Find a Grave
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Online database
Registration Optional
Available language(s) English
Owner Jim Tipton
Created by Jim Tipton
Launched 1995 (1995)
Current status Active

Find a Grave is a commercial website providing free access and input to an online database of cemetery records. It was founded in 1995 by Salt Lake City resident, Jim Tipton.

History Edit

According to the founder, Salt Lake City resident Jim Tipton,[1] the website was developed in 1995 to address the lack of any existing site that catered to his hobby of visiting the graves of celebrities. After some time, an online forum was created on the site.[2] As of August 16, 2017 (2017-08-16) , the site states that it hosts over 49 million records.[3]

Content and features Edit

The website contains listings of cemeteries and graves from all around the world. American cemeteries are organized by state and county, and many cemetery records contain Google Maps (with GPS coordinates supplied by contributors and the U.S. Geological Survey) and photographs of the cemeteries. Individual grave records contain some or all of the following data fields: dates and places of birth and death, biographical information, cemetery and plot information, photographs (grave marker, the individual, etc.), and contributor information.[4]

Non-members may only exclusively edit previously submitted memorials, and must register as a member to submit their own memorials. Members can submit memorials of friends and relatives, with links to records of spouses and parents for genealogical purposes. Members may also request photos of graves which then other members can fulfil.

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This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Find A Grave. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.

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