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I am not a devoted user, there is always more that can be done to the memorials including adding more and more. But I am a loyal user, I do what I can, and try to keep things up to date. For me it is a nice companion to this family history blog. I am honoring my ancestors, keeping my family informed, and occasionally drawing a cousin or two out of the woodwork.
Without a doubt, the best part of Find a Grave are the photo volunteers. What a treasure it is to have these selfless individuals to go out into a cemetery thousands of miles from where I live, locate a grave, and take a picture of my relative or ancestor for me. I try to reciprocate and take pictures for other users when I can.
Without a doubt the worst part of Find a Grave are the users who treat accumulating memorials as a competition, and create memorials for strangers before a family member even has a chance to. Very sad.
There are other positives and other negatives, I guess that is the way with anything in life. But with Find a Grave the scale overall comes down on the positive side. Using Find a Grave is a keeper.
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