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#1346405 - 02/03/10 04:24 PM Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections
Mark Offline

Find A Grave Curator - Geographer

Registered: 03/20/06
Loc: Indiana
Updated 9-28-2013

Rules for this thread:

  • Limit each post to no more than 10 cemeteries.
  • This thread is only used for name correction, original bio, address, and GPS updates to existing cemeteries or merging of duplicate cemeteries. Do not request memorial merges, memorial edits, memorial deletions, or memorial transfers here.
  • Provide the link (URL) to the cemetery, or the request will be deleted without comment.
  • You should have knowledge of the area for which you are requesting, DO NOT ASSUME ANYTHING!!!
  • Multiple requests should be in a single post.
  • Please do not change the subject line when submitting your request.
  • Anything to do with famous interments should go in one of the Famous Forum threads.
  • If you need to make a change to a request while the thread is open, use the quote option on the message in question.
  • Requests will be deleted as completed.
  • This is an Administrative thread. Please, no commentary about other posts


Cemetery Update Fields:

  • Cemetery Primary Name
    • Primary name should be what it is known as today, the name on the sign in most cases.
    • Names are limited to 50 characters each
    • No abbreviations should be used.
    • Punctuation should be avoided.
  • Cemetery AKA
    • AKA's should be names the cemetery has gone by in the past or a name the cemetery is known as locally.
    • Names are limited to 50 characters each
    • No abbreviations should be used.
    • Punctuation should be avoided.
  • Street Address
  • Zip Code
  • Phone
  • URL
    • Website links must be to local government cemetery or actual cemetery.
  • Latitude and Longitude (GPS)
    • Submit the GPS coordinates in Decimal Format, maximum of 6 decimal places.
    • Verify your coordinates via Google Maps before posting, especially if you had to convert your coordinates into decimal format.
  • Cemetery Description
    • Originally written by yourself. No copy and paste.
  • Cemetery Geo Location
    • Town location should be the locale for the cemetery which may not be the town of mailing.



Cemetery Merge/Deletion:

  • Outright deletions can only occur on an empty cemetery so be sure to provide a link to the correct cemetery or know the final disposition of the memorials.
  • Any cemetery deletion that contains a map, will be cross checked with topo maps before any deletion. If it is on a topo map, no deletion will occur and without comment.
  • Verify via Topo maps cemeteries with same name and differing maps. Without explanation they will not be merged.
  • No Duplicate memorial removal will occur with a merge.
  • Cross County linking is not possible.
  • No partial merging will occur.


Tool Box:
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#2838594 - 04/24/15 02:47 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
SherryM Offline


Registered: 04/24/15
Loc: USA
This is in regards to the listing for Redding Cemetery at
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=95922

The primary name should be as the sign states:
St. Paul's Catholic Cemetery

The AKA Redding Cemetery for whatever reason seems to be the better known name, but as you can see the photo shows the name of the cemetery on the sign.

The coordinates and location are correct. Geneva, IA, 50633.

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#2838621 - 04/24/15 03:00 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
GeneREDMOND Offline


Registered: 04/26/13
Loc: Canada

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#2838624 - 04/24/15 03:04 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
beuttley Offline


Registered: 01/02/14
Loc: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Two entries for the same "Green Lawn/Greenlawn Memorial Gardens" in Oldcastle, Essex County, Ontario, Canada. Please merge:

Greenlawn with 2 entries

into

Green Lawn Memorial Gardens with 1,104 entries.

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#2838633 - 04/24/15 03:31 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: beuttley]
Steven M Offline


Registered: 01/01/15
Loc: Somewhere in Europe
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi...%20Greater& - please add Churchyard to this cemetery's name.

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#2838639 - 04/24/15 03:41 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Steven M]
NVMarks Offline


Registered: 04/24/15
Loc: Tulsa, OK
This post is in refernece to this cemetery:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi...20Cemetery&

I am finding it listed by an alternate name in several death records. It is called "Three Rivers Cemetery" on the death certificates of Clayton Bowman, Joanna Norrod, Ernest Bowman, Selma Bowman, "Infant" Key, and Luther Sisco, all of whom have memorials in Speck Cemetery. The obituary for Benjamin Norrod, who has a memorial in Speck Cemetery, also lists the place of his interrment as Three Rivers Cemetery.

I am requesting that Three Rivers Cemetery be added as an alternate name for the Speck Cemetery. Thank you.

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#2838728 - 04/24/15 04:38 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: NVMarks]
Patty Shreve Offline


Registered: 10/07/11
Loc: Georgia
Could you merge the follow two cemeteries - they are they same:

Leitchfield Memorial Gardens, Grayson County, Kentucky
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2138996

Memorial Gardens, Grayson County, Kentucky
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi...%20Gardens&


http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi...id=2335335&

Arnoldtown Cemetery, Jefferson County, Kentucky

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GRid=124425944&CRid=2166538&

Risinger Cemetery, Jefferson County, Kentucky

Could you please merge the Arnoldtown Cemetery into the Risinger Cemetery. It was known at one time as the Arnoldtown Cemetery over a hundred years ago, but now goes by Risinger Cemetery.


http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2166538

Risinger Cemetery, Jefferson County, Kentucky

Could you please add the following cemetery note:

As of Mar 2015, all headstones, markers, and monuments have been photographed. At that time there were, at a minimum, seven unmarked graves indicated by field stone.


Thanks so much!

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#2838761 - 04/24/15 05:13 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Patty Shreve]
medic04 Offline


Registered: 11/10/13
Loc: Kentucky
Please Merge
Moss Cemetery
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi...Scnty=1045&
With
Moss Farm Cemetery
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi...Scnty=1045&

Rename the merged cemeteries as Moss Family Cemetery aka Moss Family Burying Ground

Cemetery description:

Camp Nelson area of Nicholasville
Vince Road
Jessamine County
Kentucky USA
Postal Code: 40356

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#2838762 - 04/24/15 05:17 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: medic04]
Myron Bohn Offline


Registered: 11/05/14
address:16529 West Church Road, Brodhead, WI 53520

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi...Scnty=3045&

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#2838764 - 04/24/15 05:18 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Patty Shreve]
GeneREDMOND Offline


Registered: 04/26/13
Loc: Canada

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