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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

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  • 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.
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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
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    • Punctuation should be avoided.
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  • Zip Code
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  • URL
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    • 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.
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#2827403 - Yesterday at 01:06 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
kocart Offline

Registered: 06/01/08
Loc: Illinois
There is some confusion about adjacent cemeteries in Paoli, Orange County, Indiana, so this may not be the final correction, however two entries have been found for the same cemetery. They are:

Old Town Cemetery


Paoli Old Town Cemetery;CSsr=101&

These two should be merged with an AKA.

Kristen Cart

#2827437 - Yesterday at 01:42 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: kocart]
pdeneen Offline

Registered: 02/10/09
Please add the following cemetery description to School Street Cemetery

An African American community burial ground that most likely dates back to the plantation era. Sections of the School Street Cemetery contain deep depressions and unmarked graves. Bound on the north, west and south by thick trees and overgrown brush and on the east by a dirt road entrance. As a recipient of a Preserve America grant in 2006, the City of Washington is currently engaged in spirited efforts to preserve and maintain the School Street Cemetery.

#2827455 - Yesterday at 02:09 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: pdeneen]
GeneREDMOND Offline

Registered: 04/26/13
Loc: Canada

#2827465 - Yesterday at 02:18 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
Starla0502 Offline

Registered: 06/10/07
Loc: Troy, NY
Please add the word "cemetery" to this, so it reads as "Strait Cemetery."

Thanks so much!

#2827467 - Yesterday at 02:19 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
Audrey Z Martini Offline

Registered: 03/23/15
Plains Cemetery
aka Montgomery Plains Cemetery
aka Aurelius Cemetery
Plains Road E/Waverly
(517) 628-2093
Latitude: 42.5097222; Longitude: -84.5941667
Section 31 on N side of Plains Road east of the intersection of Waverly and Plains Road
Members of the Montgomery family were among the earliest settlers i this neighborhood. On 28 August 1841 John and Amenia Montgomery deeded this parcel of land to the inhabitants of Aurelius Township to be used as a Cemetery (Liber 4, Page 282)

#2827486 - Yesterday at 02:41 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Audrey Z Martini]
200yearsago Offline

Registered: 03/27/15
I have looked and looked to find where I can post a correction...please oh please tell me where I go to POST

#2827520 - Yesterday at 03:41 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: 200yearsago]
Older Than Dirt Offline

Registered: 02/20/10
There is not a Cemetery at this location. There are only two memorials there and others have created (for one) a memorial, with a gravestone, in the correct cemetery listed secondly below.


Morrills Forest Lawn Cemetery
Dawes County
Nebraska USA

This should be:

Forest Lawn Cemetery
Scotts Bluff County
Nebraska USA

Thank you.

#2827537 - Yesterday at 04:30 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Older Than Dirt]
Nibor Offline

Registered: 07/31/11

#2827540 - Yesterday at 04:41 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Nibor]
Geniegal Offline

Registered: 04/14/13
Loc: Norfolk - England




St Catherine Churchyard

Please add full address which is:

Norwich Road, Ludham, Norfolk, NR29 5QA

Edited by Geniegal (Yesterday at 04:41 PM)

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