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Craig & Tonya Banks (#46890871)
 member for 10 years, 15 days
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Bio Photo When I joined Find a Grave it was a good website where a person could find and connect to their past without having to pay an annual fee. As I searched other volunteers home pages, I would read in their bios how they too expressed their support for the website and how it helped them to find a love one. On certain occasions though, I would come across a bio in which the volunteer didn't write a bio about themselves, but they expressed anger about the neglect of other individuals who didn't abide by the website rules. As I continued to read the bio, I wondered why they would choose to express their anger and frustration rather than write something good about themselves. Well after many years of contributing memorials, photos, and flowers, I know now why they wrote those angry words. I have come to realize that when a website offers free membership, it opens the door to every idiot who has nothing better to do than to create frustration and tension for other people. If these trouble causing individuals were forced to pay an annual fee, I believe they would think twice about wasting their money on creating aggravation for other individuals. I am changing my policy, and will be a STRICT keeper of the Find a Grave Rules. This means: Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be YOUR siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. If you don't understand this, then go find someone who does understand this statement and can explain it to you. There are many of my relatives memorials that I don't manage and I am quite happy to leave them in the hands of other people. If there is something I want added to the memorial I click the EDIT tab and make my request. This is the correct, by the rules, way for this website. If this rule is not followed, then when I receive your email/request, I will list it as spam and it will be deleted.
Another rule I have found that volunteers are breaking is the photo copyright rule. You CANNOT claim a photo you DID NOT TAKE. I have found many of my photos being copied and pasted on other memorials. This is a serious rule infraction. REMEMBER, IF YOU DIDN'T TAKE THE PICTURE.....DON'T TAKE CREDIT FOR THE PICTURE! Ask for permission.
Finally, Be accurate with your information. When photo volunteers go out to fill a photo request, they are taking their time and money to get you that photo. Don't just put someone in a cemetery because it seems like the right one. Take the time to do some research and get confirmation before you list a memorial. Be Considerate!

There are certain individuals out there (and you know who your are) who have caused me to take these measures and unfortunately for the innocent, I'm sorry but things have changed.

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Craig and Tonya Banks,

Thank you for transfering Walter Carr Harris to me. Our plan is to add a bio in addition to the family links. Family links were updated today.

Added by carl on Feb 21, 2017 6:03 PM
Stones In The South
RE: Incorrect cemetery listing
Hi again Craig & Tonya ~ thank you for responding to my messages. I will look forward to the corrections on the memorials. Best wishes ~ Stones In The South
Added by Stones In The South on Feb 20, 2017 7:50 AM
Craig and Tonya Banks,

We request a transfer of Walter Carr Harris, #91562688, Liberty Wesleyan Cemetery, Turner County, Georgia. He was our grandfather. If you don't want to make the transfer please let me know.


Added by carl on Feb 19, 2017 3:21 PM
Stones In The South
Incorrect cemetery listing
Dear Craig & Tonya:

Good morning! I am writing in an effort to make sure you are receiving my communications regarding a couple of memorials you have created. Sometimes messages don't go through, or sometimes people become inactive on Find A Grave and we don't know until after that fact. I hope you are still active.

A few days ago I had written you regarding Grady & Mamie Wheeler. I sent one SAC through the check the box option and gave Mamie's maiden name and that was added immediately ~ thank you.

The second SAC's were the option of "writing out a suggestion" and I'm not sure if delivery is the same, thus, I am writing once again to ask if you got my message to you, and if not, I will offer again that these two people were incorrectly placed in the wrong cemetery. They are buried in the Langley Cemetery located in Aiken County, Langley, South Carolina. They are buried near their two named children on their memorials. Their memorial No.'s should have come to you with the previous SAC's (I sent them twice in case) but they are, again, Mamie's No. is 78088550, and Grady's No. is 78088533. Please change on their memorial to reflect the correct burial site for them.

If I can assist further my ID No. is 48350970. I appreciate your attention to these needed corrections.

Best wishes to you ~ Stones In The South

**Originally sent through the SAC tab, followed with you via email ~ hoping my message is received this way**

Your assistance is needed & appreciated ~ may you have a nice day :)
Added by Stones In The South on Feb 18, 2017 10:21 AM
Jo A. McGinnis
Thank you so much for the awesome pictures.
Added by Jo A. McGinnis on Feb 16, 2017 8:10 AM
Anna and Ben Williams
#84967835 and #84967886
Thank you so much for the transfers.
It really means a lot.
Thanks for all the volunteer work that you do for find a grave. THANKS Ben and Anna Williams
Added by Anna and Ben Williams on Feb 12, 2017 6:44 AM
Gina Reardon-Gaddis
Durward Wilson Stevenson
Thank you for creating a memorial for my husband's great-grandparents son, we now know where he is buried. And thank you for all you do for Find A Grave. God Bless!
Added by Gina Reardon-Gaddis on Feb 09, 2017 3:59 PM
Anna and Ben Williams
El Bethel Baptist Church
Craig and Tonya,
Could you please transfer #84967835 and #84967886
They are my mother and father.
Thanks for all your hard work with find a grave.
Ben Allen Williams
Added by Anna and Ben Williams on Feb 06, 2017 10:08 AM
Mary Johnt
Could you transfer James Mitchell Scarborough 72966882 to me? He is my great grandfather I have him linked to his wife. I posted him in 2013 and didn't catch that you had already listed him in 2011.
Thank you
Mary Johnt
Added by Mary Johnt on Jan 25, 2017 8:36 PM
Walter Carr Harris
Please transfer Walter Carr Harris to me. He was my grandfather.
Added by carl on Jan 24, 2017 7:20 AM
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