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fmk106 (#48465085)
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Each headstone was a person with a life and a unique fingerprint. What's great about this hobby is it's an endless puzzle without a frame. Generally peaceful and fun. And for those who like geneology, not necesarily professional, but definitely the "curious" will enjoy this kind of hobby and since each person can be a contributor, many people can participate simultaneously. "Dogs and Cats living together." ........MichelleOC
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 • 6 Memorials Added
 • 6 Memorials Managed
 • 27 Photos
 • 5 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 1 Virtual Cemetery
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Forest Lawn Cypress
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Jay Gotelli
Thank You For Picture
Thank you very much for the picture of the grave!
Added by Jay Gotelli on Aug 31, 2014 2:58 PM
Michael J. Petrie
Delmar Heath
I received a message that you downloaded the gravestone photo for Delmar Heath. Thank you, but it is not appearing on the memorial. Mike
Added by Michael J. Petrie on Aug 10, 2014 5:21 PM
C. Bryan
RE: Photo credits - -
Hello, again - - Find-a-Grave is now part of Ancestry, you're correct. This merger happened earlier this year. Yes, volunteers do so for no remuneration. For some of us, doing it gets us out of the house.
Your last note to me isn't clear, but the fault for this is entirely mine. First - I know of only ONE method to claim a request; you just click on it and it becomes yours. In the case of Bomar, that's what I did, and then I put my photos in place in the normal fashion. A photo was already in place -yours- which the requester was displeased with (the writing across the front). We cannot control what owners of the sites want. You could have left your photo there. Did they write to you??
Second - There's no pleasing everybody. The writing on the photo was a good idea, it gave important information. Usually, though, the closeup photos are just plain. On a landscape shot, there is plenty of room to add a caption.
Third - I don't think there is a glitch in the website's software to cause any problem with 'claims'. I've been doing this for nine years and haven't seen that problem. You still haven't explained what you mean by photo theft. It's possible to do, of course; can you tell me where this happened?
They -Find-a-Grave - already separates photo credit from the creator of the site, though sometimes they are the same person.
Usually the creator of the memorial is in Kansas, say, and the grave AND photo volunteer is in another State. THEN the two contributors have different identities, you're right. But most of these memorials are placed by relatives who live many miles from the cemetery where their loved one rests. They must rely on local volunteers to submit the photos.
So - - - nobody gets paid anything. Zero. People 'claim' requests and then fulfill them. Members new to Find-a-Grave sometimes err early in their career here - but that's not a criminal offence. We are all human. And one of the good things about humans is we can help each other with a few encouraging words.
Is it a perfect world? Naturally, and sadly, not. But we try.
Having involved only facilitates genealogical research. This is a good thing. Many 'lost' relatives are 'found' by combining the two services.
As to photo volunteering - don't give up. There are plenty of requests for all, many local cemeteries - and more 'residents' every day. You can't get rich - certainly not with $$$$.

Added by C. Bryan on Aug 08, 2014 9:10 AM
Martha Fontaine Patterson
Alton V. Byrum
Thank you and Happy Hunting,
Martha :)
Added by Martha Fontaine Patterson on Jul 13, 2014 6:08 AM
Cypress Forest Lawn updates
Hi - Thanks for helping to photograph at Cypress Forest Lawn. If you would be so kind, if you post any photos to memorials I have created, and there is any info that needs updating, I'd appreciate it if you'd create an edit request on the memorial. That way, the memorial can be more complete and accurate. With thousands of records, I don't get notified when a new photo is posted.
There are quite a few volunteers who are trying to work together to get the whole cemetery done. Since I can't always walk well, I do a lot on the computer side of things. Please be patient, as we all have our struggles. Errors are more easily corrected when we give each other the benefit of the doubt, right?
Added by Pam on Jul 06, 2014 7:56 PM
C. Bryan
Bomar - -
You may be talking about Ina Bomar's site. There was a request for a photo and I got some. When I opened the memorial page, there was YOUR photo. Good job, except the requester didn't like the writing over the picture (why, I can't say). I added mine, but your's is on the second page and can be seen there. Nothing was taken.
If you want it back on the first page, do this: Copy it to your desktop. Delete it from the site. Re-post it so it comes up first. Fight it out with the owner; we're not here to make people mad. You can always ask me or SCGM a question or for help if wanted. Welcome to the crazy hobby. cb
Added by C. Bryan on Jul 06, 2014 12:43 PM
C. Bryan
Photo credits - -
Hi. I work for SCGM. We don't knowingly steal photos; can you explain this matter and I'll remove any problem. Give me the memorials so I can see what you mean. Thanks -
Added by C. Bryan on Jul 06, 2014 12:34 PM

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