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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.
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  • 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
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    • 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.
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#2731585 - 09/05/14 01:55 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Dodge]
Kathy S S Offline

Registered: 09/05/14
Loc: Louisiana, Lafayette Parish, C...
The following cemeteries are both at the same location. The Cemetery and the Mausoleum Cemetery listed are at same location as one Cemetery Mausoleum should be part of the initial cemetery and should be joined as one
Initial Cemetery link:

The Mauseoleum section

Edited by Mark (09/11/14 12:46 PM)
Edit Reason: Pending Member Response

#2740152 - Yesterday at 03:21 AM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
HermannP Offline

Registered: 08/24/12
Loc: Germany
Please correct some german cemeteries:

Jüdischer Friedhof
rename: Jüdischer Friedhof Bocklemünd
del all AKAs

Hohe Domkirche Sankt Peter und Maria
del AKAs: Cologne Cathedral, High Cathedral of St. Peter

Jüdischer Friedhof Deutz
del AKA

Friedhof Frankstr.
add AKA: Friedhof Rodenkirchen alt

rename: Friedhof Melaten
del AKA

Köln-Kalk Cemetery
rename: Friedhof Kalk
Street Address: Kratzweg 1
Postal Code: 51109
GPS: 50.94357 7.04290

Saint Gereon Churchyard
rename: Sankt Gereon
del AKA

rename: Friedhof Steinneuerhof

Saint Anna
rename: Sankt Anna

Saint Kunibert's Church Cemetery
rename: Sankt Kunibert
Street Address: Kunibertsklostergasse 2
Postal Code: 50668
GPS: 50.94683 6.96320

Saint Pantaleon Church
rename: Sankt Pantaleon

Thank You

#2740801 - Today at 03:13 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: HermannP]
Adrienne K-E Offline

Registered: 01/23/09
Loc: Earth
Please can you add the following to the cemetery info - is currently sitting in Find A Grave Memorial# 6395900 which can be deleted after the update of the cemetery page please.

Bailey cemetery is located about six miles Northeast of Bedford and across the road and up on the hill side from Crossroads Church and cemetery or Pleasant Run Church and Cemetery. Can be seen from Crossroads looking west. The information was received from the Lady living on the farm where the cemetery is located in 1993. The farm was called Ravenwood Farm at the time.

Bailey Cemetery
If you can’t be bothered with excellence – why bother at all?

#2740854 - Today at 05:22 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
isabelmc Offline

Registered: 07/21/10
Loc: North Carolina
Please add a map for this cemetery:

Shiloh Lutheran Church Graveyard

N 36.105536
W -80.399825

Thank you.

#2740864 - Today at 05:54 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
PeterMc Offline

Registered: 02/16/14
Wildwood Cemetery
This is Lake of the Woods County; not Beltrami County

Saint-Labre Roman Catholic Cemetery
aka Saint Labre Cemetery
49.332109 -96.034265

Directions: Turn at the Saint-Labre Roman Catholic Church, 22077 St Labre Road and follow the 'road' 150 metres east and south to the cemetery.

#2740877 - 17 minutes 26 seconds ago Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: PeterMc]
JKS60 Offline

Registered: 07/16/11
Mercer Island Congregational Church Memorial Garden:

Please add site coordinates: 47.563967, -122.225533

Also, please paste the following sentence on the cemetery page: Columbarium area located behind the church building at far end of parking lot.


#2740884 - 34 seconds ago Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
Chicahua1958 Online   content

Registered: 05/23/12
Loc: Lincoln County, Maine
Hi there,

I'd like some assistance merging these two duplicate cemeteries:

Whales Back, Woodstock, Oxford County, Maine


Estes Cemetery, Woodstock, Oxford County, Maine

The cemetery is actually known by three different names: Estes, Whales Back and Gore. Duplicates have been created in FG using Estes and Whales Back.

If you would merge these two and provide a common link between them, that would be awesome.

We are working to clean up duplicate memorials one at a time.

Thanks much!

Valerie Lovelace
Member 47525955


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