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    1. [COOK-CO-IL] Rootsweb Demise
    2. jsullins
    3. U.s this ghetto going to survive when rootsweb closes shop in March? Our other groups have moved to groups.io. Jackye SullinsSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

    01/17/2020 09:50:32
    1. [COOK-CO-IL] Re: Delayed birth certificate
    2. Debra MacLaughlan-Dumes
    3. > On Jan 17, 2020, at 8:04 AM, Irene FallonI via COOK-CO-IL <[email protected]> wrote: > > Years ago I sent a letter to Chicago Cook County for a copy of my father's( Herbert Franz Zimmermann) birth-10 Sept 1911.I received a letter stating they could not find it. I believed he had to have one to enter the Navy in WW2.I would appreciate if someone could tell me how I could go about finding his birth certificate Cook County didn’t require birth certificates until 1916, and even then compliance wasn’t routinely enforced. Your father may have used an alternate form of a birth record to provide identification. If you know what church his family belonged to, it’s possible that the baptism was registered there and you may be able to get a copy of the parish record. My father was born in Chicago in 1916 and never had a birth certificate. To prove citizenship for obtaining a passport he used his baptism certificate, and that seemed to be acceptable. Best regards, Debra MacLaughlan Dumes http://sakionline.net/familypage/ <http://sakionline.net/familypage/>

    01/17/2020 09:39:55
    1. [COOK-CO-IL] Re: Delayed birth certificate
    2. Ellen Barr
    3. This will sound very strange but on looking for a death certificate in Cook County (occurred about 1910), When out in Salt Lake City at the Genealogy Library I found that evidently The clerks in the Cook County office accumulated things to file for five or six months and THEN filed them. Not sure if you or a friend will be at Salt Lake City or at one of the Family History Centers where you can view microfilms but look a bit later and you may have the luck I did in finding this child's death certificate about six months AFTER the death. Same may work for births as well because the clerks were probably using the same non-system! AnnEllen Barr -----Original Message----- From: Irene FallonI via COOK-CO-IL <[email protected]> Sent: Friday, January 17, 2020 10:04 AM To: [email protected] Cc: Irene FallonI <[email protected]> Subject: [COOK-CO-IL] Delayed birth certificate Years ago I sent a letter to Chicago Cook County for a copy of my father's( Herbert Franz Zimmermann) birth-10 Sept 1911.I received a letter stating they could not find it. I believed he had to have one to enter the Navy in WW2.I would appreciate if someone could tell me how I could go about finding his birth certificate Thank you Irene Zimmermann-Fallon loyal RootsWeb community This message (including any attachments) contains confidential information intended for a specific recipient and purpose. If you are not the intended recipient, you should delete this message. Any disclosure, copying, or distribution of this message, or the taking of any action based on it, is prohibited.

    01/17/2020 09:39:49
    1. [COOK-CO-IL] Delayed birth certificate
    2. Irene FallonI
    3. Years ago I sent a letter to Chicago Cook County for a copy of my father's( Herbert Franz Zimmermann) birth-10 Sept 1911.I received a letter stating they could not find it. I believed he had to have one to enter the Navy in WW2.I would appreciate if someone could tell me how I could go about finding his birth certificate Thank you Irene Zimmermann-Fallon

    01/17/2020 09:04:25
    1. [COOK-CO-IL] Re: Information needed
    2. Alice Fluegge
    3. Good luck.  Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

    12/18/2019 07:31:32
    1. [COOK-CO-IL] Re: Information needed
    2. Alice Fluegge
    3. Lutheran Churches | ChicagoAncestors.org | | | | | | | | | | | Lutheran Churches | ChicagoAncestors.org | | | Try this site Irene. On Sunday, December 15, 2019, 11:22:50 AM PST, Irene FallonI via COOK-CO-IL <[email protected]> wrote: I have 2 questions: 1) Did Chicago have census taken in the off years of the regular census every 10 years. Have been looking for family that have not been on 10 year census and thought this might have been a possibility.2) What is the best way to find Lutheran church (1890) near address of 1040 Kedzie. Gr Grandmother passed in 1891, buried at Concordia Lutheran Cemetery. Thank you for any information or direction Irene Zimmermann-Fallon _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/[email protected] Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    12/18/2019 11:17:53
    1. [COOK-CO-IL] Re: Information needed (census & Lutheran church)
    2. Theresa Bora
    3. Irene, here's the site for a Lutheran church founded in 1879. It's about 2 miles from the 1040 Kedzie address. See if there's anything at the site that might help you. I'll see if I can find any other ones. Terry https://www.wickerparklutheran.org/about-us/history/ -----Original Message----- From: Theresa Bora [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2019 5:50 PM To: [email protected] Subject: [COOK-CO-IL] Re: Information needed (census & Lutheran church) Irene, cities don't take censuses. The last off-year census for Illinois was 1865. I'll see if I can find any info on the Lutheran church for you, but it probably won't be until tomorrowl Terry -----Original Message----- From: Irene FallonI via COOK-CO-IL [mailto:[email protected]] Subject: [COOK-CO-IL] Information needed I have 2 questions: 1) Did Chicago have census taken in the off years of the regular census every 10 years. Have been looking for family that have not been on 10 year census and thought this might have been a possibility.2) What is the best way to find Lutheran church (1890) near address of 1040 Kedzie. Gr Grandmother passed in 1891, buried at Concordia Lutheran Cemetery. Thank you for any information or direction Irene Zimmermann-Fallon

    12/16/2019 10:07:09
    1. [COOK-CO-IL] Re: Information needed (census & Lutheran church)
    2. Theresa Bora
    3. Irene, cities don't take censuses. The last off-year census for Illinois was 1865. I'll see if I can find any info on the Lutheran church for you, but it probably won't be until tomorrowl Terry -----Original Message----- From: Irene FallonI via COOK-CO-IL [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2019 2:23 PM To: [email protected] Cc: Irene FallonI Subject: [COOK-CO-IL] Information needed I have 2 questions: 1) Did Chicago have census taken in the off years of the regular census every 10 years. Have been looking for family that have not been on 10 year census and thought this might have been a possibility.2) What is the best way to find Lutheran church (1890) near address of 1040 Kedzie. Gr Grandmother passed in 1891, buried at Concordia Lutheran Cemetery. Thank you for any information or direction Irene Zimmermann-Fallon _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________

    12/15/2019 03:50:26
    1. [COOK-CO-IL] Information needed
    2. Irene FallonI
    3. I have 2 questions: 1) Did Chicago have census taken in the off years of the regular census every 10 years. Have been looking for family that have not been on 10 year census and thought this might have been a possibility.2) What is the best way to find Lutheran church (1890) near address of 1040 Kedzie. Gr Grandmother passed in 1891, buried at Concordia Lutheran Cemetery. Thank you for any information or direction Irene Zimmermann-Fallon

    12/15/2019 12:22:33
    1. [COOK-CO-IL] Re: Find a Grave issues
    2. Ray DeRousse
    3. Somebody from FAG contacted me about this about 6 weeks ago AND nothing since! I suspect the "owner" of the memorials may be deceased. But after a reasonable period of time with no response FAG should transfer it to me and move on. On Thu, Nov 14, 2019 at 7:28 PM babejem--- via COOK-CO-IL < [email protected]> wrote: > I think it's this kind of issue that has people upset because they can't > edit it. > But also, for instance, a relative of mine just died. Someone in her state > is watching the obituaries and entered hers before anyone in the family > even had time to mourn their loss. They posted it immediately. It's just > sad. > Crazy people controlling some of the posts. Adding all wrong details, etc. > > Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android > > On Tue, Oct 8, 2019 at 1:50 PM, the cohens< > [email protected]> wrote: Ray, > > FindAGrave seems to think it should not matter who owns the memorial, > as long as the memorial owner responds appropriately to edit requests. > But I know people prefer owning their own family's memorials. > > One thing a friend told me about is that another way for visitors to > know you are a relative is to post flowers on the memorial, if that is > true, it would be another way to indicate they are a relative that you > could consider. > > I think pretty much all the free genealogy sites consisting of user > generated content have similar issues. That is not to slough the > issue off, it bothers me too, but the real issue here is not being > able to get staff to step in when users are not responsive. > > Hopefully Ancestry will step up to the plate on this for you. > > On 10/8/19, Ray DeRousse <[email protected]> wrote: > > I have tried contacting the memorial owner and also Find A Grave and got > NO > > satisfaction for anyone. I have not tried the Ancestry help desk but > will > > give it a shot. > > > > The LEGAL GENEALOGIST had a post about FAG on her blog. It dealt with > > obituary watchers posting memorials on people they do not know, sometimes > > before the extended family knows of the death. It is aggravating to > have a > > death in the family and then try to post a memorial and find that someone > > has already done it. I know you can ask for it to be transferred. Her > > blog suggests that this issue had been brought up before with Ancestry. > > Google LEGAL GENEALOGIST to see her blog. > > > > I like FAG but trying to get my great great grandparents memorial > > transferred to me and not getting any satisfaction is irritating. > > > > On Tue, Oct 8, 2019 at 12:50 PM the cohens < > > [email protected]> wrote: > > > >> There is a procedure outlined in the FAQ for notifying findagrave if a > >> memorial owner has died. > >> > >> http://findagrave.com/list-faqs > >> > >> I would not give up if there is an issue, possibly you wrote the wrong > >> mailbox at findagrave, those who wrote? The FAQ is not organized very > >> well, but I believe is worth reading. > >> > >> Memorial owners have either 21 or 30 days to respond before you can > >> contact findagrave itself to ask them to study your request. > >> > >> If findagrave does not respond within several weeks (and you check and > >> see they have not corrected/edited the info you requested, which they > >> might do without emailing you), then I would email them again or go in > >> another door by writing the Helpdesk at ancestry and complaining that > >> findagrave had not responded. But make sure first that you have > >> written the correct mailbox at findagrave for the type of issue. > >> > >> I learned a lot by reading that FAQ, but the thing that I have had an > >> issue with in the past is when a friend wrote someone who created a > >> duplicate memorial, all the data was deleted from that later memorial, > >> when I had hoped it would all have been merged. that was a few years > >> ago, but I would guess merging the data itself still is not automated, > >> at least for individual memorials. > > _______________________________________________ > > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe > https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/[email protected] > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: > https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb > community > > > _______________________________________________ > > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe > https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/[email protected] > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: > https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb > community >

    11/14/2019 06:51:10
    1. [COOK-CO-IL] Re: Find a Grave issues
    2. I think it's this kind of issue that has people upset because they can't edit it.  But also, for instance, a relative of mine just died. Someone in her state is watching the obituaries and entered hers before anyone in the family even had time to mourn their loss. They posted it immediately. It's just sad.  Crazy people controlling some of the posts. Adding all wrong details, etc.  Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android On Tue, Oct 8, 2019 at 1:50 PM, the cohens<[email protected]> wrote: Ray, FindAGrave seems to think it should not matter who owns the memorial, as long as the memorial owner responds appropriately to edit requests. But I know people prefer owning their own family's memorials. One thing a friend told me about is that another way for visitors to know you are a relative is to post flowers on the memorial, if that is true, it would be another way to indicate they are a relative that you could consider. I think pretty much all the free genealogy sites consisting of user generated content have similar issues.  That is not to slough the issue off, it bothers me too, but the real issue here is not being able to get staff to step in when users are not responsive. Hopefully Ancestry will step up to the plate on this for you. On 10/8/19, Ray DeRousse <[email protected]> wrote: > I have tried contacting the memorial owner and also Find A Grave and got NO > satisfaction for anyone.  I have not tried the Ancestry help desk but will > give it a shot. > > The LEGAL GENEALOGIST had a post about FAG on her blog.  It dealt with > obituary watchers posting memorials on people they do not know, sometimes > before the extended family knows of the death.  It is aggravating to have a > death in the family and then try to post a memorial and find that someone > has already done it.  I know you can ask for it to be transferred.  Her > blog suggests that this issue had been brought up before with Ancestry. > Google LEGAL GENEALOGIST to see her blog. > > I like FAG but trying to get my great great grandparents memorial > transferred to me and not getting any satisfaction is irritating. > > On Tue, Oct 8, 2019 at 12:50 PM the cohens < > [email protected]> wrote: > >> There is a procedure outlined in the FAQ for notifying findagrave if a >> memorial owner has died. >> >> http://findagrave.com/list-faqs >> >> I would not give up if there is an issue, possibly you wrote the wrong >> mailbox at findagrave, those who wrote?  The FAQ is not organized very >> well, but I believe is worth reading. >> >> Memorial owners have either 21 or 30 days to respond before you can >> contact findagrave itself to ask them to study your request. >> >> If findagrave does not respond within several weeks (and you check and >> see they have not corrected/edited the info you requested, which they >> might do without emailing you), then I would email them again or go in >> another door by writing the Helpdesk at ancestry and complaining that >> findagrave had not responded.  But make sure first that you have >> written the correct mailbox at findagrave for the type of issue. >> >> I learned a lot by reading that FAQ, but the thing that I have had an >> issue with in the past is when a friend wrote someone who created a >> duplicate memorial, all the data was deleted from that later memorial, >> when I had hoped it would all have been merged.  that was a few years >> ago, but I would guess merging the data itself still is not automated, >> at least for individual memorials. _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/[email protected] Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    11/14/2019 06:28:24
    1. [COOK-CO-IL] LIND Family Photograph
    2. Shelley Cardiel
    3. I've "rescued" an old photograph of Miss Jennie LIND which was taken at the L. W. Felt Studio in Chicago, IL and dated 31 Jul 1904. Jennie appears to be in her teens or early 1900's and she is dressed in white so I'm guessing it is a graduation photograph. Based on limited research I was able to gather the following information regarding Jennie and her family as follows: Jennie LIND was b. 9 Nov 1883 in Chicago, IL to parents Karl Johan LIND (1853-1933) and Ragnhild Augusta AMMUNDSEN (1864-1898). Jennie was one of 6 children born to this couple including, Jennie; Charles H.; Ralph William; Oscar Johan; Harold; and Arnold Oscar LIND, all born between 1883 and 1895. After the death of Jennie's Mother her father remarried and had two additional children, both named Arthur, the first born in 1903 and died in 1904 and the second born in 1905. Jennie married George Philip Waldemar MALMSTEDT (1884-1959) on 3 Jun 1908 in Chicago, IL and together they had two children, Phillip John Ludvig MALMSTEDT (1909-1989) and Genevieve Louise MALMSTEDT (1911-2001). Jennie died in Nov 1963 in Chicago, IL. I am hoping to locate someone from this family so that the photograph can be returned to their care. If you are a member of the family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me. Thanks, Shelley

    11/08/2019 08:35:57
    1. [COOK-CO-IL] Re: Elizabeth D Hanebury
    2. Theresa Bora
    3. I'm very sorry to hear this. My condolences to her family. Terry Bora Michigan -----Original Message----- From: the cohens [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 11:15 PM To: Cook County List Subject: [COOK-CO-IL] Elizabeth D Hanebury Dear Cook County List Members, It is with a sad heart that I wish to report that our incredibly helpful, long time list member, Elizabeth Davis Hanebury has passed away. Her last post to any of the Rootsweb mailing lists that I have found was to ROOTS-L on April 23, 2019, and she passed away early in May 2019. She has not posted to the Cook List in a while, but has had issues preventing her from participating much from 2018 onwards and I am sure she helped many other people besides myself when she was more active. Also, note that I did not post about this sooner as I could not find an obituary for her online, and just recently got confirmation of her passing. So I have now put up a webpage in her memory at http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~thecohens/genealogy/hanebury.html She was, indeed, an amazing woman who made major contributions to our genealogical research community. You can find links to her presence on various genealogy sites on the above page. _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________

    10/31/2019 12:47:07
    1. [COOK-CO-IL] Elizabeth D Hanebury
    2. the cohens
    3. Dear Cook County List Members, It is with a sad heart that I wish to report that our incredibly helpful, long time list member, Elizabeth Davis Hanebury has passed away. Her last post to any of the Rootsweb mailing lists that I have found was to ROOTS-L on April 23, 2019, and she passed away early in May 2019. She has not posted to the Cook List in a while, but has had issues preventing her from participating much from 2018 onwards and I am sure she helped many other people besides myself when she was more active. Also, note that I did not post about this sooner as I could not find an obituary for her online, and just recently got confirmation of her passing. So I have now put up a webpage in her memory at http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~thecohens/genealogy/hanebury.html She was, indeed, an amazing woman who made major contributions to our genealogical research community. You can find links to her presence on various genealogy sites on the above page.

    10/30/2019 09:15:04
    1. [COOK-CO-IL] BUDINGER - SCHUBERT or SCHUBERTH Family Photograph
    2. Shelley Cardiel
    3. I've "rescued" an old photograph of Veronica BUDINGER SCHUBERT which was taken at the Wilson Studio in Chicago, IL. The photograph appears to have been taken in the 1890's with Veronica appearing to be in her teens at the time. Based on limited research I was able to locate the following information regarding Veronica and her family: Veronica BUDINGER was b. 1 Mar 1869 in Chicago, IL to parents Peter BUDINGER (1831-1925) and Elisabeth or Elizabeth HOEWEKEN or HOWEKE or HOEVEKE or HOVECHE (1845-1911) who were married abt 1864 in Chicago, IL. Veronica was one of 5 children born to this couple including, John Peter; Peter Jr.; Veronica; Henry Peter; and Frederik or Frederick Michael BUDINGER, all born between 1865 and 1873. Veronica married John Charles SCHUBERTH Jr. (1871-1949) on 23 Aug 1893 in Cook Co., IL. Veronica and John had two children including, Eugene John and Frederick "Freddie" Francis SCHUBERTH. Veronica died 23 May 1967 in Oak Park, IL and is buried in Evergreen Park, IL. I am hoping to locate someone from this family so that the photograph can be returned to the care of family. If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me. Thanks, Shelley

    10/24/2019 11:03:19
    1. [COOK-CO-IL] Re: Contents COOK-CO-IL Digest, Vol 14, Issue 40 Find a Grave
    2. the cohens
    3. Thanks Pat. The one thing that I have found most confusing is that they have a bunch of editing options that are all in one very long page - but it is some sort of frame and the SAVE area stays at the bottom of your screen. So you have to scroll thru the part that shows boxes for the actual editing, to find the kind of correction or addition you want to suggest. What this boils down to is that what you see on your screen, even a decent sized one, is not everything available, you have to keep scrolling to discover all the options. On 10/10/19, Pat Crimmel <[email protected]> wrote: > If you go to Find a Grave you will see a button that reads SUGGEST EDITS. > Click on that and you will see where you can suggest other corrections. I > hope this works for you. > Pat Crimmel >

    10/10/2019 02:07:29
    1. [COOK-CO-IL] Re: Resources for Chicago Genealogy
    2. the cohens
    3. There are many sites with pages devoted to lists of Chicago Genealogy Resources, not sure which you are looking for. Your best bet is to put into a Web Search Engine (google works best for this) the words "chicago genealogy resources" and lots of great sites with many links will pop up. If that is overwhelming, then I would pick the one that is Joe Beine's. > -----Original Message----- > From: Irene FallonI via COOK-CO-IL <[email protected]> > To: cook-co-il <[email protected]> > Cc: Irene FallonI <[email protected]> > Sent: Wed, Sep 25, 2019 6:30 pm > Subject: [COOK-CO-IL] Resources for Chicago Genealogy > > I have lost my resources for Chicago. I am looking for city directories > 1882-1930; more direct sites for Chicago history/city planning; I use to > have several sites I could access but lost when computer crashed. Could > someone please advise-give direction to find these sites. Thank you so much > Irene Zimmermann-Fallon

    10/10/2019 09:30:42
    1. [COOK-CO-IL] Contents COOK-CO-IL Digest, Vol 14, Issue 40 Find a Grave
    2. Pat Crimmel
    3. If you go to Find a Grave you will see a button that reads SUGGEST EDITS. Click on that and you will see where you can suggest other corrections. I hope this works for you. Pat Crimmel Today's Topics: 1. Re: Find a Grave issues (the cohens) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2019 19:49:41 -0700 From: the cohens <[email protected]> Subject: [COOK-CO-IL] Re: Find a Grave issues To: [email protected] Message-ID: <[email protected]om> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8" On 10/8/19, Ray DeRousse <[email protected]> wrote: > One of the issues I have is that the birth date on the stone and the > memorial do not match on 1 and a couple others the birth date from the > French church records is different than what is on the stone and I want to > notate that there is a difference and the stone date is wrong. I hate those where the actual date of birth or death is different than that on the stone. They do say that even when you do not own the memorial, you can suggest other information be added. Details about how to do that are in the FAQ. > I thought FAG had a policy that you should be able to "own" close relative > memorials. If not they should. The have their own particular definition of "close" relatives, and a very long section in the FAQ about transferring memorials. Direct relatives within 4 generations, not aunts/uncles. https://www.findagrave.com/list-faqs ------------------------------ Subject: Digest Footer To contact the %(real_name)s list administrator, send an email to %(real_name)[email protected] To post a message to the COOK-CO-IL mailing list -- [email protected], send an email to %(real_name)[email protected] __________________________________________________________ To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to %(real_name)[email protected]%(host_name)s with the word "unsubscribe" without the quotes in the subject and the body of the email with no additional text. ------------------------------ End of COOK-CO-IL Digest, Vol 14, Issue 40 ******************************************

    10/10/2019 09:28:04
    1. [COOK-CO-IL] Re: Find a Grave issues
    2. the cohens
    3. On 10/8/19, Ray DeRousse <[email protected]> wrote: > One of the issues I have is that the birth date on the stone and the > memorial do not match on 1 and a couple others the birth date from the > French church records is different than what is on the stone and I want to > notate that there is a difference and the stone date is wrong. I hate those where the actual date of birth or death is different than that on the stone. They do say that even when you do not own the memorial, you can suggest other information be added. Details about how to do that are in the FAQ. > I thought FAG had a policy that you should be able to "own" close relative > memorials. If not they should. The have their own particular definition of "close" relatives, and a very long section in the FAQ about transferring memorials. Direct relatives within 4 generations, not aunts/uncles. https://www.findagrave.com/list-faqs

    10/09/2019 08:49:41
    1. [COOK-CO-IL] Re: Find a Grave issues
    2. Ray DeRousse
    3. One of the issues I have is that the birth date on the stone and the memorial do not match on 1 and a couple others the birth date from the French church records is different than what is on the stone and I want to notate that there is a difference and the stone date is wrong. I thought FAG had a policy that you should be able to "own" close relative memorials. If not they should. On Tue, Oct 8, 2019 at 1:50 PM the cohens < [email protected]> wrote: > Ray, > > FindAGrave seems to think it should not matter who owns the memorial, > as long as the memorial owner responds appropriately to edit requests. > But I know people prefer owning their own family's memorials. > > One thing a friend told me about is that another way for visitors to > know you are a relative is to post flowers on the memorial, if that is > true, it would be another way to indicate they are a relative that you > could consider. > > I think pretty much all the free genealogy sites consisting of user > generated content have similar issues. That is not to slough the > issue off, it bothers me too, but the real issue here is not being > able to get staff to step in when users are not responsive. > > Hopefully Ancestry will step up to the plate on this for you. > > On 10/8/19, Ray DeRousse <[email protected]> wrote: > > I have tried contacting the memorial owner and also Find A Grave and got > NO > > satisfaction for anyone. I have not tried the Ancestry help desk but > will > > give it a shot. > > > > The LEGAL GENEALOGIST had a post about FAG on her blog. It dealt with > > obituary watchers posting memorials on people they do not know, sometimes > > before the extended family knows of the death. It is aggravating to > have a > > death in the family and then try to post a memorial and find that someone > > has already done it. I know you can ask for it to be transferred. Her > > blog suggests that this issue had been brought up before with Ancestry. > > Google LEGAL GENEALOGIST to see her blog. > > > > I like FAG but trying to get my great great grandparents memorial > > transferred to me and not getting any satisfaction is irritating. > > > > On Tue, Oct 8, 2019 at 12:50 PM the cohens < > > [email protected]> wrote: > > > >> There is a procedure outlined in the FAQ for notifying findagrave if a > >> memorial owner has died. > >> > >> http://findagrave.com/list-faqs > >> > >> I would not give up if there is an issue, possibly you wrote the wrong > >> mailbox at findagrave, those who wrote? The FAQ is not organized very > >> well, but I believe is worth reading. > >> > >> Memorial owners have either 21 or 30 days to respond before you can > >> contact findagrave itself to ask them to study your request. > >> > >> If findagrave does not respond within several weeks (and you check and > >> see they have not corrected/edited the info you requested, which they > >> might do without emailing you), then I would email them again or go in > >> another door by writing the Helpdesk at ancestry and complaining that > >> findagrave had not responded. But make sure first that you have > >> written the correct mailbox at findagrave for the type of issue. > >> > >> I learned a lot by reading that FAQ, but the thing that I have had an > >> issue with in the past is when a friend wrote someone who created a > >> duplicate memorial, all the data was deleted from that later memorial, > >> when I had hoped it would all have been merged. that was a few years > >> ago, but I would guess merging the data itself still is not automated, > >> at least for individual memorials. > > _______________________________________________ > > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe > https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/[email protected] > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: > https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb > community >

    10/08/2019 01:02:53