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

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(2.8 Stars) based on 33 reviews

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Not worthwhile
15 March 2012
Reviewer: Not Happy from Rather not say

183 of 342 people found this review helpful

I am a member, have posted some memorials.

Members who behave like pseudo-administrators and demand you change the data on graves you submitted--if if they are your direct ancestors. Members who want things their way or the highway. Members who take bits from the internet and create "memorials" for people they do not know -- you may find your dead grandmother was posted there by someone who has done just that. Row mowers who post photos there without research or understanding of the person whose only motivation is the kudos they get for uploading mass quantities of photos. I have been personally nagged by one poster in particular.

Sorry, I am not impressed. Technical support there is poor and lacking. The quality of data is not there. In fighting and backbiting. Completely unfriendly environment and "community." These people are so obsessive they will check on you time and time again to make sure your submissions meet their criteria. Nuts. I cannot find much, if anything, positive to say about the site. There were categories I wanted to give zero stars, but that's not allowed here.

Buyer beware. You get what you pay for and it's free. Some posters I've encountered are not... (Read the full review)

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

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Find A Grave
08 March 2011
Reviewer: Larry H. from Colorado

148 of 314 people found this review helpful

Search is not accurate. Example: There is a memorial in a certain cemetery in a certain county. Search for that name by county, no matching records.

This makes it hard for somebody that does not have the memorial information and trying to find somebody in a specific county, knowing they are buried in that county. Numerous cemeteries in the county just creates frustration. Do you spend all day searching each cemetery? This also causes duplicate memorials.

Another similar problem: Known cemetery, try to go direct to that cemetery, no matching records. Go to county, cemetery is found alphabetically.

Another problem: Contributors do not respond to public msgs or private email. How can a member find out if the contributor is still active or not and if not, access memorials for editing, linking, updating, etc.

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

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