EmptyL

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As a note, and many don't know this, but FAG rule says, "Photos on Find a Grave are submitted by contributors. Contact the contributor directly to request permission to use the photo."

So, if you have not all ready done so on your profile, be sure to add a note to your profile allowing, limiting or denying use of your photo's.

With that in mind, feel free to use my marker photo's for personal non-profit use. You may NOT use my photos to 're-post' them to other / alternative memorials or other memorial web sites. However, Ancestry, LDS, personally owned genealogical research sites or other similar genealogical research sites are OK, but only as long as you attribute the source (me).

Memorials I have added are ones that I discovered via photographing cemeteries, from Obituaries, from Death Certificates and the like. If you wish to become the manager for any of the memorials that I manage... just ask. Worse that can happen is that I say no.

If you have any concerns / corrections for the memorials I manage, please do not submit them via a Find A Grave message! Instead, utilize the edit function. Also, be aware that children can not be added from the memorial of their parents. Instead, the parents have to be added from the memorial(s) of the child(ren) (I get messages to add children on a regular basis, but it is not something that can be done from the parental memorial).

Keep in mind that Find A Grave is NOT a Genealogy Site, per se, even though many treat it as such... posting all sorts of unnecessary images and details. It is, however, owned by Ancestry, which is a Genealogy site (to build / document family trees). Find A Grave is primarily to record and preserve burials / graves and inter-link the person to the burials / graves of known immediate family (Parents / Kids / Siblings), which makes it a great site for research... but not a site to build your tree! In short, please don't clutter up Memorials with unnecessary images (i.e. Census Records, Marriage records, Social Security records, etc.), as most such records are readily available to everyone, via one Internet Source or another.

I have seen many Memorial Managers refuse edits, blanket accept edits or just allow edits go to default approval after 30 days (valid edits or not). I try to be a good steward for the memorials that I manage and I actually review / research submitted edits before I accept them. If your source is not easily found by way official records such as those on Genealogical Web Sites (Social Security, Census, Death Certificate, Obituaries, Ancestry, etc.), feel free to post a message to me on the "proof" for your submitted edit and where I might find it.

Be aware, however, I do NOT consider anyone's Family Tree as viable "proof!" Many family trees use other family trees as their source... and none of them seem to have a root source other than another family tree. It's a vicious unsourced cycle, that perpetuates unsourced and potentially wrong information!

I also believe that being a good steward is not about strictly adhering to headstone inscriptions, as it can contribute to obscurity. Markers are sometimes wrong and can lack in enough information to allow the person buried there to be more easily / properly identified and connected to their families. Instead, I prefer being as complete as possible. Full names, married names, all spouses, full dates, attribution notes (if merited) and so forth.

Also, I do not accept transcribed Obituary information. Sorry.

Genealogy is a journey entrenched in research. With the aid of Genealogy web sites, finding a Memorial is not made more difficult by being more complete / accurate than the headstone itself. After all, I have come across more than one marker, likely placed after the fact, that contains erroneous information (dates, spellings...)! It is my opinion that being more complete, with verifiable sources, actually makes it easier to identify people for one's research and is more complete as to who a person was, as well as a benefit to their descendants and relatives.

As a note, and many don't know this, but FAG rule says, "Photos on Find a Grave are submitted by contributors. Contact the contributor directly to request permission to use the photo."

So, if you have not all ready done so on your profile, be sure to add a note to your profile allowing, limiting or denying use of your photo's.

With that in mind, feel free to use my marker photo's for personal non-profit use. You may NOT use my photos to 're-post' them to other / alternative memorials or other memorial web sites. However, Ancestry, LDS, personally owned genealogical research sites or other similar genealogical research sites are OK, but only as long as you attribute the source (me).

Memorials I have added are ones that I discovered via photographing cemeteries, from Obituaries, from Death Certificates and the like. If you wish to become the manager for any of the memorials that I manage... just ask. Worse that can happen is that I say no.

If you have any concerns / corrections for the memorials I manage, please do not submit them via a Find A Grave message! Instead, utilize the edit function. Also, be aware that children can not be added from the memorial of their parents. Instead, the parents have to be added from the memorial(s) of the child(ren) (I get messages to add children on a regular basis, but it is not something that can be done from the parental memorial).

Keep in mind that Find A Grave is NOT a Genealogy Site, per se, even though many treat it as such... posting all sorts of unnecessary images and details. It is, however, owned by Ancestry, which is a Genealogy site (to build / document family trees). Find A Grave is primarily to record and preserve burials / graves and inter-link the person to the burials / graves of known immediate family (Parents / Kids / Siblings), which makes it a great site for research... but not a site to build your tree! In short, please don't clutter up Memorials with unnecessary images (i.e. Census Records, Marriage records, Social Security records, etc.), as most such records are readily available to everyone, via one Internet Source or another.

I have seen many Memorial Managers refuse edits, blanket accept edits or just allow edits go to default approval after 30 days (valid edits or not). I try to be a good steward for the memorials that I manage and I actually review / research submitted edits before I accept them. If your source is not easily found by way official records such as those on Genealogical Web Sites (Social Security, Census, Death Certificate, Obituaries, Ancestry, etc.), feel free to post a message to me on the "proof" for your submitted edit and where I might find it.

Be aware, however, I do NOT consider anyone's Family Tree as viable "proof!" Many family trees use other family trees as their source... and none of them seem to have a root source other than another family tree. It's a vicious unsourced cycle, that perpetuates unsourced and potentially wrong information!

I also believe that being a good steward is not about strictly adhering to headstone inscriptions, as it can contribute to obscurity. Markers are sometimes wrong and can lack in enough information to allow the person buried there to be more easily / properly identified and connected to their families. Instead, I prefer being as complete as possible. Full names, married names, all spouses, full dates, attribution notes (if merited) and so forth.

Also, I do not accept transcribed Obituary information. Sorry.

Genealogy is a journey entrenched in research. With the aid of Genealogy web sites, finding a Memorial is not made more difficult by being more complete / accurate than the headstone itself. After all, I have come across more than one marker, likely placed after the fact, that contains erroneous information (dates, spellings...)! It is my opinion that being more complete, with verifiable sources, actually makes it easier to identify people for one's research and is more complete as to who a person was, as well as a benefit to their descendants and relatives.

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