The old format allowed you to print all the names in a cemetery.All you had to do was "turn the page" at the top of the page (ie. the first page printed names 1-20, the second page printed 21-40 and so on until all the names were printed.) This was a bit of a hassle,...
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#1189554 Review #1189554 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Find A Grave Website
Reason of review
Bad quality
1.0
Details
I have been transcribing and photographing graves for Find-A-Grave for 15 years.Now that Ancestry has taken it away, it's no longer the user friendly, enjoyable contributing website that it has always been. I am highly upset about this. The Ancestry format is no longer...
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Anonymous
#1729646

It's gone down hill, definitely

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#1178262 Review #1178262 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Find A Grave Website
Reason of review
Bad quality
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution
3.4
Details
Findagrave The New Findagrave is a Software Engineers Dream of Improvement, but to me is a Nightmare.It is a jumble of pages, advertisements and confusion. While everything is there it is very hard to follow and lacks any Beauty. The Old Findagrave was a Mona Lisa....
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Anonymous
#1658862

This change. Either move on or complain endlessly. Your choice.

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#1176885 Review #1176885 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Dallas, Texas
Product
Find A Grave Website
Reason of review
Bad quality

Find A Grave - Too many advertisements

The new Find A Grace website is the worst! The information is not all on one page now and as I attempted to add a new memorial I found it to be very stressful! All the advertisement popping up and taking the memorial page I had been working on completely away I had to keep starting over several times until I was able to complete the memorial addition. I won’t be adding anything else in the future if it’s going to continue being such a complicated process!
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#1176411 Review #1176411 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Find A Grave Website
Reason of review
Bad quality

Find A Grave - Loss of a old friend

1.0
Details
Been spending some time on the "old" Findagrave while it is still here. So disappointed with the "new and improved" version. The classic, special, community feel is completely gone replaced with a site that looks like every other site. It reminds me of when they changed yahoogroups years ago. It was so popular and the new format drove most members away until it is a shell of what it was. So disappointed to see this change again here. Many of us have spent a lot of our time working on Findagrave over the years. I hope it doesn't go the way of yahoogroups and lose it's appeal. The new version just looks like the "other" grave website. Very sad that ancestry is going to destroy this community website :(
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Anonymous
#1424176

The new version seems to be run by the crazy cat people!

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#1173285 Review #1173285 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Find A Grave Website
Reason of review
Changing the format
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution
1.0
Details
Every time I try to go to Find a Grave using my cellphone I get either get a pop up telling me that I won a prize or that my phone has a virus. This happens on no site but find a grave. The new site is terrible. I have used my cellphone to contribute nearly 9,000...
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Anonymous
#1421271

I agree. Why in the world they want to ruin a good thing is beyond me.

I had heard they could have easily fixed some formatting issues to work on a phone without completely changing the feel of the site and creating new problems. Ugh!

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#1172821 Review #1172821 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Find A Grave Website
Reason of review
Order processing issue

Find A Grave - Screwed up!!!!!!!!!!!

1.0
Details
Would not accept my email address and password which I have had since 2012. It then asked to reset my password. I entered my email address that I know is correct and it say that they have no record of that email address so they cannot send info about resetting my password. I noticed when I first went on the site and placed information in the search boxes and clicked enter I was sent to Ancestry.com page. Apparently Find-A-Grave has been purchased by the money mongrels at Ancestry. After a number of years at $300.00 per year to join Ancestry I decided that the few things I have left to learn is not worth the price, and FAG put the last nail in the coffin. These genealogy companies have savaged human history for their own personal fortunes. GOD bless their after life.
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Anonymous
#1458772

Ancestry bought Find A Grave in 2013. Now they are making a mess of it they didn't learn anything from the rollout of new Ancestry a couple of years ago.

They did the same thing and refused to put back links instead of drop down menus and made it so it took 3-4 steps minimum to put up a photo.When they took away the old Ancestry, there was a mass exodus of long time high paying customers and within a month those links were back and photos were back to add and done, along with other items that were put back. Now they are doing the same thing to FaG. It looks like some child making their first attempt at a web page. No organization, frames etc, just a page with information spread out over multiple pages and with awful font.They said the old site was built on a data base that was dying, well you could still build the new site to look like the old one, nice neat and organized.

They could still put up ads but it is ridiculous the number that load, even with Adblocker some still load and even when there was only one it took forever.

They are doing a terrible job with writing script etc.These are supposed to be memorials to the dead, not a ad site. I know you need to make money but this is over the top.

Casidy
#1433644

Just like Ancestry destroyed Rootsweb.

Anonymous
#1421272

I agree. I knew the second Ancestry bought the out things would change at some point.

And why in the world does ancestry have to own EVERY genealogy site out there? Greed.

The very reason I put all my info on Findagrave is that it was free to all. I wonder how much longer that will be true?

Anonymous
#1425430
@PissedConsumer1421272

Bev,

I agree! I detest how the money hungry Ancestry site has monopolized every free family type search site there is.

No more free genealogical sites to be had! How and why was this ever allowed.

When the Internet came out- so many enjoyed using it for research purposes.

Finding historical family ties and their past history should always have been free for users to pursuit this enriching family information!

As I posted earlier to the OP, remember how Web Root and other like sites were 100% free, no strings attached, nor registration required.

What a shame that Ancestry has gotten such a foothold for all of these type of sites and ruined them.

Anonymous
#1458774
@PissedConsumer1425430

I don't mind having to pay, it costs money for them to obtain and scan etc. all of the sources they provide and add new ones every day.

I do have a problem when you take a working site and turn it into an ugly, hard to use site that looks like a child's first attempt.Ancestry is owned by a multi-national conglomerate which has their fingers in anything and everything and it is all about money to them, including eating up all free sites in the process, that I have a problem with.

I really wish that way back, someone with a lot of money and interest in genealogy would have purchased it before it go so big and expensive. It is like the difference between a local store and a large chain, the local is more oriented to the area with their offerings, chains are put the same thing in every store with few exceptions.

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#1170552 Review #1170552 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Find A Grave Website
Cons
  • Not being able to access the information that i know is there
1.0
Details
Why in the world did Find a Grave change the layout so drastically?? It's really a mess!! The old version made it easy to review all the memorial info without searching all over the place. It's awful! Change it back, please!! Now I'm p---ed off that I have...
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Zia
#1721015

I NEED TO ADD OBITS TO FIND A GRAVE AS IN THE OLD VERSION. CAN'T FIND A WAY TO DO THIS LIKE I USE TO.

WHAT IS WRONG.

PLEASE HELP AND GO BACK TO THE OLD VERSION. THANK YOU..GEORGIANNA FAYO

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#1169712 Review #1169712 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Find A Grave Website
Reason of review
poor website changes
Preferred solution
Leave the website as it was.

Find A Grave - New website is detrimental to findagrave members

FindaGrave established a new website. So, I went to my member website and checked out VIRTUAL CEMETERIES which is an option on my member page. I discovered MANY CEMETERIES ON MY LIST had the exact same name AND MEMORIAL of my sister's gravesite in Hodgdon, Maine. My sister's MEMORIAL was listed under various other cemeteries. I panicked and deleted many causing a disaster with hours and days of my work establishing Memorials for several of my relatives. I THOUGHT .....My personal membership page was to help me...I thought. Yet, the menu given by FindaGrave led me to believe otherwise. WHY DIDN'T THEY SAY TRUE CEMETERIES RATHER THAN TELL MEMBERS "VIRTUAL CEMETERIES"???? A SITE THEY CREATED THAT WOULD HARM MEMBERS OF DECEASED RELATIVES??? Now, I must go over numerous Memorials that have been deleted because I was misled by the menu title of "VIRTUAL CEMETERIES" FindaGrave, please find all the deletes I put on Virtual Cemeteries, a site that you created and now you have a new website that all members need to heed. Where do we find our member page without clicking on the OLD website? So much was lost and it was so simple. pamowins@***.com Membership #4771**** First, where is memorial # 3778**** in Castle Hill Cemetery in Castle Hill, Maine, Aroostook County??? one of many now lost!! pamowins@***.com member #4771**** AND HOW DO WE GET TO OUR MEMBERSHIP SITE...AFTER YOU CHANGE TO THE NEW SITE ONLY??? OH, ARE WE PAID CUSTOMERS NOW....NOT MEMBERS?
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Anonymous
#1517094

I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD BYPASS THE NEW VERSION OF FIND A GRAVE.THE NEW VERSION IS HORRIBLE. PEOPLE SIT IN THEIR DAMN OFFICE AND MAKE THESE DAMN RULES .

THEY DO NOT CARE WHAT PEOPLE THINK. I HOPE THEY SHUT DOWN THE NEW VERSION

Anonymous
#1458780

I hate the new site too, it looks like a young child's first attempt at a website.In the top right corner is your user name. Click on the drop down menu and click profile.I guess they decided drop down menus you have to go through several time to find what you want saved room for more ads.

They should have just built the old website on the new database, since they said the database on the old site was no longer maintainable, like windows XP is to Win 10, but they didn't have to change the whole thing and make it so hard to use and so ugly and hard to read.Virtual Cemeteries are for you to group your family in one place instead of having to search the whole site every time. They have been on the old site for years.

Anonymous
#1441558

Geez...grow up. Calm down.

This is not a life changing thing. Spend some time learning the new site and how it works. Everything from the old site is on the new site, you just have to learn to use it. Duplicate entries aren't allowed anyway.

Send an email to edit @ find a grave dot com and ask for help with errors. Will take a few months but that's ok.

Anonymous
#1458786
@PissedConsumer1441558

It looks like a child built it, everything is spread out and the fonts are terrible. They could have rebuilt the old site on a new database.

Family Tree Maker did a survey and only 9% of users like the new site. Your condescending comments do nothing to help anyone.They learned nothing from when they made the new Ancestry and made everything more difficult. When they took away the old Ancestry and there was a mass exodus of people who had been on the site for 20 years or more that pay for expensive memberships, that they put a lot of the things back that we complained about overnight. One day they weren't there the next they were.

This included putting back the the way photos are added to Ancestry. They had it so it took 3-4 or more steps to just add a photo, they changed that at the same time.Since Find A Grave is free, at least for the moment, they will just lose ad views not fees.

Anonymous
#1418919

It's right where you left it: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3778****?search=true#

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#1169677 Review #1169677 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Find A Grave Website
Reason of review
Bad quality
1.0
Details
Findagrave used to be a fascinating site that was home grown by an individual who had a great idea, and was followed and supported by a loyal community of like-minded persons who enjoyed the biographies and grave information.It now lacks the interesting info and homey...
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Anonymous
#1417437

The old website is so much nicer and easier for us visually. I hope they change their minds and remain with the old website. Who cares about the so called and laughable new technology.

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#1166590 Review #1166590 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Berry Hill, Tennessee
Product
Find A Grave Website
Reason of review
Change of website format
1.0
Details
But I put in there names and find a grave into the google search engine and was able to access the pages. I tried the names of previous relatives whose memorials I had previously found on this site and told there were no matches every time. What's the point of a new...
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Anonymous
#1416650

There's no way to check what happened without the memorial number(s) or the names. You might have spelled the name differently, or left a location you didn't mean to leave in one of the search boxes.

A few things could have led to the result you experienced, including the occasional search failure. I was expecting to read that the creator had been banned and the memorials reassigned, or some sort of low-down trickery of the kind they're infamous for.

Some of the things people have suffered are extensively detailed here, but a lack of search results hardly raises an eyebrow, I'm afraid. These kinds of things tend to self correct after a while.

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#1165969 Review #1165969 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Find A Grave Website
Reason of review
poor website
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution
I've been fascinated with the celebrity find a grave site since it started when the Internet was still fairly new. In fact I gained an appreciation for much of classic cinema this way. But the new site/format . . . If something ain't broke, don't fix it! They're not...
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#1164036 Review #1164036 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Find A Grave Website
Reason of review
Bad quality

Find A Grave - Terrible

Just started using in November and found graves of family members. Today trying to search cohld not find any that I found before or new ones I looked up. Not to mention the constant pop ups. Im regret recommending this site.
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#1163814 Review #1163814 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Find A Grave Website
Reason of review
Bad quality

Find A Grave - There is no reason period

There is no reason why the programmers cannot write the program to mimic the old version with new add ons that can transition smoothly - they just don’t want to - most likely a snot nose young collage grad that thinks he knows better than the rest and just wants it his way because he has a degree and wants bragging rights - I have been dealing with these type of programmers for years at my job and I continue to prove them wrong - it’s a shame I’m unable to prove these guys wrong because they hide behind the keyboard and refuse to agree and censor the publics comments - they already made up their mind no matter what your feedback is they don’t care it’s called humoring you - there’s nothing we can do to change it that’s why my service will most likely fade to the shadows and my helping people like I did will not be there - they have every intention of charging us in the future - it’s all about the money there’re just greedy. Sad so so sad - it was wonderful while it lasted.
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Anonymous
#1412800

Oh good grief...such unnecessary drama over a website revamp.

Anonymous
#1413269
@PissedConsumer1412800

Renovate, redecorate, refurbish, recondition, rehabilitate, overhaul, but please go back to the old program. It was decent!

Anonymous
#1411364

I agree with you. Perhaps the new program was written by a senile old man or woman. At this point it is one big mess!

Anonymous
#1416588
@PissedConsumer1411364

It would be nice it they would fix their massive mess. I would also like to see some of the nut cases on there disappear as well.

Anonymous
#1417025
@PissedConsumer1416588

I agree, -----there are some snoops and trackers there who keep tabs on our every move, contributions and flower habits which is down right annoying ! None of their business. They are not there for the right reason and rarely contribute anything!

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#1157257 Review #1157257 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Find A Grave Website
Reason of review
Bad quality
1.0
Details
Find a grave apparently wants to go out of business? Why would they do this? This was a fantastic site and resource for people to use, to add to, to help others out, and now it's been ruined. I'll no longer go to find a grave. It's not user friendly and I have no idea...
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#1156936 Review #1156936 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Find A Grave Website
Cons
  • New website design
Reason of review
Website ruined