Genealogist from Tippecanoe County, IN
I started researching my family and that of others in 2012, and joined Find A Grave shortly thereafter. For the past 6 years, I have researched several families from all over the United States and created many memorials of my relatives, friends' relatives and other residents in that time. Literally every day, I spend hours creating memorials, linking relatives, adding and/or correcting information, etc. My sources are legitimate and are taken from:
- Birth certificates
- Death certificates
- Marriage licenses
- Military records
- Social security applications
Sometimes the person's own family provide information not readily available, so I use this as well. I try to complete memorials with as much information I have at my disposal. My philosophy is that memorials should be up to date, filled out and error-free. Please do not make things difficult by ignoring someone's inquiry and research, it is counterproductive and does not get matters done. Such behavior will be noted and handled accordingly.
Should you want to know the source of edits I send, please ask me and I'll show you the physical documents. If there is anything I need to add, remove or change, please use the public messaging system to ask me a question or to leave any concern, or use the EDIT function on the given memorial(s) and submit your suggestions (I research any and all edits sent to me before processing or declining them). As of late, I have been adding memorials for linkage purposes. If you are a relative and would like a memorial transferred to you, just ask (memorials of my family will not be transferred). I will also take any memorials of my family or friends' family should anyone wish to transfer to my care.
People seem to forget that every site, no matter what the subject is, has guidelines/rules that are enforced for a reason. Check the FAQS if you have any questions. Some also forget that this site doubles as a volunteer site, and often it involves working with other contributors on adding pieces of information and/or correcting errors. I am a fair person and will work with you on anything pertaining to Find A Grave, etc, so please communicate with me if you have any issues or concerns. Let's make this site a healthy working environment by communicating, minding someone's work and abiding by the new rules.
Any abusive behavior towards me, my created memorials and/or any of the work I put into this site will also be reported and dealt with accordingly. If you have any issue(s) with the content of my memorials, please bring it to my attention first and it will be handled as seen fit.