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David Brown (#46829149)
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 • 196 Memorials Added
 • 199 Memorials Managed
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Leon Barton
RE: William Madison Wilson/Lamar, Colorado
I transferred his memorial to you. You can add the memorial and other information. Have a great day.
Added by Leon Barton on Dec 29, 2016 8:38 AM
Family Tree Climber
Duplicates
I have sent many corrections to you over the past couple months regarding numerous memorials of mine that you have duplicated and have had no response. Are you still active here on findagrave? I note by messages below that others have attempted to contact you regarding the same issue. Please let us know if you are active... The intent of findagrave is to have one memorial per person, it's not a place to build your own family tree if that was your intent ... there are other sites that are available to do that. Please respond.
Added by Family Tree Climber on Jul 20, 2013 4:50 PM
J. Egolf
Duplicate Memorials

You have entered 14 duplicate memorials of my entries in Trindle Spring Lutheran Church Cemetery for the Myers family. Please delete them. Thank you.
Added by J. Egolf on May 30, 2013 11:32 AM
Greg Campbell
Duplicates yes - but... you do good work!
I'm no expert at this stuff, but FindAGrave does have it's dedicated volunteers. Some folks are very territorial of the entries they create. Others are more willing to transfer management of memorials to those who demonstrate a willingness to extend & nurture the work.

It's always a good idea to verify that there are no duplicates before creating a new entry. Sometimes the Find A Grave search engine can return no results if you make it a little too specific... and sometimes it shows no matches when there actually are. That makes it easy to accidentally create duplicates.

As a last "double check" before creating a new memorial, I sometimes search that particular cemetery for similar last names, or if it is a small cemetery, I might simply browse all the interments.

If somebody else has entered the system, then I try to figure out if they appear to be related. Clicking on the contributor's profile will usually make it clear if they are a hobbyist, a family member, a "surveyor", or a "collector". Surveyor's might have entered 100,000+ memorials - and bulk add entire cemeteries, often with the hope that family members will then find it and take over the management and the details.

"Collectors" on the other hand will sometimes be very reluctant to transfer management of any memorial unless you can absolutely establish a relationship within the policy of 4 generations. They probably won't transfer to "cousins" or other distant relatives, only direct descendants or ancestors.

At that point, you can politely contact them and request management, however if they refuse, you are pretty much stuck in simply sending them the info and hoping they will update the memorial with the additional information. As collectors, they are often willing to do that.

The worst case is when a "collector" leaves the system - and can potentially "orphan" a bunch of memorials that deserve to be updated. I'm sure Find A Grave has procedures to handle those situations, but it's bound to be an uphill struggle.



In the meantime - you still deserve an "atta-boy" for compiling some great memorials. Don't be discouraged. Explain your connection to the original creator. They may still transfer the duplicates to you so you can give them the TLC that they deserve. And... if they won't, then the original contributor has an obligation to process valid updates and information. If they refuse, then you have a legitimate gripe to take up with the Find A Grave folks. They have the ultimate authority to resolve conflicts.


Keep up the good work!
I hope this helps you.

Greg

Added by Greg Campbell on May 18, 2012 7:43 AM
PaGenieGirl
Duplicate Memorial's/Trindle Springs Cemetery
David,
I am advising you that you have entered 17 duplicat memorials of my entries in this cemetery for Bushey, Fought, Myers, Plough family's. Kindly delete all of your duplicate memorials and follow the Find A Grave Guidlines.
Added by PaGenieGirl on Apr 28, 2012 6:07 PM
TracyZim
Mary Elizabeth Herman Brown
Hi, I was wondering if you have more information on Mary's first husband John Keenportz besides what is written in her obituary. I have decendants with the last name Keenportz who were from Cumberland Co. I'm curious if he is connected to the same family. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
TracyZim
Added by TracyZim on Dec 14, 2010 7:21 AM
 

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