First and foremost, I have no desire to be the highest contributor, but to hopefully assist in filling in the gaps that may someday be helpful to others. Why should I feel the need to explain this?-?, because there are people who look at those numbers and make assumptions that aren't correct. My husband and I have spent many, many hours walking entire cemeteries, photographing grave markers and documenting memorials, and the best reward is when a family member finds them. While photographing headstones, we did run across some markers that had been "enhanced" with chalk, and in one instance with a black marker, by person(s)unknown to us. We went ahead and photographed these markers and posted them to the memorials.
Effective January 22, 2021, I will not add obituaries unless they are published BEFORE 1946. Be aware that the newspaper copyright expires 75 years after publishing. After that, newspaper obituaries and other articles are considered in public domain. So during 2021, any obituary published before 1946 can be duplicated without violating copyright laws. I will also follow Find A Grave's policy by not including the survivor's names in an obituary unless I have proof that the person that was living then is now deceased.
Obituary photos are copyrighted. so, PLEASE do NOT add these photos to any memorials I have created. Please read FAQ under "Working with Photos":
"ONLY post photos for which YOU hold the copyright (meaning photos you took)!!!
In addition, PLEASE DO NOT add death certificates. They are only as accurate as the information given by the informant, and they very often contain inaccurate information. Also, some of the information can be disturbing to some people. If I find any that are added to my memorials, I will ask you to remove them.
Please be sure the edits you submit are accurate. I have made several changes from edit requests and found out through other edit requests, the previous information was incorrect. I do not research every submitted edit request unless there is something that really stands out as being incorrect.
Please do NOT add obits, death records, etc. on the "Add a Flower or Note" Option. This is against Find-A-Grave's policy.
I assume complete responsibility for errors and omissions for the memorials I have created and welcome corrections and feedback. Should you find that I have made a mistake entering information or have duplicated an entry please let me know and I will remedy the situation as soon as possible.
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