Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Advertisement
Jeannie (#47455633)
 member for 5 years, 11 months, 23 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo I have been interested in genealogy since the very early 1970's when I found the newspaper obituary of my great-great grandmother: Sarah Varches Killingsworth Dill Weaver Hicks among various photos, letters and other personal papers that had been saved by my family. I was looking for "something old" to use for my wedding. Finding her obituary ignited a passion for researching our family's past. At the time, I had no idea what an interesting adventure awaited.
 Contact:
or
Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 48 Memorials Added
 • 85 Memorials Managed
 • 49 Photos
 • 62 Photo Requests
 • 2 Fame Ratings
Messages left for Jeannie (24)[Leave Message]
Gary Bridges
RE: Katie Howell
You're very welcome. I'll keep checking back periodically for a permanent marker.
Added by Gary Bridges on May 19, 2016 3:09 AM
Richard Boyer
RE: Lappe
Can't get into the vault and there are no windows to look thru.

Rich Boyer
Added by Richard Boyer on May 18, 2016 9:21 PM
Danny Grizzle
RE: Photo
Sorry for your experience with a user insisting on enforcing a copyright. This runs counter to the purpose of Find A Grave in that it places a research burden on users to document rights ownership, which can be a more onerous task than doing the family research itself.

The issue of copyright seems to me to only apply where people are posting images they personally created. When posting scanned images of people, my guess is that very few could prove copyright ownership, and in many cases according to strictest interpretation, they are themselves copyright violators for scanning the work of others. In some cases where photos include persons of known death dates, it should be possible to prove that photographs have lapsed by law into the public domain. This would be true without regard for possession of an original print.

I feel that copyright law should be changed to exempt family historians from these ridiculous burdens.

Lots of people play amateur lawyer and cite Find A Grave rules about posting obituaries. I wish Find A Grave had provision to post details that would be made public at some future date when allowed by law, but visible privately only to contributors. There are privacy issues inherent in identifying survivors, for instance. But the larger issue facing Find A Grave is legal action by vulture funeral directors who view their obituary transcription to be a fully copyrightable creative work same as a book or publication. This is silly, given they do nothing more than transcribe what is reported to them by the family. But the fact remains that they have identified this as a revenue stream. Where individuals such as you or me would likely never be targeted by a lawsuit, Find A Grave, now owned by Ancestry.com is another story. Lawsuit is an exaggeration - but lawyers know that they can nick $10,000 or $20,000 with a demand letter because these battles cost more to fight than to settle.

I think it is very ugly business for anyone posing as a Find A Grave contributor to arbitrarily take action to obliterate the memory of the deceased. They may have a legal basis to indulge their bossy enforcement, but the plain fact is none of us will live forever, and demanding that anyone with living interest in a deceased person wait until all legal encumbrances expire before posting information is in essence an obliteration of the historical record and documentation of the deceased lives.

These people are in the wrong place to be behaving like that.
Added by Danny Grizzle on Apr 04, 2016 11:03 PM
Rena Edwards
RE: McBee in Union Valley cemetery
If you give me an email address i can send them directly to you
Added by Rena Edwards on Apr 01, 2016 8:22 PM
Ed Fincke
RE: Abbey
I'm glad we got it done . We took photos in our nearby cemetery , but it took a while to get them posted . I'm very happy to help you . Many of Our Dad's family are buried in United .
Thank you for explaining the burial . I often find folks buried near one another who aren't a couple Regards , Ed and Alma
Added by Ed Fincke on Nov 07, 2015 12:34 PM
Jeff
RE: Bobbie Joe Jordan
Added. I'm very sorry I didn't do it when I did Bobbie. I always add when there are two on a marker.
Added by Jeff on May 17, 2015 2:58 PM
Debra Fortune
RE: Noah McCarty
Quite welcome. I believe if that is Noah, if you need the pic of his wife I have it too. just let me know can email or post either way.
Added by Debra Fortune on Oct 14, 2014 9:54 PM
Peggy Pickens-Trojan
RE: Pearcy, Thaddeus William
Please email me direct at pegden2@ameritech.net.
Peggy
Added by Peggy Pickens-Trojan on Jun 23, 2014 8:13 PM
Peggy Pickens-Trojan
Pearcy, Thaddeus William "Thad" memorial # 94027883
Jeannie,
I added a copy of Thad's WW2 draft registration - it has his birth date. His wife Inez Alma Fields {# 94027882} was my father's 1st cousin.
Added by Peggy Pickens-Trojan on Jun 05, 2014 10:10 AM
Sara and Harvey Causey
Martha Killingsworth
Mars Hill Cemetery is divided in 2 sections-one east of the church and one west of the church.
We searched the east side today but didn't find he grave. We will search the west side next time we go to this cemetery.
Added by Sara and Harvey Causey on May 30, 2014 1:19 PM
[View all messages...]
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service