Wikipedia:Find a Grave famous people

WikiProject Missing Encyclopedic articles
Project page—The goal of this project is to ensure that Wikipedia has a corresponding article for every article in every other encyclopedia. The percentages listed is the percent complete. Sign in!
Overall progress: 65.2%
Monthly focus: Encyclopedia of Massachusetts Indians : 19 left
1911 verification: 34.8%
ACF Regionals answers: 94.5%
Hotlist of topics: 88.7%
General topics: 81.0%
Science topics: 48.1%
Catholic Encyclopedia: 89.4%
Easton's Bible Dictionary: 88%
Encyclopaedia Biblica : 69.5%
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology: 43.9%
Gutenberg authors : 58.4%
Jewish Encyclopedia : 56%
Literary Encyclopedia: 83.6%
Mathematian biographies (phase 2): 10%
Polish Biographical Dictionary: 6%
Find-A-Grave: 88.9%
Stanford Archive answers 98.7%
U.S. television stations 98%
Missing paintings 76.8%
Many other lists of politicians, songs, TV shows and others.
Spread the word through {{Project missing articles}}

This is part of WikiProject Missing articles, an effort to use outside sources to determine what articles are missing from Wikipedia.

This list includes famous people from Find a Grave. Although each name was separately approved by the staff of Find a Grave, putting this list into a form that Wikipedia can use has broken some of the names. Please use the Find a Grave link next to each name to help fix corrupted names.

"Famous" and "Non-Notable"Edit

As for how Find a Grave defines "famous":

Q. How does Find a Grave define 'famous'?
A. Please don't confuse importance with fame. Every one of your ancestors is important, and every veteran deserves to be remembered and honoured—but that does not mean that they are 'famous'. An individual is more likely to be designated as "famous" on the Find A Grave site if he or she is well known outside of his or her local community.

When considering whether an article should be created on Wikipedia, anyone who would not qualify for an article under Wikipedia guidelines (principally WP:Notability) should be considered "non-notable".

If you believe a person on this list may be non-notable, please place them in a separate section at the bottom of that list's page under the heading "Possibly non-notable", and with a short explanation of why you believe the person to not be notable. As usual, only delete a blue link from this list when you have verified that the person linked is the same person on Find a Grave's site. Some of the items on this list are not people, but memorials, etc. Please follow the same process mentioned above for determining notability.

When calculating how close we are to being finished, we count both verified and non-notable as "done"; we don't expect anything further to happen to these names.

Before considering creating an articleEdit

  • Check to make sure the topic does not already have an article in Wikipedia - use the search function to see if it's there as an alternate name, or as part of a larger article. If so, make a redirect, so that others can find it under the name Find a Grave uses; you can now delete it from the Find a Grave list.
  • Fix spelling or other errors in the list.

When creating articlesEdit

  • Do not copy and paste text from Find a Grave. Their copyright rules do not permit it.
  • For general help on how to write biographies, see Wikipedia:WikiProject Biography.
  • The Find a Grave dates may be wrong by a year or two. If possible, find other sources.
  • Remember that all articles must satisfy Wikipedia core policies of notability, verifiability and reliable sources. Find a Grave is not considered a reliable source.
  • Suggested edit summary: Created as part of the [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Missing encyclopedic articles|WikiProject Missing articles]]
  • Wikipedia:External links to the Find a Grave website should generally be avoided, in accordance with the Links normally to be avoided guideline. See WP:FINDAGRAVE-EL for further explanation about why such links should not be included. In the rare case that an external link is added, the {{Find a Grave}} template can be used.

When adding information to articlesEdit

Take care when adding information from Find a Grave to articles; Find a Grave is not considered a reliable source, since anyone can edit information there. If the information can be sourced from reliable sources, that is best; if the information can be considered at all controversial, seriously consider not adding it.

If you add facts from Find a Grave into the article, add Find a Grave as an external link, not a source, and add a comment <!-- like this --> explaining what information you have fetched from the page. This allows people to check your facts with Find a Grave, but does not assert that the fact has a reliable source.

If you don't enter any material, or if all the material you add is sourced from reliable sources, do not add a Find a Grave link.

The ListEdit

This list started with 46,698 entries, before pruning.

Letter Initial Current Complete Last status State
A 1668 129 92.3% January 18, 2021 Separated
B 4669 385 91.8% January 18, 2021 Separated
C 3760 383 89.8% January 19, 2021 Separated
D 2529 233 90.8% January 18, 2021 Separated
E 0923 107 88.4% January 18, 2021 Separated
F 1742 197 88.7% January 18, 2021 Separated
G 2249 273 87.9% January 19, 2021 Separated
H 3369 326 90.3% January 19, 2021 Separated
I 0272 032 88.2% September 12, 2020 Separated
J 1023 083 91.9% May 16, 2020 Separated
K 1642 182 88.9% January 18, 2021 Separated
L 2202 242 89% January 19, 2021 Separated
M 4359 660 84.9% January 23, 2021 Separated
N 0819 108 86.8% May 16, 2020 Separated
O 0851 106 87.5% January 18, 2021 Separated
P 2309 282 87.8% January 19, 2021 Separated
Q 0111 0 100% Finished
R 2311 284 87.7% January 23, 2021 Separated
S 4226 595 85.9% January 23, 2021 Separated
T 1705 176 89.7% January 18, 2021 Separated
U 0183 027 85.2% September 3, 2018 Separated
V 0770 091 88.2% May 16, 2020 Separated
W 2585 243 90.6% January 19, 2021 Separated
X 0008 000 100% Finished
Y 0257 029 88.7% May 16, 2020 Separated
Z 0156 009 94.2% February 17, 2021 Separated
Totals 46,698 5,182 88.9%      


Of the initial 46,698 entries, there are 5,183 remaining (as of 23 January 2021).

88.9% completed (estimate)


See alsoEdit