In the Help section of the site and in the Community Rules, you’ll find rules and guidelines that discourage adding sensitive information and information about living people to Find a Grave. We heard from some users that thought we could do a little more to help remind and encourage people about these guidelines when they are adding or editing the Bio section of memorials.
As part of a recent update to the site, we’ve added a few simple checks to the Bio editing process that we hope will help. We’ve received some good feedback about the changes already and will continue to make improvements.
A common example of a problem like this comes from adding information from an obituary to the Bio. While obituaries contain some great information about the deceased person that can be very helpful, they often include a section about living relatives. One option is just to remove that section from the obituary when you add it to the Bio. Another option that Find a Grave members have shared is to edit the “Survived by” section of the obituary to just include the number of living siblings, children, grand children, etc., rather than including their names.
We really appreciate all you do to contribute to Find a Grave and hope this update will serve as a helpful reminder.