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My edit guidelines:
**Please be kind and courteous at all times.**
July 25, 2021...I guess I am not surprised..it has been almost 2 years and yet some contributors still have an attitude. I received an edit from a contributor and I questioned the birth location that she provided for the edit as the newspaper obituary (and birth certificate) had a completely different town and county. I wrote to the contributor about the discrepancy and she wrote back "Did you even read the obituary that was posted (she posted it) on the memorial? I provided the date and location of her birth and death". I was correct (I admit that I'm not always correct..but this time I was) and she was wrong. Sigh...will I ever hear from her again with perhaps an apology for her attitude..I don't think so.
As of 6 November 2019..I received a note from a contributor that stated "I read your extensive rules on your page so I cannot comply with your strict rules. I found an ancestry.com family tree that named his parents which you give no credence to so we will have to leave this little guy all alone because of your purist rules". I'm sure that this contributor would not want a memorial page for their ancestor to be filled with erroneous or wrong information and would only want verified and researched facts.
As of 10 June 2018...I was asked by a contributor the following "May I ask you please to remove any reference to who-told-who what – these are memorials honoring the departed rather than genealogy references". Yet Find A Grave has asked us to do edits (often in the original cemetery entry much of this information is not included) adding/changing first/middle/maiden/last names, birth dates/locations, bio, burial information, marker transcription, internment notes, links to parents/spouses and death dates/locations. I will do these edits gladly but it sounds like we are adding genealogy references to me.
As of 20 Dec 2017..Some contributors are really annoyed with my new policy...swearing that they are excellent researchers and their edits are absolutely, positively correct and fully researched....but we all make mistakes. Unfortunately I have found incorrect dates, links to parents, birth and death dates/locations from some "absolutely, positively correct and fully researched" edits. So I will continue to request your research (and yes other contributors also request this) if I cannot find the research from my usual sources. If an edit is declined because of incorrect dates, names of parents unverified etc...please double check your sources before assuming that you are correct and I am wrong. Thanks again with your understanding as the goal is to have correct facts on memorial pages and perhaps not perpetuate incorrect information.
PLEASE READ....As of 7 May 2017..I may now ask contributors to send vital record proof or a book reference for any and all edits as I am now getting conflicting information. An entry from an Ancestry Public Family Tree is NOT vital record proof. Please send the vital record information or book reference on the edit tab under corrections. That way I can put it on the memorial page as proof of the changes. Thank you for your patience with this new policy.
-I will add your contributor's number to any edits that you send me. So that others will know the source of added information and can contact you with any further questions or research info.
Good luck with your genealogy!!
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