GZRG

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Please..if you are requesting a change on a memorial that I manage... I sometimes can't verify info enough to add it to the memorial at the top or as a link. I note what needs to be verified and what info I have found researching. DO NOT send request to add the info without the documents that verifies this info. I have already stated what I found, if that was proof enough, I would have added it myself.
OK, people, I know you are really excited about the new changes to find a grave. But, I will state again, don't send obits for me to add from newspaper. Find a Grave does not like you adding living people to memorials. Also, there still is the question of the copyright issues without name of where it came from. ALSO....be kind and not send tons of unrelated changes at one time.
I'm sorry that this needs to be stated. Some people seem to think that they know everything and don't provide documents and don't like to be told NO. Your rudeness will not be acknowledged but it will be reported. "It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice." – Author Unknown

PHOTO'S
If you happen to be reading this and are a person that adds photographs of ANY kind to a memorial...
Watch what box is checked when adding a photo. If you aren't careful, it will then show that the memorial does not need a grave photo. Some of us will use this info to find which tombstones need photographs. Also, photo's are being transferred from (ex. spouse) photo to the "new" memorial that has no death date. Most people, if not all, want a photo with the death date included. If you are doing this, PLEASE ADD PHOTO AS OTHER. This is because if a list is generated of all the graves that need photo's added, it will not show up that it needs a grave photo. This also goes for the temporary tombstones that the cemetery "lends" to mark the grave until a "real" stone is in place. I have found that the temporary headstone does have a good use. It shows that the person is definitely at that cemetery but just doesn't have a tombstone yet and the location of the persons grave. BUT, PLEASE DONT ADD TEMPORARY TOMBSTONE AS A GRAVE PHOTO. It is only temporary and is not the tombstone of the person. I have started adding temporary as a OTHER photo and also if there is not a death date on the tombstone YET. If awhile has passed and no date has been added, then I do add as a grave photo. This also depends on the cemetery and method of engraving or ordering the death date "plates". I am photoshopping living people from the tombstones now. SEE BELOW PARAGRAPH . I am sorry if this causes any heartache to anyone or duress due to thinking a name is not on tombstone. It is due to the individuals that are mentioned below.

ATTENTION: NO ONE HAS MY PERMISSION TO USE MY PHOTOGRAPHS TO MAKE MEMORIALS FOR LIVING PEOPLE.
I have found that there is very minimum pictures being taken in my area. I have been willing to go and take photos to add the the memorials that I have added along with other peoples. There is a family that appears to sit at home and scan other people's photos in order to create more memorials. These people ARE LIVING AND SHOULD NOT HAVE A MEMORIAL. It is disgusting that certain people don't have enough people dying in a global pandemic to "BOOST THEIR NUMBERS" that they would go out and CREATE these memorials. I HAVE FOUND THAT THEY HAVE DONE THIS IN MULTIPLE CEMETERIES. These same people make numerous duplicate memorials and incorrect and incomplete memorials. The photo's I take, I try to include nearby graves or area to help people with finding their family or knowing who might be connected. They are not to be used in this way. THIS BEHAVIOR SHOULD NOT BE TOLERATED.

If sending an obit you may add it to the memorial yourself thru the photo section. If sent directly to me to make change, I WILL NOT USE if the name and date of the newspaper isn't included. Also, not sure that find a grave approves of living people that are in the newspaper memorials being added to the memorials.

Also, a reminder: We are volunteers here and some of us try our best to check out the info before it is added. It is a very time consuming job and I realize that not everyone does this. If this is now being used as a reference site, I will try to verify before adding. The people that use this info to construct their family trees, I think appreciate accurate info. I am not one to add something just because someone wants it added, that is frankly lazy and irresponsible. If these are memorials to our loved ones, I also wouldn't appreciate just anything being added to their memorial. So keep this in mind please, when requesting something to be added to a memorial and be prepared for a note asking for a document . ANOTHER REMINDER, DON'T SEND A CHANGE BECAUSE YOU HAPPENED TO SEE IT ONLINE IN SOMEONE'S FAMILY TREE. JUST KEEP IN MIND...WHERE DID THEY GET THEIR INFO FROM??? IS IT AN ASSUMPTION? A FAMILY RECORD? IF IT DOESN'T SAY WE HAVE NO WAY OF KNOWING. AGAIN...THANK YOU SO MUCH THOSE OF YOU THAT PROVIDE THE INFO WITHOUT BEING ASKED.

ALSO....DO NOT SEND LINKS, I do not have access to everything that everyone else does and If I can't get into it, or can't read it, I will not make a change. I also want to note, I can't read other languages and if you send a foreign document and you can't even determine a name or date, I am sorry but I won't be able to make the change.
I would really like to thank the wonderful contributors on this site that are willing to send the info that is needed.
THANK YOU TO ALL THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE THAT VOLUNTEER AND MAKE IT FUN...
From Find A Grave: Submitting a large numbers of edits at one time to a single manager may be overwhelming. Please be considerate. That being said, if you have a family connection, for example, husband and wife and parents or children, I would appreciate it that they are submitted at the same time. So, what I am asking is, if you have corrections/additions for the same immediate family, submit at the same time. If it is a different family, hold off a bit before submitting.

Please..if you are requesting a change on a memorial that I manage... I sometimes can't verify info enough to add it to the memorial at the top or as a link. I note what needs to be verified and what info I have found researching. DO NOT send request to add the info without the documents that verifies this info. I have already stated what I found, if that was proof enough, I would have added it myself.
OK, people, I know you are really excited about the new changes to find a grave. But, I will state again, don't send obits for me to add from newspaper. Find a Grave does not like you adding living people to memorials. Also, there still is the question of the copyright issues without name of where it came from. ALSO....be kind and not send tons of unrelated changes at one time.
I'm sorry that this needs to be stated. Some people seem to think that they know everything and don't provide documents and don't like to be told NO. Your rudeness will not be acknowledged but it will be reported. "It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice." – Author Unknown

PHOTO'S
If you happen to be reading this and are a person that adds photographs of ANY kind to a memorial...
Watch what box is checked when adding a photo. If you aren't careful, it will then show that the memorial does not need a grave photo. Some of us will use this info to find which tombstones need photographs. Also, photo's are being transferred from (ex. spouse) photo to the "new" memorial that has no death date. Most people, if not all, want a photo with the death date included. If you are doing this, PLEASE ADD PHOTO AS OTHER. This is because if a list is generated of all the graves that need photo's added, it will not show up that it needs a grave photo. This also goes for the temporary tombstones that the cemetery "lends" to mark the grave until a "real" stone is in place. I have found that the temporary headstone does have a good use. It shows that the person is definitely at that cemetery but just doesn't have a tombstone yet and the location of the persons grave. BUT, PLEASE DONT ADD TEMPORARY TOMBSTONE AS A GRAVE PHOTO. It is only temporary and is not the tombstone of the person. I have started adding temporary as a OTHER photo and also if there is not a death date on the tombstone YET. If awhile has passed and no date has been added, then I do add as a grave photo. This also depends on the cemetery and method of engraving or ordering the death date "plates". I am photoshopping living people from the tombstones now. SEE BELOW PARAGRAPH . I am sorry if this causes any heartache to anyone or duress due to thinking a name is not on tombstone. It is due to the individuals that are mentioned below.

ATTENTION: NO ONE HAS MY PERMISSION TO USE MY PHOTOGRAPHS TO MAKE MEMORIALS FOR LIVING PEOPLE.
I have found that there is very minimum pictures being taken in my area. I have been willing to go and take photos to add the the memorials that I have added along with other peoples. There is a family that appears to sit at home and scan other people's photos in order to create more memorials. These people ARE LIVING AND SHOULD NOT HAVE A MEMORIAL. It is disgusting that certain people don't have enough people dying in a global pandemic to "BOOST THEIR NUMBERS" that they would go out and CREATE these memorials. I HAVE FOUND THAT THEY HAVE DONE THIS IN MULTIPLE CEMETERIES. These same people make numerous duplicate memorials and incorrect and incomplete memorials. The photo's I take, I try to include nearby graves or area to help people with finding their family or knowing who might be connected. They are not to be used in this way. THIS BEHAVIOR SHOULD NOT BE TOLERATED.

If sending an obit you may add it to the memorial yourself thru the photo section. If sent directly to me to make change, I WILL NOT USE if the name and date of the newspaper isn't included. Also, not sure that find a grave approves of living people that are in the newspaper memorials being added to the memorials.

Also, a reminder: We are volunteers here and some of us try our best to check out the info before it is added. It is a very time consuming job and I realize that not everyone does this. If this is now being used as a reference site, I will try to verify before adding. The people that use this info to construct their family trees, I think appreciate accurate info. I am not one to add something just because someone wants it added, that is frankly lazy and irresponsible. If these are memorials to our loved ones, I also wouldn't appreciate just anything being added to their memorial. So keep this in mind please, when requesting something to be added to a memorial and be prepared for a note asking for a document . ANOTHER REMINDER, DON'T SEND A CHANGE BECAUSE YOU HAPPENED TO SEE IT ONLINE IN SOMEONE'S FAMILY TREE. JUST KEEP IN MIND...WHERE DID THEY GET THEIR INFO FROM??? IS IT AN ASSUMPTION? A FAMILY RECORD? IF IT DOESN'T SAY WE HAVE NO WAY OF KNOWING. AGAIN...THANK YOU SO MUCH THOSE OF YOU THAT PROVIDE THE INFO WITHOUT BEING ASKED.

ALSO....DO NOT SEND LINKS, I do not have access to everything that everyone else does and If I can't get into it, or can't read it, I will not make a change. I also want to note, I can't read other languages and if you send a foreign document and you can't even determine a name or date, I am sorry but I won't be able to make the change.
I would really like to thank the wonderful contributors on this site that are willing to send the info that is needed.
THANK YOU TO ALL THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE THAT VOLUNTEER AND MAKE IT FUN...
From Find A Grave: Submitting a large numbers of edits at one time to a single manager may be overwhelming. Please be considerate. That being said, if you have a family connection, for example, husband and wife and parents or children, I would appreciate it that they are submitted at the same time. So, what I am asking is, if you have corrections/additions for the same immediate family, submit at the same time. If it is a different family, hold off a bit before submitting.

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