|Charlie Morgan (#47142894)|
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I do not adhere strictly to the FAQ suggestion (not a directive) that transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations (i.e., siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren). I will transfer management of any memorial to any member of the extended family of the person in a memorial upon request with pleasure, provided that such person is equally liberal in granting transfer requests.|
Personally, I'd rather have a memorial managed by a member of the extended family who has significant motivation to maximize the content of the memorial due to the family relationship than continue managing it myself. The distance back in time or the degree of relationship to that ancestor is irrelevant to the question of a person's commitment to the memorial.
Please provide your relationship to the person in the memorial when making the request.
This has been said about genealogy and I rather think that it applies with equal force to the volunteer work done here at Find A Grave:
Genealogy begins as an interest,
Becomes a hobby,
Continues as an avocation,
Takes over as an obsession,
And in its last stage,
Is an incurable disease.
If you would like me to take cemetery pictures for you, please include the grave location - one way to learn a grave location is to phone the cemetery; if a cemetery with thousands or even tens of thousands of graves has 20 photo requests and I have only an hour or two to take photographs, I am likely to select first the requests that include the grave location. Also, if you want multiple photographs (e.g., husband and wife), list both/all of them; I feel that I more helpful the more pictures that I take, so I am likely to give priority to a pair of requests.
If you would like to use one of my photos for your own personal purposes (e.g., to post on a profile on your family tree at Ancestry.com), feel free to do so, but please provide attribution (along the lines of "Originally contributed to the memorial for [name of person] on Find A Grave by Charlie Morgan").
A note about the Transcriptions Field - it's very time consuming to complete. I concur completely with the following comment made by Stauffacher56 in a thread in one of the Forums here: "I think the transcription is about the marker and should include everything it says. If I omit something (usually due to readability issues, sometimes because living persons are mentioned) I'll mention the nature of the omission in the note field. Things like names and dates could be presented differently on the marker vs. the fields on the top of the page. Photos aren't viewable by everyone, sometimes they're not very clear, and sometimes there isn't a photo at all. The transcription fills those gaps."
By making a complete transcription of the inscription, we do a big favor to folks without eyesight who depend on electronic readers to speak the words of a website to them. Those readers cannot read photographs.
Regarding living people, I find it impossible to "know" who is living or not. The fact that there might be a name on a grave marker either without any dates or with a birth date but no death date could mean that the person is deceased but the marker has not been updated (or it could reflect the fact that the person is not deceased). We cannot know the status of such a person without access to the immediate family. Of course, a faithful transcription needs to include that information since it is right there on the marker under the photos tab.
The tougher question is whether it is appropriate to create a memorial for a person whose death information is absent from the grave marker. Find A Grave rules prohibit the creation of a memorial if, but only if, the person is living. In the absence of knowing, however, I find it reasonable to create the memorial since the grave marker does mark the grave of the person. That is particularly true since I have found many instances where the death information is absent from the marker but I know that the person is deceased. Of course, I will delete a memorial promptly when contacted by a member of the family advising that the person is living and requesting deletion.
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|Dolores J. Rush||Morgan|
My husband's latest Morgan ancestor was Elvira Morgan Golden (18708897) and you can follow her links back to the oldest ancestor, Col. Morgan Morgan. Where do your Morgan's hale from, besides the Carolinas? Dorthy Mack of the Boone Society has published a book with Jim White on the Morgan/Strode family. It's available on Lulu.com. Daniel Boone's mother was a Morgan also.
|Ron Rader||Martha Chute|
Thank you so much for the transfer. It is greatly appreciated.
I will add some more info to the bio section in a few days. I found one of her sons, so will try to get them linked.
While updating one of my entries, William Henry Felton, died January 1899 In New Brunswick, I noticed you have a separate entry for the same individual at a different cemetery. I have a copy of his death certificate which states Central Cemetery, often called Cheeseman. His father was my husband's 2nd great grandfather and his brother a great grandfather to my husband. If Christ Church's records differ, it really doesn't matter, either will do. Central Cemetery is in sad shape the last I saw it. William's father, Charles B Felton is also buried at Central. If possible could you transfer your William Felton to me. It would be much appreciated. I do have his Canadian birth and New York marriage certificates. I grew up in New Brunswick, visit the cemeteries on trips to the area, and try to keep up with all the family history. Thank you. Barbara Roskell, Viera, Florida Check out my Ancestry file.
Added by BarbaraR on Jun 11, 2017 3:56 PM
|millie starr||William and Susan Dickey|
I agree with all of the fun things you have said, being a committed family history nut and a person who has been the one in charge of publishing records for more than ten local cemeteries I can see that you tell it like it is.
You are given as the creator of Susan Van Buskirk Dickey b 1810 and dying 1882. Her record and her husband's /William C. Dickey are shown to be in Plot D:19. Perhaps the simplest question is, is the CW marker for the younger William Dickey in D19? He is a son of the older one so could be.
I know you did only her grave and another man named Charles did the husband. But they show her husband to be in the picture of a Civil War marker that I think is their son. On her record you show her husband as a Captain and the one who is on the stone showing from other records for that man show him as a man more age appropriate to being a Sargent. The Soldiers and Sailors System show his name William Dickey twice in the records of the 25th Maine.
Any ideas as to where the other person got the idea that that CW marker belonged to her husband?
I know this is asking a lot, but it gives Find-a-Grave such a bad name to have such goofy info. I prefer to totally trust them. Thanks,
Millie Starr email@example.com
|Moonstone||RE: James H. Griffin|
Thanks for the update to his memorial- Yes, it does seem like there were quite a few disinterments in Eastern & Western Cemeteries... Again, its much appreciated
|Moonstone||RE: James H. Griffin|
Hello Charlie- I had deleted the Memorial I had created for him at forest city and uploaded the pic to the memorial you had for him in a dif cemetery before messaging you. Again, he does NOT have a memorial at forest city yet (was deleted).
Billiongraves.com also has his memorial at forest city. https://billiongraves.com/grave/person/3560897#/ If you could please correct his burial location, that'd be swell. Thank you, fellow taphophile! :)
|NotYourTime||RE: Van Pelt|
Thank you for getting back to me about the deletion of the duplicated memorial. I gather Findagrave did it before I had a chance to do so. I heard from others about records being deleted without notice or others taken over by Findagrave without permission. Thank you again.
Earlier this evening you indicated to me that I created a duplicated record for Margaret Sarah (nee Selover) Van Pelt (1820-1875). The original was spelt with the surname as VanPelt with no space. That is why I didn't realize that it was a duplicated.
I was about to attend to is now but, the record is gone and I did not delete it at this point. Can you please tell me what happened to it. I had her son, Isaac, connected to her and now he is not.
Can please explain how you were able to do this?
Just asking. Thanks
|Janet LaMotte||RE: Josephine Mathilda Wissman|
Correct maiden name added. Thanks for correction.
|MN||Sallie Hungerford Chandler|
One of the things I like about getting edits is that I try to find other updates. You might want to take another look at her memorial and see if it looks alright to you. I think I had one of the census incorrect, but lbelieve I have the right ones now.
Added by MN on Apr 12, 2017 2:18 PM
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