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    • Ask the Community "How do I?" questions about the Find A Grave website.
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    • Review the Help section for answers to the most common questions. 


    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.
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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

    1,799 posts

    Remembering Find A Grave Members who have passed away.

    Running Deer

    Famous Graves

    1,388 posts

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


    In the News

    1,142 posts

    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.

    Jake U
  4. Military Discussion

    American Civil War

    452 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. 

    Deb Smith

    Research Resources

    6,136 posts

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



    7,488 posts

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



    Use this forum for translation assistance. 

  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    • Content here is considered out of date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.
    • Content here is considered out of date

    Find A Grave
  • Our picks

    • Where would you like Geography to focus next?
      As we work on adding the following later this year, what are the countries you are most interested in getting location updates next?
      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 September 5, 2018
      FIX Improve the stability of the new user flow
      Fix date filter for edit requests to include final date of filter in results Fix Necrology category filter
      Stability and Performance improvements
      Fix viewing another members Virtual Cemeteries
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    • Patched August 15, 2018
      Skip to page widget at the top of every search results list.
      Back to top button on every search results list beyond the first page. FIX
      Stability issue.
      Some minor styling improvements.
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    • Saying Goodbye to the Old Find A Grave
      Those of you who have been using the old version of the site will likely have noticed the message we put up this week about the upcoming closure of that old version. We are sad to see it go. It has served long and well and the community and valuable content that has grown up around Find A Grave are amazing. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of that.
      We know the transition to the new site has been hard for some people. Over the past 8 months, the old version of the site has provided a safety net and a point of comparison as we’ve received feedback and worked to improve the new version of the site and make sure it was ready to go. We have kept the old site available for as long as we could, but the time has come to close it down. We’ll do that on Monday, August 20.
      While we’ve received a lot of positive feedback and helpful suggestions about the new site, we’ve also heard from people who really love the old site for its compact display and familiar feel. While we can’t keep the old site around, we will continue to work to improve the new site. If there are specific things you think we can improve or tasks that you think we can make easier on the new site, please use the “Send Feedback” link in the footer of the site to let us know.
      For those of you still struggling to learn to use the new site, we hope the tutorial videos, linked to from the purple “Tutorials” button at the bottom right of pages of the site will help. You can contact us at support@findagrave.com with specific questions or visit the “Ask the Community” message board to get help from other Find A Grave users.
      We love Find A Grave and look forward to working with you as we continue to make the site better.
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    • 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, 2018
      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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