Sunday, November 10, 2013

Always click on the cemetery name

When you find someone of interest on Find A Grave, make sure you take the time to click on the cemetery name.  Why?  Because the name of the cemetery may be different than you think.

Roberta G. (Guilott) Singletary is buried in Charter Oak Cemetery.  That could easily be the name of a public/private, town/city cemetery.  However, if you click on the name of the cemetery and go to the cemetery’s home page, you will see a picture of the sign out front.  The actual name of the cemetery should be Charter Oak Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, big difference.

Copyright © 2013 Michele Simmons Lewis


  1. I also click on "Find other *Surname* in this cemetery" button. It's really helpful.

  2. If you are a Find-a-Grave member, you can send correction requests, not only for individual memorials but also for cemetery pages. Many cemetery pages include include alternate names, as well as description and history information, and, if coded, a map (now on a separate tab).

  3. Tis true but I haven't had much luck on this. I have asked a couple of people to update cemetery names to show "also known as" but they were unwilling to do so. I was able to get Mark to update a couple for me when the person who added the cemetery did not respond (Mark being the cemetery corrections guy).