LAST ON LINE: 21 Jan 2018
Retired Federal Law Enforcement Officer with over 29 years of service. I am also the wife of a retired US Army soldier and the mother of a soldier who was injured in Iraq from an IED. SUPPORT THE TROOPS!!!! Please Honor all our military without complaining on memorials!
My memorials are lopsided as I manage a deceased cousin's contributions to Findagrave.
If Findagrave doesn't approve of comments in our profiles, they DO access our profiles and delete comments and some of our flowers in our scrapbooks.
TRANSFERS: I follow Findagrave's guidelines of the 4-generation rule for transfers; aunts/uncles/cousins are NOT included in the transfer rule. Consider creating a virtual cemetery to keep your relatives together. If the individual in the 4-generation rule transfer request is a closer relative to me, then I will maintain the memorial.
DEATH CERTIFICATES are welcomed on my memorials as they are in the public domain and, although at times there are errors, they can provide a wealth of information. Although some, but not all, death certificates are available for free on FamilySearch.org, I add them so individual's who cannot afford ancestry.com have access to their relative(s) documents. It's my way of paying forward. And now Findagrave is owned by ancestry.com.
SUGGESTIONS: For those making suggestions, please research and provide the researched information for me to update. Additionally, if someone has a duplicate memorial, courtesy is to ask that individual to delete it FIRST before asking Findagrave to get involved.
HEADSTONE PHOTO VOLUNTEERS-If you volunteer and post headstone photos, please take a photo of the COMPLETE marker. I find more and more that some individuals crop the bottom of the markers off - especially on military grave sites, which does an injustice to our veterans. You took the time to take the photo, then PLEASE take the time to crop & post the headstone photo correctly.
When I accept a photo request, I WILL take both sides of the headstone should there be 2 individuals in the same grave. No need to request a 2d photo for the wife/husband/child.
NEW INFO-9 Dec 2017: When posting your volunteer photos to memorials, use the 'old' site. The 'new' site will NOT remove your claimed photo request from the system. Additionally, if you claim a photo request using the 'new' site, the 'old' site still shows the photo request open. I have contacted Findagrave about these problems.
Working together is a whole lot better than working by yourself:-)
SSDI-Regarding the "Last Residence" in the SSDI: This is the last address of record, not necessarily where the individual died. Please do not ask me to list it as the place of death on memorial pages - to do so would only be a guess.
I work hard on Findagrave and have sponsored quite a few memorials. Please be a contributor and not just a person who adds names. It's great to see the people who do provide research.