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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.
  • 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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#2720876 - Yesterday at 02:36 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
jenimom Offline


Registered: 08/02/12
Loc: New York
Memory Gardens Cemetery and Memorial Park - http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=65259


Memory Gardens, begun in 1940, consists of 24 landscaped gardens covering 100 developed acres with an additional 100 undeveloped acres. It includes the highest point in Colonie with a view of the Helderberg and Taconic mountain ranges. Memory Gardens has fountains, statues, a stone chapel, carillon bells in a tower as well as two mausoleums, and numerous cremation niches. It is a Not-For-Profit Corporation owned and operated by its lot owners , allowing only flat bronze memorials to mark gravesites. Some of the markers have the lot and space information on the bottom left corner. There is an online genealogy search, which contains most of the memorials along with their location.

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#2720893 - Yesterday at 03:07 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
Grada Offline


Registered: 09/08/12
Loc: Texas
Please add coordinates for these cemeteries:

1. Burch-Vance Cemetery

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi...mp;CSsr=21&

N 30.11845
W 97.69087

2. Collins cemetery

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi...mp;CSsr=41&

N 30.17054
W 97.70220

3. Decker Methodist Cemetery

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi...mp;CSsr=41&

N 30.30983
W 97.61578

4. Elroy Mexican Baptist Church Cemetery

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi...mp;CSsr=61&

N 30.05390
W 97.72818

5. Please merge:

Decker Evangelical Free Church Cemetery

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi...mp;CSsr=41&

with

Evangelical Free Church Memorial Garden Cemetery

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi...mp;CSsr=61&

These are the same cemetery as you can see by the picture. It is located at the community of Decker which is now in the city of Austin. It should probably have Decker Evangelical Free Church Cemetery as the aka.

Thanks, James

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#2720894 - Yesterday at 03:08 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Grada]
MI_Graver Offline


Registered: 09/07/06
Loc: Wayne Co., MI
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#2720911 - Yesterday at 03:29 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
wsouth Offline


Registered: 07/26/14
This is a request for Spelling Correction: The cemetery name is Gray's Cemetery (spelled incorrectly Cemetety on site). It is in Tippah County, MS in the town of Blue Mountain. This is the only correction needed. Thank You, Wyndy South

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#2720914 - Yesterday at 03:34 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: wsouth]
koko2 Offline


Registered: 03/09/10
Loc: planet earth
Originally Posted By: wsouth
This is a request for Spelling Correction: The cemetery name is Gray's Cemetery (spelled incorrectly Cemetety on site). It is in Tippah County, MS in the town of Blue Mountain. This is the only correction needed. Thank You, Wyndy South

here's the link:
http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2548423

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#2720926 - Yesterday at 04:17 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: koko2]
KatieDawn Offline


Registered: 07/11/14
IOOF cemetery: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi...20Cemetery&

contains many duplicates of memorials found in Odd Fellows Cemetery - Mason http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSsr=1&GScid=79450&

The two are actually the same cemetery and should be merged.

Odd Fellows Cemetery (aka I.O.O.F. Cemetery)

Coordinates: 39.0163 -82.0290

Odd Fellows Cemetery is located off a lane on East Brown Street in Mason, West Virginia.

Although the cemetery is still active, there are many well-cared for gravestones that are quite old. Several also have intricate and unique carvings.

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#2720937 - Yesterday at 04:31 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
booklover Offline


Registered: 05/16/10
Loc: Missouri, USA
Please merge misspelled Billingsly into correctly named Billingsley Cemetery

Please delete non-existent Old Brays Cemetery - all the memorials have been moved/merged to the correctly named cemeteries.

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#2720955 - Yesterday at 05:26 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: booklover]
Nibor Offline


Registered: 07/31/11
The name of this cemetery should be changed from "St Gregorys Cemetery" to "St Gregory Cemetery" which can be seen on the photo of the signage on the main page.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=75871

Thanks,

Nibor

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#2721002 - Yesterday at 06:30 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
Alan le Bon Offline


Registered: 10/03/13
Loc: Blythewood, Richland County, S...

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