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- 13 years · 2 months ·
- Find a Grave ID
Researching mine and my husband's families is a great joy which gives me a purpose in life. I came across Find a Grave and felt this was the site for me. It enables all to immortalize the departed forever.
My pet peeve with the contributors on this site are the so-called memorials that have simply a name with a picture of a cemetery; some have dates and some have a picture of the gravestone. PEOPLE--THESE ARE NOT MEMORIALS. Without dates, duplicates are rampant because there are too many people with the same name; not to mention there is no way of knowing if the person is a relative to be linked to another memorial or the same person for whome you are trying to establish a memorial. If I send you a bio, PLEASE post it. I put a lot of time into researching and the departed DESERVE to be remembered as a person; NOT just a body under the ground with a rock on their head.
Look at the bottom of every memorial that is created--it says "Maintained By". This means dates, bios, family links, burials. If your memorials do not have all the data listed above, you have not created a valid memorial and are wasting your time and the time of others who are researching family or trying not to duplicate.
I transfer memorials to people who are relatives and have even transferred to people who were only friends because there were no relatives.
I happily make changes, corrections, additions, etc. I want my memorials to be complete and accurate.