PLEASE DO NOT BE OFFENDED IF I ASK YOU FOR YOUR SOURCE. This helps keep FindaGrave an accurate, reliable source of info. Quote Curator Mark FindaGrave Forums "We still expect you to enter factual information." Genealogy without proper sources is mythology.
I am receiving too many edits and then corrections for errors on those edits. From FindAGrave: "How do I update or correct an error in memorial data? You can submit updates or corrections of FACTUAL information for any memorial by clicking on the 'Edit' tab on the memorial in question. If an edit is declined, resubmit with SOURCES." I no longer accept edits without sources or if there is no way to contact you because of too many incorrect suggestions. Please remember these are SUGGESTIONS, not demands. If YOU choose not to source your edits, YOU make a choice not to share information, which is a loss to future family generations. Family trees are not sources; Documents are.
I will not process edits when known duplicates exist.
As per FAG rules, please DO NOT POST OBITUARIES (or Death Certificates etc.) IN THE PHOTO SECTION. You may summarize the obit in your own words, quoting the source and date of publication and submit it for the BIO section. POSTING OF COPYRIGHT OBITS AND PHOTOS IS NOT ALLOWED BY FINDAGRAVE. Please see FindaGrave user agreement that states YOU could be held LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE for posting obits where you do not hold the copyright.
The PHOTO section is reserved for headstone/grave photos and possibly a portrait photo of the person, if that photo is owned by you. Please also remember cause of death may be personal to the family. FAG does not allow any graphic details.
TRANSFERS will be made as per FAG guidelines, however, All requests will be considered if you state your TRUE relationship and include your member number through the other edits ON THE MEMORIAL. If you do not transfer outside of guidelines then please don't ask me to do so for you. This change has been made due to some rude, demanding people. (If you are one of them don't expect a reply.) Note from FAG: it is not appropriate to request a transfer and then, after receiving the transfer, delete that page and substitute it with a new memorial that you have created. This practice denies credit to the original contributor. Please use the original memorial page to make updates and add information. In other words, do not change the bio on the memorial but correct or add BELOW what is already done. (Courtesy)
I have a lot of respect for people who walk the cemeteries taking photos, using their own time, money, gas, and those who take the time to do the research and source it! I do not feel it is right for people to sit back at home and copy that info and send it as an edit for FAG. Please go out and get the photo or look up the info yourself. DON'T CHEAT by copying another site's info/photos. They will be reported.
I have no time for drama and immature behavior. We are all volunteers here to make the best, accurate memorials possible. This is not a race for numbers, but a place to show RESPECT for the deceased, their families, and volunteers. The deceased are real people , not numbers.
Best advice received from a fellow Fagger, "Please don't allow the rude, abusive and sometimes rather bizarre behavior of individuals to curb your enthusiasm for your willingness to help others, and thank you for requesting sourced information that generations of families of the deceased will forever appreciate!"