If I have prepared a memorial for your immediate family member and you would like it transferred to you, please use the Suggest a Correction link located by clicking the Edit tab in the upper right hand corner of each memorial. In your message, please state your relationship to the deceased. I will consider distant family members, friends and totally unrelated people if you have something to contribute which I have not done already.
Also, if you find any errors I have made, please use the Suggest a Correction links. I appreciate people helping me fix my errors.
Thanks to all who flower any of the memorials which I created.
I love Find A Grave and I especially enjoy adding photos to memorials so that family members can visit their family member's graves at anytime. However, I ask that you respect my efforts. Please do not copy them to paid sites except Ancestry. Please, do NOT copy my photos to anywhere without giving me credit. Simply indicate "Photo by J.Sullivan from Find A Grave". I'd appreciate a note letting me know you have copied them. However, do NOT post them to other Find A Grave memorials. Just let me know and I will upload them myself. If you want to use them for commercial purposes or to create your own web site, that is not allowed under any circumstances. However, it is okay with me for you to post my photos of your friends and families headstones on Facebook as long as you link it back to the Find A Grave memorial. Please note that other members may have different opinions on this and you should honor their wishes.
Useful links so I can find them later:
Find A Grave FAQ
Beta County Mapper
Find A County - USA
Find a Province - Canada
Atlas of Historical Boundaries - US
Convert GPS - FCC.gov
Change Detection Site
Create a .csv for Photo Requests
Glossary of Cemetery Terms
Official F.A.G. record of Fallen Gravers
Fallen Gravers Beginning - Dec 31, 2011
Fallen Gravers Jan 1, 2012 - Present
On these memorials you will find links to the contributor pages for Find A Grave members who have passed on.
&GSob= (Grave Search order by)
t (time (record added date))
append &GSob=? to the end of the search results URL
(or modify this string if exists)
where ? is one of the above qualifiers
Important admin notices posted in the forums:
Per Mark, the admin:
1. Location of body unknown should be used for recent deaths where the disposition is not currently known. You should however make every effort to locate the final disposition and update it as soon as possible.
2. See part 1. Not everyone in my direct family has been located and thus none of them are linked. I make notes in bios of those who have known locations. Such as "Son of X and Y" or "Also father of X". What I do is look for new listings and ask for updates when a generous member has finally found a missing relative.
3. No duplicates are allowed. Period.
This is Find A Grave and long-term unknown dispositions solely for the purpose of creating family links is outside the main intent of the website.
Per AJ, the admin:
Photograph the grave/gravesite "in-situ", or as it appears in that moment in time. The purpose is to show the grave as it is, be it dirty, cluttered, broken, or pristine. It is not your job to clean it, clear it, fix it, or decorate it. The graves are not yours to do as you please. Remember, one person's "good deed" just might be another person's vandalism. Go take lots of photos...but do it like an anthropologist and do not disturb the grave site.