Gypsy Girl

Member for
10 years 7 months 20 days
Find a Grave ID
47851655

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Hi! When I discovered Find-A-Grave, I thought it was fantastic! What a great way to preserve history and help other genealogists! I immediately began photographing local cemeteries as a way to give back to others who have helped me and shared information. I love doing it and feel like I am contributing to preserving some of these really old headstones before they become so weathered and decayed that they are illegible. To each their own, but I do not believe I "own" the photographs I take nor do I feel I have a copyright on them! I just don't get that philosophy, but, like I said, everyone has their own thoughts on why they contribute to FAG. I do not volunteer to do this for "credit" in any form—I am doing it to help other genealogists as they search for their ancestor's final resting places. It is always absolutely fine with me if you use any and all photos I have taken for your ancestry.com trees or personal family trees and you do not need to give any credits to me. It has always been my idea that if we, as genealogists, do not share our discoveries and work as one big family, we are just making it harder to complete our own personal history books. As far as transfers, if you are a relative of any degree or just someone "special" to the deceased, I will gladly transfer unless they are also my own relative. I love everything historical and Find-A-Grave is a wonderful gift to us wanting to preserve history. Happy hunting! --Vicky

P.S.--After over 10 years of participating in Find A Grave, I would just like to send out a sincere thank you to those members who practice kindness and politeness while we work together! And that is probably at least 98%, but I am always amazed at the 2% or so who feel the need to be just plain rude by criticizing mistakes in a harsh manner or not replying to messages or considering any suggestions to memorials they manage with no explanation. I feel this is a site we are all working on for the same reasons, to preserve cemetery records and add what we can to them, but some must feel otherwise. Anyway, I love sharing what I find and I love when you share info with me for any memorial I manage. Just wanted to show appreciation to those members who are polite -- you are my people!

Hi! When I discovered Find-A-Grave, I thought it was fantastic! What a great way to preserve history and help other genealogists! I immediately began photographing local cemeteries as a way to give back to others who have helped me and shared information. I love doing it and feel like I am contributing to preserving some of these really old headstones before they become so weathered and decayed that they are illegible. To each their own, but I do not believe I "own" the photographs I take nor do I feel I have a copyright on them! I just don't get that philosophy, but, like I said, everyone has their own thoughts on why they contribute to FAG. I do not volunteer to do this for "credit" in any form—I am doing it to help other genealogists as they search for their ancestor's final resting places. It is always absolutely fine with me if you use any and all photos I have taken for your ancestry.com trees or personal family trees and you do not need to give any credits to me. It has always been my idea that if we, as genealogists, do not share our discoveries and work as one big family, we are just making it harder to complete our own personal history books. As far as transfers, if you are a relative of any degree or just someone "special" to the deceased, I will gladly transfer unless they are also my own relative. I love everything historical and Find-A-Grave is a wonderful gift to us wanting to preserve history. Happy hunting! --Vicky

P.S.--After over 10 years of participating in Find A Grave, I would just like to send out a sincere thank you to those members who practice kindness and politeness while we work together! And that is probably at least 98%, but I am always amazed at the 2% or so who feel the need to be just plain rude by criticizing mistakes in a harsh manner or not replying to messages or considering any suggestions to memorials they manage with no explanation. I feel this is a site we are all working on for the same reasons, to preserve cemetery records and add what we can to them, but some must feel otherwise. Anyway, I love sharing what I find and I love when you share info with me for any memorial I manage. Just wanted to show appreciation to those members who are polite -- you are my people!

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