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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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#2783198 - 12/17/14 03:08 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
Yrwilson1 Offline

Registered: 12/17/14
Hello, first timer here! There are 2 entries for Fernwood Cemetery in Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. I was told to go here to have it corrected?;CScnty=2263

THank you, please let me know if I have to do something else!


#2783210 - 12/17/14 03:24 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Yrwilson1]
Steve Seim Offline

Registered: 04/06/10
Loc: Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
please add a map for:

coordinates are 39.217310, -81.507541


#2783226 - 12/17/14 03:53 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Steve Seim]
Steve56 Offline

Registered: 03/16/13
Loc: Gainesville, GA
Please merge:
Kemp Cemetery
Little Terry Cemetery.
Shakerag Cemetery
Shakerag Cemetery

Please combine these cemeteries and the graves into one. They are physically in the same location. Google maps say Kemp, the sign says Little Terry. Shakerag is the township.

Kemp Cemetery AKA Little Terry Cemetery AKA Shakerag Cemetery
Kemp Rd
Suwanee, Forsyth County, GA. 30024

Thanks, Theron...

#2783235 - 12/17/14 04:10 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Steve56]
blackfork2005 Offline

Registered: 07/09/14
Someone recently created another Fort Smith National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas Could you please delete it. There is no reason for another one.

Duplicate is listed first and the second address is the correct cemetery.;CSst=4&;CSst=4&

Thank you,
Kim White Robertson

#2783240 - 12/17/14 04:17 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
kgnalcr Offline

Registered: 12/19/09

Cemetery Name: Dils Cemetery

City, County, State, Country: Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia, USA

Link to cemetery:

Lat.: 39.2682509
Long.: -81.5183363

LCR (#47208430)

#2783249 - 12/17/14 04:23 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
#14 Offline

Registered: 09/01/07
Please merge Compton Family Cemetery with 3 interments


Compton Cemetery with 31 interments

Name of merged Cemetery should be: Compton Family Cemetery

Thank you!

#2783250 - 12/17/14 04:25 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
Adri Offline

Registered: 12/02/14
Sandy Union Memorial Cemetery

Please update the Cemetery AKA to "Old Sandy Creek Cemetery" instead of "Old Sany Creek Cemetery"

Please remove Mexia from the info tab and put Coolidge

Please also merge the Sandy Creek Cemetery at the following url
with the Sandy Union Memorial Cemetery because they are duplicates. I will take care of any duplicates.

Thank you,

#2783274 - 12/17/14 05:18 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
JBC Offline

Registered: 03/05/12
Loc: Way down yonder on the Chattah...
Burrell Chapel AME Church Cemetery

Update address: 639 Lee Road 276, Beulah, Lee County, AL 36804

Change map: 32.705277, -85.213101

Eat knuckle, fritz!

#2783326 - 12/17/14 07:52 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: JBC]
baack Offline

Registered: 09/25/13
Loc: Ohio, USA;CSst=37& Shellys

Cemetery please merge with

with a notation made that Good Hope is AKA Shelleys Cemetery
Then Shelleys cemetery should be deleted

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