The Find a Grave app is a great way to use and add to the world’s largest free online collection of burial information.
Quickly search more than 180 million graves in half a million cemeteries around the world. Add a new memorial or a photo and GPS location to an existing memorial. Easily add information for multiple graves by photographing and then uploading them for future transcription.
Find and visit a loved one’s final resting place anywhere, anytime. Request a headstone photo or snap one yourself and share it instantly. Honor your ancestors by creating memorials. All this and more with just a few taps.
+ Access the largest online collection of burial info for free
+ Find cemeteries near you and locate grave sites of your loved ones through a simple search
+ Add headstones photo and GPS coordinates
+ Create memorials with bios and photos
+ Share discoveries through Facebook, emails, text messages
+ Manage your profile and see the profiles of others
+ Track your own memorials, photos, and virtual cemeteries
- Show limited information on people who have recently pass away
Ratings and Reviews
Excellent App, Real Potential to be Indispensable
The basic functionality of the app is definitely there. You can search by individuals or find cemeteries based on simple data searches. You can create new memorials and upload their pics to fill in gaps in a given cemetery’s entries. It’s basic functions are all there and all sound.
However if you don’t type the name of the cemetery the same way it’s formatted in the app, this causes failed searches (ie “Greenlawn” vs “Green Lawn”). It needs to be a more flexible search parameter setup.
Ideally what I would really love would be ability to ultimately take my saved virtual cemeteries and the saved favorite gravesites buried there, and have the app generate a basic map of the cemetery with a simple line route connecting them, so when I visit I can most easily visit all the notable graves I don’t want to miss. Maybe even tie it into Google live GPS services so we can actually track where we are in the cemetery as we move about. THAT would be the best and most logical extension of all our curated and stored cemeteries and favorited graves.
Love this site
Find a Grave is a great to in our ancestry. If used correctly. Since it’s all volunteers, you depend on the accuracy of hat they put on the site. The biggest downfall with this is people only caring about their numbers. They get information from funeral homes and create memorials immediately. This leaves people who want to manage close friends and or family members outside the guidelines unable to be the manager. Many of these “numbers” people copy and paste obituary, which includes names of living relatives. They also use the pictures provided to the funeral homes. To me find a grave is exactly that- finding the grave. Not create a memorial. Just wish there was a cap or something to keep these people from grabbing all memorials. Or at least not make them immediately upon publishing.
Why require iOS 12 on iPhone only?
This previously working app stopped working due to a recent change at FamilySearch (I presume). It says an update is required. When I try to update, it requires ios12. Why? I am running iOS 11.4 on both my phone and iPad. The iPad version continues to work and does not require an update or an OS upgrade.
And by the way, it is way too early to abandon iOS 11 support. Most apps will maybe not support new features until you upgrade, but it is rare to not offer a few versions with downward compatibility. Shame on your developers for letting this happen.
Developer Response ,
Hi Deborah, this app should work with iOS 11. We haven't been able to replicate this issue. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with screenshots and details and we'll look into this further for you.
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