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Northern Virginia. When creating memorials during a visit to a larger cemetery let's attempt to add the section/lot or at least the section in the "plot" tab. Many modern markers have a block or section /lot/site signature. For a marker which lacks the signature, it is possible to step off the lots from either side to identify it.
Re: duplicate memorials, duplicate cemeteries(?): before we create a memorial we check to see if one already exists in the cemetery, but, perhaps surprisingly, it may be useful to run the check on a county-wide or state-wide basis. There may be not just duplicate memorials, but duplicate cemeteries! It is often due to confusion over county/municipal boundaries.
Names: seems safest to put the names as seen on the marker in the name fields to avoid duplicate memorials; a full name can be presented in the bio.
Photos: get close so the inscription is as legible as possible.
From Memorial # 6 q.v.:
From Lives thus spent thy earthly Duties learn;
From Fancy's Dreams to active Virtue turn;
Let Freedom, Friendship, Faith, thy Soul engage,
And serve like them thy Country and thy Age.

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