Jan. 16, 2022 ~ Please, if you are requesting a transfer, read the information on how to request a transfer, in the information provided by F.A.G. I do manage quite a few memorials & have no issues with sending your families memorials your way...but please, request the transfer through the memorial. I don't want to spend my time searching for someone, when I could be researching & linking family members....or processing the 50+ edits, I receive daily.
Jan. 15, 2022 ~ Yet another edit! Please be kind & do not send me demands for transfers, when you can not be contacted through messaging. I'm sorry to also have to say this, but I am completely aware of F.A.G. faq's & do not need a copy of them sent to me, along with a foolish demand for a transfer. Not much annoys me, but that request, really irked me today.
If I seem slow on edits, it is bcuz I am in an area where I do not have cell service. All edits are done when I can connect to my SIL's internet. Unfortunately, this internet is slower than a sloth & constantly drops connection. It is so frustrating to lose connection in the middle of every single edit. I promise I'm not ignoring any edit sent my way.
Edit: Nov. 2021...what an accomplishment & yes, I've patted myself on the back! Ada Cemetery in Norman County, MN., had 3,906 graves & was at 33% photographed, when I started on this mission, in the spring of 2021. There are now 4,213 graves & the Cemetery is now 90% photographed! I know some of the increase in #'s, is due to recent deaths, but much of it was because this was a sadly forgotten Cemetery. I found graves from 100 years ago, that were not listed on F.A.G. So heartbreaking. I photographed every visible grave & F.A.G. shows there are still 422 memorials w/o a photo. I did photograph the entire cemetery & found quite a few gravestones that are so weather worn, nothing is legible on them. I'm ready for spring, so I can try to find the lost gravestones, buried under dirt.
Thanks to F.A.G. & Ancestry, I have discovered ancestors in states that I didn't realize. I knew those before me had settled in MN, WA, OR, CA & other locations, but soon found relatives in KS & other surrounding states.
Photographing memorials has become a passion for me. I am not here to compete with anyone. If you see a photo I have taken, please feel free to use it, at your discretion.
I do walk all cemeteries near me & have found it easiest, to photograph every grave. Doing this, has provided me the opportunity to add a memorial, to those who are buried in an unknown location, to their family.
I will also upload any photos of a memorial, where I may have been lucky enough to find the stone has been cleaned or the sun provides me a better photo. I don't do this to offend anyone. It is only done for the family of the deceased, to see their loved ones memorial.
I want to Thank, every fellow graver, who fulfills any photo request, that I have made, & also, to those who respond to the edit suggestions, that I send.
For those uploading photos: please click on the proper description for your photo.
#1: Grave = a photo of a gravestone
#2: Person = a photo of a person
#3: Family = a family photo
#4: Other = all other photos not listed
F.A.G.'s page is a great resource to learn site navigation.
If you have a suggestion on a memorial I've added, please pass the information along for me to update. I will gladly transfer a memorial of a family member to you, upon request, unless they are a relation to me. They should be managed by family, even if you are a distant relative. Please click on 'suggest edits' on the memorial, scroll down to 'suggest other corrections,' & let me know how you are related.
In closing, I am only here to help others, who may live some distance away, or not know where their family members, may be located.
Edit April 9, 2021: Please do not send me edit suggestions, if you can't be contacted through 'notifications' or an email listed on your profile page. This is not to be rude, it is to save me from wasting my time. If I have a question & no way to contact you, then you've wasted my time & yours. Please spare us both & as always, happy graving!