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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:

  • 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, or memorial transfers here.
  • Limit each post to no more than 10 cemeteries.
  • 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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  6. Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
  7. Township Range BLM Search

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#2767079 - 11/14/14 03:05 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: koko2]
beardedmustafa Offline


Registered: 09/12/06
Loc: Back there and here

PLEASE DELETE

This needs to be deleted as it is not valid and does not indicate final resting place of remains.

Jews of Germany Murdered in the Holocaust -
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GRid=109409147&CRid=2493295&

The International Wargraves decided to create a memorial listed as being in the center of Berlin with all the Jews that were deported out of the country during WWII. The problem is that almost all the individual memorials have no date or location of death and the burials are not in Germany for the most part.

I have asked them in the past to delete it and have been ignored, not even an explanation.

Today, there are 27 photo request which I will delete since there is nothing in the center of Berlin to photograph.

Having it on the site is equal to having cemetery page of a cemetery that does not exist titled "US Soldiers killed" with no actual burial sites.

Location of remains is the purpose of the site.

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#2770642 - 11/21/14 03:22 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
saarf Offline


Registered: 05/07/06
Loc: Ulster Co., New York
Friend's Cemetery
corrected GPS coordinates 41.83012 -74.06543

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#2770670 - 11/21/14 04:10 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
Arzona Offline


Registered: 03/31/11
Loc: Central USA
Delete: Chief White Cloud State Monument
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2340804
This is not a cemetery. It is a monument located within Calvary Cemetery
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=82021
Chief White Cloud memorial exists in Calvary Cemetery:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=93533759

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#2770671 - 11/21/14 04:15 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
Brian55 Offline


Registered: 12/31/13
Loc: Albemarle Cty., Virginia
Slate Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1997017&CScnty=2804&CSsr=321&

Delete this empty cemetery.

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#2770683 - 11/21/14 04:30 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
beuttley Offline


Registered: 01/02/14
Loc: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
There is a duplicate cemetery for "North Ridge Cemetery" in Kingsville, Essex, Ontario, Canada.

This cemetery with 103 entries does not exist in Wheatley, Chatham-Kent Municipality. North Ridge Cemetery at:
South Talbot Rd., Gosfield North Township, The Corporation of the Town of Kingsville
Wheatley
Chatham-Kent Municipality
Ontario Canada
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi...CScntry=10&

This cemetery with 1497 entries does exist in Kingsville, Essex County. North Ridge Cemetery at:
Kingsville
Essex County
Ontario Canada
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi...CScntry=10&

The entries in the Chatham-Kent cemetery should be merged into the Essex County cemetery and the Chatham-Kent version of North Ridge Cemetery needs to be deleted.

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#2770685 - 11/21/14 04:31 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Brian55]
david pinkney Offline


Registered: 10/21/14
Loc: Neath Port Talbot, Wales
Please merge the following, the first has the correct name and map co ords

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi...CScntry=67&

and

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi...CScntry=67&

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#2770729 - 11/21/14 05:41 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: david pinkney]
duke220 Offline


Registered: 02/10/08
Loc: Leesville,Vernon Parish, Louis...
_________________________
"Numbers" Some add from Cemetery Transcripts, Obits and walk cemeteries. Some just Cemetery Transcripts. Some Obits. Some walk Cemeteries. They are all Gravers.

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#2770783 - 11/21/14 07:00 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
Rossby Offline


Registered: 04/17/12
Loc: NM
Please delete the following 2 cemeteries. They have 0 (zero) graves listed and are mistakes from the git go. The GPS for one is the site of the now closed Scholle Post Office, in Torrance County.
The real Scholle Cemetery is in Socorro County, NM.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi...mp;CSst=34&

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi...mp;CSst=34&

11/21/2014

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#2770826 - 11/21/14 08:15 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
mizzc Offline


Registered: 01/27/13
Loc: TX
A contributor to my great aunt on findagrave has passed on. (note is left on his page). The info for the grave is incorrect and I'd like to have it fixed. What do I do? The memorial is under "Prudie Lee Garrison" Thank you

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