SHaley

Member for
20 years 5 months 21 days
Find a Grave ID
47137674

Bio

Historian, author, and genealogist with advanced experience in Ohio. Based in Maryland.

I have some ground rules that are reasonable:

PHOTOGRAPHS
I spend a great deal of time searching for images that go with the memorials on this site, and verifying, and then preparing them.
1) In some cases, they were given to me for use on Find A Grave alone, and those are watermarked as "Find A Grave Only".
2)In cases where I have been given images with the intent of the owner of those images for me to post them on Find A Grave (individuals, group projects, etc.) the images are marked as per their wishes. Please give these people the credit they deserve. It's a kindness, but it's also good copyright Karma.
3) Signed images of a gravestone with my name, may be copied. The image(s) of people with my name on them has each been restored by me, using Photoshop and my time, and that restoration work is my copyright creation. If you would like a copy of the unrestored image, to do with as you please, just ask.
4) The unmarked images you may copy, but either ask me first or give credit. It's just basic courtesy.
5) PLEASE DO NOT decide to colorize the images that I upload to the site and then replace them into the memorials as if it is your image. I work very hard to find these older images - I use Photoshop to restore the images and some can take days to get right. (I do not use AI images run through a colorized.) PLEASE, leave the photos I upload as they are and respect those images and those of us who do the work to find them. Find A Grave frowns on this practice, as do I.

COMMUNICATION
You need to use a form of direct messaging, either Find A Grave's free system or provide an email. I do not play the game where I have to visit a specific non-related memorial and send my reply as an Edit Message. If you can't use the site system as it is provided, and was intended, or an email address, the problem is yours, not mine.

EDITS
Please use the memorial's EDIT feature. Edits should always be based on facts, not an idea extrapolation that seems like it should fit. Feel free to contact me on your ideas, but save the edit feature for verifiable FACTS. I don't like having outstanding requests so I usually get to them within a couple of days.

FAMILY TRANSFERS: I will do family transfers in-line with Find A Grave policy. I will also transfer family members outside of the policy, but please explain your connection. Simply stating "Family transfer requested" in your message without so much as an explanation doesn't work. I want to make sure that you are interested in managing the listing and not just asking for something to puff the numbers.

Historian, author, and genealogist with advanced experience in Ohio. Based in Maryland.

I have some ground rules that are reasonable:

PHOTOGRAPHS
I spend a great deal of time searching for images that go with the memorials on this site, and verifying, and then preparing them.
1) In some cases, they were given to me for use on Find A Grave alone, and those are watermarked as "Find A Grave Only".
2)In cases where I have been given images with the intent of the owner of those images for me to post them on Find A Grave (individuals, group projects, etc.) the images are marked as per their wishes. Please give these people the credit they deserve. It's a kindness, but it's also good copyright Karma.
3) Signed images of a gravestone with my name, may be copied. The image(s) of people with my name on them has each been restored by me, using Photoshop and my time, and that restoration work is my copyright creation. If you would like a copy of the unrestored image, to do with as you please, just ask.
4) The unmarked images you may copy, but either ask me first or give credit. It's just basic courtesy.
5) PLEASE DO NOT decide to colorize the images that I upload to the site and then replace them into the memorials as if it is your image. I work very hard to find these older images - I use Photoshop to restore the images and some can take days to get right. (I do not use AI images run through a colorized.) PLEASE, leave the photos I upload as they are and respect those images and those of us who do the work to find them. Find A Grave frowns on this practice, as do I.

COMMUNICATION
You need to use a form of direct messaging, either Find A Grave's free system or provide an email. I do not play the game where I have to visit a specific non-related memorial and send my reply as an Edit Message. If you can't use the site system as it is provided, and was intended, or an email address, the problem is yours, not mine.

EDITS
Please use the memorial's EDIT feature. Edits should always be based on facts, not an idea extrapolation that seems like it should fit. Feel free to contact me on your ideas, but save the edit feature for verifiable FACTS. I don't like having outstanding requests so I usually get to them within a couple of days.

FAMILY TRANSFERS: I will do family transfers in-line with Find A Grave policy. I will also transfer family members outside of the policy, but please explain your connection. Simply stating "Family transfer requested" in your message without so much as an explanation doesn't work. I want to make sure that you are interested in managing the listing and not just asking for something to puff the numbers.

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