Find A Grave – Hints

Sometimes  another person has written a good piece that does not need editing.

Here is such a page from Find A Grave.

The author (Kim and JM Talboo) gives some very good hints on how to use the Find A Grave site. As she published this on the public Find A Grave page I thought it would be okay to get it out to others who may not come across her particular Bio page.


Kim and JM Talboo (#46999453)
member for 8 years, 8 months, 2 days

Bio and Links
Bio Photo (see the actual page)

I am an avid genealogist and appreciate the efforts of all of the volunteers on Find A Grave.

I travel around to various cemeteries researching my family but try to photograph other grave sites in an effort to add information for other researchers.

Please use the edit tab on the memorial to suggest corrections, request additional information be added, or to request a transfer.

I typically only take a day or two to process an automated edit while other requests could take much longer.

A special message to contributors:

It can be frustrating to wait 3 weeks for an edit to make it through the edit tab process. You can speed this process up by taking the following steps to process your edits.

1. Login to findagrave
2. Select Contributor Tools on the left
3. Under your name you will see an edits tab
4. Select edits tab
5. You can display edits you need to review or the edits you are waiting on others to take care of for you

In addition, if a person takes the time to transcribe and send an obituary to you for a memorial, and it is for the correct person and doesn’t contain information that is detrimental to living persons, please be courteous and update the memorial. Many people depend on the information that is displayed on memorials for their research purposes.

Once a transcription for an obituary is placed on the memorial it becomes searchable through google whereas a photo of an obituary is only viewable if a person actually clicks and reads the memorial.


The above is just like it is written on the Find A Grave page; I did not edit it.

I hope it gave you useful information.

Thank You

Jose from Clarkston, Michigan

By Jose A Munoz

Retired General Motors designer who now works on subjects dealing with genealogy. I create trees using items I find in old Google News Archive newspapers and I contact other tree owners notifying them about the news item concerning their relative and send them a link to the tree I created. I post a screen print of the news item on the tree for others to copy, so that my work will benefit others. Occasionally, I will post about the tree I created or the item that I found, always with a "how to" in-bedded in the post. I want my blog posts to help others with their family trees or with their genealogy experiences.

4 comments

    1. The ink is not even dry on this post and I already get your nice message. Thank You for stopping by and for the nice comment.

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