I took over 500 photos of grave stone photos while I was in Franklin County, Ohio this past May. As I started submitting photos to the website, I also wanted to provide any additional information I had on these individuals. Call me crazy, but I even attempted to look up the person's death certificate using FamilySearch.org. As I did so, I was able to provide the Memorial Manager with updates for the individual's memorial including parent's names, spouse, and children.
Perhaps I didn't read all the instructions on how to make a request, as I like things to be intuitive. I submitted about 20 names to a volunteer in a 'poor' fashion before he sent a sweet email. He gave me the following tips to ease his work and I'm going to share them with you. Perhaps you already know this, but it's a great reminder. If you didn't know this, no fear. Now you do.
- Linking a child to two parents does not link the parents. You need to send a separate request from a parent requesting a link to the spouse.
- You can only like spouses one way (either husband to wife or wife to husband), BUT once they're linked, they're linked. So only send one link request for a husband/wife combination.
- You can't link parents to children, only children to parents. Send a separate correction request from the children's memorial page for each child.
- Include the memorial numbers for the person's to connect. That way volunteers don't have to look up the reference you're indicating.
- Access David's memorial page on Find A Grave
- I would select "Submit A Correction" under the Edit tab
- I would request that David's parents be linked to John Brown #0000000 and Anne Collins #0000001
- If the parents weren't linked as husband and wife, I would access John Brown (or Anne, doesn't matter) and send a separate "Submit A Correction" using John Brown's memorial page and providing Anne's memorial number.
- If David Brown had a sister of the same parents, then I would access the sister's memorial page and send an additional "Submit a Correction" using the sister's memorial page and providing the parent's names and memorial page numbers.
Hope that helps.