Had it not been for an intrepid Find a Grave photo volunteer and cemetery researcher, I might never have learned the identity of my great-times-five grandfather. Had it not been for Find a Grave, I might never have gotten involved with local historical societies, volunteer cemetery rehabilitation projects, and traveling within a 5-county area in Texas just to "find a grave".
Simply put, documenting on Find a Grave has incorporated my passions for history, photography, art and sculpture, and dedication to pay it forward all into one package.
My guidelines are simple:
1. When submitting an edit, please check your research first - and, if possible, find a second source to verify your findings. It's tough for me to make edits only to have another relative contradict what you've suggested.
2. I do try to subscribe to the "direct family" relationships when making memorial transfers. Again, it's difficult if more than one relative requests a transfer. If you're more distant than "direct family", please provide your affiliation and I'll work with you.
3. Photos: You are welcome to incorporate the photos I've taken into your own family tree software, Ancestry.com, etc. When copying from my direct line, please pay attention to my notes: there are several headstones that have typographical errors. I'd also appreciate credit, whenever possible, for having taken these photos.