Help on the Place Graves tab
The Graves tab displays a list of the graves contained within a place such as a cemetery, city or county.
Add a Grave
For a cemetery or cemetery subdivision, you can easily add a grave by entering the name, birth date and death date into the fields provided and select the Add button. You can leave blank any field that you do not know, but at least one of the name or birth date or death date must be provided.
|First Middle Last||Mary Elizabeth Smith|
|Last, First Middle||Smith, Mary Elizabeth|
|First Middle /Last/||Mary Elizabeth /Smith/|
Mary Elizabeth /Jones Smith/
The first and middle names are optional in all formats. Use the comma (,) or slashes (/) name formats when the last name is unknown or when the surname contains two names without a hyphen between them. Prefixes (Dr. or Rev.), suffixes (M.D. or Jr.), nicknames ("Curly") and maiden names are currently not supported using the "Add" button; select the "Edit" checkbox and enter them on the Edit form instead.
Birth and Death Dates
A variety of date formats are supported, including:
|day month-name year||26 January 1946|
26 Jan 1946
|month-name day year||January 26, 1946|
January 26 1946
Jan 26 1946
|year month-name day||1946 January 26|
The month and day are optional in all formats. If the day is specified, the month must also be specified. The month can be abbreviated to the first three letter of the month name, for example Jan for January.
If the "Edit" checkbox is checked when you add a grave, the newly added grave will be immediately editted with the edit form. This allows you to easily enter additional information about the grave.
For other place types, such as a city or county, you will be directed to navigate to the specific cemetery where the grave is located before adding it.
Filter Graves Displayed
Using a filter, you can quickly locate graves in a long list. A graves list can contain dozens or even hundreds of pages making finding a specific grave difficult and tedious. Using the filter capability, you can narrow down the list to only graves matching the filter expressions. You can enter any combination of filter fields.
|Surname||The start of the surname||Case sensitive|
|Given Names||The start of the given name||Not case sensitive|
|Born||The year of birth||Enter the year only; month and day are not supported|
|Died||The year of death||Enter the year only; month and day are not supported|
|Filter||Matches graves with||Example Matches|
|Surname||Given Names||Born||Died||Surname||Given Names||Born||Died|
|Park||Surnames starting with "Park"||Park
13 Feb 1893
|1 Apr 1864|
23 Sep 1959
4 Jan 1862
|P||D||Surnames starting with "P" and Given Names starting with "D"||Parker|
|13 Feb 1893||23 Sep 1959|
10 Oct 1863
|P||D||1863||Surnames starting with "P", Given Names starting with "D" and Died in 1863||Pond||D A||10 Oct 1863|
|1893||1959||Persons born in 1893 and died in 1959||Parker||Dennis||13 Feb 1893||23 Sep 1959|
Displaying Graves ...
The surname, given names, date of birth, date of death and burial location are displayed in a table.
|Click on this icon to display detailed information about this grave.|
|Surname||The person's surname (last name).|
|Given Names||The person's given names.|
|Born||The person's date of birth (if available).|
|Died||The person's date of death (if available).|
|Buried||Indicates the location of the grave with the place. For example, for a county the buried location would indicate the cemetery where the grave is located. For a cemetery, the buried location might indicate the row or section within the cemetery.|
If there are more than 25 grave entries in the list, the list is divided into pages of 25 entries each.
The paging toolbar (shown at right) allows you to move forward and backward within the pages of grave entries. The toolbar contains four page navigation buttons described below:
The navigation toolbar is located at the top of the list at the far right. A second navigation toolbar if located at the bottom of the list in the center of the tab.
Some buttons will be disabled if the corresponding page navigation is not possible, such as the Previous Page button when you are already viewing the first page.