Tree Leaf

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The site's mission as stated by its owners:

"Find a Grave's mission is to help people from all over the world work together to find, record and present final disposition information as a virtual cemetery experience."

We are supposed to 'find the grave' or verify the final disposition and THEN make the memorial. If in doubt, please refer to the site mission statement or even the site name: FIND A Grave.

The person who made the accurately located page deserves creation credit. They've put in the effort to make an accurate record.

The flower section is to pay homage to the decedent. Email addresses, hyperlinks, and biographical information shouldn't be there. The inscription field is for anything engraved on the marker, minus the top of page information. The photo section is for a photo of the decedent during their lifetime, and/or their final resting place. A photo of their grave with or without a marker is permissible.

*Please do not post web page images, book pages, typed or written images, documents, or anything apart from photo(s) of a person or a grave* into the photo area. Those are not photos. This also purposely bypasses the edit system. Please use the fact fields and the "suggest other" field, (click 'edit' to find both), to send edits.

Please read the FAQ.

This quote is taken directly and wholly from the FAQ/Help page: "If the edit is declined and you are certain the edit is correct, use the Suggest Other Corrections option to send source documentation backing up your requested edit."

Some ask: "what is proof?" Please google Genealogical Proof Standard. Some sites have a fuller explanation than others. Please read more than one.

We do not have to provide a message board or provide a personal email to the public. There are many valid reasons not to, and this is within site rules, and available and permitted functions. There are already means provided for sending edits and proofs.

Any type of proof may be posted elsewhere with the link dropped into the SAC/suggest other. Most types of proof can be typed or copied/pasted into the "suggest other" (nicknamed SAC), and sent via the page. The reason many members turn off the message board is people misuse it for that purpose.

Please realize that the people here are volunteering their time free of charge; that this is an index and a tool not a genealogy or tree site per se; that the primary function is to impart correct last disposition information. Please realize genealogical requests require proof. Please be patient and polite. The people here donate their time and deserve thanks or at least civility.

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