Find A Grave
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The handy Find A Grave just got handier. More than 100 million graves in half a million cemeteries around the world are now at your fingertips with the new mobile app.
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
+ Locate grave sites of your loved ones through a simple search
+ Search millions of photos, thousands added daily
+ Request headstone photos from over 200,000 volunteers around the world
+ Find cemeteries near you, fulfill photo requests, post instantly
+ 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
+ Get help from our full-time support staff
What's New in Version 1.2.2
+ Use the brand-new Upload Queue to check the status of photos.
+ Choose the upload over Wi-Fi only option in your iOS settings and save on your phone’s data plan.
+ Opt to delete photos after upload in your iOS settings to automatically conserve space on your phone.
+ Delete photos easily from the photo details view.
+ Minor bug fixes.
+ Improved GPS accuracy.
Love this app, but...
I've given numerous positive reviews for this app. It's close to perfect.
However, just recently it now has some sort of spyware or something that automatically redirects you to download games from iTunes store. This happens constantly on my iPhone while I'm navigating on the findagravre mobile web site. I understand that this isn't actually directly related to findagrave's app, but it occurs only on my mobile device.
This is so irritating that I started using findagrave only on my PC. I have no desire at this moment to contribute any of my work to the site until it's fixed. My iPhone is my #1 tool I use when I do my volunteering. I hope it's fixed soon.
Also...any photo I upload through findagrave app will only appear as a "grave photo" no matter what. Even clicking on the other types of photos (person, family or other) will not work. They all appear as a grave photo on the site.
Finishing up our second large cemetery
My husband and I have added GPS to two large cemeteries now (about 6000 records so far) and love this app. Yes, it has its quirks, and there are improvements that we would like to see. But it does its essential function really well, which is to drop a pin with a very high degree of accuracy on a grave location. It would be nice to see the stats on our contributor page.
Very Very Good!
I would give this app 5 stars except for a couple of minor things:
1. There is no iPad version. The majority of us Grave Walkers, who provide requested photos of tombstone and markers, are senior citizens or close to it. Because of decreasing manual dexterity, we prefer the larger iPad keyboard over the smaller cell phone keyboard.
2. There are too many editing choices that cannot be done on the app and must be done by visiting the Find A Grave web site. Since cemeteries don't have Wi-Fi, edits must wait until arriving back home.
If you fix these two things (although # 2 is general), I would be more than happy to raise the app to 5 stars.
This iPhone version works fair to middling on my iPad, but a native iPad version would be invaluable.
- Category: Reference
- Updated: Jun 02, 2014
- Version: 1.2.2
- Size: 8.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.
- © 2014 FindAGrave.com
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.