Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wistful Wednesday: Find a Grave Lost and Found

I have been struggling with corrections to Find a Grave.  Some people are very nice…others not so much.  One local gal is all messed up.  I finally asked that the grave be transfered to me and I will straighten it all out.  Whether or not she transfers it to me remains to be seen.

I flit here and there adding obituaries.  I suppose I should have some rhyme or reason to my madness but I don’t.

One of Far Guy’s Maternal Great Uncles was missing from the local cemetery.  He was either missed or entered under another name.  I finally gave up searching and added him myself along with a photo of his gravestone.  This is a photo of him with his siblings.

Bernard Frank Ernest Ethel Amy and Meade Lemon Brothers and sisters

That is Bernard or “Bundt” on the far left, Frank and Ernest or “Ern”.

Ethel, Amy and Meade (Far Guy’s Maternal Grandmother)

This photo was taken in October of 1967 in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

Their brother Loren died in 1949 and Robert “Dave” in 1955.

This family still has one person missing. Ethel, I think she is buried in town at the Catholic Cemetery, I am 98 % possitive it is her…but I will make a trip to the Library to see if I can find an obit…or maybe I have one in my stacks of obits upstairs.

I urge you to check on your deceased relatives, to make sure the info is correct and complete if they are listed at Find a Grave.

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19 comments:

  1. Who cares if you are flitting here and there--the main point is that you are getting these entries done! They will be a big help to anyone else down the line who will come looking for these entries in the future!

    Good point about checking out Find A Grave entries on our relatives. I'm sure Find A Grave volunteers try to get everything right, but anyone can make a mistake. It's helpful to think of it as a team effort.

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  2. I have such a small family, no uncles, aunts or cousins, there just aren't many to go missing.

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  3. The ladies look a bit dressed up. I wonder what the occasion was.

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  4. What fun!
    You and I both have a shoutOut at Red's blog! :-)

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  5. I find making corrections in Find A Grave to be confusing and not well explained - maybe your are up against people that can't figure out how to apply the corrections? Maybe they just need a "how to" hint?

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  6. I'm amazed at your diligence in family history. Good job!

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  7. I have to agree with your advice. Find a Grave is a project with good intentions and I like the idea of it, but there are errors that need fixing. Hope you get to take over the grave turned over to you.

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  8. You make record of your relatives resting places but many families have moved on and left relatives. I often think about those graves and how they are forgotten.

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  9. I've never thought about checking on Find a Grave for accuracy. I need to do that before I forget.

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  10. You are making it so much easier for your family tree researchers of the future! Good for you. :)

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  11. In my other life I would like to do that. I find it interesting to see who does our family side at the Murray Cemetery. I don't know the person. It may be a cousin once or twice removed. It might be an in-law of a cousin removed a few times.

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  12. You are such a hard worker...and don't give up, like I would do. I love the old picture. Just look at all the buttons on those three dresses!

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  13. Men don't dress that much differently now than in today's pic but the women sure do. I enjoy the old photos you post.

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  14. I'll have to ask Tom if he knows about errors with Find A Grave.

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  15. Thanks for the interesting picture. I also wonder what the occasion was for them to be all dressed up.

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  16. I had no luck in getting anything changed on Find a Grave
    They have my grandfather in wrong cemetery, so where you leave a comment
    I wrote where he really was buried. There have been many errors in my research with find a Grave, but all in all very happy they are there for research.

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    1. Leave another message Patsy. You can also report it to Find A Grave

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    2. What if I suggest a correction and the contributor doesn't respond?
      Have patience. Many contributors receive hundreds of corrections every month and it may take a while for your correction to be processed. Also, not every Find A Grave contributor is active on a daily basis on the site. Please send the source and documentation with your 'suggest a correction'. If you have suggested a correction and waited longer than thirty days for it to be processed or if you have found a contributor who you believe to be permanently inactive, please send the correction (forward the 'suggest a correction' that you sent) to edit@findagrave.com along with source and documentation, and we will edit the memorial on their behalf.

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  17. I may have to do this. I never knew it existed before you mentioned it. Thank you!

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