Records: Searching & Viewing (Find a Grave, Billion Graves, )
- I copy and paste the information from Find a Grave to the Life Sketch at the top of the person's PID page. This allows me to check the birth, death, and burial dates, sometimes parents names (and additional spouses you do not know about) and allows me to do it on one page so I can just scroll up and down. I feel this is a much better place than on the right side of the source document where I have to go from one tab to another so frequently.
- The source is already cited if you cite it first or find it on the sources page. I write: This information is from Find a Grave (see source): at the top of the information. I then delete the "photo", etc. that is not pertinent.
- The only negative thing I would add to this is that it will only mention people who have died before the individual you are doing research for, and this should be noted to those who are new to research.
- If the person's obituary is included, I cut and paste it to the "Stories" section so that another person can find it more easily. Again, I give the source and citation of the obituary just as it is included on the Find a Grave or Newspaper page. This helps me find marriages, deaths not yet added to F.S. and helps me learn about the person. I think that it also helps other researchers.