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The original information for burials in Vine Street came from the micro film of the Grave Cards located at the Hamilton County Library. Vine Street was a German Cemetery and Older information (but not available publicly) was in German. This creates an accuracy issue. Names are often spelled as they sounded and not as they were actually spelled. Also if someone was Joseph Wilhelm Kline and went by Willie, they recorded it as Willie Kline, compounding the issues is most people were not able to read and write.
I also was granted access to some of the more current information at the cemetery itself. AND I have also spent 1,000s of hours there photographing and recording the graves.
Other cemeteries come from either visiting them, or from a cemetery’s database (Spring Grove has their records online)
All that said: There are 1000’s of edits submitted each week by other users, and unless something catches my eye as not accurate, I allow the record to be updated. (So when someone ends up married to their grandmother, please just submit a correction)
I am pretty liberal with transfers: but if all you’re looking to do is add or update information, please just submit an edit. If your enthusiasm is that you added 5 records and your managing 500, I prefer not to transfer.
I would like to make a suggestion to everyone: Please consider the Find –A-Grave app for your phones, and when you’re visiting a grave, Record the GPS location for that grave. It’s Easy enough when you have the record up, just hit more and add GPS.