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I will no longer make family links to memorials that are "burial unknown", especially if there is no birth or death dates. This is "Find A Grave", not "Free Family Tree Game". You did not find a grave, you typed a name in with no idea where the final resting place is for that person. I consider such memorials invalid and contrary to the purpose of Find A Grave, so I will not link to them.|
When I started on FindaGrave, I wanted to help provide original information on burials that was difficult to find elsewhere. I reasoned that an accurate account of headstone, cemetery records, and information related to the burials would enhance people's genealogical research, helping to add new information or confirm that which they had already gleaned elsewhere.
However, a great number of people have decided it is a resource better suited to making a free family tree where they can replace what can be found at the gravesite with information from other sources (with any mistakes that it may contain). If some family tree hints they are buried in some cemetery, why bother checking? Just plop the memorial there. Don't know the cemetery at all? Just plop them in one you think is close by or leave it as "burial unknown", maybe somebody will go through the trouble of contacting you after they put in the hard work to actually find the grave in another cemetery. Either way, you still get to claim the find as yours because you "found" it first.
Because of these things, I am much less active on FindaGrave. The effort and expense to physically locate and accurately record graves just isn't worth it if the reality of the website being more like "Their-Grave-Could-Be-There.com" is good enough for most members.
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|Baxter B. Fite III||RE: Vivian Howell|
Dear KQB, First of all, U want to Thanks You again for all of the GREAT work you have done for Find A Grave. I really believe that what we are doing will be appreciated long after we are gone.
Second, I want to Thank You for kind comments about my work. I love writing about veterans. Our veterans, peacetime and wartime alike, have given up or were asked to give up what should have been some of the best times of their lives. They made sacrifices that none veterans, like myself, will never fully understand and can't imagine going through what some of they went through. If you have never read the poem WHEN THE BOYS IN BLUE ARE GONE, try to find it. It was written by a Civil War veteran in his waning years and expressed his concern about who would tell the civil war veterans story after they were all gone. I love telling their story and will continue to do so until the day I die.
Finally, I want to Thank You for your willingness to transfer memorials. Some people don't feel what I do is appropriate for Find A Grave and that this is not what Find A Grave was intended for. I feel the Creators would not of set up Find A Grave with options they didn't want used. EVERYBODY HAS A STORY and I love telling it if I know it. I am going to add what I can to the Memorials you were gracious enough to transfer to me and then I will transfer them on to the granddaughter I am working with. I have transferred several memorials that I set up for her family and she has already done some GREAT work with them.
Thanks again for all you have done, for what you have done for me and for all you will yet do for Find A Grave. It is and always will be GREATLY APPRECIATED!! Sincerely, Baxter
and your willingness
I wish I could help, a suggestion would be to contact the Monroe County Historical society in Paris, Mo., or the library there.
The little dixie library in Moberly Mo., has a really good genealogy room.
That's the only ones I know of.
Added by PShannon on Mar 26, 2017 6:02 PM
|Cardsfan23||RE: Parker-Darr Cemetery|
Thank you so much for your prompt response. I've always heard it called Parker Cemetery or Parker Burial Grounds and I do know where what is left of it is. It is actually just a few miles from my home and I have looked in every library & other source trying to find a survey of the cemetery but have had no luck. Here is what I know of it.
It unfortunately is located on private ground & one of the previous owners basically destroyed it - he knocked all the tombstones down and threw them in a big ditch on the property. I won't even TRY to convey my VERY STRONG DISGUST about that. A subsequent owner found the stones & brought the stones that were still intact up to the spot where the cemetery WAS located, which was known only by a few corner fenceposts still there. I learned of this & heard that there were a few stones with my surname on them & went out there for the first time in the early 90's I think. I took pictures of some of the stones, but I have not been able to find those. I did discover some of my ancestors there which really is what got me started in my Genealogy quest. I went back out there approximately 10 years ago and recorded all of the Headstones that are still there but I didn't have a good camera at that time, so I recorded the transcriptions of every stone I found. I just recently went back out there with an iphone & ipod to take pictures of what I could find. Unfortunately mother nature & the weather had overgrown most of the stones which are laying flat now. I located all of the stones I had previously recorded, but by that time it was near the end of the day and lighting was bad as well as the fact that the stones were pretty dirty. I only got a handful of pics. Yes that was me that just posted a few of those pics(so far). When it is a little nicer out I will go back and carefully clean the stones(water & soft brush ONLY)and get better pics of all of them. I am in the process of trying to figure out WHO these people are and possibly who they are related to so I can post memorials for them. Unfortunately I did not find stones for any of the names you posted memorials for. A lot of these are children who died young, and so I'm trying to figure out who those parents are which is difficult because a lot of times its just the initials & last names of the parents. I WILL get memorials posted for all of the stones I have found as soon as the weather cooperates and I can get to it. If you will send me your email in a separate message I will record it and then delete the message immediately for protection. Then I can send you the names & dates of the stones I have so you can peruse them to see if any of them are in your family tree. I really enjoy this stuff and only wish I had more time to devote to this wonderful hobby (obsession?). Thanks again for your prompt response.
|Cardsfan23||Parker-Darr Cemetery, Benbow, Marion County, MO|
I noticed that you added the majority of memorials in this Cemetery. I was just wondering what your source is. I have never come across any burial records although I wish I could find some. I've been told that years ago there were a number of headstones in the cemetery, but they were lost or destroyed by a previous land owner. Maybe you are related to these people and in your family records? I would appreciate any leads you might be able to give me. Thank you for your time.
|Gary L. Maize||Martha Jane Archer|
Greenwood cemetery She died today Quentin
|Rosie II||Lawrence & Doris Bross|
Thank you very much for the photo. I appreciate your time in helping; I do the same for others. That's what makes Find A Gravers so special.
Added by Rosie II on Jan 29, 2017 8:52 AM
|Gary L. Maize||AthurPoppe.|
Had 2 wives. Thelma Foster, m 1943. Freda and Janice Poppe's mother.
|Elizabeth||Jacob A Piersol @ St Jude Cem|
Thank You for adding Jacob's memorial.
I have sent links for his father & mother via the edit tab.
Your time is greatly appreciated!
Thank you so much for the tombstone photos for Milliard and Harriette (Snell) Watters.
|Lyn McDaniel||RE: Barger & activity|
I didn’t know you were related, too, so no need to transfer her. Doesn’t matter to me who “owns” the memorials as long as they’re right and connected to their family. I have corresponded with Carolyn Bremmer in years past, and probably sent her the Barger info that you posted. Contact me off-board and I can eMail you a couple of pictures you would want of Henry Potterfield and of the Wadsworth family. My yahoo address is LLMCD2005.
I had the Wadsworth family Bible until it was stolen around 1971. I grew up in Hannibal. Have you been to the “Forman Burying Ground?” Some of our people are supposed to be there.
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