Template:Find a Grave

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{{{name}}} at Find a Grave

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Template:Find a Grave displays an external link or a reference to a memorial on the Find a Grave website.

Usage[change source]

External link[change source]

Unnamed parameters:

* {{Find a Grave | ID }}
* {{Find a Grave | ID | NAME }}

Named parameters:

* {{Find a Grave | id= }}
* {{Find a Grave | id= | name= }}
* {{Find a Grave | id= | name= | work= }}

Using Wikidata property P535:

* {{Find a Grave}}
* {{Find a Grave | name= }}
* {{Find a Grave | name= | work= }}

Reference[change source]

Two unnamed parameters:

{{Find a Grave | ID | NAME | work= | last= | first= | date= | accessdate= }}

Named parameters:

{{Find a Grave | id= | name= | work= | last= | first= | date= | accessdate= }}

Using Wikidata property P535:

{{Find a Grave | work= | last= | first= | date= | accessdate= }}
{{Find a Grave | name= | work= | last= | first= | date= | accessdate= }}

Usage guidance[change source]

Care should be taken when deciding to make a link to the Find a Grave website. While photographs of gravestones provide useful information, the biographical and other additional details may not be reliable. If there are fully reliable sources which may be used, then the Find a Grave link should not be used, or should be removed in place of the more reliable source.

As an WP:External link[change source]

To comply with WP:ELNO, only place in External links section if the website contains unique information not already mentioned and cited in the body of the article and is not a WP:COPYLINK violation. Remove from External links if Find a Grave is already cited in main body, if burial information is provided in main body by a more reliable source, or if the page contains any unlicensed copyrighted information (e.g., professional portrait photography or copies of obituaries from a newspaper).

As a reference for article content[change source]

Find a Grave is not considered by some to qualify as a reliable source. Whenever appropriate reliable sources discuss the same material, editors are encouraged to prefer those to a Find a Grave link. If any of the parameters:

  • accessdate
  • author
  • date
  • last

are specified, this template will produce a citation with {{Cite web}}. Otherwise, it produces a format for use in an "External links" section. If used as a reference, it should not be duplicated in the "External links" section.

Parameters[change source]

  • id or grid (parameter 1, required unless using Wikidata) – The Find a Grave Memorial number, found at the bottom of the Find a Grave article or in the URL (e.g., "1234" for https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=1234). This parameter is optional if Wikidata property P535 exists, but required if not.
  • name (parameter 2, optional) – The name of the deceased. Defaults to {{PAGENAME}} if not specified.
  • work – A group or category within the Find a Grave site.
  • Parameters for {{Cite web}}
    • last – The surname of the original author of the Find a Grave article.
      • author – Alias for last. If both last and author are specified, last takes precedence.
    • first – The given name of the original author of the Find a Grave article. Requires last.
    • date – The date of the Find a Grave article.
    • accessdate – The date this citation was added or last updated.

Examples[change source]

External link with unnamed parameters
* {{Find a Grave | 1234 | Henri Langlois }}
displays as:
External link with named parameters
* {{Find a Grave | id= 94078737 | name= Sally Kristen Ride | work= American Astronaut }}
displays as:
External link using Wikidata property P535
* {{Find a Grave}}
pulls the Grave ID from Wikidata and uses the page title. On the Henri Langlois article, it will display as:
Missing ID and no Wikidata
{{Find a Grave}}
if the article's Wikidata item does not have the Find a Grave property, this will display as:
{{Find a Grave}} template missing ID and not present in Wikidata.
Reference using all of the parameters
{{Find a Grave | id = 94078737 | name = Sally Kristen Ride | work = American Astronaut | last = Daniluke | first = Marc J. | date = July 23, 2012 | accessdate = October 22, 2019 }}
displays as:
Daniluke, Marc J. (July 23, 2012). "Sally Kristen Ride". American Astronaut. Find a Grave. Retrieved October 22, 2019.

TemplateData[change source]

TemplateData
This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools;

TemplateData for Find a Grave

This template displays an external link or a reference to a memorial on the Find a Grave website.

Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
GRid #id grid 1

The Find a Grave Memorial number, found at the bottom of the Find a Grave article or in the URL (e.g., '1234' for https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=1234). This parameter is optional if Wikidata property P535 exists, but required if not.

Default
Wikidata property P2601
Numberoptional
Name of deceasedname 2

The name of the deceased. This parameter is optional; it defaults to the Wikipedia article name, without any disambiguation.

Default
{{PAGENAMEBASE}}
Linesuggested
Workwork

A group or category within the Find a Grave site

Lineoptional
Author surnamelast author

The surname of the original author of the Find a Grave article.

Lineoptional
Author given namefirst

The given name of the original author of the Find a Grave article. Requires <code>last</code>.

Lineoptional
Datedate

The date of the Find a Grave article.

Dateoptional
Access dateaccessdate

The date this citation was added or last updated.

Dateoptional

Tracking categories[change source]

"id" parameter exists
"id" parameter does not exist

See also[change source]