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Find a Grave

online database of burials

Find A Grave is a website that has a database of cemetery records.

Find A Grave
Type of site
Online database
Available inEnglish
OwnerJim Tipton
Websitewww.findagrave.com
Alexa rank3,680 (July 2013)[1]
CommercialYes
RegistrationOptional
Launched1998 (1998)
Current statusActive

HistoryEdit

It was started by Jim Tipton,[2] in 1995 to help people who wanted to visit the graves of famous people. After some time, an online forum was created on the site.[3] The site claims to have over 121 million burial records from all over the world.[4]

Content and featuresEdit

The site's FAQ says they hope to list all the burial places of everyone in the world.[5]

The website has lists of cemeteries and graves from all around the world. The American cemeteries are organized by state and county, and many records contain Google Maps and photographs of the cemeteries. Each grave record can contain: dates and places of birth and death, information about the person, cemetery and plot information, photographs (grave marker, the person, etc.), and information about who added it to Find A Grave.

Members can place on-line memorials for family and friends for no cost. Users can edit the memorials. Members may also request photos of graves which Find A Grave volunteers can add.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Findagrave.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2013-07-29.
  2. "Find A Grave Contributor: Jim Tipton". Find A Grave. 2007. Retrieved 2008-12-28.
  3. "City Pages - Grave Matters". Retrieved 2008-03-27.
  4. "Find A Grave". Retrieved 2013-7-20. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. "Find A Grave FAQ". Find A Grave. 2007. Retrieved 2008-12-28.

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