New tombstone feature at to help people locate burial locations of loved ones

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This past week we talked to nearly 400 people at the BYU Family History and Genealogy Conference. We really enjoyed telling everyone about one of our new features. Now, when you look at one of our death records, you will also see tombstone icons that are placed on a Google map.

The tombstones represent cemeteries that are located near the place where the individual died. I think this is a great resource because it gives people extra information as to where the individual may have been buried.

Here is how it works:

  1. Go to
  2. Fill in at least one of the fields labeled Surname, Given, Date, or State and click Find.
  3. Next, click on the record that you wish to view.
  4. You will be directed to a full-record page view, in which you will see a Google map, with the cemeteries located nearby.

Try it out. Use this new feature to discover where your ancestors are buried.

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