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My research has taken me to many counties and court houses in Ohio, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, South Carolina. I've researched surnames Blair, Blanton, Bradley, Cantrell, Coldiron, Davis, Fairchild, Hines, McCarty, McKenzie, Nickell, Salyer and Stevens, to name a few, for over 43 years. I've made so many life long friends. I'm here so the deceased will not be forgotten. Years ago when my grandfather passed his love of history continued in me. Much devotion has gone into posting obits in the county I've been a member of for over 65 years. It's sad to see friends passing. It's important to link them in death as well as life. I'm not doing many obits right now. Due to my recent heart attack I'm striving to get my memorials completed. When my time comes they will be transferred to Find A Grave. I know they will be cared for. I take Find A Grave seriously. It's been a large part of my life for over 16 years. My experience on Find A Grave has been rewarding. The letters I receive thanking me for contributing to their loved ones memory or helping them find a loved one who has passed has been uplifting. FAG has a few who don't know common courtesy. I pray for them. They aren't here for the right reasons. I don't check my emails but once a week. Please use the Edit function to submit your SAC's. No personal emails if Edit is declined. I don't decline without reason. I also don't take orders from anyone but Find A Grave.
PICTURES: **Please note I photo my memorials. If you've taken a photo & put it on one of my memorials, it will be flipped. Please don't fill the Picture section with family photo's. One or two is fine. Room must be made for stones & death certificates (which ARE permitted by Find A Grave). No obituary photo's from newspapers are permitted. Members do this anyway regardless of copyright laws. I won't add photo's to a memorial that already has one unless I'm asked to. This happens a lot in my county. So many graves are without photo's. We peruse a list of names, writing down those without pictures. It takes longer than going into a cemetery & snap, snap, snap. My intent is to take photo's of graves that have no pictures, not adding to a memorial that already has one.
OBITUARIES: Don't post cut out obits in the Picture section. Another rule member's ignore. Obit's belong in the Biography. I didn't make the rule, FAG did, I follow it. Type obits in the Edits. I will add to the Bio giving you credit. Cut out obits are a lazy way out. During Winter I work on bio's. Summer I'm in the cemeteries. I'm not changing what works for me. Keep in mind policy concerning Obituaries. No names of the living in the obituary, a source as to where it was located. Another rule member's ignore.
BIOGRAPHY'S-What enters the Biography section of memorials are decided by the Manager or Find A Grave, the Owners. My preference is obituaries. I no longer post census or personal information such as Births, Wills or Divorces. Find A Grave says we don't write a book. I'd suggest Find A Grave's sister site, Ancestry if you want to do that. I will not break policy in posting names of the living after the year 2000. That's breaking policy but I get griped at so much for omitting names of the living, that I've given in a little bit.
"Please see Find A Grave Frequently Asked questions for more information:
How do I get a relative's memorial transferred to me?
First, Determine if you really need the memorial transferred to you for management. Transferring of management should only be requested If you have extensive changes to make to a memorial. You can add photos and suggest corrections without having to request management. Simply having someone in your family tree is not grounds for a management transfer request. With hundreds of thousands of contributors, we have many overlapping family trees and it would be impossible for all contributors to manage their entire tree." (per Find A Grave)
I will transfer parent's, siblings, grandparent's up to the fourth great grandparent. I will not transfer if deceased is a part of my husband or my family line or if the deceased was a good friend.
It's amazing members go to a cemetery, retake pictures of a stone when there's so many deceased whose graves haven't been documented. I know for myself & my husband, it offends us. When we work on a cemetery we're not in and out. It may take us a month or more depending on the size of the cemetery. I know Grandview Cemetery in Ross County took us four years. We go through memorials of a cemetery listed on Find A Grave, write names of deceased without a photo then search for that grave. It's time consuming but worth it to us to document someone who hasn't been documented. We aren't taking pictures of stones someone else has already taken. The only time I do this is when I get a request to do so. We wipe the stones down, weed around them, then take the picture. We've uncovered many stones. It's hard work but we've dedicated ourselves to this. Have a little consideration. If you're going to be rude, don't take a photo showing your body squatted down in front of the stone. Unreal! I pray my photo's can be used by genealogists to add to their history.
This is a genealogy site (per FAG), sister site to Ancestry.

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