Find A Grave Website

Find A Grave Website Review!

Discovering your ancestors’ graves can help you to progress with your genealogy research. This Find A Grave Website Review will show you how this site can assist you and why you should consider this valuable resource.

Find A Grave Website

Within this review, I will not only give my opinion of the site in question but also highlight key concerns from users who have used this service.

Find A Grave Rating and Details

RatingRating Stars - 3(3/5)
Photos/Records75 Million + Photos / 170 Million + Records
Tools & FeaturesSearch Forms, Photos, Biographies, Transcriptions, Store, Mobile App
Help & SupportQ&A Section, Email, Forums, Facebook, Twitter, Video Tutorials, Send Feedback Form
Bottom LineControversial, But Worth Checking Out!

If you prefer to visit a cemetery then my How To Find A Cemetery Grave post will be of great use to you.

I discuss what you need to consider before making your visit, what to bring and information you will learn from a memorial.

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About Find A Grave!

Everybody wants to discover their ancestors for free, don’t they? Well, if the rest of the family history world are like me then yes they do.

Conducting genealogy research online has never been easier as there are so many resources online.

Many of them I have already covered here. Please take a look at the Genealogy Resources & Tools section of this site.

Find A Grave is one of the free resources online that you can tap into to get the clues that you are after.

About the company

This site has been active for more than 20 years, first appearing online way back in 1995. Back then it was a site consisting of records of celebrities and their burial sites.

Jim Tipton was the creator of the site and he had a passion for visiting the graves of the rich and famous.

It wasn’t long though before it became a commercial business, where the Find A Grave was trademarked.

As the site grew so did the expansion of including graves of non-celebrities and taking it from outside the United States to the rest of the world.

And this is where the popularity of the site took off.

It could thus help the genealogist to trace their family tree.

Less than two decades after creating the site Tipton sold the Find A Grave to Ancestry. He knew that most of his traffic was coming from this genealogy search website juggernaut.

What the site offers today!

Besides containing more than 75 million photos on the site, there are also over 170 million burial records as well.

In 2017 Ancestry started to redesign the site. Since this overhaul, there have been mixed reviews, so in my opinion, you either love it or hate it.

But with that said you shouldn’t knock it until you try it. And who knows, Find A Grave just might help you to break down a brick wall in your genealogy research.

Credit: Tyler Lentz (old version of the site)

Who is this site for?

As I pointed out just before this site was initially created due to a passion for celebrities and their resting places.

So, if you are curious as to where your favorite movie star is buried then this site is for you.

And if you’re a genealogist, family historian, or the family sleuth as you may be called then Find A Grave is definitely for you!

I probably don’t need to tell you what information that you can glean from a headstone.

  • Full name of deceased
  • When born, when died, and when buried
  • Where from
  • Spouse and children details
  • Who else may be in the grave

There may be other clues included on the tombstone that you can use to help you build your family tree.

Besides the information that you can glean from a tombstone, there are also biographies that you can read as well on the person you are researching.

Although please note that this may not be the case for most people, mainly celebrities.

Why Use This Site?

One thing that I omitted to mention in the previous section was how the database of graves is collected.

A site built by volunteers!

As I have already stated this is a free online resource. And the probable reason for this is mostly due to being run by volunteers.

Without the dedicated work carried out by these individuals it probably would not have grown to what it is today.

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Also, as more and more people become involved there is more of a chance of you finding additional photos and information about the person that you are researching.

The Find A Grave site is a collaborative effort where everyone can get involved, which is essentially the spirit of genealogy, i.e. helping each other.

If something is lacking from the person you are searching for then you can always request for someone to visit their grave.

This helpful volunteer can then take photos that you are after and provide with you extra information for your research.

Although it must be pointed out here, (as kindly noted by a kind reader), that all graves from a requested cemetery can therefore then be photographed during the volunteer’s visit.

Beware of the zealous

For some registered members, it is a Numbers Game. These people will race to get as many memorials listed on the site as possible.

Due to this approach, the accuracy of information may suffer. This fact must, unfortunately, be taken into account when using this information.

Finding Your Ancestors Graves

Finding the graves of your ancestors could not be easier with this website. As soon as you arrive at the site you are greeted by a simple to understand search box where you can fill in details.

Find A Grave Website Search

The more information that you enter then the more refined your results will be. And that means more chance of finding your ancestor.

Entering the Last Name of your ancestor is required, and you should at least enter a First Name, as well as possibly a Middle Name.

Further information such as Year Born and Year Died can also limit the results that you receive.

You set whether these dates have to be exactly correct or whether you want to find records ‘Before‘ or ‘After‘ the dates that you have entered.

Once you are happy with the information that you have provided you then just click on the ‘Search‘ box and see what results show up.

Conduct an advanced search

There are even more options for you to select from when clicking on ‘More search options‘ that appear under the search boxes.

Find A Grave Website Advanced Search

From these additional boxes, you can enter the Memorial ID if you know it. You can even select whether you want all names to appear or whether they have been entered into the collection within the last 24 hours, 7 days, 30 days, or 90 days.

As well, you can order the results by name, birth date, death date, or cemetery. If you are new to this website I would suggest that you try the basic search first.

You want to at least see what the site has to offer and how to use it before jumping in and using all the features.

How To Contribute

As I mentioned earlier Find A Grave is a community-based website, it relies on the contributions that are made by the volunteers who have shaped what this site is today.

There are several options for YOU to get involved and help others progress with their genealogy research.

Find A Grave Website Tools

If you do intend to contribute to the site then you will need to register your name and details. I suppose this is somewhat of a screening process that tries to limit people from adding just any kind of information.

Options include:

  • Add a Memorial – Add either photos, information, or both to a new person to be added to the collection of graves.
  • Upload Photos – Upload more photos to an existing person in the collection.
  • Transcribe Photos – Transcribe the inscription that appears on a tombstone.
  • Forums – Help others with their inquiries within the site’s forum.

Becoming a new member

You don’t need to enter pages and pages of information to become a member of this site. There is the usual requirement of entering your First and Last Name, followed by an email address.

Find A Grave Website New Member Register

You can decide whether you want your email address to be displayed on your profile page or to be invisible. I quite like this because you can choose whether you want people to contact you or not.

Entering a Password is also required, which needs to be at least 8 characters long.

Then you enter your Public Name that will be displayed on your profile. If you want to remain anonymous then you just need to leave this blank.

Don’t forget the ticks!

After that, there are 4 checkboxes for you to tick, (or not tick).

The first 2 boxes are your choice where you can agree to be sent emails and have your photo displayed on your profile.

Then the second 2 boxes are mandatory for you to click on.

The first of these is just a requirement saying that you agree to the Terms of Service and the Privacy statement. Links to these two pages can be accessed at any time at the bottom of the site.

And the very last one is just to show that you are not a robot.

Once you have completed the form then you are a full free member of the site.

Tools & Features

Besides contributing to the site there are other tools and features that you can benefit from.


To help keep the Find A Grave website running you can buy a variety of items from the Store. This store is not hosted on this site, you will be sent to an external site, Cafepress.

Find A Grave Website Store

The abundance of items here is mainly T-Shirts for men and women, as well as sweatshirts.

There are other items that you can buy, such as mugs, mousepads, stickers, sports bottles, caps, and more besides.

Mobile App

To help your research and enable you to be on the move rather than sticking to your computer at home there is a Find A Grave Mobile App that you can download and use, (for iPhones and Android).

Features of the app:

  1. Find Family Graves – Find your ancestor or someone famous and see where they are buried.
  2. Contribute Photos – Help others with their research and take photos of tombstones and cemeteries.
  3. Create Memorials – Add a memorial for someone.
  4. Request Headstone Photos – Where you can request photos.
  5. Share Discoveries – Share information through Facebook or email.
  6. Add GPS – Mark on a map location of cemeteries.

New Look Site

The site has received a recent makeover which has received mixed reviews from its regular users.

There were changes made for several reasons:

  • More secure and usable for users.
  • Improve performance and speed of the site.
  • Support new devices and other languages, (besides English)

You can send your feedback on the new look by clicking on the link that appears on the bottom right of the screen.

If you do not fancy this change then you can click on a link at the top of the page that will take you back to the old site.

I quite like that Find A Grave has taken these two initiatives to not lose its users.

Help & Support

When you click on the Help option on the menu you are presented with a variety of questions, all categorized into 15 different sections.

Help and Support

The sections

I like how all of your possible questions were answered but wished that they had created categories and subcategories so that you could find what you were looking for easier.

  1. Contact Us – Find out who to email with your query or suggestion.
  2. Account Settings – How to change your password and make your email address not public.
  3. Cemeteries – Instructions on how to add a cemetery, download information, make corrections, and more.
  4. Creating Memorials – How to create and set up a memorial for someone.
  5. Editing Memorials – How to make any correction or delete a memorial.
  6. Famous Memorials – Discover how this section is managed and what exactly contributes to the status of being famous.
  7. Favorite Cemeteries – Just what is this section of the site and how to manage it.
  8. Flowers – Discover how you can leave a virtual flower at a memorial.
  9. Membership Help – Find out how to join the site and every sort of question relating to membership.
  10. Photo Requests – How you can request photos for a memorial.
  11. Sponsoring Memorials – Memorials have ads, so to remove these you can sponsor a memorial ($5 USD).
  12. Transcribing Photos – Learn the process of transcribing photos of tombstones.
  13. Transferring Memorials – Transfer a memorial that you are managing to someone else.
  14. Virtual Cemeteries – This is a collection of memorials that you have collected together.
  15. Working with Photos – All your photos queries are answered here.

Who to contact?

It’s great that there are so many questions answered within the Help section of the site. But finding out who to contact for support is not so obvious.

A Contact page would have been better. Although this is a very minor grumble of the site.

There are social media accounts that you can check out and join, such as Facebook and Twitter. From these accounts, you can get regular news on memorials from around the States.


If your answer is answered with the Help section of the site and you feel that a member could help you then you can always check out the Forums. Please note that staff can help you in this section as well.

The Forums are broken down into several categories and subcategories, which helps you find where you need to go quickly.

To access the Forums, you will need to register your details. There is no free access to guests.

  • Find A Grave Q&A – Get support on how to do anything on the site, or report an issue.
  • Corrections, Challenges, and Statistics – Find out what has been corrected on the site, questions from members, and site statistics.
  • Social Discussion – Discuss any recent news concerning anyone who has recently passed away.
  • Military Discussion – Discussion relating to anything concerning war.
  • Cemetery and Research – Learn how to preserve cemeteries and how to research cemetery records.
  • Classic Find A Grave Archives – The classic section of the Forums.

Video Tutorials

A link is provided at the bottom of your screen where you can currently access 29 video tutorials.

These short and simple how-to guides show you the process of managing your account and updating memorials on the site.

Send Feedback

Right next to the Tutorials link is the option to Send Feedback. This is a great way for you to get involved and to improve the site. So, I quite like that this option is very visible to the user.

Pros & Cons


✔ 75 million + photos
✔ 170 Million + burial records
✔ Continually adding new and updated content
✔ Free to use
✔ Mobile App to take research on the go
✔ Plenty of help and support


❌ Added cost to sponsor a memorial to remove ads from memorials
❌ May find mistakes with information, (possibly due to over-zealousness of users)
❌ New look site may not please everyone

Other People’s Find A Grave Reviews

By now you are probably thinking about how great the Find A Grave website is and how it can help you with your genealogy research.

Rather than give you a one-sided view I want to highlight some reviews from people who have used the site. You can personally check out these user reviews by clicking on the following link.


Don’t like the new-look site!

Most complaints that I have seen regarding this site are that many do not like the recent update. On checking the old site, (link provided on Find A Grave), the home page is very cluttered.

In my opinion, the updated site makes your job of navigating and finding what you are looking for much easier. But it seems to be the case of being comfortable with the old design for so long.

There is though the point that the new site does load slower than the original and there are more processes involved with the new setup.

Do not like advertisements/pop-ups on the site!

There are plenty of ads and pop-ups on the site which I can see how they are annoying. However, the site does need to keep running, (for the sake of genealogists), and revenue like this does work for them.

Several users feel though that some ads featuring on the site are inappropriate.

You can pay $5 to remove ads but this is for only one memorial. With many for you to research this cost can surely add up fast.

Complaints against unwanted photos taken of tombstones!

There have been complaints by relatives of the deceased who do not wish a tombstone to be photographed and to appear online.

I can agree with this complaint. Whether the volunteer who is taking the photos feels that they should document everything within a cemetery I do not know.

I do feel though that only tombstones that have been requested to be photographed to be put online.

Unfortunately, that still does not rule out someone objects to a certain uploaded memorial. This seems to be a gray area indeed.

Deleting memorials without warning!

There have been several complaints where people’s hard work of research and uploading have been deleted from the site.

If there is duplicated content then it will be removed. However, it seems that there is some rivalry between people who challenge themselves to photograph every single memorial in a cemetery.

This practice is not very healthy and should not be encouraged within the hobby of genealogy.

Do I Recommend Find A Grave?

There is certainly a lot of benefits that can be gained from using this site. Two immediately come to mind.

Firstly, not only do you get valuable information regarding your ancestors that you can put into your family tree but you could break down a brick wall in your research with what you find.

This site though is hit-and-miss as it is not certain that you will indeed find your ancestor. But you do not know until you look.

And secondly, it is a free site after all, so what do you have to lose.

Also, on top of this new information is being added all the time so if you do not find what you are looking for now then you can always try again at a later date.

There are several negatives with this site, (which I have covered in the previous section), and if you are prepared to ‘overlook’ them then this site does have the potential to be of use.

Do I recommend Find A Grave?

Yes, I do recommend Find A Grave but do not be despaired if you do not find what you are looking for.

You could though try searching Ancestry which is the world’s most popular genealogy search website. So, there is a greater chance of discovering your ancestors with this main competitor.

If you decide to check out this genealogy site then please come back and let me know what you think of it. I would love to hear how it is working for you.

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  1. Mine is a love and hate relationship with Find-A-Grave… I love the ease of it, but hate the memorial managers who do it not only for the numbers, but also those who use it to fulfill very obvious personal “control issues” by literally “gatekeeping” memorials, which they should not be allowed to control!
    I’ve actually had to request Find-A-Grave to help get my grandparents’ memorials out of the control of one of these gatekeepers, after he snooped through my family memorials and read that my grandmother was remarried… Therefore, this gatekeeper, statistics hog, decided that he was not going to transfer my grandfather’s memorial to me, because in “his opinion,” the grandfather who I grew up with and loved, who was now resting next to my grandmother, was not my “biological” grandfather, and therefore he was not required to transfer to me!
    UNBELIEVABLE! Yet there are hundreds of these managers on Find-A-Grave!
    With my grandparents, Find-A-Grave transferred the memorials to me manually, but families should not have to deal with these type of people, who only see your loved ones as a statistic, and even worse, don’t care about the integrity of the information in their memorials!
    What might be even worse, is those managers who go and photograph whole cemeteries where the monuments are in a foreign language, then instead of letting someone who is fluent in tbat language “transcribe” the inscription, these people literally “butcher” or use Google translate, and add memorials that are unsearchable! Then when you add the person correctly, they go and change theirs and request yours to be merged into theirs, so when you return to “your family member’s” memorial, it is gone!
    My latest experience is with a blogger who after I was adding memorials from the actual cemetery burial list, taking care to verify name spelling, etc. because records, just as the monuments, are written in a Cyrillic foreign language. This blogger, after telling me how she only knows a little bit of Russian, went and photographed some 2000 monuments and then added them using Google, which literally Russified all the names, and are not accurate to records! She then goes on her blog which is filled with also other work she claims as her own, and brags about how she did all this work! Yet she had no idea that this cemetery even existed “down the street from her” until I requested a photo of one of the memorials that I added, but couldn’t drive out to take the photo myself! V. M. is a prime example of what “volunteerism” is NOT!
    I don’t look at my stats, I don’t tell people that I volunteer for Find-A-Grave, etc. I do it to help the community!…but most of all, I research and add information using Genealogical Proof Standards (GPS), which is something that Find-A-Grave “recommends” but will never enforce, because that would eliminate their collection of statistic craving memorial managers, which would jeopardize Find-A-Grave’s claim as the largest!
    I’ve now started working more and more on Billion Graves, as they at least stand behind the integrity of the monument photo via GPS location by required use of their mobile app.

    1. Thanks for your feedback Rodyna.

      I have heard all too often about these control freaks. I seriously do not get it. It’s like an addiction.

      I have learned so much about genealogy, all the ins and outs. And that is why I wanted to create this blog so that I can help others. These people don’t seem to want to do that.

      At least Billion Graves takes this more seriously, and should be the only place for people to find their ancestors’ graves.

      1. I agree with the majority of FAG faults, and am currently having difficulty getting their support to reapond and help transfer family memorials from those “managers” (some of whom obviously play the numbers game). But I disagree with Billion Graves being so much better. I found a cousin there but cannot and will not use the link to info in my online tree, as they have an “implied” spouse and attached details. He is simply buried next to this individual in a cemetery for a state home.

  2. The version of Find a Grave that always appears when I login is the German language version. Apparently the same underlying data, but translated into German. I use Google translation to automatically translate everything back to English. But now the damned thing is translating names of individuals in the memorials. One relative with the surname “Nebel” comes up in the translation as “Fog” and occasionally the original “Nebel” becomes “Mist.” This operation is becoming so poor quality that I am not sure it is worth using.

  3. Find a Grave deleted a memorial in which I created for my first cousin in January 2021. When I wrote they gave me the corporate explanation. I don’t mind the merging however, the one that is posted now does not reflect the cause of death. I know the cause of death as I am related to the person. AND I WAS STILL THE FIRST PERSON TO POST THE MEMORIAL.
    The next communication FAG gave me was that I did not post the location of the burial location and went in and changed it later. That was a mistake on my part and I caught it and corrected it. Thus the person who created the memorial in February from the newspaper kept the memorial.
    I will not use FAG to add bios and other information. I find that FAG is a waste of time as they go in arbitrarily delete research that I have spent time researching. When I am related to the person, they still delete my memorial. The other person is not related in any way. FAMILY SHOULD HAVE PRIORITY OVER THE DELETIONS.
    Furthermore, so many people play the numbers game and what to have as many memorials as they can have. I have seen one who has over 10,000 memorials and when he/she reached the 10,000 mark they put a post in there claiming how many memorials they have.
    I refuse to play the numbers game as I am only interested in family — not everyone who has an obituary in the newspaper or any other location. 100s of carefully researched memorials and images are removed without contacting the person and explaining why FAG deleted the memorial. IT IS OBVIOUS THE OTHER INDIVIDUAL DID NOT LOOK ON THE FAG TO SEE IF THERE WAS A MEMORIAL ALREADY OUT THERE. FIND A GRAVE communication is abysmal. INPUT TO THIS SITE WITH EXTREME CAUTION AS YOU ARE AT THE ARBITRARY MERCY OF STAFF AT FAG.
    After this experience I will no longer add a bio to any FAG memorials that are out there. Nor will I link families. Why bother because FAG will delete it when they please.

    1. Thank you Margaret for your feedback about FAG. I’m sorry to hear about your recent experience with this site.

      Firstly, I feel that if FAG were to check if people are related to the memorials that are listed on the site then this may incur a fee. Obviously checking whether someone is related will require research work on their part.

      Secondly, I have seen other comments from people regarding the Numbers game. Seems like for some people it is a race for them to gather as many memorials as they can. With this approach though information about a memorial may suffer.

      There needs to be checks where a photograph is supplied and the transcription entered is checked against that.

      Thank you again Margaret for your feedback. I hope people will take this feedback into account when utizing this site.

  4. Find a Grave deleted my account without explanation despite my sending numerous emails asking why. 100s of carefully researched memorials and images removed. Their communication is abysmal. Input to this site with extreme caution.

  5. Owain,
    Overall your review of Find A Grave is accurate and beneficial. However, there are a couple of items that indicate a lack of understanding.
    First is your opinion that “only tombstones that have been requested to be photographed to be put online.” Those who photograph every marker in a cemetery are creating a free online catalog of the entire cemetery, not just “requested” graves. If I travel 60 miles one way to a cemetery that contains only 100 graves, why would I only photograph and upload the few that were requested instead of all of them? If I did as you say and only add the requested photos, what about when another request is made for that cemetery? It sounds like you want me to travel that same 120 miles for a single photograph. And again in 6 months when another request is made.
    Second, “This practice is not very healthy and should not be encouraged within the hobby of genealogy.” That is forgetting that Find A Grave isn’t just for genealogy. It appeals to local historians, royalty watchers, movie and television fans, taphophiles, folk art enthusiasts (i.e. homemade tombstones), military historians and MORE. Although my primary interest is genealogy, why would having MORE information made freely available to everyone be discouraged?

    1. Hi Jane,

      Thank you for your feedback regarding Find A Grave. Yes you are right with regards to requests and taking photos of the graves.

      It does make sense what you are saying. I was just basing my opinion on what I found out about this service.

      I will have to go back and alter this post with this new information.

      Also, you are right that this site can interest people other than the family historian.

      As for the “not very healthy” comment I made I was referring to the people who take up te challenge to photograph every grave of every cemetery within their locality.

      Obviously this is my own opinion, but I only feel it is right to let other people do their bit and help.

  6. I have actually been harassed and then sent very nasty and disturbing emails on my personal email account as well as the F.A.G messenger by one of their members, Bluejayln. She is a 3rd cousin twice removed. So, legally this woman is not related to me. Yet, She claims to know more about my immediate family than I do. If she request something of You and you refuse, the nastinessbegins with her. And What She Does Post on my great grandparents memorial and a great uncle (which I knew all these people personally and spent a lot of time with them) is untrue as she does not do her research. And heaven forbid you attempt to for re t her because she then attempts to turn your words around to suit her and play the victim. IT she basically lies. If the doc she finds has a Kidd connected to it and it is close to the name she is looking for, She takes it as a fact and that it is the person she is looking for. We all know professional ancestry research is not conducted in this manner. I have complained and complained to Find A Grave about this person and they have done absolutely norhing. The harassment has become so bad that I had to hire an attorney in California where she lives to threaten a law suit and I had to change my email address. This isn’t even to mention another but (Mary E.P) who claims that her grandmother lived behind my grandfather in London Kentucky. Then, She goes on the post to the photos I posted of close immediate family and copies them. Then files a complaint with Find A Grave that I stole her photos. Funny thing is that no one in my family has heard of this woman or her grandmother. And I spent a great deal of time at my grandfather’s home during my life. I know him well enough to know that IF there was a relative living behind him (he lived in the country) he certainly would have said something to the family. THIS WHOLE WEBSITE IS HORRIBLE!! I can not stress that enough. I even had a cousin go on the website and she has experienced the same treatment and from the same Bluejayln aka Roni McFadden

    1. I am sorry to hear this Ernest. This is a terrible shame that this has happened to you and your family. This website is supposed to help people with their family history research and not this. I can’t believe that there are people out there who do this. I wonder what their goal even is.

  7. Find A Grave 2018 Forced Correction
    Henry King Odom – 37455725
    In 2009 Cecelia Stewart (#47117292) created a Find A Grave Memorial (#37455725) for a person titled Henry King Odom. It ran for 9 years with the incorrect data.
    When confronted with the true facts Cecelia Stewart did not / would not willingly make the corrections to the Henry King Odom biography.
    In January 2018 Cecelia Stewart was made to remove her incorrect version of Henry King Odom biography in the recorded Henry King Odom’s Find A Grave Memorial. Cecelia Stewart was at the same time made to use as the replacement of the factual true biography written by Henry King Odom’s grt-granddaughter . This was 9 years after Cecelia created the incorrect data but not before Family (ChristineHB7 – 2015) along with 30 Odom Family Trees had put Cecelia Stewart’s incorrect data into their ancestry tree. Fact: Tristram Odom was Henry King Odom’s UNCLE. This data in this new biography profile is an accurate & factual account of the son of James W. Odom, Jr. and Rebecca Odom. …By Nancy Craig Solt

  8. This was SOOO awesome! I found my grandmother’s grave that I’ve been searching for. I actually went to the cemetery several years ago on a photography tour and I tried to find her grave then, but it was like looking for a needle in a haystack. This found the grave AND showed a picture of the plot and tombstone! It also found in the ‘family members’ section, my grandfather’s grave and I had NO IDEA where he was buried!

    This is just amazing – seriously!

    1. You’re welcome.

      May I suggest when visiting a cemetery to not only take a picture of the grave but surrounding pictures as well. These further pictures will help you to locate the grave you’re looking for much easier. A map of the cemetery would also be of help.

      Please check out my How To Find A Cemetery Grave post for more information.

  9. This is very interesting as I have not heard of this site before. My wife and I have been thinking about doing a DNA test to find out more about our heritage and then family history. I have actually been using a family history app that seems to do a pretty good job. Thanks for posting as I may check out this site more – Curtis.

  10. Find A Grave sounds very interesting. I haven’t been too active with my genealogy until recently when my friend suggested I check out a genealogy site to see who I am related to within the group we were in. It was very interesting!

    1. Thanks for the comment Melinda. It is surprising what we can find out about our ancestors online. And this website is just one resource that we can tap into to get the help we need.

      It’s great that it’s FREE but whether you will find what you’re looking for is a bit hit and miss. It’s definitely worth apchecking out though.

  11. Mary McLoughlin

    Hi Owain
    I have to agree I think the Find a Grave website is fantastic. During my research I have found extended families that I otherwise would not have known about. In some cases it refers to details on death certs and I am so grateful to its contributors. Sometimes you can be so lucky and come across a wealth of information on this site – not just birth and death dates. It has helped me greatly in my research and one should definitely consult it for information on their ancestry. Just love it.

    1. Hi Mary,

      When it comes to genealogy there’s so many resources out there that can help us to break down brick wallls and assist us in expanding on our family tree.

      It’s great to see that this website has had a positive impact for you on your genealogy research.

      Thanks for commenting,

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