Find a Grave's mission is to find, record and present final disposition information from around the world as a virtual cemetery experience.
Memorial contributions to Find A Grave should fulfill that mission - registration of the final disposition. If the memorial contribution corresponds with only the main mission, then the memorial fulfills its purpose as part of Find A Grave's mission.
Find a Grave memorials may contain rich content including pictures, biographies and more specific information. Members can leave remembrances via ‘virtual flowers' on the memorials they visit, completing the virtual cemetery experience.
Find A Grave is a resource for anyone in finding the final disposition of family, friends, and ‘famous' individuals.
I have added memorials; I have had several memorials transferred to me (Lysle family in Pittsburgh); I have requested photographs of gravestones in cemeteries far from me; and I have taken photographs of gravestones in cemeteries local to me for others who live far from Massachusetts.
Just recently, with the discovery of my grandfather's obituary, indicating where he is buried, I have been working on linking my ancestors' memorials on FindAGrave. A list of my ancestors' memorials can be found at this link. There are also some memorials (Copeland relatives in Maine) which were set up by someone else, but I can still link to them. Some memorials have photographs of the gravestones and some do not; this depends on whether or not a photo request has been fulfilled.
For my paternal side, start at the memorial for my brother, Duncan Adsit Pyle, and click on the link for our father, Charles McAlpin Pyle, Jr. You then see links for my grandparents (who were divorced in 1933 and are buried with subsequent spouses; multiple spouses can be linked). And so on and so on. (If I've missed a link, let me know.)
On my mother's side, start at the memorial for my Aunt Caroline, and you can see links to her parents (my grandparents). And so on and so on.
This is a work in progress as I discover where ancestors are buried and obtain enough information to set up memorials and link family members properly. Linking family members in Find A Grave is a great way to follow migration patterns if family members have moved around the country.
Family members: let me know if I've made any errors or if you can provide me with additional information.