BeNotForgot

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Find A Grave Guidelines
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Restoring Ethics to Genealogy
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Quoting from "The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy" . . . "A genealogist should always give credit where credit is due. Don't add someone else's family history research [or findagrave photos] to your genealogy database and represent it as your own work, or share the information without acknowledging the source."
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Regarding cemetery photos added to Find A Grave by volunteer photographers, findagrave says that (and I quote) . . . "Contributors will retain copyright over any photos added to Find A Grave. It will still be wrong for someone to 'steal' a photo from Find A Grave and post it [on] other websites as if it were their own."

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Regarding photos taken by BeNotForgot, as long as proper credit is given, I do give permission for you to borrow* my cemetery photos for your own personal not-for-profit family history projects.

In my case, that simply means including a note each and every time you re-post one of my photos saying something like . . . "Photo by BeNotForgot as shared via Find A Grave."

*Quoting a university librarian . . . "Borrowed means you are at least acknowledged as the source; stolen means the user is passing it off as their own, even unintentionally. . . . it is common courtesy to credit your source."
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The personal family photos I have shared on Find A Grave are already in the Ancestry.com database. If you would like to have any of these photos appear in your own AMT*, please contact me and I will invite you to the BeNotForgot DNA Tree. That way you will be able to simply link to our family photos from the existing BeNotForgot AMT, and when the photos appear in your AMT, the relevant source and background information for each of the photos will be automatically attached to the image.

Thanks, y'all!

*AMT = Ancestry Member Tree

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Regarding a certain little country cemetery in central Texas, mayhaps you will enjoy reading An Ode to My Family History.

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For those who wonder about such things . . . the # of memorials managed is higher than the # of memorials created due to a few members who decided to transfer a large number of their memorials to multiple findagrave contributors . . . and I was honored to be one of the contributors trusted to look after some of those pages . . . many have now been transferred on to family members.

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Note that most of my photo requests are submitted on pages containing "embellished" tombstone photos (i.e., chalk) with the following note attached . . . "Respectfully requesting a NEW photo of this old tombstone, with NO chalk, shaving cream, etc. Thanking you in advance for your time and effort."

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