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Any obituary, photo, bio information or document uploaded is not a copyright violation and is covered under the Fair Use Law if used for research or genealogical purposes. The information within or connected to my memorials is not to be sold for profit.

I LOVE DOCUMENTS. Obituaries, birth & death certificates and military docs are great to upload to my memorials. PLEASE DO! Censuses -- Please don't upload them. Censuses are unnecessary, contain inaccurate information, and take up space for more important things. I don't like screenshots from your family tree or from familysearch because that information is found on the free sites. Most people just aren't interested in how you are related, and Findagrave doesn't approve either, so please don't upload that to a memorial. Thanks.

EDITS
— Please process your edits through the Findagrave edit system which is simple and easy.
— I do not link family members through the messaging system or with memorial numbers left in a flower. Linking is a simple procedure you can do through the findagrave edit system instead of sending me memorial numbers to link though a hunt-and-search. I will add obituaries through an SAC, but sometimes it takes me a while to do it since I work only at night.
— I do not link to Burial Unknowns. Please do not create a Burial Unknown memorial for an ancestor as a fill-in for your family tree and then ask me to link a memorial to that person. Findagrave discourages Burial Unknowns and asks that you do not create memorials for the purpose of creating your family tree on Findagrave. Best-guess dispositions are accepted for our ancestors whose burial has been lost to history. Many of our ancestors were buried on family farms or in small family cemeteries. If a wife or a husband is buried in a family cemetery, it is safe to assume the spouse would be buried there also if they both died closely together. However, please take in consideration a re-marriage and subsequent burial with the next spouse. You are welcome to insert a hyperlink in the bio section of your burial unknown linking that burial unknown to my memorial.
— Dates on headstones are not always accurate since many stones were placed years or decades after the person died. This includes name spellings.
— I research most edits when I have time. I don't always have a lot of time and will go back to an accepted edit and research it. If I find links to unknown burials or a plop in a cemetery that was created in 1890 and the person died in 1860, I will unlink the memorial.
Do not add your edits, obituaries or your extended family tree information in the flowers. This is against Findagrave's policies. If I find it, I will report it as abuse and have it removed. Simple military information in a flower is OK. If you want to add additional military information, there is the stone inscription edit area that can be used and I will accept the edit.
— If you send me an edit adding a period "." after an initial, I will decline it. It's a waste of your time and mine and the search function operates better by not using a punctuation mark. Findagrave has improved their search algorithms.
— People were not born with the title of Mr. or Mrs., or a military title. I will not accept edits to add a prefix of Mr. or Mrs. unless they were buried as, example: Mrs. James Cooper.
— Military titles are bestowed during a lifetime and not all were honorable; Findagrave's Military Rank guidelines and military protocol specifically state that only military who died while in service or retired from service retain their rank. If you send me an edit adding a military rank to the memorial, I will decline it or remove it. Military ranks will be added to the bio section or in the headstone inscription area.
I do not accept edits assigning a number or a letter to any infant, child or human being. From Findagrave's naming conventions: "Do not use other terms unless they identify the person. Acceptable terms, that can be placed in the first name field, include but are not limited to: Child, Twin, Infant, Adult, Male, Female. Most often you would use what is inscribed on the headstone for the first name field, such as Infant or Baby Boy along with the surname in the last name field. You can add other descriptive text to distinguish one infant from another in the same family, such as 'Infant Boy Jensen' and 'Infant Boy 2 Jensen." This is optional but not MANDATORY. I will be happy to put additional information in the bio section, ie. Triplet 1 of 3 etc.
— Memorials that I have taken over from inactive or fallen gravers will not always have correct information or links to correct family members. Since I work on Findagrave sporadically at night, I haven't worked on each memorial to check for accuracy. I welcome any edits to correct existing mistakes. If you find wrong information on these re-managed memorials, put in an edit and I'll check it out. Upload a document as verification of your change.

TRANSFER POLICIES
Due to past difficulties with other members, I have found it necessary to adopt new transfer procedures and follow the Findagrave policies, therefore—

I will now only transfer under Findagrave's Transfer Policies, which clearly outline the direct generational procedure. -- I will always transfer your brothers and sisters and their spouses. --

--If you ask for a transfer, according to Findagrave policy, state your relationship when you ask. If no relationship is stated, no transfer. I will not respond. Name collectors looking to fill in the twigs on their family tree by asking for several same-name transfers without a documented close relationship will also be ignored. --

We all have thousands of cousins in our family trees and those cousins have cousins. If I'm not related to that "cousin" you want, I will transfer the memorial.

These are Findagrave's new transfer policies. Please read them before asking for a transfer.
Memorials are transferred for relatives with these close relationships: child, spouse/partner, sibling, parent, grandchild, great-grandchild, grandparent, great-grandparent, niece/nephew, great niece/nephew, aunt/uncle, great aunt/uncle, or first cousin. This would include adoptive, step, and in-law versions of these relationships. If two members are related within these guidelines and both would like to manage the memorial, the member with the closer relationship should be given management.

If you would like a transfer within the guidelines and the person is not related to me, please state your relationship, and please don't demand; ask me nicely.

I do not transfer the memorials of my, my husband's or my children's family members.

Any obituary, photo, bio information or document uploaded is not a copyright violation and is covered under the Fair Use Law if used for research or genealogical purposes. The information within or connected to my memorials is not to be sold for profit.

I LOVE DOCUMENTS. Obituaries, birth & death certificates and military docs are great to upload to my memorials. PLEASE DO! Censuses -- Please don't upload them. Censuses are unnecessary, contain inaccurate information, and take up space for more important things. I don't like screenshots from your family tree or from familysearch because that information is found on the free sites. Most people just aren't interested in how you are related, and Findagrave doesn't approve either, so please don't upload that to a memorial. Thanks.

EDITS
— Please process your edits through the Findagrave edit system which is simple and easy.
— I do not link family members through the messaging system or with memorial numbers left in a flower. Linking is a simple procedure you can do through the findagrave edit system instead of sending me memorial numbers to link though a hunt-and-search. I will add obituaries through an SAC, but sometimes it takes me a while to do it since I work only at night.
— I do not link to Burial Unknowns. Please do not create a Burial Unknown memorial for an ancestor as a fill-in for your family tree and then ask me to link a memorial to that person. Findagrave discourages Burial Unknowns and asks that you do not create memorials for the purpose of creating your family tree on Findagrave. Best-guess dispositions are accepted for our ancestors whose burial has been lost to history. Many of our ancestors were buried on family farms or in small family cemeteries. If a wife or a husband is buried in a family cemetery, it is safe to assume the spouse would be buried there also if they both died closely together. However, please take in consideration a re-marriage and subsequent burial with the next spouse. You are welcome to insert a hyperlink in the bio section of your burial unknown linking that burial unknown to my memorial.
— Dates on headstones are not always accurate since many stones were placed years or decades after the person died. This includes name spellings.
— I research most edits when I have time. I don't always have a lot of time and will go back to an accepted edit and research it. If I find links to unknown burials or a plop in a cemetery that was created in 1890 and the person died in 1860, I will unlink the memorial.
Do not add your edits, obituaries or your extended family tree information in the flowers. This is against Findagrave's policies. If I find it, I will report it as abuse and have it removed. Simple military information in a flower is OK. If you want to add additional military information, there is the stone inscription edit area that can be used and I will accept the edit.
— If you send me an edit adding a period "." after an initial, I will decline it. It's a waste of your time and mine and the search function operates better by not using a punctuation mark. Findagrave has improved their search algorithms.
— People were not born with the title of Mr. or Mrs., or a military title. I will not accept edits to add a prefix of Mr. or Mrs. unless they were buried as, example: Mrs. James Cooper.
— Military titles are bestowed during a lifetime and not all were honorable; Findagrave's Military Rank guidelines and military protocol specifically state that only military who died while in service or retired from service retain their rank. If you send me an edit adding a military rank to the memorial, I will decline it or remove it. Military ranks will be added to the bio section or in the headstone inscription area.
I do not accept edits assigning a number or a letter to any infant, child or human being. From Findagrave's naming conventions: "Do not use other terms unless they identify the person. Acceptable terms, that can be placed in the first name field, include but are not limited to: Child, Twin, Infant, Adult, Male, Female. Most often you would use what is inscribed on the headstone for the first name field, such as Infant or Baby Boy along with the surname in the last name field. You can add other descriptive text to distinguish one infant from another in the same family, such as 'Infant Boy Jensen' and 'Infant Boy 2 Jensen." This is optional but not MANDATORY. I will be happy to put additional information in the bio section, ie. Triplet 1 of 3 etc.
— Memorials that I have taken over from inactive or fallen gravers will not always have correct information or links to correct family members. Since I work on Findagrave sporadically at night, I haven't worked on each memorial to check for accuracy. I welcome any edits to correct existing mistakes. If you find wrong information on these re-managed memorials, put in an edit and I'll check it out. Upload a document as verification of your change.

TRANSFER POLICIES
Due to past difficulties with other members, I have found it necessary to adopt new transfer procedures and follow the Findagrave policies, therefore—

I will now only transfer under Findagrave's Transfer Policies, which clearly outline the direct generational procedure. -- I will always transfer your brothers and sisters and their spouses. --

--If you ask for a transfer, according to Findagrave policy, state your relationship when you ask. If no relationship is stated, no transfer. I will not respond. Name collectors looking to fill in the twigs on their family tree by asking for several same-name transfers without a documented close relationship will also be ignored. --

We all have thousands of cousins in our family trees and those cousins have cousins. If I'm not related to that "cousin" you want, I will transfer the memorial.

These are Findagrave's new transfer policies. Please read them before asking for a transfer.
Memorials are transferred for relatives with these close relationships: child, spouse/partner, sibling, parent, grandchild, great-grandchild, grandparent, great-grandparent, niece/nephew, great niece/nephew, aunt/uncle, great aunt/uncle, or first cousin. This would include adoptive, step, and in-law versions of these relationships. If two members are related within these guidelines and both would like to manage the memorial, the member with the closer relationship should be given management.

If you would like a transfer within the guidelines and the person is not related to me, please state your relationship, and please don't demand; ask me nicely.

I do not transfer the memorials of my, my husband's or my children's family members.

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