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Stephany Hale · 9 April 2016 - 23:29
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

Find A Grave is locking up constantly today. Can't get through at all.

Sandra Fogle · 3 April 2016 - 19:31
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

Find A Grave loads very slowly and will not advance to the next screen. It hangs up and I must exit and reenter the web. I'd like to use F A G more but this is annoying. Any suggestions?

Pat Mulski · 26 March 2016 - 17:34
· · Firefox 45.0 on Windows

suddenly the font has shrunk and the find a grave stie is only half a page the other half is blank anyone else have this issue and does anyone know how to fix it?

Joyce Mills Blue · 4 March 2016 - 12:26
· · Chrome 48.0 on Windows

Find a Grave is a great resource!

Lisa Angrisani · 28 February 2016 - 23:56
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

it's just not working at all. and it's been this way for a few days unitl today when their sever finally crashed..

Cindi Scott · 28 February 2016 - 21:05
· · Chrome 48.0 on Windows

too slow times out

Linda Monte Gaudiomonte DeCock · 8 January 2016 - 22:59
· · Chrome 47.0 on Windows

I can get to the site, but when trying to upload a photo I see the photo and then the page jumps and the picture is gone.

Diane Brown Dutch · 22 December 2015 - 19:02
· · Chrome 47.0 on Windows is not listed. It comes up is a free site(

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· · Chrome 34.0 on Android


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Liane Leavitt · 31 October 2015 - 19:13
· · Safari 9.0 on Mac

Received an email from Find A Grave that I had a new message. Took over an hour to get to my messages, then, no new message found. Very slow, very frustrating. If Janet Mitchell has a message for me, please resend.

Theron Rogers · 31 October 2015 - 17:16
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

Many problems with slow FindAGrave response today. Why is "Status History" seven months old? It shows average of 44MS for March 31. Mine is 57 today, Oct 31....

Carole Selby · 7 September 2015 - 22:33
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

This stupid thing says Find a grave is up and running but I still can't access it? Does anyone have a clue why?

Ruth Brantly Smith · 3 April 2015 - 20:30
· · Chrome 36.0 on Windows

Anyone else having problems with Find A Grave today? it has been down all day for me?

David McClellan · 30 August 2014 - 12:11
United States · Millennium Telcom · Firefox 31.0 on Windows

Aug 30 14:00 cst Has been up and down most of the day. Getting front page and that's it. Now, getting Error Message..

Sharon Jones · 17 August 2014 - 14:15
United States · Comcast Cable · Chrome 36.0 on Windows

I'm having the same issue. Google Chrome is blcoking accress. Was able to access Find A Grave's forum page and they have posted the following in red:
"Requests to Update Java Issues:
DO NOT click on this to download. This is Malware. The Ad team is working to locate which ad and ad server this is coming from.
According to Cisco, Java is responsible for 93% of Malware infections in the first 6 months of 2014.
If you do not use Java for anything, it is advisable that you uninstall it from your computer
If you need to use Java, you should be using the latest version 7 update 67."

I'm going to check on my system now, delete or update Java, to see if that makes a difference. I sure hope so.

Sharon Sukup Mach · 27 July 2014 - 07:23
United States · MTA Solutions · Internet Explorer 10.0 on Windows

I do not work for the company but I think FindaGrave is in the process of splitting up its database by state. Recently on ancestry I have seen links to Nebraska FindaGrave or Missouri FindaGrave Indexes along with the normal FindaGrave Index. Hopefully that is what is going on. They must have gotten so big they had to split up their databases.119 million is a lot of memorials!

Marie Ippolito · 4 July 2014 - 06:50
United States · Comcast Cable · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

I cannot connect from Indianapolis, IN. Here's the message I get: Fiddler] The socket connection to failed.
ErrorCode: 10060.
A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond

Carol Shaffer Cecil · 25 June 2014 - 10:14
United States · Digital Path · Firefox 30.0 on Windows has been down again for 2 days, also for the last two days all the media files on ancestry are missing, I can get on but can't do much regarding media files or looking for anything that contains a media file, hope it gets fixed soon

Edward Peed · 24 June 2014 - 15:48
United States · CopperNet Systems · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

I can get Find A Grave to load today. Been like this for hours. Is anyone else having problem ??

Karen Meetis-Viveiros · 23 June 2014 - 05:04
United States · Comcast Cable · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

Ok, So Find A Grave is having problems. Be careful. I have received several message regarding pictures I posted going to other graves. What is amazing is I am in Ma. the pictures are in other states.

Connie Langvardt · 21 June 2014 - 18:48
United States · Cox Communications · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

Be very careful because some of the memorials that I added today no longer have my photos. Also, the name of one memorial is different and there is someone else's obit and photos for two other people added. I don't believe the contributors are doing this. The system must not be working correctly yet. It kept saying "FindaGrave not responding" and then would search. I have restored all of my photos from the recycle bin to use when the system is working. It might pay to wait a few days before adding memorials and photos.

Jay Ghee · 21 June 2014 - 06:29
United States · Windstream Communications · Firefox 30.0 on Windows

Down time does not necessarily mean there are problems. They could be working on system upgrades and/or enhancements to the website. In order to implement improvements, they will have to restart their servers from time to time. I always use that time to relax, take a deep breath, and enjoy the world I am missing while online.

David McInturff · 21 June 2014 - 02:38
United States · Verizon Wireless · Internet Explorer 8.0 on Windows

Well now Findagrave has been down for about an hour. Let's hope that this situation doesn't last as long as the last one a few days ago.

Carol Beaver · 21 June 2014 - 02:37
United States · CenturyLink · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

I have Find A Grave Thursday, Thursday night and Friday. But it is down again. Guess it wasn' t fixed after all.

Randy Borkowski · 18 June 2014 - 22:11
United States · CenturyLink · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

I am getting but still no access to Mycanvas which is where I need to work since that service is being canceled. Maybe could at least extend the deadline for dropping mycanvas.

Dafydd Williams · 18 June 2014 - 15:53
United Kingdom · Virgin Media · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

Added about 10 memorials with pictures, and then nothing. At 11.50 GMT I am unable to reconnect. Presumably all the back log from contributors has slowed down the site to standstill in the UK.

Bryant Kittrell · 18 June 2014 - 15:06
United States · Time Warner Cable · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

Is it an attack on each set of servers or too many needing to use the servers?

Be advised: reneged on promises made by other sites it bought and is closing down there other sites with little notice and insufficient time to gather the posts by those who were supposed to benefit them later this year, when a one year warning could have been given, and still could but despite its commercials of warmth will not answer these elderly upset site founders and their dedicated members..

Find-a-grave may or may not suffer the same fate, once enough graves have been given to to suffice. is duplicitous as multiple actions by their old and their supplemented management of 2012 has shown.

You have been warned. Caveat emptor applies as you are paying to post what is supposed to be a public site, but may become private with no recourse to any of you, your often excellent work and photos, which soon may be only open to a private clientele. Little claims can be accepted without full scrutiny and determination if it is binding on its Wall Streets investors or can be laughed at when time arrives. [From Wikipedia: In October 2012, agreed to be acquired by a private equity group consisting of Permira Advisers LLP, members of's management team, including CEO Tim Sullivan and CFO Howard Hochhauser, and Spectrum Equity for $32 per share or around $1.6 billion.[

Therese Klopfenstein · 18 June 2014 - 14:51
United States · Cox Communications · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

I glad that some people were able to access Find a Grave today. I have not been able to access it for several days now. At least is back up.

Rick Foster · 18 June 2014 - 13:14
United States · Clear Wireless · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

Glad it's up and running now.. I'm off to the cemetery now and will upload later. No everyone can stop whining. Now there will be some problems as it propagates all the servers worldwide but It should be fully operational in a few hours. So Lets have fun.. BTW The way people fussed reminded me of a phrase that was popular back in the 90's. "I CAN"T LIVE WITHOUT MY RADIO"

Doris Jo Ann Leifeste · 18 June 2014 - 12:04
United States · Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

I haven't been able to access for days. I can access other websites though. What is the problem? Thanks.

Holly Michele Bonorden Jentsch · 18 June 2014 - 11:22
United States · Farm to Market Broadband, LP · Chrome 35.0 on Mac

No yet but hopeful since other have reported it is for them! Slowly and steady :)

Gigi Monet Jackson · 18 June 2014 - 11:15
United States · tw telecom holdings · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

Yeaaaaaaaaaa!!! Ancestry and Find A Grave is back up after 2 days... I have finally got a fix for my addiction!!!! No more withdraw...

David Bohn · 18 June 2014 - 11:10
United States · Time Warner Cable · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

Find-A-Grave is evidently back up and running, as of 2 p.m. EST, 6/18/14. I just got in, and submitted several queries, and it seems to be working normally.

Jay Ghee · 18 June 2014 - 10:55
United States · Windstream Communications · Firefox 30.0 on Windows

Please remember that all is well! I encourage everyone to take this opportunity to relax and build their energy reserves in preparation for FAG coming back on line. The hateful, rude, negative posts only speak to the character of the poster, not to the situation at hand. ALL is Well!

Vickie Hagedorn · 18 June 2014 - 10:25
United States · Time Warner Cable · Firefox 30.0 on Windows

Wow... I've used FAG for years. After it shut down, I was surprised to learn there is life outside of FAG.

Rick Foster · 18 June 2014 - 10:06
United States · Clear Wireless · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

I know that we are all frustrated about FAG being down. And I seen comments relating to Ancestry taking their time repairing because it is a free site, remember it was not designed by Ancestry so their IT will have to go from scratch rebuilding the site to make it attack free, Please be aware that their are some Major sites down such as and some who are keeping it secret as of now, Lets not forget Target and their big delay informing the public last Christmas. Had it leaked out Target would have lost the season and might have went bankrupt. So the powers that be chose not to tell the public and risk a few losses rather than everyone. This attack is spreading through the net like wildfire jumping from server to server and there will be more sites to feel the wrath. I sure hope they either hire those responsible or put them in Jail for a long time.

LannyandLorena Martin · 18 June 2014 - 09:26
United States · AT&T U-verse · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

From Billion Graves posting

Yesterday, our friends over at say they were hit by what’s called a DDoS Attack, or a “Distributed Denial of Service” attack. It has temporarily shut down and their affiliated mobile application, Find A Grave, which is frustrating for the company and users alike. In the last 12 hours, BillionGraves has been inundated with questions from all over the place about this attack, wondering how it happens and if BillionGraves is prepared for something similar. While the attack has shut things down for a moment for Ancestry, it’s important to understand what a DDoS attack is, and what WE, and other companies, do to try to prevent them.

Thomas Nevin Huber · 18 June 2014 - 08:09
United States · AT&T Internet Services · Firefox 29.0 on Windows

The problem is a router failure. Once it is replaced, findagrave will be online once again.

The biggest issue I have with the site is when contributors submit information from family histories, etc., including names that do not appear on the gravestones of in any official documents. I appreciate the obituaries that are included, but some of the information posted with some graves is inaccurate. There are enough problems when the gravestone information is in error (not that common, but it does occur).

The router issue may be part of the results of the DDoS attack on Ancestry and its associated sites. Eventually, the IT departments will resolve the issue, which will make the sites that much stronger. We all need patience.

Correction: I was looking at another site, which was reporting a router failure, not Find-A-Grave. I trust the problem with Find-A-Grave is the ongoing DDoS attack. Check your own PCs folks! Use a tool like Malwarebytes to do the cleanup!

Jim Lee · 18 June 2014 - 06:33
United States · Comcast Cable · Firefox 29.0 on Windows

One thing about FAG being down, If it doesn't come back i will be hundreds of dollars a year ahead as I will not need Ancestry any more.

Jerry Vanderford · 18 June 2014 - 06:32
United States · Yelcot Telephone Company · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

I think all the ancestor websites get their info from Family Search which is free. As soon as something new is on there I get emails from Geni and saying they have new info and wanting me to subscribe.

Cori Hoag · 18 June 2014 - 06:21
United States · CenturyLink · Firefox 30.0 on Windows

I'm a Findagrave addict and am glad to know that it isn't just my computer. The volunteers are adding a million new records every few weeks and the file size of photos that can be posted has increased dramatically. This all requires robust computer server systems. Findagrave went offline purposely a few years ago to upgrade their server system. I hope the records are intact and that all the zillion hours I've spent over the last 13 years posting memorials won't have been wasted. IT folks will come through to solve the problem.

David Coward · 18 June 2014 - 06:18
United States · Comcast Cable · Safari 7.0.4 on Mac

In my nearly-five years of being an active contributor to FAG, I have never seen it down this long. It was also the first I'd heard that it was bought up by Bad news all around, it seems. Like another comment I read, it's a little like having your family taken away, being out of touch, as it were. I sure hope they'll have it up and running soon. Very frustrating!

Lawrence Hagemann · 18 June 2014 - 06:01
United States · Time Warner Cable · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

Servers do go down from time to time. It is what every business experiences and we just wait until the IT boys and girls get it fixed. A good IT department has backups of data, parallel servers, power interrupt plans, etc. But things do happen when a bunch of hackers go after a site and make a nuisance of themselves. Good people get delayed. But it is a good opportunity to redirect our efforts to other worthwhile things...until they come back on line even stronger than before. A little patience is what we seem to be missing from time to time.

Dafydd Williams · 18 June 2014 - 05:16
United Kingdom · Virgin Media · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

I am prepared to wait however long it takes. The founder of Find a Grave has assured us that the site will remain free, after all Ancestry can hardly charge people to contribute can they. Have patience, all will be well.

Jennifer Lewis · 18 June 2014 - 04:32
United States · Sprint PCS · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

Is there not a single one of you who realizes that you are posting to a site about site accessibility, not Find A Grave?? These people have absolutely NO CONNECTION to They didn't 'break' it, they can't 'fix' it, and they don't have the slightest interest in your opinions about it. They only tell you if it works or not. Read the three lines at the very bottom of the page for information about this site.

Carolyn Boggs · 18 June 2014 - 03:38
United States · Comcast Cable · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

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Jane Wescomb · 18 June 2014 - 03:30
United States · MetroCast Cablevision · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

Surprised and disappointed to hear that was bought by addition to these new issues I have not been able to utilize the search feature of the DNA for several months. Every time I call they say they are working on it. The last time I called they told me they just added 900, 000 new records that will be available soon. I told them that I see a pattern of more records means more problems. It looks like I was correct. I feel that if they go a certain length of time not being available that we should be compensated.

Jane Smith · 18 June 2014 - 01:06
United States · Fairpoint Communications · Firefox 30.0 on Windows

People need to vent. You do not have to read it. We all have are own opinions. I have been on find a grave over 5 years and have never seen it down this long.

Scott Stiever · 17 June 2014 - 23:29
United States · CenturyLink · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

On September 30, 2013, announced its acquisition of!

Joe Wasson · 17 June 2014 - 23:08
United States · AT&T Internet Services · Firefox 30.0 on Windows

I've looked on and off all day to see if there was a news release about Find A Grave and didn't find anything until this page popped up. I use Ancestry & Find a Grave & Rootsweb to do professional research. I'm not whining, but it sure would be better if some kind of notice was out there on the Internet so I wouldn't waste my time going back over and over all day and into the night.

Terry Hardgrave · 17 June 2014 - 22:36
United States · Time Warner Cable · Firefox 30.0 on Windows

I agree with the above comments on all of the "whiners" out there... had no idea that there were so many, and so many also ill-informed. I guess when you have nothing else to do, your imagination runs wild. By some of these posts, you would think is the devil incarnate. My advice to all of you so desperately unhappy folks is to get out of Ancestry and also Findagrave....please just leave & go whine somewhere else and conjure up other wild stories of corruption and corporate greed, and other plots we don't even know about yet, but will surely happen sometime soon.

Michael Ninetailfox · 17 June 2014 - 22:19
United States · Optimum Online · Chrome 31.0 on Windows

i think there was an attack on the website or an hack i do not know for sure. please write back or comment this if you want.

Heather Garvey · 17 June 2014 - 21:57
United States · Comcast Cable · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

I just hope they get things working again. I like both Find a Grave and Ancestry. I have found so much info with both sites. I want to thank both of them for providing such good service. For the sites being down this long I am sure that they are far more unhappy than we are.

Tammy Rummel · 17 June 2014 - 21:41
United States · Time Warner Cable · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

Juliana Szucs Smith over at Ancestry Facebook gave a great suggestion for using Find A Grave records while the site is down:

"Got a tip for a Find A Grave workaround in the interim. Use a search engine to search for the person on Find A Grave (e.g., john smith Then click on the link to the search engine's cached version of the memorial. (In Google, there is a down arrow next to the URL to access cache.) I had to click on the text-only version to view it but the text is there. Hope this helps as we work to restore functionality."

And don't forget that Family Search is up and running since it is NOT, I REPEAT NOT, owned by Ancestry.
To clear up a few wrong comments here:
Ancestry does NOT own Family Search. The Mormon Church does.
The Mormon Church does NOT own Ancestry or Find A Grave.
Ancestry did NOT take Find A Grave down. Ancestry and all their associated sites have reportedly been attacked by a denial of service attack.

Marian Presswood · 17 June 2014 - 20:55
United States · Comcast Cable · Firefox 29.0 on Windows

Hey Y'all! I just figured out what happened. My husband paid them to shut it down so he could get a hot meal, a clean house and clothes, and someone to watch a TV movie with and bring him popcorn. None of those things have happened since Findagrave and Ancestry came online.

Lisa Reed · 17 June 2014 - 20:55
United States · Wildblue Communications · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

There is NO right to data. You have no copyright. You do not own public information. Grow up.

Lori J. Fuller · 17 June 2014 - 20:12
United States · Mediacom Cable · Firefox 30.0 on Windows

When I posted my family tree on Rootsweb, I expected my information to be under my personal control. Little did I realize that not only did Rootsweb copy my family tree but they changed the name and posted it on as well. They had copied my file 3 different times and named it with 3 different names (or should I say numbers as they didnt name it, they gave it numbers). It was no longer my family tree, I had no control over it, I couldnt fix any mistakes, add information, nothing. To me what they did was wrong.

Beverly A. Dunn · 17 June 2014 - 20:02
United States · Time Warner Cable · Chrome 34.0 on Windows

I have a $34 increase in my membership this month. I hope this covers FAG if it becomes a paid membership.

Carolyn Boggs · 17 June 2014 - 19:26
United States · Comcast Cable · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

A few days before Ancestry and Find A Grave went down I've been having Pop-Up adds for video gaming. I do not have a virus as I have checked constantly. at 10:22 pm on 17 Jun 2014 I visited Ancestry after it was up and running again and another add just popped up, I just hit my back button and it goes away. Anyone else noticed this problem?

Sally Frederick Tudor · 17 June 2014 - 19:01
United States · AT&T Internet Services · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

Thanks so much for the info. Everyone's websites are susceptible to hacking and this is a free service. I love Find A Grave I hate! It was free years ago, and I submitted my 8000 FamilyOrigins database for people to us free! Today, I cannot edit it because they SOBS want money! There is no way in hell I will pay to access my own data.

Michelle HansenDaberkow · 17 June 2014 - 18:53
United States · Time Warner Cable · Firefox 29.0 on Mac

This is horrible. I am researching and would really like to get into the site.

Diane Petri Lewis · 17 June 2014 - 18:52
United States · AT&T U-verse · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

I have been a FAG Contributor for many years and this is the first time that I have experienced the site being down ... much less for eight plus hours! I wish that an email would be sent out to all contributors when the site is not working ... just as a common courtesy.

Gigi Monet Jackson · 17 June 2014 - 18:41
United States · AT&T U-verse · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

Find A Grave IS NOT BACK UP! Nor is Root Web ... Ancestry is up but still has issues ... is not fully functioning yet ....

Susan Barwick · 17 June 2014 - 18:30
United States · CenturyLink · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

See, from CTO, SCOTT SORENSEN of Ancestry: (the servers have been under attack..not maintenance.

Around 1:30 p.m. MT on Monday, June 16, 2014, attackers targeted Ancestry with a Distributed Denial of Service attack (DDoS). During the attack, Ancestry websites along with the Find A Grave website were clogged with massive amounts of bogus traffic that took the sites down.

So all this negative posts should turn to a touch of anger towards those who orchestrate these server attacks.

Kim Johnston-Saylors · 17 June 2014 - 17:54
United States · Time Warner Cable · Chrome 35.0 on Mac, and what next in the monopoly.

Janie Healer Davis · 17 June 2014 - 17:51
United States · AT&T U-verse · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

This message was posted on Facebook earlier today:

Find A Grave
6 hrs

UPDATE (4:35pm PST): The Ancestry websites are coming back online, but we are still working on Find A Grave. It's progress, albeit slower than we know you'd like. But it's still progress.

UPDATE (12:45pm PST): We were able to bring the site(s) back online, but have experienced another outage. Please bear with us as we work to restore all services. and are back online. Please know you should now be able to access all Ancestry related websites, though you may experience issues intermittently as we continue to work through bringing the sites back up to full capacity.


Around 1:30 p.m. MT on Monday, June 16, 2014, attackers targeted Ancestry with a Distributed Denial of Service attack (DDoS). During the attack, Ancestry websites along with the Find A Grave website were clogged with massive amounts of bogus traffic that took the sites down.

We want to apologize for the inconvenience this has caused and also thank you for your amazing support, as this may have interrupted some of your family history research. We understand how frustrating this can be for our customers, and please know that it was just as frustrating for us too. We appreciate your patience and support as we dealt with this unfortunate incident against Ancestry.

We have since neutralized the DDoS attack and our services have been up since 11:00 a.m. MT today. You should now be able to access all Ancestry and Find A Grave websites, though you may experience issues intermittently as we continue to work through bringing the sites back up to full capacity.

Your data was not compromised by this attack. This attack overloaded our servers with massive amounts of traffic but did not impact or access the data within those servers. No data was impacted in any way.

I would like to thank the Ancestry Web Operations team for working really hard throughout the night to restore the Ancestry and Find A Grave services and build the defenses necessary to mitigate future attacks of this sort. Our Web Operations team is closely monitoring the situation in case the attacks resume and we’re doing everything in our power to protect our websites from situations like this in the future.

Thank you.
Scott Sorensen
Chief Technology Officer

Julie Linn Sims · 17 June 2014 - 17:05
United States · Comcast Cable · Safari 7.0.3 on Mac

I have never seen so much moronic whining in one place, even teenagers who got their toys taken away, whine less. YOU ARE VOLUNTEERS, this is what VOLUNTEERS do. If you are extra special, BUY A TSHIRT THATS READS, "I AM SUPER SPECIAL." FaG did not crash just to piss you all off, Good Lord, grow up. This isn't communist conspiracy and President Obama, had nothing to do with it either. If you no longer want to have anything to do with FaG, let someone who has a life and is free of paranoia know so they can start in the cemeteries you will pull because "they" are gonna steal all your hard work. Next time you VOLUNTEER for any organization, you might want to make up a list of questions to ask the powers that be, how much of the work you do as a VOLUNTEER, will you not get all the credit for. The Mormon church, while not my cup of tea, has done miraculous work in family genealogy. This work is a part of the heritage and culture of being a Mormon and its a gift to the whole world, not just Mormons. If you don't like them, start your own damn religion that does genealogy. If FaG comes back as a pay site and it was a total conspiracy, then my work there is done. I will go back to the GenWeb site, I have that option, choice. One more time, Im going to remind all you idiots, FaG IS A TOOL FOR GENEALOGISTS, not a free toy for Genies to fill in what they want, take from people because they are "14th cousins of 3xGreat-Uncle Ferdinand and by God they belong with me." OMG! My grandchildren behave better than you all.

Elizabeth Casburn Brown · 17 June 2014 - 17:03
United States · Comcast Cable · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

Lots of people are saying that they will be deleting their memorials and photos on FAG as soon as the site is back up. It really doesn't matter now. Once you've entered the information it became the property of Ancestry. Removing it won't change a thing since the information has already been added to the Ancestry databases. I found this out the hard way years ago when I entered information on Rootsweb (that was free) the fine print said the information, photos, etc would become the property of Ancestry and they had permission to use them.

Sandra Christensen · 17 June 2014 - 16:40
United States · Baja Broadband · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

From NM. Could the weather have anything to do with why the site is down.

Nancy Schumacher · 17 June 2014 - 15:55
United States · Comcast Cable · Firefox 16.0 on Windows

This has convinced me to remove personal family photos on memorials at FAG when they come back up. The headstone photos are for those who can't visit their families' cemeteries in person, so I will leave them.

Sandy Freeman · 17 June 2014 - 15:35
United States · AT&T Internet Services · Firefox 30.0 on Windows

some one is letting a lot of people down. we have loves one on Find a grave.. where is it? please put it back....

Rivas Barbara · 17 June 2014 - 15:24
United States · Cox Communications · Firefox 29.0 on Windows

The Mormon church doesn't own Ancestry anymore. It's a European consortium. I bet they will start charging for FAG. I just hope they don't gobble up all the genealogy sites, although they are trying hard. I think it's called a 'monopoly' and I believe it's illegal, isn't it?

Sharon AndJoe Hall · 17 June 2014 - 14:51
United States · Comcast Cable · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

I guess I have a hard time understanding why obits are not permitted on Find A Grave. They are already online from local newspapers and funeral homes that post online. I can understand why some families don't want their markers and obits of loved ones on there, that is their opinion and you shouldn't argue with them on how they feel about it.

I have entered over 34, 000 memorials and in particular, almost one entire cemetery where I live. I hope all of my hard work doesn't disappear for good. The reason I do it is for genealogy purposes. I guess I never thought that someone else wouldn't be interested in their family tree and finding where family members are buried because of MY love of genealogy

Susan Barwick · 17 June 2014 - 14:50
United States · CenturyLink · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

I believe that FAG will stay free. As much help as I have found there in tracing family I will show support. No longer have ancestry as I just keep finding my notes, photos posted everywhere and not really getting that much back in new info. OK, so they have a computer glitch, major one apparently so we just have to be patient. People calm down and it will be back soon I am sure. Many just have issues with the Mormon church. They are totally dedicated to preserving family lines and I am thankful for that focus. You can be sure that they keep their records safe for the future and so glad they took over fag because they will make sure the records are safely kept. Ancestry is expensive now, but the membership fee is a lot less than if you had to travel and spent forever digging thru records.

Jack Sanders · 17 June 2014 - 14:18
United States · AT&T U-verse · Firefox 29.0 on Mac

Let's stop whining and be patient. Crap happens. The dead won't mind the delays in their memorials getting posted.

A taste of Hebrew · 17 June 2014 - 14:17
United States · Comcast Cable · Firefox 24.0 on Linux

It only makes good business sense that ancestry would focus first on restoring the pay sites they operate, and then turn to the free sites after that is accomplished. These DDoS assaults are not sustainable. The US Federal Government, with all its resources, was only able to keep wikileaks shut down for a week through their DDoS assault.

Jane Smith · 17 June 2014 - 14:07
United States · Fairpoint Communications · Firefox 30.0 on Windows

Maybe ancestry should hire the hackers. Then they would not crash their site.

Barbara Mills · 17 June 2014 - 13:31
United States · Time Warner Cable · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

Before all of you take down the memorials.

I have been looking for my two best friends I grew up with . I found their Father is listed on FAG. I was hoping in the memorial I would find information about Imogene and Emogene Weaver, "they were twins" Their Father was Leonard William Weaver (1922 - 1998)

Just my luck ..LOL After years looking for them I find a clue and the site goes down. If anyone has info on Leonard William Weaver (1922 - 1998) Please let me know. Thank you.

Vaughan Mavir · 17 June 2014 - 13:26
United States · Comcast Cable · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

I volunteer at the Pueblo Library where the archives of the Pueblo Chieftain have been stored since the late 1800's what a lot of people don't realize is that the Newspapers are no longer binding their copies as they did a few years ago, the Library still collects the daily publications then sends them off to be microfilmed--yes I said microfilm although the machines are old they are still working. Unfortunately the printed copy is not returned so the Library no longer has a hard copy. For this reason for two years I have entered Pueblo Deaths onto FAG, I know that Ancestry charges a sizeable sum for access I have had it for several years, but again the Library has public access to Ancestry in its free Library version which generally is enough for most people. Its not new news that Ancestry bought out FAG and I can't see Ancestry doing away with it as if they did they would loose their free resource of millions of new entries still to come. We all have computer problems like most of you its frustrating when there is no access but we will have to let them work through it and hopefully restore normal service ASAP I did like the idea from one comment on a discount for FAG contributors.

Barbara Mills · 17 June 2014 - 13:16
· · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

Second day ...find a grave has been down. I'm starting to think isn't going to put the site back up now that they own it.

Kevin Frushour · 17 June 2014 - 13:04
United States · Comcast Cable · Firefox 29.0 on Windows

Find a Grave and Ancestry sites all being connected are why I started a private family wiki so family members can share info for free without putting all their eggs in the Ancestry basket. I do miss Find a Grave, though, and hope it's back up soon!

Pat Wood · 17 June 2014 - 13:03
United States · Verizon FiOS · Internet Explorer 10.0 on Windows

As soon as FAG is back up and running I will delete the postings for my family that I have put on there. I am not happy about buying this site. Too bad, it was good until that happened!

Michael Varnelli · 17 June 2014 - 12:53
United States · Comcast Cable · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

find a grave sold to they said they would never sell it and I trusted them!!! What back stabbers!!. but, I guess that I know deep down that you can't trust anyone, especially!!! What right do they have to buy everything we own and then try to sell it back to us for a price we can't afford??? they bought our social security death index, the Morman family history site; everything that used to be free.. How can they do this???? People that can afford to have accounts take your information and photos that you gave them and post them on find a grave. Then you have buy an account when they hint that they found info for you just to find out tht they want to sell it back to you for a price that no man can afford!!! A personal hobby turned into a nightmare by greedy people! ..and I am so disappointed in find a grave who said that our contributions on find a grave were safe and that they would NEVER sell. How can we believe them no that it will stay free.?? I am going to write my congressmen, hope everyone is on board with me.

Beth Girard · 17 June 2014 - 12:49
United States · Cox Communications · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

unable to access findagrave ughhh ... when is this site gonna be back? i am also shocked to read it was bought by ancestry great now we will have to pay to use it... hope they fix this soon

Chuck Schubert · 17 June 2014 - 12:49
United States · Time Warner Cable · Safari 7.0.4 on Mac

I doubt the Find a Grave will charge people for entering their headstones for them, but if they do, I suggest everyone start deleting their pictures ands start a new web site.

Karen Jenter · 17 June 2014 - 12:26
United States · AT&T Internet Services · Internet Explorer 10.0 on Windows

Been having issues with lately too, I just got the email for renewal of my subscription. For some reason FTM will not search on Windows 8 as of about 3 weeks ago, was working fine until then, makes me angry, and frustrated, had to go back to a computer with Windows 7, with and fag down i am really frustrated, hate to pay for something that does not work

Robert Nobles · 17 June 2014 - 12:25
United States · Windstream Communications · Internet Explorer 9.0 on Windows

For all you (USER of FIND-A-GRAVE) brace yourself. It been bought by Ancestry.Com. I guess it will soon be charge to use it. I was so great in the past. I quess it will go by the wayside, what a waste.?

Genetic Genealogist · 17 June 2014 - 12:20
United States · Department of Veterans Affairs · Firefox 29.0 on Windows

Dead, and the real reason folks are upset about the buyout IS that it will likely GO AWAY...ancestry has a history of buying up anything competitive and doing away with it so folks are forced to their products. Here are the free sites they bought out in the recent past that will go away on Sept 5th, all draw users away from's doing away with them..duh...My Heritage website, (including the query forums--that will be a BIG ouch, but will force everyone to ancestry's bought out rootsweb forums as they will be all that is telling what they gave jim Tipton for findagave and what promises they made him, but like I told him...dig into their to Bruce at Roots Magic (formerly Family Origins, bought out several years ago by ancestry and promptly dumped despite promises to the contrary). Anything for a buck and forcing folks to their services creates bucks for USE a free, billiongraves, tribal pages, SUPPORT ANYONE BUT ANCESTRY!! Talk with your dollars and the unethical, immoral, evil giant will go away..oh, and anyone who did a Y or Mt DNA test with ancestry-that too goes away Sept 5th--after all, so what if you paid money thinking your data would be there ad infinium.. you're just a little peaon and ancestry couldn't care less about you. Buyer beware for anyone even considering doing a DNA test of ANY sort with!

Bob Ponda · 17 June 2014 - 12:02
United States · CSINET · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

Recently a relative of mine was researching some older family members on googles, they went to ancestry and added the name they wanted and it showed a link to a person to get permission from to access it, even though they are ancestry members they were directed to a guy that had control of the person. I added this person 4 yrs ago and now ancestry wants it members to ask or else they want you to become a member, they could have just went to FAG and saw what they wanted but since being on ancestry they thought it was sufficient. The Point is, Ancestry is making money from our obits which is not what it should be, if anyone should be making money, it should be us.

Rick Foster · 17 June 2014 - 11:05
United States · Clear Wireless · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

I have read and understand all of our frustrations. FAG is down for uncontrollable reasons. As we are all aware integration's, new software and upgrades can cause problems. Take Windows for instance, Every upgrade We get problems and crashes. But we wait it out and It does work out. The same for FAG and Ancestry. Once they are totally integrated we will have tons of information at our grasp. Linking family may become easier than ever. I just hope that the FAG remains free as the founder promised it would be.. Maybe even offer a discount fee for Ancestry for the contributors of FAG. Now would be a good time to compile your notes, edit your photographs, Take a few more photos and be ready to spend the day uploading when it does come online. Since FAG has been down I have taken at least 2500 headstones to edit on bad weather days, They will be ready to upload in time.

Diane Smith Wright · 17 June 2014 - 10:57
United States · Comcast Business Communications · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

If you're afraid will start charging membership fees for and all of your volunteer entries will be lost to you, then go in and delete the Memorials you manage.

Robert Pearce · 17 June 2014 - 10:38
United States · MetroCast Cablevision · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

If find a grave continues to be free to all I'll continue to take photos and enter data. If ancestry starts charging then I will not do any more free entries. I've put in over 4, 000 memorials with photos so far.

Larry Lundeen · 17 June 2014 - 10:29
United States · Comcast Cable · Safari 7.0.4 on Mac

Hey all you Punkies out there! FAG was big con job and we got screwed! Volunteers did all the work so that the cemetery data bases could be developed for free, sold for BIG MONEY, and later everyone will have to pay membership to in order to gain access to our own material. The people who thought this up were brilliant. Too bad to find out we were the pawns of someone else's riches!

Tom McLaughlin · 17 June 2014 - 10:10
United States · Comcast Cable · Internet Explorer 10.0 on Windows

Word on the street is that Ancestry has taken full control of FAG and they are in the process of fully integrating the two sites. A personnel purge is in the offing.

Kimberly Rumbarger Talboo · 17 June 2014 - 10:05
United States · PAETEC Communications · Firefox 29.0 on Windows

Find a Grave is down for me too and has been since yesterday. I love FAG and Ancestry and have been photographing local cemeteries and making entries. I have been surprised at how many of the listings are incomplete on FAG and there is yet a wealth of information unlisted for many cemeteries. Just as a for instance I found one local cemetery that only had 2300 plus entries on FAG but truly has over 25000 burials and 3 to 4 occur each day. If Ancestry has purchased it that's fine but I pray it stays free. It is volunteer efforts that fuel that information and I will be highly upset if they start to charge.

Wanda Bradford · 17 June 2014 - 09:31
United States · Spacenet · Safari 5.1.7 on Windows

I suspect those who do not like are like me - I have a love/hate relationship with It is indeed a very useful genealogy tool and has helped me considerably with my family research. I have used FTM (Family Tree Maker) software since the 1990's - before it WAS However, early users were hoodwinked into believing that their genealogy research would never be "shared" without permission and that it was safe to store it online with FTM. A few years later I began seeing MY comments, MY family pjhotos, things that I knew I had created/written, etc., easly accesable via Ancestry. com. All of my private family research, photos, notes, now in the hands of people across the world. I love to share my information but I would like to choose who I share it with. I no longer upload my FTM genealogy files to is profiting from the work of others who trusted their data was protected. This IS the reason why some of us have the love/hate relationship wiith

When I found Find A Grave several years ago, I carefully read their mission and committments whcih implied they were not interested in profits and it would forever be strictly for volunteers to create memorials for those who have walked this earth before us. Evidently, was able to pursade them with a significant purcahse price. I'm not saying they should not have sold it but I am saying that as the work belongs to the volunteer, should have to obtain our permission to use it and should give us a penny or two everytime someone views some of our memorials. They have a perfect setup - they never have to set foot in a cemetery, search through the woods, spend hours searching for family links, etc., as they have all of us volunteers who passionately love what we do as our hobby.

So, to those who wonder why so many are unhappy regarding the purchase of Find A Grave, I hope my view helps you to understand. Every time we post a memorial, we are now helping profit, rather than meeting our personal goal of memorializing the lives of others and making sure their existance on this earth is "recorded".

Depsite all that I have said above, I will continue using Find A Grave and because they both ARE so very useful, thus my love/hate relationship will continue.

Mary E. Warner · 17 June 2014 - 09:20
United States · AT&T U-verse · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

Buck up, boys and girls. Findagrave will be back on, sooner or later. I love the site, no matter what. That said, as an eye-opener, type " owner" in your search engine. Read the Wikipedia summation. Then click for further information in the box on the right column. Be prepared to learn more than you may ever have wanted to know. Findagrave has been down since yesterday at about 2 p.m., Michigan time.

EdrieAnne Broughton · 17 June 2014 - 09:14
United States · Digital Path · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

Recently, I've been updating memorials as I come up with additional information from documents, like birthdates, maiden names and linking to spouses and children. These have been processed in record time. I'm hoping this burp at ancestry will no hurt the whole cluster of databases.

Kim Backus Lussier · 17 June 2014 - 08:16
United States · Time Warner Cable · Firefox 30.0 on Windows

I am not able to get onto In reading some of the above comments I learned that it was bought by Ancestry, com. that explains why it is down. is down. I put in a call and they have an automated message that states they are working to resolve the issues. I am frustrated but I do understand the difficulties with computers so I will be patient. hope it is fixed soon as I need to feed my genealogy addiction. :)

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