I have been doing genealogy for about 10 years, yesterday I decided to use Find A Grave site. I looked up my mother, imagine my surprise when I found someone had placed a stranger on their memorial stating this was their daughter I am an only child, and I am very much alive.
After reviewing the information, I found nothing indicating this person was related. I contacted the person who put the memorial up no response from her, found her on FB and messaged her. Got cursed out for bothering. Then contacted Find A Grave, try that not easy to do.
Only contact by email. After complaining to the administrator for 1 1/2 days I finally got this removed.
After looking at more memorials, I have found these people put 1000s of memorials up by simply taking pictures of grave markers. Some markers are on private property, frequently people were buried on their property here. I find it upsetting that strangers are posting information about people on a public website.
It does not help that many people have no knowledge of the families, and therefore no knowledge of inaccurate information. Frankly I am still shocked that some stranger would link a person as a family member without any attempt to research for accuracy.
Location: Scarbro, West Virginia