We’ve been working hard on some updates to the site and today we rolled a few of them out. A lot of today’s changes are smaller tweaks and bug fixes that you may or may not notice, but there are a couple of things that are worth talking about here: Find A Grave in Other […]
Two major changes in the above update, dated late January 2019.
First is the addition of other languages. Going to be interesting to see how they handle non-English letters or things like umlauts, accent marks, etc.
Second change is the new merge feature for Find-A-Grave. If it’s automated, this will be a nightmare. Seen enough cases where people assume a cenotaph (memorial headstone) in a different cemetery is a duplicate. Per Find-A-Grave Help section, they aren’t duplicates. Hopefully, the system will take into account cenotaphs or duplicates that aren’t really duplicates.
I wasn’t aware that Ancestry had instituted merging this way. For obvious duplicates in the same cemetery, it’s something that BillionGraves has been doing for a long time and it’s automated. I only became aware of the new merge on Find-A-Grave after reading about it in a Facebook graving group where someone mentioned you have to use the new merge feature.