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Contributors are moving their Burial Unknown to the correct cemetery based upon my finding the correct burial location, consequently giving the appearance that I'm creating duplicate memorials. When a person is entering memorials in a specific cemetery they aren't required to search the entire site (for example, there are over 45,000 records if searching for James Smith; and from past experience, memorials may be missing from the search results). A duplicate memorial with a correct known burial location will always be preferred over an unknown burial location. If a member doesn't update a memorial to the correct burial location within 30 days, then that memorial will be the one deleted, even if it was created first:
• The first memorial in the correct cemetery will be kept.
• A marked cenotaph in a cemetery is kept over alternate dispositions.

Obits, links, and information on many memorials have been submitted by others – accuracy is not guaranteed. If there is an error, it's likely from an edit sent to me to post (or from the default automatically-accepted edit). Allow several weeks for edits to be processed – longer for laborious messages by email – when time permits. Note: Even though I added a photo to a memorial, I may not manage that memorial and therefore I cannot edit information on that memorial.

Do not copy my photos and use them on other memorials (you are attributing the photos as your own when you use them). The "Memorials with no grave photo" search feature is ineffective when an outdated photo from an older memorial is copied to a new memorial (usually the departed spouse). I do report copied photos and they are removed.

Transfers within Find A Grave guidelines only. Click on the "Help" link below for this and other guidelines. I've had distant relatives of the departed compete for the same memorial; I cannot please everyone. Typically, when I do transfer a memorial, nothing is added to the memorial by the new manager.

The 'last name' on the memorial must match the name that is on the headstone (however, the powers that be flout this guideline / rule). I will include any other married names as part of the biography section.

I add rank only for armed services personnel that either died in service or retired from a military career. When entering civilian life after a brief time in service, most people do not carry the rank with them. A post from the forum: "The military headstone will say something like 'John Doe PFC US Army' but that does not mean I should enter it as 'PFC John Doe' (who died aged 80)."

The memorial GPS burial coordinates help anyone to visit the grave by walking directly to it; it's not for entering the general coordinates of the cemetery.

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