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Incorrect name

4.0
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My Father Wilfred Edwin Kaney name not Erwin
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#2288971 Review #2288971 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Rancho Cordova, California

I just signed up using e-mail - mllmclellan@***.com

4.0
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when I tried to sign -in it said my e-mail was incorrect Please help---maybe I entered it wrong Merry McLellan
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#1968341 Review #1968341 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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  • Lots of useful information and photos helpful to genealogists

I connect to home page then fade to white...

3.5
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I cannot reach anybody at Find-a-Grave if it requires interaction with links on the home page. I am still getting notices and edits--but I am no longer recognized by FAG! No issues or misbehavior on my part--just blip and GONE.
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#1809243

Log into your account from some other computer, like from a local library. If you can get into your account, it’s probably something to do with your computer. Maybe a setting is turned on to block the site on your computer.

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#1681954 Review #1681954 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Find A Grave Website
Reason of review
I just want my old Find-a-Grave back!
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Let the company propose a solution

No longer able to add to my virtual cemeteries

4.3
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I have been a contributing member of FindAGrave.com for 9 and 1/2 years and have entered over 24,00 memorials. For several months now I have been unable to add memorials to my virtual cemeteries and cannot sponsor a memorial I am willing to pay the monetary amount for sponsoring the memorial. I have submitted these concerns to FindAGrave.com but have not received answers or suggestions.
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#1552345 Review #1552345 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Good quality

Other sites consider findagrave.com unreliable

4.0
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Some online sites are no longer using Findagrave.com as reliable source.
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#1061269 Review #1061269 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Find A Grave Website

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Find A Grave Customer Care Review

3.5
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The site owners, are self serving, number hungry. They don't care about linking families together only, numbers and looking like they Care about the individual.
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#1016605 Review #1016605 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Find A Grave Customer Care
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Find A Grave Cemetery Record Review from Janesville, Wisconsin

4.0
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I have been a member for 5 years. Just recently my uncle's memorial,Harold Edwin Wendorf. has been removed several times. Seriously ticked off.
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Anonymous
#1043661

Then STOP creating duplicates. Only one memorial per person is allowed.

Deliberately duplicating is a serious offense and one that has been known to get the member banned from the site. There is alreay a memorial on F.A.G. for your uncle so you can submit additions and corrections to it.

You can ask for a transfer although the manager does not have to because uncles are not required transfers. I suggest reading the "Help with Find A Grave" section for the site's rules.

Anonymous
#1055370
@PissedConsumer1043661

How do you know it was a duplicate? And chances are real good that the person who created the memorial isn't a relative.

And if the person isn't a relative then, yes, they have to transfer the memorial irregardless of the relationship.

The fact you need strangers' permission to take over a memorial belonging to your family is ludicrous.

Anonymous
#1064427
@PissedConsumer1055370

I know it was a duplicate because that is about the only reason a memorial is removed. You said it was removed several times.

And now you've said "chances are real good that the person who created the memorial isn't a relative." Looks like I was right about it being a duplicate.

There is no requirement for the creator of a memorial to be a relative. The site would have a piddling few memorials if only relatives could create memorials.

I recommend reading the FAQs more thoroughly. Non-relatives do NOT have to transfer "irregardless of the relationship".

There are only certain relationships that MUST be transferred. All other transfers are up to the memorial manager.

Uncle is an optional transfer.

Instead of complaining about Find A Grave's way of doing things and calling it ludicrous, why don't you find a site that allows you to create a memorial for your uncle? here are a few:

http://www.forevermissed.com/

http://www.virtual-memorials.com/ http://imorial.com/ http://never-gone.com/

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#709766 Review #709766 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Janesville, Wisconsin
Reason of review
Poor customer service

FindAGrave has helped me tremendously

3.5
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It pains me also to see that so many have had negative experiences with FindAGrave. As an amateur genealogist, this site has become a very useful resource for finding information and family connections. I have never had a problem having memorials transferred of my family members and when I have found incorrect information, getting it corrected was simply a matter of sending an email. With that said, findagrave are dealing with some very sensitive subject matter with a great deal of emotion involved for the people who are shocked to find their relative on a site. While disappointing from a genealogical perspective that someone would opt out, findagrave needs an opt out system for those who do not wish this information to be posted and take offense to it. What may be legal to do sometimes is not the right or sensitive thing to do. Another solution to this is to make sure the memorial is managed by a family member and marked private. If you wish to obtain further info, you would need to do so by contacting the family member owner. There are a thousand things that could be done to make the site more sensitive the relatives of people whom they collect records of. It would not involve a great deal of time and cost to do so and it is an issue that will keep coming up until Ancestry sorts it out. Unfortunately, Ancestry has a motto of only the living deserve privacy but it will not change unless people complain and keep complaining. I think there is a definitive way to make everyone happy and the fact that no steps are being taken toward that avenue speaks volumes of those behind the site. I will continue to use the site and I will also push for change for those who do not want their relatives listed there. As far as the paid memorials. I have been on the site for years and they were always offered. I never sponsored any memorial on there and never will. I am all about family history but I am not about making money off of the dead. I would love to know how much income those memorials actually generate. Sincerely Alison Martin
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Anonymous
#998868

So my Gr Gr Gr Grandfather had 13 kids and all those kids had kids etc... what happens if one or two lines don't want it but others do?

It gets deleted just because one person doesn't want it? How do you decide what's right?

Anonymous
#958876

One of the big flaws in this post is the assumption you can please everybody. You simply cannot.

That is simply a fact of life.

That being said, I think the opting out his not viable.. A deceased person may have been a relative to many people. What do you do when SOME family members like it public, and others do not? You cannot split a memorial in half..

I think the better attitude is to take the high ground. If someone did not do anything disrespectful in the memorial, then I would suggest that the family see it for what it is -- giving a final voice to someone who has past. I don't care if someone does a memorial for me after I die within 24 hours of my demise -- just as long as they do one some day. I hope I don't have relatives bickering between a private memorial or not.

If so, then what should trump is not who is the closer relative, but which one appreciates that others can reach my memorial. Yes I want it public.

Anonymous
#928576

Ancestry.com has a very simple solution to having your data private - when you enter it "designate it as private" and no one can see it without contacting you. Ancestry.com now owns or subsidizes Find A Grave and the "privatization" issue has not been addressed so far.

I guess I don't understand why someone would want to enter data on a public, free, site about a family member and then have it privatized so no one can see it. I have posted many memorials and any time I get a request to delete some data I have entered and it is outside of the name, DOB,.

DOD, location, relatives, etc., I will delete it. I will, however, never falsify any data I have entered because I do my research before entering the date initially.

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#570218 Review #570218 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Oxford, Oxfordshire
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