46890409

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Please, if there is already a photo of a memorial stone, please don't add another! I'm finding 3 and more photos on some memorials of a memorial stone! One is plenty! There is one contributor in particular who insists on adding duplicate pictures even if their pictures aren't as good. Since Find-A-Grave has a limit on pictures, duplicate tombstone pictures are just adding to that number. It may mean something else may not be able to be added because there are too many tombstone photos.

Find A Grave suggests a transfer of memorials within four generations. A 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. I am related to most of the memorials I have created. If you have additional information, please send it along and I will add it.

Some of my preferences-
**I prefer not to add additional surnames for multiple marriages as it gets confusing. I list the marriage surname at the time of death.
**It's perfectly acceptable to omit a period (.) after a middle initial.
**I'm not going to repeat information in the "tombstone inscription" field that is the usual information found on tombstones. That should be reserved for things like, "mother," "loving son," etc.
**Cemetery plots - "Section A, Lot A, Grave A" is the same as "AAA," just easier to understand as it's more specific. I try to be accurate which is a help to others looking for a gravesite.
**It's okay to list a an infant burial as "baby girl," "infant," "daughter," etc. Either way is correct per Find-A-Guide guidelines.
**Many early burials have no records - just because a record can't be found doesn't mean there is no burial. Old records have been lost, traveling pastors omitted entering records. I have seen very old records listing burials, but in transcribing to a recent book, it was overlooked. And even as recent as in the 1950s, I have a funeral home record listing a burial in a specific cemetery, but it was never recorded by the cemetery. However, one has to believe a burial occurred even with no record by the cemetery and no tombstone.
**Adding obituaries is perfectly acceptable per Find-A-Guide guidelines. In recent obituaries I do omit names of surviving family members which is also per Find-A-Grave guideline. I list the name of the newspaper or funeral home that provided the obituary.

Find-a-Grave very helpful, and I contribute what I know about individuals, most are family members. If you find a memorial that needs updates, corrections, etc., please contact me through the "EDIT" function on the individual memorial. The new edit program is so much easier.

Thank you for your contributions and for your understanding my position.

Please, if there is already a photo of a memorial stone, please don't add another! I'm finding 3 and more photos on some memorials of a memorial stone! One is plenty! There is one contributor in particular who insists on adding duplicate pictures even if their pictures aren't as good. Since Find-A-Grave has a limit on pictures, duplicate tombstone pictures are just adding to that number. It may mean something else may not be able to be added because there are too many tombstone photos.

Find A Grave suggests a transfer of memorials within four generations. A 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. I am related to most of the memorials I have created. If you have additional information, please send it along and I will add it.

Some of my preferences-
**I prefer not to add additional surnames for multiple marriages as it gets confusing. I list the marriage surname at the time of death.
**It's perfectly acceptable to omit a period (.) after a middle initial.
**I'm not going to repeat information in the "tombstone inscription" field that is the usual information found on tombstones. That should be reserved for things like, "mother," "loving son," etc.
**Cemetery plots - "Section A, Lot A, Grave A" is the same as "AAA," just easier to understand as it's more specific. I try to be accurate which is a help to others looking for a gravesite.
**It's okay to list a an infant burial as "baby girl," "infant," "daughter," etc. Either way is correct per Find-A-Guide guidelines.
**Many early burials have no records - just because a record can't be found doesn't mean there is no burial. Old records have been lost, traveling pastors omitted entering records. I have seen very old records listing burials, but in transcribing to a recent book, it was overlooked. And even as recent as in the 1950s, I have a funeral home record listing a burial in a specific cemetery, but it was never recorded by the cemetery. However, one has to believe a burial occurred even with no record by the cemetery and no tombstone.
**Adding obituaries is perfectly acceptable per Find-A-Guide guidelines. In recent obituaries I do omit names of surviving family members which is also per Find-A-Grave guideline. I list the name of the newspaper or funeral home that provided the obituary.

Find-a-Grave very helpful, and I contribute what I know about individuals, most are family members. If you find a memorial that needs updates, corrections, etc., please contact me through the "EDIT" function on the individual memorial. The new edit program is so much easier.

Thank you for your contributions and for your understanding my position.

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