A heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributes to my and other memorials on Findagrave, but please respect the time of contributors by not sending trivial updates (like the order of photos.) Nobody should be expected to make Findagrave a full time job.
PLEASE NOTE I am not able to respond to texts, Facebook messages or others sent to email. I use a secondary email account for Findagrave and other accounts that I can only check when time permits. The one exception is a request to transfer.
NOTE. I will try to transfer memorials I have no direct interest in, but not for centuries old ones with thousands of descendants. In addition, I sometimes transfer memorials without asking if a researcher seems to have particular interest or knowledge. If you receive one and do not wish to manage it, simply transfer back. Thanks!
REQUESTS TO ADD OBITUARIES:
Obits under copyright should be summarized or will not be posted. In most cases, there is a 72-year or longer time period. Please do not send work transcribed by others.
I share my tombstone photos freely, but only if appropriate attribution is added. You may do so for personal usage and should give proper credit (Suggest: Findagrave tombstone photo taken by Mary Harrell-Sesniak [date].) Under no circumstances should they be added to other sites (such as Ancestry) and shared publicly as if they are your own.
This permission does not apply to family documents from my personal archives. According to correspondence from the U.S. Copyright office, scanned images and photographs, are protected items attributable only to the person who created them, even if the item is no longer under copyright. If you have access to original materials, please make your own copies.
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