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Category: Genealogy Sites (AKA Family Tree Websites)
Website: http://www.findagrave.com



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Zero Stars for Find-A-Grave
27 September 2020
Reviewer: No More Find-a-grave For Me from South Carolina

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

Find-A-Grave is certainly not a fun or reliable place to be. Use this site as you would any other source, question it, but in the case of Find-A-Grave, question the validity of the information even more than other records you may find.

From it's onset, Find-A-Grave was set up to be competitive and it's fanatic contributors became very territorial.

In November 2010, I traipsed through foot deep wet leaves in the 38 degree drizzle of upstate New York to obtain photographs of my ancestors and relatives gravestones for three days in 5 cemeteries. I thought that I would be contributing to what I thought was a great project. Within two days, I was attacked by someone who is probably a 10th cousin (I had to go back over 300 years to find a common ancestor). This 10th cousin sits in the middle of a cornfield in western Nebraska and professes to know more about where my ancestors are buried than I do (the cemetery has a website listing burials). The problem is that she also made assumptions that perhaps the next older generation would also be buried there too, and listed them in... (Read the full review)

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



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Beware find a grave!!!
24 January 2020
Reviewer: E. F. Kidd from Savannah Ga.

18 of 31 people found this review helpful

Beware Find A Grave!! I along with my mom, my aunt and a second cousin (who has a masters in Genealogy had our accounts deactivated from Find A Grave all because of two people who claimed to be relatives that weren't. They were constantly posting things on our immediate family memorials that weren't true. Each time that one of us in the family would politely attempt to correct them on something that they had posted that was incorrect they would get very nasty and just posted more and more untrue things on purpose. My Aunt Nancy never posted anything but flower Tributes on the memorials with things like, "Miss You" and the same with my mom, Alma. Yet, they too got their accounts deactivated. All of us filed SEVERAL complaints (with proof) to Find A Grave without anything ever being done. Not one thing. And now each one of us have had our accounts closed down for what Find A Grave said was harassment without any proof (because there was none or if something was submitted by one of these two, nothing was done to make sure that it was true). No one in our family that was on Find... (Read the full review)

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



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Plagiarism
07 January 2020
Reviewer: Herb Kroeger from Louisiana

19 of 33 people found this review helpful

I am a relatively new user to Findagrave and initially found it very useful to find burial sites
and grave marker photos of my ancestors. After completing a couple of family histories, I started to find
information and photos contained in those family histories now appearing on Findagrave being attributed to
other Findagrave members. The information contained in my family histories was not placed on any genealogy websites, including Findagrave. It appears that some Findagrave trolls go to extraordinary lengths
to plagiarize other peoples work and to put their name it. I concur with other members complaints about
Findagrave members who are totally unrelated to ancestors taking credit for and changing other members work. Sad situation!

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



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Too much "mythology" and "fake" genealogies
30 July 2019
Reviewer: Robin L from Sacramento, CA, USA

22 of 37 people found this review helpful

When Find A Grave is using actual cemeteries and headstones for information, the site is wonderful. It is a wonderful way to search and document your ancestors.

But, more and more, people are using Find a Grave as an "Ancestry" site, adding all kinds of fake genealogies and people by using the "virtual memorial" capability. The issue is that even if you have records to prove them wrong, there is no way to correct the data on the memorial unless the manager of the memorial agrees. I have run into people who accuse me of harassment of them because I want the truth on Find a Grave. I always provide copies of death records, marriage records or whatever when I ask for changes, but, still people want to express their opinions or tie themselves to someone famous, so they do not want the "truth".

I have been a member for years, and I hate to see the site being mis-used in this manner. I also feel sorry for people who are new to genealogy and are misled by these kinds of issues.

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



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I will never use this poor site again.
29 April 2018
Reviewer: Sue from Selma, AL

28 of 56 people found this review helpful

They changed the ability to add family connections without speaking to the original manager, but they often ignore requests. Incorrect infomation is often added by unrelated people. This is a ridiculous concept and I wouldn't recommend anyone use the information from this site.

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



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Cancel free trail account
28 April 2018
Reviewer: Bonnie from Pa

28 of 51 people found this review helpful

I having been trying to cancel my free trial, and can't talk to anyone. I am very annoyed. Someone needs to let me know what to do to cancel this. This site sucks and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone I am pissed.

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



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New site unpleasant to use.
10 February 2018
Reviewer: Daisy from Out West

127 of 151 people found this review helpful

My star rating is for the new site only. The old site's design would get more stars. The old site loads the info that you want very fast. It doesn't load thumbnails of everyone remotely related. When I search, I am looking for one person and one memorial, and the old search finds and loads that easily. The links for related persons are right there to click. It also makes the place search much faster. The new site and search has a clumsy search engine and each entry takes very long to load, plus the layout is difficult to use. Too much scrolling and hunting. I will have to get used to it, but I much prefer the old site.

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



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Disgusted!
22 January 2018
Reviewer: Teresa from Missouri

32 of 64 people found this review helpful

I had been a loyal contributor to Find-A-Grave for nine years. The new website is dreadful. Not only did I get shut out as a contributor, the company won't respond to my requests to have access to my profile. Determined to keep adding memorials, I created a new account. What I need to know is WHY?, oh WHY? did FAG create this dreadful new website. The popups are horrible, searching for the spot to add memorials is an ordeal, and the extra steps needed to add more than one memorial to a cemetery wastes valuable time. How dreadful.

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



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The new Find A Grave is Junk!
15 November 2017
Reviewer: Eddie Donlin from Cincinnati, Ohio

40 of 71 people found this review helpful

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Find A Grave recently “upgraded” their website. It’s filled with intrusive pop-ups. The infinite scrolling is not for the weak. It’s labor intensive and just plain annoying. If you have mobile device you should just turn away now. The pages are so sprawled out and you have to click (see more) scroll. Click (see more photos) the pictures are now grainy unless you click 3 times to see the original.

Typing out a location is a test of patience. Have you seen the sloth commercial for geico? Think of that.
Find A Grave literally took everything good about the site and wiped it out. (Planned Chaos?) it seems so.
I could continue with negatives but the review would be too long. They have effectively shut down all conversations on social media detailing how bad it is.

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



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Here's my main problem with Findagrave
13 December 2016
Reviewer: Anacortes from Anacortes, WA

52 of 97 people found this review helpful

Findagrave allows a single member to possess hundreds of thousands or probably soon to be millions of memorials. This simply isn't fair and encourages sick individuals to horde memorials, apparently to stroke their ego's at the expense of the families of the dead. Let me give you an example: My father's aunt's findagrave memorial is owned by someone who is in no way related to her, doesn't give a whit about her or her family, and refuses to transfer her memorial to a family member (me) who shares not only her genetics but her family name. I've been trying to gather my family's memorials under a single umbrella and am unable to do so due to this morbid compulsion with obtaining cyber corpses.

I think most findagrave subscribers are like me and are only interested in their own families and I can not for the life of me comprehend why anyone would want to own hundreds of thousands of memorials of dead people completely unrelated to them.

Findagrave, please change your rules and put a stop to this absurd competition for being the greatest cyber corps owner, it's becoming psychotic.

This being said, I still use it because it... (Read the full review)

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



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