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The memorials I have entered on Find a Grave I have added based on documentation. Please do not tell me I am wrong or to remove them WITHOUT proof from you showing otherwise. Remember cemetery transcriptions, websites or even church records can be wrong. One listing may have a name, another may not. One listing is always older than the other. We both could be right based on what we have on hand. A person could have been buried in one cemetery, but loved ones moved them to another. I have even seen where a family had moved a gravesite four times. The scenarios are endless. The best evidence is to get a photo in that cemetery, but please do not claim the photo request and then without actually looking for it state they are not buried there.

If I send a correction, additional information or suggest family links, be assured, I have done some personal research before making that request. I will be more than happy to provide that information if asked.

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

Known Burials verses Unknown Burials:
Please, Please, 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. Read the guidelines. They are simplified and self-explanatory. It states a memorial with a correct known burial location will always be preferred over an unknown burial location and they will merge YOUR memorial(s) into the correctly placed memorial.

Duplicates: I am the caretaker of some of IWPP's memorials. If you find a memorial that has been duplicated by him or by me let me know and I will merge them as soon as possible, after verification.

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). Please state your exact relationship or the request will ignored.

If you have a large family, a wonderful way to gather all your ancestors together and achieve that goal is by setting up a virtual cemetery. It is a wonderful way to keep all of your family members in one place, while respecting the efforts of everyone who created these memorials and has worked so hard to link all family members together.

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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