I specialize in our own family's genealogy, but I'm happy to try to assist others as possible along the way, within limits.
Grandparent lines for this family genealogy collection focus are:
Lyman (including Chew-Freeland, Doty-Chapman, Irvine-Coffee)-Young
The primary geographic areas are New England, Delmarva/Tidewater, Pennsylvania, Northwest Territory (esp. Ohio, Indiana, Illinois), and VA-WV., with some California.
Immigration origins are northern European between early 1600s and early 1900s.
If requesting factual changes to existing memorials, please include the source of your other data.
Copies of my single tombstone-only photos may be copied and shared, but NOT the family photographs showing our family members as they lived. Those may NOT be re-copied as elements for any other websites or distributions, without explicit prior permission from the family. That includes sharing such family pictures publicly on such as Facebook, Shutterfly, Flickr, Ancestry, Geni, blogs, etc.
I welcome inserts of pictures and records that I do not have, so long as the source is apparent or cited.
I am usually happy to transfer beyond guidelines, unless the person is in our direct line and our storytelling would be hindered. But if we can accomplish more goals in tandem, I'm open to that, as the storytelling and household linking is the goal more than the ownership. So just explain your interest and work focus.
Sometimes I have accepted transfers of memorials that are tangential but were not being followed or filled out by their initial creators. They are available to be moved to managers who are closer to the story than I. They are stewarded lightly in the interim, but I do try to keep up on submitted edits.
The virtual cemetery is due for a major overhaul. (I wish it were easier to move a person or blocks of people from category to category, and less of a limit on numbers allowed. ) As features and findings keep changing, I keep rethinking what the strategic purpose for it is. It's about to be re-scrambled yet again.
Many thanks to all in this community who continue to astound with high levels of informed generosity and ingenuity about how to deal with old practices in a different age with hospitality and virtual community now. What blessings you are.
ONE DAY, YOU'LL BE JUST A MEMORY TO SOME PEOPLE. DO YOUR BEST TO BE A GOOD ONE. DO YOUR BEST TO REMEMBER THOSE WHO GAVE YOU SOMETHING TO WORK FROM.
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