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Offline Ridgeback

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Find A Grave *COMPLETED*
« on: Tuesday 26 June 12 19:04 BST (UK) »
Hi

I have just come across the site and wondered if it is authentic as there are four of my ancestrys listed and all details seem to be correct
 

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=SE&GSfn=e&GSpartial=1&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=39&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=80213449&df=all&

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Ridgeback
Northamptonshire, Norfolk, USA

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Re: Find A Grave
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 26 June 12 19:11 BST (UK) »
I have found a couple of Canadian relatives on it who are correctly recorded and I have also looked at cemeteries I know in Northumberland, England. The photos I have looked at are genuine and the people posting the ones I looked at were real :)
Cemetery names can be a bit misleading in some cases though.
Crackett, Cracket, Webb, Turner, Henderson, Murray, Carr, Stavers, Thornton, Oliver, Davis, Hall, Anderson, Atknin, Austin, Bainbridge, Beach, Bullman, Charlton, Chator, Corbett, Corsall, Coxon, Davis, Dinnin, Dow, Farside, Fitton, Garden, Geddes, Gowans, Harmsworth, Hedderweek, Heron, Hedley, Hunter, Ironside, Jameson, Johnson, Laidler, Leck, Mason, Miller, Milne, Nesbitt, Newton, Parkinson, Piery, Prudow, Reay, Reed, Read, Reid, Robinson, Ruddiman, Smith, Tait, Thompson, Watson, Wilson, Youn

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Re: Find A Grave
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 26 June 12 19:47 BST (UK) »
I'm not sure what you mean by authentic - the photos are provided by volunteers, and the information is submitted by whoever wants to add it.  I can't imagine anyone would make fake photos, but human error is always possible with the information.

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« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 26 June 12 20:49 BST (UK) »
Thank you for both of your replies, I suppose I was completely surprised to see photos of my acestors headstones from the USA, something that I could have only hoped for

If Steve Cumins read this I would also like to say thank you.

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Ridgeback
Northamptonshire, Norfolk, USA


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« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 27 June 12 05:00 BST (UK) »
If you click on Steve Cumins name you can post a thankyou or contact him.

I've found Findagrave very helpfull over the years on a couple of my one name studies in the USA.

Mick

Thank you for both of your replies, I suppose I was completely surprised to see photos of my acestors headstones from the USA, something that I could have only hoped for

If Steve Cumins read this I would also like to say thank you.

Regards

Ridgeback
Jeffs - Northamptonshire to Leicestershire to Queensland, Australia
Lewis - Wales to Gloucestershire to NSW & Queensland, Australia
Iddols & Baylis - Gloucestershire
Mary Jones, daughter of James Jones and Eliza - born abt 1864 Staffordshire, died 1948 Queensland, Australia
Dorans - Ireland to Scotland to Queensland, Australia
Ralph - Ireland to Scotland to Queensland, Australia
Jillett - Robert, Transported Convict from Surrey
Christison - Edinburgh,Scotland
Cameron - Edinburgh, Scotland

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Re: Find A Grave *COMPLETED*
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 27 June 12 21:14 BST (UK) »
Hi

I have just sent Steve an email to thank him and he replied back with attachments of the original resolution in case I wanted to print them out.

So going back to my orginal question "is this site authentic" !! that is the proof in itself,

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Ridgeback
Northamptonshire, Norfolk, USA

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Re: Find A Grave
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 27 June 12 21:47 BST (UK) »
So going back to my orginal question "is this site authentic" !!

Shelly explained this in reply #2 earlier.
Away sorting out DNA matches... I may be gone for some time many years!

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« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 27 June 12 22:13 BST (UK) »
RE:  Findagrave.com

It is as authentic as this forum.  It relies on the time and resources of volunteers to put the information and photos online.  If you have more information for a memorial, you can send information via the "edit" tab which will send the information to the person managing the specific memorial.  It is up to that person to either alter the information already there, or add the new material to the site.