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|I am deeply grateful to all the 'gravers' who have devoted so much of their time & gasoline to searching and photographing headstones and creating FG memorial pages. To have a volunteer provide a photo of a headstone that is 100 years old and 500 miles away from me, is truly a blessing.|
To those who would or have graciously transferred memorials to my care, I promise I will NOT replace your memorial or remove your ID as the creator.
There is nothing in an original memorial that cannot be corrected by a later manager; there is no legitimate justification for deleting an entire memorial page after a transfer. For the recipient of a transfer to completely delete a memorial, only to replace the name of the creator, is very selfish.
Of course I will gladly transfer as quickly as possible to any member who is 'within guidelines' when I am not, and usually to any member who is closer related to the deceased than I am, even if we are both 'outside of guidelines'.
I mostly manage those memorials which are known to be related, and some possibly related but 'to be researched'. Creators of a few memorial have transferred unproven relationships to me when I merely sent them a data update, which is fine with me. Perhaps they just wanted it to be managed by someone whom they could trust, someone who would do their best to research it.
For those FG creators who transfer so readily, even without my request, I hope it is not that they feel the need to begin 'distributing their assets', but I can understand their not wanting to leave orphaned memorials behind.
I also have created a few memorials which are completely unrelated to my family, where I (figuratively) stumbled over records of a deceased who did not yet have a FG memorial.
I prefer to transfer those memorials which are of no use to my genealogy work, to anyone who is within guidelines, or to any direct descendant who is outside of guidelines, or to any 'country cousin', or yes, even to anyone just researching that surname... When I am not related, I'll even transfer to someone claiming to be a neighbor of the deceased! No documentation needed. :-)
Please keep in mind that I am human and all of my posts are 'works-in-progress', to the best of my knowledge. Any additional info, correction or conflicting data is greatly appreciated.
If anyone has any additional or contradictory info on any memorial I manage, please contact me with the 'edit' button for any page I manage, or at Dovie Collier's memorial page. I un-posted my email to keep it away from the bot-nets.