The only reason why I ever became a member of your website was because there is nothing in your FAQs for how relatives of the memorials you post can have the memorials permanently deleted.The first problem is you force people to join a sight because they did not give permission to have their family genealogy added to your site and would like control what you people are doing with their family history.
Now when it comes to my family we know all the lines stemming from 5 generations back where they are and went and no one in my family wants memorials for our relatives on your website. Not only do we not need your volunteers to tell us where our relatives are buried; but it invalidates us ever wanting to use the services of ancestry.com. You are not just enlisting strangers to provide the information but enlisting family members to provide the information only for it to sold back to us, do you think we don’t know(?). And when it comes to this information it is NOT for public record like your site continues to claim, you and your contributors can not just “claim” the copy rights to it; it is not yours, you cannot own this information and profit off it like getting sponsors for the memorials.
My family started paying to have our genealogy done back in the 80’s and all the information you have been posting on here is information we have paid to have collected you can’t just walk in and say it’s public domain and claim the rights to it. WE PAID FOR IT, YOU SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO COLLECT RESIDUALS ON OUR FAMILY HISTORY. Death records are not a matter of public record and there are no laws mandating the need for a public death notice. So, what are you people even talking about?
Quit bullshitting people that this is mandatory, that you are doing something compassionate and that you have the right to post this information without the knowledge or consent of the living relatives BECAUSE YOU DON’T. Lastly, but definitely not least. By posting memorials for people within 75 years of the death date without the knowledge or consent of the living relatives you are committing fraud, identity theft, handing out the answers to security questions and a whole bevvy of other things. Your site should be shut down.
You are arrogant of these facts bullying people into allowing their private information be posted anywhere you want and irresponsible with how you handle OTHER people’s information. If you do not revise your FAQs to allow living relatives to have memorials for their relatives permanently deleted and comply with state and federal public safety concerns in these matters your site will be shut down. Check out the vital records section for each state you’ve posted memorials from, and check out the identity theft section on the FBI’s website.
Do some real research for a change and COMPLY, COMPLY, COMPLY!You do not have the right to do this.
Review about: Find A Grave Website.
Reason of review: Poor customer service.