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For people who love FindaGrave.com, especially taking volunteer photos!
Latest Activity: Nov 12
Started by David. Last reply by H Girdley Jun 25, 2012.
Started by Bonnie Skiles Rost. Last reply by Michael F. Kibel Jun 25, 2012.
Started by Helen Leggatt May 15, 2012.
I live in southwest Nebraska and get requests for cemeteries almost 100 miles away. I must be the only photo volunteer in this area. Anyway, I feel no obligation to do any of these requests, though I generally do all the local ones.
Hey Betty, I just went into my FAG profile to see if I could edit the distance for my volunteer photo taking - there is no way to do that. I would try one of two things. Try to uncheck the box next to "I would like to be a photo volunteer" and click on "Save Changes." Then go back and check the box again and I think it asks the distance you wish to travel.Otherwise, I would simply add a statement to your profile [bio] stating that you can only take photos at [your closest] cemetery. There doesn't seem to be a limit on how much information you can have in the bio. I have see a couple of them that are very, very long.
i do several cemeteries. to make it worth my while, as far as gas prices go, i have memory cards that go in my digital camera, i can take up to 3,000 pictures if i want in one trip to the cemetery
Bob, I need to change that I am only able to do one cemetery in my area. The one closest to my house. There are six in our area and five of them are over two miles from my house and spread out. Therefore, making it harder to travel with gas prices almost $4.00 in our area. I can walk to the one I still want to do.
I take photographs for Find A Grave at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, CA, and other local smaller cemeteries. Anyone else here in this area? I have been a member of the Whittier Area Genealogical Society for 31 years.
When you enter a new memorial a number is assigned and I assume these are consecutive numbers. The last memorial I entered today was numbered 86723011, hence 86 million plus if the first memorial was number 1.
Hey Leonard, I don't know how you are coming up with 86 million. Their home page invites us to search the 77 million grave records.
Betty, What do you mean "update my information?" Do you mean your profile? Or do you mean adding/updating memorials? I also don't understand your final question. Are you asking for suggestions on updating your profile or how to get photos when the high gas prices prevent you from traveling.
I have tried twice to update my information on find a grave but it won't update. Due to gas prices I am no longer to travel long distances to take photos. Any suggestions?
I am on there quite a bit. If the numbers assigned to new memorials are an indicator there are now over 86 million records.
Look at how the site keeps growing and growing. It wasn't that long ago they had 60 million records. Now it is 77 million records. It appears that the whole site runs on CGI scripts. Maybe there is an expert programmer out there that could tell us - would php scripts run faster? Are there other choices that would speed things up? Of course the other question is when last did they do a server upgrade. It would seem that the site owners do NOT have deep enough pockets to have the latest greatest of everything to speed things up. Wouldn't it be great if one of the owners monitored this site and stepped in to answer a couple of these questions? Another question - how many volunteer users are there at Find-a-grave. How about everyone send the owners $5 to upgrade the servers. I would send $20 myself. How about the rest?
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