The key component about this website that I adore is that all of the information is located in an easy-to-use format. Useful tools such as “search by date”, “famous grave search”, “browse by location”, and “new listings” were but a few of the options that proved extremely helpful in my searches. Another aspect of this website that I valued is that it did not require a paid subscription or lengthy application process in order to use the website. Other websites, such as Ancestory.com, required that you sign up with their paid subscription program in order to accurately locate the resting areas of deceased relatives. From that point it was up to you, and you alone, to find the gravestone within the city that you found your ancestor to be resting in. With Find A Grave, all the tools were given to me right from the get-go and I couldn’t have been happier.
More over, users on the website can sign up for a free subscription which allows them further access to the websites’ tools and options. One of the options that I received when I signed up for a subscription was the ability to add information and photos to the pre-existing database. This tool is vital in terms of keeping a coherent and thorough database for the deceased, and allows the family to gain information about their loved one. The subscription service would also notify me via email about any interesting information I may find useful in my future grave searches. I also found it very professional that the subscription service made you prove your identity during the registration process. This authentication blocks any malicious or hurtful content from being uploaded to the website, as well as protecting the identity of certain individuals. All of the information I disclosed was kept confidential and privately guarded.
The only complaint that I have about FindAGrave.com is that it wasn’t created sooner! I spent years digging through death records, layouts of graveyards, calling city halls, and browsing endless webpages before this website came along. I would highly recommend this to anyone in the business of finding grave sights for any of their favorite actors, musicians, political leaders, or anyone in their family lineage.