Welcome to Bona Rae's Home on the Web

Find A Grave started out as a website to inform its visitors where famous people are buried. Since then, it has expanded to include non-famous people, for memorial and genealogy purposes. I started out in 2001 and currently have almost 500 records. Along the way, I have had experiences with the website, positive and negative. Be sure to read the website's FAQ first before reading on.

Tips on contributing to the site

Famous persons
Before you add anyone famous to the site for approval, check:

  • If the person has had significant fame outside of his or her local area (e.g. mayor of a large city, business magnate, professional sports player, professional musician, etc.) When in doubt, make that person non-famous and set it to famous later when you have decided to make it as such.
  • If the person already exists as either famous or non-famous on the site. If non-famous, either email or leave a message for the contributor and ask for a memorial transfer, asking that you have a biography for that person and would like to make him or her famous. 
  • If the said person has a gravesite or has a final disposition (e.g. cremated). I have had tried adding some famous persons without their gravesites, however, they were rejected for non-existence of the gravesite in the record. If in doubt, make a thread in the "Finding Famous Graves" section of the forums. However, for recent deaths, they might accept records without gravesites.
  • There is already a set of guidelines for Famous Bios on the site. Check your proposed bio against these guidelines.
Non-famous persons
Before adding anyone deceased to the site, make sure that:
General advice