I photograph entire cemeteries in my immediate area & work very hard at linking family members together & going the extra mile to do additional research. I document every headstone in the event that they might be vandalized or swept away in a flood or hurricane.
Regarding transfer requests: I take into consideration how long you’ve been a member on FAG & what you have contributed to the site. I work too hard on my research on memorials to transfer just because you’re related. I’ll gladly add any documented resources through suggested edits.
I research suggested edits before accepting so please include your source. I’m getting too many edits that are not accurate or conflict with what I have found. I like edits, but it’s not my job to find your source to back it up. If you’re not going to share your source, please don’t send an edit. Thank you.
I like for my grave photos to tell a story. I now always take 2 photos. I take an overall view because family members are very likely to be buried next door or in that same area. I get asked that a lot., “do you know who is buried beside them.” Then I take a closeup of the entire headstone with all the inscribed names. Closeups alone will not help you locate a grave in a large cemetery unless you have a plot/section location. Landmarks are very helpful.
I do not care about how many memorials I obtain or manage since I'm not in a contest to create the most. If you'd like a transfer, please ask. I will gladly do so if I am not related. For transfer requests please go to the memorial you’d like a transfer for; use the Suggested Edit Tab, type in your transfer request, and be sure to include your name & member number. I am always willing to transfer outside FAG guidelines. Please do not send transfer requests through the message section. I'm not in it for the numbers & neither should you.
Right or wrong, I enter my data from the headstone inscriptions. PLEASE DO NOT send me suggested edits asking for a first name change if there is no headstone photo posted yet to prove otherwise. This is after all, Find A Grave...not Find An Obit or Find a Father Hebert baptismal record. Just because you were baptized with a certain name doesn't mean you went to the grave with that name. If church records & headstone differ, use the bio section to add those remarks. Please transcribe headstone as it actually appears in grave photo & not by use of other secondary references. I will make notes in the bio section if I cross reference and find differences in name spelling or DOB or DOD. It is what it is and this should help keep duplications to a minimum. I do not & will not ALTER headstone name inscriptions.
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