Monday, March 5, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot, OVER???

Sorry military humor, but this kind of chapped my booty a bit.  I had requested a tombstone photo through FindAGrave for my step-father's 1st cousin, Kathryn Clements nee Sonni.  A kind-hearted genealogical angel set out to fulfill said request and posted that there was a problem...

"Please contact the cemetery office for the name of the section that she is buried in as this is a very large cemetery.  Due to privacy issues, the office will not give out burial information to non-family members."

You've GOT to be kidding me.  Not to be rude, but what privacy issues?  She's dead!  So you've got to be a relative to visit someone that's died?  So much for visiting a friend or a random act of genealogical kindness!

So apparently I'll be attempting to call Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park in Clearwater, Florida this week to get the information and ask "Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot, OVER?"

Nonsensical silliness...


  1. Cheryl,
    You can't be serious....I have been a find a grave volunteer for some time and that makes no since ! Like you said, they are dead. What possible information can be private...they already had an obit that was read and records on Ancestry that can be found most likely...what is this world coming to?

    1. I know. I'm waiting to hear back from them. Sometimes I get the feeling that I'm being ignored....

    2. I hope they get back with you and when they do be sure and let us know what they did.

  2. WOW! I mean really! (In Cherie Cayemberg voice, LOL!) I can't believe this. So what it's a crime now to look at other people's graves. What's going to happen, the person is dead. Craziness! Good luck, hope you find what you need!