Update by user Aug 20, 2015
I am out of this conversation - the same people who were causing the problems on Find A Grave are also cause problems here.
That's how they get so many memorials. They make complaints and then take their memorials over after they get someone booted.
Why would someone who isn't from SW Iowa even care what someone in SW Iowa is doing?
Because they want your memorials, plain & simple.
Update by user Aug 19, 2015
This site is hacked by the find a grave "police" that were hounding me before I was aware of the "rules" which only apply to some of us, too bad because I still had thousands of photos that I took in the cemeteries of Shelby county, Iowa that I intended to post, I had St. Boniface completed.
Abel Galland Memorial Cemetery
Cass Township Cemetery
Cuppy's Grove Cemetery Doyle Cemetery Galland's Grove a.k.a.
LDS Cemetery Jacksonville aka Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery Monroe United Methodist Church Cemetery Oak Hill (Irwin) Cemetery Pleasant Ridge a.k.a. Lincoln Township Cemetery Shelby Cemetery Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery St. Boniface (Westphalia) Cemetery St.
Joseph's (Earling) Cemetery St.
Mary’s (Panama) Cemetery St. Mary’s (Portsmouth) Cemetery Union Township Cemetery Washington Township Cemetery it's your loss find a grave
Original review posted by user Jul 30, 2015
I am so very disappointed with Find A Grave, although it is a great genealogy resource, there are several negative points about them:
I currently am not allowed access to my account; so in effect, Find A Grave has stolen all my memorial entries, all my gravestone pictures, all my edits to link people to parents, spouses, etc., PLUS the MONEY I PAID to "sponsor" several memorials for family members.
I had posted several memorials in Shelby County, Iowa; previously I had posted all my gravestone photos on IowaGravestones.org (I photographed gravestones in almost every single cemetery in the county) so I was also posting to Find A Grave. I found several of my photos on Find A Grave that people stole off IowaGravestones.org, but they don't care about that.
I was unaware of the "rule" that you are not to use URL's. I was always taught to NAME THE SOURCE! So several of their other members kept sending me "edits" to remove them. I believe those members were hired by Find A Grave to check people's memorials for "not following the rules".
For the memorials that I knew there was no gravestone, I posted a cross for the gravestone along with a message that there was no gravestone. ALL of those were deleted, so I would assume there are people out searching for gravestone that do not exist!!!
Then they started editing the names of people, for instance, my Grandmother, Anna Margretta (Andersen) Kohl Boldt, they kept removing "Kohl" (my grandfather, her 1st husband); they also did that with several other of my memorials.
Members supposedly have "control" of the memorials they post, but that is absolutely NOT true!!
Find A Grave and their "Police" are rude thieves.
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