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CindyS (#18484625)
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**New** Per Admins 04/04/2017: Find A Grave has decided to remove the following selections from our default list of available flowers: Beer, Beer Can, Cheers 1, Cheers 2, Cigar, Cigarettes, Black Flag, and Eight Ball. Any flower which has one of these will now be displaying Forget Me Nots.

**New** Per A.J. Effective 01/10/2017:
Email Limit: No more than two requests per email and no more than 5 emails per day. This includes all seven Find A Grave emails.

09/15/2015 per Katina "Correcting a name (on the memorial) that is wrong on a stone":
If there is direct primary documentation that a name or date is incorrect on the headstone, then add the correct information to the fields provided on the memorial page. An example of direct primary documentation is a birth certificate that proves the birth year on the headstone to be incorrect. Add a note to the memorial page that briefly documents how the stone is known to be incorrect. It is best to research and check multiple resources to verify your findings.

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I love getting information on the memorials that I manage. I try to verify that it is correct before I honor a request. At times I will ask for sources as to where the information came from so if asked please do not be offended.

If you sponsor a memorial that I manage, if it is not in my family I will automatically transfer that memorial to you.

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Known Burials verses Unknown Burials: Please, do not move your Unknown Burial or a memorial from an incorrect cemetery into the correct cemetery and then demand that the contributor delete their correctly placed memorial. Find A Grave states a memorial with a correct known burial location will always be preferred over an unknown burial location and they will merge those memorials into the correctly placed memorial

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Duplicates: I am the caretaker of some of IWPP's memorials. If you find a memorial that has been duplicated let me know and I will get it deleted as soon as possible. Per Find A Grave Guidelines I have to merge those duplicates with the original good record.

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Transfers: I have received on the same day contributors asking to have the same memorial transferred to them, one had a closer relationship then the other but the other had asked first. Emails got really ugly between the two and they included me in them so.... since we cannot please everyone I am only adhering to the four generation rule (siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren). As the guidelines state the goal is not to "own" every memorial of those to whom you are related. The ultimate goal should be to have meaningful, accurate memorials that honor those who have passed away, regardless of who created the memorial or who maintains it. A wonderful way to gather all your ancestors together and achieve that goal is by setting up a virtual cemetery.

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I would like to thank all contributors and photographers for all that you have done for me and for FindaGrave. You are very much appreciated!

Have Fun and Happy Hunting!
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