I enjoy photographing and researching graves in the local cemeteries. You are welcome to use my photos of your relatives graves in your family trees. That is what they are for and I don't need to be credited.
If you find errors in my memorials please let me know so I can fix them. I will edit my memorials if your information doesn't conflict with what I have found in my research, unless you have proof the old documents are in error (which we know often happens).
If you don't want people using your pics then please don't fill the photo requests. That is just plain stupid. If you are that hung up on your "copyright" then maybe you should just put your pics in your own private trees.
Try to find where they were buried, but if you can't be aware that when someone does find them in a cemetery then FAG rules state that your memorial will be the one deleted, no matter if yours was there first.
No Death Date:
Please don't enter memorials just because there is a headstone. If there is not a death date and they could possibly still be alive, be respectful and don't create a memorial. Many people plan ahead and buy headstones years before they die or their name is put on a spouses headstone. Just hold on to your pics until you find a death record for them.
I will gladly transfer memorials to relatives, as long as they aren't related to us. I don't care about my numbers and I don't think any of us should be holding anyone's ancestors hostage. If you ask for a transfer it is nice if you can add a bio, if there isn't one, so no one is forgotten, plus it helps others in verifying their trees. Linking memorials together also helps all of us out here trying to unscramble mysteries.
Let's all work together, play nice, forget about your numbers and make this a place where people can find all their missing links.
As an added note... if you email me please tell me who you are talking about. I don't answer emails that just request that I email back with no explanation of why I should, or requesting that I call. I don't call anyone.
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