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Craig & Tonya Banks (#46890871)
 member for 10 years, 1 month, 15 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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Alan Humphrey
Annie Coleman Williamson
Find A Grave 78532339 and 11444079 appear to be for the same person in Mt. Shady cemetery in Treutlen Co. Georgia. Just thought I would advise. Thx for all your work on Find A Grave. Alan Humphrey Vidalia, GA.
Added by Alan Humphrey on Mar 25, 2017 1:42 PM
Phyllis Dixon
Can you tell me where I can obtain information on this ladies murder? He son was murdered also. Madison Dixon Jr.
Added by clotelle on Mar 22, 2017 9:31 PM
Richard A. Padgett
Dave Padgett
pleas transfer my grandfather Find A Grave Memorial# 14083231 Thank you for all the great work you have done.
Added by Richard A. Padgett on Mar 16, 2017 8:08 PM
Judith Folsom
#83599057 Julia Stephens LLoyd
Hello, I wanted to make a correction for Julia Stephens Lloyd. Julia is the daughter of Jeremiah W. P. Stephens and Sarah Meeks Stephens. Julia's brother, A.V. Stephens and his wife, Mary Stevens (sic) are buried at Providence-Pullen Cemetery. Julia Stephens married Drury Lloyd 10 April 1872, Washington Co, Ga. Drury Lloyd is also buried at Providence-Pullen. July Ann/Julia is listed in her father's household for 1850 Emanuel Co., and the 1860 Johnson County. I do not know the burial place for Jeremiah and Sarah Meeks Stephens. I appreciate all the work you do for Find A Grave. Thanks, Judith Folsom
Added by Judith Folsom on Mar 14, 2017 5:12 PM
Mark Williams
please add CW vet
can add # 168660983 to your Civil War vets? Daniel Samuel Williams was my GGGgranfather, fought with Pulaski Light Artillery out of Hawkinsville, GA.

Mark Williams
Added by Mark Williams on Mar 08, 2017 6:05 AM
Jan Johnson
Please delete #90284810
Zona Mae Wynn brown already has a memorial
Please delete this one
Added by Jan Johnson on Mar 04, 2017 6:52 PM
Gwen Bell Darby
Rebecca Tant, FAG # 78353449

I tried to get in touch with the Find A Grave member who took the tombstone picture of Rebecca Tant, so I could ask him to put the same picture on Find A Grave for Benjamin Toler, if possible. He is NOT accepting any messages. Please let me know if you have a good email for him.

By the way, are either of you related to Benjamin Toler or his wife Rebecca Tant? I am a first cousin 3x Removed for Rebecca, and I am trying to connect her back to her Great-Great Grand-Father, Nathan Tant. It has been a very interesting journey.

Thanks for any information you may have.

--Gwen Bell Darby
Atlanta, GA
Find A Grave Member

Added by Gwen Bell Darby on Mar 03, 2017 5:55 PM
Craig and Tonya Banks,

Thank you for transfering Walter Carr Harris to me. Our plan is to add a bio in addition to the family links. Family links were updated today.

Added by carl on Feb 21, 2017 6:03 PM
Stones In The South
RE: Incorrect cemetery listing
Hi again Craig & Tonya ~ thank you for responding to my messages. I will look forward to the corrections on the memorials. Best wishes ~ Stones In The South
Added by Stones In The South on Feb 20, 2017 7:50 AM
Craig and Tonya Banks,

We request a transfer of Walter Carr Harris, #91562688, Liberty Wesleyan Cemetery, Turner County, Georgia. He was our grandfather. If you don't want to make the transfer please let me know.


Added by carl on Feb 19, 2017 3:21 PM
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