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Findagrave.com
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URL www.findagrave.com
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Online database
Registration Optional
Available language(s) English
Owner Jim Tipton
Created by Jim Tipton
Launched 1995 (1995)
Current status Active

Find A Grave is a for-profit website providing access and input to an online database of cemetery records.

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History

According to the founder, Salt Lake City resident Jim Tipton,[1] the website was developed in 1995 to address the lack of any existing site that catered to his hobby of visiting the graves of celebrities. After some time, an online forum was created on the site.[2] As of March 2010, the site states that it hosts over 43 million records.[3]

Content and features

The website contains listings of cemeteries and graves from all around the world. American cemeteries are organized by state and county, and many cemetery records contain Google Maps (with GPS coordinates supplied by contributors and the U.S. Geological Survey) and photographs of the cemeteries. Individual grave records contain some or all of the following data fields: dates and places of birth and death, biographical information, cemetery and plot information, photographs (grave marker, the individual, etc.), and contributor information.[4]

Members are allowed to place on-line memorials for relatives and friends for no cost and may link a record to the records of spouses and parents for genealogical purposes. Users receive editing privileges over the memorials. Members may also request photos of graves which Find A Grave volunteers can fulfill.

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Simple English

Findagrave.com
URL www.findagrave.com
Type of site Online database
Owned by Jim Tipton
Created by Jim Tipton
Current status of siteActive

Find A Grave is a website that has a database of cemetery records.

Contents

History

It was started by Jim Tipton,[1] in 1995 to help people who wanted to visit the graves of famous people. After some time, an online forum was created on the site.[2] As of August 2010, the site claims to host 50 million records.[3]

Content and features

The site's FAQ says they hope to list all the burial places of everyone in the world.[4]

The website has lists of cemeteries and graves from all around the world. The American cemeteries are organized by state and county, and many records contain Google Maps and photographs of the cemeteries. Each grave record can contain: dates and places of birth and death, information about the person, cemetery and plot information, photographs (grave marker, the person, etc.), and information about who added it to Find A Grave.

Members can place on-line memorials for family and friends for no cost. Users can edit the memorials. Members may also request photos of graves which Find A Grave volunteers can add.

References

Other websites

Further reading


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