L Evans

Member for
5 years · 1 month · 27 days
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1) First of all, I would like to state that I am a volunteer of Findagrave.com. I have recently noticed on contributor pages, sarcastic remarks to other members. This is TOTALLY UNNECESSARY AND UNACCEPTABLE and should not be tolerated!!! {the delete key is a wonderful invention}
2) DO NOT look at my contributor numbers as a FAG hoarder... those numbers are due to hard work, photographing completely local cemeteries and adding data for YOU to locate your ancestors. Since Findagrave.com is affiliated with Ancestry.com, our information that we volunteers have inputted, was added here for you to locate your family ancestors!!

My area does not have a local historical society, so I do this so YOU were able to find your family ancestors !!
3) I add as much information that is possible onto a memorial. I add obituaries because it includes a biography of the persons life ~ the only one that most will ever have.
When I add an obituary, I will include the funeral home and or newspaper with credit to them, as per Findagrave.com "suggested guidelines". I am fully aware of Findagrave.com "suggested guidelines" regarding obituaries, however; there is too much valuable information regarding a person's biography, ie: our honored and decorated Veterans

PLEASE do not scorn me about obituaries being posted on Findagrave!!!
I am a subscriber to Ancestry.com, who now own Findagrave.com. I have seen NUMEROUS people who have reused my grave marker photos, obituaries or other data on their Ancestry.com family trees. It's like a pyramid. This is a useful tool for genealogists.
If you have a problem with your photos being reposted, then do not put them on here. It's a simple equation!!!!

For additional information, which Findagrave.com may not be aware of: " Articles published before 1923. Any news article published in the United States before 1923 is in the public domain and you can reprint or republish it in any form you’d like without any copyright concerns at all."
Peter B. Hirtle, archivist and digital information expert at Cornell University.

4) DUPLICATES: ONE of my BIGGEST pet peeve is duplicate memorials!! PLEASE LOOK FIRST by doing a thorough search before you create a memorial. Type in the name in the search to see if a memorial already exists.
Be cautious of first and last name spellings.
Most duplicates are in error and not done intentionally.
I am happy to link family members when you request by using the 'Edit' tab.
Before I approve an 'edit', I will try to validate your information before I click 'approve'

If you want information added to a memorial:
go to the memorial, edit tab then use the "suggestion" tab to send me the information that could be added into the "bio section" by me to a memorial.
6) TRANSFER MANAGEMENT: If a memorial is of my family, I will not transfer.
I don't mind doing transfers, but one time I had a FAG member request a transfer of ALL of a particular family name from a cemetery...like about 18 of them!!!!!! That is way too extreme and not necessary.
For your extended family members, you may and should consider creating a Virtual Cemetery to your contributor page.

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