I do not intentionally make duplicate memorials. I check a cemetery carefully to make sure a person is not listed before adding them. I am not required to check all of find a grave to see if that person has a memorial unless it is a recent death. I make most of my memorials from the photos I take of their stones so if they are not listed, they will get a memorial. The first person to add them to the correct cemetery is the memorial that gets to stay. That is find a grave rules. This is not a numbers game but hard work and time spent so that people can find their relatives. I have so many people telling me that my memorial is a duplicate when the other memorial was a burial unknown and moved there after finding mine. Burial unknown memorials are only to be that way for up to 30 days while you find out where they are. They are not meant to be long term. So, if someone tells me that my memorial is a duplicate and I check it out and see it's been moved there, or a burial unknown, I will contact find a grave and ask for them to be merged and most likely you will lose it. They can see what has been done.
You are free to use my photos how you want. (Exception! Please do not use my photos on this site for your duplicate memorials) But I please ask you to save it to your computer right. If you save it from the memorial page, you will get a tiny photo that is useless. Click on the photo to take you to a larger copy and keep clicking on it until it gets no larger. Then you can save it at full size and people will be able to see it.
I no longer post full obituaries for later years.
Please do not place Missouri death certificates on these memorials. I ask this, but people still do it. There is no reason to take up the space with these death certificates. They are easily accessible online.
Please, do not put information in flowers! Just click on the edit tab and on suggest a correction and send me what ever information you have. I will put it in the bio as soon as possible. If you put it in flowers, I won't know about it and won't be able to put in in the correct place. Also, any information sent will be checked. Thanks!!