Don Nichols, Jr. Photography by Levi Mandel, Illustrations by Ariel Davis

How Ancestry.com’s Find A Grave Encourages Bad Actors and Bad Data

By gamifying memorials, FindAGrave.com became a Wild West for chronicling the dead

Katie Reid
OneZero
Published in
20 min readAug 5, 2019

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MyMy grandma died in April of 2004 at the age of 85, and what remains of her today are vestiges of a life lived entirely offline — the typewritten letters she’d mail to me six or seven times a year; the gold wedding…

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