Have you ever wondered what cemeteries Find a Grave has in your area or a place you are visiting? The Cemeteries page is a great place to start. You can get to it by clicking the “Cemeteries” link at the top of the site.
On the Cemeteries page, you can search for a cemetery by name and/or location and get a list of cemeteries matching your search.
You can also use the Map View on the page to to see cemeteries in an area. By default, the map will use your current location, if you allow your browser to know it or, if you are a photo volunteer, it will use the location you have set in your Photo Volunteer settings. You can also search the map by typing a location in the Cemetery Location field and choosing an option from the dropdown, but not clicking the “Search” button. This will update the map to the location you entered and show you the cemeteries we have for that location.
On the map, cemeteries are marked with pins. An orange pin indicates a cemetery. A green pin indicates a cemetery with an open photo request and a white pin with a dotted border, indicates a cemetery that we don’t have a precise location for. A circle with a number in it indicates that multiple cemeteries have been combined under one marker. Clicking the circle will adjust the view to show the cemeteries under that number.
You can also click and drag the map to move to another area, double click to zoom in or use the zoom in and out controls to adjust the zoom level.
One Find a Grave member who likes to visit cemeteries while on vacation told us about how they use the Cemeteries page to find cemeteries, add a few photos or fulfill a photo request in the areas they visit. We hope the Cemeteries page can help you with your work on Find a Grave too.