If you would like for me to return your messages or answer a question please don't have that feature disabled on your contributor page. Also for those adding photos. Do not add photos without cropping off all the surrounding white area or any frames surrounding a family photo. Only add one photo at a time instead of two or three pasted together! Thanks.
GENEALOGY is only a best guess on any ones part. Records are only as good as the person providing the info. and most of that is provided after a person has died. You will find errors in every source including FAMILY RECORDS, death certificates, census records, obituaries and cemetery records including the names and dates engraved on a persons stone. I have also found that some people used their middle name or a nickname instead of their full name when filling out draft registration papers for World War I! Please do not add obits. as photos! Send them to me typed up in an edit since they belong in the bio. area. You will also find errors on Find a Grave as well as other websites, including Ancestry, Family Search, Rootsweb, etc. Nothing is 100 percent accurate.
We had an especially hard year a few years ago loosing some very loyal and lovable animals. May they all be together in a better place. We lost our Australian Cattle dog, Blue Too (see memorial #160609617), on April 6th, 2016. She was the best house dog, watch dog, varmint dog and cattle dog. I still miss her so much since she kept me company when she wasn't needed elsewhere on the farm. She was my best buddy and the greatest THERAPY DOG. We also lost a very special Gelbvieh cow, Buttermilk (see memorial #161154702), on April 16, 2016. She was so gentle that anyone could pet her. Our whole family will miss Blue Too and "Butters". We also had to let one of our best coon dogs, George (see memorial #172899879), go on November 18, 2016. He was getting up there in years and had many health problems.
I love to receive edits especially those that link memorials together or add info. I do have a few memorials that I have used hyper links in the bio. area to link memorials together. I prefer not to use the family link option on those memorials.
FAG's Memorial Naming Conventions: Non-famous Memorials
1) If a hyphen or an apostrophe is part of the name, use the punctuation.
2) Use a PERIOD after names where only an initial is known. If the full name is known, use the full name and not the initial.
3) Do not use any other punctuation within any Name Field.
4) Do not use Full capitalization (ALL-CAPS) of names in any Name Field.
5) Suffixes and Prefixes do not belong in any Name Field.
How do I enter all married names for a woman's memorial when she was married more than once?
The last name is the name that is on the headstone. Include other married names as part of the biography section. The maiden name is only for her maiden name. (Note: This was changed by the new owners of Findagrave & I have tried to go back and add as many married names as I can to memorials but I am sure I have missed a few.)
Nickname: A familiar name of the deceased, if known; the nickname is automatically placed in quotes. A nickname is "different" from the real name (first or middle).
Helpful suggestions for taking cemetery photos:
Others suggest that you get down to eye level; stoop on one knee or sit on the ground. The difference is astounding. If you stand to take the photo and have to look downward toward the stone, when you get the photo on your computer screen it will look as if it is falling forward. Looking at the stone, imagine yourself in front of your computer screen and take the shot from that angle. I prefer photos of the whole stone and one or two really good quality photos are preferred over several pour quality ones. If you cannot read the names and dates on a stone after taking the photo then please try and retake it. I do not care for photos that show half the cemetery and the stone is way off in the distance but if you insist on taking one then please take an additional photo of the whole stone and a closeup photo as well so it clearly shows the names and dates. And please take photos when the grass is GREEN if possible!
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