FAG memorials as sources?

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While looking for unsourced profiles I have recently found a few with FAG memorials listed in the biography.  My question concerns children who have no other records I could find because they died in a short time span.  Should I transfer the existing FAG memorial number to sources and record it and remove the unsourced designation if there is one on the profile?
in Genealogy Help by Beulah Cramer G2G6 Pilot (400k points)

2 Answers

+15 votes
Just my personal opinion but I think it depends on the memorial. Does it have an image of the grave marker? If yes, then it may be the only source available. If it doesn’t, are there sources? Without an image I would need to see source citations. Anyway, while not always reliable, a grave marker may be the only source available.
by Doug McCallum G2G6 Pilot (447k points)
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I agree that it depends on the memorial, and if there is an image of the gravestone; I’ve also seen some with the an image of the obituary.

I did just that with a ggg aunt. Looking at her profile, I need to dig through my pictures or visit the cemetery again the next time I’m in the area. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Sands-1887 https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/20775644/sands

by Kay Knight G2G6 Pilot (477k points)

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