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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

This thread may close in order to remain current.

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, edits, or 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.
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  • 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.
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#2653840 - 04/22/14 07:26 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
GypsySoul95 Offline

Registered: 07/17/11
Loc: I've been everywhere, man.
Traver Indigent Cemetery AKA Potters Field Cemetery

is the same cemetery as

Traver IOOF Cemetery AKA IOOF Cemetery AKA Odd Fellows Cemetery

Please merge and run the de-duper. Remaining dupes can be handled individually. Thanks!
"Stone in the earth
Rain in the sky
Blood on the blade
Hear the angels cry."
-I Know These Hills, Kevin Costner and Modern
West featuring Sara Beck

#2654165 - Yesterday at 12:35 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: GypsySoul95]
RosalieAnn Offline

Registered: 12/06/02
Loc: St Mary's Co., MD
Rook's Lodge Cemetery

Please take out the apostrophe so it is Rooks Lodge Cemetery
Formerly County Keeper St. Mary's Co. MD

#2654194 - Yesterday at 01:23 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: RosalieAnn]
colbaltracer Offline

Registered: 09/23/13
Loc: New Jersey
There is a cemetery listed in Union County NJ that does not exist. The cemetery is Lady of Peace cemetery. There is only one interment listed and the is for Robert J Bajorek Find A Grave Memorial# 8748957.
I live in this area of Union County NJ and received a photo request. I have lived in the area all my life and know no such cemetery exists. I even called the Catholic Church (Our Lady of Peace in New Providence NJ) that the gentlemen was member of to make sure. There is no Lady of Peace cemetery.

After some more research I found an obituary that stated that Mr. Bajorek is buried in St. Teresa's Cemetery in Summit, NJ. The U.S. Veteran's grave sites records confirms this information. Here is a link to St. Teresa's

I live about a mile from said cemetery. Is there any way to correct this?
I have contacted the member who created the memorial and they have not replied.


#2654196 - Yesterday at 01:29 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: colbaltracer]
Kenneth Neundorf Offline

Registered: 08/24/11
Loc: Washington, PA

#2654197 - Yesterday at 01:35 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Kenneth Neundorf]
patj2 Offline

Registered: 10/17/12
Loc: Illinois, USA
Saint Joseph Cemetery in Jefferson, Greene County, Iowa is the same cemetery as Golgotha Cemetery. Please add an "Also Known As" reference to these cemeteries to avoid confusion. Thanks.

#2654202 - Yesterday at 01:50 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: patj2]
JDL Offline

Registered: 04/23/14
Loc: Leicester, England

Full address and location:

Eastlands Cemetery
Eastlands Road
Scottish Borders

GPS: 55.610094, -2.793640
Best wishes


#2654206 - Yesterday at 01:58 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
Arzona Offline

Registered: 03/31/11
Loc: USA
Delete Church Cemetery (invalid)
move lone memorial: Margaret Hager
to Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery

Merge Beaver Creek Cemetery
with Winchester Cemetery (add Beaver Creek Cemetery as AKA)
- correct map: 46.271779,-100.38714

Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery – add map: 46.44304,-99.959496

Merge Gayton Lutheran Cemetery
and Gimble (sic) Cemetery - AKA exists for Gimbel Cemetery

Delete Richland Cemetery (invalid)
Lone memorial: Hasvold
is a duplicate (rptd) of one entered in Richland Cemetery here:

Delete Bender Family Cemetery (empty/invalid)

Merge Rosenfield Cemetery
with Rosenfeld Baptist Cemetery (this is correct name per sign)

Delete Rosenthal (invalid – no such cemetery in Emmons County)
Change lone memorial: Kelsch – to “burial unknown”

Saint Aloysius Catholic Church Cemetery – add map: 46.174114,-99.962423

Saint Bernard Catholic Cemetery – add map: 46.139023,-100.45017

#2654225 - Yesterday at 02:30 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Arzona]
Taphophile Offline

Registered: 12/03/11
Loc: Pennsylvania
Neville Island Cemetery


Real Name is Neville Island Presbyterian Cemetery

Actual coordinates are: 40.506898,-80.103552

#2654255 - Yesterday at 03:01 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Arzona]
historianne Offline

Registered: 08/23/12
Loc: WV
1. Please add map to Hot Coal Cemetery- 37.7044 -81.23958;CSsr=201&

2. Please capitalize family in Evans family cemetery-;CSsr=121&

3. Please merge the 2 Farmer cemeteries. The empty cemetery has a map that is slightly off. Please keep map from the cemetery with the memorials. Empty one-;CSsr=141& and the cemetery with the correct map and memorials-;CSsr=141&

4. Please merge 2 Gardner Cemeteries-;CSsr=141& and;CSsr=141&

5. Please merge 2 Keokee cemeteries. If empty, please delete as I am sure this is a bogus cemetery.;CSsr=241& and;CSsr=241&

6. Marfork Cemetery- please delete empty cemetery.;CSsr=261&

7. Please merge 2 McVey cemeteries-;CSsr=281& and;CSsr=281&

8. Southlawn please change to South Lawn Cemetery-;CSsr=401&

9. Tams Mt- Please change to Tams Mountain Cemetery and add town of Sophia:;CSsr=421&

10. Williams at Horse Creek Road- Change name to Williams Cemetery (Horse Creek Road).;CSsr=481&

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