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Kathy Ripke (#47406663)
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Bio Photo I have been working on my family history since about 2004, but have more recently begun using Find A Grave. I am excited by the possibilities Find A Grave offers for sharing information and making new discoveries. Surnames I am working on in particular are Ripke, Nehring, Anderson, Hubbard, Brewer, Brown, Wright, Scharff, Rahn, Carter, Robbins, Bowker and Johnson.

I have documented several Hawaiian cemeteries while vacationing. I have no further information on any of those memorials. I am happy to add information to these Hawaiian memorials, or transfer memorials to you, if you are related.
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Thanks so much! Marion
Added by Marion on May 30, 2017 7:14 PM
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Thanks so much! Marion
Added by Marion on May 30, 2017 7:14 PM
Laura Aanenson
RE: Charles and Frances Blasdell
Hi Kathy,

Guidelines are only suggestions and you are far more related to Charles and Frances than I.

Edits have been processed as requested and transfers made. I know you'll take good care of them.

Kindest regards,

Added by Laura Aanenson on Mar 04, 2017 10:35 AM
Laura Aanenson
Charles and Frances Blasdell
Hi Kathy,

I received your suggested edits (links to parents, Frances' date of death) for the memorial above. Would you please provide the source(s) of your information?

Thank you for keeping Find A Grave an accurate and valuable genealogical tool!


PS: If you are related to Charles and Frances, please let me know how. I would be happy to transfer their memorials to a family member.
Added by Laura Aanenson on Mar 03, 2017 4:29 AM
C. Rose
I've done lots of research on Robbins in Jefferson County, NY. Which branch are you looking at? Charlotte Robbins Rose
Added by C. Rose on Jan 28, 2017 6:51 AM
C. Rose
I've done lots of research on Robbins in Jefferson County, NY. Which branch are you looking at? Charlotte Robbins Rose
Added by C. Rose on Jan 28, 2017 6:51 AM
Dana Palmer
RE: Phoebe Darling FAG #170357933
I sent you an email about this family and the sources. I have lots of information on them.
Added by Dana Palmer on Dec 09, 2016 6:47 AM
RE: Hinmans buried in Malone, NY, edits
Sent you an email with information. Glad to meet family!
Added by NMBS10 on Oct 27, 2016 10:15 AM
James Bellert
That should be fine. If you want to email the bios to me, my email address is .
Added by James Bellert on Oct 14, 2016 12:37 PM
James Bellert
I had been routinely posting obituaries to the memorials I created. Then someone complained to the Find A Grave administrators about one of the obituaries. The Administrators made me aware of their policies regarding posting of obituaries in any manner to memorials. This is what it says in the "Help with Find A Grave" section:

"Can I add an obituary to my interment listing?

You should not copy obituary notices from newspapers (or from funeral home notices or web sites) to an individual's memorial record unless you have permission from the newspaper to do so or you are the author of the obituary. Some obituaries that were published in 1922 or earlier are now in the public domain. In general, obituaries in newspapers are submitted by the family with assistance from the funeral home. If the obituary is added to the memorial record, it should list the newspaper and date the obit was printed for example "Published in the Hattiesburg American, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Internet Edition, April 11, 2007". Please do not include the names of living or surviving relatives in the biography, unless you have their permission. If you do not have permission to copy an obituary to a memorial, you may put a note stating the name of the newspaper and the date the obituary was published.

Please do NOT add photographs from obituary notices (unless you, personally took the photo), as they are protected by copyright law. Find A Grave reserves the right to remove obituary notices and photographs from memorial records. Similarly, you may NOT scan an obituary and add it as a photograph to a memorial record. 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."

I thought the wording was a bit ambiguous so I emailed the administrators and their reply was, in no uncertain terms, that we MUST have written permission from the newspaper of online source to copy and post obituaries in Find A Grave memorials.
Added by James Bellert on Oct 12, 2016 8:07 PM
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