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Readers' Feedback: Tombstone Photographs are NOT an invasion of Privacy
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From: Cis1052@aol.com 
DearMYRTLE,
Good morning. I have volunteered for Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness for many years and have never run across this, but then I was always taught that when you go to a place act like you belong there and most people give you all the information, and then some, that you ask for. I am never rude or go in looking for a conflict. I had one cemetery that wanted the web site for RAOGK and was very interested in what was available as he had people calling all the time for information about relatives and he could send them to the web page to get photos and other information. I have run across a cemetery that was very rude about giving information about my family and I just climbed the ladder until I got the desired results, with a smile, of-course. Honey vs Vinegar, you know.

So get out there and get the photos you want and smile your way around.

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From: Carla Leber cleber@dtnspeed.net
DearMYRTLE, 
While I have not encountered this policy from a cemetery, I have thought of it when photographing a headstone where there is a double marker and the spouse is still surviving. The spouse's birth date is usually on the marker. I am guessing they are trying to protect the individuals in these situations.


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