Category Archives: Find A Grave

Find-A-Grave Beta Available

After eighteen (18 months) of delay, Find-A-Grave finally released their beta for people to try out. You can find it at https://new.findagrave.com (instead of https://www.findagrave.com). You can also click on the link on the main page of Find-A-Grave. So far, … Continue reading

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1966 Missouri Death Certificates Available Online

Received an e-mail from the Missouri Secretary of State’s office indicating the 1966 Missouri Death Certificates are now live. They are free to view and download from http://s1.sos.mo.gov/Records/Archives/ArchivesMvc. If you have a family member who died in 1966 in the … Continue reading

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Why Not To Rely on Obits, Death Certificates, and Cemetery Records When Adding Memorials to Find-A-Grave

Apologies for the long blog post title, but there is a reason for it. Find-A-Grave has one major rule when it comes to adding memorials. The surname has to match the surname on the headstone. The first name, middle name, … Continue reading

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Ancestry.com Releases Find-A-Grave App for Android Devices

Ancestry.com announced the release of an Android app for Find-A-Grave. Ancestry released an Apple version of the app back in March. In the middle of a sleet/snow event here so I won’t have much time to check it for now. … Continue reading

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Remembering Veterans Today

This post is dedicated to veterans.Starting with my father, my oldest brother, numerous uncles, cousins, and other family members who have served in the military.   A special shout-out goes to Daniel Kring, my great-grandfather’s brother who paid the ultimate … Continue reading

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Find-A-Grave Cemetery Meet-up October 18, 2014

Ancestry.com has announced Saturday, October 18th as Find-A-Grave Community Day. Use the hashtag #FGDay when posting to social media sites. They include a cemetery etiquette guide, but it ignores the first rule of cemetery visits – check with the cemetery … Continue reading

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First Impressions Find-A-Grave Upload Untranscribed Photos

I mentioned Find-A-Grave’s new upload untranscribed photos in this blog post: http://upsdownsfamilyhistory.com/2014/10/find-a-grave-beta-testing-uploading-untranscribed-photos  After running a couple of photos through the process, I came to a few conclusions. First, they mentioned a seven (7) day grace period before the photos hit … Continue reading

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