Tag Archives: Find-A-Grave

Find-A-Grave Quirks and New Addition – Tombstone Tuesdays June 8, 2021

I noticed recently a long-standing quirk on Find-A-Grave, specifically I go looking for a memorial and can’t find it. Yet, if I use my least favorite search engine and add findagrave, it shows up with a link to the memorial. I realize … Continue reading

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Today Visiting a Cemetery Mausoleum – May 31, 2021

Today I am visiting a cemetery mausoleum. It’s only open a couple of times a year – Christmas Day and Memorial Day week-end. It’s located in Highland Cemetery – https://billiongraves.com/cemetery/Highland-Cemetery/37991 (BillionGraves) and https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/92689/highland-cemetery (Find-A-Grave). Here’s the City of Wichita link … Continue reading

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Find-A-Grave Quirks – May 26, 2021

Here’s an odd Find-A-Grave quirk. I enter a name, especially an unusual name and I don’t get any hits. Yet, when I find the cemetery and type in the the first and last name, it mysteriously shows up as being … Continue reading

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Find-A-Grave Newsletter – May 8, 2021

Just received an e-mail from Find-A-Grave. They added a newsletter this month – https://news.findagrave.com/2021/04/22/stepping-into-green-wood-cemetery/. If you get e-mails from Find-A-Grave, you should receive one as well. It may go to your Spam folder instead of your regular Inbox. Looks like … Continue reading

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Lost for Decades, a Marine World War II Hero Finally Comes Home – Military.com April 19, 2021

I saw this earlier on Military.com – Lost for Decades, a Marine World War II Hero Finally Comes Home: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/04/19/lost-decades-marine-world-war-ii-hero-finally-comes-home.html. Much longer article. The Los Angeles Times | By Gustavo Arellano LOS ANGELES — The word came in the morning, as Grace … Continue reading

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Find-A-Grave Record – March 28, 2021

Updated memorial was changed to the correct death date shortly after this post went live. Yesterday, someone added a new memorial to Find-A-Grave. Haven’t seen an obit yet, but the person adding them used the date as March 27, 2021. … Continue reading

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Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry – 24 March 2021

I checked recently and saw new updates – Ancestry.com – Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry – 24 March, 2021: https://www.ancestry.com/cs/recent-collections. Only including updates after 22 March, 2021. I try to check every day or two since they can … Continue reading

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Manila American Cemetery – Tombstone Tuesdays March 23, 2021

I decided to focus this week’s Tombstone Tuesday post on Manila American Cemetery https://www.abmc.gov/Manila. It’s an American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) Cemetery in Manila. Temporarily closed due to COVID-19.  BillionGraves: https://billiongraves.com/cemetery/Manila-American-Cemetery-and-Memorial/148374 CWGC: Not applicable https://www.cwgc.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Manila%20American%20Cemetery/119614674750771/; public group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/429765344261320 Find-A-Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/1976551/manila-american-cemetery-and-memorial (34 Famous memorials … Continue reading

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Genealogy and DNA – March 22, 2021

Many doing DNA tests find unknown siblings, half-siblings, or one or both parents not matching them. They may find other relatives that aren’t known to them. Unfortunately, many times there’s a family secret that was never revealed to the child. … Continue reading

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New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 15 March 2021

I saw this on FamilySearch today – New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 15 March 2021: . Over 500 words, but scroll through the list to see if something interests you. This week FamilySearch added 7M new indexed historical … Continue reading

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