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    • Ask the Community "How do I?" questions about the Find A Grave website.
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    Ask a Curator

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    • Questions pertinent to a Curator response will receive a response here.
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    Report Site Issue

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    • Report possible software bugs or issues on the website.
    • Review Bugs before posting here.


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  2. Corrections, Challenges, and Statistics

    Cemetery Corrections and Updates


    Member Challenge Questions


    Various Site Statistics and Updates

  3. Social Discussion

    Fallen Gravers

    1,762 posts

    Remembering Find A Grave Members who have passed away.

    Famous Graves

    1,309 posts

    Discuss all aspects of visiting and researching the graves of notable people.


    In the News

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    Cemeteries in the News....


    Discuss the loss of loved ones and lend support to others who have experienced the same.

    Success Stories

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    50,000 people a day are searching Find A Grave! Share your success story here.

  4. Military Discussion

    American Civil War

    414 posts

    150+ years later, it is still an enormously popular topic of discussion. Post your civil war graves, questions, and information. Blue or Gray? Johnny Reb or Billy Yank?


    World War I

    184 posts

    First World War, The Great War, and the War to End All Wars


    World War II

    442 posts

    Second World War


    Discussions concerning other wars and conflicts

  5. Cemetery and Research

    General issues and techniques involved with cemetery preservation. 


    Research Resources

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    General research issues not related to a specific surname or location. 



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    Research issues related to a specific surname. If you start a new thread, please be sure to include the surname in the thread title!



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  6. Classic Find A Grave Archives

    • Community posts for the classic Find A Grave site which was retired on November 7, 2017.
    • Content here is considered out of date


    Classic Ask a Curator

    2,002 posts

    • Curator posts for the classic Find A Grave site which was retired on November 7, 2017.
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  • Our picks

    • Where is Geography going next?
      What countries has Geography been working on? 
      Here are the countries which will get additional place names next. Look for them later this year. 
      Argentina - 7,000 locations
      Belgium - 12,000 locations
      Brazil - 54,000 locations
      Chile - 3,000 locations
      Costa Rica - 2,000 locations
      Greenland - 200 locations
      Japan - 27,000 locations
      Moldova - 1,800 locations
      Montenegro - 4,000 locations
      Peru - 41,000 locations
      Philippines - 39,000 locations
      Poland - 66,000 locations
      Romania - 18,000 locations
      Serbia - 9,000 locations
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    • Patched July 18, 20018
      NEW Added "Not Buried in Cemetery" search option Option to "Show Password" when signing in FIX Issue causing timeout errors when transferring memorials to #8 Improved the password requirements widget to show all requirements initially when creating or changing password
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    • Patched July 9, 2018
      FIX Improve XLS compatibility for downloading a list of photo requests Fix filtering by (grave photo/no grave photo) on search, my memorial search, and cemetery search Bug that made it so you couldn't edit memorials that had a death location of "At Sea" NEW Added (gps/no gps) filter option to search, my memorial search, and cemetery search Only allow internal links (links to www.findagrave.com/.....) inside memorial and profile bios, as well as cemetery descriptions.
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    • Unmapped Cemeteries By US County July 2018
      Unmapped Cemeteries broken out by County. 5-color level.
      This means that the cemetery listed does not have GPS assigned to it. This has nothing to do with % of cemetery photographed or mapped memorials.
      How does your county look?
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    • Patched June 18, 2018
      Fixed issue causing the photo viewer to occasionally fail to open properly.
      Fixed issue that caused caption to be lost when added at the same time as adding a photo.
      Fixed issue with spreadsheet templates that could cause them to fail to upload on occasion. (Re-download template to fix issue)
      Fixed an issue that showed incorrect information when sharing to Facebook.
      Removed "Calculated Relationship" text as it was deemed no longer necessary.
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    • Why Change?
      Thanks for all your responses to our post about the upcoming changes to the site. We have been reading them and really appreciate your feedback and support. Paul, one of our developers, wrote up this note that goes into a bit more detail than that first message, for those of you who are interested.
      As one of the Find A Grave developers I thought you might appreciate it if I were to write a post explaining our reasoning behind changing the site, as well as some things to expect going forward. Find A Grave was created by Jim Tipton in the 1990’s to pursue his passion of visiting the graves of famous people. Find A Grave has always been free, and will continue to be a free website supported by ads.
      Since then Find A Grave has seen amazing growth, and has thrived thanks to the contributions of users like you. But the classic version of the website is starting to show its age. The code is written in technologies that are no longer supported and that inherently contain security vulnerabilities. Features were added to the site in a piecemeal fashion that makes it very difficult for us to maintain the old codebase while at the same time upgrading all the underlying infrastructure. 
      One of the most noticeable changes with the new version is the user interface. We needed to make the site mobile friendly. The reason the layout has changed so much is largely due to this requirement. We understand that a change this significant can be hard. It’s not easy to learn a new interface, especially when the previous interface has been around for 20 years. But we feel like this layout will be much easier for new users to learn. And we hope that our old users will take the time to learn how to use it. We will include many tutorial videos explaining how the new interface works in order to help users who are struggling with the changes.
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