Genealogy research should be shared. Anyone who wants to use my pictures or information is welcome to it. I am grateful to those who unselfishly post their findings and pictures and share with others.
I also appreciate the team efforts of findagrave members-those who contribute pictures, obituaries, and family links. I don't mind death certificates on my postings. Not only is this site used to perpetuate the memory of loved ones, but it is also used to help others track their ancestors.
STOP asking me to remove Social Security numbers. They are freely published and available for the deceased to prevent reuse. They are also on many death certificates.
The new edit system is great, but members, please check the requests before you blindly hit Accept. I've caught many errors in these edit requests. To date (April 2020), I have declined 556 edit requests because they were WRONG. It is the only way to ensure accuracy for the memorials you post. Please don't hyphenate or use double last names or ask me to do so. Consider how difficult it is to search for an ancestor with a hyphenated last name. I follow findagrave transfer policies, and my pet peeve: members who seem to feel they can make up their own rules. Adding as much documentation as you can (including death certificates) is another way to ensure accuracy. Don't be intimidated by bullies on this site.
Feel free to browse my American Revolution and Civil War virtual cemeteries, and leave flowers for these soldiers, as well as the Purple Heart recipients.
And, do we really need copyrights on a headstone picture? How ridiculous! We need to leave our egos at the cemetery gates.
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