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Craig & Tonya Banks (#46890871)
 member for 10 years, 4 months, 13 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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Tonya Donaldson
WJ Akerman # 68323145
The above name WJ Akerman #683232145 is my great great grandfather. I'm asking for the management of it.

I would also like Rebecca Akins Akerman #68323243.

Also, thanks for the changes you are making of others I have found.

Added by Tonya Donaldson on Jun 19, 2017 12:37 PM
Jennifer Williams Colton
Trasnfer of memorial
Thank you for transferring my great-great-grandfather's memorial to me. His name was Augustus Lomax Foster. I appreciate all that you do.
Added by Jennifer Williams Colton on Jun 19, 2017 10:13 AM
Sharon Davis Marsden
William Bryant Riner 74606131
Thank you so much for the transfer of my gg grandfather. And thank you for creating the memorial. You have created memorials for many of my ancestors and I do appreciate all of your hard work.
Added by Sharon Davis Marsden on Jun 18, 2017 12:36 PM
Love of Family. RLIvey
Clyde Lowe ivey
Her name is really Kitty Clyde Lowe Ivey.....kitty was not a nickname but her real name . The headstone was printed incorrect and the family member who was giving info, didn't catch it and it was never changed...thanks for helping with this one guys.. Reta Lee Ivey, grand daughter -n-law
Added by Love of Family. RLIvey on Jun 06, 2017 6:26 PM
Jennifer Williams Colton
Would you please transfer my g-g-grandfather, Augustus Lomax Foster, Find A Grave Memorial# 70361104, to me? I am related to him through his daughter, Mary Elizabeth Foster Poore, my great-grandmother. Thank you for your consideration.

Jennifer Williams Colton
Added by Jennifer Williams Colton on May 30, 2017 7:00 PM
Carol Hudson
Hope I'm doing this the right way. I would like permission to use your photograph(s) of the cemetery for my cousin and her husband. She is Minnie Lee Barber (my grandmother was also named Minnie Lee) and her husband is Richard Day Herrington.

If I've broken a rule, please let me know. One contributor refused to allow me to use her photos, even though she has the only photos (including on the web) for my relatives numbering over a hundred. I live a long way from Maryland. I hope you are more understanding (although I also understand your frustration with folks who cause you so much trouble even if they do not mean to). I may have several relatives for whom you have taken pictures, since a lot of the Barbers lived (and still do) all over South Georgia and Northern Florida. I, too, am just learning some of the rules and if I've used your photos in the past without your permission, I apologize. However, I have just recently started adding cemetery photos to my ancestors burial information. And, so far, none for the Barbers.

Thank you very much,
Carol Barber Hudson
Added by Carol Hudson on May 29, 2017 5:20 PM
Armetta Sturges Hulett FAG 72275558
Mr and Ms Banks,
Armetta Hulett (72275558) is my Great Grandmother on my Mother's side and is at Telfair GA Friendship Cemetary. I would like to ask if you would transfer her to me and let me take care of her memorial, please?
My number is 47913201. Thank you in so much in advance. Susan King
Added by Susan on May 28, 2017 9:00 AM
Shirley Ann Denmark
Please transfer my grandfather Find A Grave#70876014 to me. James Morgan Denmark.

Thank you
Shirley Denmark
Added by Shirley Ann Denmark on May 27, 2017 11:11 AM
Shirley Ann Denmark
Please transfer my grandmother Find A Grave#70876184
Dicy Sands Denmark.

Thank you
Shirley Denmark
Added by Shirley Ann Denmark on May 27, 2017 11:10 AM
Faith Collins
Memorial #36493928 Van Dorah Collier Hay
The above referenced Memorial is listed as Van Dorah Collier Hay. The tombstone is worn so I was not able to read it clearly. However, I believe this is my Great Great Grandfather's daughter Vandora Collins Hay. Van's father was William M. Collins -Memorial 24180909-Bethesda United Medthodist Church Cemetery. Her spouse James H. Hay (Memorial #38056433) is also buried at Bethesda.

Per family papers William M. Collins had a daughter named Vandora. Van Dorah's son Carl has the middle name Collins (Memorial #36429891). I did not want to request an edit, due to the "Collier" listed in her name. Do you know if Collier is listed on the tombstone or did it come from a document? I read your lengthy note on people not following the rules, so if I have broken a rule by writing this note, I apologize.

Thank You,
Faith Collins
Added by Faith Collins on May 10, 2017 4:28 PM
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