Judie Latshaw Huff

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95% of the memorials I control are not family, I added them because while taking cemetery photos I ran across a marker that no memorial has been created for so I create it and post the photo. Since they are not related to me I am not interested in researching their ancestry to make sure the edits are correct that are submitted. I take no responsibility for errors that someone else posted and I really am not interested in making corrections for errors that I did not make.

I don’t edit memorials from emails sent to me. I will not update a memorial with information from a death certificate as I believe Find A Grave is a place to memorialize an ancestor NOT to put research information, there is software for that.

If you have edits, please use the EDIT link as I am no longer going to approve edits, they will automatically be approved by Find A Grave within a few weeks. Unfortunately I don't have time to take info that is transcribed within an email and have to post it in different locations within the memorial. The only memorials I will do that for is those that I am related to since I would be adding information for an ancestor. Plus it eliminates me possibly incorrectly entering info. If you are adding an obit and there is no info regarding the newspaper the obit was printed in and date there will be no editing.

I will delete EDITS if all you are doing is adding duplicate info that created the memorial. I go to cemeteries within about 25 miles from where I live and take photos of every marker I can find in a cemetery, which can take several trips at my time and expense. I then add the photo to a memorial already created or I create one if there isn't one already created. I realize that people are being added to cemeteries all the time but I don't go back to that cemetery once I have taken photos of all the markers. I am more concerned about the markers originally placed, not the recently added.

If I find a marker that is missing a death date I do try to find the death date and add it within the bio.

If you would like me to remove any photos I posted please make the request through the EDIT link, Suggest any other correction or addition. I will only remove photos made this way as it guarantees me that I have the correct memorial.

If you find I created a memorial but there is no marker photo, it generally means I goofed. Please let me know if there is no marker photo as I generally only create memorials from photos I've taken and there is no memorial to add it to. However, there is one cemetery exception that I created memorials for, Lopez Union Cemetery in Washington State, from a list supplied to me by the cemetery Sexton.

I am still taking photos however my health will not allow me to any longer pull weeds or trim ground markers that grass is growing over, sorry.

I post some photos that are taken at an angle on some of the harder to read markers. I take angle photos as they have a tendency to create a shadow so the engraving can be read better.

I do not add GPS locations as they are some times incorrect and I'm not going to double check them.

I also am not linking memorials that have been created for an individual who has a marker with their name and birth date on it without a death date. There are obvious exceptions (if someone was born in the 1800's or early 1900's) it probably means any remaining family, if there is any, did not have the marker updated. It is possible for a person to be still alive at the age of 100 or more. More people are placing markers for themselves, just because a marker has been placed with a birth date/year but no death date, it doesn't mean the person is deceased.

I will consider transferring memorials outside the Find A Grave guidelines as long as requests are made through the EDIT link and it appears your request is legitimate.

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