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Kerry (#48011981)
 member for 4 years, 3 months, 28 days
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Bio Photo FINDAGRAVE is a COLLABORATIVE website; Collaboration is working with each other to do a task and to achieve shared goals. It is a recursive process where two or more people or organizations work together to realize shared goals.

If you created tons of duplicates, fat chance contributors working to get them deleted, more than likely are NOT too interested in limiting how many duplicate notices they send you in a week. Just sayin' ya know? It's much easier for you to delete them on your own. You can refuse to delete the duplicates you created. It's just a matter of time that admin either deletes it or merges it with the original.

Findagrave rules clearly state that burial unknown, where the cemetery has not been located after 30 days are not subject to the normal seniority rules on resolving duplicates. Contributors who have posted memorials with known burial location may as a courtesy remove their memorial if an older unknown burial memorial is edited and moved into the correct cemetery but the contributor who found the burial location first is under no obligation to do so.

A Burial Unknown is one in which you don't know where they are buried. An Unknown Burial is a burial you know is there, but you don't know who it is.

To all of you have created pages and pages of Burial Unknowns, instead of creating more, why not spend some time researching where all those people you have created memorials for are buried?? It's called FIND-A-GRAVE.

I prefer the marker transcription to be on the memorial. It may be legible today, but perhaps not in the future.

It's NOT about the #'s....It's about documenting final resting place so family members can be found easier.

The "In it for the numbers" folks: I've heard this term used negatively; however, those of us that transcribe massive numbers of folks, what ever the source, are the angels of this site. Please keep it up. There are folks we all need to find and we can't find them without them entering records. So thanks to all of you that are documenting. This is what FindaGrave is all about!

Please feel free to copy any pics I have posted on either findagrave or ancestry. I scanned and posted my family photos for the family members of the subjects in the photos so they can have pics that they might not have. I also buy portrait pics at antique stores, ask me if I still have the hard copy.

Are you checking out findagrave? See a memorial with no grave photo? PLEASE click the "request photo" button if no marker photo and no notation that it is unmarked.. THANK YOU! Thank You!

Please read the findagrave faqs so you know and understand them. They do change without notice. All un-kind messages get forwarded to findgrave admin.

I send a TON of edits: When I come across relevant info during my research I pass it on. It is up to your discretion if you want to add it. There is absolutely NO reason anyone should be offended if someone sent an edit or suggested a correction, family member or not. I have permission from the local newspaper to post obits.

I don't care WHO enters a memorial, I care that it got entered; in the correct cemetery.

Findagrave has become a godsend to many small cemeteries as they don't have the funds to digitize records, nor the funding for a website.

I create memorials that will help family members find their loved ones final resting place. Additions and corrections are always welcome. I have permission from the local newspaper to post obituaries. If I have created a memorial for your family member and you would like a transfer, please request in the proper way. I don't "get" why so many refuse to transfer to family; no matter if follows guidelines, or not.

Someday, the family member who has been in charge of research and family archives will die, and their “stuff” may—or may NOT—be special to the next generation. If that next generation decides to put those boxes on the curb for the garbage man—that’s it. It’s gone. Forever. But if you scan, share, post, and label, it will live on. Forever. It won’t matter who found it, who owned it, who had it first. What will matter is that it was preserved.

I would like to state that if a contributor refuses to accept sacs, edits, and bios submitted to memorials under their care, perhaps they should be transferring them, even if it is out of guide lines, instead of refusing to add the info. This simple little thing would go a long way in reducing duplicate entries, and some of the negativity that is on here. It's so very laughable, the stories I hear from family members that are frustrated that a contributor won't transfer their family member, or add info they send, without full documentation. When the family member requests admin add the info, which they do, then the memorial creator goes back and deletes it?? WTH? just transfer it! It's not your family.

Please request edits, corrections & transfers by clicking the "EDIT" tab on the memorial page, select the category of your edit and submit. For bios, and transfers use "suggest other corrections," please include your findagrave contributor # for transfers.

Please familiarize yourself with the findagrave FAQS by clicking the link in the left column, help with findagrave". Whether you agree with them or not, they are the rules for this website.

Recognize online nitpicking, unjustified criticism or faultfinding for what it is: harassment and bullying. Report it to FindAGrave. There is no reason anyone should hound or harass you.

If you are threatened or harassed, take online screen shots or snips to document incidents and forward them to FindAGrave or your local authorities without haste.

Findagrave admin can see all messages that have been posted publicly, or sent privately via the edit tab, even if they have been deleted.
I am no longer physically able to "mow the rows." Feel free to copy any pic/info I have posted. You do not need to give me credit. If you have taken a picture of a headstone that is of better quality than the one I posted, please post it and let me know so I can remove the one I added.

You do not need to give me credit for any info I may pass on to you. I don't do this for the credit or the numbers, I do it to help others find and connect to their people, which is how I discovered findagrave myself.

Before there was a rule against it. I added many obituary scans to memorials from our local newspaper from the lat 1800's and early 1900's. I have now attempted to go back and transcribe all of these into the bio area. Unfortunately it is very difficult to find ones that are not on my own memorials. If you find one please bring it to my attention and I will transcribe it and send it to the memorial manager. Thank you for your help.

Many believe that the marker transcription field needs to stay blank if you can read the marker. I say, you may be able to read it today, but how about 20, 40, 60, 100 years from now? I always fill in all the blanks IF I can.
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Kathy Hilliard
Asenath Rawson Snipes
Thanks for the article about the possible grave robbery. I had seen that before; an interesting little postscript to her life.
Added by Kathy Hilliard on Apr 25, 2017 12:16 AM
How do you report harassment on here? I googled it and your profile comes up.
Added by C.K.G. on Apr 24, 2017 11:02 PM
RE: Magdelena Pfanmiller
The office has confirmed that 'Lena' Pfanmiller is buried with the Seeger family. I brought it to their attention that she was missing in their online database. Now there are several Pfanmillers listed. Guess they had a hick up.
Added by babs on Apr 11, 2017 8:53 PM
Wished everyone thought the way you do! LOVE your bio and I agree 100%!

Rob (YankeeGraver)
Added by YankeeGraver on Apr 11, 2017 12:50 PM
Memorial# 98282570
Thanks for Baby's first name - appreciate being able to update that. I've given you credit in his BIO. Thank for adding and linking his brother too.
Added by AlongTheWay on Apr 09, 2017 9:49 AM
Jennifer Hamilton
Maud May Woodfin #25264406
Hello Kerry,

I received your request for transfer a few days ago, and I'd like to politely decline. She is my dad's 2nd cousin 1x removed and her mother is one of the pioneers that has me so fascinated with my ancestors and looking for more information. Does this mean we're sort of cousins?

Added by Jennifer Hamilton on Apr 08, 2017 11:07 PM
Sue Tanner
RE: Unclaimed Veterans
Kerry, Husband & I will be attending the ceremony in September, at The Veterans Cemetery, to honor these Veterans.
We both are blown away by the number of unclaimed Veterans.
Thanks Kerry.
Added by Sue Tanner on Apr 01, 2017 2:10 PM
Yankee Magnolia
RE: Fern Hill
Almost finished. Looks like most dupes are gone now.
Added by Yankee Magnolia on Apr 01, 2017 12:48 PM
Rick Valentine
RE: Unclaimed Veterans
Kerry: Thanks for the encouragement, so far 25 Veterans and 3 spouses have been identified. Also so far only 1 has been approved for internment at the Veterans Cemetery, that took 2 1/2 months, the wheels at the government and the VA turn slow...
Lemuel Alexander Norvel #157224433 has been approved for burial, his ashes are still at Fairmount, the next step is to get them transferred to the Veterans Cemetery. I have talked to them at Fairmount and they have proposed a solution, lots of legal hurdles, I hope it works out. This has not turned out to be easy? Hopefully the next one to be approved will be John Cecil Eberly #155266408 and his spouse Martha E. Eberly #155264480, they were identified by Sue Tanner, John Eberly is a Civil War Veteran that died in 1922!
Added by Rick Valentine on Apr 01, 2017 9:25 AM
Yankee Magnolia
RE: Toledo Cemetery
That's great. Good luck and if you think about it let me know how it goes.
Added by Yankee Magnolia on Apr 01, 2017 5:53 AM
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