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This is Find A GRAVE. Please do not ask me to link to 'burial unknown'. They defeat the purpose of the website, which is to find, record and present final disposition information. I will be more than happy to do so when the location is found.
FindAGrave's suggestion is to code the link to the burial unknown in the bio section. See instructions here:
I have a number of memorials created over the past 20 years. My goal is to research and update them, eliminating as many duplicates as I can, and to convert the "unknown burials" to legitimate memorials. Keep in mind Find A Grave is owned by Ancestry.com and is not the place to create an alternate genealogy site.
From Find A Grave regarding making suggestions:
We suggest members work together if there is differing information in historical records. Keep in mind the Genealogical Proof Standard *see link* when updating and adding to memorial pages.
For updates to memorials: Use Suggest Edit if you are adding information such as dob or dod. In keeping with GPS as above, please provide your reference source for continuity of accuracy.
If you want to manage one of my memorials, please follow Findagrave guidelines found in the Help Section:
How can I request to manage a relative's memorial?
· Determine if you really need the memorial transferred to you for management. You can add photos and suggest corrections without managing a memorial. With millions of members, there will be many overlapping family trees and it would be impossible for all members to manage their entire tree.
· Memorials are transferred for direct relatives within four generations. This includes your spouse, siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
· Always explain your relationship in the request! Keep in mind that the memorial manager may also be related to the memorial and may not make the transfer. You may also want to include your specific interest in the memorial.
I will no longer consider requests other than within the guideline. If you say "I am a direct relative," that does not meet the guidelines.
I asked Support to clarify this issue: If someone says they are related but won't give their relation: "Is this how we handle transfer requests now? All one has to do is say "I'm related" and we make the transfer?
Response: No. There are still guidelines outlined in Help/Support Center and you do not have to transfer outside of the established guidelines. When one accepts a transfer from Findagrave we do agree to transfer to family and the statement doesn't specify that they be within guidelines, however that policy does not negate what is written in Help/Support Center for other memorials that one manages." 3/31/2021
State your exact relationship in your request. Requests not following this policy will be denied for compliance failure.
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