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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, 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.
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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.

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  • 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.
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#2755065 - Yesterday at 09:34 AM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
duke220 Offline

Registered: 02/10/08
Loc: Leesville,Vernon Parish, Louis...

Closes town is Centerville.

Directions: Littlelot is an unincorporated community in Hickman County, Tennessee, United States. Littlelot is located on Tennessee State Route 230 8.1 miles (13.0 km) east of Centerville.
"Numbers" Some add from Cemetery Transcripts, Obits and walk cemeteries. Some just Cemetery Transcripts. Some Obits. Some walk Cemeteries. They are all Gravers.

#2755068 - Yesterday at 09:37 AM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
Nick_M Offline

Registered: 10/17/14
Loc: UK
Hardwicke Drummond Rawnsley is a famous person. Might be worth changing his status.

Also Robert Southey is famous. Both have signs pointing to their graves.
Thanx for altering their burial place makes more sense. Too many Crosthwaites.
Now to wait another hour.

#2755079 - Yesterday at 09:57 AM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
Starla0502 Offline

Registered: 06/10/07
Loc: Troy, NY
The town that this cemetery is located in is North Greenbush, Rensselaer County, New York.

Thanks so much!

#2755091 - Yesterday at 10:26 AM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
BarkingSeagull Offline

Registered: 06/30/13
Loc: Flying over your house
Joseph P. Smith Homestead Cemetery  - map 38.792329, -101.557060

Alsdurf Cemetery - map 39.682843, -97.987662
- add aka Hill Grove Cemetery

Amity Cemetery - map 39.915317, -98.467378

Conservative Friends Cemetery is a duplicate of North Branch Friends Cemetery 
- chg name Northbranch Friends Cemetery (Northbranch is one word)
- add aka Friends Cemetery (Northbranch), Conservative Friends Cemetery

Early Day Baxter Cemetery - map 39.715842, -98.415868
- chg name Baxter Cemetery

Fairview Cemetery - map 39.907372, -97.988278

Pleasant View Cemetery - map 39.766690, -98.366804

Home Sweet Home is a duplicate of Prairie Home Cemetery 

Mt. Carmel Cemetery - map 39.625874, -98.410243

Steuben Cemetery - map 39.871733, -98.130137

#2755098 - Yesterday at 10:47 AM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
rgod7722 Offline

Registered: 07/10/11

These two cemeteries are the same. Hanscom-McGinley is the correct name. An AKA would be Cushman Ridge without the "Road". Combining the two under Hanscom-McGinley name would be correct.

#2755099 - Yesterday at 10:57 AM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: rgod7722]
Teena S Offline

Registered: 11/02/09
Santa Barbara County California

Santa Barbara Ocean
Not a cemetery delete
Burial: Cremated. Ashes spread in the ocean
off Santa Barbara by family.;CSsr=21&

Santa Maria Air Museum Hangar
Not a cemetery, see Cemetery notes and/or description
34.904921, -120.454813;CSsr=21&

Santa Maria Cemetery District
Move memorials to and delete
Santa Maria Cemetery;CSsr=21&
Santa Maria Cemetery

#2755103 - Yesterday at 11:22 AM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
Frankz Offline

Registered: 09/04/12
Loc: Out There

add map
32.130408, -83.915201

add map
32.249087, -83.913804

add map
32.219772, -83.925101

add map
32.128476, -83.723210

add map, change name
32.111081, -83.841400
add #1 to end of name

change map, change name
32.063362, -83.850500
Mount Beazar Cemetery #2
aka Mount Beazar - Hall Cemetery
aka Mount Bezor Cemetery

merge duplicate
use duplicate's name
add address Jalappa Rd

change name
Mount Olive Cemetery #2
aka Moore Cemetery #65

switch primary name and aka name

change name
Mount Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery

#2755107 - Yesterday at 11:43 AM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
Pamala Gammill Offline

Registered: 12/03/13
Please correct the GPS coordinates for Spring Hill Cemetery in Poplar Creek, Montgomery County, MS.;CSsr=101&

Lat: 33.319698
Long: -89.542887

Teresa McMinn

#2755112 - Yesterday at 12:03 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
Keven Stewart Offline

Registered: 01/22/13
Loc: Castle Rock, CO
Please update the name of this cemetery from Costin Street Cemetery to Mareeba Cemetery.

The name change is needed because two cemeteries were recently merged. Please also note in parenthesis that the cemetery is also known as Costin Street Cemetery. Thank you!
Keven Stewart

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