Kindly remember we are all volunteers, so play nice and treat others how you would like to be treated.
Aspire to inspire before you expire.
COPYRIGHT - The following is from Find a Grave Community Rules
Do not post, transmit, or display content which is protected by copyright or trademark or that does not belong to you and that you do not have authorization for use from the owner of the copyright or trademark, including but not limited to photos, published obituaries, and other information posted in memorials. Canadian copyright information can be found here :- https://www.mcgill.ca/copyright/faq
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 credit you with providing the information and other members can then contact you about that family.
EDITS - Please use "suggest edits" to send your suggestion to me. 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 info or undocumented family trees.
To quote a very good friend / researcher "Genealogy without documentation is mythology"
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.
Genealogists do not guess - they ONLY add accurate information and include primary source for that information.
MERGES - Do NOT create a memorial and promptly request a merge with one that was created for the same person some time ago.
TRANSFERS - To request a transfer please use the EDIT tab on the person's page and then "suggest a correction".
PLEASE, please, please include a MEMORIAL NUMBER for any name in correspondence. You cannot assume any knowledge of your Great-Aunt Fanny on my part, even if I have created her memorial. DO NOT USE THE PUBLIC MESSAGE BOARD TO REQUEST TRANSFERS OR TO MAKE EDITS . Make each transfer request from the page you want me to transfer to you. 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.
PHOTOS - Here's a site that shows how to get better photos :-))
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 let me know and I will try to revisit the cemetery for you.
This year's project is to complete St Michael's cemetery in Edmonton. I have entered the names from all the photos I have, now with the help of my good friend, Neila, we just have to enter plot numbers and upload the photos to the memorials
There is a searchable database for St Michael's here https://cemetery.eeparchy.com/StMichaels.php to help you find plot #s
If you would like me to remove a memorial please let me know and I shall remove it right away - no questions asked.
When you add a headstone photo to a memorial that is SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER than mine ie, easier to read, please let me know so I can delete mine. Note: FAG advises "close-ups" of portions of the headstone are not necessary if the information is clearly visible in the main photo.
Since the move to Ancestry and the new website, newspaper obituaries, death certificates and other scanned documentation are allowed. We encourage members to move the images down to the bottom of the photo display so that they are not the first thing you see when viewing a memorial page or use "other" as the category for the clipping. This automatically keeps it from being the first item you see on a page.
History belongs to all of us and it should be shared freely.
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. - Canlyme.com , lymediseaseaction.org.uk and LymeDisease.org
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