Source Information

Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi.

About U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current

This database contains an index to cemetery and burial details posted on Find A Grave.

Find A Grave provides users a virtual cemetery experience, with images of grave markers from around the world, as well as photos, biographies, and other details uploaded by volunteers. You may find obituaries and links to other family members included as well.

Find A Grave got its start in 1995 when founder Jim Tipton built a website to share his hobby of visiting the graves of famous people. The website attracted thousands of visitors and soon grew to be more than just a collection of famous people’s graves, as volunteers began uploading images of headstones, burial information, and personal memorials from around the world. Today, Find A Grave is home to more than 110 million memorials.

All data is uploaded by Find A Grave volunteers. If you would like to contribute additional or new information, you can do so via the Find A Grave website.

Note: Corrections to memorials can be submitted on the Find A Grave site. When viewing a record in this database, you can navigate to the corresponding memorial on Find A Grave by clicking "Go to website" or clicking on the Find A Grave URL. Once viewing the memorial on Find A Grave, corrections can be submitted by clicking the 'edit' tab.

Want to Help?

Find A Grave volunteers both make and fill requests for headstone images. You can become a “Graver” yourself with the Find A Grave mobile app. It’s free and available here.