Find A Grave - Don't like new site

Loved the old site. Do not love or even like the new site. I especially do not like being forced to use the new site. It makes the experience even more distasteful. If you have something that works and people enjoy using it, why oh why mess it up. It is no longer easy to use, easy to get the information you want, but is just not user friendly. Why is it that people always have to change something to what they feel is better. I would wager that these people who changed it never have used it for research. The old site was arranged much more efficient and at a glance a person could extract the data they were looking for or determine if the deceased was the person in question. Now it takes much more time to glean any information. Please let us at least have the choice of using the old site.
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Anonymous
#1558198

The old FAG is permanently dead

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#1265683 Review #1265683 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Find A Grave Website
Reason of review
Bad quality

Find A Grave - PRINTING RECORD COPIES

I've managed/contributed to Finda Grave for a number of years and retained copies of all memorials. The "NEW" Finda Grave format is not professional in appearance and improvements are required. I'm sure you've had many complaints about the new format and hopefully action will be taken to make improvements. Please try and keep the format similar to the old version. I could write one hundred words so my comments would be accepted, but there is no need to continue writing more words, your New version sucks. BAD PRODUCT, BAD PRODUCT, BAD PRODUCT,{{Redacted}} Frank Drenik
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#1249629 Review #1249629 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Find A Grave Website
Reason of review
Please read the comments I sumitted, The value of my is not money, but loss of a good product.

Find A Grave - Review in Media category

The new find a grave is shit..you had it right the first time....what {{Redacted}} came up with this ***
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#1247164 Review #1247164 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Find A Grave Website
Reason of review
Bad quality

Find A Grave - \\I think Find-a-grave is great

Find a grave has been a great resource to share family history and genealogy. I have a great time with it and it has been a fabulous resource. {{Redacted}}
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#1245766 Review #1245766 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Find A Grave Website
Reason of review
Good quality

Find A Grave - Greatly dislike the new format.

I want to first say that the existence in ANY form of the Findagrave.com site is appreciated as is the time and effort contributed by mostly volunteers. It's been a blessing in more ways than one in locating family, friends and even historical information (timelines etc.) Unfortunately the newest incarnation of Find A Grave hasn't been visited by me due to the work it takes to navigate it compared to the original site created. To put it plainly, I sincerely dislike the new web page - very much." I miss visiting but I don' like the layout. It's hard to see, it's hard to read, it's attempt at modernization (I guess?) has ruined the "welcoming" of it. Anyway, I had no idea visitors could still access the original site and so I WILL be visiting there until it's shutdown.
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Anonymous
#1474642

I HATE the new format alsoSeems most do but it lingers on

Anonymous
#1481870
@PissedConsumer1474642

Totally agree with you. The new site is awful !!!

Anonymous
#1470546

I don’t like the new site. I would like to keep the old site.

Thank you. MayoLady

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#1240795 Review #1240795 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Find A Grave Website
Reason of review
Bad quality

Find A Grave - Keep getting pop ups to spin for prize & can’t exit. Yikes

Since launch of new site I keep getting popups to spin for prize & can’t exit! I’ll stop using this site entirely
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#1240426 Review #1240426 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Find A Grave Website
Reason of review
Bad quality

Find A Grave - Limited in comments

Are we now limited to what we can write when we leave a flower ?., I also do not like this new format.
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Anonymous
#1477002

The flower makers make seductive ladies (WINKING & BLINKING). Some have nothing to do with the deceased!

It is one big ignorant game to see which 15 losers who flower each day, and which of these 15 losers can get the most flowers for their greedy selfies.

It is not about the the dead it is about the living with this group of ding *** flower power! .

Anonymous
#1485060
@PissedConsumer1477002

Your talkin about the silly drama group! You need to feel sorry for them because that is exactly what they want you to do.

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#1223852 Review #1223852 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Find A Grave Website
Reason of review
Poor customer service
I am horrified that Find A Grave allows people that are not family to enter memorials within the first year of their death. I should not have to BEG to get my grandson’s memorial, the person should be banned or put on probation for this sick violation. Then stealing my...
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Anonymous
#1551698

First, my condolences on your loss. Second, were you a member of Find A Grave before the stillbirth? If so, you should have known there is no waiting period to add memorials for the recently deceased.

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#1220959 Review #1220959 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Find A Grave Website
1.9
Details
I prefer the old format but with new connect to Ancestry.com buttons. The new site is awful and there is no feel of a memorial.
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6 comments
Anonymous
#1493652

New site is AWFUL. Cannot navigate it at all.

Old site was a thousand times better. Will no longer waste my time with it.

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#1211092 Review #1211092 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Find A Grave Website
Reason of review
Bad quality

Find A Grave - It sucks

1.0
Details
The new version sucks bring back the old
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#1210311 Review #1210311 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Find A Grave Website
Reason of review
Bad quality

Don't like the new find a grave

To hard to navigate . Go back to the old one much better may not be fancy but so easy to use . Lots of times went to a grave site and it has the name of the person and when I get there someone else's grave comes up. It sucks big time. Don't know if I will stay member or not. If it doesn't get any better I will stop and delete every thing I have on find a grave. Hard to use the new one with ancestry switching back and forth. In other wards right now your site sucks , In other wards I hate what you have done. as far as I am concerned it nothing but a mess. Just keep the old site also .
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Anonymous
#1458744

Why couldn't they just set up the new site like the old one where everything is in a neat frame and there are direct links to everything? It looks like a child making their first page built it.

Then you can make improvements like the ability to add more photos etc., that is one of the few new useful features.It is spread out all over the page and you spend all of your time scrolling around to get all of it, and the fonts are awful. There is a whole host of things to hate and few to like.You would think they would have learned after they rebuilt Ancestry and people dropped their memberships before they finally replaced a lot of the things they had taken away.

One example, before they changed it back it took 3 or 4 steps just to add a photo to your page, instead of the add and done that they put back. It only took about a month of losing people to put stuff back, thankfully just before my year expired, otherwise I would not have stayed.

Anonymous
#1446434

Agreed. The old format was easier to navigate. Not happy.

Anonymous
#1444630

I agree! The old site is better!Who should be pleased by this site?

Well, of course it should be those who use it !

The public is what is important to this website, and not the ones who composed it and put up! Do what is right guys and try and please the contributors and not your computer chips!

Anonymous
#1446816
@PissedConsumer1444630

New site is like a new pair of shoes and creates blisters, warts, bunions and whatnot!

Anonymous
#1452064
@PissedConsumer1446816

The old site is so much better than the new and much easier to find names. New site is widespread and all over the place.

Please keep the old site and dump the new. The only good thing about the new site is that we can leave a message for someone with out Tom, *** and Harriet reading it.

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#1207889 Review #1207889 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Find A Grave Website
Reason of review
Bad quality

Find A Grave Down for 3 Days

I have never had difficulty getting onto the site until the last 3 days. I assumed some kind of maintenance was being performed. I do not know who to call or email.
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#1200391 Review #1200391 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Find A Grave Website
Reason of review
Bad quality

Find A Grave - Free Site is a wonderful way to celebrate the lives lost and connect families

5.0
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Although as with anything there is always room for improvements but I am not here to critique FREE access to the website just wanted to say that I am pleased to have findagrave as part of my genealogy quest to reconnect to my roots , It has proven to be an invaluable tool in locating the graves of ancestors all over the map which without the site and wonderful volunteers would have been impossible for me to have ever visited. So this is a perfect alternative to pay respects to lost family and friends without travel planning , costs, hunting each cemetary and burial location down, ect...
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Anonymous
#1437195

Install an ad blocker on your computer. It is free

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#1193045 Review #1193045 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Find A Grave Website
Reason of review
Free use of site that is able to provide a place to celebrate on honor lives of our long lost family and friends , connecting with relatives and many kind volunteers from all over with helping make these connections..

Find A Grave - Now bloated with advertising

1.9
Details
I had been a member for about 7 years and had submitted almost 1,000 memorials. These were mostly close family members who I did not want somebody else to claim, despite my having serious doubts about the integrity of the website. First, it was privately owned, by one individual, not a public trust. Then, not surprisingly, it was sold out for a profit (unreported and unknown) to Ancestry. The promise was made was that it would remain free. Fast forward to a couple years later. It is still "free" as long as the user community continues to contribute hundreds of thousands of hours submitting free content. But they have now re-programmed the site to include exorbitant, outrageous amounts of advertising. It is so bad, the website has become unusable. Bloated and sucks up CPU resources bad it chokes the computer. My contribution was modest compared to some who have uploaded literally hundreds of thousands of gravesites. I will do no more. I home in the future there is an alternative with integrity to the genealogical community.
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Anonymous
#1467089

This comment sounds exactly like what I would write. I likewise had a very uncomfortable feeling about them.

I did figure out that it was privately owned by one individual and was highly vulnerable to being sold to one of the genealogy conglomerates. The one with the biggest pockets won. They would then milk it for all it was worth. I only used it to enter my own close family, likewise, to keep someone else from capturing them.

I now have almost 1,000 memorials as well.I absolutely detest the "new and improved" website. Even without all the bloated advertising, it is extremely hostile to navigate and to work with. The old was clear and easy.

But it apparently could not technically support all the ad bloat.I also continue to be disgusted with the administrators. They continually reject my edits for famous memorials they control, giving an arbitrary, invalid, programmed reason.

Anonymous
#1458750

It is not owned by one person, it is actually owned by Ancesty.com which is owned by a multi-national conglomerate that owns a wide range of businesses, this is just one of them. That is the problem, they know nothing about ancestry and whoever they hired to built the website must be run by someone making their first site, it looks like it anyway. Do they not know what frames are?They need to set it up like the old site which was neat and orderly.

Anonymous
#1467091
@PissedConsumer1458750

It originally was owned by one person who sold it to Ancestry.

Anonymous
#1437767

all the advertising sucks! Everyone liked the old website much better than the new- It was easier to read and more compact on the page, rather than it is now which runs hog wild all other the network! The old cream color was better too !

Anonymous
#1473419
@PissedConsumer1437767

I agree with you. PLUS-The site has become a site for drama! Some of the junk left on the flower messages is absolutely ridiculous!

Anonymous
#1436797

i couldnt agree more, what was once a great personal memorial site for loved ones now has become a profit monster... they turned it into a grave/obit chasing contest where hundreds of thousans of obits are posted to get numbers, the graves are no longer seen as people only as numbers.. its pitiful

Anonymous
#1433972

Here we go again, more complaining about the advertising. Seems like nobody bothers to read the previous 1000 posts on this exact thing.

If a website, any website, allows so much of it that it becomes unbearable, what can you do?

As has been said ad infinitum: get an ad blocker. Costs nothing and you never have to see one again unless you want to.

Anonymous
#1458752
@PissedConsumer1433972

I have Adblocker and there are some ads it can't block and it still eats up resources because the scrips are poorly written and crash a lot of the time. Clicking from Ancestry often brings up the wrong grave page etc.

They didn't learn a thing from when they launched the new Ancestry site a couple of years ago, refusing to put back many of the links on the page and made it a 3-4 step process to put up a photo etc. It wasn't until after you couldn't use the old site anymore and there was a mass exodus of long time high paying customers that they put back the parts that people wanted put back and fixed how photos etc.

are added. Since FaG is free, we have no chance of that happening.

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#1190888 Review #1190888 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Find A Grave Website
Pros
  • Old
  • Old pre-ancestry fag
Cons
  • New and improved website with bloated advertising
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
Loss
$100000
Preferred solution
Go back to old site, remove bloated advertising

Find A Grave - How to contact you

why is there no phone number for find a grave so that we may contact you directly rather than having to slog through many options to get simple information? All I wanted was to suggest that you go back to the old site and leave it alone, but I had to go to a community forum, log in with my email address and password (which I could not remember after more than 5 years!) so I set up a new password (Twice) and then was told that there was no such password when I tried (AGAIN) to log onto the community forum. This is beyond frustrating.
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Anonymous
#1435197

They ruined find a grave! Typical in this day and age

Anonymous
#1433982

You seem to be addressing Find A Grave as if anybody here was part of their admin. This site is called Pissed Consumer, and I feel certain that if they happened across your post, they would tell you there is no affiliation.

Try calling or writing Ancestry, who own Find A Grave.

Maybe they can address your grievance, but you will be wasting your time and money. Apparently they love, love, love their new format and the devil take those of us who do not.

Anonymous
#1458758
@PissedConsumer1433982

Same thing happened when they built the new Ancestry site, then when they took away the old site, there was a mass exodus of some of their long term high paying customers, all at once things we had complained about were put back overnight. Pictures were back to add and done, the new way took 3-4 steps minimum. I guess they didn't learn anything from that debacle, problem is that FaG is free so no fees to lose, just ad viewers.

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#1189556 Review #1189556 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Find A Grave Website
Reason of review
new find a grave site is not good compared to the old site.