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Website: http://www.findagrave.com



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50 REVIEWS AVAILABLE
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Some Find a Grave Contributors make up stuff
24 April 2022
Reviewer: J Chaknova from United States

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

I am a Find a Grave contributor. Recently, I have found three memorial pages that were falsified. What do I mean by falsified? Example: A female's obituary was published on a funeral home website. I created a Find a Grave memorial page for the deceased woman, in the cemetery where the obituary said she was interred. Then, I went to the Ancestry website to attempt to locate the deceased woman's parents on Find a Grave. I discovered that a Find a Grave contributor had already created a memorial page for the deceased woman. The memorial page stated that the deceased person's body had been cremated and that the ashes were given to a family member or a friend. The memorial page went on to state that the deceased woman's maiden name was 'Matcher.' The surname 'Matcher' came from the indexing job done by Ancestry and/or FamilySearch.org. Indexing is done when census records and marriage records are looked at (by volunteers and others). The names from the written documents are then indexed. Sometimes written documents are difficult to read and incorrect names get indexed. The incorrect names are then 'corrected' when the obituary for the person(s) in question is published. Had... (Read the full review)

In summary, I would recommend Find A Grave to a friend.



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Pathetic website
11 April 2022
Reviewer: Ac Cerbino from United States

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

This website has all the attributes of one designed by a 5th grader, working out of his mother's kitchen. EXAMPLE: I found a family burial plot. When attempting to add another family member, at the same cemetery, I had to locate the cemetery first. But a search, with the EXACT labelling of the one I found, yielded NO SUCH CEMETERY.

In another case, I found a grave of a long-lost friend. I actually went to the cemetery - a very small one, and scoured EVERY grave stone. The one I was looking for did not exist. (If you allow idiots to contribute, the results will of course be idiotic.)

In essence, this who mess must be a scam. I assume that down the line, somewhere, money will have to exchange hands in order to use it.

In summary, I would not recommend Find A Grave to a friend.



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Hoarding memorials
29 March 2022
Reviewer: Mary from USA

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

Find a Grave is not a reliable source for genealogy research. You are better off going to the library or a historical society to get accurate information.

Find a grave contributor number #8 is transferring memorials to anyone and not relatives. I noticed the after the contributors passed way or retired, they transferred all their memorials to #8, thinking to would be safe there.

I just noticed that one the top contributors got the several memorials transferred to her care from #8 and tampering with the memorials. For example, she would change the last name or change it to a completely different person or created a fictional person, for example - Find a Grave Memorial 93484391

I reported her but Find a grave was no help. They want proof what is accurate or if you are related to the person if you request a transfer from someone who refuses to transfer to family and relatives.

Just because the top contributors have more then 50,000 memorials doesn't mean you can trust them.

In summary, I would not recommend Find A Grave to a friend.



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Total Waste
14 March 2022
Reviewer: Goddess from Ohio

10 of 17 people found this review helpful

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For the serious genealogist Find A Grave is a total waste. Too much drama from their top contributors, fighting over who gets to manage other family's memorials to bickering about who is related to who without any concrete data to back up what they say. Find A Grave is loony tunes. Its like online kindergarten for the bored and constipated. What find a grave needs is a laxative.

In summary, I would not recommend Find A Grave to a friend.



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Opt out
10 March 2022
Reviewer: Versailles from Fort Wayne, Indiana

10 of 17 people found this review helpful

Families should be able to opt out of Find A Grave's data base, just like with other unwanted annoyances. Not all of us share the enthusiasm for the sport as do FindAGrave's top nut case contributors.

In summary, I would not recommend Find A Grave to a friend.



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Opt out
10 March 2022
Reviewer: Thohornsbe from South Bend, Indiana

9 of 15 people found this review helpful

Families should be able to opt out of FindAGrave's data base. Not all of us share the enthusiasm 4 this kind of sport as do FindAGrave's top nut case contributors.

In summary, I would not recommend Find A Grave to a friend.



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This site sucks
07 March 2022
Reviewer: Missplattvh from Kalamazoo, Michigan

9 of 18 people found this review helpful

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FindAGrave lures unsuspecting individuals 2 their site with the promise they can create 4 free a virtual memorial in memory 4 a special loved 1. After the memorial is completed it is taken over by Megan Heyl or Valencia Huberdick, official FindAGrave mangagers or numerous other staff.
(I only mention these two because they have titles and have been there 10 years or longer and there is consistency with the routine.)

Once taken over Megan Heyl and staff copy the data often adding 2 it with material swiped from the net - marriages, divorses, ex spouses, children biological or otherwise and time sensative data they may have stumbled on - driving record, jail time, bankruptcies, photos, Facebook posts - that sort of thing.

Once all the data is compiled it is catalogued then sent off to Salt Lake and used for a variety of things - mostly marketing but also sent to the Mormon Church.where the dead r
rebaptized into the Mormon Church.

FindAGrsve is a subsidiary of the Mormon Church. They take this very seriously. If u don't like it u r banned..Very little u can do. U accepted their invitation to create a free Memorial. They just didn't... (Read the full review)

In summary, I would not recommend Find A Grave to a friend.



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FindAGRave is an abomination
05 March 2022
Reviewer: Von Hessen from NYC

6 of 13 people found this review helpful

Findagrave plays on human fragilities. More precisely emotion. FindAGrave entices bereaved families to make memorials for deceased relatives only to take over and appoint one of their contributing editors. In my case it was a dysfunctional woman, Megan Heyl. Not only did Megan Heyl take over the memorials she added info from the net that has nothing to do with a memorial including but not limited to divorces, multiple marriages, out of wedlock children to name a few. What a sicko. This kind of data is "time sensitive, personal data bordering on tabloid" and really has no business on a memorial site. Megan Heyl's response "that info is public record. Therefore she is just doing research." Even worse FindAGrave encourages this kind of behavior by reinforcing it with brownie points that supposed to get these psychopath major contributors into Mormon heaven. . In theory these major contributors r supposed to turn family memorials back to the families when asked but they never do. If you object or complain you are banned and blocked from the site and threatened with police action. I am 75 years old and thought I had seen it all... (Read the full review)

In summary, I would not recommend Find A Grave to a friend.



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Thumbs Down
05 March 2022
Reviewer: Missplatt from Kalamazoo, Michigan

6 of 12 people found this review helpful

FindAGrave is pure grossess. They play on emotions. You create a Memorial for a deceased loved one. Then they boot you out or ban u. Then have one of their major contributers take over ur memorial. Once you r booted out the personal data is cateloged and deceased loved one is rebaptized into the Mormon faith. Yes Virginia. FindAGrave is manned by Mormons.

In summary, I would not recommend Find A Grave to a friend.



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Find a grave contributor number 8
21 February 2022
Reviewer: Daisy from Usa

6 of 12 people found this review helpful

I use to love find a grave and never had a problem with it.

I thought if you don't want to manage the memorial any more, you can transfer it to #8. Some contributors who passed away had it transferred to #8 thinking it will be safe there forever. I recently found out #8 is transferring memorials to anyone and not relatives or have any connections to the deceased and not using the relationship guidelines. Alot of those memorials are transferred to contributors who have no connections to the deceased and only care about numbers and tampered with the memorial. Contributor #8 betrayed our trust.

In summary, I would not recommend Find A Grave to a friend.



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