I have learned, thanks to my readers, that there have been changes on the FindAGrave site, regarding links to siblings.
Prior to this time you were only able to see links to parents and spouses, unless you used a special HTML code to add the siblings.
However, now when you have more than one child listed for a particular parent, the site automatically links to the other sibling or siblings, as well.
Here is the post from the FindAGrave site regarding this change:
“How do a person's siblings show up on their memorial page?
When an individual's memorial page is linked to one or more parent memorial pages, that individual's memorial will show up as a sibling on any other memorial pages that have been linked to one of the parents. The individual's name will show up on the sibling list of their own memorial to help show where the individual was in the birth order of the siblings. Memorials may only be linked to parents and spouses, and sibling links are automatically generated; there is no ability to add sibling links directly to a memorial page.”
When I went to my grandfather’s memorial today here is what I found.
You can see the siblings are listed, and I know I didn't add them. And, what they have also done is place the current person you are viewing into the sibling list in the correct birth order.
I think this is a GREAT addition to the FindAGrave site!
Prior to this we had to add the siblings manually, using HTML code. I wrote about this in a previous post which you can find here. ADDING SIBLINGS TO FINDAGRAVE
The only time we will need to use the HTML code is when we don’t know the parent’s names, or there is no memorial for them.
WHAT IF I’VE ALREADY ADDED THE SIBLING LINKS TO THE MEMORIAL?
Unfortunately, you will now have duplicate lists of siblings on your memorial.
Here is my grandmother’s memorial, showing two lists of siblings.
The red area is the list of siblings I added to her memorial.
The green area shows the list added by the FindAGrave site, automatically linking to the parents and therefore, linking to the siblings.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO REMOVE THE DUPLICATES?
I will remove the list I created by going into the “edit bio” area and removing the HTML code I added.
Simply delete the code from the bio and the extra list of siblings will disappear.
Here is my grandmother’s memorial after I deleted the code. You can see that there is only one list of siblings.
Changes like this one make the FindAGrave site even more useful to researchers and I thank them for adding this feature.
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