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When I joined 9 years ago, it was a simple site where people could find out where an ancestor was buried and even ask a volunteer to take a photo of the headstone if there wasn’t one. Now there are people who are emassing thousands of memorials, either because they are obsessed with collecting them or are control freaks who want control of them all.

Many have now started adding detailed information that is not proven. They don’t use proper genealogical practices and rely on unofficial sources such as obituaries. They are lift information off ancestry.com with no thought to its accuracy or giving the person credit. It’s like plagiarism gone amok.

Family members are horrified to find a stranger is managing their relative’s memorial. Some people will transfer it but many won’t. The people who collect thousands if memorial will just randomly keep suggesting edits in the hope that the owner will just transfer the memorial to them. Very few understand genealogy.

They read an old newspaper article and think that is proof. It is a total mess. I find it really sad.

A headstone and year of birth & death is adequate. If they want to do more they should open up their wallets and subscribe to ancestry.com, stop doing someone elses’s family tree and just worry about their own.

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Anonymous
#1512519

I am so tired of self-proclaimed "geneaologists" showing up on FAG and getting on their high horse about contributors on FAG. Some of the contributors to FAG could run circles around these whiny "genealogists" when it comes to research.Don't like FAG? Don't use FAG.

Anonymous
to Whiner Slayer #1512718

You're just a jealous person! What you say is all complete nonsense!

If you can do the long tedious hours of research than get with it MAN!

And how would you know if these people there are all self proclaimed genealogists? Have you asked them personally?

Anonymous
to URAselfprocliamedDonkey #1513001

I agree, if coping people's PERSONAL newspaper obituarys, and confiscating photos from the newspaper be considered doing better work than what a genealogist does. I stick my finger down my throat and choke.

Anonymous
to OhPlease #1514331

Clueless. You base your comments on what some do so it fits your childish agenda of putting down FAG members. After you are done choking, get a nose adjustment so that you are not always looking down it.FAG does not need you and your ilk on its site.

Anonymous
to URAselfprocliamedDonkey #1514327

The old "tell someone they are jealous" response - when you have nothing of substance to add.I have yet to meet a person who complained about the research of others who did not view themselves as some sort of genealogy guru.Eever look at the trees on Ancestry? Ninety percent of them are the source of a headache, not any really factual info. Misinformation is regurgitated from tree to tree.It's not research, it is cut and paste crap.

Anonymous
to Whiner Slayer #1515741

Yep, you are definitely a jealous person! All you have done from one end of this PCon., is nag, and gripe at everyone! Maybe you should take a long break or perhaps leave F--g.

Anonymous
to GrumpyGrumbler #1517792

The *** who post on here and complain about Findagrave are pathetic. They cannot follow rules or read instructions.

Anonymous
to Whiner Slayer #1515743

LOL LOl LOL :) U R SAD!

Anonymous
to Whiner Slayer #1518863

Stop whining & get a grip!

Anonymous
to Whiner Slayer #1513942

Practice what U preach !

Anonymous
to SoggyDog #1514322

I do, sweetheart.

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