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I'm a fairly recent (as of 9 years ago, anyway) enthusiast of cemetery photography. I suspect becoming a site contributor and (former) photo volunteer was inevitable, especially given past traveling.

That photo there? Yes, I am sitting on a headstone. It's my mother's. I don't do that with any other headstone anywhere. I don't own any but Mom's, where my cremains mingled with my baby son's will one day be scattered.

Most of the memorials I have created are for people I am not related to. They once came from picture-taking adventures and subsequently learning that no memorial existed. (When appropriate, I added photographs to existing memorials.) These days most added memorials come from obituaries (current and historic) and from books of cemetery transcripts and funeral home records at my local genealogy library.

If you find that one of your relatives has a memorial made by me, I'll be pleased to transfer management - WITHIN the 4-generation direct relationship guidelines as given in the Find A Grave FAQ. --- Please specify your exact relationship in the "Other" edit!
FAQ #162 states that the 4-generation direct relationships are as follow: "This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren." Your spouse's relatives within the 4 generations? Sure, no problem.

Please do *not* waste my time and yours by demanding management of your third cousin once removed ex-husband's college roommate's great-aunt. Or of that old dude from down the block during your childhood whom you have not even thought about for the last 30 years. Virtual cemeteries are a great thing for those folks.

Transfer requests posted as messages will be summarily ignored. Kindly use the proper method that was specifically set up by FaG administration.

Annnnnnnnd: Kindly DO NOT copy my photographs. Yes, I ***REALLY*** DO mean: DON'T post photographs that I have taken to other memorials or to any other website. Copyright for images posted to Find A Grave remains with the photographer, who in this case reserves the right to not permit further sharing on the Internet. This is not negotiable and photo theft will be appropriately reported.

Valid edits are great. They make me happy. Bogus edits, hysterically insisting that I post cut-and-paste obituaries stolen from the newspaper as biographies, adding photos stolen from obituaries and other websites, and nasty demands bring out my inner Balrog. Nobody enjoys the Balrog, not even the Balrog.

I find it necessary to repeat myself, more loudly, for those who lack reading comprehension. I'm getting 10+ a week of these as of September 2019. DO *****!!!!!NOT!!!!!***** SEND ME OBITUARIES TO CUT AND PASTE ONTO MEMORIALS. *****THEY WILL ***NOT*** BE ADDED. AT ALL. EVER.*****

I find graving and genealogy to be pleasant hobbies. Let's keep it pleasant.

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