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Kindly remember we are all volunteers and treat others how you would like to be treated.

To quote a very good friend / researcher
"Genealogy without documentation is mythology"

GOT A QUESTION - Check "Help" at the bottom of every page on this site.There is information there about how to cancel an incomplete or incorrect edit so you can resubmit with all the information you want added to a memorial.

Just because two people share a grave marker does NOT always mean they are married to each other.

If you ask me a question, please have available on your profile page an email address or public message option so I can reply to your question!
EDITS - Please use "suggest edits" to send your suggestion to me.
Since others will rely on our work for their own research. I expect YOU to do the research. Sending an edit means, YOU know that your info is correct because YOU have done your homework. Please include the LOCATION of a primary source of information, not a link to a website and not stories from books, transcribed information or undocumented family trees. If you do not tell me where you found information I shall use you as my source and add your name and ID # to the bio.
If you are new to genealogy research, you may or may not have heard the terms "Primary Source" or "Secondary Source". Primary sources come from records that were created by someone who is required to document accurate records, an eyewitness or a person involved at the time of the event.
LINKS - most of the family links on pages I have created have been added by other contributors. When you see errors in links please use the edit page to send the correct information to me. I will then credit you with providing the information and other members can then contact you about that family.

PLEASE, please, please always include the MEMORIAL NUMBER for any name in correspondence. You cannot assume that I have any knowledge of your Great-Aunt Fanny , even if I have created her memorial.

DO NOT USE THE PUBLIC MESSAGE BOARD TO REQUEST TRANSFERS OR TO MAKE EDITS. To request a transfer please use the EDIT tab on the person's page and then "suggest a correction" to explain your relationship. Do NOT send me a list of names or requests for all people with a specific surname. I shall no longer make transfers unless you are polite AND can explain to me how the person is related to you.
However, as FaGer Scott wrote- If there is any particular entry that I have made that is very important to you, related or not, if you sponsor their page I will transfer it to you ASAP. This helps Find a Grave and shows me that this entry truly is important to you and that you are not simply trying to "collect" all you can find of a particular surname.

Please try to always have 1 portrait photo then the photo of the grave marker on pages you manage. You can easily rearrange photos on pages you manage.

PHOTO REQUESTS - if you create a memorial but do not have a photo - please request one. A photo makes the memorial look so much more complete.
I will not create any memorials for graves where the intended occupant is still alive.
In an effort to get names and photos on to Find a Grave in a more timely manner I have not cleaned the markers, so you might come across a photo of one of your relative's stones and think, "What a mess". If you would like a better photo please use "request a photo" tab on that page.

If you would like me to remove a memorial please let me know and I shall remove it right away - no questions asked.

In 2007 I was infected with Lyme disease while on holiday in Germany ( I was celebrating my retirement) and have learned that I need less stress in my life and need "gentle exercise". I find taking photos for Find A Grave gets me the fresh air, exercise and the tranquility I need in the summer months and uploading the information exercises my mind in winter.
If you would like to know more about Lyme Disease please check the following sites. - , and

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