Keith Newell

Member for
3 years · 11 months · 15 days
Find A Grave ID


Retired military aviator and GE engineer. Only interested in creating/owning/managing memorials of ancestors; i.e. I'm not in this for the numbers.

You have my permission to use any/all of my photos for not-for-profit, professional uses; that's why I take them. Please share. Credit appreciated, but certainly not required.

For those of you over the age of 40 - please talk up the use of the GPS lat/long feature in Find A Grave. Without a "secret decoder map", aka the cemetery plot map, of each cemetery (and most don't include one) it can be an all day venture to "find a grave" if actually physically searching at the cemetery. If someone has loaded the lat/long in F.A.G., you can click on the hyperlink and be taken to a Google satellite map with a pin marking the location of the grave in the cemetery. Much easier than trying to figure out the section/row/addition/allotment/etc... non-standard naming and numbering conventions used in the various cemeteries. Most smart phones have a geo-location feature that automatically records the lat/long of where the picture was taken. Our millennials know all about this. If you're a dinosaur like me and familiar with the cemetery layout, there are Google map sites like this one that will help you pull coordinates. After all, isn't the title of this website "Find A Grave"? Update: If you use the F/G app on a smartphone to fulfill a photo request, the coordinates will be automatically added (assuming you have the feature to share your location turned on)

Thanks to the thousands of contributors, managers, and maintainers of this website. Remember, those who do not learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. Hopefully we can all learn some lessons from our ancestors to make this a better place for everyone.


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