DJ Paul

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An active Family Genealogist.

About me -- Profile photo "in my graver uniform" -- dated July 2020.

A Full-Time Retired Male, living in a Central New York State, USA community -- "The Mohawk Valley."

Former Computing Development Engineer and Production Technologist in private industry, and retired from New York State as a computer analyst and contributing member of the Office of General Services Network Administration team. Also, a retired United States Navy Chief Warrant Officer (W-4) with 33+ years in naval service, most sea-duty aboard conventional and nuclear submarines... this coupled with several shorter tours-of-duly aboard USS Forrestal (CVA-59), and several Ship Intermediate Repair Tenders (AS-36, AR-5, and AD-18).

No more time for gainful employment.

Please check out my personal BLOG site; "Ancient Geek Fumes" at the linked website cited in the heading. Fellow Ancestry.com subscribers may also wish to view my public family tree "DJ Paul Family Tree."

An attempt here is to shoot, enhance, and upload monument photos... rather than blindly making new Find A Grave (FAG) profiles that largely seem readily available from other online resources here in New York State. Statements by some gravers that FindAGrave is not a valuable genealogy website are flatly untrue, an opinion by some longtime gravers that grossly understates the historical value of well-prepared memorial profiles. Reasonable family genealogists will recognize these memorial profiles are NOT primary or secondary reference sources, but they can be valued source confirmation. What is true about marginal profiles created is -- "GIGO" -- Garbage-In-Garbage-Out -- profiles that state untrue, unknown, or wishful thinking are not genealogically helpful. In this Internet Age, bad profiles cause many family trees to be messed-up with misinformation. Time for long-time gravers to recognize and accept that for over a half-dozen years, Find A Grave is a fully-owned subsidiary of the leading genealogy service Ancestry.com and FAG profiles created are increasingly more closely linked to family trees at Ancestry.com. Time to accept that the mission is changed -- please consider continuing your caring work and future contributions under the reality of new Ancestry management.

On a happy note, I've recently found one of our 3rd Great Grandparent couples, a couple personally researched for a decade or more, and finally found via a strongly welcome Ancestry.com "hint." The Ancestry hint is provided by what seems to be updated and better-defined hint criteria in Ancestry.com's growing database. The value of an improved Find A Grave-to-Ancestry.com database linkage seems to be paying strong dividends to genealogical research -- and is very much appreciated.

Here a rigorous attempt is made to enhance existing FAG profiles made by others with family links and related personal biographical information. Otherwise put, it seems more valuable to create quality rather than quantity in FAG profiles. Sincere gratitude is extended to those significant contributors who readily transfer the management of memorial profiles of related persons that may have been added without holding good background data on the deceased individuals. A warm thank you to these many FAG contributors -- your efforts are strongly appreciated. Soldiers and sailors, particularly Revolutionary War and American Civil War Veterans, are another area of strong personal interest and a significant attempt made here to better document their gallant service to the USA.

NOTHING... no images and/or written materials uploaded by me are copyrighted... please copy and add any useful information found to your not-for-profit family trees. Visitors are welcome and may freely use any of my growing public FAG contributions or Ancestry.com information and photos under the educational fair use doctrine -- use any of my unaltered photos without additional permission or contact. My total intention in making FAG contributions and Ancestry.com public tree information is to educate my current and unknown future descendants, including very distant cousins.

Regards, DJ Paul of Herkimer County, NY.
Last reviewed and updated 3 Apr 2022.

An active Family Genealogist.

About me -- Profile photo "in my graver uniform" -- dated July 2020.

A Full-Time Retired Male, living in a Central New York State, USA community -- "The Mohawk Valley."

Former Computing Development Engineer and Production Technologist in private industry, and retired from New York State as a computer analyst and contributing member of the Office of General Services Network Administration team. Also, a retired United States Navy Chief Warrant Officer (W-4) with 33+ years in naval service, most sea-duty aboard conventional and nuclear submarines... this coupled with several shorter tours-of-duly aboard USS Forrestal (CVA-59), and several Ship Intermediate Repair Tenders (AS-36, AR-5, and AD-18).

No more time for gainful employment.

Please check out my personal BLOG site; "Ancient Geek Fumes" at the linked website cited in the heading. Fellow Ancestry.com subscribers may also wish to view my public family tree "DJ Paul Family Tree."

An attempt here is to shoot, enhance, and upload monument photos... rather than blindly making new Find A Grave (FAG) profiles that largely seem readily available from other online resources here in New York State. Statements by some gravers that FindAGrave is not a valuable genealogy website are flatly untrue, an opinion by some longtime gravers that grossly understates the historical value of well-prepared memorial profiles. Reasonable family genealogists will recognize these memorial profiles are NOT primary or secondary reference sources, but they can be valued source confirmation. What is true about marginal profiles created is -- "GIGO" -- Garbage-In-Garbage-Out -- profiles that state untrue, unknown, or wishful thinking are not genealogically helpful. In this Internet Age, bad profiles cause many family trees to be messed-up with misinformation. Time for long-time gravers to recognize and accept that for over a half-dozen years, Find A Grave is a fully-owned subsidiary of the leading genealogy service Ancestry.com and FAG profiles created are increasingly more closely linked to family trees at Ancestry.com. Time to accept that the mission is changed -- please consider continuing your caring work and future contributions under the reality of new Ancestry management.

On a happy note, I've recently found one of our 3rd Great Grandparent couples, a couple personally researched for a decade or more, and finally found via a strongly welcome Ancestry.com "hint." The Ancestry hint is provided by what seems to be updated and better-defined hint criteria in Ancestry.com's growing database. The value of an improved Find A Grave-to-Ancestry.com database linkage seems to be paying strong dividends to genealogical research -- and is very much appreciated.

Here a rigorous attempt is made to enhance existing FAG profiles made by others with family links and related personal biographical information. Otherwise put, it seems more valuable to create quality rather than quantity in FAG profiles. Sincere gratitude is extended to those significant contributors who readily transfer the management of memorial profiles of related persons that may have been added without holding good background data on the deceased individuals. A warm thank you to these many FAG contributors -- your efforts are strongly appreciated. Soldiers and sailors, particularly Revolutionary War and American Civil War Veterans, are another area of strong personal interest and a significant attempt made here to better document their gallant service to the USA.

NOTHING... no images and/or written materials uploaded by me are copyrighted... please copy and add any useful information found to your not-for-profit family trees. Visitors are welcome and may freely use any of my growing public FAG contributions or Ancestry.com information and photos under the educational fair use doctrine -- use any of my unaltered photos without additional permission or contact. My total intention in making FAG contributions and Ancestry.com public tree information is to educate my current and unknown future descendants, including very distant cousins.

Regards, DJ Paul of Herkimer County, NY.
Last reviewed and updated 3 Apr 2022.

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