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Find A Grave owner Jim Tipton is a thief he creates a website for members to add burial information thus creating so called "memorials" he uses these memorials for ad space and charges members to sponsor these memorials. He makes hundreds of thousands of dollars a year from the deaths of others loved ones and provides no service to the survivors.

He and his administration have a set of so called "faq's" that only apply to a few. Find A Grave members constantly steals obituaries, steals photos and information from newspapers, websites and funeral homes. Information provided by the family to the various media with permission for the information to be used only in those media forms NOT Find A Grave.

Find A Grave is notorious for violating copyrights and allowing its members to violate copyrights. Members are out thousands of dollars from their free work so that Jim Tipton can make a profit.

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Location: San Antonio, Texas

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Are you kin to me?? LOL Same here... My aunt Erma Brooks, still alive and well...




Very well stated


They do steal our memorials. Check "Project mgr", 31000 memorials in 5 years.

Some of my family in WV was taken.

You may want to check your own work. Chances are, you'll find a few of your own memorials missing or deleted.


Just one short visit to the website would have been enough for me to know I don't want any part of it. You should have looked first too.


Find a grave is own by Ancestry.com not Jim. So all money goes to them.


Ancestry just bought Find A Grave a few years ago. Jim owned it for the first 15 years or so.


How do I get in contact with the website finagrave.com? Because the email that they have on their website noreply@***.com does not work.

I tumbled upon their website and it had my grandmother’s information (Norma C. Jewell). I found it disturbing that I found pictures of my grandmother’s gravesite and a picture of her on your website. By people that are not even relatives.

What gives them the right to post her information on your page without the family’s content. How did they get my grandmother’s information? I would like my grandmother’s information and pictures off of their website.

If anyone could help me in contacting the person in charge of this website I would greatly appreciated. You can email me at lisakean.lk@***.com Thank you


Doesn't the "noreply" part of that email give you a hint?


This is Pissed Consumer, not Find a Grave. Do you think the admins are going to come here looking for your comment so they can address your problem?

No. Why don't you go to Findagrave.com and read thru the FAQS and it will tell you exactly how to get a hold of them.NOREPLY@***.com should have been a huge clue that you can't REPLY to that email address, and if I were you, I wouldn't have my email address on a public site like this, lisakean.lk@***.com.


Make sure and get your family's "content" before contacting Findagrave as well. I can't imagine being a Findagrave employee and having to deal with someone like this.


Another example of why find a grave has a F rating with BBB.


BBB is a joke and doesn't mean squat. It's an individual company who attempts to convince people they are legit.


Yes BBB I a joke. Somehow they are getting "paid" under the table, but I haven't figured it out.

Im just happy to know that the internet will eventually make BBB obsolete! YAY!


please note that the f.a.g faq's stands for frequently ask questions and the answers to those questions have been changed 3 times in the last year. people are confusing the abbreviation of frequently ask questions "faq's" as facts and that are far from FACTS!


I have seen actual newspapers obituaries posted on f.a.g., apparently the faq's only apply to some. I believe they call it copyright infringement.

I know because before we had our Mom's obituary printed in the local paper we ask about it being copied without our permission and they said everything printed in the paper is copyrighted that is each specific article is owned by the author such as a personalized obituary such as the one we wrote for mom. It's scandalous for the people sitting home and taking photos and obituaries and posting them on the f.a.g site behind anonymity.


Did you follow up with Findagrave to get the obituary removed? They do respond to legitimate copyright claims. Just had one done t last week.


F.A.G.'s FAQ's states no copying of copyrighted material and not to post anything you did not personally write or photograph and do not have permission from the composer or owner....yet the site is full of scanned obituaries, copied obituaries and photos. Call any newspaper and they will tell you that obituaries, photos etc..

are all copyrighted. Funeral homes will also tell you that unless you are the one that provided the photo and information. F.A.G. is full of thieves and vultures.

Family pays to have their loved ones obituary and photo in the newspaper, the family pay to have their loved ones photo and bio placed on funeral home websites. Family pays for the grave plot, family pays for the monument...NOT THE F.A.G.ITS ON F.A.G.!


oops sorry my parents are siblings and my ignorance shows its ugly head along with mine on these sites :x



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