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Chris Martin (#48324492)
 member for 1 year, 4 months, 15 days
RE: About a grave
If you know where someone is buried you can just add them to Find A Grave. Do a search for the cemetery (left side "Cemetery Lookup"). Then do a search in that cemetery for the person you want to add, just to make sure they are not already there. First I usually search by just the last name. This will bring up a list of those buried in that cemetery with that last name. If the person you are adding is not there, then do a search by first name only. That helps find any duplicate memorials that may have a spelling error. If your person is not found then go ahead and click on "add a person to this cemetery" and fill in the blanks.

A burial unknown happens when someone adds a memorial but doesn't know where that person has been buried. Here is an example of one: 98915390, Rosetta Campbell. Information has been added but if you look all the way to the bottom it says: Burial, Unknown where the cemetery name should be.

You should be okay since you know where your people are buried.

Added by ViReMa on Jan 22, 2014 9:02 PM

RE: About a grave
I have transferred all of your Martin relatives.
Family Trees and Burial Unknowns are not allowed on Find A Grave.
Many people will link to burial unknowns just to complete their family lines. You should not add anyone to this site until you know where they have been buried.
Best of luck.

Added by ViReMa on Jan 22, 2014 7:13 AM

RE: About a grave
Hi Chris, I have transferred your Grandfather and Great-Grandfather to you. On each memorial you can only link a spouse, father and mother. So to link brothers and sisters you would need to go to each individual memorial and request that they be linked to the mother and father. You can't link grandchildren to grandparents. And you must know the burial location for each memorial. You cannot enter a burial unknown just to complete a family tree. I hope this helps! Welcome to Find A Grave!

Added by ViReMa on Jan 21, 2014 9:17 PM


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