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Slander is illegal...You can't cuss people out, lie about their character to other people, and make yourself out to be the victim. Victims are the ones who were attacked first. Be very careful what you say about people. Not everyone lives on the other side of the continent...some live in the same county as you. PLEASE CONTACT ME THRU THE EDIT TAB ON EACH MEMORIAL. I disabled my message board and deleted my email due a contributor with a bad attitude and a foul mouth. I simply got tired of their mouth and handed it right back to them, and now they spend more time running me down to other contributors than volunteering. I am comfortable with myself and thankfully don't feel the need to tear other people down to make myself feel better. I am well grown and don't appreciate name calling from someone even older than me. If needed use the edit tab to message me about anything as long as you aren't cussing me. Any harassment is forwarded to FAG and a lawyer, if it continues.
Please do NOT take pics from the funeral home obit and add then to memorials. These are the still under copyright of the family. The owner only gave permission for use to to the funeral home, NOT TO US. I think it is the family's right to add a photo when they choose. Not everyone appreciates the sight of a loved one on FAG. Everyone deals with grief differently and everyone should be respected for it. I am reporting the ones I find so they can be removed. Some people don't realize I didn't post the pic so I'm taking your beating for it. FAG IS REMOVING THEM. Some think that because a pic is on the internet that you are allowed to use it, but that's wrong. The copyright still stands. The internet is the new version of encyclopedias when we were in school. If you can't copy from the encyclopedia then you can't copy from the internet.
Can I add an obituary to my interment listing?
Please do NOT add NEWSPAPER ARTICLES or OBITUARY SCANS. The photo section is reserved for headstone/grave photos and possibly a portrait photo of the person, IF that PHOTO is OWNED BY YOU. Do NOT copy and post photographs from OBITUARY or FUNERAL HOME WEBSITES (unless YOU PERSONALLY ARE the PHOTOGRAPHER), as they ARE PROTECTED by COPYRIGHT LAW. Find A Grave reserves the right to REMOVE OBITUARY NOTICES and PHOTOGRAPHS from memorial records. Obituaries for "famous" individuals are usually written by newspaper staff and can not be posted to Find A Grave as the newspaper company owns that copyright. Please do NOT include WEBSITE ADDRESSES that may be listed in the obituary as they usually expire within a year after the obituary is printed.
If you and I have duplicates then please send me an email thru the memorial in question. I will send both memorial numbers to Find A Grave. If your memorial is verified as the original and you have not back dated, flipped, or swapped memorials then they will delete mine. I am currently checking my memorials against others to check for duplicates. When I find them I am notifying FAG to check for back dating. I go out of my way to avoid duplicates but some people are determined to have a memorial at all costs. I check back for several days after I add a memorial and I am aware of these memorials "popping" up. Either memorials are being changed so the date precedes mine or they are being hidden in another cemetery for whatever reason. I am also having the location checked by FAG. A memorial in the correct cemetery is also the original. If you want to be sneaky and have mine deleted I'm sending my records to FAG to find out why you had to be sneaky. So if you weren't hiding or back dating... you win :)
When I first started volunteering for FAG things were so different and so much better. People were kinder, more considerate, and respectful of others work. Back then people did this not for the numbers, but the enjoyment and the quiet pride you found in honoring a person by creating their memorial. Back then you would trip over other FAG members in the cemetery, and today cemeteries are virtually empty of volunteers. Today very few brave the cemeteries in all different temperatures because they can simply sit on their butts in the ac while adding obits so maybe instead of Find A Grave it should be called Find An Obit. There's nothing wrong with adding from obits, but the next time you search a name and see it has already been added...Instead of saying "It was added to soon so I'll just add mine and claim it"...Think about the work that volunteer put in just to add it. I personally think they deserve it. When I started volunteering a lot of graves, if not whole cemeteries were forgotten and neglected. A couple of years later I noticed things were changing for the good. A lot of volunteers helped clean up graves while they searched, but Find A Grave itself made a huge difference. Family members and communities started caring how things looked. I've had family members contact me to say they cleaned up a loved ones grave and could an old pic of the grave be deleted so a prettier one could be put up. In short...Find A Grave probably shamed a lot of people into action, but it definitely motivated them. If we all continue to sit home and enjoy the ac...Our cemeteries will suffer. Add the obits but get out in the trenches if you can. Find A Grave is based on just that...Finding A Grave.
Please send obits in an email thru the edit tab. PLEASE remove all LIVING family members. I usually get a good many then I load them over WiFi to save data on my phone.
If you request to delete a memorial please don't email me to death. I keep detailed records now and I want to make sure it gets deleted there as well or it might added back.
If I don't answer you right away...I HAVE A LIFE and is not FAG 24/7. Sometimes I just get sick to death of bad attitudes, busy bodies, and key board gangsters. You know the ones that cuss you out and then when you cuss back they reply..."I'm elderly and you shouldn't talk to me that way." There's no excuse for ugly at any age. Be nice to me and I'll be nice to you. This ain't got to be hard!!!
I don't even respond or read nasty emails from ugly people. That may sound rude but there are some very ugly personalities as well as bullies on this site. I use GPS, street signs, and common sense when adding graves to cemeteries. I have one women who cusses me out on a regular basis because I don't use directions she evidently got from Grandma 40 years ago. My Grandmas directions have been useful to me but the state of Georgia doesnt care where my Grandma thought the county line was. For the record I make mistakes and I try to correct them when made aware of them and unlike this woman's theory...I really don't move bodies at night from one cemetery to another just to make her mad :) And PLEASE we all work hard in our way to contritubute to find a grave in our own way so lets all be nice to one another. This site is a wonderful site but some people have let it go their heads. I am not perfect in any way and I welcome corrections but preferably from a fellow imperfect find a grave member who understands mistakes do happen not someone who thinks they can treat me like I'm am idiot. Treat others as you want to treated. God Bless You And Please Lets All Be Nice to Each Other.
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