page, and then go to the bottom of the memorials and save changes.

There is no way to save them in the Virtual Cemeteries you made. But on your computer you can save them in your documents, or even on your pictures pages, you can make a new folder and save the obits in there. Do it the same way as I described above.

Now if you had cable, or separate internet, I could guide you step by step, while on the phone, but with dial-up, we can't do.

Added by Lo Marie on Aug 12, 2013 7:29 PM
 

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