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Template: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

External link

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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

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 = August 19, 2017 }}
displays as:
Daniluke, Marc J. (July 23, 2012). "Sally Kristen Ride". American Astronaut. Find a Grave. Retrieved August 19, 2017. 

TemplateData

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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

Parameter Description Type Status
GRid # idgrid1

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
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Number optional
Name of deceased name2

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

Default
{{PAGENAMEBASE}}
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Line suggested
Work work

A group or category within the Find a Grave site

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Line optional
Author surname lastauthor

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

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Line optional
Author given name first

The given name of the original author of the Find a Grave article. Requires last.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Line optional
Date date

The date of the Find a Grave article.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Date optional
Access date accessdate

The date this citation was added or last updated.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Date optional

Tracking categories

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

See also