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Stone Reader (#47545388)
 member for 5 years, 11 months, 29 days
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Bio Photo I am an avid genealogist. My husband, Ken and I would like to make a complete family history, and try hard to make accurate records. My family lines are very important to me and if you would happen to find a mistake please let me know so that we may get the right information out there, I will make corrections as quickly as possible.

I have gotten very much into this find a grave. I have taken many photos of stones and memorials so they will be preserved on this site. My husband and I have worked many hours on this. I have added some family to find a grave that are not in my family line, but if they are your family I will transfer(as long as we are not in the same family lines as mine). I either have the cemetery books, taken photos, or have been to the cemeteries and checked stones. If you find mistakes, please feel free to let me know, I will correct as quickly as possible or transferred to you. I try not to make duplicutes of any memorials,but if you find one that I made, I will remove as quickly as possible. I have come across many duplicate memorials and they are difficult to get people to remove sometimes.
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Teri Drury
RE: duplicates
Not a problem. I did message the others with duplicate stones as well, asking them to update their listings. I did this after contacting Find A Grave directly and being told to handle duplicates by messaging the person with the newest duplicate. I appreciate all your hard work that was done with your listings. I know it is time consuming to visit cemeteries and read/photo stones then enter into the system. I have been working my way through all my local cemeteries taking photos of all gravestones as well as attempting to gently clean those that I can to help make them legible as well as doing online research of the families to find names and dates, and in some cases information on people buried in cemeteries without headstones anymore. I've been very successful with the cemetery my family are sextons for (Fairview Cemetery, Miles, IA). Again, thank you for your efforts.
Added by Teri Drury on May 17, 2017 9:08 AM
Gathering Roots
Spiker Dups
Dear Concerned Find-A-Gave Contributors and visitors,

Regarding: DUPLICATE MEMORIALS in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia,Rockingham Va,Hardy WV and surrounding area.

A former large volume F-A-G Contributor had a dispute with Find-A-Grave staff and Deleted some 80% or more, of their contributed memorials, estimated to be about 40,000 or so. Thus causing the rest of us local Contributors, over the last year or more, to re-enter those family, friends and distant relatives we noted were missing.

Once F-A-G had decided to take positive action, they reloaded all the Deleted memorials from that former F-A-G Contributor, on Wednesday, 25 feb 2015.
(When they reloaded it had there old dates like 2007 ETC...Making the other Find A Grave member look like they purposely created doubles)
F-A-G staff, undoubtedly knew they would cause tens of thousands of Duplicates, and assigned their staffer, known as 'ProjectMgr' to work through their Merge process.

Please be patient and allow F-A-G to work through the entire group of Duplicate memorials.

Thank you.
E49 Created above Statement

PS
If anyone gets Find A Grave to transfer memorials cared for by ProjectMgr Just a heads up I dont delete any connected to ProjectMgr.I worked hard to replace all the memorials that had been deleted.Find A Grave choice to re-upload the Old Deleted memorials And we work free on this site.So if anyone wants our memorials Have Find A Grave Merge them or if you dont have a problem merging then more power to you.

I do want to thank anyone that has helped with my duplicants created after the major upload of old memorials formerly deleted.I really appreciate the help
Added by Gathering Roots on Apr 30, 2017 6:39 PM
Hooked On Family
Prestley Buxton
Awesome! Thanks for sharing this family member with me. I will enjoy leaving as much of his story as I can find.

I'm with you...why hoard these memorials. Let family have the privilege!

M Buxton
Added by Hooked On Family on Apr 21, 2017 3:28 PM
Connie Putthoff
Doris Beggs
She was a very good teacher


Connie Dobson Putthoff
Added by Connie Putthoff on Feb 15, 2017 7:54 AM
Beverly Witmer
RE: picture
Yes, I didn't notice that.
Added by Beverly Witmer on Jan 17, 2017 7:01 AM
Beth Dierkes
Harry D. Dresser - Montrose Cemetery
Death was in 1979 - not 1929. A closer look showed that to be true.
Added by Beth Dierkes on Oct 22, 2016 10:23 AM
Linda Rodgers
RE: Jane Hefling
Thank you so much!
Added by Linda Rodgers on Oct 20, 2016 8:04 PM
Linda Rodgers
Jane Hefling
Hello! You have added a very lovely photo of my gr gr gr grandmother's gravestone of which I am so grateful! May I copy this picture to use in my gallery for her page on Ancestry.com please?
Added by Linda Rodgers on Oct 20, 2016 9:32 AM
thecat
RE: Charles Chase
Hi. Charles Chase was my great uncle. Thank you.
Added by thecat on Oct 13, 2016 7:32 AM
thecat
Charles Chase
Charles Chase was my uncle and I am wondering if you would turn over his memorial to me? Thank you.
Added by thecat on Sep 23, 2016 8:50 AM
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