While I may continue to add photos of grave markers, I am withdrawing from managing profiles of all but my immediate family members.
I have always appreciated the ability to find ancestors' burial places and tombstones here, knowing that the information on a tombstone may be incorrect, even if it is written in stone.
I am disturbed, however, by the ability now to include undocumented information not evident on the markers. Originally, the photos spoke for themselves. Now, anything goes, and unsourced, undocumented information may be added to a memorial, often further perpetuating inaccuracies. The truth becomes whatever a memorial manager determines it should be.
I sincerely appreciate the many volunteers who put so much time and effort into Find A Grave, but I am dismayed by the numbers of others who see Memorial Management as a sense of relative 'ownership'.
We are all related. We are all ultimately working towards the same goal - to connect.