I just submitted my very first spreadsheet to FindAGrave. I have been a member for 7 years, 11 months and 23 days. I have added 296 memorials and I manage 384 memorials.
Many of the cemeteries I have visited are well documented. However, during our trip to Scotland earlier this month, we visited a cemetery that I knew was not well documented. I took pictures of over 50 headstones. Only one of the headstones I photographed is a verfied family member. However, there were many other headstones with the same surnames as my ancestors.
Why not take the pictures and add them to the FindAGrave site? That way family members can locate them. And, I may later find out that those people are part of my own family.
So, that is exactly what I did. I have always added memorials one at a time. Since there are so many, I decided to try the spreadsheet submission method. I downloaded the Excel template and followed the instructions.
Here is a link to the spreadsheet: http://www.findagrave.com
Their spreadsheet was easy to use. I saved my own blank copy of it for future use.
I've submitted the spreadsheet and will await their email to see the results. They say I should receive the email within about a week.
I have more names to submit, but I want to see if this spreadsheet method works correctly before I submit the rest of them.
I'll let you know if my additions were successful. If you have submitted spreadsheets to the FindAGrave site I'd love to hear how it went. Did everything you had on the spreadsheet come out correctly? Were there any problems?
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