The handy Find A Grave just got handier. More than 170 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
Bug fixes and backend updates
Ratings and Reviews
This app used to be the greatest. Now it hardly ever uploads photos. It just keeps trying but eventually the photos just disappear from the queue. This has been an issue for several months and I reported it when it first began last summer. Support acted like it was my fault and eventually told me to just use their website!!! Really? You aren’t going to fix this? Now it gives me a server error when I try o claim a photo request and just to top things off it won’t even let me add GPS coordinates for most of the memorials that I have tried adding them to today! Am I going to have to abandon this app for BillionGraves? Or are they going to ever fix it????
As for the developers response, signing out and in does not work.
Developer Response ,
We recently made some changes on the website to improve security and it looks like those are causing some problems on the app. We are working on an update that should fix this, but in the mean time, if you sign out and sign back in, that should clear this up.
Beware of this app!
The information about some of the graves and people are absolutely and positively WRONG! I know first hand. It happened to some of my family members information. I contacted them and wanted control over them and I was denied outright! The people that have control aren’t even directly related! I tried to get the information changed, because I had family members at the funerals and knew the information first hand, but that wasn’t good enough to even change anything. So beware, of the information if you intend to use it to build your family tree, and make sure you verify it with other sources, because if you don’t, you are taking a chance that your information you use off of find a grave is wrong.
Room for improvement
I find the app much better for transcribing grace photos than the website (which regularly and falsely reports no photos to be transcribed). Two improvements need to be made
1. The image doesn’t rotate when the phone is turned.
2. Any numbers accidentally put in the wrong date field (eg death date in birth field) cannot be deleted. They can be overwritten but if no birthdate is on the grave, then deleting the wrong birthdate results in the app still putting numbers in the birthdate field. Since I am transcribing the photos of other users, I cannot edit my mistakes after saving the transcription.
- Ancestry.com Operations Inc.
- 32.4 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2014 FindAGrave.com
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.